Sunday, June 9, 2013

Rose Garden Riverside - Khlong Toei (Bangkok,Thailand) - Buffet Lunch


A short drive from Phra Pathom Chedi before we arrived in rose garden. What a relief. I sincerely needed some shade. I was literally burned after half a day of sightseeing. I also was really hungry. Supposedly hot weather in Asian countries is not sightseeing friendly, one which will make it worst for draining out your walking power. Furthermore, for the last 2 days I have been waking up before down from the time I arrived in Pathumwan Princess Hotel. So, once our coach entered this huge compound, both sides lined with red roses and in a nature setting, I was so happy. I needed food. Yes please. Walking into the restaurant across the lake, not really a big dining area, nor a huge food selection akin hotel buffets, still, I think you will be satisfied. Quickly helping myself to fruit juice prior to being seated, later, between the Western and Thai dishes, I opted for a little spaghetti, salad and fruits.  










Upon returning to my table, I had company. This Caucasian couple had made themselves comfortable. I didn't mind. We spoke and they had to ask me the same question again. Why am I alone? Honestly, I had enough of this same question which started in Pathumwan Princess Hotel and there was no end. Each person I bumped into, wanted to know why I am travelling alone, or I was stared at while sightseeing with the rest of the tourists (Damnoen Saduak Floating Market) But why? Look, I met a couple of Caucasian ladies who were travelling alone too. I don't know if anyone asked them? I on the other hand, oh-hell, some even felt sorry for me, as if I have been made love redundant by my other half half. Could it be because I am an Indian lady? Not common for an Indian lady to travel alone? Anyway, to this  couple seated with me, I told them that my other half prefer to work so that I am given money for travelling. Hehehe! They surely grinned and they praised me for being on my own in Bangkok.

At this juncture, I excused myself for grabbing some Thai desserts and a cup of coffee. Desserts were truly the Thai yum factor. Coconut milk, palm sugar and infused with the rest of the quintessential Thai ingredients. Ohlalala! Loved all of it, more importantly crackling pork was heaven. Crack!




With another one hour prior to the start of the cultural show, I walked out the restaurant, sat at one of the benches across the lake and stared still at the surrounding. To be continued........

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16 comments:

  1. Nava, that's an amazing spread there.

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  2. Those are drool worthy shots, my tummy is growling for something now. The first thing which caught my eyes was dessert section, wow so many varieties, looks yum!
    Ohh coffee, whichever form it is, indeed a best beverage especially with a dessert near by. I prefer scones, they are a great combo with coffee/tea. The shot with the huge ladle like bowl near the crispy fried pork looks lovely, interestingly shaped bowl!

    HaHa, that was a cool answer to the couple "my hubby is workin' hard...."! :-)

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  3. What a fabulous spread! Same here...while travelling I try out food that I don't have on a regular basis. Love your captures!

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  4. Wow, the buffet, it was like I was walking along the tables. I loved the desserts, simply superb and mouth watering. It's my lunchtime and this buffet is just a killer...

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  5. wonderful post..I feel hungry after seeing all these yummy dishes...

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  6. What a nice selection of buffet. I'm getting hungry looking at your pictures. :P

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  7. thanks for the wonderful eye treat...

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  8. I hate opening ur window when it is about restaurant reviews because I know I am going to crave and die seeing some of ur pics oh and there is a part 2 also ufff! :))

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  9. sometimes i get dizzy with too many choices. Yeah ...would have look for something out of the ordinary to eat too instead of the food same as home

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  10. Hi Nava, everything look so scrumptious and delectable. Thanks for sharing the excellent pictures. I love the cup of coffee. :)

    Best regards.

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  11. Dessert looks inviting.. Love your clicks..

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  12. The name is so gorgeous as is the food at this location :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Like you when I travel, I tend to explore quite a bit of the buffet line unlike when I am back at home.

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  14. The place is now called Sampran Riverside and you can check out more info on www.sampranriverside.com

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  15. I feel hungry looking at the photos, it is like a feast

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