Friday, 27 November 2009

Healing benefits of HONEY

Healing Benefits of Honey for:

Apply freely over burns. It cools, removes pain and aids fast healing without scarring. Apart from being a salve and antibiotic, bacteria cannot live in honey.

Bed Wetting
A teaspoon of honey before bed, aids water retention and calms fears in children.

A dessert spoon of honey in a mug of hot milk aids sleep and works wonders!

Honey is a mild sedative with minerals, vitamins, amino acids etc. Replace all white sugar with honey. White sugar is highly stimulating with no food qualities!

Nasal Congestion
Place a dessertspoon of honey in a basin of hot water and inhale fumes after covering your head with a towel over the basin. Very effective.Wounds or GrazesCover wound with honey and a bandage. Excellent healer.

Dissolve a dessertspoon of honey in warm water or quarter honey balance of water in a jug and keep in the fridge. Honey is primarily fructose and glucose and so it is quickly absorbed by the digestive system. (Honey is a unique natural stabilizer - ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.)

Facial Deep Cleanser
Mix honey with oatmeal approx. 50/50 till thick and apply as a face-pack. Leave on for half an hour then wash off. Great as a deep cleanser for acne etc.

Poor Digestion
Mix honey with apple cider vinegar approx. 50/50 and dilute to taste with water - aids digestion. (Also reputed to be wonderful for the joints.

Hair Conditioner
Mix honey with equal quantity of Olive Oil and cover head with a warm towel for half and hour then shampoo off. Feeds hair and scalp. Hair will never look or feel better!

Sore Throat
Let a teaspoon of honey melt in the back of the mouth and trickle down the throat. Eases inflamed raw tissues.

Honey in water is a stabilizer - calms highs and raises lows. Use approx. 25 percent honey to water.

Honey is the best blood enricher by raising corpuscle content. The darker the honey the more minerals it contains.

Food Preservative
Cakes with honey replacing sugar stay fresher longer due to natural antibiotics. Reduce liquids by approx. one-fifth to allow for moisture in honey.

Heart Patients
These people are well advised to replace white sugar (sucrose) with honey, natural fructose and glucose.

Chewing the tops of comb honey stimulates the immune system due to minute amounts of pollen. During the season chew for 20 minutes a teaspoon of bee cappings (tops) five to six times per day. Highly effective and useful for asthma suffers as well.

English research has shown that a teaspoon of honey per day aids calcium utilisation and prevents osteoporosis. Essential from age 50 onwards.

Long Life
One common fact worldwide is that the most long-lived people are regular users of honey. An interesting fact yet to be explained is that beekeepers suffer less from cancer and arthritis than any other occupational group worldwide.

Use a dessertspoon of honey dissolved in half a glass of warm water. Sip at start of attack. If necessary repeat in 20 minutes. Always effective (so tip goes) as migraine is stress related.

Conjunctivitis (pus in the eye)
Honey dissolved in equal quantity of warm water. Apply when cooled as lotion or eye bath.

6 ozs liquid honey
2 ozs glycerine
Juice of 2 lemons
Mix well. Place in bottle.
Use as required

Keep honey in first aid cupboard for emergency bums etc and another in the kitchen cupboard.


Sunday, 15 November 2009

USMAN halal Thai restaurant in Bangkok

Kindly take note that Usman Restaurant closes for 2 weeks till 25th August 2012 in conjunction with Ramadhan and Aidil Fitri 2012

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If you take the BTS (Sukhumvit line towards Bearing) alight at Phrompong Station and take exit 6. It's a 5-minute walk through Benjasiri Park and go through Imperial Queen's Park Back entrance at exit at the main entrance in front.

Benjasiri Park

Back entrance of Imperial Queen's Park: closes at 9pm daily.

Once you reach the road in front of the hotel, turn left and you'll see a yellow signage bearing 'USMAN Restaurant' on it. Get into the little street as in the photo below:
Assalamualaikum and welcome to Usman Thai Restaurant.
Usman is a small, yet comfy Thai restaurant specialising in Southern Thai delicacies. Khun Usman (the owner), his wife (the chef) and a few of his staff speak Southern Thai Malay. Small private functions can also be held on the second floor. Prayer room is available, too. It opens from 10.00am to 10.00pm, Saturday to Thursday; closes on Friday.


