Bangkok Famous Pork Leg Rice & Wanton Mee

Bangkok MUST eat! The famous pork leg rice and wanton mee opposite Platinum mall at Pratunam Area! Map will be place at the end of the post. 

DSC02464It was not that crowded back in the days, no queue. It actually shocked us when we saw the extremely long queue outside the shop. Hmmmm! What to do.. and its only 10am in the morning….

DSC02465The name of the shop is called “SabX2″ but I guess theres not much people who are aware of that. The most common name is… “Neh.. the pork leg rice opposite Platinum Mall”.

DSC02471This is the legendary pork leg rice.

DSC02473One whole pot of goodness. Just look at shining pork trotters swimming in the sauce… You can imagine how “melt in the mouth” those goodness can do! 

DSC02468Not only their pork leg rice is famous, people came for the wanton noodles too! There are like twins.. Queue for so long of cause have to order both! 

DSC02474Its more than half an hour when we were seated. It is quite spacious but still packed with the hungry people..

DSC02475We were given chrysanthemum tea. More to colouring tea I think. Just order canned drinks or mineral water will do next time.

And with our hungry tummy.. it feels like ages before food was served! As a reminder, the portion is very very small. We ordered special for both pork leg rice and wanton noodles.

20150525_122725_resizedAnd its finally here!

DSC02476Pork Leg Rice Special!! An explosive first bite. Food Orgasm! So good.. Why is it good? The pork trotters were braised until soft and tender. The skin is the melt in the mouth type and marination is just spot on. It may look salty but it is not. Just good enough to chew with the rice. Complimenting the plate of goodness is a braised egg and their home-made salted pickles. The sweet and sour pickles just refresh your taste bud after gulping down the delicious pork leg rice! Yum yum! Now i know why the business is ridiculously good!

20150525_122829_resizedWanton Noodles is impressive as well. You will get more noodles and extra crab meat if you order the special one.

20150525_123656_resizedJust a very simple and clean marinated meat as the filling. Yums!

20150525_122920_mr1433137763856_resizedSo you are right.. I had a plate of pork leg rice and a bowl of wanton noodles. This is how you should eat! Muahahahah!

 

Address : 4/32-33 Soi Petchburi 19 | Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand

 

Ramadhan Buffet at The Banquet Kuching 2015

June is definately a month to put on weight actually every month also gain lar just June gain the most with Ramadhan feast and so on, hard to resist good food especially if you are a glutton huh!

Not only hotels, restaurants are doing Ramadhan feast during this Holy month as well, The Banquet Kuching is offering a very affordable Ramadhan Buffet at the price of RM48 nett for adults and RM24 nett for children. To be precise, there are two methods to enjoy the buffer. (ONE) Purchase the Ramadhan Buffet voucher and get RM48 nett per adult. (TWO) Walk in on the day itself but you will need to bare a 6% GST on top of the RM48. So, I would recommend to call The Banquet Marketing team at 082 451 414 for the purchase of buffet vouchers and also to secure your seats.

So lets explore and see what The Banquet Kuching has to offer :)

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DSC02700Its actually quite spacious for the diners. There’s outdoor seats and indoor seats with aircon. 

There are more than 16 stations serving different kind of food. Ranging from appetizer, rojak, steam station, soup station, BBQ station, live cooking station, burger station, chinese food station to dessert.. Of cause that’s not all of what they have, you have to go there and try it yourselves. 

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DSC02721Starting off with the appetizer, I always like to go this way, i like to eat in order, and so I dont get confused as well. Hehehe. Ulam Ulaman is a must have in all the Ramadhan feast, even if I dont fancy ulam ulaman, i get used to eating it as well everytime before the feast starts. hoho.

DSC02706Rojak Station. I dont have much comment for Rojak because I dont eat Rojaks, Hehehe. But I m sure rojak fans would love it when you can mix and match your own version of rojak.

DSC02703On the Grill station, they served grilled vegetables alongside with some grilled seafood. 

DSC02707Grilled lamb chop, Sting rays and sambal squid. 

20150619_190252_resizedNot to forget, grilled chicken too. 

Lok Lok & Cucur, I believed they are somehow in the same category.. so let me just put them together ya.

DSC02709For lok lok, that day specialty will be fried chicken tail with fried fish fillet. They do have others but I like this more than the others.

