After a satisfying complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we took a cab and headed straight to Chatuchak Weekend Market. This place is HUGE!!!! Covers over 35 acres with up to 15,000 stalls offering various goodies such as clothing, household items, handicrafts, antiques, religious artifacts, plants, food and even live animals!! We reached Chatuchak around 9 a.m. and it seems like we were a bit too early as many people were busy setting up their stalls.
Map Guide which looked so small...do not be fooled! This place is SUPER HUGE!
What a surprise! The first section I walked into was the Pets Section! Cats, fishes, dogs, rabbits, hedgehogs, macaws, squirrels, you name it they got it. As it was still early, most of the sellers were busy cleaning their puppy, making sure that they are clean, fluffy and adorable. Aiyyooo...so cute...I spent most of my time here as I refused to go until Hubby dragged me away. (Psstt....Jason, I don't see any "No Camera" sign wor)
Puppies in cages ... all hoping to find new home
You can find many pet accessories here but we found out that the price here is not as cheap as Suan Lum. Luckily I stocked up yesterday...the treats here selling at RM4.50 per packet as compared to RM3.20 at Suan Lum.
Waaahh...lots and lots of Shih Tzus!!! Reminds me of Precious Pea when I got him from the Pet Shop. Can you see the dark brown Shih Tzu on the left hand side at the photo below? This puppy got character leh. She saw me and excitedly trying to jump on me...then she started whining (sounded like trying to beg me to bring her home). The next thing she did was barked at me (sounded like if you not buying, don't waste my time impressing you) and then walked off and refused to entertain me. Talk about attitude...HMMPPHH!! And for your information, the lady gave me offer price of RM250!!! I got my Pea for RM1,100!!!! But of course my Pea is MKA certified and microchipped.
I was a bit upset on the way these cute pups were being handled. I wouldn't even want to elaborate here.
Can you see those cute clothing right at the top of this picture? Yes, it's for the cute rabbit. Don't you feel like cuddling all of them???
Ah-ha....this trip we discovered a very yummy delicacy which my brother-in-law alway talked about. Braised Trotters!!! A very common street food which you can find anywhere. Beside trotters, I also spotted braised eggs, salted veggies and intestines.
Hubby ordered a bowl to try. They only give you slices of the trotter instead of the whole thing. MMmmm......very yummy, the gravy was soo good. If only they serve it on egg noodles. Yumzzz!!!!!
My bowl of clear noodle soup looks so good eh?? The soup was good especially after a few dash of their fish sauce BUT i only finished the meehoon and soup. The fishballs and fishcakes tasted weird.
We went to the household section and saw this piece of beautiful water fountain thingy, perfect for the courtyard of my new house. Don't you find the buddha face so peaceful? RM4,900 which hubby said too pricey since it's quite heavy and sure costs a bomb on the shipping price.
I spotted a stall selling shampoos and I ended up buying 2 sets of shampoos and conditioners. Rejoice set (RM10) while Pantene set (RM12) and both are large bottles. SO DIRT CHEAP HOW TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION???
Food section, 2nd most fascinated section (for me, doggie comes first) of the market...so colourful, most of it looked aliens to me though, especially cooked food. So much choices until I don't know where to start, especially when my tummy already full from the rice and noodle and the heat from the afternoon sun was starting to get to my nerves. My cheek was like Fuji apple, rosy pink!!
Cute dessert made from mung beans which resembles fruits and vegetables, if not mistaken selling at 10 sen each. Tried this at my last visit and loved it. Didn't buy any from here since it was not covered and I saw some flies around.
WHAT!!??!! 50 sen per skewer?? Each skewers with 5 fish balls....10sen per piece?? I wonder how they profit from it. Hmmm....a bit skeptical to try as I was wondering how much fish meat you get from a 10sen worth of fish ball.
Thai's version of Curry Fish Balls??? Hehehe...also dare not try because I think they put in bamboo shoots.
Fruits in a cup? Nope...you choose your choice of fruits and then the lady will blend it for you. Hmm...which one shall I choose? Hey wait!! Spotted something even better next stall.
Ah-Ha!!! Mandarin Orange Juice.......yummzz....refreshing!! People always say mandarin oranges are heaty, I wonder if drinking the juice will have the same effect. But who cares? Drink first, worry later.
Baby Cream Puffs (slightly smaller than our 20 sen coins), walked passed a few stalls selling this and finally decided to get a small box. So glad that I did cos it was soooooo DELICIOUS!!!! The puffs itself was perfect...fluffy and eggy while the cream...wow...light and not too sweet. Pop 2 to 3 into your mouth, just like eating popcorns. I like i like i like!!
