Sunday, January 25, 2015

Street Food @ Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok

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Could not resist shopping in Chatuchak Weekend Market whenever I am in Bangkok. I have a long list of things to buy but usually have to scale down in case our luggage is overweight. -_-

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Seafood paella rice ..... taste is so-so 

I look forward to the fantastic variety of street food in Chatuchak market. Although we would prefer to patronise our usual vendors but we do try some other vendors too.

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Thai ice lollies on a hot day!

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Mieng Kham - this is a traditional Thai street snack which is healthy and addictive. Fresh chaphlu leaves are filled with roasted coconut shavings and some of the following ingredients: shallots, ginger, garlic, fresh red or green bird's eye chili, lime, palm sugar, chopped unsalted peanuts, chopped dried shrimp.

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Very impressed by this skilful Thai iced tea vendor at Chatuchak market. I ordered one cup of iced tea, he was twirling and performing as he made my tea. Amazing.

The iced tea tasted good.



Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hainanese Food in Bangkok

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Fish maw soup, steamed fish, Hainanese steamed chicken
鱼鳔汤, 清蒸鱼,海南隔水蒸鸡

Our fourth day in Bangkok, the Hainan Dan Family Association invited us to lunch.

A range of dishes were served, some of them were my first taste of Hainanese food. They were so delicious, I wanted to replicate these dishes once I return to Singapore.

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Quietly, I went to the back of the building to watch the cooks preparing our food. The locally sourced ingredients were fresh, but I was awed by the 3 gigantic steamers which contained food for 200 diners.

I met the boss of the catering restaurant. He was a cook from Hainan Island, migrated to Thailand twenty years ago and started his own restaurant serving authentic Hainanese dishes.

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Bamboo shoots with shellfish, Yam fried rice, Thai-style yam paste
白螺炒笋, 芋头饭, 泰式芋泥

We had an enjoyable meal, it's amazing to find such good Hainanese food in Bangkok. I am eager to learn how to cook these dishes.

Below are some famous traditional Hainanese dishes :  

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Hainanese Mutton Stew 东山羊

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Hainanese Mixed Vegetable Stew 海南杂菜

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Pork ribs and radish stew 白萝卜炖排骨 

在曼谷品尝传统海南特色菜肴, 忘不了的味道。。。。。

海南菜清爽的居多,很对我的胃口。

让我惊喜的海南四大名菜之一的东山羊,羊肉都是连皮吃。这个吃法跟新加坡不太一样,但是做出来没有膻味,而且连皮吃起来也更有嚼头。肉质比较细,味道也较清淡,小火慢炖收出的肉汁配上白饭拌在一起很香。

这顿饭, 让我长知识..., 以为海南菜只有那几道菜, 其实还有更多。 我要学煮海南菜给我的家人品尝。

龙记菜馆, 曼谷
海南菜

Friday, January 16, 2015

Shelter - PhotoHunt

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Photohunt Theme : Shelter

Enduring sweltering heat to be the last one standing, the contestants persevered for hours to win a car.

How they wish they could take shelter under an umbrella.

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