Here he comes…

He comes once a year, my cousin in Sydney, Australia and just like what we did on Christmas Eve last year and the year before, we managed to squeeze sometime in his busy schedule to meet up and this year, we were able to take him for lunch again.

We dropped by here but it was closed all throughout the Christmas weekend so we adjourned here instead. I ordered the miang kam (RM19.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen miang kam

…something he had not tried before and yes, he loved it!

We had this lokan (clam) dish (RM28.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen stir-fried lokan
*Cousin’s photo on Facebook*

…before but it had soy sauce in it so this time, we put in a special request for fish sauce to be used instead so my girl would be able to enjoy it as well. Yes, it was very good and to everybody’s liking and we were particularly impressed by those really huge and juicy lokan in the dish.

Yes, he liked my girl’s favourite, the creamy seafood tom yam (RM45.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen creamy seafood tom yam

…and the pad Thai (RM16.90, small)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen pad Thai

…as well.

It sure was good to see him again and because it was an annual thing, there was so much to talk about and after having had our fill, we adjourned here for the local delights – the cendol, the ang tao peng and the bubur cacar but we were all too full to eat anything else while we were there.

He brought us those box of chocolates…

Flavours Thai Kitchen box of chocolates

…and talking about something from Australia, this…

2018 calendar

…came in the mail a few days before New Year’s Day from my dear friend in Adelaide.

I was thinking that I only had a few days left in the old one she sent me last year

2017 calendar

…when this just-as-lovely one made its timely appearance and yes, she did send me a very nice one for 2016 too!

I love it, of course, and my favourite would be this one…

My favourite

…for the month of January.

Talking about gifts, my friend, Justin, formerly a student in the school where I was teaching, called me when he was home to attend his friend’s wedding in Miri. He dropped by my house and passed me these beautiful gifts of gold…

Gifts of gold from Justin

He did give me the Amik melon before from the farm that he is attached to in Johore but this was the first time he brought this very special D101 durian, so very rich and so very creamy – it was absolutely out of this world…

Durian 101

I don’t know how he managed to bring it in – he said something about deep-freezing it but he did mention that the last time he tried to do the same with another much-coveted hybrid, the Musang King, it was most unfortunate that it did not get through and was confiscated. And don’t ask me which is better – I have never tried Musang King before even though at one time, it was available here but of course, it did not come cheap, not at all!

Thank you so much. Alister, for the chocolates – it was good to see you again and thanks to you, Jasmine, for the calendar and of course, to you too, Justin, for the durian and the melon. May God bless you all abundantly in the year ahead.

FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN is located on the ground floor of the ORCHID HOTEL, along Brooke Drive at its junction with Jalan Tunku Osman. You can use its main entrance at the back of the hotel building (facing Brooke Drive) or go through the lobby past the reception desk if you are using its hotel entrance.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Here he comes…”

  1. Am a great fan of durian….Oh sure, I would grab that durian more than anything else. Looking at it makes me drool.

    This hybrid was very rich and creamy, not all that sweet and not quite the same as the regular durians, very nice! My girl had one and the mum had one too, I had two or three and the rest, we saved for my mum – she loves these local fruits, good appetite when there are any.

  2. If me, the chocolate will finish in no time, sitting in front of the TV and eat and eat…

    I’m not really into chocolates, will eat but will not go out of my way to do that, much less to buy. We still have not opened the box but my missus tends to open, eat one and stuff the rest in the fridge. Otherwise, I might recycle the sweet stuff I get, give to somebody else. Those with kids would love them, I’m sure.

  3. Good to hear that they flexible enough to accommodate your request

    We do know of quite a lot of places here where they would be willing to do that or if they can’t, they will suggest something else.

  4. That’s a nice looking durian. We get frozen Musang King here, but I’ve never tried it – very expensive.

    Oh? I can imagine how expensive it must be! Here, it is also very expensive – they bring in the fruits whole but I think they do not sell so quickly so they open and pack the seeds in plastic containers and keep in the fridge. I did get to see one pack left but it looked so miserable I wouldn’t want to spend all that money to buy and eat. I did hear some people say that our wild local ones are nicer. Guess they prefer the original authentic durian taste to those hybrids.

  5. The durians look fantastic! Love the color, like gold 🙂 I haven’t had any durians last year, so hoping to have some this year. I love musang king. After eating it, all others seem to pale in comparison.

    Oh? I wish I could try but no, I don’t think I would want to spend all that money to eat it. See my above reply to the comment – some prefer the wild local durians, the original authentic durian taste they’ve eaten and loved all their lives.

    The whole town is buried in durians right now – durian, durian, durian everywhere, mountains of them! I’m not really into durian, just durian desserts, but if people give, of course, I will eat and enjoy. Hehehehehe!!!!

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