Lately, we have been exploring a lot near our neighborhood. We went to the Dusit district and visited the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall. It is a former reception hall within Dusit Palace here in Bangkok, Thailand. It now serves as a museum and is from time to time employed for certain state occasions.
One year after the completion of the Amphorn Satharn Villa within the Dusit Palace in 1906, King Chulalongkhorn (Rama V) commissioned the construction of a reception hall to replace the one built during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV). The building is constructed in Italian Renaissance and Neo Classic style of architecture. The exterior is decorated with marble from Carrara, Italy. The Throne Hall is a two story marble construction with large dome (49.50 m high) in the center, surrounded by six smaller domes. The construction of Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall was carried out during the later years of his Majesty King Chulalongkhorn's life. He passed away in 1910. It was completed in 1915.
Visitors to the Throne Hall must wear appropriate clothes for entry. This means a sleeved shirt, trousers for men, or long skirt for women, and no shorts, ripped jeans, short skirts or sleeveless shirts. All cameras and phones must be left in lockers. There is an entrance fee for the Throne Hall. A recorded guide is available in several languages which is really cool to have. Some visitors are in a group tour and have a guide with them.
Too bad no cameras are allowed inside because I really wanna show you what's inside! But here's some pictures outside of the Throne Hall!
1. In a food processor or a blender, puree together all of the marinade ingredients until its smooth mixture. Pour the marinade ingredients into the zip lock bag with the steak and mix to make sure the steak are fully coated in the marinade. Marinade it for at least 2 hours and place in the fridge.
2. In a large skillet, preheating over a medium high heat, add the 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil and let it get nice and hot. Add the bell peppers and onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook the peppers and onion for 5 minutes or until deeply caramelized around the edges. Set aside.
3. To cook the steak, take the marinade steak out of the fridge for 15 minutes before cooking.
4. In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil and preheat over hight heat. Add the half of the steak slices and cook over high heat for about 2 minutes. Place in a plate and continue with the remaining steak. When it is done, put back the cooked peppers and onion for best results.
5. Serve the cooked peepers, onion, steak, and the toppings of your choice immediately in a warm tortilla. Enjoy!