One of the must try food in Chiangmai is Khao Soi, a Burmese-influenced noodles.
The most famous place to try Khao-soi is a roadside canteen that is frequented by the exiled former prime minister…….. his pictures are plastered all over the place…
For a local road side canteen, the place is pretty clean..
khao-soi: boiled egg noodles and deep-fried noodles in a curry coconut soup base…… really really spicy.. couldn’t really enjoy it but my friends really liked it…
some sausage and rice dish……
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Khao Soi Samerjai ข้าวซอยเสมอใจ
391, Charoen Rat Road, Tambon Fa Ham, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50000
+66 53 242 928
I’ve heard about the famous fish ball noodles cafe in Shau Kei Wan and finally trekked over there (so far!) after exams and the Shanghai trip!
It’s recommended by the Michelin guide and has celebrities’ signatures covering the walls!
the famous fish ball noodles… this was lacklustre.. the fish ball texture was not “chewy” nor “bouncy” and the soup base was bland…
beef brisket, fish cake and veggies lo mein….. mediocre…nothing special
toast with condensed milk and a THICK slab of butter…. this was AMAZING!!!!! This was my first time eating this dai pai dong staple and I was blown away! The combination of warm and crispy toast, slightly melting butter and sweet condensed milk gave me a food coma! I actually got indigestion from this.. but it was worth it!
cold lemon tea on a hot day….
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
On Lee Noodle 安利魚蛋粉麵
22 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East, Shau Kei Wan
My friend and I were walking around Kitsilano and she wanted to try The Noodle Box on 4th Ave (near Burrard)…
I’ve always passed by it on my way home and it looked like the usual hip Kitsilano eatery… But when I saw that it was non-asians cooking asian food, I was 99% sure I would later regret coming here…..
Thai Style Chow Mein (wok fried egg noodles with bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, peppers, cilantro, green onion, chicken and light ginger soy sauce).. well, they were nice enough to spit our order.. and you can see the portions quite large.. but then again… it’s chow mein for 9.75CAD + tax….. they emphasize “wok fried” but the noodles didn’t have enough “wok” taste… the noodles were dry and tasteless… it’s really a poor imitation of authentic asian cuisine…
i wouldn’t come here again.. nor recommend it to anyone.. this is as bad as the asian noodles from the food courts yet they’re charging a steep price!
FAIM? NON NON!!
The Noodle Box
1867 W 4th Ave
my foodie aunt took me to Mochi 2 years ago.. and i fell in love with udon! my love for udon is so deep, i mostly order udon for lunch @ the canteen! anyways, i decided to introduce my udon infatuation to my parents during this cny holiday.. and to see if they approve or not!
mochi is quite tiny.. and can fit around 30 people at one go.. so i’ve waited a couple of times (around 30 minutes each time)..the lineups do get really long! so get there early!
each time, i order the same.. hot pork udon… it’s served in a hot stone pot so it arrives in its bubbling glory.. perfect! since i like scorching hot food!
did i mention that the udon is HANDMADE? each udon is elastic and very chewy!!
and the pork.. it’s tres good.. the meat is so tender and the fat just melts in your mouth!!!!!
i was so engrossed in eating, i forgot to take a picture of the pork.. o well. here’s a half eaten pork.. perfect amounts of fat and meat!
my parents really liked it and totally approved of my infatuation! and my dad even ordered another one!
hot black sesame Kurobuta 黒豚 udon… the udon’s perfect as usual.. but the Kurobuta 黒豚 was such a disappointment… Kurobuta 黒豚 is a type of pork that is prized because of its juiciness and tenderness… this is not the case… i don’t think they used real Kurobuta 黒豚.. cause real Kurobuta 黒豚 is really expensive and the meat actually melts in your mouth.. and this udon cost less than $70 HKD..
other than the fake kurobuta.. mochi cafe is definitely worth a visit.. their udon is the best in Hong Kong/Vancouver!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Mochi Cafe 萬豚屋
G/F, 19-23 Hart Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: (852) 3598 6282
after a very short trip to oceanpark (2.5 hours including lunch), we taxied to aberdeen for the famous fish balls. the most famous fish ball place is Shan Loon Tse Kee.
apparently..it used to be located in a hole on the side of a hill, hence, its name.
fried fish skin….quite good.. crispy and doesn’t taste fishy
fried beancurd wrap….crispy…but served warm (i like my food hot).. not enough filling imo..
fish ball and fish ball slice rice noodle… . i had better fish balls before… the fish balls and fish ball slice weren’t bouncy (they were hard) and didn’t have any taste… the rice noodle wasn’t that thin and the soup base was bland…
i didn’t think it was that special to be worth a trek out to aberdeen..extremely overhyped…
FAIM? non non…
Shan Loon Tse Kee Fish Ball 山窿謝記魚蛋
80-82 Old Main St., Aberdeen
Kau Kee’s beef brisket was kinda overhyped…and i heard that the beef brisket in Tin Hau is even better….i haven’t had the chance to go but this weekend, my cousin took me there!
there’s another beef brisket place next doors (Sister Wah’s beef brisket) and apparently, the sister of the owner of Tai Lee opened it… sibling rivalry eh? (i’ve read online that Tai Lee’s beef brisket is more tender….)
of course.. i ordered the beef brisket noodle!!! the portion is almost double the size at Kau Kee.. the beef brisket is way better at Tai Lee cause the meat was oh so tender and had a bit of fat too.. yumm! plus, the beef broth was really really tasty (i can’t really taste msg)…
radish soaked in beef broth…the sweetness of the radish coupled with the essence of the beef broth makes this THE MOST FLAVOURFUL RADISH i have ever tasted… clap clap clap!
Tai Lee definitely beats Kau Kee hands down.. next up! Sister Wah!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Tai Lee 大利清湯腩
15 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
i’ve heard from so many people about how good Kau Kee’s beef brisket is.. so… decided to try it with some friends one night after school…
it’s located right across from Sing Heung Yuen.. and again.. there’s always a long lineup..
ordered the beef brisket noodles…it was good… but nothing to rave about… i thought the beef brisket would be amazing.. but it was nothing special.. well. it was tender. but i was hoping that it would be more tender (is that possible) and maybe more taste? it’s still good and the soup was good too.. too bad the portion was too small… i had to find something to eat afterwards…
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩
21 Gough St., NoHo, Central
Tel: (852) 2815 0123