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).
Get location: 8.032833,98.82575511932373
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~

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

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

cny shopping tour

Time pass fly… Chinese New Year will reach here in less than one month. Yeah, is time to do shopping! I never worried about mine because I always able to grab some clothes from own collection if I can’t found any out there. I accompany my mr to find his, first round mid valley n the garden. It’s sales season everywhere, it’ll be the great time for bucks saving. There are some great found I would to share with with you.


Ying Ker Lou’s dimsum is so good~ *thumb’s up*
we are there at the right moment of tea time (3-6pm) for late lunch while they are having promo, you can get average 40% -50% off in specified menu.



did you know?
bag always good with hook design, when you need both of your hands for another shopping… ^^


my cashmere cardigan with leather trim, from Massimo Dutti


they are having end season sales!
silk blouse can be found in less than 200, very cheap huh?
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random top from adidas, just nice for cny~

mr is craving for kappa polo tee, while i got nothing to do…

Even i’m not big fans of polo, but I accidentally found this in Parkson Pavillion. Zang Toi launched have their own polo tee collection too, much more feminine than sporty right? The price is reasonable than what I thought, range inbetween 119 to 359.


mine just 119.90, it comes with beautiful gift box as well! Very tempting, isn’t it?


Not big fans of white? They have other beautiful colour as well…


So what are you waiting for?
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Maroon handbag from Ninewest.


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Fans of Zara, must grab some clothes from there of course…