The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok

December 4, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok, where else but El Mercado’s seafood room in their wonderful market restaurant. After I enjoyed another memorable lunch I purchased 2.5 dozen fresh oysters to take home to Pattaya.

Prawns look terrific.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok In fact everything looks so fresh and appetizing. 

The question is……

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok Where do you start? 🙂

Here is where I start.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok Oysters natural from France, 6 No 4 Cancale  B35 each or $1.70 AUD, & 6 No 3 Claire B55 each, or $2.66 AUD.

   

Cultured on the French Atlantic coast, Fine de Claire is the favorite oyster of people who love less fleshy and more juicy oysters with a balanced taste. This oyster must be refined in the shallow water of the claires basins, according to a strictly stipulated number of months and a maximum limit on the number of oysters per square meter. The result is a less meaty but juicy oyster rich in water, with translucent or white mantle, an earthy flavor, smooth with an incredible lingering aftertaste.

How about this beauty?

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok I’m guessing it’s from Alaska.

Many types of oysters available

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok Most are from France but there are some Irish varieties as well.

OK, lets take some home to Pattaya.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok The guys are packing up my “to go” box of 2.5 dozen.

Two nights later the feast begins on my balcony

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok Of course they need to be shucked, luckily my friend Hanish Elton, who I call the oyster man, has a glove & a knife we purchased in Coffin Bay South Australia a few months ago.

Here is the master shucker

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok I’m surprised how efficient he was, lucky he had those lessons in Coffin Bay. 🙂

My job was to pour the wine & eat the oysters.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok We washed them down wit a cold New Zealand sauvignon blanc.

Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok

Fabulous fresh seafood BangkokHere is the view from my balcony, what better place could you pick to enjoy 2.5 dozen oysters? I have eaten oysters all over the world, check THIS LINK, however this is by far the best view.

Thanks for visiting my Fabulous fresh seafood Bangkok photo blog. I am planning a trip to the east coast of France to indulge in an oyster feeding frenzy. 🙂

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Fabulous views, excellent restaurants & a very good room rate if you book through THIS LINK.

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Bangkok river buildings

December 3, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Bangkok river buildings

Bangkok river buildings

Bangkok river buildings photographed from the Iconsiam free ferry shuttle on the Chao Phraya River. Everything from tall modern skyscrapers to ancient waterfront homes. The photo above is the State Tower which was built in 2001, it is the largest building in Southeast Asia, with 300,000 m² floor area. The building on the right is the Shangri-La hotel.

Shangri-La hotel

Bangkok river buildings One of the best locations in Bangkok, 5 minutes walk to the sky train. On the right is Centre Point hotel. For a discount at the Shangri-la just use THIS LINK. The rooms in Center Point are excellent, for a discounted room rate just use THIS LINK. 

Long-tail boat looking for customers.

Bangkok river buildings These boats are very good for exploring the Bangkok canals. See more on THIS LINK. 

The old & the new.

Bangkok river buildings What a contrast we see along the Chao Phraya river, modern skyscrapers & wonderful old buildings.

The ghost building.

Bangkok river buildingsOften referred to as the Ghost Tower, the Sathorn Unique is an abandoned Bangkok skyscraper. Not only is it illegal to enter but it’s also in a state of dangerous disrepair. Where there’s a will there’s often a way, however, and many daring souls have slipped a “tip” to the security guards and made their way through the debris to experience an exhilarating adventure with glorious views over Sathorn’s towering buildings. 

CAT Telecom Tower

Bangkok river buildings This impressive office building is owned and operated by the Communications Authority of Thailand (CAT). Consisting of 30 floors.

View from Iconsiam shopping mall

Bangkok river buildings Great view of the CAT building with the State Tower featuring Sirocco restaurant on the far right with the gold dome.

Bangkok River Park condominium

Bangkok river buildings Bangkok River Park is  located at Trok Saphan Yao, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100. Construction was completed in 1994. The condominium comprises of a single building, having 36 floors and includes 97 units.

