Monday, October 31, 2011

With the Andaman Sea

1. at Maya Bay, Phi Phi island. All the others at Natai beach, Phang Nga.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

At Natai beach......

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Hound, Siam Paragon BKK

Whenever I pass by this shop, the scene of my nieces and nephew taking their favourite chicken wings and iced lemon tea would instantly come up in my mind. Somehow I really enjoy seeing the way they "protect" their chicken wings though my sisters repeatedly taught them this is impolite. So this time my friend told me "you'd better eat more, as I just can't help stopping eating them.". See how lovely devil of this chicken wings. Their ink pasta (photo 2) and spaghetti with anchovy (photo 5) have been improved, quite al-dente and yet very aromatic with the herbs they put in. Beef burger and the prawn bisque are also pretty impressive.

The scene seen the most - shuttle boats of Mandarin Oriental BKK

Sunday, October 23, 2011

BKK, night time of 22nd Oct

1. MO put this sandbag wall to protect their Chinese restaurant China House.
2. Don't let it mislead you. It's not from the flooding the news talked about. At this section of the soi (side street) to MO, when the river tide is high, there will be some water coming out like this. In general, this area is often with some slight flooding. If some foreign reports don't know how it comes from, they would apparently put it as the headline "MO in blood" these days.
3/4. Silom road getting prepared.
5-8. Bottled water is gone, food too and even dried squid. Tourists like us should not get any. Should leave them for the locals as this would be a long time fight for them at least a month.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Poolside lunch by Verandah, Mandarin Oriental BKK

Verandah has further proved herself to be the 2nd best MO outlet (1st be Le Normandie of course) to me. Tried their Chef's salad by the pool (actually tried their burger 3 hours ago) and an encore for their iced mocha. I really like the way they make iced mocha. Very aromatic dark choco (unsweetened) and fine coffee hijacks my taste buds from not letting go. This is what I call "to die for". Veradah or the whole MO makes the very best bread that really set my soul on exile to wonderland. The surprise never ends. I am thrilled to taste their dark choco. tart with passionfruit sorbet. So melty dark choco. and yet not too sweet. The passionfruit sorbet is mixed with some crushed pistachio. This is so inspiring to me. Passionfruit is pretty sour but the pistachio nut's flavour enhances the citrus aroma. Highly recommended. *this pool is so warm that I can even sweat in the pool. Amazing.

Chao Phyra River at 11am, 22nd October, 2011

The river is somehow lower than 2 weeks ago.  So far the central area isn't affected much.  The roads are still dry and smooth.   The news on the TV reported on the severely hit northern part of the city (Don Meuang).  Wish that this city will overcome this big challenge.

Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 Autumn review: Clippers Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

It's the season for Shanghai crab again. Clippers Lounge has a Shanghai theme for its buffet, at HK$408+ with wide variety of seafood. This time the food quality is further improved. Very fresh sashimi, live oysters and superb prime rib as well as the hot dishes. The dessert is awesome and as claimed by my friends too. Note that with an extra of HK$120, free flow of selected red or white wine, good for the wine lover.