Friday, August 31, 2012

The swimming pool, Chatrium riverside BKK

Interesting that in the hotel's website the swimming pool looks quite old fashioned, but the actual scene isn't the same. I guess it's because they have some farangs having some cheesy pose. The pool indeed is much nicer - a panoramic beautiful Chaophyra river view, swaying tall palm trees and a turquoise blue water that you can't resist.

2 bedroom river view suites, Chatrium hotel riverside BKK

The 2 bedroom river view suites has 1 master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second bedroom plus a big living room with a full kitchen. The total area is about 120 square meters, and cost about THB6,000 including breakfast. The room is very tidy and spacious but don't know why it's quite dusty (still acceptable) and it's the same problem as Emporium suites that led me wonder it's the common problem of this chain group. In comparison, this one is better than the Emporium Suites in terms of the facilities and services as well as the price. Just the location is a bit far and the only road access is always of some traffic problem (i.e. Charoenkrung road). The shuttle boat service runs every 15 minutes, except from 9am to 1:30pm running from every half hour. It takes about 5 minutes to Sathorn pier by boat.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wu Kong restaurant 滬江飯店 Lee's Theatre Plaza, Causeway Bay HK

This shop moved from Times Square Food Forum to the Lee's Theatre Plaza in February. The move didn't move away her fans including me. The quality didn't move either. It's one of the very few that can always keep up their food and service, not even a single time disappointing me. The below shows 2 visits within 3 days. Yes, so good to share with good friends. Their Peking duck set (HK$888) claimed to be for 4 person portion can serve for 6 persons (a chicken dumpling soup for 10 bowls, a big fish, big fried noodle...). Super bargain and super delicious. I am also very delighted to finally taste the mini dumplings in wined rice and osmanthus sweet (the last 2 photos) with some tangerine. The shop gave some complimentary western dessert due to the long line waiting. That's why Wu Kong's fans keep on waiting without complaints. Very good customers' services.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pret A Manger, Taikoo Place, Quarry Bay HK

This sandwich deli is my favourite and regular visit whenever I am in London. Their dolphin friendly tuna is still impressive to me on how the tuna was caught in order not to affect the food sources for dolphin. When Pret A Manger landed Wanchai 8 years ago, I visited once and stopped it due to its unreasonably high price. Even when this shop had a branch in Taikoo Place, I didn't check it out. Until lately I got told a sandwich plus a mocha just cost around HK$40 something, I felt like I had to try it. I really miss their sandwich and their house signature pickled. What's more, they use some quality cheese and all in solid wheat bread. That's what we call a sandwich! Their mocha is also very pleasant and some very fresh milk is used. Unfortunately it is opened during office hours. The only time I can come here is Saturday noon time, but will miss their hearty soup which is served from Monday to Friday.