This is a public service announcement – The Platinum Fashion Mall
in Bangkok is evil. It’s a wholesale emporium of attire, a shopper’s
paradise and it will drain all your baht away. I think I spent 3,000
baht just on clothes just now.
The Platinum Fashion Mall has a lot of floors dedicated to all sorts
of attire you can think of – I spent a lot of baht in one shop alone.
It’s called Marijuana. How can you not buy stuff from this place? I
got a lot of t-shirts for myself and also – Cherie, Irene, Joanne,
David, Jimmy and Robyn, I got you all stuff from this place, you’ll
I ended up looking like this…and I’m not even much of a shopper! I
just couldn’t resist the counter-culture, drug and sex reference
t-shirts. The place is really cheap too, if you bargain, you can get
probably 5 t-shirts for 500 baht (RM 50).
The Platinum Fashion Mall is a baht drainer coz it has its own food
court as well so you can spend the entire day there if you’re so
inclined (and you probably would if you visit every shop in this huge
The food court at The Platinum Fashion Mall uses a coupon system for
purchasing food. There were three of us, and we each got 100 baht
credit coupon cards and shared the food.
I ordered Somtam (the famous Thai mango salad) with
blue crabs and chicken feet (55 baht) and the mango salad was pounded
into a dish that looked like this:
It tastes REALLY GOOD. I can’t describe how good it tastes, it was
just so good that I nearly came while eating it. My dining companion
(MDC from this post onwards to protect her privacy) and Jia Chui (a
pharmacist from KL that I met at the hotel) both agreed somtam is THE
Please do try Somtam if you’re ever in Thailand, it’s orgasmic!
Other highlights is this dish with really hot sauce (don’t know what it’s called) that was really good as well.
There’s also a local home made grilled bread that we ordered.
This is the chilli paste and pork floss version (15 baht). It’s great!
This is the Thailand tea custard version (12 baht) which MDC ordered. It tastes like tea custard.
Just be careful when you walk down the many aisles of The Platinum
Fashion Mall…it’s temptation personified in a large concrete
building. You’re going to spend a lot of baht here coz everything seems