Old waterfront homes 

Bangkok river buildings Such a contrast compared to the the modern high-rise buildings along this great river.

River City Bangkok shopping complex

Bangkok river buildings River City opened in l984 and was the first riverside shopping complex of its kind in Bangkok. With over 47,000 sqm of space and a couple hundred retail spaces, the mall offers a wide selection of shopping choices. Its main focus is on Thai cultural articles and antiques. It does offer standard retail shopping as well. The mall also hosts a number of exhibitions, events, festivals and auctions throughout the year.

To the right is the Royal Orchard Sheraton, for an excellent room discount just book through THIS LINK.

Bangkok river buildings

Bangkok river buildings Icon Siam Mall is called the “Mother of All Malls”, with 500 shops and 100 restaurants from more than 30 different countries. Developed by the same tycoons behind Siam Paragon and EmQuartier, Icon Siam offers high-end brands, an indoor floating market, an art gallery, exhibition space, and a beautiful riverside location with views of downtown Bangkok.

Thanks for visiting my Bangkok river buildings photo blog, this great city is forever changing, put it on your bucket list.

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Iconsiam Bangkok great food

December 1, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Iconsiam Bangkok great food

Iconsiam Bangkok great food

Iconsiam Bangkok great food, however there is a problem, there are so many great places to eat it is difficult to make a decision. There is a selection of over a hundred famous restaurants from all over the world in seven different zones, each of them catering to diverse culinary tastes. The incredible choice of dishes available come from venues ranging from Michelin starred restaurants to famous Thai street food stalls.

Excellent Japanese food

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Very authentic, it’s as good as you get in Tokyo. 🙂

California role, Unagi & Miso soup

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Only B420 or $14 USD. Siam Takashimaya offers three zones of Japanese food venues, the ground floor features a food court and more Japanese restaurants, while cafés and bakeries from across Japan on UG floor are divided into three smaller zones named after the Japanese prefectures of Kyoto, Hokkaido and Nara.

This restaurant specializes in seafood from Hokkaido.

Iconsiam Bangkok great food In fact I travelled to Sapporo in July 2018.

You gotta love food on a stick.

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Lots of varieties here to choose from.

Are you taking my photo?

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Yes, I certainly am, everything looks so good. 🙂

Casual dining

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Another interesting casual venue.

Check out the seven dining zones.

Iconsiam Bangkok great food

Iconsiam Bangkok great food So many restaurants & such little time.

Not sure what they are cooking here.

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Lots of heat under that big bowel.

Something a little more formal here

Iconsiam Bangkok great food As you can clearly see there are so many choices at Iconsiam, please put it one your bucket list, you will not be disappointed. 

The view from the ferry

Iconsiam Bangkok great food Just catch the free shuttle ferry from Sathon pier, they run every 10 minutes or so.

Thanks for visiting my Iconsiam Bangkok great food photo blog. 

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Iconsiam shopping Mall Bangkok

November 30, 2019 by David Herd | 0 comments

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok on the Chao Phraya River is yet another wonderful Bangkok shopping venue. I certainly believe Bangkok now rivals Tokyo with the best shopping malls in the world.

The forecourt

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok This is where you arrive on the free ferry shuttle from Sathon wharf. The River Park is a riverside community space covering a 10,000-sq. m. area in front of ICONLUXE. Open daily, it welcomes all visitors to enjoy an enchanting view of the Chao Phraya River amid lush, green auspicious trees.

Entrance to the mall.

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok

Stairway to heaven. 🙂

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok You will need several hours to explore this wonderful shopping precinct. In fact there are over a hundred famous restaurants from all over the world available in seven spacious zones, each of them catering to diverse culinary tastes. Check out THIS LINK for details.

One section of the ground floor as you enter.

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok For a list of the hundreds of shops just follow THIS LINK.

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok There is a surprise around every corner.

Hello pussycat

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok Now is your chance to grab a tiger by the tail. 🙂

Fabulous food at Iconsiam

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok Over 100 restaurants, check out THIS LINK.

