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Food Then Shopping At Diana, Hatyai

WASTING NO TIME SINCE IT IS ONLY A ONE NIGHT STAY, we hit the streets as soon as we have checked out the room.  No lingering, no napping inside the cooling air con for even a minute.. just deposited our bags and call of nature, that was it!  Come.... let's go!!

Rushing not for shopping but to fill our tummies!  We were famished, it was already 2pm Malaysian time... Good thing is, at every hotel, the cabs aka tut-tut cars are waiting for passengers such as us.  Just tell them where we wanna go, how much... and that was it.  Normally it cost around 20 bahts per person if there were 4 or 5 passengers.  Anyway, we just mentioned where we wanted to go, goodness knows where it was, we just heard that the food in this place was good.... and off we went inside the tut-tut.  For our case, we were charged 60 bahts...

Inside the tut-tut cab.... it is wind-con... 
so be prepared for a natural blow-dry on the hair...
As we were driven, I captured some of the developments...
It has been more than 10 years or 20 years, not sure since I last came... 
Everything has changed except for the tut-tut cabs... hahahaha...
Saw something familiar... 
don't play play... 
After some 5-10 minutes of turning here and there, we reached our destination...
Yes, one must not leave Hatyai without tasting these.... 
Braised Pork Knuckle, Thai style...

Must dip the meat with heir seasoned ginger and chili ...
hmmmm... Best!!
Must try their "Siow Bak" too... 
Want to taste any different or not with Ipoh ones....
Ipoh ones are more juicier in a way... that means more FATs...
Theirs is crispy and less seen fats... 
So that explains why we Malaysians are "rounder?"
And of course, one must try their rice... Thai rice is somehow very fragrant...
I can eat one whole plate of rice... and I like their flowery plate... 
See whether can "borong" back some.... 
For our lunch, it was around 300 bahts.. 
So what's after lunch?
Shopping la, of course!
Spent around one hour plus here in Diana....
And got something very little actually.... 
OK, Let's not waste time... 
One picture is enough...
Got many more places to go... 
Depending on how durable my legs can carry me... 
Next... Central Festival!


  1. Ooooo...I love Thai!!! Yum yummm!!!!

  2. Wah, braised pork knuckle and got sio bak some more! I would enjoy both with the fragrant rice and dips.

  3. I am not a shopping fan but the food looks very delicious and yes I love Thai rice. I think 30 over years have not been to Hatyai!

    1. Me around there or less... it seems like a long time ago~

  4. Thank God for the bank; very convenient to withdraw money when we were in Thailand few years back. ^^

    Tut-tut. I kind of missing the wind-con. Haha.

    The food looked delivious. Pork knuckles. Slurp. Roasted pork also looked good.

    1. If not for the vendors, using credit card is better.. hahahaa

  5. Wind-con - what a suitable term! Start with food, then shopping then food then shopping then sleep, right? ;)

    1. Yes, yes.. but before sleep, must have food and Massage!!

  6. Replies
    1. Wahhh..racky... I must find out the meaning leh..

    2. The correct spelling for racky in the context used by Sharon is recce.

      According to wiki:
      Recce /ˈrɛki/ is a military term that has been borrowed by media production in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, derived from "reconnaissance" in the noun sense and "reconnoitre" in the verb sense.

      According to cambridge dictionary online, recce means:

      US recon the process of getting information about enemy forces or positions by sending out small groups of soldiers or by using aircraft, etc.:
      He sent three men on a recce.
      › the process of visiting and quickly looking around a place in order to find out information about it:
      He did a little recce of the area before picking a spot to wait with his camera.

    3. Thank you, Mun for finding out for me!

    4. You are welcome! :) I know you are very busy traveling here and there so will not have time to do this.

  7. I was hoping to see what you traveled in, and then you DID show us!! It looks very nice. The food looks extra good today, too. What a fun trip!

    1. Thank you.. it was indeed a very short trip..

  8. Wah, go Hatyai! Nice.. Yup, only for shopping, what else.. Lastime my aunties used to go there for Zebra pots & pans..

    1. Oh got.. I bought something back... Zebra is cheap over there..

  9. Hahaha I also last went maybe 20 years ago. Looks very different now huh... Last time I went with my dad and his taichi group friends, all ahpeks, the only food we ate was Chinese restaurant food, in the same Chinese restaurant, lunch and dinner for 4 straight days zzz...

    1. hahaha.. so sien ah? If you go this time, it will be a different story altogether!


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