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  1. That's bad for your cholesterol levels
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    Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit 41

    This was was an 11 day at Adelphi Grande which was very good. It was great to be recognised by all staffers. Breakfast could be improved as it seemed to be pork heavy, what with the strong numbers of Japanese clientele. I especially like the on time housekeeping service, the washing machine/dryer, good comfy bed and pillows. Very-guest friendly and they do not fuss with ID and even send them up to the room. I am a regular so I don't know if this applies throughout.
  3. The restaurant is gorgeous, but i presume being at Siam Paragon makes it a requirement. Service is good. As usual I had a hankering for prawns so i ordered their garlic prawns. There were actually 6 decent sized prawns fried in garlic until the skin was crackling crispy enough to eat. Also with it came the Tom Yum, crab omelette and desserts. The prawns was fresh and utterly delicious. I actually returned on 3 occasions just for this. It may be a tad costly but you will not regret it.
  4. Thai food is fantastic. I love the fried prawns in garlic served at Nara at Siam Paragon. Also the Meing Kham at Baan Khanita on Sukhumvit, soi 43 (I think), is just incredible.
  5. I had wanted to visit on a number of occasions but had to put it off due to my limited number of days here. But this time I forced myself to make the effort. This was a half an hour walk from my hotel and I arrived at 12nn. Tak, the waitress greeted me and showed my table. I was the first one in. I ordered the Tom yum goong, pomelo salad, river prawns in garlic and pepper and a mango sticky rice with a pineapple frost. In the next 5 minutes I was served with the most excellent Mieng Kham I have ever tasted. This was complimentary. And I could not get enough of it. While still enjoying this, my pomelo salad arrived, followed closely by the Tom yum. I reluctantly pushed the meing kham away (it was almost finished anyway). The pomelo salad is typical Thai dish - salty, sour, sweet and held with a good dose of chilli. And there were slivers of chicken meat in-between. The tom yum goong was delightfully sour and delicious. But there was chink in the armor - the prawns were just short of mushy. In the midst of this the garlic pepper prawn arrived. 4 reasonably large prawns, fried in some kind of batter before the garlic and pepper was added in. Here the prawns was fresh. I informed the waitress who took the tom yum away and informed the captain who told her to change it or something. He brought a fresh dish in record time and said that this is fresh prawn. I refused the dish and told him that it should be that way from the onset. I decided to cancel the mango sticky rice. The captain brought the bill on request and pointed out that they did not charge the Tom yum. I said obviously. With nary an apology!! Service from Tak was excellent. The bill was 1318B. I would like to visit them again to try some other dishes.
  6. Yeah! I just saw that. I edited it with another review. Forgive me. I'm getting old. Cheers.
  7. I finally managed to get The ministry and I was quite satisfied and so full from my visit. I had the chilli and garlic crab and it was superb. The sizes on order are listed on the menu and even though I ordered 'Large', it was a 4 in a category of 10 but it had massive claws. I was initially tempted to get the 5 or 6 by I managed to overcome my greediness. The table is replete with a good sized bib, a cracker and a pick tool, very effective to get into the little nooks and crannies. The restaurant practices a good policy of only live crabs, (you can ask to see it first), no crabs below 500g - the little ones are allowed to grow, no deformity, no claws missing etc etc. What is esp interesting is the way they 'cracked' the claw at the right places, making it easy for the diners to get into it. The chilli prawn wasnt up to my liking though. Cooked with Sri lankan birds eye chilli, it was too sweet for me. Jay, the restaurant manager, later told me I should have taken the pepper, garlic pepper or garlic pepper prawn. Ah! Well... The ministry is certainly worth the while. It would be good to speak with Jay to discover your interests and palate before you order. The bill came to 5900baht. I would like to revisit it again.
  8. While Bangkok is absolutely great for food I must ask you guys to give Cozy Italia a try. Its just in front of CIB and they usually order dinner from there Their chicken cashew nut is very good and different from other places. Great Som Tum and Tom Yum Goong. Nara restaurant also serves a wonderful fried prawn in garlic dish. It is out of this world.
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    Conrad Bangkok Residences any recent experiences?

    i have no experiences but 1900b is bloody good. even with member my rate is 4398b. no reviews on google even up to this point so that is a lil odd.
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    Centre Point Sukhumvit soi 10

    I would ask you to consider Adelphi grande sukhumvit, 16 Soi Sukhumvit 41, Khlong Tan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok 10110, Big rooms, washer/dryer so you travel light, guest-friendly, and close to Phrom Phong BTS. Fair rates too and with bfast. And I think what you said about cash makes sense. Cant go wrong there.
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    Centre Point Sukhumvit soi 10

    Well when you check in the take a deposit from you and this was about 1990B. On check out it is supposedly returned. I will admit my carelessness in not checking or being more careful and merely took their word for it. But finally after checking with my bank I discovered that there was no such deposit. Initial emails were answered but that soon ceased. I am definitely more careful about this now. I also thought it was too small an amount to fuss over.
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    Centre Point Sukhumvit soi 10