We didn't spend the whole day at Chatuchak as planned cos we skipped some of the not-so-interesting section like clothings, antiques, plants and household items. My water supply ran out and it was getting warmer and warmer so we decided to head to departmental stall to enjoy the air-conditioned. Siam Paragon too poshy for my wallet...so I went to MBK which is like Sg Wang + Low Yat concept but much much bigger. I read in the travel booklets that this place is one of the biggest shopping malls in Asia, 8-storey with over 2000 shops and 150 eating outlets!! My biggest motive to this place was to get some GameBoy Gamecubes..hehehe.
While at the overhead bridge walking towards MBK, I took the picture below of the traffic jam on a Sunday afternoon. Hubby, don't complain of jam in KL anymore...we are soo sooo sooooo lucky!
As we enter MBK, first thing greeted me Swensen's, a must eat in Thailand as advised by my buddy cos it's very very much cheaper compared to KL. As you can see, their current promotion of 3 scoops of ice-cream with strawberries and bananas for only RM5.90! Cheap or what???!!!
Ended up I didn't order the earlier one as I opted for something even better: Strawberry Kiwi A-La Mode which came with 4 scoops of ice-creams with lots of strawberries and kiwis served with a cup of chocolate sauce. Yumzzz!!! Best of all...it was only RM9.90!!!
Once we were seated, we were given 2 free complimentary glass of iced water. The glass is really cute but not complimentary though. Water tastes so much better when you are thirsty..hehe.
Hubby, who never fancy sweet stuffs particularly ice-cream, ordered a glass of iced lemon tea. It was served in a very tall glass for RM4.90. Don't you think it's more worth paying extra RM1 for the ice-cream sundae?
Tada...here came my Strawberry Kiwi A-La Mode..yummzzz...with 4 scoops of ice-creams of my choice: strawberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut, green tea and macadamia. They gave generous amount of strawberries and kiwis and tasted so good with the chocolate sauce. Heavenly good.....droolzz!
So tired when we reached back the hotel. We dumped our stuffs into our room and headed down again for tea-time. Actually we ate so much until we can't differentiate which meal is which. We spotted this beef stew noodle yesterday and decided to try it out. I saw several newspaper cuttings pasted along the wall...so it must be good.
Just look at my bowl of beef noodle. So much beef briskets for only RM3...puts Ngau Kee to shame. And best thing is, they put in lard! wmw, are you drooling now??
After the super tasty bowl of beef noodle, I was still greedy for food and so I bought a packet of Mango with Glutinous rice. The rice was so good...'yi yi ngan ngan', very nice to chew. So different from the glutinous rice here. In fact, i was told that we can only bring back 1kg per person. Wonder why it's a controlled item.
Since the grilled chicken wings we had yesterday was a big no-no, we tried another stall. At only 50 sen per skewer, I took the grilled pork as well. You just can't imagine how good the pork was. So tender and well marinated. Quite fat I must say but it melts in your mouth!!!
After a short nap, we went food hunting again. This time we walked across the opposite side of the street which we didn't manage to explore yesterday. A very long street with eateries as well as hawker stalls selling all kind of goodies.
Pre-packed fried rice...ermm..don't think i want to stuff myself with rice tonite.
After strolling for 30 minutes, we decided to order our dinner. We saw quite a lot of people patronising this stall, must be good right? And his big wok looked impressive enough for us to stop and try.
While the Oysters Omelette yesterday was fantastic, the one we ordered tonight was total opposite. So disappointed! It turned out tough, yes tough..like eating keropok lekor. I have no idea what they added resulting in such funny texture.
The Pad Thai, a stir-fry noodle with eggs, bean sprouts and chives, served with raw banana flowers as condiments. It was too sweet for me...it's kinda hard for me to digest sweet noodles. I don't think Hubby enjoyed it either.
We spotted the Braised Trotters again and I didn't mind having it again eventhough I had it for lunch at Chatuchak this morning. We ordered a portion of meat and salted veggie without rice.
The lady seller is so young and pretty and her complexion is so good. Wonder what skin products she is using, hehehe. Maybe she will tell me to eat more trotter's fats! HAHAHA!
This stall is soo sooo much better than the one we had at Chatuchak. The gravy was really good. Come to think of it now, I kinda regret not ordering rice to go with it.
I saw a big bowl of bird's eye chillies, tiny and extra hot. I took 4 pieces of the chillies and ended with a senseless tongue and numb lips. SYIOK!!! I bought a small packet from the market, hoping to grow it at home.
Very full yet cannot resist from going back for the grilled pork skewers. Too bad the chicken wings all sold out and the seller recommended us grilled chicken bum-bums instead. Ewww!! We bought two skewers which I didn't manage to snap a photo to enjoy in the room. Feeling "not too satisfied", I summoned Hubby to go down and get me 2 more skewers....hehe...and this time I took a photo before attacking!!
The eventful day ended with an hour of foot massage. Oh yes, we really need one since we walked almost the whole day. And guess how much was it? Only RM20!! Ahhh....soooo nice.