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khagai last won the day on October 30 2014

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  1. Charoen Pharmacy (on Sukhimvit between Soi 4 and Soi 2-- its the big pharmacy, sell Apcalis (pk of 4, 20 mg - 400 baht). They also sell Sidegra, the Thai brand of Viagra (pk of 4, 100 mg -- 180 baht, that is standard govt. price, no additional "service charge"). They also have Kamagra, Indian viagra, and Pfizer viagre (the US stuff) at various prices.
  2. I have been eating street food for years. Start with the soup, it's hot and everything is cooked. It's called kwaiteow, then you tell the person if you want small rice noodles (sen lek) or large rice noodle (sen yai) or egg noodles (a little larger than angel hair pasta -- baamee). Then you should know if the noodle shop specializes in which kind of meat: chicken (gai--not really common); duck (phet), in which case you will get a little duck meat: pork (moo), in which case you have a choice (and you can mix and match) of pork meatballs (luukchin moo- not like our meatballs), moo sap (min
  3. I would go to the Asavanant Dental Clinic on the corner of Thonglor and Sukhimvit www.asavanant.com/ It is across the street from the Thonglor BTS station. A few years ago, I cracked a first molar in half below the gum line, and cracked the 2nd molar as well during the Songkran holiday. So, the above-mentioned clinic was closed for 4 days. I was in pain so I went to the Bumrungrad Clinic. The dentist who met me there, examined me an walked me through what treatment might be needed (possible root canal, gum and bone surgery if I wanted to save the first molar and do an inlay or cap, the l
  4. I have often bought the sidegra from charoen pharmacy as well at govt. price of 180 baht x 100mg pill. However, in responding to how effective they are, I will throw in my 2 cents. First of all, I am older, need the pills because of other drug interactions, circulatory issues, etc.--I am not in my 20's, 30's, 40's , etc. and using the pills simply so I can go 5 times a day. Second, I have had a prescription in USA for many years for real Pfizer viagra, and it works great. However, thanks to Obamacare and other govt. BS, my insurance no longer copays for Viagra or Cialis or Levitra or Stend
  5. First, a comment about an earlier post about the cost of Domino's in LOS being similar to US, no way. I live in the town where Domino's started (unfortunately)--a large pizza with 3 items is $7.99, or about 240 baht. Large in USA is larger than what they serve in LOS at the chain delivery places like Pizza House or Pizza Hut. The pizza cost here is much higher than that for the same amount. As for quality, Domino's is at best, mediocre, but still better than the 2 other delivery chains. You can do much better with eat-in or limited delivery, non-chain pizza places and restaurants in BKK (
  6. The park next to the Emporium has a basketball court over on the other side close to the condos/apts. There are pickup games there. Walk around the park, you can't miss it.
  7. I was on the new Airport Link yesterday to test it out (this is what you tell the taxi's if you want to go to one of there stations). First, there are 2 trains, the city train which stops at all stations at about the speed of the BTS. Timed it yesterday, Suvarnabhumi to Playathai, 30 minutes. Then there is the express which goes only from the Makkasan station to the airport (no stops) and really wings (I would guess at about 120 km/hour or more from what I saw). At Phayatai, after you arrive with the airport link, you walk down 2 floors and there is a walkway to the Phayathai BTS station
  8. MBK, which remained open during most of the red shirts protests, has now been closed for a few days. If you want shopping, Emporium was still open last time I went by. I am not sure about the place on Ratchada like Fortune, which I prefer over Panthip for coputer HW/SW, and further down, places like Esplanade. I would normally take either BTS to Asoke and MRT there, or a Taxi down Phetburi Road or Rama 9, but haven't ventured there recently.
  9. Went there today, had eleven dim sum plates, an order of stir fried vegetables vegetables, and chrysanthemum tea, bill 250 baht. Incidentally, the place is called Khrua Krungthep (Bangkok Kitchen), sorry, don't have Thai keyboard and have not memorized where all the Thai consonant and vowels are so I will abstain from writing it in Thai script. T
  10. Yes to all above, as you walk out of customs you will be inundated by people coming up to you saying "taxi", these are NOT taxis but unlicensed limo companies and they are much more expensive. If, for any reason, you want to take a limo, go to the TAT desk (Tourist Authority of Thailand desk) inside where you get your bags, they are the only truly licensed limo company, and are on par price-wise with the other unlicensed limo companies, but at least you can fully trust them. Anyway, back to the taxis. Look for the sign on floor 2 which says taxi stand, and follow it. This is where you get
  11. I think you are talking about the Seafood Market on Soi 24, has a big sign in front of it saying "If it swims, we have it". About a 7 -10 minute walk down from the Emporium. It is exactly that, a huge seafood market in which you can pick up and take home OR buy what you want and have it cooked for you in whatever style you like, and eat it there. Has a vegetable market and a wine market as well inside. Quite large and ample parking (if you live in BKK and happen to drive). Caters heavily to the Japanese, quality of the seafood is excellent and the seafood is very fresh. Is on the expens
  12. Totally agree on Rut & Lek, great place, didn't really know the name but know the location well, great seafood and very, very reasonable. If we are discussing dim sum, one place I go to often (again don't know the name) is located roughly between the Ratchatewi and Playathai BTS stops. Ratchatewi is the stop in front of the Asia Hotel. If you exit at Ratchatewi on the Asia side and walk up to Phetburi Road, cross it, then the dim sum restaurant is about another 200 yards/meters up. Not small, maybe seats about 100 people, never seen another farang in the place. Each plate was 15
  13. Disagree on the distance. I have walked back to Soi Cowboy from Baan Kanitha many, many times after a large meal, and it is only about 15 minutes. you are about 5 minutes from the small shopping center that has the Chok Chai steak house, and from there about 10 minutes to SC. On the down side, the sidewalk meanders and there is often sidewalk construction, so you have to watch your step. However, if you are going out in dress clothes or with business associates or on a "date", I do not recommend the walk. Getting there can be a hassle from lower Suk. or upper Suk, because either you go th
  14. Excellent restaurant. I go there often. I have taken many Thai friends there as well, and to the person, they all thought the food was excellent. Love their soft shell crab in yellow curry (puu nim pad pong kuree)and for those of you who do not like the way Thai's serve fish, i.e., whole and you watch out for the bones, at Baan Kanitha, they debone the fish but in the presentation, serve it as if there were a whole fish there (but without bones). Anyway, people's taste differ, but totally agree with OP, excellent food, nice atmosphere, and IMHO also, much better than Bussacarum. They do h
  15. I think you will find more English Breakfasts than American. While you can get decent bacon almost everywhere, good sausage (patty or links) are a bitch to find, as are good hash browns or american fried potatoes, and, if you are from the south, go whistle for grits. This being said, it has come to mind that Bourbon Street, in Washington Square, off of Soi 22 Sukhimvit has a pretty good American breakfast offering with good renditions of the the above-mentioned lacking offerings in most restaurants. However, that location, though of Sukhimvit, is not close to lower Sukhimvit (if that is whe
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