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May 3, 2018

[ Bangkok ] Kang Ban Phe濑尿虾泰式料理 | Siam Center


通常你们都会看到餐厅会有主打海鲜料理或是龙虾料理,那么濑尿虾料理你们又有吃过吗?
我们无意间发现了一家专卖濑尿虾料理的餐厅 - Kang Ban Phe,Kang呢在这里是濑尿虾的泰文发音。
Kang Ban Phe在曼谷已经有几家分店,我们去的是交通最方便的,就在Siam Center里。
从菜单上可以看到料理濑尿虾的方式有很多,蒸煮炒炸,甚至是生食都有,最难得的是还要结合了泰式料理呢。


餐厅外部是红砖墙面,内部呢吊了很多渔具,店家是要营照出罗永Ban Phe码头的气氛,忘了说这餐厅是来自于罗永。
我们是第一桌客人,到的时候他们也才刚开店;应该很少人会来这里吃早餐吧,哈哈!


泰式冰奶茶 | 75泰铢
来到曼谷我们餐餐都喝奶茶啊,有时例外会喝抹茶,泰国其中一个名产就是奶茶啦,哈哈!
奶茶的分量还蛮大杯的,味道也不错,但如果还要浓郁就更好喝了。
我们点了奶茶是普通版的,菜单上还有一种就是泰式凉粉奶茶,但我们没点,你们可以试下,泰式凉粉口感QQ的,应该不错!


海鲜炒粿条(濑尿虾,虾和蟹肉) | 249泰铢
王先生点了他的最爱,泰式炒粿条(Pad Thai),以炒粿条来说,这价格有点偏贵,但是海鲜分量是蛮多的啦。
喜欢的是濑尿虾是已经去壳了,一盘大概会给两只完整的濑尿虾;这里的蟹肉也是已经去壳的了。
整体味道是不错噢,而且濑尿虾有稍微跟炒粿条一起炒过,沾到了炒粿条的酱汁所以味道吃起来非常香甜。
跟我们的炒粿条不一样,泰式炒粿条是属于比较甜的,不是辣的噢,但我们还蛮喜欢的。


海鲜干捞面(濑尿虾,虾和蟹肉) | 175泰铢
菜单上大部分的料理都是辣的,我又不乡这么早就吃辣的,所以选择了干捞面来吃。
这里贴心的是有几种面类供你选择,有细粿条,粗粿条,粉丝,鸡蛋面和米粉,我选择了鸡蛋面。
跟炒粿条一样,濑尿虾的数量也是两只;但个人不是很喜欢这道料理,虽然是干捞面,但未免也太干了吧,
酱汁给到有点太少了,所以不管怎么捞,面还是一整团的状态,当下有点后悔为什么不点汤面呢!


就因为那干捞面让我对这餐厅大打折扣,哈哈,但如果是点辣汤面也许就不会有这种问题吧,下次有机会再试吧。

Kang Bang Phe
地址: 2F, Siam Center, Bangkok
营业时间:10am - 10pm
怎么去:搭乘BTS到Siam站,1号出口后进入Siam Center,餐厅就在2楼
脸书:Kang Ban Phe


May 2, 2018

[ Bangkok ] 住宿 | Viva Garden Serviced Residence


之前去曼谷旅行的时候住过了两种饭店,一种就如普通的饭店,另一种呢就是公寓式饭店,试住了这两种我们都比较喜欢后者。
原因应该很明显,公寓式饭店的空间会比较大,而且各个设施都很完善;就像自己的家一样。
都第二次来曼谷了,虽然逗留更久了但这次我们不打算换饭店,而且也不想住在市区里,想说住远一点看看不同的风情。
找了几家后我们就直接决定住在Viva Garden Serviced Residence公寓式饭店了,价格便宜而且又靠近BTS站(Bang Chak)。
我忘了拍整体的饭店外观,但从Bang Chak站看出去,最美的建筑就是它啦,哈哈!
入住手续办得很快,虽说我们去到的时间还蛮早的,但是服务员说我们可以直接入住了,因为房间已经准备好了。


这就是我们这几天的套房啦,窗帘后还有露台,但我们都没开因为附近有装修工程,怕会有灰尘进来房内。
空间真的很大,每次回来我们书包和战利品都会丢在沙发和咖啡桌那,等有时间了才慢慢收拾。


