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How many of you do you actually crave for Thai food? Chok Dee Thai Restaurant. I am one of them without denying I am a fan of thai food because of the spicy and sour taste in their food. Last round when I went to Bangkok with my friend we seriously had like 1 day 6 meals trip that suppose to be a shopping trip that I had transform it into makan trip. 😀

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In Penang to find nice restaurant that serve Thai food is actually not many and I can tell you that Chok Dee Thai is one of them. Many of  my friends love this restaurant as I often see them check in foursquare in this outlet. To me, its quite hidden actually as I have pass Burmah Road many times without realizing actually there is a restaurant until last round I was back in Penang, we have a small little makan gathering with my best friend which there are 13 of us.. The usual 2 or 3 will only turn out. That doesnt bother me, as long as I can order many food to eat. 😀

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This shop serve Pork! nice ahh~ How can you enjoy Thai Food without pork dishes. On the downside, I find that the pricing is a bit more expensive compare to many restaurants available out there.

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This restaurant is not huge but its longish that can accomote limited people in the outlet, best to advice that you head there early if not you have to wait for first round of dinner crowd to get over then only its your turn. We reach early and its quite empty, as the place just got filled within 20 minutes. My best friend know the owner as he is one of the regular there.

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Love the decorations of the outlet that resembles some Thai influence even the cute doll also welcome you, Savadeekap~

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For a classic drink in Thai Restaurant I usually wont miss their Lemon Grass, indeed its refreshing and the lemon grass taste is quite solid, just as I prefer.

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For me, to try out a Thai Restaurant Tomyam I would always go for their clear soup base which is the authentic taste from Thai not the fiery red tomyam we usually have which is only Malaysian style. Clear Chicken Tom Yam did not fail to impress us as Collen drink every sip and keep praising every sip of it. Its a bit spicy after taste, and more towards sour that is why most girl will love it. By far I think this is one of the best clear soup I have come across.  RM19

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Green Curry Chicken that is cook to perfection that the curry is not too watery nor thick that just perfect to go along with rice. A few basil leaves to make the taste a bit more kick and a bit creamy taste is just as expected.  RM12

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My heng tai Tatt keep asking me lai lai, please feature me, so he take a dish and ask me to snap. Thai Seafood Otak-otak @ RM16

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Another dish that I wont miss is the Otak-Otak that one thing we got deceive was it look huge but in the middle the have like a mini bowl to make it stood round. It was cook till the curry well coated with the seafood, a bit creamy sweet and sour, hint of strong basil taste some might love it some do not. To me it was just nice.

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This is what Tatt said must have. Their Pork Knuckle which cook in Thai Style. The meat cook till soft and juicy that fork can easily remove the skin and the meat. The fat layers in between, to eat along with the sauce and rice just make it a superb dish~

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Since we have clear soup base, as for fish we head for their signature spicy steam fish. All of us just love the soup base, spicy enough yet sour after that. Colleen again keep drinking the soup non stop.

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Another dish highly recommended by Tatt is Claypot Prawn with Glass Noodles @ RM45.00. I would personally recommend this too.

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Mango Sticky Rice

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Thap Thim Krop @ RM4

Overall of this restaurant certainly this Thai Restaurant stood out better in taste and more towards Thai on sour and spiciness. If you are craving for nice Thai food, no doubt that I would recommend this restaurant, just be prepare to pay a bit more as I would say, compare to KL , just cant be compared.

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, quite good in Penang~ -Stamped-

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

Location:
Chok Dee Thai Restaurant @ Burmah Road
No: 231-D , Jalan Burma,
10350 Penang.

(few shops away from Green House Kopitiam)

Tel: 04-2291492

Business Hr : 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Closed on Monday.

On my previous entry I blog on another hotel we stayed in White Palace Hotel and head to famous weekend Chatuchak market. . .(click here). In our Bangkok Trip I keep mentioning our driver, and now please let me introduce you our driver which I have been talking about. . .

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He do not really know how to speak or listen English but my friend Tatt can still talk to him by using alot body and sign language, its funny to see how both of them talk and best of all, this guy understand . .

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A very clean and cosy car that his car also won a few awards that he send into competition for the street car exhibition. He is only available during the weekend, as he tour people around as extra income on weekend. Usually he is fully book by the locals and if you would like to engage him, best is to find some one that can speak Thai to him. If you were to call him directly, you will be finding it hard to communicate.

