One of the advantages staying in my hometown – Sungai Petani is that it’s very close to the border of Thailand and Malaysia. Folks here can just spend a little and are able to travel out of Malaysia already. How great is that huh?
And yea, Bukit Kayu Hitam is the place always being mentioned by folks here. People always say, let’s go to Bukit Kayu Hitam for some little shopping, and have some really authentic Thai food. However, little to be known by folks here, Bukit Kayu Hitam is still under Malaysia, as it is Kedah’s main border town on the Malaysia-Thailand Border.You don’t need to pass the border, or use your passport to visit Bukit Kayu Hitam.
However, since Bukit Kayu Hitam is not their main destination, passport is needed to enter the town of Ban Dan Nok in the district of Sadao, Songkhla province in Southern Thailand.
Like in almost every border, the immigration area is always packed and full with people queuing up. We queue up for more than 30 minutes, and since it’s open air border, there ain’t any air-conditional to cool us down. So once we pass the border, the 1st thing that came to my mind is to have some coconut jelly!
Ice cooled coconut jelly @ RM2.50 is really superbly refreshing for us.
And yea, the famous pork knuckle rice @ RM4 which you can find easily in the town of Ban Dan Nok. The pork given is a bit too small for me though, but the meat taste superbly nice, and with the great amount of fat-lean meat proportion, it’s just yummy! Ate it with the spicy Thai chili, orgasm!
Another stall that you can find easily here is these fried chicken stall. However, the one here is a bit more extreme as they even have crabs on their menu! I simply love the fried chicken from these stalls as they are cheap and good. However, for health conscious people it is not a good choice at all. Reason?
First, the oil was being reused for countless of time. After the food was fried, it will be placed on the stall (which is by the road side) without anything to cover it. Imagine the amount of dust flew on it before you consume!
Another version of coconut jelly @ RM1.50 per box.
And finally….Kung Fu Panda! Guess where is this panda at?
Location: Ban Dan Nok, Thailand