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A Singaporean's guide to living in Thailand

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Leongsam, Jan 10, 2012.

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    I found a new joint just 1.3km from my home, can walk there too.

    Siam Saeb, really cool place cos the environment is great, in Thai we call it chill-chill, live music is good too

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    Dinner on beanbags lol
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    Tom saeb leng - its actually pork spine in spicy soup
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    Cabbage stir fry with fish sauce
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    Sliced lean pork in lime sauce
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    Grilled chicken
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    Spicy Thai herbs meatballs
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    Thai herbs pork neck
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    Love Thailand, many restaurants allow pets
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    Confirm Aroi. Many favorites especially Tom Saeb. Can sit sabai sabai also. Ga Lam Pi (cabbage) looks yummy too.
     
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    All aroi, my maid likes it a lot
     
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    Michelin Guide
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    Street food and fine cuisine awarded
    tasty December 07, 2017 01:00

    By KHETSIRIN PHOLDHAMPALIT
    THE NATION


    THE DEBUT edition of Michelin Guide Bangkok has awarded one star to the famous street food eatery Jay Fai, which serves up high-quality seafood dishes, while three luxury establishments – Gaggan, Le Normandie and Mezzaluna – have earned two stars. No restaurant has achieved the coveted highest three-star rating.

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    The inaugural edition awarded 14 restaurants one star, highlighting the quality of local cuisine, as seven of them – Bo.lan, Nahm, Saneh Jaan, Chim by Siam Wisdom, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Paste and Jay Fai – offer Thai food. The other one-starred restaurants are Japanese eatery Ginza Sushi ichi, three French establishments – L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, J’Aime by Jean-Michel Lorrain, Savelberg – as well as Suhring, Elements and Upstairs at Mikkeller.

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    Jay Fai, located in the Samranrat area, is a street-food eatery that can accommodate about 50 people. Despite its humble ambience, Jay Fai is known for premium local seafood dishes, such as crabmeat omelette priced from Bt800 to Bt2,000, and abalone noodle in gravy, which is priced up to Bt10,000.


    “I still cook with a charcoal oven and carefully select only the best local ingredients,” says 72-year-old owner, Supinya Junsuta, known as Jay Fai. “Although my eatery always welcomes high-profile figures and international chefs, I didn’t expect to get a Michelin star. It’s beyond my expectations to get one star and it’s my greatest honour.”

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    During the past eight months, Michelin’s full-time food inspectors have made anonymous visits to restaurants to gauge their food. Restaurants are rated on such criteria as the quality of ingredients, consistency, cooking technique and flavour, the chef’s personality and value for money.

    “The first edition of the Michelin Guide dedicated to Bangkok highlights the richness of the city’s diversity of gastronomy,” said Michael Ellis, international director of Michelin Guides during yesterday’s official announcement at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok.

    “Thai food is recognised around the world. Everyone knows tom yum, pad thai and satay. The intense seasoning is unique to Thai cuisine, as it mixes all tastes to the palate. Thailand also has incredible street food that should be included in the selection. The first-ever Michelin Guide Bangkok will shine a spotlight on Thai foods and their dynamic culinary evolution.”

    The Michelin Guide Bangkok makes Thailand the second country in Southeast Asia after Singapore and the sixth in Asia to have its own culinary reference. Recognised as the bible of culinary excellence, the red guide was first published in France more than a century ago to promote automobile travel and now covers 28 countries.

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    This year’s selection also features 35 restaurants that have been awarded a “Bib Gourmand” – a distinction that is as popular with chefs as it is with gourmets. It recognises favourite establishments selected by the Michelin inspectors for their good value for money, as they serve a quality menu for a maximum of Bt1,000.

    On the ground, the inspectors unearthed all kinds of delights: from street-food places such as Baan Yai Phad Thai, one of the best place for pad thai, and Guay Tiew Kua Gai Suanmali, a long-standing stir-fried chicken noodle shop, to more traditional restaurants offering local and delicious Thai cuisine.

    For example, Jay Oh, which serves local-style seafood and dishes in a very rustic, casual ambience and where long queues are seen every night, obtained a Bib Gourmand. Also recognised was Baannai, located in a beautiful Thai-style wooden house with a well-decorated garden serving traditional and delicate Thai food, and Soul Food Mahanakorn, which focuses on a modern cuisine.

    The Michelin Guide is available in both print and digital versions. It can be found online at www.guide.michelin.com in English and Thai.

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    That's not the point. Salary levels are different across borders, and relative to (cost of) living standards. Just as we have McDonald's index.

    The point is the means of getting his showy stuff, and his declared incomes (or balance sheet) don't stack up. Your guess is as good as mine :cool:
     
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    Yup, he is showy and it gets back to him. I just gave my opinion on a typical thai salary just by looking at the numbers as compare to sg ones.
     
