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Favorite smoothies

My all time favorite breakfast, lunch, snack, yes actually all meals, is smoothie bowls. This has lead to me trying out all kinds of combinations of ingredients. Nowadays, these two colorful bowls are my favorites; a spinach and pineapple based smoothie, and a raspberry and cherry based one. I prefer to make mine with frozen ingredients as that makes the smoothie thicker. Thats why I prefer smoothie bowls over regular smoothies; they are supposed to be thicker so that you can eat it with a spoon! The main ingredients you use for a smoothie are frozen berries, fruits and vegetables, and some liquid of your choice. I like to add freshly pressed juice to get some more flavor, but you can use everything from milk, to coconut water and regular water to get the flavor you like. Here comes my recipes:

 

Green Power Bowl:

Spinach

Pineapple

Mango

Lime juice

Ice cubes

 

Pink Berry Love:

Raspberries

Cherries

Strawberries

Orange juice

Ice cubes

 

 

My favorite study spots

Hello? Is anyone there? Yes I am still alive, I’ve just been very busy writing on my master thesis. I feel that’s what everything evolve around these days. And then in the weekends I just give myself over to whatever fun that is on the plan. I promise, I will share more with you! Gonna make it up to you now by sharing a rather long post.

Well, all my absence and writing haven’t been wasted for nothing. I’ve been visiting every corner and coffee cup that has been in my walking distance, yes I’ve even walked 60 min one way just to try out something new (No, taxi and bikes in Bangkok are still super cheap, I just got myself an Apple watch, and I’m becoming obsessed with reaching my daily step goal…) which have resulted in this great little «Where to work/study»-list for you! For me, a good study place needs to have a certain vibe. It can’t be to busy with people running in and out all the time, but it can’t neither be super quiet. Plugs, great wifi and comfortable working space is also important. And last, but not least; yummy energy enhancers! I’m not the biggest coffee drinker and I easily get through my day, even week, without a cup. However, I do love me some iced milk based coffees, or something fun with a twist. Bangkok do have a lot of Starbucks’, Au Bon Pain’s and True Coffee’s, and I do go there from time to time, but as those are not as hidden and undiscovered for many of you, I choose to share the more hidden gems. Sit down, relax, and tomorrow you go to try to work in some of these places. I’ve done all the work for you here:

1. BAKER GONNA BAKE

 Address: Baker Gonna Bake, Sukhumvit 26.

One of the bigger cafes that I’ve been visiting in Sukhumvit 26. The interior takes you back to a little farm on the country side, and it is beautiful and well put together. Everywhere you look, on the walls, seats and tables, you find small little quotes giving a nice little touch. I went for a ice matcha latte, and for not being Japanese, I found it delicious! This place also serves a lot of food, both western and thai, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their menu is typical Thai with everything you can find. They also have a little bakery selling all kinds of goodies like cakes and cookies, but this time I had to pass. Their tables and chairs on the other hand was not very perfect for a long reading session, and I will not recommend this place if you plan on killing tons of hours. However, I do think this place is better as a brunch place rather than a study spot!

2. FILL IN THE BLANK

Address: Fill in the Blank, Sukhumvit 61 Alley, Ekkamai

I’ve always wanted to try out this place for brunch, but for some reason it has just been pushed down on my list. This place is pretty far away from where I live, but after a huge detour due to another closed cafe (Theera, gotta save it for later!), I ended up in Ekkamai. The place is a bit hard to find, as it is not in the main road, but as that was not enough, it is not even a part of the main alley either. To find this place you need to get into a side street of a side street. If you know where Counting Sheep (another super nice brunch place) is, Fill in the Blank is just hidden around the corner. After 60+ min walk, I decided to treat myself to a popcorn caramel milkshake! Yum! Okay, so the caramel popcorn was maybe better than the actual shake who almost only tasted like sweet milk. But they have so many other milkshakes that look sooo good, that I just have to go back! However, this place caught me off guard. I was expecting to just stay here for one hour or something, but I found myself a big working table in the corner, and suddenly I even had to order lunch. Primarily I would recommend this place as a brunch/lunch type of place (their menu looks really good), but I actually did enjoy it as a good study place too. Most of the people around are eating and talking, so if you feel like you need more people doing the same as you; this is not the place.

3. YELLOW SPOON

Address: Yellow Spoon, Ekkamai Alley 19

One of my favorites! This spot was also discovered by a coincidence when I was originally looking for the neighbor (who also was closed..). As I was standing lost in a small side street with literarily nothing else inside, I decided to have a look inside this place. And I do not regret it! It is the smallest little place, and for all the hours I was working there I was always by myself. In the middle of the shop there is a big kitchen table, and sitting in someones house and kitchen is exactly how I felt like. After a while I started to understand that their main business is delivery of cakes and pastries around Bangkok, as several drivers and customers came to pick up stuff. Their coffee menu isn’t to brag about, and if you are a big coffee lover who appreciates that the most, Little Spoon isn’t for you. However, are you a cake lover as me, this is exactly the place you should visit. Their cakes and pastries don’t have any artificials, emulsifiers or any chemical products, and are only made with real products. Their emphasis is on the taste and how products originally should be, so they leave the decorations and stuff to others. Even though their latte was a bit dull, their cheese cake did not disappoint! Btw, I forgot to tell you, they even make a lot of gluten free, dairy free and sugar free stuff 🙂

4. SORA CITY

Address: Sora City, Sukhumvit 26

Another little hidden gem in Sukhumvit 26. Sora City is actually a gallery, cafe and outlet for fancy hipster bikes. The place is super small, with only a few tables, but the atmosphere and coffee was good. On their menu they have propper coffee, and some more creative (and sugary) options for the more daring ones. They also serve American pancakes! And if I remember correctly, that’s the only other thing they sell. The pictures looked good, and if I go back, I think I should try.  The lady working there was really nice, and all in all it was a nice place to work from. However, I could not get rid of the kind of strange feeling sitting in a bicycle shop. It was no one who came to even look at the bikes, but still, they are kind of right in your face, and it was just something a bit strange with all of that.