Here is a very big guy

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok Estimates are that there are about 3,500 domesticated elephants in Thailand. Roughly 3,340 wild elephants live in 69 wildlife sanctuaries and national parks across the country. Thailand’s population of wild elephants has been rising.

However, it’s a far cry from a century ago when at least 100,00 elephants roamed the heavily forested Kingdom. Loss of habitat and poaching helped lead to the steep decline in the elephant population.

While on the subject of animals

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok This bull is a real cool dude. 🙂

That’s all folks

Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok Thanks for visiting my Iconsiam shopping mall Bangkok photo blog, please go to THIS LINK to see some incredible buildings along the Chao Phraya river. 

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Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

November 3, 2019 by David Herd

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya is a very popular for seafood Chinese cuisine, open 24 hours and located in Pattaya Klang near the corner of Soi Buakhao.

Fairly basic decor

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya There is an air conditioned section in the far left hand corner of the restaurant.

Nothing flash except the prices

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya The food is very good but in my opinion it’s a little expensive, only by 20% or so. I ordered a duck with gravy & a small fried rice with crab meat for B300 or $14.40 AUD, I think B240 would be a fairer price.

Fried rice with crab meat

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya A rather small serve without much crab. 🙂

Their famous duck

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Very tasty indeed.

Daffy doesn’t approve. 🙂

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya That’s despicable.

Food quality is very good

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Better to go with a group & share more dishes.

Friends from Australia & 2 litres of wine.

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Rossco & Bryce came to visit our friend Larry in hospital in 2016, RIP Larry.

The building is not too flash

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Much nicer inside than out. 🙂

Sorry about the reflection

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya However, you get the idea.

This is not a bomb site. 🙂

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Six of us ordered a little too much  food in 2013.

Friends from the Gold Coast in Australia

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya It was 2013 & everyone really enjoyed Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya. From the left is Nathan, Nick, David (me), a pretty Chang girl, Bob & Greg. Nathan Corbett was 11 times world champion in Muay Thai, he retired around 2014.

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya Similar to many restaurants in Pattaya the is a lot of staff, who like to chat among themselves. 🙂

Location

Leng Kee Restaurant Pattaya TripAdvisor rating is #149 of 1,214 Restaurants in Pattaya, I think they are being a little generous.

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Patrick discovers El Mercado

April 24, 2019 by David Herd

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado restaurant in Bangkok and he and his lovely wife Khun Rinny were very impressed with this unique establishment. Patrick should know a little about restaurants being the owner of Patrick’s Belgian Steakhouse in Pattaya, one of my favourite places to eat. TripAdvisor rating for Patrick’s is #16 of 1,149 Restaurants in Pattaya.

Dining in the courtyard.

Patrick discovers El Mercado There are 3 separate areas to dine, the courtyard, the wine room or the delicatessen area.

Patrick took all these excellent photos on his Samsung Quad camera.

Patrick & Rinny are very happy here.

Patrick discovers El Mercado They are sitting in the delicatessen area right next to the fresh seafood room.

Did someone mention seafood?

Patrick discovers El Mercado 

Life doesn’t get any better than this. 🙂

Oysters from Cancale in France.

Patrick discovers El Mercado  There are around 10 different varieties on offer, starting from B420 for a dozen which is tremendous value. The range is from B35 to B115 each.

You can order a set for B795.

Bangkok Market Grocery Restaurant

This fabulous set is only $25 USD.

Patrick’s platter

Patrick discovers El Mercado This is a great way to eat, there is a huge variety cold meats, terrines and pate’s to choose from.

Rinny had the seafood.

Patrick discovers El Mercado On one of my visits I actually had the seafood set + a dozen oysters. 🙂

Anyone for cheese?

Patrick discovers El MercadoA huge choice, why not sample a few? Also El Mercado have a delivery service if you live in Bangkok, check out THIS LINK for more information.

In fact there are free samples.