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Coming to Bangkok besides girls doing heavy shopping or shop till drop, it would never be perfect if you do not do their Massage. Its a combination not complete if you step into Bangkok whereby for us massage is a must which is what they are famous for. Thai Massage. Goft introduce this place to us Urban Retreat which is very well know to many international tourist for their good service and massage.

I asked Goft ‘ Weiii..y so high class, not the normal shop that on the streets?’ she answered she just wan us to enjoy the best and its more well trained, those on the road site later break your bone then you know. We all just laughed~

And of course the best you have to pay different pricing. Those little shop on the streets can go as cheap as RM30 or 300 bhat for 2 hours massage, as this place is more upclass and the pricing would be double form those little shop. We choose our package ‘Thai Massage with Herbal Ball’ cost us 900 Bhat = RM 90 which the pricing is quite similar to Malaysia already. (for more pricing on packages click here)

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When you went in, you will be greeted by their friendly staff at the reception and its extremly full on that day. Luckily Goft help us do booking and we saw alot of walking in customer were turn away because its full house for whole day.

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all of us reach this place were already very tired and indeed a massage is a MUST now! Nancy just cant wait to hit into the room and enjoy the massage as you see her look . .  half dead~ keke

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We were first brought to this place to wash our feet clean . .

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please ignore my hairy legs. .

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Then the masseur will lead you to respective room and for couples do not worry, they have lots of couple room or room in pair ..

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So for this round me and Steven will be in the same room . .

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and we have to change into their outfit.. Thai Style . .:D. I was very tired and doze off while they were doing massage for me and of course not fully asleep and I just love how they twist and turn on my body after the whole massage I felt so loose and light now. Energetic back and ready to hunt for more food!

No wonder Goft wanted to bring us here, a recommended Massage place if you do visit Bangkok.

They have 3 location in total and all are located easy acess of public transportation.

If I am not mistaken – this outlet is the location of BTS Phrom Phong

Contact:

BTS Phrom Phong Branch: +66(0)2204 1042-3

Phrom Chai Branch: +66(0)2204 2008-9

Asoke Branch: +66(0)2229 4701-3

For all location of the 3 outlet (click here)

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After that head back to hotel area to change and do some street walk ..  Our Hotel is White Palace Bangkok (to view click here). Conveniently right outside our hotel there are alot of things to see and buy as it hit about 6pm it will be night market which we do not have a chance to pay a visit cuz we are in hectic schedule . .

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Taking a short stroll along the streets to look for transport to head to Paragon to meet Goft for dinner. .

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One thing that Tatt cant stand is he keep bugging me to take the picture of the heavy wiring located on top of the pole. .  he said that this is so outdate that most of these cable wire are under ground and not still put up there. Its very dangerous ..

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The biggest shirt I have come accross is only XXXL. .  and for the first time we seen 20 XL and this is how big the shirt is. So in Bangkok if you are very big in size, this area have what to offer you . . I think this shirt can fit 6 of us perfectly. .

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Our hotel is just down the street then you can see Baiyoke Hotel which is another nice hotel that my friend recommend to stay.

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In Bangkok, the most famous mode of short distance transportation is called Tuk Tuk a mini bike with 3 wheels that can fit max 4 small size person in it . .

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Tuk Tuk that attracted many tourist to ride on it but actually there is not much difference comparing you taking Taxi. If you would like to experience it, its good to try out . .

But just beware that these Tuk Tuk know that you are foreigners or tourist they will try to rip you apart on the fare. Some are very ridiculous especially those Tuk Tuk around this area. We board on the transport and they insist us to visit a few tourist destination spot as told us its on the way, and we look on to our map its heading different way and we told them where got in the way, the place we want to go turn left, and you want to turn right!!! no no no.. please take us to the place we want to go. .  Yet they still insist we should visit the place and we ask how much is the fare he mention a ridiculous price. We said don wan can drop us some where and he just drop us right on the spot and went off . . .

So just beware on those Tuk Tuk  . . .as some places are quite okay like those in China Town. . .

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so we end up taking taxi there and taxi fare is quite cheap. So from experience now we know that taking taxi is better ..

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and this round Tatt bugging me to take on the pillar of those highway..like spider..

During last night of my stay in Bandung, my friend brought us to Badung Bar & Restaurant that I believe San Miguel is their main beer in this outlet. As my friend told me that this is their latest hangout spot that newly opened end of last year and its already famous among its neighborhood.

