What do you normally do when you travel for long hours in a boring flight? As for me, I will probably spend long hours playing all my iPhone games or enjoying the in-flight entertainment (especially when my morphie juice drains out). Sleeping is really not my cup of tea but sometimes I do enjoy listening to orchestra from snoring sound during the pin drop silence moment in flight.
Ohh, one thing that really makes me excited is the feeding time. In long flight, I will hope for a decent food or it will definitely ruin my journey. How do the airlines expect their hungry passengers to be happy passengers, right? Before take off, the air stewardess will normally serves a glass of drink of your choice with a menu for you to select for.
During the recent flight from Doha to Singapore, I got to enjoy some ala arabic food.. or I would say more or less like asian + middle eastern food. These are what I ordered …
Thai Beef and Glass Noodle Salad – with salad and some raw fish and pitta bread. The plain water taste like plain water although it is Evian :S
Lamb Biryani with Arabic Dakous Sauce .. this one is really a thumb up! hmm.. I would prefer more fried onion tho..
Passenger at my side which happen to be my Mom chose this, Chicken Picatta with Lemon and Sage Scented Jus with Steam potatoes and witted spinach. Quite a mouthful when you order it but apparently it tasted better than it looks..:P
I suppose to get a cheese plate but I don’t know what happen to it but this Sweet Finale – Caramel Pudding taste good too! I love the caramel..
Last but not least, a dinky box of my fav. Godiva Chocolatier..
Did you see it yet? I embeded some tips in this post. If you want to go on anti-diet, travel as frequent as humanly possible. With that, I am sure in six months time, you will be fat ..I mean sexy like me..
Pineapple Fried Rice
2 Cup Cold rice
½ Pineapple (Cut small pieces/cubes)
1 Cup Mixture of corn, peas and carrot
100 g Small shrimp (Peeled)
½ Onion (Cut small pieces)
2 cloves Garlic (Finely chopped)
4 dash White ground pepper
3 tbsp Oyster sauce
1 tbsp TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient
1 tsp Sugar
1 tbsp Cashew nuts (for garnishing)
1 tbsp Meat floss (for garnishing)
1. Cut and scoop out the pineapple flesh and set the skin aside.
2. Heat wok with 3 tbsp oil. Fry garlic until golden brown and fragrant. Add onion and continue frying until golden brown and soft.
3. Add shrimp and fry for 5 minutes. Add mixture of corn, peas and carrot. Continue frying for another 5 minutes.
4. Add rice and keep stirring to prevent burning at the bottom of the wok. Add white ground pepper, oyster sauce, sugar and TikkoSS’s Secret Ingredient.
5. Transfer fried rice into the hollowed-out pineapple halves. Garnish on top with cashew nuts and meat floss. Ready to be served.
Thailand is famous with “Tiger Show”. What exactly is that? By definition, it is a streak of wild tigers performing on stage, sorta circus alike. I know what is in your mind! No, it is not Tiger Woods shows to be exact.
Okok.. I think you should Google it to get the right definition as I am too innocent to share it here. Beside that “show”, Thailand is also famous with Thai Cuisine.
When you travel abroad for a long time, you will have this “miss home” moment. Although, my soil water (direct translation from Malay, “tanah air” a.k.a. Home) is not Thailand per say, I have been longing for hot and spicy food.
In the middle of hustle bustle Shanghai, I managed to locate this Thai restaurant, Simply Thai. What more can I ask for when fate bring me there! No doubt tom yum came across my mind straight away.
I mustn’t say much about the restaurant itself as Simply Thai is quite a famous franchise around. As soon as I was greeted with sawadeekap (hello in English), I was served with complimentary prawn crackers as appetizer.
Like I said, tom yum is a must. So, don’t be surprise if the waiter, who I suspect does not have Thai bloodline ask if you want tom yum soup as this is one of their chef best recommendation.. duh..
To play a prank, normally I will start to use my broken Thai language to respond to them. The puzzle look on their faces is priceless. In split second, you will know my prediction that they are not Siamese is right.
Whenever I go to any Thai restaurant, Som Tam (papaya salad) cannot escape from my order list. As much as I consider myself as carnivore, this salad really tames me.
While busy browsing through the menu, my bionic nose senses very nice fragrant from opposite table. No.. they are not farting.. but I spotted Deep Fried Chicken in Spices.
Without hesitation, I ordered this and coincidently Pat Thai (Thai Noodles) is just right there, whispering me to order it. Not a bad choice for my dinner and I am quite satisfied with this meal considering it only costs less than RMB 200 (~RM 100).
