[Bangkok, Thailand] Fellow shopaholics listen up. You cannot go to Bangkok without a visit to The Platinum Fashion Mall, a six-storey fashion, clothes, accessories, bags retail and wholesale mall. Food lovers can also proceed to Level 6 to try its very popular food court where you can try the best of Thai food at a single place, at a very affordable price. Plus it’s air-conditioned.
The Food Centre is located at L6 on its 2nd Mall, and can get very crowded during peak hours. There are 28 stalls, selling cheap Thai food with some selling Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese offerings. While half of the group is probably filled with tourists, the locals (probably staff here) also dine here. Food price is cheap cheap. Compared to its counterpart over at Mahboonkrong MBK, it feels more convenient and cleaner as you make your purchases with a pre-paid card compared to paper coupons. (Read about: MBK Foodcourt)
Stewed Beef with Noodle Claypot (Stall P1)
My favourite stall at the entire foodcourt, the stewed beef combination soup (60 Baht, SGD$2.40, USD$1.95) comes with different ingredients of sliced beef, intestine, tendon and meatballs served in a claypot. The soup, part spicy and part herbal, is extremely flavoursome and goes well with fragrant Thai rice. The beef tendons and intestines are stewed so soft that they almost melt in your mouth.
Fried Oyster Omelette (Stall P11)
The stall called “Shell to Fry, Thai Fried Noodle”, which has the longest queue during lunchtime, sells familiar Thai street fare such as Pad Tahi with Prawn (75 Baht, SGD$3.00 USD$2.45,), Thai Fried Glass Noodle (50 Baht, SGD$2.00, USD$1.60) and Hoy Tod Fried Oyster (75 Baht). The Fried Oyster Omelette is crazy good, very crispy on its edge, fried with fresh oysters, served on top on crunchy beansprouts. Do add some sweet sauce on its side for extra oomph. I did wish it was a tad less oily.
Platinum Fashion Mall Food Court
6th Floor (at Platinum Mall 2), 222 (Pratunum) Petchaburi Road, Ratchathevee, Bangkok, Thailand, Tel: +66 (0) 2121 8000
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm