BANGKOK - The Perfect Treat
We headed to a Thai-Chinese shaved ice dessert shop in Bangkok, Thailand with our friends Dana and Jib from @Idea Studio Bangkok that makes for a perfect little treat. Refreshing, not to heavy, and delicious!
So what is this place? It’s a Thai Chinese shaved ice and we’re here at Bang Chak square oops Bang Chak square little outdoor market. Dana’s got us at his favorite shaved ice place. Dana: Like, if you want something nice and refreshing not too heavy this is fun, look at all of these little choices, oh yeah! Chris: Girls are getting excited what are you gonna order?
Haelee: I’m gonna have some some, I don’t know some shaved ice.
Chris: Oh all different flavors?
Jib: Yes, all different.
Dana: You can tell this is not a lot of foreigners come here because there’s no English menu.
Chris: So point it, tell them what they should order when they come okay point it! this one?
Chris: And then?
Jib: I like this one!
Dana: Yeah, this is like my favorite too.
Chris: Yes, so there you go just pointed that come on down to Bang Chak square for dessert have some shaved ice, you could eat dinner here obviously because there’s just a whole bunch of food stands in here you can see it’s like a courtyard style and there’s just food uh oh there’s a sushi place, there’s food just lined all around the outside of this uh Bang Chak spicy kitchen I bet that’s good people just enjoying. We’re here for dinner but this pin could get you down here for just a local Thai experience where you might be the only foreigner here but that can be the best uh some of the best nights you have here.
Chris: How is it?
Haelee: It’s so yummy, wowwww!
Bangkok, Thailand has some of the most epic shopping anywhere on earth. Many of these massive mall complexes would put their counterparts in Europe or North America to shame. The Holy Grail of Bangkok shopping is IconSiam. This is a newly built architectural masterpiece located right on the east side of the Chao Praya river across from central Bangkok. It has anything and everything that you could think of. Whether you’re looking to purchase something from a luxury brand like Gucci, Chanel, Fendi, Rolex, etc. or simply want a basic Tee from Uniqlo, this place has it all. You can even buy a Ferrari right in the mall if you’re looking to spend some serious coin. There’s also an epic food court on the ground level of IconSiam which features all sorts of tasty Thai treats that you can get at street food prices. One thing that’s actually quite common across many Bangkok shopping centres is to have at least one or two food courts that act more like Thai markets than they do a typical eating area. The food in these areas are both tasty and cheap. The reason that these exist is because the developers or owners of these massive shopping complexes want to drive as much foot traffic as possible inside of their real estate. So, they give significant rent breaks to the vendors that would normally have to compete for space in an outdoor market. What ends up happening is that residents find a specific vendor or restaurant that they like, and make it a weekly routine to go and enjoy some food from that specific location, inside of whatever mall it exists in. The food courts inside of these malls actually become attractions on their own, resulting in more foot traffic inside of the mall.