Soi 38 Thai Restaurant Melbourne

Soi 38 Soi Yummy

It was an impromptu date in an unassuming restaurant, which I have seen plenty in Singapore but never in Melbourne.

For the lack of pretentiousness alone, I knew it would be a treat to eat at Soi 38. A place I have been wanting to go to since last year, but no-thanks to Covid and whatnot, it only happened this week.

Soi 38 is located inside a Wilson Parking carpark in Melbourne CBD area. I made a booking for 6.15 PM (booking is highly recommended) at 5.45 PM and went to The Paperback bookshop to spend time there while waiting for Fafa who had a gym class.

At 6.30 PM, we have put our order in: Thai BBQ set, Thai iced tea, coconut juice, Som Tum as the entree and my fave mango sticky rice dessert. The BBQ set came with various meat and seafood, noodles, vegetables and a single egg—all to be cooked on the tabletop bbq stove.

To say I was delighted would be an understatement.

The food, dipped in their homemade Thai sauce, was delicious. And the crowd was interesting. That evening, the place was bursting with diversity, from suit-wearing business people to pierced belly flashing student.

I will come back again, bring all my friends and recommend Soi 38 to anyone.


Coffee Diary: Yet Another Farewell

I am moving to Australia. I am taking the red-eye to Melbourne tonight. My cousins kidnapped me early this morning for one last coffee date, at least for sometime. We went to a hipster coffeeshop in South Jakarta. We talked, we cried and we face-timed with Jik. They got me a watch, how thoughtful.

Cousins Farewell

My heart is breaking all over again.

A Jeju Day

Today we took a day tour around Jeju. It covered the Hallim Park, some hilly temple, Teddy Bear museum, walk by the seaside and my favorite, the Spirited Garden. I didn’t enjoy the tour as much because it was conducted in Chinese, but at least I got to see more of Jeju. A lot more.

Tonight, we had black pork BBQ for dinner at black pork street. It was so delicious, that we decided to stay one more night here, so we can have another dinner session there. We a bought a new ticket, direct flight from Jeju to Shanghai, that way we also have another full-day to explore Jeju.