2013 Trip B – 1: Bangkok to Mae Hong Son
May 16, 2013Public
Photo: The first Bangkok meal straight from the airport is at Mallika and includes:"kanom krok" (coconut-rice hotcakes) ...
Photo: ..."yum cha-om krob" (crispy "cha-om" salad) ...
Photo: ..."pad chah nok krajok tehd" (sizzling stir-fried ostrich with aromatic herbs and chillies") ...
Photo: ... stir-fried water mimosa with squid ...
Photo: ... crisp-fried soft-shell crab with crisped holy basil and chillies ...
Photo: ... and crispy fried duck, among other dishes.
Photo: This custard apple-coconut milk ice is one of the dessert choices at Mallika.
Photo: Young coconut sorbet is another delicious and refreshing dessert choice.
Photo: The first market walk is the morning market in the Thognlor neighborhood on the very first morning.
Photo: Kasma counts hands for noodle breakfast choices at "Saew," a popular Thonglor noodle shop with tables on the sidewalk.
Photo: A bowl of dry-style, hot-and-sour rice noodles with various fish dumplings is one of the choices.
Photo: A green giant guards an entryway at Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of the Emerald Buddha) in Bangkok.
Photo: Two other giant guards
Photo: Jennifer, Jessica and Etsuko pose under the ancient Borobudur stone Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew.
Photo: Giants and Hanuman (monkey god) hold up a golden chedi (stupa) in Wat Phra Kaew.
Photo: Statue of a "kinnaree" from the epic mythology of the bird people
Photo: Garlands and flower offerings are hung in front of a statue of the goddess Kwan Yin, Wat Phra Kaew
Photo: A scene from the long-running mural of the Ramakien (Thai version of the Ramayana)
Photo: A gold-leafed, lacquered door of Wat Phra Kaew
Photo: Statue of a mythical "singh" lion on the grounds of Wat Phra Kaew
Photo: Fried garlic-peppered squid at the riverside Yok Yor Marina Restaurant
Photo: Stir-fried crab with yellow-curry sauce, Yok Yor
Photo: Steamed sea perch with chilli-lime sauce, Yok Yor
Photo: Hot-and-sour roasted eggplant salad, one of Michael's favorite dishes at My Choice