Today’s breakfast at Cabochon was the tops!
I’ve never seen a more delightful looking breakfast that’s the perfect blend of east and west. I love bacon and I love fish sauce. The ‘mueh’ or rice in soup fish was perfect. Just like the fish soup we have back home, with the freshest tiny little oysters I’ve ever had.
The pork soup was fantastic, with small intestines and fresh lean pork. The vegetables in it was fresh too – looked like kangkong and some exotic looking textured leaves which had a crunch to it.
The sweets were exceptionally pleasing to my tastebuds too. The butter must’ve been some high quality brand or simply used generously – the cakes were so dense and buttery. Even the sliced bread with butter tasted flavourful.
After packing our bags and taking a look at the pool,
(nothing to shout about but its Cabochon’s pool so I’m biased) we went off for a long walk to Ekkamai. Underestimated the walk there – especially since we were in the hot sun for a long while. Gave up 4/5 of the way after we passed by Suppanigga Eating Room and took a cab down for the remaining 1/5 as we got a bit dehydrated.
We found this place, Unfashioned Cafe, which was a tiny little establishment next to its vintage/international shop.
Refuelled by the cakes and drinks, we walked on to Ekkamai Macchiato, and then to One Ounce for Onion.
We skipped Macchiato as it smelled of cooking kitchen oil, and skipped the pricey products at Onion.
The exterior of Macchiato looked like a house. We had to squeeze through many cars to get in – strange.
The coffee, according to Immanuel, had a smoky flavour to it. I can’t drink coffee so all I could do was admire the store layout and takeaway cup design as usual.
We promptly made our way to Suppanigga Eating Room for lunch after this. It was wonderful. The prawn wanton I wanted had run out so we had these crabmeat and pork cakes stuffed in crab shells.
The rice with crispy fish was yummy but the pad thai with crab meat was dry and too tomato-ish. The Tom Yun Kung was the winner and the beef shank salad was delicious as well. We paid around 1400B+ for this meal – expensive by Bangkok standards but worth it in my opinion. I would have traded the Pad Thai for more crabmeat pork cakes though.
We ended our day with a foot massage at Health Land Ekkamai as it was near the cafes we visited. We wanted the therapeutic massage but the only slot was at the time we had to leave for the airport. So we settled for the foot massage at 350B each for an hour.
Immanuel said that the technique for Health Land and Watergate spa was on par, but Health Land won for ambience. I still preferred the Watergate spa as the aunty was so loving – She put my head on her lap as she did the head massage for me. That said, its an unfair comparison as it was two different massages.
So our preferences:
1. Health Land – for ambience, price and comfort with technique
2. Watergate Spa – for technique, price and convenient location just opposite Platinum Mall
3. At Ease – would not go back again, perhaps it was the timing and just our masseuse. Very popular amongst Japanese tourists though.