Art Box, Bangkok is the latest in thing in the ever bustling city. Apart from Chatuchak/Pratunam Markets to the array of shopping malls, this night market is mainly made up of homemade products and artisanal food. From the reviews I have read online, I expected this container-inspired night market to be teeming with art works or at least some quirky items that are not mass-produced.
Not really. They have booths where art students draw caricatures of you at just 200baht, locally designed T-shirts, hand-made tote bags and other knick knacks with so-so quality. I expected more from a very arts-oriented perspective. I didn’t find paintings or prints, or even edition pieces of anything. The food section though, is quite a haven. We were very full from our dinner so we didn’t try much but most of them looked delicious.
Art Box is doesn’t happen every weekend – so you gotta google it and check if you happen to be in town. The location changes as well. Right now it’s at EM District, a 10 minute work from Asok BTS but who knows where it might be in the months to come? That’s part of the appeal.
Who doesn’t know Chatuchak Market? We went there with the expectation of finding offbeat but charming things – we weren’t disappointed. My quest to find the perfect pad thai began here as well. In 2014, I had three attempts of pad thai in different locations but they were utter disappointments. This time round, I had pad thai in 3 different places again (one of them being Chatuchak) and each was a 9/10. Even the coconut ice-cream was surprisingly nice. As you can see, Mr R is very happy with his ice-cream.
After You Dessert Cafe
You don’t have to go Tokyo for Shibuya Toast. It’s all here in Bangkok, 14 outlets to be exact, in different parts of the city.
I am a huge fan of dessert and this, this right here is a 11/10.
Mango Sticky Rice
This is apparently the best mango sticky rice in town. We went to Sukhumvit Soi 38 specifically for this. Well, technically, he did. I just followed. I love mangoes but this Thai dish is definitely not on my try-list.
Take Exit 4 from Thong Lor BTS. On the start of the food street, you will see a brightly lit food court on your first right turning.
Alrighty, this post is to be continued…Till then!