Friday 26 February 2010

Muslim Food Restaurant, Bangkok

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This Indian Muslim shop is located at the junction of Silom Road and Charoenkrung Road, opposite of the State Tower. In Malaysia it's called 'Mamak's'.
It's just next to Charoenkrung Soi 42. If you take a cab from Silom Road, stop at the State Tower and cross the road to Soi 42. It's on the main road.

Very clean and spacious dining area with a praying room upstairs.

Chicken and beef murtabak.
Curry noodles.

Special mutton briyani is available on Monday and Friday only. A must-try! Very close to briyani gam Johor.
What we had for breakfast.

Muslim Food Restaurant is open from Monday to Saturday: 6am-6pm daily.
Closes on Sunday.

Thursday 25 February 2010

Jim Thompson Sale 2010

Wondering when Jim Thompson will be holding its 2010 sale this year?
It will run from 11 till 13th June and 10 till 12th December 2010 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Bang Na.
Jot these dates on your calendar today.

Time: 10.00-17.00 hrs
Contact information:
Jim Thompson: Tel: (0) 2632 8100, 2762 2600
BITEC Tel: +(66 2) 749 3939

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Halal food in Pahurat, Bangkok

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If you go shopping at Pahurat, you don't have to worry about getting a decent halal meal as there are a few halal places here.

1. Look for this place of worship of the Sikh. The building on its left is the Indian Emporium. Go into the emporium and walk across it to the back exit. Get out of the building and you'll see many eateries under tents. Turn left and you'll see the halal kitchen.

There're many tables but kind of warm as there's only one stand fan there.

Phad soba plaa muek (Fried noodles with squid) = THB30
This place opens daily from about 10am-4pm. If you come for lunch, this is what you'll see.
You can also order noodles or fried rice if you have the time to spare. If not, just get the plain rice and choose your dishes.

2. In the evening, if you go in front of the China World Shopping Centre you might bump into this lady selling deep fried fish cake just across the road.
....and also this guy, selling dried beef.

3. This halal shop is about 100m from Pahurat-Old Siam junction going towards the River Chao Phraya. It opens till about 4pm and closes on Sunday.

Old Siam on Pahurat Road

4. You can also go to the food court in Old Siam. It's situated on the 3rd floor. You have to go inside, walk past the coupon counter to the other side of the food counters that you can see from the entrance.
You can choose to have yellow rice with chicken or white rice with various Thai curries to choose from.

Friday 19 February 2010

Halal food and musolla at Catucak Weekend Market

There're many Muslim stalls scattered around the market. You may see vendors selling 'teh tarik', kebab, fried chicken and also grilled meatballs here and there, but these are not permanent ones. You may see them this week but not next week or the week after.

Below are the bigger permanent stalls available here:
1. Saman Islam at Section 16, just next to the clock tower, serves all kinds of food such as beef noodle soup, chicken rice, duck rice, satay, somtam, tom yam, plain white rice with various cooked dishes and satay.

Somtam = young papaya salad

2. Kah Jak is a lane away from 'Saman Islam'. Coming from the clock tower, if Saman Islam is on your right, turn right, right after the eating area and walk in the lane for about 100m and you'll see Kah Jak on your right.

Rice + catfish with basil leaves = THB50
3. The yellow chicken rice (khao mok kai) stall is situated on the right and adjacent to the signage of Toilet 3 and opposite of a ceramic store called Zera House. It's in Section 5 which faces Section 14.

Performing your solat is not a problem when shopping here. Just look for Gate 1.

From Gate 1, you'll be able to see the TMB Bank on your left. Walk in the alley next to the bank, turn left and you'll see the musolla. It's in Section 27.

Separate rooms for male and female.

It's situated behind the 'musolla'.

Musolla is also available on the 2nd floor in JJ Mall.