My Travel Story Chapter 2: Thai Food

To all of my dear readers, you are warned that this post is not suitable to be viewed with empty stomach. You will be feed with thirty over irresistible food pix later. All food pix are taken during mt last trip, bloggers always feed their camera before feeding their mouth.

Coconut, spelling of an old-fashioned form of the word. The term is derived from 16th century Portuguese and Spanish cocos, meaning “grinning face”, from the three small holes on the coconut shell that resemble human facial features (source fr here). Coconut seen everywhere in Thailand, coconut water is the my favor drink, good for reducing your body inner heat.

Experiencing this delightful and refreshing cocktail with coconut milk as its ingredient at Blue Mango Restaurant, luv luv luv!

Okay, when we said Thai food, we can’t miss out tom yum! Its widely served in Thailand. Four of us have been craving this drooling dish almost everymeal, unless three of us was food poison in middle of the trip.

Pad Thai, from Blue Mango Restaurant.

We at Blue Mango.

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Royal Tandoor at Krabi, owned by Indian boss, to be truth their in Indian food is super good yet Thai food was so so only.

Yes, we let our camera eat first.

Lime steam fish.

Ying Li doing a good wife duty, me the bad wife know take photo only, hehe…

Highly recommended their green curry chicken, the best I have tasted so far. Small portion (about six tiny chunks chic meat) in the bowl for 200 baht.

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Chang beer, every where in Thai.

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Four of us hubby, me ying li n khai having breakkie in our hotel, La Playa Resort. Typical hotel food but it was good.

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We go sapu Ao Nang Night Market (closed on Thursday).
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Dear food lovers, here’s the cheap food heaven!

A hawker stall near junction of Ao Nang Night Market. Don’t really understand what was written on menu, we order by pointing the food out. ^^

Super stew pork leg.

Don’t really know what is this, I can’t read Thai but taste good also.

Fried chicken dish, thumbs up! From the same stall as well.

Steam water chestnut, the first stall at the entrance of night market. The little stall was nicely decorated by pandan-leaf-fold roses.

I told the lady boss the roses are beautiful, she made one for me instantly. ^^

Look good but didn’t try out, my stomach running full…

Guess their typical way of ikan bakar, saw them in Bangkok before.

Nangka jeruk?

Sweet dessert, have no idea what’s it made of. The owner cant speak English I can’t speak Thai, I only know swadeekap kap kap kap…

I grab frozen yogurt at this stall as my dessert.

Not kidding, they are really pure juice.

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Street hawker food: Pancake

Street hawker food: Monkey noodle
I am not sure the boss kidding on it or it really called that funny name. It was the last bowl when I go near the stall and it was belong to someone else, so didn’t try out this, guess it taste good.

Thai is an art place, they emphasize the beauty of display, even just a piece of pineapple.

Street hawker food: prawn tempura

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Okay, I am very very fascinated in this dish: Som Tam!!! I saw a stall surrounded by local people and tourist, I go near to check it out. It was just like local rojak, he sliced everything inside a mortar, pour in seasoning then mix everything well. It can be eaten like this or served with noodles. I can’t resist how tasty it is after first bite.

I observe what he got in his stall, and I swear I go back I must make my own! ^^

Tada, here you are! My version of Som Tam in Queenie kitchen! I am using:

extra virgin olive oil (I swap oil dressing to olive oil , the only oil I have in my house. ><)
cincalok ( made from Malaka one, hahaha)
fish sauce
the greenest papaya I pick from grocer store
long beans
tomato
cucumber
lemon juice (it suppose using lime juice actually)
cili padi

I slice my papaya in this way.

Everything sliced then pour in seasoning according your taste.

Chilled and served.
I have been keep making this dish almost twice a week since back from Krabi…

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More pix coming up in chapter 3 next week, bye bye~

Miko 2012 Spring Summer Hair Show

I am going to tell you this is an awesome hairshow! Miko Au has an awesome idea, trying to tell us that the truth is not what you seen. At the finale part, Miko final touch up a model’s hair. For me, that was already awesome. Yet that wasn’t the end, he grab the wig throw on floor. Model real hair was perfectly pre-styled! It look neat without any mess even Miko touch up the outer wig, incredible isn’t it? Sorry that I din’t have any video right here to share with you guys, cos I was at jaw dropping at that moment!

Anyway, here are some awesome pix I would like to share, some of them are made in gif. :)


Celebrities above are cat walking in Alvin Tay Couture beautiful gowns!


