Hatyai Finale

Last part of my Hatyai’s trip :D. (at last)

We had our breakfast the second day in our Hotel. It was a very standard breakfast with stuffs like Toasts, Fried rice, Fried Kuey Teow, Porridge.. etc. Well, I enjoy the porridge very much 😀 I love anchovies…hmm I love fish, I’m a cat. 😛

We were hoping to try some Thai breakfast but there’s only one Thai dish available, a dish called Southern Thai Rice thingy. If not mistaken it’s called Kohb-Ku-Krab but

the bad thing was I need to prepare the dish myself and I don’t even have an idea how. :/

Good thing there was this Thai girl preparing one for herself, so I stood behind her and try to learn a little……

Then, suddenly the Thai girl turned around and gave me hers instead..

Woohoo!! Thanks nice Thai lady!!

So here, a plate of Kohb-Ku-Krab..

Too bad, I didn’t like the dish very much. It’s very grassy and I’m a carnivore but i did try my best to eat as much as possible, just not to waste the Thai girl’s kindness.

After the breakfast, we grabbed our camera and met up with our driver. Yep, we got ourself a driver, thanks to Iska for it. The driver had planned everything for us, the place to visit and the place to eat. 😀 We just need to sit back and enjoy the ride. No more lurking aimlessly 😀

First stop, Hatyai Hill !! (not sure bout the actual name)

I think it’s the tallest highest hill in Hatyai, can view the whole Hatyai city from there.

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And there are two temples on the hill, one at the hilltop of the hill and another one somewhere around the middle.

The top temple is a Buddha temple and the other one is a Guan Ying temple

As it was burning hot, so we didn’t hang out too long. We took some photos of the place and leaving for Samila beach which is located in Songkhla, a province next to Hatyai.

About an hour of car ride later, we reached the beach. It was quite pretty, the sky was blue, the sea was green, the sand was very white and fine, but there were not much visitors around. We seems to be the only visitors there. Lol. Probably, it’s shadowed by the more popular beaches like Phuket and Krabi.

There were quite a number of stalls selling souvenirs and snacks, I bought a couple of souvenirs and a cup of fresh sea coconut juice. Super cheap, RM2 for the sea coconut and RM10 for 10 pcs of Mermaid statues but too bad I have no photos of anything from the Beach..

Here’s one that I snatched from Smashpop .. 😛

I was at the toilet and left my camera in the car and when I came back, the driver was no where to be seen.  🙁

The only photo I had from the beach is this..

A cup of coconut ice-cream with nuts, jellies, bread and glutinous rice I bought there. It’s very very nice!!

Just love it. Bala-ba-ba-ba-kap!

Then, the driver brought us to Songkhla Aquarium which is located just around the corner.

It’s like KLCC Aquaria but smaller.

We went for our lunch after that. The driver brought us to this shop which doesn’t looks like a restaurant. In matter of fact, when we entered the shop, we actually saw a lots of dried fruits and seafood. :/At one moment there, I thought he brought us here to buy some souvenirs.@@

*Ahem* another photo stole from Smashpop 😛

Surprisingly, right behind the shop, there’re huts setup with tables and chairs. And we found out that the shop is actually right beside the sea and there’s even a fish village right next to it.

While waiting for the ordered food, we all went over to the village to have some photos.

Well except me… I did not joined them ^^”

 

as I’m afraid of water. Well, I’m a cat afterall. 😛

After a while, our food arrived…

These were what we ordered, Green Curry, Steamed Fish and Sweet Sour Fish. It was good especially the fish, it was super fresh. Too bad, the food we ordered doesn’t seems to be Thai to me ^^”

But the next destination made it up, as we headed back to Hatyai, to the Floating market. Oh yeah!! Woohoo, local Thai food!!

And there’s this food I wanted to try for very long time.. 😀

That is…Insects!!! >:D

Hohoho…as curios as a cat, I always wondered how it taste like. Now, I got to taste it finally!

Okay, I was kinda scared and decided to choose the smallest insects available. ^^”  If not mistaken, the bigger the insect is, the juicier it is and I don’t want insect juice!!

In the end, we bought ourselves a pack of Crickets + Mealworm + Pupa for RM2!!

The 3 smallest insect available. The 4th smallest looked too juicy for us.. ^^”

Now, we got our insects, the next thing to do was to taste it..

And since I’m the one most anticipated, I’m forced to taste it first.. T3T

and OMG!!!

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Hahahha It was really tasteless. I took the cricket and there was no weird taste. Just crispy and peppery. The peppery taste was from the pepper the guy put in earlier.

Everyone took their turns to taste it 😀 Smashpop and SuperAdrian tried the cricket only while me and Iska went and tried the other 2 insects. The mealworm and the pupa.

The mealworm was tasteless too.. but the Pupa..

was bad. Seriously, it was very very weird. It was all powdery. @@ Ewww…

But luckily it was not juicy like grasshopper. I watched someone try it before on a food show. :/

Anyway, here’s a comparison of the three…

If you want to try, I would suggest you to try the crickets. Crispy!

After the appetizer, we headed further down the street to the floating market!!

Wo…

 

hoo? We were so disappointed. It wasn’t as big as we thought it would be (like the one in Bangkok).

I think there were only around 20 boats but neither less, I was still very excited to try Thai snacks.

 

The only 2 food I had in my camera.. Too busy eating 😛

Tried a couple of food, it was only so-so. Oh, be careful of the drinks, they are very very sweet.

