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La Casa, Bangkok

just got back from a whirlwind short break in Bangkok. flew in to meet my german housemate from my UK days as we’ve not seen each other for years. it was quite a laidback vacation from what i’m used to as they juggled between the full effects of jet lag and culture shock. but they sure enjoyed the street food and the area where we put up with.

thought they would enjoy khao san road as it’s filled with pubs & bars etc. but it sure wasn’t easy trying to get a ride back to our hotel from there as most cabbies and tuk-tuk drivers quoted figures 3 to 4 times of what we paid on a metered fare. thus, decided to have dinner there and try our luck after.

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they fancied some pizza so we entered this italian restaurant, la casa. it was bustling with the dinner crowd and featured two sections, with the upstairs being air-conditioned.

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quite like the ambience and decor there, which was done up in the colours of the italian flag, green, white and red. the menu is quite extensive and some dishes use thai ingredients for that local flair.

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i decided to have a pasta dish and chose handmade fettucine with prawns in a garlic, saffron sauce. the substantial portion of pasta did not disappoint, and the sauce was very aromatic and flavourful. my friend kept dipping her pizza base into my sauce.

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my friend’s boyfriend chose the pizza with minced meat and chilli. looks appetising, doesn’t it? and he managed to finish all 8 slices!

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my friend just chose the plain margherita pizza, with tomato puree and mozzarella cheese, garnished with some basil leaves. crispy, and fragrant, the thin crusts pizzas here were really good!

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while they chose to wash down their dinner with local beers, i opted for the cafe affogato. smooth espresso infused with the creaminess of vanilla ice-cream. yum.

judging from the dinner crowd, this italian eatery is very popular with the tourists. but must give them props for the extensive menu and above average food. bit pricey in comparison to local food, but that’s pretty much the norm, even in M’sia.

La Casa,
210 Khao San Road,
Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200
Thailand.

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