Designer Alvin Tay finale on stage.

Well, this is another part of hair show…

Final finale


me n 蔣珮珮


me n joanne puah


miko, manne n me

After party was held at Seed Cafe.
I would rate four star out of five for their food quality, must try this cafe out when you are in Sungei Wang.
This  was my dinner club sandwich, thumbs up for it!

Left over mouth-size food from the show.

They served well with red wine… :)

-The End-

Swap Party at The Bee Publika

I went for Swap Party at The Bee, Publika yesternoon. We encourage to pick maximum fives pieces of unwanted things, probably need to be rehome for exchange. It can be cothes, accessories, home decor… but it must be in good condition. I was given five tokens when I dropped my five exchange items. All guests was offered a cup of coffee, we can pick any flavor from menu, sounds great right?


All stuffs are for swapped purpose, go pick ur favor and exchange with token.


Okay, I pick book and book, reading is good. It never stink your mind…

Our choices of:
book
book
cotton print scarf
bead necklace
toy

couldn’t find any suitable, I only pick three items. Toy and bead necklace are Pei Khoon’s choice.

Here are our coffee, ice latte and my all time favor Americano.

Swapping the unwanted to wanted, actually is good because we are recycling…

Pei Khoon n me

Did you queue for Capitol Satay Celup before?


I have heard about it long time ago, just haven’t try once. The day has finally come. Another sweet couple Ying Li n Khai join us at second day of the trip. YL actually a Melacca-ian, who is not so familiar with Melacca. CSC open at 5pm , we reached before five, yes, before five pm. Can you see how long the queue is? We are standing three-shops-aways from Capitol Satay Celup. We take turn to queue while others gotta chance to walk around.

Insane long queue in front of the shop.

My queue buddies.

No sisters no brothers no branches… don’t be misled!


Well, we took 1 hr 45 min to get our table.

Okay lar, they quite provide quite wide range of choices compare with next door competitor.


Anything so special? Em, frankly, I don’t think all ingredient suitable to cook with satay sauce, especially my favour shi ham (clams), taste memang salah goes with satay sauce… er….

I’m actually very pek cek frustrating after the one and fourty five minutes long wait…

According to YL, this is the BONUS! Giant fresh prawn and seafood will be given to everytable, which you can’t get it next door. This is the only diff between two shops, actually both taste similar.

OMG, look at the sizes in comparison… both charges the same price of RM1.00 per stick.

When you eat till last, whole pot look quite geli disgusting…food floating in thick sauces…

me, ying li n khai
cameraman mr mok.


Look at the long queue when we leave…gosh~

Capitol Satay Celup
Capitol Satay Celup Restaurant 41 Lorong Bukit Cina, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia
Tel: 06-2835508
(Closed on Mondays)

CNY 2012 Food Directory

This is the ultmate food bible of weight gaining season

< Chinese New Year Eve Dinner>


the must have new year dish: salmon lou sang~


lou sang in action…


favour hakka homecook dish
梅菜扣肉


ritual
feed your cam before feed you mouth


garlic fried big prawn
干煎虾禄

Lets put our hands together to my great mum for preparing us all the deli yummy festival homecook dish. :)
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never miss mcd prosperity burger every year, huat ar~
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my mum only carving dry meat from Weng Heong HQ (jln imbi),
and dun try to cheat, she will know one… ><lll
She has terrible taste bud.
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<First Dragon Dinner>
The Wok Cafe


Gulai Tumis Snapper
年年有鱼


Signature Wok Toufu


Jiu Hoo Char


Asam Chicken

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Melacca chicken rice ball


Capital satay celup

 house of museum cafe Jonker 88
cendol


house of museum cafe Jonker 88
baba laksa


they have new packaging of instant white coffee


ice white coffee

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mille crepe @ Nadeje Cake House
If you have your own ride, let’s visit the HQ (mahkota), better than Dataran Pahlawan outlet (Well, I tried both on this trip).
Fankly, its quality drop compare with years ago. As Vkeong said: Nice meh?

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bottomless beer…
photo taken at Rav house with giant moth, bigger than my beer can~ @@

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…and lots of cny cookies waiting to be cleared…

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Here I wish everybody a lucky dragon year… :)

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Daily random styling pic


#OOTD
random spec scarf
zang toi white polo
white lace shorts
mng gold belt
hush puppies white loafer