But there’s this dessert called Red Pearl or Red Ruby something.

Coconut milk with sea coconut, fruits, and crunchy red thingy. Super nice! Not too sweet too. Highly recommended. 😀

Oh, all the food and drinks there are served in either bamboo or clay bowls in the photos which you can bring them home with you and most the food there are sold at RM2 per bowl.

Food + Handmade Clay bowls for RM2 only. O.o

After the floating market, we went to our last destination, the Hatyai night market.

I think girls would love this place as there were many shops selling shoes, bags and clothes.

I in the other hand was more interested in the food but due to the fact that I’m still full from the lunch and tea break at floating market.. :/ I tried a couple of snacks that I never see before..

 

and to end the night..

I went to a mini mart nearby the hotel and bought these…

Wasabi Green Pea, Japanese snacks, Flower drinks, Thai Fish flavored chips, Crab flavored chips, Butter Oyster flavored chip.

Hehe…I have this habit of visiting the local mart or 7-11 whenever I’m in other countries. I will always purchase a handful of weird/different local snacks to try on.  The same goes to the local KFC and McDonald’s  😛

 

And that ends our night and the trip in Hatyai and we went back to Malaysia the next morning. It was a pleasant trip, my first trip to Thailand.

Thanks AirAsia for it and also my companions, Smashpop, SuperAdrian and Iska. Now let’s hope we can go travel again. 😛

##Sorry for the grammar##

 

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16 Comments

  • May 15, 2011 - 12:31 am | Permalink

    you gonna be a big cat XD

    waa Thailand is so heaven of food.

    . . . i never thought that insects would taste tasteless. . .
    i think you should try grasshopper kot XD

    Reply:
    Don’t want! I saw a TV host ate it like a chewing gum @@

  • May 15, 2011 - 12:42 am | Permalink

    “WOAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!”… tasteless.

    you this.. cannot stop laughing now.. your meow become very dramatic!! I LIKE!!!!!

    Going anywhere else after this trip? AA planned any for you?

    Reply:
    This year, no sound.. hahahha no trips no events also XD

  • May 15, 2011 - 12:44 am | Permalink

    OMG~~ Love the photos you took. Thumbs up d^ ^b

    Reply:
    thanks 😀
    need to practice harder tho

  • Sam
    May 15, 2011 - 2:01 am | Permalink

    insectsss~~ like, ewww~~
    i wanna as well if i get the chance….but…eww XD

    Reply:
    Try crickets 😀 it’s crispy

  • izzie
    May 15, 2011 - 2:38 am | Permalink

    we have the same style of travel! my fave location to go is the local mart & supermarkets too and my only focus is only food hahahhaha. nice to know there are people like me out there lol

    Reply:
    Great minds think alike!!

  • May 15, 2011 - 9:40 am | Permalink

    hahaha i also like trying the mcdonalds and kfc in different countries too! the kfc in Malaysia is way way way better than the one we have in Australia! and also mcdonalds which sells fried chicken and rice in Malaysia, we never even have that in Australia 🙁

    btw the red crunchy thing in the dessert i believe is water chestnut cooked with cornstarch, water and red colouring.

    Reply:
    Yayaya my friend just told me it’s water chestnut. 😀 it’s good

    Ouu..I know some countries hv some local flavors, like Thai with their Thai flavored KFC.

  • May 15, 2011 - 12:28 pm | Permalink

    OMG.. insects?? hahaha..

    btw, trip kat Thai mcm bez.. 😀

    Reply:
    Yep 😀
    Harap dpt pergi Bangkok.
    I heard there’s a food street three times longer than jonker street.

  • May 15, 2011 - 12:37 pm | Permalink

    COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!! 😀 a-year-later-post. LOL

    Reply:
    *blush* 😛

  • May 15, 2011 - 11:16 pm | Permalink

    nice trip! errhhh, is this the trip continue from last time? haha but still interesting! :3

    Reply:
    Yep continue one.. and the last part..

  • May 16, 2011 - 6:32 am | Permalink

    INSECT is so awesome! 😀

    Reply:
    hehehe

  • May 16, 2011 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Fat cat XD btw,, have you tried Kuching, Sarawak insects? :O
    and i’m wondering whether anyone ever fall off the floating boats ==”

  • May 16, 2011 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    AAAHHHHHHHHHhh!!! can’t believe you ate those insects meow…=s as i read your blog about it the more feel like wanna vomit and insects crawling around me eeeeeeeeew…lucky not a long post about insects…
    my reaction was like this-> @@ >< T___T =s =.='''

    Reply:
    Hahaha yum yum

  • May 18, 2011 - 1:26 am | Permalink

    I looks so pretty!!!

    Ewwww I can’t believe you at insects XP

    Reply:
    You like insects?! O.o

  • May 18, 2011 - 1:28 am | Permalink

    Ooops i meant it not i lol

  • May 19, 2011 - 7:03 am | Permalink

    The hilltop area is under the area called Hat Yai Municipal Park. I bet you have seen the white status of Guan Yin at lower hill site.

    Reply:
    ouuuu… yep, I saw that..

  • July 27, 2011 - 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Food in Hatyai is just amazing!
    Travelling to Hatyai with Flexiroam http://www.flexiroam.com/my/ will be much amazing!
    Trust me you can save a lot while roaminga and can spend those money with those foods ;p

    Reply:
    Lol promote the site XD
    will check it out

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