Joey, Phoebe and I have been discussing about our trip to Jakarta for Any’s wedding next month and we are all excited yet vex about what to where as Indonesian wedding is so fancy that we have no idea what to wear. Having a great conversation with my two Hong Kong Vancouverites has made me miss the times at Hong Kong with them. Tracking back 2 years ago, Joey brought me near her home for dinner.
金東大小廚 / Kam Tung Kitchen
筲箕灣筲箕灣東大街59-99號5號舖 5 號舖 / Shop 5, 59-99 Shau Kei Wan Main Street East
+852 2569 4361
Joey is the kind of person that does not mind eating anywhere as long as the food is decent. However, whenever the girls brought me to restaurants that needed a long time to be seated, I knew that Joey was tired as she came after work but she was so sweet to still hold on for me. Since we did not want to squeeze in with the crowd at Causeway Bay or Mongkok, we decided to just chill and dine near her place. Thus, she brought me to this place. We shared both the 香芋魷魚粒肉餅飯 and 蜜餞金沙骨 for HKD$55 (CAD$9.32 / SGD$9.82 / USD$7.09) and HKD$68 (CAD$11.52 / SGD$12.14 / USD$8.77), which were indeed decent. Was glad that we had claypot that day because it was quite cooling since Shau Kei Wan is just beside the bay. I think both of us have small tummies as we could not finish the food though.
OPENS DAILY: 5:30AM-12:00AM
NEAREST MTR: SHAU KEI WAN
PAYMENT METHODS: CASH ONLY!
Ambiance: 7/10 (Funky decoration)
Service: 6/10 (Fast paced as usual)
Food (taste & appearance): 6/10
I cannot comment much on the food as it is mediocre but edible but thankful for Joey’s food tour around her area.
One of the most common desserts at Thailand is none other than mango sticky rice. People could be bloated from all the delicious Thai delicacies but they would still love to end the night sweetly with a plate of mango sticky rice. In Bangkok itself, many vendors claimed to serve the best mango sticky rice. Since Mae Varee was highly raved, I knew I had to try it on my second visit there last year.
แม่วารี / Mae Varee
1 สุขุมวิท แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา / 1 Soi Thong Lor Road, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongtunnua Wattana,
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
+66 2 392 4804
Mae Varee is located right next to Thong Lo station if you take exit 3. If you read my previous entry regarding my mango sticky rice experience at ศูนย์อาหาร สุขุมวิท38 / Sukhumvit Soi 38, the stall is located at the street leading from exit 4. It was funny how Laurie and I bought the mango sticky rice at Mae Varee and ate it at Sukhumvit Soi 38 though! Compared to the mango sticky rice I had at Sukhumvit Soi 38, Mae Varee fared much better! The mango is fresh since the store is selling fruits. The coconut milk is not too milky and sweet yet provides just the right oomph to the dessert and the mung bean gives the right crunch to the delicacy! It costs 120 baht (CAD$4.49 / SGD$473 / USD$3.42), which is 50 baht more expensive than the mango sticky rice at Sukhumvit Soi 38 but you pay for what it’s worth, yes? A pity Mae Varee does not have tables available for customers to dine so there is only a take away option.
PAYMENT METHODS: CASH ONLY!
OPENS 24/7 BUT MANGO STICK RICE ONLY SERVED 5AM-11PM
NEAREST STATION: THONG LOR BTS, EXIT 3.
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (Clean fruit stall)
Food (Taste & Appearance): 9.5/10
I am still searching for the perfect mango sticky rice but Mae Varee will do for now. Till the impeccable mango sticky rice!