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It was weekdays and it consider it alot people . .

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Will walk in and at the side its filled with greens. .

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and this place is seriously spacious. . as I walk further in, i cannot believe how big place it is just for a place to chill and with a few sections to choose from . . .

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You can Either sit at the bar area, sofa area, normal dining area or upstairs. . so

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and this is the upper area. . .Before I head up where all my friends are seated up there, I walked around and I jus love the ambiance of this bar. 70% made of wood as in rooftop, wall, bar counter, chairs  . . .

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then only I head upstairs

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which is more like a sofa area and certainly this place is not huge but its merrier as the place is small and every 1 talking loud..

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Price here is abit more expensive compare to others as I consider here more upper class. . :p

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Then I tried out their San Miguel beer draft which is pretty good, not too bitter and smooth . .

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and well, leaving Bandung with lots of shopping and this is what I had shopped during my 3 days stay there. . Severe damage in pocket!

Well, I can only say, Bandung is a perfect place to go shopping and eat + extra bonus is their weather is chill at night. ITs best for you to check when is their raining season before you get your tickets.

Full Itinerary will come out soon . .

 

Till now, I still could not believe that its already Chinese New Year. . . Time really flies that it just gives me the feeling of CNY 2010 was like just few months ago. ..  .As now being the Eve of Chinese New Year, I am sure most of the people will do very last minute shopping by going wet market, hitting onto malls for clothing and doing some photoshoot too . . .

Here are just some of the snapshots I took at Pavilion for their Chinese New Year Decorations. . .

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Just in here, the picture was taken last year at House of Tang which I really miss those kind of photoshoot (click here for more). . .and I just want to wish everyone of you out there. . . My friends & Readers out there. . .

Happy Chinese Rabbit New Year 2011. . . .

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May all of you have a prosperous year & Stay Healthy .. . .

Those who are driving back to their respective hometown, drive safe. . .

Bandung is like consider a shopping paradise where we can purchase alot of goods from. Most of the factory outlet there are filled with some genuine, some rejects and some fakes outlets. Of course it depends on your budget and the area that you are heading to. Bandung have 3 districts that are famous for shopping. As the place I am staying is called Dago, an area which is only 5 minutes walk out to this great factory outlet shopping district.

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In the streets of Dago, located at downtown area is where this factory outlet are located. The first factory outlet that I went, Glamour already cost me 60% of my budget alocated for shopping. The clothing materil is good, the brand that I love Nudie Jeans which is a famous brand in Australia, is available in this outlet too, took us about 2 hours in this shop as its huge in there. Besides that, can get Polo, Paul Smith, Hugoboss, Ed Hardy, and many more at a cheap price, ranging from ID 45 000 – ID 500,000, which means as cheap from RM20-RM300.

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The whole streets have about 20 outlets here, so be prepare to get heavy damage here, do prepare alot of cash when you do come here, major credit cards are accepted too.

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In this area also do have Indonesia local designer too, which is about 15 minutes walk from here.

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Next destination we went for shopping was highly recommended by my friend is Setiabudi area that is filled with alot of branded factory outlet and one of the famous one in the area that shall not miss is ‘Ruman Mode’ which host alot of international branded brands with some of them are rejects.

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Its more like a open concept area and it might look nobody outside but inside the factory outlet, its filled with LOTS of people. They have cafe and Javanese coffee is available here too, besides this the first shop we went in sell LV, Gucci bags with very reasonable price.

This is the 2nd area that I got totally broke for my first day of shopping. Just took me half a day to spend all my money.

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The outlet is located at the streets of  41 Jalan. Dr. Setiabudi. All taxi driver SURE know this place.

Every one’s stomach is just so full, at first we thought of taking cab but then was told that it was 15 minutes walking there so I highly suggested we walked if not too full later drink..U know lah~ what is the after effect you will see.
CampbeIls Soup on the move. I just like how Hong Kong companies advertising method. The branding is so good.
This brand H & M was told that its one of the trendy brand in HK which is cheap and lots of things to buy. This is the biggest H&M shop which had 4 lvls. Cant wait to look what they offer. Will be coming here again for the shopping trip tomorrow which is at Central.


In the night what you can see mostly on the streets are the taxi’s. Its every where.


This is the first time I saw such a big Coach retailing outlet. Well decorated and also its 2-3 lvls.


Finally we had reach the bottom of the streets. This is how it looks like on the streets.

