Monday, February 22, 2010

Crispiest Siew Yoke Ever + Krabi's Street Food

Dinner on our 3rd evening was a disaster, so I won't talk about it at all... plus the fact that we went snorkelling in the afternoon itself, the below average dinner didn't help to satisfy our hunger. Oh well, better luck next time I guess. On our 4th day, it was time for us to go to Krabi's outskirts (out of Ao Nang)... Khlong Thom Hot Spring + Emerald Pool + Tiger Cave Temple to be exact! Initially we were planning to go with the tour group but knowing that the itinerary is limited, we deviced a brilliant plan by engaging the service of one hotel worker (where we stayed) who was on leave on Saturday. He sacrificed his off day just to drive us to where we wanted to go.

It was 2pm by the time we came out from the hot spring and all of us were feeling hungry. We asked So (the guide) to look for one restaurant in Khlong Thom town. As it was only a small town, it didn't take long before we spotted this particular restaurant by the side of the main road. It was definitely what was displayed at the main entrance that attracted us like a bee to the honey.

Crunchy siew yoke (roasted pork) got the most of my attention.

Also the fried fish fillet and pork sausage.

Now knowing which dish to be ordered, we let So to make the decision for us.. started with Tom Yam Goong. Spicy, slightly sourish.. it opened up our appetites immediately.

Also the clear soup with seafood

Curry fish fillet - for those who love basil, you will love this dish. It was so aromatic and full of flavour that we couldn't stop eating it.

Khao pad - this was something that I learned before coming to Krabi. Being a fan of fried rice, we ordered this dish and it didn't disappoint. Full of wok hei with distinctive spicy sauce, we ordered another plate to share among us.

Highlight of our lunch - stir fried kai lan with the siew yoke. The meat still retained its crispy-ness despite being soaked in the gravy for some time. Kailan on the other hand was very fresh too!!!

Fried egg - as simple as it gets! Crispy on the outside while soft and moist on the inside, an addictive dish. They threw in dried tomatoes as well.

Leo's verdict - Sorry as I don't have the address nor contact for this restaurant. But you can look at the red & green roof as a pointer. Most of the time, you won't be taken to this place if you follow tour as they would bring you to eat outside the hot spring itself where the choices are limited too. We paid only 700 baht for the meal and went to Tiger Cave Temple full and satisfied!

At night it was time to visit Krabi town! We went to the Walking Street at Sukhon Soi 10 which had converted into our version of pasar malam during the weekends. Needless to say, expect cheap street food here. Not going to elaborate much but these pictures will mark the end of my Krabi post here. Enjoy!!!

10 comments:

Life for Beginners said...

That is like the Ferrari or Tiffany of siew yoke - Fast (to finish cos semua nak makan) and Exquisite (the taste, of course, haha)! :)

Sean said...

hey, we wanna hear about disastrous dinners too! sometimes they're just as interesting as the good ones :D
did u order the siew yoke in the end? looks a bit too crisp for me, since i prefer my meat to melt in the mouth =)

J said...

This is like a food treasure hunt for if I ever visit Krabi! Haha...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

u didnt order siew yuk!??? wheres the pic?

thule a.k.a leo said...

kenny - yeah! totally different from those in Malaysia! definitely worth trying

Sean - nah! I rather not talk about it. of course i did... it's with the kailan lo.. read carefully

J - it's only a stretch of street here in Khlong Thom.. so it shouldn't be that hard!

Joe - stir fried kailan with siew yoke la.. read again :)

J2Kfm said...

Crispy Siu yoke?! Wow. I'm sold. ;)

~Christine~Leng said...

I would give anything for some crispy siew yoke too!! Happy CNY to you and your family Leo!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

fantastic food.. and at such affordable prices. I agree that the thai's do the pork dishes so well.. also the fish and prawn and salads and ..etc etc! it's all in the herbs and fresh ingredients and not overcooking. heck they eat a lot of things raw (non meats)

eiling lim said...

yerr... how come when I was in Krabi, I didn't see the siew yoke?!!

Life for Beginners said...

I'm back to this post just for yet another look at that siew yoke kai lan... somehow I never came across the place when I was in Ao Nang (twice last year, no less)... My loss. It looks so delicious...