no idea .. ask Phil: Good local food
Favorite Dish: This is noodles with pork in soup. It tastes a little like Bah Kut Teh, a herbal pork dish famous in Malaysia .. very yummy !!
The local coffee is also similar to the ones here in Malaysia but the thai ones are really REALLY sweet :-p
Kan Eng Restuarant: Restaurant - Kan Eng Restuarant
Kan Eng Restaurant is one of the many Chinese restaurants in Hatyai... The restaurant is non-airconditioned but airy... it is clean and the eatery pleasant...
Favorite Dish: The restaurant specialises in Chinese and Thai food... its Tom Yum Kung is great and so are its fish dishes... but i particularly like its braised pig trotters... For those who are not conversant in Thai dishes, braised pig trotters is a speciality in Thailand and is available in most restaurants and hawker stalls...
Sor Hueng Restaurant: Restaurant - Sor Hueng Restaurant
The Sor Hueng Restaurant sells Teo Chiew porriage... It is the only porriage restaurant that I came across in Hatyai... All the dishes that go with the porriage are displayed in a large warmer for your selection... The ambience is good and the restaurant clean, with the ever attentive staff to serve you...
Favorite Dish: There are at least 30 types of dishes to go with your porriage... with the usual salted egg, salted vegetable, braised parts of pigs (such as trotters, intestines, ear, mouth etc), braised duck, chicken, fried toufu... and many more... You need only to point what you want and say how many people there are on your table... and the correct portion will be delivered to the table...
POST LASER DISC: GREAT THAI AND WESTERN FOOD
Recommended by LONELY PLANET ROUGH GUIDE AND MOON TRAVEL
They claim to serve more food then any other pub.
Open Daily from 11:00 am to 01:00am
Express Lunch and Dinner 11:00am to 09:00pm
Example of menu:
Spaghetti Bolognese.......................70 Baht
Chicken Chop...................................70 Baht
Fried Rice or Fried Noodle.............40 Baht
Chicken and Mushroom sauce.....80 Baht
Fish and Chips.................................80 Baht
Mixed Vegetables & rice.................50 Baht
Happy Hour 09:00am to 09:00 pm
Singha beers...................................40 Baht
Chang beers....................................30 Baht
Whisky and coke.............................40 Baht
Listen to the music of THE PYRITE BAND (performed nightly 8.45 pm to 01:00 am) while you sit back and enjoy a drink
Favorite Dish: I ordered the Chicken with mushroom sauce and I wasnt sorry ..it was very nice....different to what I expected. Verne got the fried noodles (he loves it)Related to:
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I don't know the name in Thai: Best local food
This restaurant in the center of Hat Yai and near to Lee Garden Hotel. Its very popular restuarant for Malaysian to eat and continue shopping. My sisters and I ordered Stir fry pork with basil leaves, Kalc with salted fish and seafood tomyam, and I had a bowl of tong sui. Its a sweet soup with dried longans, lotus seed, gingko nuts, sweet potatoes, yam, jelly and a lot more ingredients, 60baht a bowl (very expensive but worth it)
? - No Roman script: Excellent Thai soup dishes
Another fantastic 'hole-in-the-wall' local restaurant.
This place is very simple. They have a very large pot of clear soup. You order a dish and select the type of noodles you want. A handful of noodles are put into a wire basket and lowered into the hot soup for a few seconds to cook. The noodles are then put into a bowl and various meats, vegetables and herbs added. A ladleful of soup is added. On the table to accompany your meal are fresh bean shoots and mint leaves and of course the Thai condiments - sugar, dried chilis, vinegar with chilis etc.
Average cost is about 30 baht.
Favorite Dish: Noodle soup with chicken or shrimp.
Marati Muslim Food Centre: Restaurant - Marati Muslim Food Centre
As there are many muslims, particularly from Malaysia visit Hatyai, the city has many muslim restaurants and outlet... One such example is the marati muslim food court located diagonally opposite the Hatyai railway station... There are also many muslim hawkers selling food along the shopping and entertainment area around the three Niphat Uthit 1, 2 and 3 Roads...
Favorite Dish: The speciality hawker food seems the ever popular fried chicken, fish and crab... Nasi campur (mixed rice) is also widely available here...
The bird nest restaurant: Spicy Tomyam
I can't remember the name of this restaurant. The restaurant do sell bird nest soup, shark fin soup, and you can also order other food. In this restaurant we can see their female workers processing the bird nest, picking tiny bird feathers from the bird nest. Bird nest is very expensive delicacy, I bet you won't eat it if you know the bird nest come from the saliva of swiftlets.
Anyway, we are here to eat their TomYam and fried pineapple rice. Both are very good.Related to:
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The Cello Thai Cafe: A Classy Little Place You don't Wanna Miss!
If you've perused my other reviews of "Songkhla" then you've seen my restaurant review of the Vietnamese restaurant "Tongfoon" which is actually in Hat Yai...
