Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Ju Hu Char

Turnips (sengkuang), Dried cuttelfish (Ju Hu), Black mushroom, Chicken meat, Garlic

1. Shred the turnips.
2. Cut black mushroom (pre-soaked) & chicken meat into long, thin stripes.
3. Heat the wok with oil, add in some chopped garlic and fry till fragrant.
4. Throw in chicken meat, mushroom & ju hu and stir for 5 minutes, add in some water and toss for another 5 minutes.
5. Add in dark soy sauce (optional) for the desired colour, and light soy sauce to taste. Cover wok until the gravy has thickens.
6. Add in a bit of sesame oil before serving, it'll smells good.

Best served with iceberg lettuce or crunchy butterheads, or you can just eat it as it is.

P/S: It'd be great to add in some shredded carrots and the dish will have a nice combination of colours and will taste better too. :)

Friday, May 2, 2008

Eating around in Bangkok - MK Restaurant

We had steamboat dinner at MK Restaurant located on the 1st floor of MBK Mall, it was fine but nothing special , I still think our homemade steamboat is the best, haha LOL.

The Seafood set comes with shrimps, scallops, cuttlefish, jellyfish, fish fillet, fish dumplings, fish balls, fish cakes & seafood tofu plus the complimentary Vegatables set & 2 omega eggs, the usual stuff like I said, nothing special, the soup base is clear soup.

Food - 6/10 (so so only, the chili sauce not bad though)
Ambience - 6/10 (ok, I still prefer eating steamboat in an open-air area, hehe)
Price - 5/10 (pricey to me, steambost buffet in Malaysia is much better value)
Service - 8/10 (very prompt & polite)

Eating around in Bangkok - Bobae Tower

We had lunch at the food court on the 5th floor in Bobae Tower 2 before we started doing our shopping in this clothing wholesale center.

It's a typical food court environment, nothing fancy but the Thai food is nice here. Most of the crowd are the tenants, not many people travel to Bangkok would come here for shopping let alone eating here.

Stewed Duck Rice - 45baht
Fried Rice with Shrimps - 35baht
Fish Ball Noodles - 40baht
Seafood Tom Yum Soup - 60baht

Food - 9/10 (Good thai food & hearty portion)
Ambience - 6/10 (typical food court)
Price - 8/10 (consider quite cheap)
Service - 7/10 (good)

How to go to Bobae Tower: There is no Skytrain access, so take a cab or tuk tuk.

Eating around in Bangkok - Chatuchak

After a few hours of shopping in Chatuchak weekend market, we stopped by this stall for a drink but then we were told that we "must" order food, well ok I was a bit hungry also so I just order a Kuayteow, without even knowing what they actually serve there......

I can't tell you where exactly this stall is, I can't identify my location in the Chatuchak all the time and if you have been there before, you'd know what I mean. :)

Then the Kuayteow soup with Chicken came and it taste so yummy! Then hubby also ordered another one with Noodles. It taste like the herbal soup chicken and they serve with drumstick, chicken wing tip & chicken feet (my favourite....!), quite value for money for a price of 40baht.

Food - 9/10 (Yummy yummy if you like herbal soup)
Ambience - 6/10 (well it's a stall by the Chatuchak street so....)
Price - 8/10 (reasonable)
Service - 7/10 (very prompt)

How to go to Chatuchak weekend market: Take the Skytrain and get down at BTS-Mo Chit (N8)

Eating around in Bangkok - The Loft

The Loft is located on the 7th floor of Central World Plaza. It's a upper class food court in the shopping mall that serves a great variety of pan-Asian food.

When I was snapping this photo, I was told by the security guard that I'm not allowed to take any photos (:P):

Seafood Noodle with Thick Gravy - 65baht
Pork Noodles - 50baht
Fish Ball KuayTeow Tom Yum - 50baht
Fried Oyster - 60baht

Food - 8/10 (excluding the seafood noodle in thick gravy, they just pour the pre-cooked gravy on top of the noodle & the noodle is so rough)
Ambience - 8/10 (the seats near the window is always occupied!)
Price - 8/10 (reasonable for an upper class food court)
Service - 7/10 (very attentive)

How to go to Central World Plaza: Take the Skytrain and get down at BTS-Chidlom (E1)

P/S: You'll be given a pass that contains 1000baht of value. Give the pass to the stall when you order food, they will swipe it and deduct accordingly. Pay the bill at cashier when you leave the loft.

Eating around in Bangkok - Grand Palace

This small shop is located on the opposite side of Grand Palace. So if you happen to visit Grand Palace, do stop by here & try the noodles soup. The taste is not bad, although the shop looks a bit run down.

Food - 6/10 (above average, it's clear soup & if you like spicy, add in the chili flakes, hot hot hot!)
Ambience - 4/10 (sitting outside is better, it's quite stuff inside)
Price - 7/10 (ok)
Service - 7/10 (they are Chinese, can understand English)

Eating around in Bangkok - MBK Mall

I will be showcasing some of the nice food we had during our recent Bangkok trip and also the places where we dine in, this could be a food guide for the Bangkok travellers. :)

The food center on 6th floor at MBK Mall, great variety of food in a decent environment.

We spent 160baht for our lunch on the following:

Stewed Beef & Beef Balls Noodles - 50baht
Braised Pork Knuckle Rice with Pickles - 50baht
ABC - 30baht (more than 20 types of toppings to choose from)

Durian Glutinuos Rice - 30baht

Food - 9/10 (for pork knuckle alone I would give 10/10, hehe)
Ambience - 7/10 (typical food court)
Price - 8/10 (quite reasonably priced)
Service - 7/10 (they understands English, some are Chinese, worst case just point at the photo or the menu)

How to go to MBK Mall: Take the Skytrain and get down at BTS-National Stadium (W1)

P/S: They used coupon system (many of the food courts in Bangkok does the same) but you can refund the unused coupon within the same day.