We ate well in Bangkok. B is an excellent Thai cook. She also loves eating cream. She made these strawberry tarts — yum. And another night we bought khao seuy and then had Jacob’s Swedish pancakes for dessert. Now that’s the best of both worlds — get the spice in the main dish and the cream to cool off your tummy!
A few hours of biking is behind us. We stopped for lunch at a place that ended up having tiny servings. Oops. But thankfully the next stop was a market, and in the market is a coffee shop, with a large garden. Wooden shaded benches are scattered through the garden, near the pond. That’s true Thai stle — it reminds me of other restaurants up north where you have your own private thatched stilt hut to enjoy your fish. Here at this coffee shop, they had a snack that I hadn’t eaten since . .. my childhood. I can still remember popping the savory packet into my mouth while sitting on the mat in the yard, in the dark . . singing in the New Year. But back to the present. Our kids were so thirsty. And so ready to be off the bike. I am glad we left the coffee shop before any of them took a spill into the water.
B&S took us biking around a peninsula in Bangkok. How on earth have I never heard of this place? It’s near the International port of Bangkok. There are several bike companies that hire out bikes. Our first stop was the Siamese fighting fish museum. And sitting outside, there was this man and his Brahmini kite. Our son was in seventh seven. Wow. Definitely a highlight that he will not forget.
With B& S in Bangkok, really we have amazing tour guides. Not only do they know our particular interests, but they know the speed of families with little ones. We have such a great time. But I have to say that for once I was overwhelmed with the food choices of this particular market. There were too many choices.