Our hotel staff recommended going to 華陰街 Huaying Street area for lunch, and we must say, it was a great recommendation!
We had been here during our previous trip, and unfortunately, the 麻醬涼麵 Sesame Cold Noodle stall had already closed down. So we kept walking, till we saw 2 long queues side-by-side, one for 脆皮鮮奶甜甜圈 Crispy Fresh Donuts (Taiwanese donuts that was apparently even better than the big brands), and the other for 三多屋爸爸嘴 Sando House, a place selling value-for-money sashimi.
We had read about the Discovery Bay Christmas Market, and decided that it was worth our time to travel to Discovery Bay.
With the Discovery Bay Christmas Market on-going, plus the free ferry ride back to Central offer, we figured that we gotta make reservations for dining at D’Deck in Discovery Bay.
Among all the restaurants, Koh Tomyums appeared to be highly recommended. Our hotel helped us made the reservations 😀
Having being side-tracked with snacks and some Pokémon-catching, we ended up reaching Discovery Bay rather late, but managed to browse through most of the shops at the Christmas Market. There was not enough time before sunset to do any of the hiking trails, so we decided to go to the restaurant earlier.
JY brought us to this restaurant for lunch (after our delicious pre-lunch snack), and it was indeed a good decision!
Food here was affordable and delicious, and service was efficient! What we had:
- Grilled Pork Moo Yang ($12): This was a rather large portion for the price. The pork pieces were tender and juicy.
- Thai Pork Omelette Kai Jeow Moo ($10): This had reallly good wok-hei, and we loved it!
- Stir-Fried Water Spinach Pad Boong Fai Daeng ($8): This dish was a tad too spicy for us… Even after picking out the chilli 😮
- Pineapple Fried Rice Kao Pad Sa Palot Yai ($7 for small, $12 for large): Very fragrant and had a good balance of sweet and savoury.
Note: Only cash is accepted, and water can be purchased for $1 per bottle.
While our friends were enjoying themselves in Bangkok, we decided to console ourselves by having some Thai food 😛
We had walked past Magic Wok, a halal-certified restaurant, a few times before, and decided to give it a shot.
- Sambal Kang Kong ($6.80+GST): Our favourite dish, as it was not overpowering with its fiery sambal.
- Thai Style Fried Fish ($18.80): This was also not bad, the fried fins were crispy enough to be a crunchy treat. The sweet and spicy sauce was quite balanced too.
- Pandan Leaf Chicken ($8.80 for 4 pieces): This was a letdown as the chicken pieces were too dry.
- Thai Style Pineapple Rice ($5.80): There was a distinctive curry flavour to it. The prawn and chicken did not taste very fresh 😦
- Thai Iced Tea ($2.50): This was pretty standard.
Without service charge, this is one of the more wallet-friendly options in Thomson Plaza.
Note: Plain water is available at 50 cents per cup.
- Location: 301 Upper Thomson Road Level 1 S(574408)
- Hrs: 10am – 10pm
Fish & Bird Platter
A rather popular eatery located on the top floor of AMKHub, the queue was usually pretty long!
Probably because of the reasonable pricing with only GST and no additional service charge (plus student discounts), and relatively good food, thus making this place a popular choice for students! This place is also halal-certified 🙂
It’s a rather fuss-free casual place. Basically, you fill up the order chit based on whatever you fancy from the menu, go queue to order and pay up, go get cutlery and free warm or cold water while waiting for the food to be served!
[Here is the photostream of Ho Chi Minh City 2015, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
Sleepy but happy couple
We arrived at the airport around 5am in the morning for breakfast 🙂 Also, because the boarding pass indicated that we should still go to the airport early for verifications. Strange, but anyway, we did the self check-in since we did not have any check-in luggage, so we spent like 5 minutes to do all that, and went to the nearby coffee and toast for breakfast. Hubby decided on the Ham and Cheese Croissant Set ($5), while I settled for the Ham and Cheese Toast ($4.60), after observing the other customers eating not-very-appetizing-looking traditional toast.
The eggs were cracked for us, but I was not sure if it was deliberate that we each got 1 whole soft boiled egg and 1 broken egg. So we swallowed the whole egg and dipped the bread into the remaining runny egg yolk 😀 The ham and cheese were very salty and went better with the slightly buttery croissant.
[Here is the photostream of Bhutan 2013 Day 8, for those who prefer pictures to tell a story. 🙂]
While waiting for hubby at the lobby, I had a chat with an old lady from California, where we exchanged tips on keeping warm… haha! She advised that we should “heat up our skins” by the fireplace just prior to sleeping, so that our bodies could warm the bed, and that we should heat up our clothes by the fireplace prior to wearing.
We had a light breakfast of long beans, baked beans, barley porridge, muesli and delicious made-to-order cheese omelette (skipped the toast and cornflakes).
Categories: Bhutan, Travel
Tags: Dochula Pass, dumpling, ema datshi, fried rice, Gangtey, long beans, muesli, omelette, Paro, pork, porridge, snow