Tomyam kung: hot and sour shrimp soup.
If you like the tomyam soup, you can purchase the homemade tomyam paste at THB80 per tub.

Puu phat phong karii: Stir fried crab with curry powder

Phat phet kai: Stir fried chicken with chili

Phat phak ruam: stir fried mixed vegetable

Phat kaprao pla muek: stir fried squid with sweet basil leaves

Phat kanna pla khem: stir fried kailan with salted fish

Kai thot krathiam : deep fried chicken with garlic

Satisfied Malaysians after a good dinner. Just look at all the plates-all gone!!!

Next to Imperial Queen's Park Hotel,
Sukhumvit Soi 22.
Tel: 02 2581135

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Thai Craft Fair 2009

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Friday, 6 November 2009

Bus Routes in Bangkok, Thailand

This post may be useful to those who'd like to travel via bus in Bangkok. It's vital to know which bus goes where as routes on the buses are written in Thai.
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Thursday, 5 November 2009


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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Halal food at various food courts in Bangkok shopping malls

GRAND DIAMOND PLAZA (next to Platinum Mall) - no longer available
The food court is on 4th Floor. Take the staircase via Starbucks.
There's only 1 halal stall called NURIN which sells noodles. Try the fish noodles. My favourite is fish noodles in tomyam soup.
Common utensils are used since this is a food court.

It's the same vendor as at Bon Marche (for those who have tasted the noodles at Bon Marche).

INDRA PLAZA(connected to Indra Regent Hotel)

Head for the food centre on 3rd Floor (new wing)
There are 2 halal stalls. For your information since this is a food court, common utensils are used.

The Mall Ramkhamhaeng

There's a Muslim counter at the food court on Level 4 in the same building as Home Mart supermarket. There's also the prayer room (hong lamat) on Level 3, in the building across the road. Go to the baggage department and exit at the car park. Turn right and you'll see a room painted in white. The signage (hong lamat) is written in Thai though.

Bobae Tower
The food court is located on the 6th floor. There's only one Muslim stall here and the food is really cheap: between THB35 & THB45 only.

American Fried Rice (fried rice with fried chicken, chicken sausage and egg): THB45

This fresh fruit juice counter sells very cheap drinks. A glass of ice blended fruit juice costs between THB15 and THB25 only.

Mah Boon Krong Shopping Mall(MBK)There are 3 locations in MBK where you can savour Muslim food : on 3rd floor, 5th floor and 6th floor.

3rd Floor: Islam (written in red) food stall. - no longer available as of January 2012
Its location is a bit difficult to find as it is located in the midst of clothes shops in the bazaar. If you follow the directions given below, you'll definitely find it.

All kinds of halal dishes are served here. A plate of plain rice with 2 kinds of dishes costs THB40. I was there very early, at around 11am and more dishes were still being prepared. By 12 noon there would be more kinds available. Besides the pre-cooked dishes, you can also request for ala-carte. I ordered tom yum kung as in the photo featured below.

Tom yum kung: THB50

How to get here: Walk to Zone D on the 3rd floor.
Turn right into Soi 6. Turn right when you see the shop called 'Kong Jong'.

Walk on and you'll see a mini foodcourt on your left. It's tucked between the clothes bazaar near the carpark.

5th Floor: Sultana at 'The Fifth Foodcourt'

6th Floor: Foodcourt
Menu inlcudes: Thai yellow chicken rice, fishball noodle soup, beancurd ball noodle soup, yong tau foo, ox tail soup and chicken soup. All for only THB35 each.

The surau is also on the same level at the beginning of Zone D, next to the carpark.
Yen tau foo: THB 35. This normally comes with red soup. Since I don't like the red soup, I requested for clear soup. You can say, " Mai au naam si daeng". si daeng=red

Ox-tail soup : THB 35

There's also a burger stall on this floor(Aug 2012).

Siam Paragon Shopping Centre
Wrap-It at Siam Paragon food court
Platinum Fashion Mall

Halal counter at Platinum Mall food court.