As I didn’t have time to shop at the chatuchak weekend market (a reason to have another visit to Bkk:p), we went to MBK directly after we visited the Grand Palace. MBK stands for Mah Boon Krong, for sure it is one of the most visited mall in Bangkok. We took the orange boat from Tha Tien Pier to Sathorn Pier, than continue taking BTS to the National Stadium. When we arrived at National Stadium BTS, it is directly connected with MBK. Wow very easy to have our Jalan Hemat Bangkok.
At the National Stadium BTS we saw an advertisement of KFC’s egg tart, so we took a picture of it just to remind ourselves how delicious it was:p
From what I have read, to do the shopping for Thai souvenirs, we shall directly go to the 6th floor. But as we were so hungry, first we search for halal resto called Yana Restaurant MBK, located on the 5th floor. We thought it was on the same floor as international food court on the 6th floor. But we found out that it was on the 5th floor, just across the Food Avenue on the 5th floor.
We ordered their vegetable spring rolls as appetizer which cost 79 baht. It taste really nice and also crunchy.
For the main menu, we ordered Shrimp Tom Yum with steamed rice, which cost 199 baht (tom yum) and 15 baht for a bowl of rice per person. The Tom Yum taste different, not as delicious as we thought it would be.
After having dinner at Yana Restaurant MBK, we continued shopping to the 6th floor. Bought some souvenirs and also dried mangoes. You can find anything in MBK, too bad I didn’t take pictures inside the mall (we were too busy shopping:p). MBK is really similar to Mangga Dua in Jakarta, the shops, how we have to bargain hard, even the stuffs sold in MBK are similar to Mangga Dua. Hopefully someday the number of tourist visiting Mangga Dua will be doubled than tourist visiting MBK :)
written on June 2, 2011