I love everything Thai, so when I read that the Jim Thompson's MY THAI restaurant in Kuala Lumpur was rated as one of the top 10 restaurant here, I just had to pop over and have lunch. No trip to Thailand is complete unless you visit the Jim Thompson's shop. You'll find beautiful and exquisite silk of every design there. You can read more about Jim Thompson on my previous post about his Thai house here.
Typical Thai decor was everywhere. Bells are found in temples and everywhere else, and on the right, a close up of the bell which has elephant carving. Elephants are considered sacred animals to Thais and there are many images of the elephants everywhere in Thailand.
This was used to pound chillis and mix salad. While Malaysians use the granite mortar and pestel, Thais use the wooden version most of the time.
More Thai decor at the entrance to MY THAI.
And food...I can eat Tom Yum soup everyday. I eat lots of Thai food so my expectation was high, but this was quite close to the authentic Thai food. From top, you'll just have to eat Tom Yum soup, hot and spicy and no toned down version. The drink was pure blended coconut juice and is great when you eat something as hot as Thai. Finally, my son can eat as hot as us and here he is, slurping down the balance of the Tom Yum :D
Outside KL city at one of the busiest cross section..
We have just returned from our trip to the East Coast and I leave you with some of favourite pictures. The chalet we stayed at in one of the islands, the white mosque, batik painting which is the heart of Trengganu state and another fav flower, canna.
Well, it's only a few days after Christmas and some of the shopping centres are changing from their 'winter white' decor to something red and soon, we will see red in every shopping mall. Took this photo from a newspaper advert and the entire month of January 2009 will be another busy month for us as festivities continue for the Chinese New Year. Lots of things to do, more shopping and merry making.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone and may 2009 brings you lots of joy and happiness.
Bye for now.