一进门的右手边就是厨房了,厨房用品是非常齐全的,盘碗的数量也非常多。
来旅行就是要享受,所以我们也没用到它们的厨房,就用了煮水器,微波炉,冰箱那几样东西而已。


意想不到的是连厕所的空间也非常大啊!而且还有浴缸,但我们也没有用到,哈哈。
最喜欢的是厕所里湿和干的部分分隔得非常好,冲凉后不会整个地板湿嗒嗒的,而且厕所很干净,完全没有异味。


因为知道饭店会提供吹风筒所以我就没带,少了吹风筒行李就可以放更多的东西,而且这里带提供了延长接线,非常方便。


我们在床头发现了饭店有准备耳塞,我们在去的时候才发现原来饭店附近有间学校,所以耳塞是准备给我们用的。
我们一次都没有用到噢,学校早上会播放他们的校歌,但并不会吵醒我们。


饭店在底楼有自己的餐厅,我们在最后一天的时候有去吃他们的自助早餐,还不错。
泳池,按摩中心和洗衣间都是在M楼层,如果要洗衣,可以去柜台购买洗衣粉和换零钱,洗衣机和烘干机的数量很多;
我们在最后几天都有洗衣,回家后就不用洗那么多衣服啦。
整体上我们非常满意这家饭店的服务,服务员的态度也非常好,每次经过大厅的时候他们都会跟我们问候或闲聊。
我非常推荐这家饭店,但如果你们是第一次去曼谷,我会建议你们住市区,因为从市区到这里搭乘BTS大约要15分钟。

Viva Garden Serviced Residence
地址:1988 Sukhumvit Road Bangjak, Phrakanong 10260 Bangkok, Thailand.
怎么去:搭乘BTS到Bang Chak站,5号出口后步行3分钟就抵达
官方网站:www..viva-garden.com



April 1, 2018

[ Penang ] Fuku Eatery & Desserts | Beach Street

When I told others we stop food hunting for quite awhile, then my BF and I went to visit some of them recently, laugh.
We really cannot say NO to great food, and diet is always not in our bucket list.
I bumped into some reviews on Facebook about Fuku Eatery & Desserts - the new cafe-like Japanese restaurant;
so we decided to pay a visit on this newly open cafe during the weekend.
Fuku Eatery & Desserts is actually right inside Mano Plus Select Store, which located along Beach Street.
Not only Fuku, there are also Timeless Design, Moonshop (plant), Love 18 (chocolate store) and etc inside Mano Plus,
if you are interested to get anything from Mano Plus, just head over their website and have a peek on it.
Before I share about food, let's have a look on the entire Mano Plus area, there are variety of contemporary objects selling here.
I wish to own most of them myself, too bad some of them are quite pricey. 
You who love / write journal should visit here as they are selling items from Traveler's Factory as well!
It makes me think of Leonardo DiCaprio, his Inception totem.
There is an area displaying and selling ana tomy notebook where you can personalised your own notebook.
Love 18 is selling quality and premium homemade chocolate, it is originated from Kuala Lumpur;
same with Feeling 18 (Taiwan, Puli), they believe that 18 degree is the best temperature for chocolate storing and presentation.
They offer chocolate workshop here as well, we saw ladies were making their chocolate during our visit. 
That's how the name 'Love 18' come from - presens of perfect love to someone special.
You will find a photo spot at the very end of the store, which is decorated by Moon Shop Gallery,
if not mistaken, they are selling their plant (or they call it Forest in A Bottle) in Mano Plus as well.
Fuku Eatery & Desserts is on your left when you step in Mano Plus Select Store. 
It was just about dinner time when we were there, the cafe was crowded due to the hype, we needed to wait for few minutes (luckily) to get our table. The friendly staff will arrange the table with first come first serve basis;
just give your name to the staff when it is full house and they will call you when it's your turn.
That's how the cafe looks like, simple yet nice. Oh yeah, they do accept reservation here,
we saw they reserved some of the tables when we were there, do make reservation to avoid any disappointment.
Menu will be provided when you are seated, same with other cafes, we need to order and pay upfront at the counter.
Selection of cakes is not available in the menu, just head to their counter to order if you need dessert. 
Chicken Cordon Blue Curry Rice | RM15
I love how they 'organised' this curry rice, curry (with carrot and potato), rice and chicken take one column each.
The chicken cordon blue is nicely fried, the chicken is juicy and there is a layer of ham around the chicken too!
Normally Japanese curry will give you a kind of sweet taste, but theirs with a bit of spiciness,
but trust me it's not spicy at all, you can inform the staff if you love to make it extra spicy.
Unatama Don | RM20
Both portion is just fine, looks small at the first glance but it can fills you.
Unatama Don is like Oyakodon but they just change the chicken thigh to grilled unagi, I know exactly how to cook it,
but I always skip the seaweed and scallion part, these enhance the taste of Unatama Don perfectly.
You can just add on RM3 to make it a set, you get yourself extra green tea and mushroom miso soup with the price.
Ryu | RM14 . Kaiju | RM16
I wanted to order Momo at first (as I like the name more, sound cute), too bad they did not served it that day.
So I change it to Ryu instead, it's a mixture of lemonade and homemade roselle syrup,
two frozen longan is served on top of the drink, it's pretty refreshing to have this drink on the humid day.
As for my BF, he ordered Kaiju, a premium stone-ground Uji matcha, milo mountain and cane syrup soaked pearl.
I knew BF order this because of its name, Kaiju, we went to Fuku the next day after we watched Pacific Rim, laugh
The drink is creamy and taste rich with the help of milo powder, strongly recommended!

