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Showing posts from February, 2013

A new find: Relish, Hello Happiness! Restaurant

I'd seen the construction of this new restaurant "Relish" going on, because it's right beside Cerchio, where Chi and I so often have lunch. This week, we decided to finally try this new place. The facade amuses me, because it's so positive about how your experience will go. In fact, the complete name of the restaurant appears to be "Relish, Hello Happiness!" (Yes, it comes complete with exclamation point.)

When Chi and I entered, our first impression of the place was that it was a restaurant for "ladies who lunch", probably because a lot of the clientele at that time were, well, ladies. It was perfect for our purposes, as we wanted a place to chat and catch up on gossip since we hadn't seen each other for a few weeks.

I ordered the pumpkin soup to start, since I am still in search of the best pumpkin soup in the city, and Chi and I both ordered the Cream Dory with Lemon Pepper Sauce.

The pumpkin soup tasted a lot like those of other rest…

Sweet treats before leaving Bangkok: Swensen's Ice Cream and Dunkin' Donuts

I had a few hours to spend in Bangkok by myself before my flight, so I did what I do best, look for places to eat. I was in the mood to eat a lot of sugar, and since it was a very hot, sweaty, sticky afternoon, I decided to have some ice cream at Swensen's. Bangkok is the first place I tried this particular brand of ice cream some time back, so I revisited the exact same ice cream parlor where I had that experience.
Since I don't get a chance to eat at Swensen's very often, I easily justified to myself ordering three scoops. I had macadamia, chocolate peanut butter cup, and chocolate rain forest. Unfortunately it was gone all too soon. I usually eat very slowly as a rule, but this does not seem to be the case when I eat ice cream. This practice ends up making my teeth ache from the freeze. But Swensen's is worth it.
After a few hours, I was in the mood for yet another sugar boost. (Hey, I was on holiday.) The place that was closest to me was Dunkin' Donuts, and sin…