Gay Keong trying to show his gayness again. (just don understand) and the worst part is Steven also join him , SHItt!~

Not good when you trying to take pic with both of them. This is how it end up!

They are just so want to take pictures. Thought of taking candid but while the are walking, talking and looking around yet they still manage to look here instantly.
Certainly it look much better than Bangsar. The outlet design and the feel that they have is totally different.
Most of the bar were filled with ppl so we decided to choose this bar. Not much ppl and can accommodate all 30+ of us. So we come and we Conquer.. Wakakkaka
Definately, a beer you wouldn’t want to miss is the HoeGarden. We have been drinking Hoe Garden since from the very first day. Its just soooooooooo nice. Would taste too beer’ly yet had some sweet taste.
The night starting to go craze, with we came here also to celebrate our 2 very dearest friend B’day which is the 1 you see they had post under the street board. Gay Keong and Steven. So I was told to go order the strongest alcohol they have in the bar.
I ask the bar tender what do you have for the strongest, he told me, ‘Long Island Special’. That he will mix with 10 other different mixer. Cool cool, so this is what is put on the table.

Every one…Yammmm Sennnggg!~!~!~

Aquilah join us with the fruit mocktail which their name is very funny, ‘Virgin on the Beach’ and the other 1 I cant really remember.

The Birday song Begin. While the birday song begin, I was told to think and prank on them. While I was thinking I saw a dam good pic on the wall of the bar and ask the bar tender where to get that. He told me its already close. Then I thought of a similar idiot idea and was laughing all the way as I told Ellis about it she totally agree with me. So we run to the nearest 7-11 to grab the accessories.
Me and Ellis was laughing and getting so excited about it. Cant wait to see how’s their reaction.

So while we go back, I had to be Emcee for the night. So usually we don let go the Birday ppl so easily. Start off with POLE DANCING. Where is the pole. The pole is MANMADE!

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*****Warning, if you are 18 years old and below, please do not proceed and exit window immediately!! ***** 

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—-=== Now the craze night begins ===—-

 

Steven don understand so Ah Keong Show him. Stand Still still like dat, don move. See How i do. Haih!

That’s how ah keong started the whole thing.

Then I told Keong..More HIONG! Like dat not enough. So this is what he ended up doing.

Lau EE Cyndy was pull into the action.! She is the laughing stock of our group. A person very stim stim yet dam funny and blur.

As the crowd got craze, every one just want to tag in.

Then Cyndy got pull into action again. This time is to pretend she kena raped. So darn funn.y.y.

Keong just now only rape Cyndy, guy he also never let go!
Steven, don know trying to show what action or style. *confuse
Kenny start to show his hiau’nesss…so damm GELI!
I kena also..damm..si lang kenny don know want to do what also~

Then after the crazy dancing as every got so high and the environment now is every 1 want to party, so here I come into action again! The best part of the whole bloody damm night. When I was about to go anouce, I couldn’t stop myself from laughing and smiling so this is I hav to pretend to be cool to announce.

So before the surprise, come come, I take pic, post with yeeeeeeeehhhhhhh…style…hgahaha. Ah Keong was hailing, lai la…never scared.! The surprise package is in my hand with WHITE PLASTIC BAG.

So both of them were blind folded with the red tissue.

Let me review our surprise for tonite…

Zheng zheng Zheng…………………….~~~~~

Would not review what we do with it. Let your imagination run wild and your creativity.

After the whole prank was over, they were treated with the usual trend now, Flaming Lamborghini, its a bit different compare to us which the bottle is not that high and the bar tender seems like do not know how to handle it.

The prank tools. Red and yellow.

One slurp finish all~
Then there is a guy trying to go to the toilet as we had block the pathway, then he came by and wish both of them Happy Birthday also, then I was told come come have a pic, and guys, please show him your surprise. When this guy saw wat is it he was like , Fuck!!! Hell nOOO.. Don even touch me with that!
Steven was laughing at ah keong, and Ah Keong so Pei. Stim already and scold us, Apa Lanciau!~
Hhahah…. His total damage was 1 pint of Hoegarden, Taquila, Long Island Special and Flaming Lambo.

Then after this shot, ah Keong Kena parking outside the bar to take some fresh air. Could not even walk straight

So ladies and gentleman, that’s the end of it. we head back to sleep after that.

Prepare for Day 4…Shoppinnnngggggg~

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