Part 1 - Northeast Restaurant
Thailand has always been on my list of places to go. I was there several years ago while on tour, so when I got the opportunity to travel there for uberding and spend a week, I jumped at the chance. You don’t have to ask me twice to travel for good food and Thai cuisine happens to be one of my favorites. I arrived at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport at 6:30 a.m. My tour guide in Bangkok, a sturdy and compact Thai gentleman by the name of Tee, was already waiting for me. He was full of stories, useful information, and was very open and welcoming; this openness and welcoming spirit is something I now consider to be synonymous with Thai culture. We chatted for a bit while stuck in traffic and went over the plan for my two days in Bangkok. The first thing on the list was checking in at my hotel, the Sofitel So Bangkok and grabbing a bite to eat before heading off to do some sightseeing and exploring.
Northeast is located smack dab in the center of Bangkok. It's nondescript and at lunch time it's full of Thai business people on their lunch breaks. I couldn't wait to dig in. Any place full of locals is always a good sign. The staff was welcoming and we grabbed a table right away, I ordered a fresh coconut and studied the menu. I knew I wanted seafood so I went for my go to favorites: Fried snapper,Thai basil prawns, and green papaya salad.