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Currently for year 2022, I think one of the most famous night market in Bangkok is this Jodd Fairs Night Market at Central Plaza Grand Rama IV or nearby the Rama 9 MRT station.

Then I did a further search, only realize that this is kinda replacement of famous Ratchada Train Night Market which now known as Jodd Fairs. Jodd Fairs night market offers more than 600 food vendors ranging from restaurants, street food stands, beers  and others.

Of course we used to know those other famous night market like

  1. Art Box 
  2. Famous Talat Rot Fai night market which is so huge that we can even walk finish from 6pm – 11pm
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  3. bangkok night marketThe new artbox now is right in the city which can access by the MRT blue line. I stayed not too far from this area and took taxi to this place and been here for 2 nights in a row, I just love the feeling of chilling in this huge tent and variety of beers that I can get. Beers start from 600 Baht (RM 8.50) for 1 big can. You can even chill at those some beer bars.jodd fairs mapnight market bangkok 2022
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  5. Jodd Fairsfamous night market in bangkok 2022food in Jodd Fairsthis boat noodle is actually pretty good. Pack with flavours.

jodd fairIt seems that this night market is famous for ribs, quite numbers of stall doing that. bangkok roast porkbangkok train night marketYou can paint your own bearbrick series toobar in Jodd Fairs


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you can aim for this stall if you are looking for those current famous fresh shrimps’ salad.
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Another famous ice cream that alot people quieing. They have alot of unique flavours. I tried Ice Cream Bacon Strawberry jam – if I remember correctly. 

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If you want  a happy drink, you can aim for this store, which is next to the scallop store. While waiting, you can order weed tea or even you can add booster also.DSC01593
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DSC01585In this night market, this store is also very famous for its cheap big scallop. 3 pcs for RM 10
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This is one of my favourite coconut stall. 20baht (RM 3.50) for a mini small Thai coconut and it is absolutely refreshing. One of the best in the area. I whack 3 in one go. It is fresh, sweeet and aromatic.

pedicure in jodd fairsFor girls, do conquer this manicure. I think one of the cheapest and if not it is one of the biggest and better finishing. only 200baht (RM23) to do your 10 fingers. It is so cheap and too bad guy cant do, even for simple clean up. Ladies only! Ratchada Train Night Market 2022
alcohol in Jodd FairsThere are so many places to chill and beers stall around. I tried nearly half of the beers that I have not try before. 
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weed in Jodd FairsAs many of us know that now we can take weed in Thailand. In this Jodd Fairs, there is only 1 weed stall. I thought this were the cookies but you got the seller explain to you in variety of options available. 

Overall, I love this place and always curious why Malaysia can do such a cool Pasar Malam!

Location:

Rama IX Rd, Huai Khwang,

Bangkok 10310, Thailand

Operating hours: 5pm – 12am

Public transportation: Exit at Phra Ram 9 (MRT blue line))

I actually quite like LunaBar Coffee in Penang for its ambiance. Outlook is certainly very green as it is filled with plants. It is hard for you miss it as the  most unique one. One of a cafe in Penang that you can plan to visit.

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Lunabarcoffee penangNicely decorated with taste of art and scandinavian style. Most of the souvenir place on table are able to purchase.

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Outdoor seating area with the nature. 
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Love the vibe of indoor seating area, as it certainly do feels like a cafe in Taiwan.luna bar coffeeLunabarcoffee menupenang best cafe

I find coffee here are okay only, as there are better one out there but certainly in for their ambiance. 

It is a nice cafe to chill with is environment. Seems that alot studens are here parking themselves to work. So be prepare to get a spot from them. 

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, coffee is not too bad, I am in for the Ambiance, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

LunaBarCoffee 10d,

Jalan Clove Hall,

10050 Penang

Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm (Closed : Tues/Wed)

Bichii Coffee is indeed a hidden gem in Sungai Buloh. Tug in out of no where in this industrial architecture is pretty interesting. The owner started it off as a photostudio then now tune a notch up with a cafe as part of it. It is a hidden cafe in KL for this.

cafe in kepong The cafe is beautifully decorated with style and alot of corners can be ootd. With only limited space, we have to make reservation for sit in. Best do share to them where you prefer to sit. They have indoor and outdoor. For nice picture, I find that outdoor is more cool, as it is set up with like Camping look and feel at the balcony corner. It is also good that can consider Cafe in Kepong for Kepong folks to drive over.

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Bichii Coffee menuCoffee here is pretty decently good for a cafe in Sungai Buloh, that you do not have to travel all the way to KL or PJ. They take beans from a few supplier and one of them is Beans Brother. They changed bean every month. So it could be you like the beans today could be different on next visit. 
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If you are staying in this area and looking for good coffee, I would certainly recommend this coffee place for your cravings. Single origin is pretty good too!

