Ped’s Restaurant @ Bukit Kayu Hitam (Ban Dan Nok)

After walking under the hot sun around the town of Ban Dan Nok, it’s lunch time before we head back to Malaysia.

Since both me and LY are extremely thirsty, we order 1 big bottle of fresh sugar cane water to share among. It’s extremely refreshing, and we finish the whole bottle even before our dish came. Hence, 2 person 2 bottle, fair right?

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Some vegetables to go with some Thai sambal, which taste very good and spicy. Yummy…I love it.

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Street Food @ Bukit Kayu Hitam (Ban Dan Nok)

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.

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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!

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Ice cooled coconut jelly @ RM2.50 is really superbly refreshing for us.

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Rung Reang Thai Restaurant @ Jitra

Jitra, the 4th largest town in Kedah after Alor Setar, Sungai Petani and Kulim do have few famous restaurant selling Thai food, and due to the close proximity to the Thai border, the Thai food served is authentic and good.

One of the most famous restaurant is Rung Reang, a restaurant even known by few of my friends from Kuala Lumpur.

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The crowd here is amazing. We reach there around at 9 PM, and almost all table were full. We were also told that we need to wait quite long for our food.

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Khutai Thai Restaurant @ Butterworth, Penang

Before we go anything further, I shall say, this is a feast. THIS IS A FEAST!!!

Yes, this is a feast, this dish alone is a FEAST! It’s 1 of the most awesome dish I ever had, superb dish!

Teaser picture of the feast…….and look at the egg…..oh mai oh mai….droooolllzzzzzzz

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Ok, cut the crap of the feast, I will show you guys later what I mean.

If any of you were to google “thai restaurant butterworth”, you will be bombarded by “Khuntai Thai Restaurant”. It just show’s how famous this restaurant is in Butterworth, as if want find Thai food in Butterworth? Khuntai is the way to go.

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Khuntai is a big restaurant, which they had many private rooms for their customer to choose from.

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Restaurant 398 Thai Food @ Sungai Petani

Since Kedah is located by the border of Malaysia and Thailand, and since it’s only 2 hours ++ of driving from Sungai Petani to the border, there are loads of Thai people who had stay in Malaysia permanently and are setting up restaurants selling Thai food, which is good for me since I love hot spicy and sour food! However, not all Thai people are good in cooking Thai food (just as many Malaysians don’t know how to cook), and luckily, there are a few restaurant here that serve some nice Thai food.

The owner of this stall actually shifted few place when they just started business, and finally they had settle down here at Restaurant 398 at Taman Intan for some time. I still love their Thai style steamed fish here. They use charcoal to make sure the soup of the fish is always hot. You can also always ask for extra soup if you wish, as that’s what I do all the time, as I absolutely love it. Thanks to the chef choosing not to skip the ingredients, the soup is wonderful, hot spicy and sour enough, although there’s sometime I wish it was even more spicy. Besides, they do have white cabbage under the fish, which is really nice. 8.0/10

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Besides the fish, the otak-otak here is something I love too. Again, thai style otak-otak is totally different from Malaysia version one, as they use more seafood to cook it instead of fish only. Thai style otak-otak usually have prawns, squid, fried fish and sometimes even crab meat inside. Marvelous! I actually love the otak-otak itself more rather than all the seafood in it. 8.3/10

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Lam Hong Thai Style Chicken Rice @ Penang

Chicken rice is a common sight in Malaysia, but Thai Style Chicken rice is something different. On one sight, the stall looks like just another chicken stall, but 1 might notice, eh, why is there some Thai Language on the signboard?

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Well, when served, it also looks like just another plate of Chicken rice, with a choice of roasted chicken or steamed chicken.

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Lang Sae Lee Thai Food @ Penang – Part 2

Well, I never split my review of a restaurant into parts no matter how long is it, but why I did it this time? Well, in fact I visit them back to back in 2 days, and with totally different dish ordered, I split it.

This time, I ordered something highly recommended by everyone, the awesome Siam Laksa. 9.7/10

The Siam Laksa is cooked separately at a small stall outside the house. It’s really something you should try if you are here. It’s really lemak and full with fish flake. Just awesome, even for someone like me who is not a fan of the Siam version of laksa  at all still love it very very much.

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