When we were having good times at Songkran water festival (click here), Jonathan suggest that a restaurant that we must not miss and its highly recommended- Restaurant Kan Eng, which during last round of his trip there he did not manage to eat it as the restaurant is so sardine packed! Then on that day, he said that no matter what die die also must go, then lead us walk one big round in the city area as we read the map wrongly. As we walked towards there our stomach is already growling and we are all drench too as we constantly meet some people that station right out from their house to attack on passerby.
Restaurant Kan Eng is one of the famous local restaurant that attracted a lot of Malaysians to dine there too for its quality and one thing that surely attracted a lot people which is the price of the food, Its very cheap!
In the menu offer a lot of local varieties, which is most of us would want to eat but that day we have decided not to eat something spicy as in the morning, we really had spicy food till our tears and sweat all dripping nonstop yet scared that we had fun during the water fight then stomachache.
Jonathan was our captain for the night, we leave him in charge of the order as we were busy eating food that we ta pau on the way walking here, would even said that we attack nearly all the stalls that we come across.
The food was served fast, and start off with ‘Salted Veggie Intestine Soup’, its a good dish to start off with, as I love the salty and sourness of the soup and the pig’s spare part was cook perfectly that it is very chewy and I love to dip it with soy sauce.
‘Otak Otak’ is one of my favourite that I would not miss when go for thai food, I just love the taste of it which is not very milky feel, yet its seafood in this. Juicy inside out, that it is not steam till it is solid.
‘Kerabu Chicken Feet’ which is one of the famous local delicacies, and it was marinated very well, that the sourness and spicy soak into the skin yet its juicy and chewy as it is suppose to be. Some people might find this eerie as its chicken feet skin.
If you go to thai, and a dish that you must order which is ‘Braised Pork Leg’ without eating this, the makan session would be complete. Braised till the skin its soft that you use fork to open it up, it slide in so smooth and the mean pop up open. The meat and the fats is so soft till it feels like melting on the tongue and eat it with white rice is just perfect.
I forgot what the name for this vegetable, but its one type of my favourite veggies, fried not so long to maintain the crunchiness of the veggie and cook it plainly to get the best taste out of it, or another way to order is with sambal but Thai doesn’t have sambal.
We were very satisfied with the dinner and ‘katui’ serve our table really good, and in Hatyai, do not worry about language barrier as now they can speak Cantonese, Mandarin or Hokkien (which is quite shocking for me) Total damage for the night is around 1000bhat which is around RM100 that we feel is really cheap. A recommeded restaurant if you do visit Hatyai.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 10/10, veli good, Recommended ~ -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Kan Eng Restaurant (??????????)
50/3 Kimpradij Road, Hat Yai
Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110
(most of the Tut tut know this restaurant)
Tel: (+66) 074-246 138
Business hours: 10:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
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