*Pork Free

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good coffee for this area, !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:

Bichii Cafe 8/2, Jalan LGSB 1/3, Kampong,

47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor

Operating hours: Fri – Tues : 9am – 5pm

Wed/Thurs : Closed

Tel: 012-963 520

 BDARI showcases its ‘Art on Tiffin Carrier’ exhibition as one of the world’s first collaboration between a lunchbox specialist and a select group of talented local artists at 1 Utama till this weekend 21st August. The one-of-a-kind platform display aims to elevate the typical tiffin carrier to a work-of-art as well as educating the general public on the detrimental effects of pollution – hence promoting an eco-friendlier lifestyle.

bdariAccording to a WWF Malaysia report, Malaysians had, on average, produced approximately 22kg per capita plastic
packaging waste per year. Of the 380 million metric tons of plastic produced globally each year, around half is
designed to only be used once, and then discarded.

“Malaysia has the highest annual per capita plastic use per person compared to China, Indonesia, the Philippines,
Thailand and Vietnam.” said Mr. David Low, Co-founder and Managing Director of BDARI. “The popular ‘Tapau’
culture of our country is the major contributor of plastic waste problems. For example, a Laksa noodle with soup
takes up to 5 different single-use plastic bags, one for the noodles, one for the soup, plus wooden chopsticks
packed in plastic, and a separate small bag of chili, then a larger bag to hold them all”, he added on.
BDARI carries out a mission to promote “Bring Your Own Container (BYOC)” and packed lunch lifestyles. Its
designer tiffin carriers are an alternative solution to single-use plastics. The classic tiffin carrier is typically a multitiered bowl held together with a wooden bracket. Nowadays, this has evolved to stainless steel containers with
colourful stickers decorating them. BDARI has collaborated with local artists to further elevate this concept. The
artists were able to create inspired works-of-art from a generic tiffin carrier. The artists were given full liberty to
express their artistic nuances through their work. From 3D printed alterations, to wool encasing, to beautifully
painted carriers, the artists have certainly proven that these tiffin carriers are more than just lunchboxes, but
actually statement pieces – “Saving the environment doesn’t have to be boring”. The showcase, which is currently
being held at the ground floor centre court of the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, is in itself a minimalistic platform
display. The tiffin carriers are presented on white pedestal columns with a large ocean themed backdrop.
Emphasising the concept of beauty within the norm, BDARI hopes that this gesture of incorporating art within
something as ordinary as a metal food container will draw more attention to its efforts in instilling awareness of
how single-use plastic usage can be reduced by adopting a BYOC culture.

On top of creating the awareness, the art pieces on display are also up for sale. Proceeds from the sale would then
be equally distributed between the artists and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). The MNS promotes the
conservation of Malaysia’s natural heritage which closely aligns with BDARI’s overall aim of creating a better
tomorrow for future generations.bdari artist road show

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Where to buy customise tiffin? Bdari actually have an actual shop in 1 Utama which sits in new wing at level 2, right infront of customer service counter or same lvl as GSC escalator going up.

For any customization of tiffin, please contact  Mr Shahrel Yusoff, Marketing Manager of BDARI at 011-5410 5514, or
email [email protected]

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant is one of a famous restaurant among the locals, used to be known as Maple Gold. This place had been my childhood place till now. With the owner now who are constantly upgrading their restaurant to create more comfortable dining for their regulars. certainly is one of the best restaurant in Penang.maple goldUsually they have functions on weekend and it is constantly full house. Best advise to make reservation. 

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Maple Place offer classic Cantonese cuisine with its owner cum chef is the main person behind the menu. Not only that, with strong demand as more people have traveled across continents coming back with variety of expectation. The owner and team constantly challenge the team and by being creative to design their special new hidden menu which is Modern Cantonese cuisine. All the dishes are require to pre-order 24-48 hours in advance so that the chef team can prepare the freshest ingredient for this. 

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There are also constant demand on surprise me menu with customer giving them a budget. This have to be 7 days in advance booking and will be more like Omakase style. Diners would not know what will be serving out. It will be a suprise ingredient, style and dishes. So really depending on your budget that you wish the chef to surprise you with. this is also another segment that is growing its popularity besides the classic menu.

Part of their hidden or surprise me menu as below:

saladSeafood Ice Plant Salad (海鲜冰菜沙律)

This is indeed recommended. Its a entry dish that definitely stir up your appetite which is currently part of their current menu.  Nice bite of mixture of cripsy ice veggie, soft boil prawn. Sauce A great balance of sourish, hint of salty and more like Chinese Kerabu. It is like an uplift of classic veggie. Satisfying entree

One of their best seller dish.

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Stuffed assorted Seafood Crab Meat and Black Truffle on Crab Shell with Pan-seared Foir Gras (黑松露海鲜酿蟹盖拼香煎鹅肝)

For Chinese food, this is defiantely the elevated version. When I saw this, it is like woah, they moving to healthy eating too, as it is serve with bed of barley. Nicely presented with chunk of foie gras just top ontop of the crab.

