So we went on a short vacation (again), after hubby finished his BIG project of the year! This time we went Phuket on accepting an invite from my friend from Marriott Vacation Club!
We took a 25-minute stroll from Marriott Vacation Club to this highly recommended restaurant outside the resort. It was a fairly straight forward route, just turn left upon exiting the main gates, and follow the road till we reached the main road. From there, we turned left again and continue to walk till we past by a tiny local shop. Right across it was an air-conditioned mini-mart, with a small road leading inwards to Kin Dee Restaurant.
We were glad that we made it in time, because barely 10 minutes after we were seated, it started to rain! We enjoyed the food so much that we decided to order in the next day. They deliver directly and free to the resort (we just need to meet them at the gates), and it costs the same as eating in. No additional tax or service charge, making this a cheaper alternative to food within the resort. We did find that food quality dropped for delivery, e.g. fried stuff were no longer as crispy or hot, so a bit of walking is still highly recommended! Or you could pay 500B for a return trip with the local taxi, inclusive of the driver’s waiting time. Not very worth in our opinion, since it was just a 6 minute ride.
Categories: Dinner, Phuket, Thailand, Travel
Tags: calamari, crab cake, curry, omelette, otah, Phuket, restaurant, Thai, tom yum soup
Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉
This was a relatively new kid on the block, and had replaced a similar restaurant. It always looked quite empty , so we thought we ought to give it a try before it is gone :p
The deco was simple and unpretentious with the tables arranged just like the previous restaurant that it replaced (so we thought it was just a change of name and not owner). But it turned out that this was the 2nd branch of Yam’s Kitchen in Singapore (the other one is in Pasir Ris Downtown East) and there’s also one in Bangkok!
There was an offer for Curry Fish Head ($13.80++ instead of the usual $20.80++ for the small version), provided you spent a minimum of $30, so in addition to the curry, we decided to try the Hor Fun Two Ways 严家鸳鸯河粉 ($8.80++), Gold Medal Otar Bean Curd 金牌乌打豆腐 ($9.80++ for 5 pieces), Golden Sauce with Oat Vegetables 金针香麦菜 ($8.80++) and drinks.
One of the more popular foods at the Changi Village Food Centre would be the nasi lemak (Malay coconut milk rice) and there are many stalls selling that. During our stay in Changi Village, we tried 2 of the more popular stalls – International Nasi Lemak and Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak.
We ordered the same ingredients (egg, ikan bilis, otah) so that we can compare. Honestly, we couldn’t really tell which one was better, and we very much preferred the Nasi Lemak Kukus at Upper Thomson, haha!
Of note, at Mizzy Corner, it would be better to order the chicken, egg and ikan bilis set ($3.50) because almost all the sets were $3.50 (egg, ikan bilis with another item), but ala-carte chicken wings actually cost 50 cents more, so it was more value-for-money.
International Nasi Lemak
Mizzy Corner Nasi Lemak
- Stall: International Nasi Lemak
- Location: Changi Village Food Centre #01-03 S(500002)
- Hrs: 9:30am – 3:30pm, 6pm – 12am (Weekdays), 9:30am – 7:30pm (Sat), 9:30am – 12am (Sun)
- Stall: Mizzy Corner
- Location: Changi Village Food Centre #01-26 S(500002)
- Hrs: 7am – 4am
We were around the area and had an hour or so to spare… Whipped out our phones to find a nearby cafe, and Cafe Pal showed up as one of the options! This is a cafe that serves modern Thai food, so it seemed quite a waste if we did not try out some of the food!
The cafe has a modern look with a high bar top and a sofa set near the entrance for a more comfortable, relax sit. There is a whole section on bubble teas for takeaways and I suspect this is to cater to the students in the Bugis area. The cafe allows party reservations and you can book the whole place and invite friends over for parties!