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Pratunam Kuang Heng Chicken Rice in Bangkok

28 Jul

I traveled Bangkok frequent for sourcing stock. And I’m going to share with you my must-have food in Bangkok: Hainanese Chicken Rice. You may think it’s not as good as those in Singapore or Malasysia. But for me, it’s heavenly tasty good!

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There’s one well-known chicken rice located at Pratunam. It becomes tourist’s must-have food list when visiting Bangkok. They name it “Pink Shirt Chicken Rice” just because the staffs are wearing striking pink shirts. I googled, the actual name is “Kaiton Khao Mun Kai”.  Khao Mun Kai is chicken rice in Thai. Usually the place is full during lunch and dinner. Therefore I swing to the “Green Shirt Chicken Rice” (Kuang Heng) which is equally good taste to me too.

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Kuang Heng Chicken Rice is the “Green Shirt Chicken Rice” which located adjacent to Kaiton, on the same road but different block. The portion is pitifully ‘small’ to me, even though I ask for ‘extra’ which costs 50 Baht. But never seems enough to fill up my stomach. Usually I would order ‘Coca Cola’ in bottle, something that can fill up the gap after chicken rice.

Thailand as one of the rice production countries, the rice is fragrant and tastes good. The chicken tastes tenderly soft but the most important ingredient is the spicy sauce. Slurp!

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Ipoh Tuck Kee 怡保德记

17 Jun

Location: No 61, Jalan Yau Tet Shin, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Tel No : +605-253 7513
Opens from 5pm onwards until late night, closed on alternate Tuesday.

After Ipoh’s chicken rice post, I have to post my best Ipoh food experience at Tuck Kee 德记. Before visiting Ipoh, I had done some Ipoh food recommendations online. Apparently this Tuck Kee is one of the famous ones in town, this has been introduced by Axian too, click here to watch the YouTube.

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This is their menu. Sorry, it is blurry.

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According to some bloggers, they waited long for the food to be served. And, they recommended to have the “appetizers” while waiting. This is boiled Baby Octopus in Soy Sauce 八爪鱼, you can notice that almost every table will have this on their table. You should not miss it too.

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Another popular side dish is their Braised Mushroom Chicken Feet 冬菇焖鸡脚. I enjoyed chewing off every gelatinous digit of the chicken feet.

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Moonlight Fried Noodle aka Yu Kong Hor 月光河! It is a must-have in Ipoh! Raw egg on top of fried kueh tiaw and mix it fast while the kueh tiaw is still hot.

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Lastly, Wat Tan Hor 滑蛋河. I must say this is the BEST among all. A spoon of the gravy with lard fritter, it is heavenly tasty. If I ever visit Ipoh again, I definitely will not miss this out.

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Hoto Noodles from Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji Japan

11 Jun

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is really awesome.  We spent a night at Kawaguchiko. Even though we didn’t manage to visit all the 5  lakes but we managed to try the local dish called “Hoto Noodles“. If you don’t know where to have hoto noodles, you can go to The Tourist Centre at Kawaguchiko Station and ask them for recommendation. There is one restaurant named Houtou Fudou, located just opposite Kawaguchiko Station. Their website is here: Houtou Fudou.

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This is the iron plate to hold the iron pot.

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The interiors of Houtou Fudou

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Hoto Noodle (1,050 yen) in large iron bowl contains pumpkin, taro, onions, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, mushrooms and flat udon noodles in miso soup. It was indeed a ‘huge’ portion for me. To my surprise, I finished the whole bowl by myself. I missed it so much.

Houtou Fudou

I don’t know what is this called. My mom wanted to have rice and we thought it is rice but it is actually not. Barley instead. My mom liked it though. Price at 1,050 yen too.

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If you are going to visit Kawaguchiko, do search for this local dish. It definitely warms up your body in cold weather.

Ipoh Lou Wong Restoran Tauge Ayam 怡保老黄芽菜鸡沙河粉

20 May

Address: 49 Jalan Yau Tet Shin, Ipoh, Perak

Early this month, I went to Ipoh with my buddy. Done some “study” before visiting, and many have recommended this bean sprouts chicken like it’s a symbolic food in Ipoh.

We rented a car so that it would be more easier for us to mobilise around. It proved that we made the right decision as we hardly spotted any taxi on the road. Plus the car rental fee was very reasonable, RM90 per day for a Perodua Viva. So text me if you need the car rental company contact in Ipoh. It costs additional RM20 to pick you up from ETS Station and on return you can get them to send you back to ETS Station too.

Ok. Back to Lou Wong Restoran Tauge Ayam, we used Wave GPS App to find the location. Reached there around 2.30pm. The next door is also selling bean sprouts chicken but it was closed.

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Honestly, we went there with high expectation. But due to personal liking, we don’t like the firm chicken meat. And the tauge, we didn’t find it special in taste. Just that the tauge shapes look fat and short.

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We also ordered Lou Wong’s meat and fish balls. I like their fish balls, very bouncy. No comment on the meat balls as I don’t fancy it.

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We ordered rice and Kueh Tiaw soup. The soup has sweet taste. We didn’t manage to finish it as we both preferred the rice over Kueh Tiaw.

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Overall, the taste was alright to me. No big surprise.

Pablo Cheesecake in Osaka, Japan

17 May

I visited Japan with my mum last month for cherry blossom viewing trip. Fulfilled her dream of visiting Japan. Our itinerary was Osaka, Kyoto, Kawaguchiko (Mt. Fuji) and Tokyo. There are food I like and some I won’t recommend. One of the things I would like to recommend is Pablo Cheesecake. It seems like a Must-Try food in Osaka. If you are going to visit Japan, please don’t miss this out in your list. It is now available in Tokyo too.

Here is the website link: http://www.pablo3.com/. It looks like cheesecake but also a pie. Taste wise, I found it has stronger custard taste than cheese. More like pudding instead. Overall, it has good combination of both. If you are starved, you might be able to eat the whole piece alone.

I bought it at Umeda Station in Osaka. The queue wasn’t too long.

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It was chilling and raining day. They provided the “raincoat” for our take-away paper bag. Very service-oriented right?

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The center was soft and so yummy! This was the dinner we had on our second day in Osaka.

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