Thursday 27 August 2009

Halal mutton in Bangkok

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Halal mutton can be purchased at Bang Rak Market between Thanon Charoenkrung Soi 44 and 48. The mutton stall is situated not in the wet market itself but at a one-stop halal area right opposite of Masjid Ban Oou. Besides mutton, you can also get halal chicken and beef here, too.
Goat feet
Minced beef (nuea bot) is also available here

There're halal food stalls behind the masjid, not far from the market. You'll be able to see them in a row on the way from Taksin BTS Station to the market. They are open daily from early morning till about 4pm.Bbq chicken and fish and somtam, too.
Rice with pre-cooked dishes.

Kuawtiaw (noodle) stall, right next to the one-stop halal area.

Monday 24 August 2009

Yam Ma'muang @ Thai Mango Salad Recipe


2 green mangoes

1/4 cup crushed fried anchovies or dried shrimp

1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander

3-4 shallots, sliced

handful of peanuts or cashews, crushed

1/3 cup fresh basil

fresh-cut green chili padi


3 Tbsp. fish sauce

3-4 Tbsp. freshly-squeezed lime juice

2 Tbsp. (or more) sugar (to taste)


1. Peel the mangoes and discard the skin. The flesh of the mango should be firm and light yellow-orange.Using a medium to large-size grater, grate the flesh of the mangoes into a mixing bowl. Prepare the sauce by mixing together all the sauce ingredients in a bowl. It should taste sweet, sour, spicy and salty, but more sweet than sour. Set aside.

2. In a another bowl, combine and toss the shredded mango, coriander, sliced shallots and fresh-cut chilies.

3. Add the sauce and toss again. Add more fish sauce if necessary. If you prefer it sweeter, add a little more sugar. If you prefer more spice, add more chili. If too salty or sweet, add more lime juice.

4. Place on a serving platter. Sprinkle the nuts and anchovies over top plus the basil.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn inaugurates Skytrain extension linking Saphan Taksin Station and Wong Wian Yai Station - 23rd August 2009

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn officially opened the Skytrain extension route linking Taksin Station in Bangkok with Wong Wian Yai Station across the Chao Phraya River in Thon Buri.

The inauguration was held at 5.30pm at Wong Wian Yai Station. The Princess boarded a train from the Wong Wien Yai Station at 18.30 and alighted at 18.45 at the Siam Station.

Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva also attended the ceremony to report on the BTS operation to the Princess.

Financed by BMA, the 2.2-kilometre Skytrain extension has operated on trial basis with free service since May 15.

However, a Bt15 fare will be imposed from September 1 for commuters travelling between the two stations while the Skytrain operator will continue collecting the same fares of Bt15-40 for travel to other routes.

Saturday 22 August 2009

Welcome Ramadhan!

Today is 1st Ramadhan 1430 Hijri. I'd like to take this precious opportunity to wish all Muslims in the world a happy and blessed Ramadhan.

"Any one who controls his stomach is in control of his deen, and anyone who controls his hunger is in control of good behaviour. Disobedience towards Allah is nearest to a person who is satiated with a full stomach, and furthest away from a person who is hungry." - Ibrahim ibn Adham

Niat Puasa dan Qadha’ Puasa Ramadhan
1) Lafaz niat puasa fardhu Ramadhan :

نويت صوم غد عن أداء فرض شهررمضان هذه السنة لله تعالى .

Ertinya : Sahaja aku puasa esok hari menunaikan fardhu Ramadhan tahun ini kerana Allah Taala.
2) Lafaz niat puasa Qhada’ Ramadhan :

نويت صوم غد عن قضاء فرض رمضان لله تعالى .
Ertinya : Sahaja aku puasa esok hari kerana ganti fardhu Ramadhan kerana Allah Taala.
Doa ketika Berbuka Puasa
اللهم لك صمت وبك آمنت وعلى رزقك أفطرت برحمتك ياأرحم الراحمين.
Ertinya : Ya Tuhanku keranamu jua aku berpuasa dan denganmu aku beriman dan di atas rezekimu aku berbuka dengan belas kasihanmu Ya Allah yang amat mengasihani.

For Ramadhan 2011 prayer time in Bangkok kindly click here.
          For Ramadhan 2012 prayer time in Bangkok kindly click here.

SAMAN Turkish Restaurant, Bangkok

SAMAN Turkish Restaurant used to be the Bosphorus BBQ Turkish Restaurant.

Outdoor seats
Indoor seats
I love this's hollow inside. Served with butter and cheese.
Roast lamb on yoghurt
Turkish pizza
Baked lamb with cheese served with pita bread.

SAMAN Turkish Restaurant
Chichi Sun Square Boutique Mall
1043/5, Silom Soi 21-23,
(adjacent to Bangkok Seashell Museum),
Silom Road,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10150
Phone: +662-237-4144

DELIVERY SERVICE is also available.

p.s. Lots of free parking spaces available in the evening.
Prayer room is provided on the upper floor.

Sultan Restaurant, Bangkok

Mr. Muhammad Syafiqul Islam(right) welcomes you to Sultan Restaurant which specialises in Yemeni cuisines. It also serves Thai and food from all over the world.
It's located at Sukhumvit Road, Soi 3/1, not far from Nana BTS Station. Delivery service is also provided.

Special Yemeni Salad
Lamb Mandi-Yemeni dish

Sultan Restaurant,
75/3, Sukhumvit Soi 3/1,
Sukhumvit Road,
Bangkok 10110,
Phone: +66 87 053 7000/ +66 87 053 8000/ +66 86 775 0777

Opens 24/7.

Click on the photos to have a clearer view of the menus.

Ramadhan Prayer Schedule in Bangkok-2009

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Friday 21 August 2009

Prayer room (mussola/surau) in Bangkok shopping areas

Platinum Fashion Mall - Female: Level 2; Male: Level 5

Ambassador Hotel, Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bangkok.

Central Chitlom
It's on Level 6, at a corner of the toys section. If you take the lift, turn left as you get out of the lift and turn left again passing the 'Bear Corner'. Walk straight towards the Game counter and turn right. Walk straight ahead till you see the room below:

The entrance.

The foyer with coffee making facility.

Separate prayer room for male and female.

Pratunam Market
The musolla is at the back of Maedah Restaurant, which is located behind Indra Regent/Indra Square and on the way to Baiyoke Sky Hotel. You have to go through the restaurant in order to get there.

The Mall Bangkapi
Situated on the second floor, at the exit to the car park from the Gent's department.

Siam Paragon
Take the lift to the basement via South Lift and it's opposite the lavatories.
Kindly take note that there are South and North lifts. Make sure to use the South lift as you'll not get to the surau via the North lift.

Central World Shopping Centre
Located on Level 1, near the information centre.

Robinson's Shopping Centre, Asoke, Sukhumvit Road
(near BTS Asoke & MRT Sukhumvit)
Located on the 2nd floor behind a cashier counter of ladies' dept.

MBK Shopping Centre
Located on the 6th floor at exit to Parking 6A & 6B