 

5. HELLO STRANGERS

Address: Hello Strangers, Sukhumvit soi 26

I just posted a rather detailed post about this place, but I figured out that I had to put it here as well as it is one of my favorites. Actually, it is my favorite in soi 26. This is a place for coffee lovers, art lovers, and people that just wanna study or work in a cool and quite environment. Small little place, and as with the other small places I have listed here, you gotta be comfortable with being almost by yourself with the owners/workers. But that is some of the things I appreciate.

Coffe break

Me writing a master thesis leads to a lot of discoveries, and especially of cafes. Thus I will share some of these hidden gems with you. I am constantly searching for the best place to work from, as sitting in my apartment all the time drives me crazy. The most important thing for me is the atmosphere, good wifi, and of course something delicious to nibble on. I am not a coffee nerd, and a delightful cup of tea, juice or smoothie is well as good for me. Here the other day I was walking up soi 26 in Sukhumvit, and realized this street has tons of cute cafes. I decided to try Hello Strangers Cafe, a perfectly sized cafe with Scandinavian industrial design with some quirky additions and amazing art. The place is calm (at least when I was there), and the music they play is perfect for studying, I didn’t even have to use my ear plugs. Try their signature coffee, Monkey Brain Latte. Not only does it taste yummy, but it is served in a super cool cup. Those who know me know that I often eat with my eyes more than my mouth!

Adress: Hello Strangers Cafe, Sukhumvit 26, Opposite Fourwings Hotel.

Student life back on track

Finally we’re there yo! And what I’m talking about is my master thesis. Been trying to figure out a topic to write about for ages, and now I’m ready. As many of you already know, I am currently studying Business Administration and Economics with my MSc in Marketing and Brand Management. What could then not be more suitable than writing about social media and influencer marketing. Super excited to start on the real work (yes I know…I’m secretly a big nerd that loves my study sessions). Bangkok have a lot of nice spots for studying, and I’ll probably check out more of them now. Yesterday I went to my neighbor cafe to get in a few hours of writing. Been telling you about this place before, but can’t do anything else than love this place. Bangkok don’t have too many healthy options, but Veganerie Concept is one of them. Coconut milk substitutes dairy products,  and a lot of their sweet dishes are sugar free!

Adress: Veganerie Concept, 35/2 Soi.Methiniwet (Sukhumvit24) behind Benjasiri Park 

Broccoli Revolution

 

I have to admit, I’m no vegan or vegetarian person, but after moving to Bangkok I have found myself craving greens, nuts and seeds more than ever. Don’t understand me wrong, I LOVE thai food, but it does not, as you might have thought, have a lot of vegetables. Also everything is cooked in a way or the other, and strange as I am, I prefer my food cold…  This has lead me to discover the many great vegan and vegetarian cafes and restaurants around. Broccoli Revolution; no disappointment! A large menu to choose from with everything from Thai dishes to European selections and freshly cold pressed juice. I have tried this place as both dinner and lunch spot, and both things work perfectly.

ADRESS: 899 Sukhumvit Road, Klong-Nua, Vaddhana, Bangkok 10110.

veganerie concept

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Seems like it all about food nowadays! But its true, the lifestyle here in Bangkok is really all about food. The Thai people really enjoy having a nice meal. Yesterday we wanted to try something new, and headed to this vegan friendly café/restaurant which serves the most delicious and mouth watering dishes you can every imagine. Everything just looked so tempting, and I had a really hard time deciding what to go for. They have everything from quinoa salads and acaii bowls, to healthy desserts like raw brownies. Veganerie Concept can be found in Sukhumvit 24,  just behind the Benjasiri Park. A bit difficult to find, but a well worth visit. I am going back for sure!

Juice it!

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Eating healthy in Bangkok is not as easy as I thought it was going to be. Before going here I was expecting a diet filled with veggies, fruits and lean dishes. However, that is not the case as all the dishes are filled with sugar, salt, or sugar and salt based sauces. Finding something healthy to eat if you are on the run is neither too easy. My go to in cases like these are thus juices. 100% cold pressed juice with a mix of both vegetables and fruits. Tempting, fresh and tasty! Just a little tip from me to you if you are having the same challenges as me here in Bangkok 🙂

Spice it up

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Deli deli delicious! Typical plate of mine these days. Chicken, seafood, vegetables, rice, curry, spices, soups, noodles, flavors. Pretty much sums up the typical thai dishes. I am feeling super spoiled as I never have to cook for myself. The prices for eating out is cheaper than cooking your own food which pretty much makes it an easy choice. Either I’m heading for some street food from the vendors, or the local restaurant is always ready to serve you. Ah, now I managed to make myself hungry…

Pancake o’clock

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Craving something sweet? Found this really cute place just next to where I live, and they serve the nicest little pancakes. But watch out for these devils, they might seem small and harmless, but two bites and you have your whole lunch. Eat the whole thing and you have all your meals for the day covered. The café is located in Itsaraphap road and called Long Kin do ze er, but I think I’ll just go for the pancake place. So if a little bit of hipster, and some pancakes is what you are looking for; Kin do ze er is the right place for you.