DSC02711For the cucur aka fritters, they are serving 3 type per day, rotation basis, I had deep fried prawn cake, deep fried vegetable fritters and deep fried bananas!

20150619_185108_resizedWinner for my taste bud goes to deep fried vegetables! oh nom nom! It will never go wrong with chilli sauce especially!

DSC02708Hot soup station!

DSC02710Hot & Sour soup VS Chicken Soup. Or both!

DSC02713For me, bubur pedas is also one of the food that I get to eat only during Ramadhan. I am not sure if people sell bubur pedas on the normal days but seems like I can only find it during puasa month so.. never miss bubur pedas!20150619_192227_resizedNot too bad but I’ll prefer it to be more spicy. 

For the mains, they have 5 on the wok. 

DSC02714I am impressed with this roasted big prawns with spices because the prawns are big and fresh. The marination of the prawn is just spot on. Every bite of it is covered with the sauce, not too overpowering, just enough to compliment the prawns. Yums!

DSC02716The rendang beef is good as well. Nothing much to comment on Rendang but the beef is just fine. Not too chewy..!

DSC02717Mixed vegetables is good for me. They have lotsa and lotsa of black ear fungus and generous portion of mushrooms and broccoli. I am happy because thats everything that I love in my mixed vege!

DSC02718Apart from these three.. there are fried mee hoon and rice as well. I did not take a photo of it because it doesnt look appetizing.. But I was wrong! Hmmm.. 

20150619_185121_resizedNever judge a book by its cover. Never judge a food by its cover too! The fried mee hoon is surprisingly good..,. and I have to search high and low for the picture. Lucky I had one with fried mee hoon in it!! Forgive me, mee hoon! Dint know you were so delicious tho!

DSC02726At the live food cooking station, it basically where you can get your freshly made dishes!

20150619_184528_resizedMee Jawa is a YES YES! Hot creamy gravy with noodles topped with condiments. Just grab a bowl and eat it for yourself

DSC02725They have this stir fried station where food are constantly replenish but it’s gone in the next second. Whats Good?

20150619_191354_resizedThe fried white bait on the bottom left is good.. soft shell crab on the bottom right is a BIG BIG YES. Not only yes its a must try!! If you are a soft shell crab lover, you will love the additional sweet crunch on the outside. For a non soft shell crab lover like me, you will start to love soft shell crab. Or probably only their soft shell crab. I was quite reluctant to try at first because I am really not a big fans of soft shell crab. To me, its just a bunch of fried seafood flavouring flour. But I really have to admit that I started to fall in love with their soft shell crab. Unlike the normal soft shell crab, the hint of sweetness in the crunch actually helps to elevate overall taste of the fried soft shell crab. Its not just mere salty. It has level! uh huh!

DSC02723Another less appetizing food that actually taste real good. The humble Nasi Lemak… and the twist is.. its a BARIO rice nasi lemak! Its funny when you see your fellow bloggers just take a whole bowl of plain bario rice during a food tasting session. You know its good.

Next up, The Banquet Specialties… 

DSC02712Yeah! Peking duck during Ramadhan Feast!

DSC02735Just look at the goddamn crispy skin…. Peking duck doesnt necessarily needs any description.. I’ll just go gaga!

20150619_185817_resizedGod knows how many I have eaten *shy*

DSC02737Another specialty is a salt baked chicken!

20150619_190157_resizedFor a heavy taste human like me, it’s too healthy. hehehe!

They actually have quite a wide range of selection for desserts.

DSC02720Gula Apong Ice cream, Ice kacang, Coffee cendol, cakes and tart!

DSC02722I fancied the cheese tart! oh nom nom noom!

DSC02740And so, let us feast! 

unnamedThank you Zak for the invitation and its always blessed to eat with all my glutton blogger friends. Never ending topics and.. you know.. just so much love! Mua mua!

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadhan Buffet at Pullman Kuching 2015

ITS JUNE! Once a year Yusuf Taiyoob Time!

DSC02627Happy berbuka puasa to all the muslim friends! First stop for this year I’ll  be presenting the Ramadhan feast in Pullman Kuching! This year, blending in a very spectacular candle ritual that lights up the Holy month of June. 

DSC02642The candle ritual is originated from the French roots. An old custom of lighting the streets of Paris from the reign of King Louis XIV during the mid 17th century. The meaning behind for the candle lighting ritual is believed to chase away the shadows of the dark and to usher the magic of the night, earning a nickname “La Ville Lumiere” or as you prefer, “City of Lights”. 

