Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Witch Pie Factory, Thong Lor, Sukhumvit BKK

Never thought that we could try some authentic British breakfast in Bangkok. There it is a British run restaurant serving a wide variety of pies. The decoration of the shop is also very British.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Central World food court BKK

Every now and then I like visiting food courts in Bangkok. The food may not be the best but it's pretty entertaining to check out each food stall of what they serve. My regular choices are often a som tam (green papaya salad) and a noodle soup or Pad Thai, with a dessert of herbal jelly. Just at about THB100-150, I can have a very full meal. This food court is on the top floor of Central World, behind the supermarket.

Pattaya Grilled chicken, Pattaya

Have been to Pattaya about 4 times but haven't tried this famous grilled chicken restaurant. It turned out I should have visited here years ago. This time the food is pretty disappointing and especially the grilled chicken is dry chewy like a cartoon paper, though the seasoning of the chicken is not bad. All the other food are at average.

Saladaeng Cafe by Jim Thompson BKK

Unexpectedly a very old photo, over 10 years ago, showed up and at that time my Sharp digital camera only had a 640x480 pixel resolution (photo 1). I always recall how the Moo Yang was served on a cutting board and it was so juicy and aromatic. This cafe has been renovated over 5-6 times and it's still one of my favourite choices for bringing some friends for some half local/int'l Thai cuisine. Personally as in the cooking technique and ingredients used, I prefer Saladaeng Cafe to the other local authentic Thai restaurants. The latter ones are usually either pretty salty/sweet and/or in a slow-heat cooking. At a recent visit, this restaurant is still better than its original shop at Jim Thompson, and most of all I brought my best friends to visit here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Photos by Pixmation, in Phang Nga Thailand

The photos below are posted at the courtesy of Pixmation. A reflection of the local living in the west coast of Phang Nga, Southern Thailand.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ryo Tei 亮亭 Ramen shop, Taikooshing HK

Seen this shop changed from a local tea restaurant, manning store, congee shop, tutorial center and now a Japanese noodle shop. None of them could have survived for over a year, probably due to its inconvenient location (opposite Island East). Lately this shop came to take the challenge. The shop claimed for its authentic Southern Japanese ramen. The soup base is very thick and actually much too thick for me that I'd rather treat it as a sauce, though it's pretty tasty. The noodle texture is at average. So at HK$70-80 for a bowl of Japanese noodle, it's not that worth.

Friday, November 25, 2011

泉章居 - Chuen Tseng Kui, Causeway Bay Plaza HK

It was a big news years ago when his restaurant sold its premises on Percival Street and moved in Causeway Bay Plaza. So the end result is that the old chef can't get used to a new kitchen with all the modern utensils. Its fans and followers gradually left. The last time I gave it a third trial was in 2008 and it was still much below expectation. Out of curiosity, I gave it a fourth trial lately. I am glad that its renowned chicken and some other dishes [fish maw, mushroom & sea cucumber casserole (photo 8)] are coming back after such lengthy struggling years. *photo 2 shows how the old time of washing cups and bowls.