Fuku Eatery & Desserts
Location:37A & B, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 9am - 9pm (Friday to Sunday); 9am - 6pm (Monday to Thursday)
Contact Number: 016-302 2102
Facebook Page: Fuku Eatery & Desserts


[ Penang ] Golden Shower by ChinChin | The Pink Bar

There are plenty of speakeasy or hidden bars mushrooming in this lovely island.
I have no intention to visit any of it until one of them caught my sight.
It offers a more welcoming vibe compare to others with its pink and gold interior.
When I mentioned pink here, I think most of you already know which bar I’m talking about,it is Golden Shower by ChinChin.
BF don’t really like to go fine dining place that cost a bomb with small plates,
so I went there with my friends instead, who also wanted to have Insta-worthy picture here.
It’s just located opposite of Public Bank along the Bishop Street,
but you will not know this is it when you are there, as you can’t even find sign board around the bar.
You will first welcomed by the luxe bathroom decorated entrance,
and it becomes the first photo spot at the bar, people like to take photos with the bathtub especially.
We were there quite early, we thought to get nice photos before the crowd, or without other diners as our background.
There is good and bad to go there early, good is we can take our own swee time to take photo,
bad is the sunlight make our photo taken in the entrance doesn't seems right, so we took it again after sunset.
After the entrance, before the bar, there is another area for you to take photo and you finally got to see their 'signboard'.
With the dim light, photos taken here look quite cool. 
I don't really like pink, but I can accept this kind of pastel pink, of course the gold does make it looks perfect and grand here.
As you can see, we are the first group of diners here, the first thing we did was to take photos instead of order.
Even the bartender also asked us to take nice photos of the bar and share it through social media.
You can choose to sit at bartender table or the couch area. 
At first, we find it quite difficult to eat at couch area, so we opt for the former one; but I think we made the wrong decision,
sitting at the couch will make us more comfortable, and bartenders will not focus on us that often.
But sitting at bartender table, we can see what they are preparing here and there; our drink and food are come from here.
Apple XX Cocktail | RM39 . Prosecco | RM22
I forgot what my friends ordered, but it was some kind of cocktail with the name started with 'Apple', it looks nicer compare to my Procescco; they can't finished the cocktail so it was my pleasure to help them on it.
It is like liquor with citrus kind of taste; Prosecco (white wine) is good as well but the serving size is quite small.
Crostini with Mushroom & Parmesan dip and Bacon & Onion dip | RM32 each
We visited the bar during Shower Time (5.30pm to 8pm), the menu is pretty limited as they only serve snacks.
We can't wait for the dinner as we had other plan that night, so we ordered crostini instead.
There are multiple choices of dips to choose from the menu, each dip comes with 12 pieces of crostini (I think so).
The crostini is crispy like biscuit, I prefer Mushroom & Parmesan which come with a thicker texture that goes well with crostini.
So happy that I got plenty of nice photos here, till then. xoxo

Golden Shower by ChinChin
Location: 86, Lebuh Bishop, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 5.30pm - 2am; Closed on Monday
Contact Number: 04-263 6868