Time to update the food haul from this trip, not as many new snacks to introduce. Check out my previous installation of Thai Snacks & Food posts (links at end of post) for more items.
- After trying Play Watermelon Mint, we now found Ume Candy from the same brand. This one is not minty at all, the taste reminds me of the old school Ling Mong (Lemon) tablet wrapped in gold foil.
- Salted Egg Tempura Seaweed This is my greatest find for this trip. The crispy seaweed coated with salted egg powder was so addictive that it had us going back to 7-11 to grab more packets. However we later discover that it is actually cheaper to buy it in Singapore (at least for the large size packet).
- Lepan Banana After a disappointing taste of another brand’s version of Thai “Tokyo Banana“, we were more conservative this time and only bought a few of this version that is sold in 7-11. Nonetheless my verdict is this Lepan brand taste much better than the other brand that has a variety of flavours but the sponge cake was not as moist (see post).
- Blue Elephant Tom Yam Soup Bought this from my last trip in April and tried it after I was back in Singapore. I was really impressed with the taste of the Tom Yam Soup. It’s easy to cook, just add lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, straw muchrooms and prawns and it taste just like what we could get from eateries outside. The Phad Thai was not as impressive though.
Although its not my first time visiting Platinum Mall, this was the first time I ate at the foodcourt at the uppermost level. Tried the claypot beef noodles and the oyster omelette. While the oyster omelette didnt wow me, the claypot beef noodles was something I wouldn’t mind eating again if I need to take a short break and a light meal to replenish energy inside the mall. Typically I would walk a short distance to have Go-Ang Pratunam Chicken Rice or the Braised pork leg rice nearby. Hadn’t got the chance to try the famous wanton noodles right opposite Platinum Mall though.
- Starbucks Cards & Products
I didn’t have a good impression on the confectionery offered in their Singapore outlets but I was drawn to this pretty pastel coloured rainbow cake in Bangkok. Honestly, it tasted quite nice too.
The Xmas gift products also hit the shelves while we were there…so we grabbed these cute coinbanks (that comes with a small packet of popcorn or chocolates respectively).
Another discovery was the variety of top-up card designs available and minimum top up at B100 (S$4) only. Comparatively in Singapore the minimum top-up was S$10 in order to collect one card. Hence I collected the latest 2018 Xmas collection…
Plus Thailand edition destination cards…
Plus other card designs that the outlets still carry…
Caught sight of a beautiful sunset on our way to the Suvarnabhumi Airport. =)
One of my must visit shop at the Suvarnabhumi Airport is Kin Japanese Restaurant & Ramen. I’ve tried Mango Sticky Rice from other places in the airport but this shop has consistently delivered sweet ripe mangoes.
The eating also continues at the SQ lounge before our flight. Always liked that SQ lounges try to have at least one Singapore dish to make us feel closer to home. On this occasion I had the Mee Siam~
I didn’t have high expectations on the in-flight meal as the regional menu had proven to be not as tasty as long-haul flights from my past experiences. However I was pleasantly surprised this time round. Had appetiser of Marinated Fried Tofu and Cashew Nut Salad with Thai Chili Sauce with Main of Fried Snapper & Prawns with Sam Ros Sauce Stir-fried kailan, carrot, straw mushroom and vegetable fried rice. Although we ate something at the lounge, I was still able to finish the main! The fried rice had the right texture (rice not too hard nor soggy), the prawns were crunchy and fish was firm.
The another main of Seared Kurobuta Pork Loin with Bourbon Sauce Braised fennel, spinach, daikon and cheddar cheese polenta cake was nice but I still preferred the fried rice.
Home is near when we see the sea dotted with parked vessels.
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