Patrick discovers El Mercado All along the counter there are samples of cheese, meats etc for you to try before you buy. 🙂

Pièce de résistance

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Say no more, wink wink, nudge nudge. 🙂

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Patrick discovers El Mercado

Here is what Patrick had to say about El Mercado; “Didn’t know where to eat tonight in Bangkok so I asked my good friend David Herd who is an expert in Bangkok restaurants. He suggested El Mercado. Wow, what a surprise. Never saw anything like that in Thailand. All those choices of cheeses, cold cuts, seafood and fish. Many wines as well, but a bit on the expensive side. I enjoyed a mixed platter with cheeses and cold cuts, my wife went for the oysters and seafood dish. All in all a success and very enjoyable. Book in advance, packed all the time. Worth a visit when in Bangkok😉😎

Location

Patrick discovers El Mercado Car parking is available behind the restaurant.

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Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok

April 21, 2019 by David Herd

Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok

Eleven thousand restaurantsHass avocado Bistro Bangkok is rather unique, their avocados are shipped from New Zealand and are served in every imaginable form and flavor. The hamburger is rather unique, the buns are replaced with avocado, what a great idea. The breakfast of poached eggs & avocado is perfect.

 1/6 Soi Sukhumvit 49 

Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok Just 50 metres from Sukhumvit Rd. Opens daily at 8am, since it intends to serve early-birds who come in for breakfast, & closes at 9 pm.

Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok

Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok Quite a small restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere.

The Juice bar

Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok On the left as you walk in the door, lots of varieties other than avocado. 🙂

In fact I ordered a mango smoothie.

I was was in heaven, 2 of my favourite things, Mango & avocado.

Breakfast is served.

Food friends Big Mango Poached eggs & avocado, perfect.

The Avo burger

Eleven thousand restaurants This has got to be a totally unique dish, I have never seen one like it before. Plus it was fabulous. 🙂

Thanks for visiting my Hass avocado Bistro Bangkok photo blog, put this excellent restaurant on your bucket list.

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Food friends Big Mango

April 19, 2019 by David Herd

Food friends Big Mango

Food friends Big Mango

Food friends Big Mango, otherwise known as Bangkok. There are 11,562 restaurants in this great city, this photo blog features a few of them.

Three of my favourite things about living in Thailand are, Mango smoothies, Mango & sticky rice & foot massages.

Two more reasons for living here.

Food friends Big Mango Am I asking too much? 🙂

Team Murphy

Food friends Big Mango Here are my Australian friends, the team leader was Nikki Murphy, the gorgeous brunette in the centre. To the right is husband Tony & father Bob. Far left is sister Georgie & her bubbly friend Aileen.

My bedroom at Soi 34 Sukhumvit

Food friends Big Mango Nikki had booked a 6 floor apartment walking distance to Thong Lo station, it was rather exceptional as you can see from the photo. The only problem was there was no elevator, lucky for me I was on the 3rd floor so only had to cope with 30 stairs. 🙂

Food friends Big Mango & only 4 minutes walk to the Hass Bistro

Food friends Big Mango One of my favourite Bangkok restaurants in Klang Alley off Sukhumvit. A terrific breakfast of poached eggs & avocado.

Talking about favourite restaurants

Food friends Big Mango El Mercado is my number one, even though TripAdvisor only rate it #360 of 11,562 Restaurants in Bangkok.

Murphy was blown away.

Food friends Big Mango I think it has quickly Tony’s favourite as well. 🙂

Oysters from Cancale in France.

Food friends Big Mango The full description is Fine De Cancale No. 4.

A selection of Tapas.

Food friends Big Mango Smoked salmon, Prosciutto & pumpkin soup shots.

Pièce de résistance at El Mercado.

Food friends Big Mango Wonderful blueberry tart for Murphy.

Apple tart for me.

Food friends Big Mango WOW! These deserts were perfect. 🙂

Dinner at The Roast at The Commons.

Food friends Big Mango Nikki had the Salmon which looked absolutely perfect.

Murphy had a hamburger, & I stole some of his fries. 🙂

Food friends Big Mango It was interesting they only had Lao beer, terribly overpriced like many things there, but an excellent taste. Tony & I were flying to Laos the following day & enjoyed many more Lao beers in Vientiane.

