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The BakerWoman


The blog about this Bibik who loves to makan, masak & indulge! FOOD IS LOVE, THANKS & NUTRITIOUS!

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    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Tentalising Thai Cuisine.....from Koh Samui

    I love Thai food because they are hot & spicy.....dishes featured here are my favourites.  Thai food is not only delicious,  it is also a healthy food because all ingredients are herbs that make the special fragrances for each dish.

    Thai people eat three meals a day, the main meal is dinner. For each meal it should have at least three different dishes. If one dish is hot and spicy the other two dishes should be salty, sour or sweet and there should be at least one soup. For example, sour shrimps soup, stir fried mixed vegetable and fried pork with garlic. And all meals are served with rice.

    There are few things you should understand about Thaifood. Some ingredients might have strange smell for you such as fish sauce or shrimp paste but once they are mixed with other ingredients they will turn out in a different smell. Thai people like to use fish sauce instead of salt.

    When in Samui, try these local delights from Fisherman's Village, Chaweng & Bophut....

     Left - Mango Salad & Seafood Tom Yam Gung

    Tom yam kung, or spicy shrimp soup, is the number one of the top ten Thai dishes loved by foreigners, according to a recent investigation. And in fact, it is one of the most favourite dishes for Thai people as well. It is simply because it is so delicious for its unique sour and spicy taste that you will certainly need it more and more if you try it just once.

     Left - Thai Green Curry, a very mild curry & Stir Fried Vegetables

     Fried Minced Pork with Vermicelli

     My favourite thirst quencher? Fresh Longan & Mango Juices

     Left - Stir Fried Beef with Local Chives & Thai Fish Cakes

     Left - Probably one of the most famous Thai dishes around the world is the one called tom yum kung. In English, it is sometimes called Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup or Lemongrass and Shrimp Soup. Right - Fried Pineapple Rice

     Dessert - Glutinous Rice & Mango
     Singha Beer - Cheers!
    Clear Tom Yum Seafood Soup
     Freshly made spring rolls - crispy & great chilli dips!

    I had the best Boar Boar & Crocodile meat Curries! These are Wild Boar Meat

     Left - Crocodile Curry & Stir Fried Mixed Vegetables

    Dessert - Glutinous Rice Balls in Santan (coconut milk)

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 5:33 PM 0 comments

    Do you know that Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles?


    Sawadee to all - before I blog more on Thai cuisines, I would like to share some fascinating facts on Thailand..........

    The portrait on Elephant - is actually a mirror cabinet.  Middle - The Bakerwoman relaxing by the balcony & the friendly faces of Thailand....

    In Thailand, Elephants are good luck regardless of trunks being up or down. Its the Elephant itself that is lucky... Famous as the strongest beasts of burden, in Thailand they were important in battle, with kings mounted on Elephants fighting the Burmese to defend Thailand on many occasions. They have also been noted for their intelligence, memory and pleasant nature. A Thai legend has it that a marriage is like an elephant-- the husband is the front legs, that choose the direction, the wife the back legs, providing the power !

    Thailand is often called the "land of smiles," not only because visitors love its natural beauty and historical riches, but also because of the country's friendly people and fascinating culture.  As stated in The Conde Nast Top 100, Thailand has been ranked as one of the best destinations in the world.  In the islands category, Koh Samui ranks 5th, while Phuket ranks 13th place.  Thailand maintains a strong charm as a truly unique destination with genuinely friendly people.  The country scored 97.68 for people/hospitality category!
    Left - the famous Chang & Singha beers of Thailand.....right, a cute star-shaped sunny side up for breakfast

    Joshua & Elisha - having a great time with the tiger cub ;)
    The resort's Lobby's Lounge Bar providing patrons with fresh coffee, chilled cocktails & beveages, as well as light fares....Right - overlooking the pool and an expansive view of the sea....
    We visited Wat Khunaram

    The Thai island of Koh Samui possesses several impressive spiritual and holy places. Wat Khunaram is one such astonishing site. However, this temple holds more than just a Buddhist temple.

    Visitors can see the mummified body of a Buddhist monk in one of the buildings of this temple. This is the only mummified body in the Buddhist culture. The body is well preserved by the trusts of the temple. The display of the Buddhist mummy is open to visitors all the time.

    The body is kept in a vertical glass casket. The monk died when he was meditating and so his body possesses a meditating posture as well. This was in the year 1973.

    According to the local people, the mummy is not preserved artificially; but the body itself remained un-decomposed even after the death of the monk. This remains a wonder for the rest of the world.

    After death his body remained undecomposed, so his relatives and disciples decided to place his body in an upright position within a glass casket as requested by the monk in his written instruction. This was done to preserve it as a symbol to aspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings and be saved from suffering.

    Outside this room, devotees pick up flowers and scented sticks, which they offer to Lord Buddha, placed in other room as a sign of worship.

     Thailand is a Buddhist nation, and because Buddhist values are such a part of daily life here, temples, monasteries and Buddha images are seen everywhere.

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 4:26 PM 0 comments

    Saturday, November 19, 2011

    Sawadee Samui - Cafe La Croissanterie, Bophut, Koh Samui

     A cozy cafe around Amari Palm Resort

     Cuppuccino on the left & Watermelon Soda

    Turkey Breast Baguette

    We had lunch around the Amari Palm Resort.....I like the cafe decor and the friendly service staff.  Internet access is available here.....Freshly baked pastries, cakes, brownies, sandwiches, cookies & tiramisu are served here.

    Cozy ambience!

    The Bakerwoman - Coffee Talk at 1:57 PM 0 comments

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