“Eat whatever you want, and if anyone tries to lecture you about your weight,
eat them too”
Sometimes the most lovely dishes are closer to home.
Somtam (kerabu betik) is one of my favourite Thai dishes. I first had it when a fellow friend whose mother hails from Bangkok prepared us a homemade Somtam. Later, my second Somtam meal was in Krabi. However, this time I bought this Somtam at Tesco Melaka’s Bazaar Rakyat for MYR5. And the taste was everything I imagined it to be. Take note, it is very spicy but the bliss of having it for Iftar was worth it. Although I did have to swallow 2 tabs of Gelusil post meal.
Its a simple dish. The ingredients were fresh and the young boy mixing the somtam certainly knows what he is doing.
Too bad the Pulut Mangga was not available during Ramadhan. Perhaps, after Raya then? Heard it was equally mouth-watering.
We came mainly to try the classic Tomyam Gung and Somtam (Papaya Salad).
Soon, we discovered other simple streetfood varieties which included the famous pancakes, fresh fruits, critters, finger food like prawn tempura et cetera.
Even I had something Western on the last day of the stay. Mr Husband thought it was ridiculous to have Penne Arabiatta in Krabi. I beg to differ. I felt compelled to try Western dishes at places that carters to Western tourist. I wouldnt want my pasta to taste anywhere near to the ones served in Secret Recipe or Pizza Hut.
I shamelessly gained 4 pounds from the culinary adventure itself.
Word of caution, Thai food is spicy and not palatable to my little toddler. So he technically had bread and plain rice with clear soup to go with it. Food pricing overall, to me was reasonable. I did not feel that I had to starve for the rest of the month till payday.
Enjoy the pictures. Go on, drool!!
prawn tempura, popia, iced Thai tea
banana + nutella pancake from Pancake Popular stall
Thai green curry
Black Canyon : tomyam set meal
some jelly drink
plain toast for breakfast
makcik Yaminlah herself
pancake from Yaminlah stall
browsing menu at Lemongrass
The Lemongrass Restaurat
somtam + tomyamgung
lunch after snorkelling
at Pizza western cafe