Thailand was a trip we planned for our 1st year anniversary. awwwww how romantic, I heard that things go downhill after the 1st year anniversary fingers crossed I will be getting a better getaway the following year hahaha
So yet again the days booked was not enough to explore Thailand. I recommend to at least spend 5 nights in Thailand, so you can properly discover Phuket and Bangkok. I couldn’t go to the islands in Phuket as the time was not enough to explore the city. I also booked Phuket for 2 days and 1 night. people thought I was crazy hahaha but I was already having a holiday in Sri Lanka and I had to manage my holiday leave.
Cost : $3000 AUD
Days spent; 4 days and 3 nights
We travelled with Thai Airways in business class. The service and the flight were extremely good but the food was not up to standard. the champagne served was Veuve.
Day 1 Phuket.
We had an early start, Came straight to Phuket. We booked the Burasari Boutique hotel which is right in the middle of the night market and the beach. We visited Big Buddha, the view was amazing. We enjoyed the evening at the Patong beach along with a few cocktails.
We decided to try authentic Thai food on the streets of Phuket. The highlight was definitely the chicken ball kebabs deeply fried and soaked in a tamarind based sauce with chillies and the pad Thai wrapped in an omelette.
( The calories were definitely worth it)
Day 2 Bangkok.
We took a flight to Bangkok from Phuket early afternoon. We stayed at the Millennium Hilton. The view from the room is to die for. I am a massive fan of TRUFFLES, We treated ourselves with a good fine Dinning dinner at the Truffle Bar and Restaurant where all 5 courses were featured with Truffle. The main highlight was the Wagu Beef Agnolotti with truffle Bearnaise sauce.
We ended the night at the Lebua Sky bar which is located on the 64th floor of the state tower, again the view was breathtaking. The skyscrapers in Bangkok is to die for, so make sure to have a cocktail in one of the rooftop bars. honestly, the cocktails are pretty bad but I guess you are just paying to soak up the beautiful view.
As I say in all my travel blogs, I will always try a Michelin star restaurant in every country I visit. Raan Jay Fai restaurant is the only street food in Bangkok to receive a Michelin star. This is done by an old lady who is about 70 years old. She is the only one who cooks the food, no one else is allowed to cook. The restaurant only has 6 tables and gets fully booked one month in advance and there is a waiting list on the day that people wait for more than 6 hours just to dine there. This is the trick the restaurant opens at 12 noon but they put a book outside the restaurant at around 9 a.m ( it really depends) so I got there at 9 a.m to write my name down on the waiting list and went and explored other things. you can also email and put in a reservation but I didn’t do that.
I had the crab Omelette, every mouth full was heaven on earth, it was so fresh and authentic and true to its flavour.
I had drunken noodles, Tom yum and yellow curry crab.
These four dishes are her signature dishes.
She only makes one food at a time. The food is amazingly good. Nothing can beat Thai food served by her. It will take around 1 hour for the food to be served because she is the only one who cooks. but it’s definitely worth the wait!!! and it will also be more expensive than traditional street food. I would pay triple that amount to just eat her food because it’s extremely good.
For dinner We went to Khao San Night Market, it was full of street vendors of food, clothes and everything. We tried some street food. Mango sticky rice is a must-try in Thailand. Then we headed to Soi Cow Boy street, this was the next highlight of my day. This street is called the red light district of Bangkok (This is where you find all types of ladies) we went to a Bar called Long Gun which had several amazing shows and the main highlight was the ping pong Show (This is no ordinary ping pong show )