A modern coffee shop in Luang Prabang

February 15, 2009

img_6159JOMA Bakery Café is another coffee shop I visited in Luang Prabang. Decorated in a contemporary style, serve fresh baked goods daily and coffee and chill-out atmosphere are experiences you can get at the place. The shop is also well known for the fair-trade certified, organic Lao Arabica coffee. It is located at Chao Fa Ngum Road, just one block from the Post Office.

Because of word of mouth and travel guide books mentioned how delicious products and nice atmosphere of the shop are, I then have to become one of inspectors.

How was my comment?? Well, twice visits at Luang Prabang branch and one last time at Vientiane branch before I completed my trip …no more words 😉

Load of products

Load of products

Chill-out downstairs

Chill-out downstairs

Gallery atmosphere upstairs

Gallery atmosphere upstairs

Outside view

Outside view

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A local coffee shop in Luang Prabang

February 13, 2009

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During my trip in Luang Prabang last year, I visited two coffee shops. These places are oftentimes mentioned by travellers. They are totally different coffee shop styles though. The one I’m now showing you is in a local style, named “Pa-Sa-Ne-Yom Coffee Shop”. You can see this shop style on the street. I don’t know about others traveller particularly Western and European, but this shop is really well-known amongst Thai people. There’s even a phrase like “If you travel to Luang Prabang but you don’t have an experience at Pasaneyom Coffee Shop, you are not into Luang Prabang indeed”. Well, how could I miss it then!

The shop is located at Souvanbanlang Street alongside Mekong River, at a corner of T-junction near a ferry to Xieng Maen.

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Waiting...

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Long fritters (Banana fritters) in a row

I can finish them all!

I can finish them all!

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Owners


Famous Beef Noodle Shop in Chiang Mai

November 7, 2008

I do sometimes act like a gourmet to try and taste good restaurants recommended when I have a chance. I used to be a meat lover, however, I now try to have it less. But there is a dish that I hardly stop having it especially if a shop is recommended. Yes… “Beef Noodle”.

I was led to a famous beef noodle shop in Chiang Mai named “Rote Yiam Beef Noodle”.  the best shop as review. A noodle is served in clear soup. A taste is good as reputed. You would try it if you visit there. Sorry that I cannot remember a road name that the shop is located. But I do remember it is beside the town ditch. 

Two raw house

Two raw houses

Nice and clean

Nice and clean

Yummy

Yummy


Renowned “Kao Soi” restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 4, 2008

Kao Soi, egg noodles in coconut curry soup with chicken or beef, is a local dish that you must have to try when you travel to Chiang Mai. There are lots of Kao Soi shops though; “Lamduon Kao Soi” is renowned restaurant amongst either local people or tourists. The shop is located at Faharm Road. The shop is always crowded and has local atmosphere.

Lamduon Kao Soi's frontage

Lamduon Kao Soi

 If you don’t like creamy dish, there also has alternative menu called “Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeaw”, fermented rice noodle served in tomato clear soup with pork and curdled blood of hogs.

 

From left to right; Kaosoi Kai - Kaosoi Neur - Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeaw

From left to right; Kaosoi Kai - Kaosoi Neur - Kanom Jeen Nam Ngeaw

 

I did try both dishes and could not say any words unless “it’s a must restaurant you have to try!!”

Have a seat

Have a seat


Kanom Krok – More than a street food

October 20, 2008
Ka-Nom Krok is a coconut milk pudding in Thai style. You can find delicious coconut hotcakes almost everywhere in Bangkok. It is a street food. However, there is a stall that might be one of the bests.

Named “Kanom Krok Kaow Wang” is because of the stall is a favorite vendor of the Royal Family. The stall is located near the Bon Marche Market. Check it out when you have a chance.

Look just like a stall

Look just like a stall

A curtain of proofs

A curtain of proofs


Bon Marche Market Place, Bangkok

October 20, 2008

If you’re looking for a nice and clean market, the Bon Marche’ Market Place is one of choices. The market is located in Prachachuen area (near Wat Sa-Maen Naree). It is likely a place for local Thai people or those living around. Because of its location is a bit off the beaten route, I thus rarely see a tourist there. But I’d say it’s definitely worth to visit.

Called the market, you can find all fresh foods but here isn’t kind of the old market style. You won’t see a wet floor or be smelly. The market has several zones – Bon Market, Bon Food Court, Bon Restaurant, Bon Service, Bon Plaza and Bon Jewelry. There could be also called one-stop market place. What would you like to do? Buying fresh ingredients for cooking, Having delicious meals, Shopping cloths/jewelry/furniture and all sorts of accessories, Banking transactions, Receiving Thai massage or even checking your own fortune with fortune-tellers! It’s all there. A parking area is also provided and well organized.

Front sign at Prachachuen Road

Front sign at Prachachuen Road

 

Restaurants at a curve

Restaurants at a curve

 

Chill out

Plaza building

 

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Dry seafoods

Dry seafoods

 

Kind of Dim Sum

Kind of Dim Sum

 

Thai desserts

Thai desserts