Eddie and his predecessor Erwin had their own dinner plans tonight, so Erwin's wife Angelina took me to Chinatown. We left the kids back in the apartment with a sitter. Traffic was good.
Angelina wanted to show me where to find Malaysian-like durians. We both aren't keen on Thai durians, not even the highly-raved about Monthong durians.
Unfortunately for me, the usual Chinese lady selling durians from a van wasn't here tonight. She is usually somewhere behind these group of fruit-sellers. I am noting this here so I'll remember where to look next time.
Angelina also showed me Soi 11 here, a street filled with food vendors at night but which has a wet market in the morning. I'm not to bother coming on a Monday as many stalls are closed.
Seafood...mmm...I saw a delectable big plate of clams being served from this stall.
Now, I'm supposed to walk along Soi 11 to the end, turn right and find this lane during the day. This area is called Sampeng. There'll be shops selling bags along this street. I should walk towards the end and there'll be many alleys selling all kinds of stuff including cheap stationery, cheap Christmas ornaments, cheap water guns during Songkhran, basically, anything and everything you can think of, cheaply! Haha...
We walked back to the main road and I packed wantan noodles for the boys (40 baht a pack, pretty small portion). While waiting, I got myself a cup of coconut juice from this lady (15 baht a cup). I found it pretty sweet and wasn't sure if it was naturally sweet or if syrup had been added. Angelina said I am to tell vendors Mai Wan (Not Sweet), else everything will be really sweet.
Angelina packed duck rice from here for her girls. I also bought some juicy pomelos, they're supposed to be healthy for you.