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Taking the Train Pt. 4... Thai Town...

Dommy! | May 15, 200507:31 PM

So this is it... our last ‘official’ stop on our train trip... Thai Town to try Sapp’s amazing boat noodles. Someone had also mentioned wanting to stop by the Thai sweet shop BKT after… and of course, we were one stop away from Skoobys… will we make it? Read on…

Arriving at Sapp it was as if we stepped straight into a restaurant in Bangkok. Sparse décor, amazing authentic dishes, and HOT!! Ack… Thankfully with a couple glasses of Thai Iced Tea and a big room fan going, we were able to fully enjoy those warm comforting Boat Noodles… A complex beef broth with generous slices of beef on top. Ordered with flat perfectly done noodles and meat balls which are finely ground meaty balls of spice. Still, without a doubt, one of the best soups in this city, and I LOVE soup…

We also could not resist but try another chowhound rec, the Thai Sausage. Large portion of sour, but not acid sausage. Meaty, with a natural casing. A definite must order at Sapp...

We also ordered a wonderful sour seafood soup. Sadly, I forgot to write the name. But it was pink and though it didn’t have that wonderful comfort factor that the Boat Noodles did, it was none the less loved at the table…

At the end of the meal, the walking, the heat, the OTHER meals, had taken their toll... Although the thought of that perfect lemonade of Skooby’s was very comforting, the thought of actually drinking made me a bit dizzy… I wasn’t the only one as after Sapp, several of our brave troop went home… And the rest of us braved BKT Thai Sweet Shop…

Located in the same shopping center as Palms Thai, the elegant sweet shop was a wonderland in all sorts of Asian cookies and sweets. Delicate little pastry balls filled with custard. Beautiful tins of cookies. It all almost looked too good to eat… until I saw a tray of fresh made steaming Kanom Krok… ACK!!! My weakness!!! Then I saw little purple pancakes made of Tarro and Shredded Coconut! And of course, I began to order… and threw in a couple of those little custard balls for fun… :)

Now, I was good… I took them all to go… and didn’t have one until about 4am after coming home from Spundae (Hey, a girls gotta work off all this chow somehow! ;))

So although we didn’t make it the extra mile to Scoobys, we did hit of the four restaurants we had planed and everyone proclaimed our first train trip a COMPLETE success! So thanks again to all my fellow travelers (Or victims, depending on how they feel today!), the restaurants (Who were given advance warning of our visits and were all VERY happy to have us) and a special little thanks goes to Chopstix who helped me with the scouting trip and brainstorming to make sure this trip ran as smoothly as it did!! :)


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