My Travel Story Chapter 3: Temple Run

This pix looks very familiar isn’t it? This is my favor addictive mega-hit game Temple Run! Well I saw a scene some where near Phi Phi Island, when our traditional boat stop by to pick up our diving mates. The jetty was built by using lots of empty fuel tanks. They linked all empty tanks to form a road on the sea. Since the surface isn’t stationary on sea, it moves following waves. Run on it if you have chance to, to make believe that Temple Run really exist in real life. If you need help, I can let go my monsterboy McCoffee chasing behind as an evil monkey. :P

Run for your life!

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~

Malacca Happy Stay at Courtyard Heeren

I want to share with all of you here, about the boutique hotel I stayed during CNY holiday in Malacca. All normal room was fully booked, I got a junior suite, quite costly but definitely a good stay if you willing to spent a little more. Come, show you environment…


the backyard


junior suite room.


I love the concept of tv cabinet+divider, really a smart idea of space usage!
Thx mr mok for demo. :P


Very stylish bath area with rain shower.


Remember this place, Courtyard Heeren, definately a best to stay in Melacca near Jonker Walk.
They have great services, I have to admit. Even a simple breakfast served, never exaggerate to tell the taste of chicken rice is much better than Famosa Chicken Rice Ball.

 

my cute mr

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

My Vogue Magazine Collection: Polka is new black, polka is not a new dot.

Polka dot will be one of main trend in coming fall/winter 2011. Fashion always like this, the best thing will keep repeating again and again. This fashion spread wasn’t new, Keira Knightley featured in Vogue cover in May 2006. Yeap, it was five years ago issue, but I’d love to share with my readers. :)


“I would love to be able to say, ‘Yes this is my style, and this is who I am’ ”

“She doesn’t vamp at being a sex goddess. To be so beautiful and yet so unaware of it I find incredibly modern” Vera Wang