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October 13, 2010

Bad situation can turn into a good one

Filed under: Food,Thailand,Travel — Alex @ 6:57 pm

Hway Kwang Terrace

We just finished dinner in one small stall near Zach’s home. While having dinner we decided to go look for some DVD in Hway Kwang market. The market opens late evening and closes at 2-3 am daily. After dinner, we decided to take the cab to Hway Kwang market even though is only 1.5 km away. Some days you just feel lazy to walk after a heavy meal.

While in the taxi, suddenly Zach became very quiet and looked pretty anxious to arrive the market. Since we are always together, I recognized the look that he was having. It is not a look of a man who is eager to get his hand on some DVDs but it is more of a man who is anxious to relief himself. He has the look of an American pilot eager to bomb Hiroshima, or a mom wanting to drop off her kids to the pool. To make matter worse, traffic was bad and we were inching to our destination. Finally Zach told me he will just run to a mini mall that he had seen in Hway Kwang night market. Both of us has never set foot in the mall as we are not shopaholics. We love the malls only when we have emergency like this. So we paid the cab driver and Zach ran as fast as he could to the mall. I kept walking and 7 minutes later I arrived the mall and proceeded to the toilet which is situated at the roof top of the mall.

The roof top of the mall is known as Hway Kwang Terrace and it is a place for people to chill out. There are many stalls selling food, karaoke rooms and also a mini arcade. There’s also a big screen projector and a live acoustic band singing Thai song at that time. I went to the toilet to wash my hands and suddenly one of the toilet door opened and Zach appeared, looking very much relief. The first thing he told me was this is a cool place and we should have a few bottles of beer so we can check out the place. I have the same thought and watching DVDs can take the back seat for today. We find out seat and start to snap some pictures and ordered our beer.

The food stalls are located on the left side as you walked up to Hway Kwang Terrace. Karaoke rooms are on the left. Rows of tables are in the center and up front is a small stage with one guitarist and a Thai girl singing the latest Thai pop songs. Next to the small stage is a big screen broadcasting England premier league soccer game. ( Thai are football crazies ).

Is 12.30am and the late night crowd kept coming. It was Thursday night and the crowd was pretty good. We were tempted to order the beer tower but we decided to just order bottle beer as we were quite full from late dinner.

We ordered San Miguel Light and I’ve never seen big bottles of San Miguel Light after so many years visiting the Philippines. I’ve seen big bottles of Red Horse but never big bottles like this. I decided to take pictures of the big bottle of San Miguel Light to show my Filipino friends. I even emphasized the “bigness” of the bottle by stacking 2 packs of cigarettes on top of each other.

Maybe there are big bottles in the Philippines but I just never came across. But it is still a cool picture though. I gotta say San Miguel Light is getting really famous all around the world. I’ve seen it in Hong Kong and China and now Thailand. I also noticed quite a few tables of Thai customers drinking SML instead of their beloved Chang and Singha. It means the Thai people has already accepted San Miguel Light. Is really a good beer I must say and one of my favorites.

A very much relax Zach and he would like to give a special thank you to the janitor who is making sure that the toilet of Hway Kwang Terrace are being kept clean daily. Kap Khun Kap.

Two hours into drinking beer and our mouth started to get itchy. We decided to order seafood salad. I love Thai salad as it uses a lot of lime juice, salted shrimp or crab and chili. Really appetizing and makes you want to eat more stuff. So we ordered one more dish.

Deep Fried Duck Bill. Is very common for the Thai people to decorate the food they serve as nice as possible. We have an orchid in our duck bill and is not even in a posh restaurant. This deep fried duck bill does not have many meat but is a good pulutan ( finger food ) when you are drinking beer. Is more of nibbling rather than chewing.

I enjoyed the “unexpected” outing very much that night. We would love to come back again with a few more friends and order that big ass beer tower. Most of the dishes cost around 40-200 BHT. The big bottle of San Miguel Light only cost 120 BHT. For Bangkok standard is very cheap and reasonable, Hway Kwang Terrace certainly get my vote for a good place to chillax.

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