The price of BeerLao in Laos was very low indeed.

Many thanks for visiting my Food friends Big Mango photo blog.

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Good food Bangkok Nana Soi 8

February 14, 2019 by David Herd

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok Nana Soi 8 offers an excellent choice of restaurants at very reasonable prices. After a satisfying meal you can enjoy a massage at one of the many parlors in this interesting street. Hamish & I are enjoying good low price Italian food at Via Vai.

Via Vai Soi 8 Nana

Good food Bangkok

Fettuccine Carbonara has been a favourite of mine for as long as I can remember. 

Indoor & outdoor seating at Via Vai

Good food Bangkok

Via Vai is located directly opposite Monsoon. The atmosphere is good & the service is friendly.

Monsoon Bangkok Cafe & Restaurant

Good food Bangkok

Always crowded & consistently good food from a wide selection on the menu. Indoor & outdoor seating as you can see.

Good food Bangkok

Good food Bangkok Delicious prawns at Monsoon.

Monsoon

Good food Bangkok The Smoked salmon salad at Monsoon was perfect.

Outdoor seating.

Good food Bangkok Nana Give me the air conditioning inside any day. 🙂

Stable Lodge Soi 8 Nana

Good food Bangkok TripAdvisor Ranked #1,387 of 13,105 Restaurants in Bangkok. I certainly recommend this out of the way Scandinavian restaurant. It’s located 200 meters further down the Soi past Via Vai.

Excellent Scandinavian food

Good food Bangkok Food is very good indeed at a reasonable price. Every time I visit Bangkok I make sure I visit for guaranteed Good food Bangkok.

Two entrees was enough for me.

Good food Bangkok Washed down with a couple of glasses of red of course. 🙂 

Smoked Salmon at the Stable

Good food Bangkok Of course you would never find a Scandinavian restaurant that does not server smoked salmon. 🙂

Flashback to 2012

Good food Bangkok Nana My brother Warren & I at Monsoon after visiting Chiang Mai where I had a close encounter with a huge tiger.

Thanks for visiting my Good food Bangkok photo blog, I hope it helps you find a good restaurant in Nana.

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LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

January 20, 2019 by David Herd

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok seem to be increasing in numbers each year. In Thailand a Kathoey or katoey is a transgender woman or an effeminate gay male. Many Thai people perceive that a kathoey actually belongs to a third gender.

Sit near the entrance at 6 pm.

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

They usually start to arrive from 6 pm on, it’s rather entertaining seeing them arrive with an exaggerated walk & almost always stroking their hair.

Would you know the difference?

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

 LadyBoys often look and act more ladylike than the ladies! Everything is exaggerated, particularly walking, where they look like they are on a constant catwalk. There is a more pronounced swaying of the hips, more elegant posture (particularly when seated), excessively flicking and fidgeting with their hair and over-applied make-up.

This was actually in Phuket.

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

However he is a well known face around Nana Plaza, let’s just call him “Secrets”. 🙂

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok
Most LadyBoys are much taller than the girls & after living in Thailand for many years they are easy to spot. Ladyboys do not just exaggerate their femininity; they exaggerate everything! Every word and action is excessively flamboyant. This makes them stand out from the crowd because Thai culture is such that women (even those working in beer bars and go-gos) are usually quite reserved.

Definitely NOT LadyBoys.

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

Gary & Brad are from Townsville & I’m in the middle & have lived in Pattaya for 7 years. However my first visit to Nana Plaza was 23 years ago in 1996.

 What a knockout..

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok By far the best looking LadyBoy I have ever seen was in Pattaya. My two Aussie friends Dennis & Nick were absolutely stunned. 🙂

All the action is here in Nana Plaza.

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok Without a doubt this is the best adult entertainment precinct in Bangkok.

Hello boys…..

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok Wow! what nice group of lads. 🙂

The boys from Bangkok

LadyBoys Nana Plaza Bangkok

A couple of fine feathered friends. 🙂

Call me old fashioned….

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