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Thai Coconut Ice Cream
I always like to eat something sweet after a meal, and I look forward to have Thai Coconut Ice Cream, wow....it taste like so gooood with peanuts, sweet potatoes, jelly, attap seeds, sticky rice and small pieces of bread. I think I can have two cups of this ice cream and get diabetic!!
Its just for 20baht a cup.
Street Food: Bak Chang and Kee Chang
In the morning, you can visit Kim Yong Market, where you can find all sorts of street food.
Kee Chang (plain sticky rice) and Bak Chang (savoury sticky rice) belongs to Chinese, all these sticky rice are pack tightly with bamboo leaves and tied up with hemp string. I know how to make these delicous pack of sticky rice...:-))
I can also see Ketupat (sticky rice packed in palm leaves)
Streat Cafe 2: Fried Udang Galah and Chicken
You can find a lot of street vendor around Hat Yai city, there are a few stall selling these fried Udang Galah (Fresh water Prawns), sea flower crabs and the whole chicken drumstick. They really look good and nice to eat, usually customers will buy and pack it back to hotel to eat. I brought a few pieces of chicken drumstick for my brother and nephew, having it with beer would be wonderful.
The prices depend on the sizes of the prawns..
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Street Cafe 1: Dried Calamari - Sotong Kering
You may like it or don't like it. Well, I don't like for sure, I hate the smell, remind me of unwashed panties. Haha.. My family members like it so much, they could just sit beside the stall and enjoyed the grill dried calamari. They said the smell is so wonderful. I just take some pictures and stay away from there...
This grilled dried calamari delicacy is originated in Thailand, and can be found in Malaysia too. The dried calamari will be flatten using the roller, then grill over hot charcoal and served with sweet chili sauce. Eaten while its still hot from the grill.
Cost 100Bhat - 5pieces of small size dried calamari, after bargain.
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Street Vendors & Hawkers: Best Halal food in Hatyai
along soi prasaneha 4 just infront Pink Lady and Lee Garden Plaza,,,,,many muslim street hawker sell mee, kue teow, cha kue, teh tarik, pulut mangga, ayam goreng and udang ,,,,all delicious food,,,u must try especially malaysian
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Street Vendors & Hawkers: Yummy "Yen To Fo"
Try this noodle. It's called "Yen To Fo". The soup is cooked from fermented red bean curd called "tau hu yee". That's why the soup is kind of pinkish. It has veggie, deep fried crackers, squid, bbq pork and fish ball. It costs between 35 to 40 baht depending on the size you order. It's one of my favourite food in Thailand!
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Street Vendors & Hawkers: Restaurant 59
By far the best place to get local thai seafood at local prices. Its a simple set up restaurant that serves great food. I completely recommend this place. This place is very famous among the local thais but not very well known to tourist. Their tomyum kung is a must try and also their sambal squid is absolutely mouth watering.
Favorite Dish: Seafood TOM YUM KONG!!!
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Exotic Asian fruits...
Once you have reached Hatyai town, take a look around and you will notice that there are loads of fruit peddlars. For 20BHT a piece, there are loads of selection from watermelons, pineapples and some of their local fruit. I manage to try a local fruit guava which is bright lime green in color. Very interesting...
Favorite Dish: Fruits
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Dessert - Sweet Desserts
There are many stalls that sell these sweet desserts... I patronize the one just outside the Lee Gardens Plaza Hotel... It is operated by a Malaysian and his Thai wife...
Hatyai is known for its bird's nest but current price at 100 baht has risen in recent times... However, this stall sells desserts which are almost similar to what you will find in Malaysia viz, soya bean, bean curd, ginko nuts, lycee juice, lemon jelly and (surprisingly lai chi kang as well) etc...
Favorite Dish: The lai chi kang is certainly one of the best I have taken for some time... Topped generously with the various ingredients, it is good value for money at 40 baht...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Food - Rice Dumplings
The rice dumpling is certainly a Chinese delicacy but it is readily available in Hatyai, where Chinese influence is strong... There is the plain rice dumpling which taste good if you eat it with a spread of kaya... or the salty "bak chang" with a wide variety of fillings, including pork, chicken, mushroom slices, salted egg, ginko nuts etc... The more extensive the filling, the bigger the dumpling and the higher the price...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Dessert - Fruits
There are a variety of local fruits in Thailand... but some of them are seasonal... Southern Thailand is noted for its rambutan and mango... not sure about pineapple... There are fruit stalls all over the place... in market place, in front of hotels, in front of restaurants, in front of shopping complexes etc...
The fruits are nice and juicy especially the mango and pineapple... the pineapple is certainly comparable to the famous specie in Chiangrai...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Dessert - Thai Dessert
Thai dessert tends to be very sweet in nature... and it is colourful as well... I would say that these dessert certainly have a high fusion of Chinese food as there are a lot of Chinese type of desserts... including the "bak chang"...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Food - Pig Trotters
The pig trotter is one of my favourite dish and nowhere else can you get better pig trotters than in Thailand... The braised trotters can be found in street stalls, up-class food courts as well as Chinese/Thai restaurants... You can have just trotters as dish or just rice or noodles with trotter meat for one person at hawker stalls... but beware of the high fat content of the meat...
I would say that the standard and quality of braised trotters in Thailand is quite consistent having taken it in Bangkok, Chiangmai, Chiangrai, Hua Hin and Hatyai... In one word - it is certainly delicious and making you want more of it... hehe...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Food - Seafood
There are many street stalls or shops selling seafood... The seafood are displayed along the 5-foot way and preserved by crushed ice... Popular seafood includes fish, prawns, lobsters, different types of shell fish, etc...
All you have to do is to select what you want and the "chef" will then cook them for you... besides seafood, many stalls also specialised in Thai preparation and Thai dishes such as Tom Yum Kung...
Seafood stalls in the popular tourist shopping area tend to be more expensive than those out of this touristic area...
Street Vendors & Hawkers: Food - Grilled Cuttlefish
The grilled cuttlefish is also a popular snack in Hatyai and you have find stalls all over the city... The cuttlefish is grilled over charcoal fire and then soften by hammering it... It make a delicious snack and can be eaten by itself or with a chili dip...
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