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August 2019

The World of Convenience Store 2

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Convenience stores have been so phenomenal in every parts of the world. If you do not see existence of any convenience store at any place you were to be, well things seem to be so strange. Entrepreneurs will not want to lose out making money by missing out the opportunity to open such outlet in every nook and corners of a town or city. Convenience store was so crucial in our daily life that if we do not have access to such facility, we find ourselves being deprived of one of the most sought after necessity of our daily routine.

THE BAKERY SECTION
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THE COFFEE COUNTER
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My previous story on convenience store touched on one of the most outstanding 7 Eleven store in the suburb of Bangkok of the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM) outlet. Located at Pakkret, the PIM outlet was said to be one of the largest 7 Eleven store in Bangkok. But in Thailand, convenience store outlet's size was not a matter of concern because in a distance of few shop units, you will find another store setup which literally means you can have access to probably up to few convenience store outlets within distance of several hundred metres.

HOT FOOD SECTION
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WORK AREA ON 1ST FLOOR WITH CHARGING STATION
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While PIM 7 Eleven was being tagged as one of the bigger 7 Eleven store in Bangkok, the less popular FamilyMart in Sukhumvit Soi 33 (S33), can be the pride of this Japanese convenience store establishment. With a 2 storey corner outlet within the busy business and tourist hub in the centre of Bangkok city, FamilyMart S33 will definitely be one of the very interesting convenience store to be given serious attention. While FamilyMart was less popular in Bangkok, it offers very similar products and services but have been often overlooked by many both locals and tourists.

READY TO EAT SECTION
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COLD BEVERAGE SECTION
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Walking into FamilyMart S33, you will embrace a spacious concourse area once stepping into it from the main entrance. Flanked with long tables complete with high stools and charging station located on the edge of the store frontage, customers will be greeted with a bakery area and also a coffee corner. Walking further into the shop, you will be greeted with huge variety of food and beverages choices, snacks, dim sum, hot food, steam buns and other selections of non-food and daily use items. The Arigato brand coffee was one of the signature item for FamilyMart and I believe this is one of the quality coffee that can be found in Thailand. It also offers some extensive quick to serve meals through microwave heat and also good choices of other cold beverages. The bakery items also being a good compliment to the coffee on the offer.

SNACKS SECTION
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NON-FOOD SECTION
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First floor has several sitting areas with some also installed with charging stations. The area on this floor is good place to chill,doing some work, social,dining and relaxing. It also has a toilet facility to complete the overall experience within a convenience store that also work like a cafe. So, if you happen to walk past Sukhumvit Soi 33 when you are in Bangkok, do get a feel of FamilyMart and the products and services there. It will definitely provide you with some of the awesome convenience store experience.

Posted by kidd27 09:29 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

Polo Fried Chicken

Bangkok Famous Fried Chicken Outlet

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One of the not to be missed food while travelling Bangkok is definitely the fried chicken. While it was Hatyai, a capital city of southern province of Thailand that was well known for its tasty fried chicken, Polo Fried Chicken in Bangkok was believed to serve the best fried chicken within the capital of Thailand.

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As the name says it all, Polo Fried Chicken or Raan Gai Thord Jay Kee serve its signature dish, the tasty golden brown fried chicken topped with generous crispy garlic which further adds to the deliciousness of this chicken dish. The ideal way to get the best out of Polo Fried Chicken eating experience will definitely to complement it with the sticky rice. Grab a chunk of chicken meat from a plate of half or full chicken, then tossed the meat into a fingerful of sticky rice and you are all ready to get a taste of the tender,juicy fried chicken dish experience.

THE SIGNATURE TASTY FRIED CHICKEN
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Other than fried chicken,other notable dishes serve along with this prized chicken dish of Polo Fried Chicken include the khor moo yang (Thai style roast pork), somtam (papaya salad) and thord man pla (thai style deep fry fish) cake All these side dishes will be good to go with the sticky rice or eaten together with the fried chicken.

THE SOMTAM(PAPAYA SALAD)
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KHAO NEAW (STICKY RICE)
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KHOR MOO YANG (THAI STYLE ROAST PORK)
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THORD MAN PLA(FISH CAKE)
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I definitely agree that Polo Fried Chicken in Bangkok offers some of the best and tasty fried chicken experience. Other side dishes such as somtam and khor moo yang were also tasty and did not disappoint. So, it would be worth the time to get to Polo Fried Chicken for lunch to get a taste of the tender, juicy and delicious fried chicken along with its other side dishes if you are in Bangkok for holiday.

Posted by kidd27 10:17 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

Talad Rod Fai Srinakarin

The Vintage Theme Night Market in Bangkok

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There was this saying that Bangkok is a South East Asian city that never sleeps. Well, judging from from the traffic flow, the people who move and traversing around the city, entertainment activities, food joints that operated as street food vendors as well as restaurants, cafes and night markets that operated well beyond the wee hours, the saying was indeed so true. Bangkok is definitely one of the amazing South East Asia city, probably the most amazing within the region.

TALAD ROD FAI SRINAKARIN
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Over the more than 10 years of my travel to Bangkok, I have been to some of the very interesting, awesome, astonishing and stunning places that offer phenomenal and unbelievable travel experience of my life. There were so many markets in Bangkok that provide holidaymakers and travellers huge shopping options. These markets include the floating markets, one of the most notable being Damnoen Saduak Floating market usually offering exciting Thai food experience coupled with some natural sightseeing, the weekend markets such Chatuchak Weekend Market offering enormous consumer products and souvenirs as well as vast Thai street food, food market such as Talad Or Tor Kor which has an amazing variety of fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits and also Thai street food choices and last but not least the night markets which just like the weekend markets, also offer huge selections of street food, consumer goods, restaurants dining and drinking experience.

THE STREET FOOD SECTION
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One of the remarkable night market that Bangkok has to offer was Talad Rod Fai Srinakarin, or literally known as Srinakarin Train Market. Originally located at the Chatuchak Weekend Market site, which has railway tracks that run next to the market of which how the market derived its name from, Talad Rod Fai has been moved to the current location in Srinakarin adjacent to the Seacon Square shopping mall, which was away from the usual tourist hub of Bangkok.

CONSUMER GOODS SECTION
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The theme for this distinctive night market was surprisingly nothing about the train, though some of the old trains complete with a locomotive were seen placed at one section of the market. Visitors to Talad Rod Fai Srinakarin would be in for a captivating affair for being engaged into the vintage theme brought about within the night market which offer some of the dazzling oldies feel while traversing the market. Dozens of vintage cars and other old vehicles were being displayed within several sections of the market. Some restaurants, consumer goods vendors and antique shops were operating from warehouse designed outlets setup within the night market area.

ANTIQUES SECTION
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VINTAGE VEHICLES ON DISPLAY
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The night market was divided into several sections outlining the different experience for visitors to enjoy the night out at the market including dining both street food and restaurant style, entertainment and beer drinking outing, shopping as well as photography. So many things to do within one night market and definitely Talad Rod Fai Srinakarin is the never to be missed night market while holidaying in Bangkok.

Posted by kidd27 09:33 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

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