Sunday – our last full day in Bangkok and we were very determined to fully utilise the day but ahem, I woke up at around 12ish again so we ended up having a late lunch for the second day in a row.
I requested that we eat at White Flower Factory, a restaurant in Siam Square One that specialises in Thai fusion cuisine. I was blown away by how amazing the food was when I went there a few years ago and since then, I’ve made a mental note to visit it again.
Typical rustic interior but with fresh white flowers scattered all around the restaurant.
We only got there at around 2ish so we didn’t have to wait for a table at all. The place was filled with mostly locals and I think we might have been the only Singaporeans there?
We both got their Thai Iced Milk Tea because we haven’t had any so far – can you believe it? Three days in Bangkok and we haven’t had a sip of the country’s signature drink. Smh.
It was good though but a bit too little for thirsty me.
Wheeee! My favourite! Their signature Tom Yum Soup with Chinese Herbs. You can pick what sort of meat you want in the soup, chicken, beef, or pork. We picked pork and kinda regretted it because it was all tendon and cartilage, and there was very little meat.
Sadly, it wasn’t as great as it used to be. I remember it being very spicy and how the taste of Chinese herbs went surprisingly well with the slight tangy flavour of the soup.
This time, it was more sour than spicy. The taste of tomatoes was quite strong and I could barely taste the Chinese herbs which I thought was a unique addition to your typical tomyum soup and the whole reason why I even ordered it in the first place.
Don’t get me wrong, it was still good! Just not as good as it was before. Joel thought the same and I asked him if he’d think that the soup was good if this was his first time trying anything from this restaurant. He said yes and I agree!
Also, our first time having Basil Chicken Rice after spending 2 days in Bangkok. I know we’re damn noob.
I didn’t have very high expectations for this dish because of how disappointed the soup got me but this was really good!
Flavourful, and the basil complemented the salty gravy so, so well! It was hella spicy though so those of you who don’t take spicy food, please take note.
Joel also got the same thing and evidently, he was very pleased with the quality of his food. Somemore so excited about lunch until he forgot to put his bag down hahahaha.
White Flower Factory
Siam Square One, 4th floor
Nearest BTS: Siam
Open daily from 11am to 10pm
And the shopping begins! I feel like I really do have a substantial amount of self-control for only going mad shopping on the last full day that we have.
Poor Joel, he had to follow me everywhere I went and help me carry my shopping bags. It didn’t help that he looked very bored, especially when I was buying makeup hahaha.
I even made a very long list of things I wanna buy from Eve&Boy and sent it to Joel before we flew to Bangkok with the caption “good luck”, to which he replied, “Oh no!” 😂
Photo from Google.
This pink store caught my eye as Joel and I were strolling along the little streets and alleys next to Siam Square One. It turned out to be a multi-label fashion store and it was filled with locals – the girls were shopping inside while their boyfriends were seated outside the store, waiting for them.
I got this simple pleated dress which was about SGD$24. I know it’s not cheap by Bangkok’s standards but I’m the sort of person who prefers to buy decent/good quality clothes than cheap ones that don’t last.
The fabric of this dress is very soft, smooth, and drapey which I really like. Initially, I didn’t like how it was so thin but then I realised that it was perfect for Bangkok/Singapore weather. I’ve since worn it out and got some compliments so yes, $24 well-spent hahaha.
422/11, Siam Square Soi 8
Nearest BTS: Siam
Open daily from 12pm to 9pm
After I bought it, Joel kept saying “so now you into pleats ah? Pleats please ah?” 🙄 he says that everytime I buy something pleated and he’ll start giggling to himself afterwards because of Issey Miyake’s pleats line called Pleats Please and he’s very amused by how punny it is.
Makes me wanna smash his face in and turn it into pleats instead.
Later, I dragged Joel to Eve&Boy (the Thai version of Sephora) at Siam Square One and I gave him multiple missions: Find Soap&Glory, Mad Hippie, Alteya Organics, Mamonde, CosRX. He has such a keen eye and managed to find me everything but Soap&Glory which was oddly, only available in Boots even though my research said otherwise.
In the end, I managed to snag the Soap&Glory Glow All Out highlighter, Babyish Hyaluron Moisturising Mask, Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning lip balm, Alteya Organics Bulgarian Rose Water toner, and the Srichand Transclucent Powder.
All these, except for the Burt’s Bees lip balm, were all items that got pretty good reviews online so I decided to get them to try it out. I’ll definitely share more soon once I’ve gotten around to using them! Can’t wait hehehe!
This post is getting a little too long-winded so I’m gonna split it up into two parts!