    Centrepoint is ok. A little old but decent. I'd rate 3 1/2 star. And inexpensive. Not too far from the main road. Rooms are big and a tad dated. Guest friendly certainly. Be a lil careful about your deposit. I never received mine back although they said it was returned.
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    Citrus Suites Sukhumvit Soi 13

    Thanks for this. I pay adelphi grande 2500B for the deluxe suite with breakfast but I must say their room is large with kitchen n washer/dryer. But you have put me on to a new thing with Citrus 13 and their 50sqm suite room for 1500B. That is indeed a very good price and it is not too far from the BTS too. I am planning a Feb 2020 visit (I would like to return this year but I cant possibly do 3 visits s year) for 10 days and i am already shopping around. Citadines - I thought I read somewhere that you weren't too impressed with your last stay there?! I have emailed Adelphi grande for a more competitive rate and I'm hoping they do otherwise Citrus 13 would be where I'm headed. Thanks again.
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    Citrus Suites Sukhumvit Soi 13

    Hey thanks for this SAG. I have hopped around but have settled nicely at Adelphi. They charge 2500B per night and I guess I am feeling the pinch now although their rooms are large, suite -like and very comfortable. I especially like their inroom washer/dryer, separate kitchen etc. May I ask what you are paying for at Citrus 13 please. For the 50sqm. Thanks.
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    Legendary pharmacy closes, what now?

    Oh! Im sorry i missed that point. Yes the pills are genuine. Not fakes.
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    Legendary pharmacy closes, what now?

    i too have purchased from them for a couple of years. there are others in the vicinity that are also reasonable. 300B for Sidegra and 400B for Apcalis. 1. well lets say the closed pharma is on the left of you (same side of the road) with JWMarriot just up ahead. Turn around and walk some 100m (or more) and you will come across a small than av-sized shop (almost a half shop). 2. in fact the pharma shop, immediately next to the now closed one also has it at the aforementioned prices. 3. similarly, across the road from no. 1 you will also find a pharma selling at the same price. hope this helps.
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    The 5th capital sin...

    It is a little late in the day I guess but I am quite like you. My gluttony knows no boundaries. My last visit in August saw me visit Nara Thai Cuisine in Paragon for their glorious river prawn in garlic. 3 times!! Fresh prawns, fried till crackling, one could almost down the skin. Just glorious. Cozy italia, just in front of CIRB, serves a mean chicken cashew. Spicy and without the usual tomato'ish taste. Their papaya salad is pretty good too. I am familiar with Gaggan having eaten there before their Michelin star and then after. I made sure I got to know Anand and later when they were awarded the star, casually called him for a seat with a 1 month waiting list. I think it was ballsy of him to quit at the top of his game. All we now is wait in anticipation for his next project. I tip my hat to him. I also quite like some of the food at Or Tor Koh market. Although most of it is largely hit and miss. Cheers
  18. Hey you're right. I could have sworn it was her. Theres some likeness no? Guess I ain't so proud of myself now I spose!!
  19. Less than 2 minutes actually. Its called Check in Bar. Her name is Nutty. Look at the first post on the thread and you will see its location. There are lots of her pictures and experiences written of her in this thread - Ladyboy Go-Go Bars = Check in Bar, and in the trip reports. Cheers. Wow! I am impressed with myself. Being a newbie and everything.
  20. A great place for chicken cashew, Tom yum and any salad. Prices are fair too. Their breakfasts are cheap @100B for coffee, sausage, eggs, toast and so on.
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    Phachara Suites Visitor / Joiner Policy

    I stayed at Phachara twice in a year some years ago. The first time was ok and there was no joiner fee for 1 guest. The 2nd time was late in the year and my massage lady said that they imposed a fee on ‘her’, the last time she visited a customer. I took her in w/o question except just for her ID. And they apparently do this to girls who come in in the wee hours. I believe there is someone taking advantage and bullying girls for cash. I found that their services had deteriorated and everything else was getting sloppy so that was my last with them. Then I tried Clover in Asoke but the rooms were small. Everything else was very good. No joiner fee here. Centrepoint Suk 10 was next and this was fine. No joiner fee too. My favourite remains Adelphi Grande. This is perfect although it is a tad far from Phrom Phong.
  22. Small market by Bangkok standards open from 4pm to midnight. More emphasis on food stalls. I cant comment on quality although the Cooper dry aged Steaks stall is decent. Live music throughout and they rotate.
  23. I have had 3 stays with Adelphi. It fits with my location requirement which is to be close to both the MRT & BTS stations making travel relatively easy. Bikes and cars aren't exactly the best ways to travel in Bangkok. There is a Tops supermarket at the beginning of the soi so that is a great convenience and the Phrom Phong BTS station is some 300m from the main road. The hotel is good in that the rooms are well equipped and large. The washer/dryer requires less luggage and I find this ideal. Breakfast was part of my pkg but much of what they serve is pork to cater to the Jap clientele but I am generally comfortable with eggs and toast. But they should cater to others too. Room service is on time and this is something I am particular about. Staff are attentive and good at what they do. I am sure I would return in future.
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    Adelphi Grande Sukhumvit Soi 41

    Yes it is actually. Guest friendly. They actually send my guests up to my room. This is my 3rd stay with them.