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.
It 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….
The 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”.
This is the legendary pork leg rice.
One 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!
Not 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!
Its more than half an hour when we were seated. It is quite spacious but still packed with the hungry people..
We 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.
And its finally here!
Pork 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!
Wanton Noodles is impressive as well. You will get more noodles and extra crab meat if you order the special one.
Just a very simple and clean marinated meat as the filling. Yums!
So 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
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
Its 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.
Starting 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.
Rojak 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.
On the Grill station, they served grilled vegetables alongside with some grilled seafood.
Grilled lamb chop, Sting rays and sambal squid.
Not 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.
For 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.
For 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!
Winner for my taste bud goes to deep fried vegetables! oh nom nom! It will never go wrong with chilli sauce especially!
Hot soup station!
Hot & Sour soup VS Chicken Soup. Or both!
For 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!Not too bad but I’ll prefer it to be more spicy.
For the mains, they have 5 on the wok.
I 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!
The rendang beef is good as well. Nothing much to comment on Rendang but the beef is just fine. Not too chewy..!
Mixed 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!
Apart 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..
Never 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!
At the live food cooking station, it basically where you can get your freshly made dishes!
Mee Jawa is a YES YES! Hot creamy gravy with noodles topped with condiments. Just grab a bowl and eat it for yourself
They have this stir fried station where food are constantly replenish but it’s gone in the next second. Whats Good?
The 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!
Another 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…
Yeah! Peking duck during Ramadhan Feast!
Just look at the
goddamn crispy skin…. Peking duck doesnt necessarily needs any description.. I’ll just go gaga!
God knows how many I have eaten *shy*
Another specialty is a salt baked chicken!
For a heavy taste human like me, it’s too healthy. hehehe!
They actually have quite a wide range of selection for desserts.
Gula Apong Ice cream, Ice kacang, Coffee cendol, cakes and tart!
I fancied the cheese tart! oh nom nom noom!
And so, let us feast!
Thank 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!
ITS JUNE! Once a year Yusuf Taiyoob Time!
Happy 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.
The 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”.
Thank you Pullman Kuching for making this Holy Month more interesting and memorable.
And 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.
From 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.
From 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!
The MAIN dish of the night — Roasted Whole Lamb
Roasted chicken and duck stall
Mini Kawah Counter — Serving Gulai Kawah Daging, Gulai Kari Kepala Ikan, Gulai Ayam Berkentang and Sup Ekor Lembu
Kampung Corner – Bubur pedas and Bubur Lambok
Chicken Sharwama corner
Roti Canai Stall
Pilihan Ikar Bakar Stall
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.
Ulam is not your thing? Go for the western salad!
Nicoise, Bavarian potato Salad. Roasted Beef Salad and Pasta Salad!
For the mains, an array of delicious fusion dishes to choose from.
From Tomato Sauce Penne, Chinese Style Braised Duck with Yam, Seafood stew with vegetables, fried egg noodle with seafood. Not only that, they have more..
Grilled chicken with BBQ sauce, wok tossed black pepper beef, Kung po chicken and Chinese braised cabbages. All you can eat!
The 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.
Another fritters counter beside it, serving Ais Krim goreng, ubi goreng, keledek goreng and pisang goreng. yums!
And 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!!!
What 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!
The oh nom nom nom long time no see glutton group! Hello dearest! Long time no see!
Even ahlost now have upgraded become rose mama di! Hehehe!
Now, our first round second round and third round.
and 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!
Laksa Sarawak. Rose mama is a laksa addict. She said its good.. so.. its good.
The 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!
Bread and BUTTER. My all time favourite…
Fried ice cream which is a little bit melted. But fried cream do ok too. Hahahhaa!
And the malay kuih.. TRY the tapai! *shocked*
Anyway, 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!
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.
Outrigger 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.
We were greeted with very polite receptionists, a welcome drink and a flower band to show your appreciation for choosing the resort. I love the scent of the flowers.
Of coz, along with keren and le brother. Hellu keren! Forever so cute. #obsessionneverend
The surroundings of the resort is spectacular. Lobby shows the traditional beauty of the island..
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.
The 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.
The 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.
Saw the platform bed near the window? Yes! grab a beer and enjoy your time there!
The twin bedrooms
Wash room with their uniquely designed bath tub. Feel like a mini swimming pool instead. hahaha!
And your snacks!
And the most important thing… BIG MIRRORS!
And 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!
Oh.. did I mentioned the gorgeous garden?
YES it is very peacefully pretty!
There’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.
The private beach. No squeezing like Patong Beach. Just calm and forever alone at the beach. Hahahaha!
Some 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!
Forever favourite Bread and butter to start off.
Pad thai with egg nest and prawn.
It has been such a long time since I last ate Pad Thai. Fall in love with it all over again
Tom Yam Gung. Thai dish is never complete without tom yam gung! Light and refreshing.
Curry chicken rice for sharing
Egg Carbonara for le bro who likes to go for Italian
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!