DSC02643 DSC02644 DSC02645 DSC02647 DSC02650 DSC02654 DSC02656Thank you Pullman Kuching for making this Holy Month more interesting and memorable. 

DSC02685_pAnd for this year Ramadhan Feast, we have the new GM of Pullman Kuching, Mr. Terry Butt-Gow whom just took over the office early this month. I guess we will meet quite often then. Haha!

A wider range of buffet selections, Pullman Kuching offered more than 150 dishes comprising of the local favourites, traditional Malay cuisines and International cuisines. As usual, there is also a line of live food stalls outside Puzzle’s terrance, serving both barbeque and roasted dishes. 

To start off is the Ulam platter.

DSC02551 DSC02550From umai ikan, salai lumek, umai udang, jeruk, salada and ulam-ulaman with assorted condiments. I think if you tried all the ulam section, you will be half full already. 

The clay-pot section, they have a wide range of selection.

DSC02571-tileFrom Ayam Masak Merah, Kari Daging Berkentang, Sambal udang petai, bawal hitam masak assam pedas, tumisan aneka sayuran, gulai daging kambing to dalca sayur sayuran. However, the menu will varies a little bit everyday. 

One of the highlight of the Ramadhan buffet is their live food stalls outside Puzzle’s terrance. Lets see one by one!

DSC02569The MAIN dish of the night — Roasted Whole Lamb

DSC02554Roasted chicken and duck stall

DSC02555-horzMini Kawah Counter — Serving Gulai Kawah Daging, Gulai Kari Kepala Ikan, Gulai Ayam Berkentang and Sup Ekor Lembu

DSC02559Kampung Corner – Bubur pedas and Bubur Lambok 

DSC02560Chicken Sharwama corner

DSC02563Roti Canai Stall

DSC02566Pilihan Ikar Bakar Stall

DSC02564Nasi Briyani 

DSC02565Roasted Beef!! 

Oh so good for the outdoor live food stall. If you haven stuffed yourself, you can always filled up your tummy again in the international buffet line inside the restaurant.

DSC02581Ulam is not your thing? Go for the western salad!

DSC02582-tileNicoise, Bavarian potato Salad. Roasted Beef Salad and Pasta Salad!

For the mains, an array of delicious fusion dishes to choose from. 

DSC02588-tileFrom Tomato Sauce Penne, Chinese Style Braised Duck with Yam, Seafood stew with vegetables, fried egg noodle with seafood. Not only that, they have more..

DSC02595-tileGrilled chicken with BBQ sauce, wok tossed black pepper beef, Kung po chicken and Chinese braised cabbages. All you can eat!

DSC02579The aneka goreng goreng under the hitting lamp they have sotong goreng, ketam bunga goreng, hati lembu goreng, badal ayam goreng and hati ayam goreng. All the fried things you can find under this hitting lamp roof.

DSC02608Another fritters counter beside it, serving Ais Krim goreng, ubi goreng, keledek goreng and pisang goreng. yums!

DSC02610And the noodles counter! I would want to mention this more because this year they did it very well for the counter. Both the Laksa Sarawak and Mee Kolo are impressive. Surpringly good and flavourful as compared to the previous year! I’ll show you in the later part :)

Enough for the savoury dishes, now its for the sweet tooth. I believed no matter how full you are, theres always room for dessert! Yes! Dessert! Not only the dessert bar, they also have traditional malay kuih counter, ice kacang counter, fruits counter and the local dessert counter! Lets dig in!!!

DSC02616 DSC02622 DSC02623 DSC02614 DSC02613 DSC02615 DSC02625 DSC02628 DSC02632 DSC02635 DSC02633What is the better than a feast of good food? The food companion!!! There are people whom I have no seen for months. Whom we used to go food hunting together, whom we get crazy together, whom I missed a lot!

DSC02681_pThe oh nom nom nom long time no see glutton group! Hello dearest! Long time no see!

DSC02638_pEven ahlost now have upgraded become rose mama di! Hehehe!

Now, our first round second round and third round.

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DSC02666and for the bubur pedas and bubur lambok. Not too similar like the traditional ones but still not bad!

And for the impressive tasty Laksa Sarawak and Mee Kolo that I mentioned just now.. here it is!

DSC02669Laksa Sarawak. Rose mama is a laksa addict. She said its good.. so.. its good.

