Bangkok: gluten-free romantic dinner next to the airport
Continuing the story of the First Part of the trip…
There we go! Second half of my gluten free adventure to Thailand… I am still alive! Though I was quite scared of the last restaurant I ate in… too many people… too many spoons around the dishes I could eat… in any case, I was more worried for the fish allergy than the gluten because, as I mentioned in my last post, gluten is not really common in South East Asia because rice is the base of their diet…
The routine was the same again… European Gluten Free Breakfast at the hotel, then the whole day at the exhibition, and at night, we went to another restaurant our agent recommended to us: Cabbages and Condoms, near the hotel haha! The name was already funny, but hey… the entrance and the pictures hanging from the walls were even funnier haha!! Customs made out of condoms haha!! The best was their final gift, a Thai condom!!
There again, me and my workmate were alone in the restaurant… though the menu was in English, I called the waiter again and showed him the celiac card! I talked to him, he took the celiac travel card to the kitchen and came back with a skeptical face… actually I am not sure if it was skeptical haha but seemed so… because it took a while to help me choosing.
Finally I took a decision and ordered chicken sautéed with vegetables and a dish of rice that in the menu had a “heart shape” but they brought it round… anyway! The case is that when I got my dish I saw that had bread croutons on top of it… I told the waiter that I could not eat that because there was bread on it, and asked for a new dish without croutons and he looked at me like “¬¬ don’t worry, I will take it back to the kitchen and take the croutons out with my hand” (you could think: this is Thailand…; but no! this also happens in other countries like Spain). Knowing that this could happen… I asked him to leave the dish on the table till the new dish would come… He was a bit reluctant but hey… I am the one who would feel bad afterwards, and I do not want to be glutenized in Thailand… after institing for a while, finally he accepted my request… sometimes is not easy to be allergic or intolerant…
After that we went for a walk around the Patpong Night Market to do some souvenir shopping and went back to the hotel… the day after was our last day at the exhibition and, at night, we had the flight back to Spain, via Doha.
Beyond of the heavy rained that stuck us at the train station for 45 min… the last day was a bit slow in the exhibition but we had fun at the booth talking and asking about curiosities of Thailand. After the exhibition, we went back to the hotel and we took the afternoon free at the spa… after a relaxing afternoon, we met with our agent and went to an amazing restaurant next to the airport: Koh Lanta Restaurant.
Awesome!! Was a huge, really huge restaurant, surrounding a lake… though looked quite new, all the buildings were built on old typical Thai architecture style… service was perfect, and food was even better… but hey! the best detail was that every 3 minutes you could see a plane landing at the airport (see picture at the top of this post). This is a place to go with your couple and enjoy of good food, great temperatures and the show of the planes! That time, we were only three so I felt much safer! Our agent talked with the waiter and seemed that he understood everything at first, so he started bringing separate food for me: duck, porck and chicken. He did it this way in order to make sure I was having a safe dinner before taking a 6h flight… I really appreciate it! Actually to go out with locals is the best thing you could do! And this is even better if you can easily communicate with them in English or any other language!
After enjoying a great dinner, good talk and the planes show, it started raining again, but luckily was time to go back to the airport!
The Thai trip arrived to the end, with successful gastronomic gluten free experiences in this Asian country! I really recommend you to go there!
To see the pictures of the trip, click here.
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P.S.: Please keep in mind that in this blog I share my trips, anecdotes and experiences about gluten free travel around the world. It is possible that, in any of my trips, I go to some restaurant not trained by the associations where the risk of being contaminated with gluten exists. I kindly ask you to also take into account that the list of references can change. Please, always double check before eating in the restaurants we recommend. Thank you very much!
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