Love this dish. Look simple yet taste is unique. Hint of truffle that is not ovepowering, with fresh crab meat and  I wish the foie gras to be torch burn to give me exxtra umami flavour, then will be perfecto.

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Four Treasure Soup (美宝阁秘制椰皇黄焖四宝羹)

A bowl of soup that is pack with flavour. Creamy yet every bite is generous with ingredients.  Serve with fresh scalllop and prawn. coconut soupDSCF8595Double-boiled Abalone,  Corn Lip Soup served in Coconut (椰皇鲍鱼螺唇鸡汤)

If creamy is not your preference then you can let them know you prefer clear soup. Love this too as the soup is packed with flavour. Simple yet satisfying.

best sesame chickenMaple Palace Style Golden Flaxseed Corn-fed Chicken (4 months Corn – fed Chicken) 名鸡*美宝阁脆皮金麻籽槽鸡

I used to have this dish in sesame seed. Yet they have make a slgiht twist on this by replacing with a unique healthy ingredient. Carefully selected with 4 months corn fed chicken as with this cooking style, it gives you the juicy flavour of chicken. Surprisingly soft even on the chicken breast area. Perfectly cooked as the skin is crispy on every bite. 

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One of my favourite dish is this Braised Aromatic Duck with Abalone Sauce &  5 Heads South Africa Abalone (鲍鱼汁焖香酥鸭扣5头南非鲍鱼)

Duck just sitted there that looks like a perfectly crips skin which is actaually not. A unique vision that give you a mind twist. Its soft skin is meant to go well with its 8 hours cooked abalone broth. White raddish is superbly good as it is cook in their superior soup stocked.  Duck is cook to perfection, juicy, soft and can even tear the meat with chopstick easily. 

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Toasted Wild Patin Ulu with Scallion (葱烧油浸野生黑金巴丁)

I have never had wild Patin before and this certaily caught me off guard. Fish meat is so fresh that near to melt in your mouth fish meat texture. (I am not sure is this suppose to be but was told yes). Chef did not want to over do this fish as it is hard to get yet handle with stim and some dressing of fried garlic slices with its special soy sauce.

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DSCF8623Spinach w/ Egg White,  Dried Scallop and White Truffle Oil (白松露脆贝西施炒菜苗) 

Never had dishes that in this style. It is fried with white truffle sauce, not overpowering yet egg white can still be tasted. 

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BBQ Iberico Pork Loin Rib (香料2烤西班牙黑毛猪小排骨)

This is actually one of their best seller. Can be ordered with normal ribs or Iberico. They carefully curate Iberico ribs that suitable with their cooking style. Ribs that gets you finger licking good. Well carramelize, and every mini bite you take is pretty spot on

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Boiled Superior Chicken Rice 名鸡*黄油槽鸡王,鸡油饭 ( 3.5kg 7 Months corn fed chicken) ( 3.5 公斤 7个月玉米饲喂槽鸡王)

I must say this is one of the best chicken rice I have eaten over the years. Not to mention those old classic this but this is cook with generous flavours. 

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Chicken is cook to the right style, soft inside out yet chicken skin is smooth and glistering. Meat is soft and juicy. Soy sauce with some hint of sesame oil is at the right amount.

The most addictive is their chicken stock rice with hint of ginger and oil rice. Once you start its hard for you to stop. just drech it with their side sauce with Chili, soy you can even just finish the rice it self.

I am sure this does not come cheap if you were to compare on those hawker/ kopitiam but indeed will be highly recommended by me.
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To end your meal, you can opt for Pork Lard Rice with Char Siew and Egg (黯然销魂饭) or even for your simple lunch to pair with some other dishes. A bowl of rice that is pack with flavours. top with pork lard and char siew sauce is just sweet caramelize that make it even more appetizing. 

For classic dessert you can go with their signature Chilled Mango Sago with Pomelo,  Deep-fried Sesame Ball (杨枝美甘露,芝麻枣)

 

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This will be highly recommended dessert to end with. Chilled Herbal Jelly with Almond  Milk (杏汁龟苓膏) . I am not a fan of almond soup but this is so good. Creamy to a point that I like the taste of almond and the bitterness of Herbal jelly is just a perfect combination. 

Location:

Maple Palace Chinese Restaurant

47, Jln Sultan Ahmad Shah,

10050Penang

Operating Hours : 12pm – 2.30/ 6pm – 10pm

Tel: 042279690

Fresh Dim Sum at Yong Pin Restaurant at Kimberly Street, Penang is one of a signature dim sum around the area. They have been operating more than 40 years and this current one is their latest upgraded outlet. They used to be operating a street away.



with the new modern classic vibe, certainly do attract alot of tourist too. Offerings here are pretty fresh and more choices than Tai Tong where is also one of my parents favourite which is just next street.

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Enjoy fresh dim sum in Penang that you can find. Price wise is affordable and filled with variety choices. 

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, love the ambiance and variety fresh dim sum !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-location:
59A, Lebuh Kimberley,
Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 2.30pm
(walk in only/ no reservation)

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