Even though our flight into Singapore was delayed by about an hour, we still had a few hours in Singapore so we took a taxi and went in search of food. My cousin recommended we go to Lau Pa Sat as they are open 24 hours.
We reached there by taxi and although it was well lit, most of the stalls were closed. Pity, because we were hoping to find more choice in foods but we had to make do. It was, afterall, about 4am in the morning on a Thursday.
We arrived in Phuket, a little tired but really excited to start our holiday! We took a taxi to our hotel - the Mercure Patong Beach Hotel - where we checked in early.
Ling & Shallen: Fresh Coconut Juice - 40THB
Meng: Pineapple Juice - 40THB
Now, if you're familiar with the Thai Baht, the above meal was soooo cheap! We just couldn't get over how little we paid for our lunch!
Back at the hotel pool, we enjoyed some cocktails at the swim up bar. I want a swim up bar at my house!!
That's like...less than AUD$4!
We weren't sure if these were trotters or knuckles, or in fact, what part of the pig they were from. But what arrived on the plate was absolutely delicious!!
After dinner, we walked the streets (hee hee). We were looking for some other street vendors. We came across this vendor selling an array of meat on sticks. There was marinated chicken, chicken wings, squid, livers and offal. I don't remember how much we paid for them...but it was really cheap!
After being BBQ'd on the charcoals, it shrivelled up so about a quarter of the size and tasted like the dried cuttlefish you buy from Asian supermarkets.
As we walked, we grew more hungry. Yes, it was time to search for our second dinner!
We eventually settled on this place.
We went our own ways after dinner, but Meng and I weren't ready to call it a night yet so we hit the town.
After spending a few hours in a nightclub playing Jenga with the girls, we were hungry and in search for supper. We couldn't go by the fresh seafood on offer from the restaurants we passed.
We settled on the Cairo Restaurant. I don't remember much of the night because we were both pretty tipsy!
These prawns were MASSIVE!!
Just look at Meng's hand in the background to get perspective.
The dinner cost 2200THB in total, including drinks and rice. That's just under AUD$75 for a whole 1kg lobster, 0.5kg of prawns, a fresh mango juice, lemon juice, and rice. I am loving this place!