Asian Dishes, food, Places

The best of halal Thai Street food

So we just came back from a very good holiday in Krabi with a belly full of good food and a good shade darker.

Featuring the best of what I ate. Last photo of insects is just a novelty. Didn’t see a single person buying them at his stall at the Krabi Night Market. By the way, this is SUPER overated and really not worth the visit.

1. Grilled meats. Soooo tender and flavourful. There’s cubes of fat in the middle of the beef and hence the melt in the mouth deliciousness.

2. Fresh grilled squid with barbecue sauce.

3. Mango sticky rice!

4. Grilled corn. So delicious!

5. Khanom Buang. Traditional Thai snack only found on the weekends night markets. It’s meringue with a savoury topping. Nothing I’ve ever tasted in Singapore before. Yum!

6. Pad Thai! I bought packets of pad Thai sauce in this trip. Will be whipping some up when I get my new kitchen in a month’s time!

7. Thai tea! So good here especially when the weather was sooo hot on some days.

8. Fried insects! For the fearless and boundary-less 😃

Asian Dishes, breakfast, food, Places

Singaporean Breakfast: Ya Kun

I posted years ago my breakfast of soft boiled eggs. But I noticed in that post it was a picture of the steamed sandwich version.

A typical home-style favourite in Singapore, especially for the Chinese here, is soft-boiled eggs with kaya toast. Kaya being a coconut pandan jam. However if you’re a true blue Singaporean, regardless of race, you’ll tend to incorporate the other cultures into your homes and for many Malays, eating soft-boiled eggs for breakfast wasn’t the exception.

I remember eating this when I was young and so did The Hubster. I think many Singaporean mothers back in the 80s and 90s believed in the nutritious value of eggs on their children’s intellect.

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to eat this again at Ya Kun for breakfast on a weekday before work. What bliss.

And this time, I made sure I took a snapshot of it with the crispy and creamy and buttery kaya toast that goes along with it. Sipped with coffee, this is the go-to breakfast of champion Singaporean kids who rule over PISA scores and our humble taxi drivers.

Asian Dishes, food, Places, Seafood

Uni in a bowl

Today my friend brought me to a space in a supermarket where we could have excellent seafood rice bowl. Most importantly, with fresh uni or sea urchin.

This dish is so decadent for me because it’s so high in purine level but we shared the bowl so I didn’t feel too bad.

After the excellent meal, I googled from my friend’s recommendation the site that ships fresh uni right to my doorstep. It is of course very pricey and I wouldn’t mind paying the price IF I am not the only one in the family eating it. So it looks like if ever I have a craving for uni, I have to make that trip downtown.

All the flavours of the sea in this bowl. 😍

Asian Dishes, Places, Uncategorized

Markprok Seafood

We googled and we discovered a great seafood haunt in Phuket. Phuket is expensive, depending on where you stay. The cost of the trip itself to Markprok is as expensive as the meal itself! Seriously staying in the northern part of Phuket is not wise if you intend to travel for food or fun.

The food itself is good authentic Thai food. We ordered quite a lot but the best is the clear and very spicy tom yum seafood soup! We got prawns and sweet sour fish. All very light on the palate and tasty. Of course, as Singaporeans we had tasted fantastic Thai food in restaurants but for the authentic experience of local dining, and the fact that in Singaporeanised versions which tend to be heavier in seasoning and oil, we enjoyed the food here tremendously. It’s also very fragrant with all the many herbs and aromatic leaves thrown in.

I am always inspired by my travels. Looks like the next weekend I’ll be whipping up some Thai recipes! 😉

food, Places, Poultry

Best Fried Chicken Ever

So right in front of the hotel entrance by the side of the road, we chanced upon a Muslim lady selling fried chicken on Saturday. We then realised the reason we couldn’t find a single halal place in Phuket was that they close on Fridays! So yesterday we saw the couple early morning but by the time we arrived back in the evening they were no longer there.

So this morning I walked over (it took only 1 min walk!) and smelled the wonderful aroma of greasy fried chicken. And I had the pleasure to see the husband seller pour the pink liquid batter into the frying vat for that crispy crunch. I chose my parts and then she weighed and voila! Soon we were enjoying such flavourful aromatic Thai fried chicken. But i went a second time and they gave me free chicken skin! Lol. Yummey!