01 April 2013

Bangkok Jan 2013 Part I - Divana Virtue Spa & Nathong Restaurant

Earlier in Jan this year, hubby and I went on a short Bangkok getaway with another couple P and N. They are foodies as well, and we had a great time eating our way through Bangkok the 3 days we were there. Ok a little exaggerating but still, the amount of food we ordered and ate would be considered overwhelming for the average eater.
We took the first flight out and touched down early in the morning in BKK. Our hotel was Siam Kempinski whereas theirs was Novotel Siam Square. Hubby managed to get only 1 room with corporate rate alas we had to stay in separate hotels.
After separating our ways at the airport, we proceeded to check-in at our respective hotels and agreed to meet later in the evening for dinner.
As it was still early, we could not check into our rooms, so both of us took the free hotel buggy service to Central World and from there a short walk to Erawan Shrine for our ritual prayers.


After the prayers, we had some time to spare before our Spa appointment at Divana Virtue Spa, so decided to fill our tummies first at one of our regular haunt at Siam Square.

My order was Braised Pig Trotters with rice and egg.

Oooh, look at the pig's skin, the focus is not the fat but the collagen! LOL!

Hubby's favourite rice noodle soup.

After the yummy brunch, we proceed to Divana Virtue Spa at Silom, nearest BTS station is Surasak. I have been to the Divana Nurture Spa at Sukhumvit before and it's actually re-located to this current address.

The spa is housed in a lovely old Thai mansion and tastefully decorated with lots of floral and chic furnishings.


We were served iced pandanus drink with a cold towel.

Different massage oil for selection.

Merchandise on sale. I love the sweet rose and lavender shower gel!

Our treatment room. We were first treated with a foot bath.

Hubby's treatment was Traditional Thai Massage, whereas I went for the Aromatic Relaxing Massage. The massages were not bad, but we had better ones. Would say that in terms of skills, the therapists were average but the whole spa ambience is quite nice.

Love the bath tub but we didn't get a chance to use it.


After the one-hour massage, we were served some hot lemon tea and fruits.

After the spa, we took the BTS back to Siam and proceeded to check into our room. This was our second stay here at Siam Kempinski, we were offered the garden wing deluxe room this time.

I think the room was bigger than the one during our previous stay. The king-size bed is certainly inviting.

Spacious walk-in wardrobe for my shopping :p

Workdesk. Free Wifi available in-room.

Good size flat screen TV.

Cozy couch, daily complimentary fresh fruit.

Spacious bathtub with oversized bath tub. Dear son would love this one. Well, this trip was not for him.
After a good rest, we met P and N at the BTS station, took the BTS then MRT then a cab to Huay Kwang area, for our long-anticipated Nathong Restaurant. This place was recommended by a thai friend and we liked the food so much from a previous trip so we had to come here again despite the inconvenience.

We were quite early so the restaurant was still empty.

3 types of sauces to go with our food.

The tangy and spicy Tom Yum Goong.

Crunchy stir-fry morning glory. The stems were quite tender.

Crispy calamari.

My favourite Thai prawn cake, perfect with plum sauce. This was not bad, but still I miss the ones at Sabieng Lae, Koh Samui.

Thai version of stir fried oyster omelette. This was a little wet, slightly different from SG's version.

The steamed river prawns are must-order! They are smaller in size but very succulent and sweet!

Steamed fish with lime and chilli. The fish was quite fresh and tender, well complemented by the chilli lime sauce.

It was amazing how many dishes we ordered in total! And just when I thought we were done, hubby ordered 3 steamed flower crabs. Oh well. Oh but the steamed crabs were good, very tender and juicy!

My tummy was bursting at the seams at the end of dinner! Thereafter, we proceeded back to Siam Square for a thai food massage and then back to the hotel for good night's rest.
Stay tuned for Part II and III where there's more food than you can eat!

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    The pig trotters look delish and the seafood looks scrumptious! May I have the name and address of the pig trotters stall and Nathong Restaurant?