When I started these restaurant reviews, I had trouble trying to maneuver these site pages, so now I think I've finally gotten things straight...
Cello, is a tiny restaurant with a BIG taste. It is literally hidden, on the corner next to the Tongfoon restaurant and the Gusto Pub.
Cello might be tiny, but the quality they dish out is out of this world!
Nice, pleasant atmosphere with featured artwork, plants, comfortable chairs, air-con, clean bathrooms, etc...tiny, address book-size menus that prove to be extremely diverse, offering up Neo-Thai dishes as well as a few Western delights to calm the feverish palate.
Just basically a really nice feel to this place, which, if you ask me, is a better choice than the Vietnamese restaurant next door.
Favorite Dish: On my first go-round, I sampled:
Golden fried appetizer baskets
Roast Duck in Green curry
BBQ Duck in Sweet and Sour Sauce
Pork Ribs in Marmalade Sauce
*Please excuse the fact that these were NOT the EXACT descriptions on the menu...only what I could remember hours later!
You gotta try this place. Their Thai food is not the conventional Thai food that you get in every other Thai restaurant throughout Hat Yai...it's a step different...in the GOOD FOOD direction!
EXCELLENT...a hidden delight.Related to:
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Post Laser: Green Curry
One of the thing that i wanted to eat in Thailand before i actually go there is GREEN CURRY. Once i was in Hat Yai, it is hard to find a restaurant serving green curry, or maybe i don't really know what they called it. But then i came across a pub with live band, offering Green Curry. Without wasting any time, i straight away went into it.
I like their green curry very much... it was very nice (if you like to eat hot & spicy food).!!! yummy.... some more they have live band after 10pm.... our timing was so nice that we can relax after the meal, listening to the live performance from the locals.
Favorite Dish: Green Curry is the BEST! beside, i also tried their pineapple fried rice, honestly it was not good as what i expected.Related to:
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Richen Restoran: Best Roti Canai In Hatyai
Hatyai has their own version of roti prata or roti canai which they just call plain "roti". They normally eat it spread with sweetened milk and sugar, rolled it and there you go. Some islamic stalls do provide you plain or roti with egg and their own curry but they taste nothing like what we use to get from from Malaysia or Singapore..
Anyway, for those of you who wants to eat "real" roti prata or roti canai, Rinchen Restoran gives you just that. Owned by Indians from Malaysia, their roti comes with good quality Chicken or Mutton Curry, something which is quite difficult to get in Hatyai. They also serve good Southern Indian lunch.
Favorite Dish: Plain Roti with Mutton Curry and a glass of good quality Teh Tarik.Related to:
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Bun Kun Pu(?): Bun Kun Pu(?) for great Isaan Food
This restaurant is definitely worthy of a mention. When I asked what it was called the woman pointed to a sign on the wall - in Thai. I know a few spoken words of Thai but, as far as this farang is concerned, the written language to me is just squiggles. I asked what it was in English and was told Bun Kun Pu but I'm not sure what system of transliteration they were using.
The food is quite different to anything else I've found in Hat Yai. I believe the cuisine is from the North-East of Thailand in the Isaan region but has been modified to suit the taste of southern Thais. The Som Tum (papaya salad) is very good as are all the other dishes I have tried. The food can be hot though. If you don't like it too spicy tell them "Phet nit noi". Having an Isaan influence, if you ask for rice they automatically gfive you sticky rice. I'm not that keen on sticky rice so order steamed rice, which I think is Khao Suey.
As well as being very good, it is also very cheap. On my first visit there was a problem with flies - not one or two but swarms of them. Even though the food was good I was releuctant to go back because of the flies but when I did the flies had gone.
It is located on Prachathipat Road just a few yards from Suphasarnrangsan Road on the left-hand side.Related to:
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Various: Muslim Restaurants
Hat Yai is one of the Thai southern provinces that has a large Muslim population. Consequently there are many Muslim restaurants around town. I won't pick out any specifically but there seem to be a lot located along Niphat Uthit 1 and 2 roads and the Sois that run between them.
MACDONALDS: WESTERN FOOD
It doesnt matter where you travel to......... every country seems to have a Macca's and the theme is usually centred around the country itself
Favorite Dish: I dont have a favorite dish......why? because I dont eat Macca's food
Chokdee Dim Sum Restaurant: Dim Sum & Bak Kut Teh
What so special about this restaurant? Hmmm...nice dim sum to choose, there are hundreds of dim sum in bamboo steamer, stacking on boiling pot. You will have hard time to choose, if Im not on a diet, I will take each different dim sum to eat... There are so much customers eating, you need to wait for your turn to sit.
Bak Kut Teh, another food you can find in Malaysia. Its herbal teh soup with pork, pork ribs, innard, ***ake mushrooms and many other ingredients. Served with white rice.
Its very cheap eating here, 640Baht for 6 persons.
The restaurant is open daliy: 6am-12pm and 5pm to 10pm
Favorite Dish: Dim Sum and Bak Kut TehRelated to:
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