DSC02690The Mee Kolo is a little bit different that the one who had at the coffee shop. This one is a fusion type of mee kolo and mee goreng. OMG just so good!! I hope the rest of the month it will remain as good as we tasted it!

DSC02691Bread and BUTTER. My all time favourite…

DSC02697Fried ice cream which is a little bit melted. But fried cream do ok too. Hahahhaa!

DSC02699And the malay kuih.. TRY the tapai! *shocked*

DSC02676Anyway, thank you Pullman Kuching, ai fern and the members for the invitation. Love your food love your service even more. And we had a very good time eating chit chatting and exchange ghost stories until the cafe closed. hahaha! 

If you have no idea where to start your berbuka puasa, Pullman Kuching is perhaps a very good choice. To avoid disappointment, please call 082 222 888 for reservation. It is priced at RM 106 nett per person and children under 12 yo will receive 50% discount. Dont miss out the good deal there!

 

Phuket Stay : Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort is not for someone who likes adventures, who is a social bomb or who love crowded places. It is more for people who want relaxation, quiet time, peaceful environment, away from the busiest street of Phuket but still be able to connect to the nature through the private beach surrounded. 

DSC08869Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort, located along the Bang Tao beach approximately 1 hour drive from the famous Patong Beach. Might not be your first choice for accommodation if you are a first timer to Phuket but definitely a good alternative for those who went to Phuket for a few times and just opt for a few days of getaways. In short, you can just spend your whole day at the resort enjoying the facilities and amenities provided.

DSC08518We were greeted with very polite receptionists, a welcome drink and a flower band to show your appreciation for choosing the resort. DSC08513_pI love the scent of the flowers. 

DSC08519Of coz, along with keren and le brother. Hellu keren! Forever so cute. #obsessionneverend

The surroundings of the resort is spectacular. DSC08693Lobby shows the traditional beauty of the island.. 

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Breakfast area is big enough too. And one of the thing I love about the beach resort is… they serve really good breakfast. Breakfast is the motivation of waking up before 10am. hahahahahaha! You wont want to miss that. 

DSC08691The common area is very cozy as well. This section is where the live band perform during the night. Long sofas allow you to relax and just enjoy the music. Not to forget your cocktails please!

Now lets take a look at the rooms! Awesomely spacious. 

DSC08521The room is for two person but you can easily sleep 5 comfortably. Of coz, not to encourage you guys to smuggle your friends in but just to show how spacious it is. 

DSC08523Saw the platform bed near the window? Yes! grab a beer and enjoy your time there!

DSC08626The twin bedrooms

DSC08627Wash room with their uniquely designed bath tub. Feel like a mini swimming pool instead. hahaha!

DSC08628 DSC08630Toiletries 

DSC08631And your snacks!

DSC08857And the most important thing… BIG MIRRORS!

DSC08655_pAnd and there’s this very cute baby elephant that come visits twice a day for the hotel guest to take picture with. She likes apples..! I guess it make sense why the apples at the breakfast lounge always finish so fast huh! Hehehe!

DSC08675Oh.. did I mentioned the gorgeous garden? 

DSC08666 DSC08671 DSC08674 DSC08687YES it is very peacefully pretty! 

DSC08688There’s a lake at the opposite side of the garden as well. You can opt for a boat tour but nah.. not my thing too troublesome.

DSC08659 DSC08662The private beach. No squeezing like Patong Beach. Just calm and forever alone at the beach. Hahahaha!

DSC08783 DSC08786 DSC08799 DSC08800 DSC08816 DSC08818 DSC08831Some night scene of the resort. Just so mesmerized isn’t it.. 

There’s restaurants and cafes in front of the beach area if you are not afraid of mosquito.. For us, we opt to dine inside. hahahahaha! Simple dinner to first off our first day in Phuket and 1 more night to go!

DSC08844Forever favourite Bread and butter to start off.

DSC08845Pad thai with egg nest and prawn.

DSC08853It has been such a long time since I last ate Pad Thai. Fall in love with it all over again

DSC08847Tom Yam Gung. Thai dish is never complete without tom yam gung! Light and refreshing.

DSC08849Curry chicken rice for sharing

DSC08851Egg Carbonara for le bro who likes to go for Italian

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and lasty Thai Expensive satay for sharing..!

Not a bad dinner but dining in the resort will have higher cost of coz. Buy the comfort Buy the convenience! 

 

 

 

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