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    Dumbfuck should have worn a trusty Casio like our ah gong and his underlings like CCS
     
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    If he had worn a Seiko Spring Drive, nobody would have suspected anything.
     
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    Dont worry. Siam Lor newspaper ranking also somewhere near Sinkie 154th SPH. Such a big news on social media only entitled to a small small column. If opposition wear the watch, confirm half a page on the front page.
    [​IMG]See the square yellow box? Thats how Siam Lor 154th report.
     
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    Breakfast - Jok Moo (Pork porridge) at Naklua this morning before going to BKK.
    [​IMG]Naklua is Chinese majority area, Anywhere have many Chinese, food sure nice

    [​IMG]Eat Porridge and read news

    [​IMG]Toon just left BKK yesterday. Already raised 600 mil baht laew.

    Edit. Finally post correct liaoz. See? Samsung galashit phone are craps! Time to switch to real men phone.
     
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    Hello Pa Lam 9

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    WTF is this Khmer Rogue Gorilla doing in BKK Pa Lam 9 har?
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    At Terminal 21.
    [​IMG]Wonder whats inside the Chang Building.
     
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    Better than 154. At least can draw comics. 555 Fuck 154
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    Suvarnabhimbi

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    It’s Christmas time
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    Love the bar here
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    My usual a double gin tonic
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    Today serve yam rice and braised duck
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    Michelin street food 72 years old aunty, in the news. Interesting legacy and mainstay menu (not cheap by LOS standards though, but assured of prime ingredients?). Dried congee? If any of you blokes go try this, pls write home about it.

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    Supinya Junsuta, who has won a Michelin star for her roadside restaurant, cooks her famous crabmeat omelette yesterday. Her shop is Thailand’s only street-food eatery to have won Michelin recognition.

    Restaurant prepares to welcome PM after winning Michelin

    national December 08, 2017 01:00

    By CHANYUT PAWAKANG
    THE NATION

    THE ONLY Thai street-food eatery to have won a Michelin Star, Jay Fai, will soon have an opportunity to cook up some dishes for Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha.

    “The Michelin Guide team will arrange the occasion,” Jay Fai owner and chef Supinya Junsuta said yesterday, one day after she picked up the Michelin-star certification.

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    Supinya Junsuta, who has won a Michelin star for her roadside restaurant, cooks her famous |crabmeat omelette |yesterday. Her shop is Thailand’s only street-food eatery to have won Michelin recognition.

    She plans to serve Prayut her famous dishes such as a crabmeat omelette and dried congee. “I’ve heard the prime minister loves Thai food,” Supinya said.

    The 72-year-old woman said that if she got the opportunity to speak to Prayut she would tell him to take good care of fishermen and to ensure police are not too strict with people who are trying to earn a living.

    “It’s difficult for sellers to not raise their prices, if their cost increases,” Supinya said.

    She said that several high-profile figures were already among her customers, including HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

    “I was working in front of my stove one day and suddenly the Princess turned up. I cooked stir-fried noodles for her,” Supinya said. Her simple restaurant serves delicious food although the price tags are way more expensive than normal street food.

    A crabmeat-omelette dish, for example, starts at Bt800 and the most expensive item, abalone noodles in gravy, is Bt20,000. “I have set reasonable prices. My ingredients are premium quality and very fresh,” Supinya said.

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    Her restaurant is known as “Jay Fai” because Supinya has a noticeable mole on her neck. Fai means mole in Thai.

    Supinya said she inherited the food shop from her parents, who started serving stir-fried noodles more than seven decades ago.

    “I started helping my parents following the closure of the factory I worked for,” she said.

    After working for some time at the restaurant, she started diversifying the menu by creating new dishes.

    Supinya said she believed that aside from quality ingredients, charcoal-based cooking is the key to her successful business.

    There is a constant flow of customers despite the restaurant’s relatively high prices, compared with other street-food eateries.

    A 41-year-old customer at Jay Fai yesterday said he started frequenting the restaurant 25 years ago. “I was just a school student when I heard this place served really yummy food,” he said.

    He believed most people would forget the relatively high price after tasting the food. “I can tell you that the taste is exactly the same every time, so whenever you come back, you are not disappointed,” he said.

    He believed the prices set by Supinya were reasonable because the ingredients were of such high quality. Phirada Cheepsattayakorn, 29, said when she first went to Jay Fai, she found the prices shockingly high. “But after the food arrived, I thought it was money well-spent,” she said.

    She said she used to visit with her boyfriend and now that it has won a Michelin star, she hoped to soon take her parents too.
     
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    Knn not se you for awhile your tummy is showing
     

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