You need to understand Cantonese to get the cheeky wit behind Thai Hou Sek‘s name. Tai is a homonym for ‘very/too much’, and hou sek means delicious. It can therefore be translated as ‘too delicious’, or simply, ‘Thai food is delicious’. Ignoring the semantics, Thai Hou Sek prides itself in Thai food with a Chinese twist, served in a distinctive setting reminiscent of Bangkok’s colourful … Continue reading Review: Thai Hou Sek, 1 Utama – Thai Food With A Twist
Hey, guys! Been meaning to blog more, but like the stereotypical millennial, I’ve been making poor life choices lately (like staying up until 3am every day. To play Witcher 3.) But I digress. This post was inspired by a recent hotpot dinner, where I ordered century eggs. Whenever I have them, I’m reminded of a good friend of mine and how horrified he was when … Continue reading Stinky Tofu, Durian & Insects: Would You Try These ‘Exotic’ Foods?
Next to Malaysian cuisine, Thai food holds a special place in my heart (or should I say, stomach?), thanks to its unique flavours (sweet, salty, sour, savoury and spicy), and liberal use of spices and herbs, which Malaysians love. The city of Chiang Rai in Northern Thailand is especially famed for its cuisine, which has influences from neighbouring cultures such as Burmese, Laotian and Chinese. … Continue reading Review: Chiang Rai Style Restaurant, Bandar Puchong Jaya
Been awhile since I went to Sunway Pyramid! The original plan was to have hotpot with C, but we ended up getting Thai food instead at Thai Thai. Despite being rather pricey, they’ve been consistently good on previous visits, and they did not disappoint this time either. The interior hasn’t changed much – but they added some colourful murals of plants/flowers and animals on one … Continue reading Best Tom Yum and Fried Squid @ Thai Thai, Sunway Pyramid
When I went to Phuket recently, I wanted to look for off-the-beaten path experiences to write about, rather than the usual attractions. That was how I stumbled upon Mor Mu Dong, a hidden gem in the Chalong district that apparently has a Michelin Bib Gourmand (it’s kinda like a ‘budget’ Michelin star award). Because it’s far from commercial centres and rather difficult to find, not … Continue reading Review: Mor Mu Dong, Phuket – The Michelin Bib Restaurant In A Mangrove Swamp
Where would you go if you only had a couple of hours in Singapore? Some might make a beeline for Clark Quay and its vibrant bar and club scene, or maybe Orchard Road & Bugis for a spot of late night shopping – but being the nerd that I am, I wanted to go see the Super Trees @ Gardens by the Bay. LOL. 9.00PM … Continue reading Travelogue: One Night In Singapore
The Pops celebrated his b’day recently. The initial plan was to head to a Nyonya restaurant in Bandar Puteri Puchong for dinner. Upon arriving however, we discovered that said eatery had been replaced by a place selling Thai food. 😦 Not wanting to waste any more time, we decided to give Sawadeethai a shot. Quite empty despite being a weekend. The interior looks pretty generic: … Continue reading Review: Sawadeethai, Bandar Puteri Puchong
As I’m sure it is with many other workplaces, “what to eat” is a question we ask everyday in our office. One of my colleagues said he knew this place for awesome Thai food – although he did caution that it would be ‘a little hot’. We were game. That’s how we ended up at Frame Thai @ Happy Mansion in Section 17, PJ. For those … Continue reading Review: Authentic Thai Food @ Frame Thai, Happy Mansion, Section 17 PJ