Twice in two@Mango Tree, Bangkok International Airport

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Within the span of two weeks, I had dined at Mango Tree twice. Once for a ate lunch through a span of 10minutes before running to G1 gate. Running once, walking twice.

We had a little more time over our second visit here, but the problem we faced now was the mad heavy lunch but ain’t too hungry for dinner.

Hence our dish choices were focused on appetizers this time, first up: fried prawn cakes. Prawns mashed up and mixed with flour and deep fried. For me, a little too much flour and a little too less prawns.

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I noticed Thai cuisine does have quite a fair bit of fried stuffs too. I had been having a lot of fried dishes in the past two weeks and the consequence was the pimple plantation popping up like budding flowers.

The fried chicken was actually not bad. The chicken was thinly coated with batter and nicely fried to create the nice crunchness to the outer layer.

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We saved the very best of Thailand for the last. Mango sticky rice right before boarding the plane. The nicely ripened mangoes were so soft and so sweet. The sticky rice was done to near perfection too, with every rice pellet nicely distinct from one another, glued in one through sweet thickened oconut milk.

Mango Tree should be one of the top choices for Malaysians since its location is near the usual gates for MH bound route to KL.

Thumbs up, Mango Tree and keep up your food and service!

Premium priced food court dinner@Level 5, Food court, MBK

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There are two food courts in MBK. One, with less privacy and cost, at level 6, catering more to tourists and weaker currency tourists eg: Malaysians like me. But it can be easily missed as you would pass through the another food court at Level 5, thinking that this was the only food court available.

We went in to the Level 5 one, not knowing. We were given a card each upon entry and charges would be incurred into the card upon any orders, same concept as Marche’.

We realised that this was the premium food court when only Caucasians were eating and each price tag looked really premium.

As mentioned earlier, every phad thai looked and tasted different. Yet again, it was found true based on this version.

Slightly wet, but still rather spicy. However, the egg was just too salty. Much like how I used to fry eggs when I was in high school. Tons of soy sauce, youthful body to take the salt overdose. Urks.

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This was the clear style Tom Yam Kung, spicy as ever, but the flavour of ginger and lemongrass was heavy. I much preferred this to the creamy dense coconut milk version.

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The first Asian we spotted, hurrah high five! Although it was premium priced, the service was no different. I still had to walk back to the counter to collect my food like any other food courts. It did feel quite like a rip-off but when I went up to the 6th floor to check out the scene, the place was packed and noisy and the payment system was even more complicated. I guess the extra RM 5 – 10 per dish went in to comfort and convenience.

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Intercontinental Bangkok’s service was amazing (except the check in and checck out). Every guest is given a complimentary drink voucher and the drink isn’t actually shytty but the real deal with great choices: local beers, freshly blend fruit juices or coffee/tea of any kind.

EASY GUESS. ONE SINGHA PLEASE!

After a tiring whole 2 days without much rest from last week’s travel, a short 30minutes by the comfy sofa and cozy environment, accompanied by this icey cold beer was a much needed break for me.

Looking forward to return home tomorrow!