Jiashan, 上海, 江苏省,China, 200120
How much are you willing to spend for hawker food? RM 1? RM 10? Or RM 100? Normally when come to food, money is secondary to me. I used to spend RM 100 or more in ONE day, just for varieties of roadside food along Kaoshan Road, Thailand.
I know many decided to get Thai girlfriends to save some money in Thai food, some decided to hire Thai maid to cook for them but as for me, I decided to hunt for nice Thai Restaurant. As much as I love Thai food, please don’t expect me to eat same thing over and over again right?
Rak Thai is not just a Thai Restaurant that serves delicious Thai delicacies but sell a lot of Thai daily products such as my favorite tom yam instant noodle, Thai chili sauce and chili paste. What impressed me is most is the waiters/waitresses here who speaks good Thai.
Duh, speak Thai? Like that also want to impress. I tell you, most of the waiters/waitresses in Malaysia Thai restaurants do not speak Thai at all beside Sawadeekap. If you don’t believe it, try to speak a few words and see their priceless facial expression.
If you follow my blog before, I spent about RM 124 in Chakri Palace in Malaysia ?? Guess how much I am planning to spend here? The set for 2-3 RM 53.90+ attracts me. Correction.. The set for 4 RM 89.90+ really attracts me but unfortunately I don’t have 4 stomachs like cow.
I only have one stomach and one “hump at the front” (don’t ask me what is “hump at the front”! So, reluctantly have to ordered the set for 2-3
Start with my favorite, Tom Yam Gai as appetizer. This is good to stimulate your taste buds before they go to “spicy shock”. Follow by so called “Green Curry Chicken” (I might be color blind but it looks yellow to me ) and Stir-Fried Kangkung.
If you can take the “not so spicy” Tom Yam, I bet you will survive with all the other dishes. I got to know that a friend of mine will turn into tomato red if he takes spicy food. Cute isn’t it? To me, I don’t turn red but I will sweat like PIG but hey, all these food are marvelously great. So, I don’t mind turning into PIG.
The Crispy Fried Fish Lemongrass Dressing is very unique. This is totally different as compare to most of Fried Fish with Thai sauce (which means, fried the fish with readymade Thai sauce from bottle). I believe this is the authentic way of preparing the Thai Style Fried Fish.
More importantly, it taste really good and sometimes I will crave for this dish.
Not to worry about drinks, you will be served with Iced Lemongrass Drink. If you love the fragrant and taste of lemon grass, I bet you will like this drink very much.
Again, I have made a right decision not to order set for 4 as I hardly finish all the dishes here. The portion is really big and I guess my bottomless stomach is not bottomless afterall.
L232 A, The Gardens, Mid Valley City.
Chakri Palace is an official residence of the Kings of Thailand from 18th century onwards except the present King, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who resides at the Chitralada Palace.
What’s so great about it? Malaysia also has its very own Chakri Palace. Not the King’s Residence but Royal Thai Cuisine instead. Don’t expect to see any royal family but be prepared for a wonderful food here.
When you step in this restaurant, you will feel like you are crossing the border to our neighbor country, Thailand. If you haven’t seen the traditional Thai costume before, this is the right place.
Lost in translation? This is not a problem at all. Fluent Malay and English speaking waitress will provide you with good service.
What I usually order here? Considering that I have big appetite and limitless stomach, I ordered Pineapple Fried Rice, Seafood Tom Yum soup, Butter Egg Prawn and Gung Mae Num Phad (cashew nut prawn).
All prawn dishes? That is just a coincidence. Tom Yum is a dish that need not further explain. The clear and spicy soup is a good starter. If you are not a big eater, the big prawn can already fill half of your stomach.
Pineapple Fried Rice is really served with BIG pineapple. I am not sure if they include spices but the rice smell and taste good.
The buttery flavored prawn is very special in the way they prepared. Although the dish is slightly soaked in oil, I didn’t know that the combination of egg + butter can taste so yummie. Fattening? Er.. no one ask you to drink the oil right??
Last dish, Gung Mae Num Phad is so so only. Maybe because I already had enough of prawns but I remembered that the gravy + rice taste good too but I only try a spoon.
Yea yea yea.. now is the dessert time. Must try dessert? Definitely! Ai Tim Tab Tim Krob (Coconut Water Chesnut) and mango sticky rice can never go wrong. Actually sticky rice is just sticky rice but if sticky rice with coconut milk and mango, WOW, I love it.
Now comes the sad moment, the wallet bleeding time. I spent about RM 124 for this meal. Cheap? Expensive? I will let you decide if this place is worth spending for a nice dinner.
Lot 417B, Level 4, Suria KLCC, Shopping Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: +603 – 7955 0068