711 was our water, snacks and soda source throughout our trip. We were tickled by the in-house green tea smoothies and Chang beer (loved the Elephant logo). The rice “burgers”, seaweed and peking duck flavored Lays potato chips, nori strips and other Asian treats were fun to browse.
We went to Tops Market to check out the local food stuff from fruit, to packaged goods. At the entryway, we saw a sign for Popeyes (not chicken) but fried seafood. It was interesting to think of Popeyes in the States for chicken, as well as when we visited Popaj in Croatia for sandwiches.
Cotton Jazz Bar at Shanghai Mansion was a nice oasis after wandering Bangkok’s chaotic Chinatown. We had to sample the deep-fried angel mushrooms, fried rice and noodles.
Chinatown in Bangkok was a fantastic sensory overload. Piles of imported plastic goods, hair clips, bags, inexpensive jewelry and stuffed animals. The food stalls were very Thai, full of bags of coffee, satay, fried items and less Chinese than we thought we would encounter. The sugar cane press was mesmerizing to watch the process to make sugar cane juice.