Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Kanemochii Ice cream - Limelight

Kanemochii is an ice cream company which I had not heard of before but I keep seeing more and more - there are a number of them throughout Thailand.

This particular one was in the 'Limelight Shopping Mall'. So what's the difference with this ice cream and the plethora of other ice cream shops? Kanemochii is different and this is best explained by them...

"Kanemochi is a dessert/ice-cream brand famous for Japanese mochi with premium grade ice-cream filling (specific name in Japanese is ice-cream daifuku). The dessert usually goes by with a popular name of mochi ice-cream. The word “Kanemochi” in Japanese means “rich” and the confection’s predecessor “Daifuku” means “extremely lucky”. Hence, we use this word as our brand hoping that all our customers will be happy, lucky and wealthy, just like how Japanese people traditionally eat daifukus for important events, believing that it will bring them good fortune."

So the ice cream certainly tastes a little different than I was used to eating and this is why I never went back - for me this was not a choice for me personally BUT there were people sitting in the restaurant adjacent to it.

So what choices were there?

milk / vanilla / mocha chip / chocolate /green tea / strawberry melon / Korean banana milk / peach / blueberry / tropical lime / milky tea / choco vanilla / yoghurt / cookie + cream / taro / milky red bean / mint choc chip / jasmine.

So I guess that you will be able to find something that you would like? When I looked more I also found that there were dishes to have.


Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kopi de Phuket

Kopi de Phuket is somewhere which is in the heart of Phuket Old Town and is certainly an interesting place to visit.

There is an enormous selection of drinks and that are certainly worth trying.

The walls of the small restaurant (you can sit at the back if it looks busy) are covered with interesting objects.

I am not sure whether these items are purchased from somewhere?

The cafe is popular with the local people, this visit we were sitting adjacent to a number of adult traders who seemed as if they were trading stories with each other. 

There was certainly a selection to choose from - these were the fresh Vietnamese spring rolls.

Then there was fish and chips!

The local food were the best things to choose from out of what we had that day. We will certainly visit again. 

Don't forget to look if you can have food or a drink at the back. 

You can buy some things to take home with you?

Previous visits
 1) February 2011 - coffee
 2) June 2014 - restaurant
 3) April 2015 - restaurant


Phone Number: 076 212 225
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 61 Phuket Rd, Talatyai Rd, Phuket Town

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016


It was time to find a Vegetarian Restaurant - well it is the Phuket Vegetarian Restaurant. We were not disappointed - 

the Uptown restaurant only had a Vegetarian Menu when we visited!

The restaurant was almost empty when we visited - maybe this was why it was almost empty when we were there in the late evening (9pm) or the menu - Willy from Phuket 101 has visited the restaurant and there is normally an extensive (and cheap) restaurant.

Well the food was only as good as it's ingredients... this was fabulous for my wife but far too hot for me !

The black bean something was fabulous (at the top) and the spring rolls with corn curry cakes were great.

It does certainly seem like a place to visit again - this seems to be convenient if you are going shopping in the Expo Markets along the road.

Previous Visits
 1) December 2013

Website: unknown
Facebook:  unknown
Phone Number:  076 215 359
Email: unknown
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: opposite Novotel Phokeetra, Phuket Town
Hours: 10am - 9pm

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sino Inn Coffee Shop

Sino Inn Coffee Shop has the best Cafe Latte in Phuket - well it did in 2012 - so does it still - well it does, it was still magnificent.

The decoration of the Coffee Shop has changed slightly but there is still the same theme (I think that the guy making the coffee is the same).

The decoration is really quite beautiful with it's theme.

Just looking at these images tells me all about it.

BUT then this script on the wall is superb...

The coffee was strong and certainly a wonderful flavour - a lovely start my day.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Lung Dum - traditional Thai Ice Cream

You must try some Thai ice cream whilst you are here in Phuket and here is a great place to visit. Lung Dum is just on the outskirts of Phuket Town.

Choose your ice cream. Now the usual ice cream is coconut...

Then add all the extra bits...

1 = mung bean
2 = Kidney Bean
3 = pandanus jelly
4 = pomegranate

5 = Peanuts
6 = barley
7 = pumpkin or taro
8 = Pandanus

9 = bread
10 = sticky rice
11 = Black jelly
12 = Lychees



Monday, September 19, 2016

Natural - Thamachat

Natural is also referred to as Thamachat and has certainly got a history in Phuket - lovely to see that they now have a website.

It is certainly an interesting place to visit - just have a look at their gallery on their website - it certainly is interesting! 

So what happens to all the old television sets, irons, masks, trowels, puppets, computer screens, wooden animals and so much more.

Then they have taken time to add plants all around. There are 3 or 4 levels to the restaurant and the staff usually guide you to the appropriate floor - the ground floor is usually the most busy - but there is a small pond there with some big fish in there...

I love their fresh fruit juices made as an iced smoothie - I will usually have two! The food is cooked quickly and there is also a large number of dishes to choose from. 

Not sure why there are frog's legs on the menu but there is also a selection of Western dishes.

So what was fabulous - Yam Ma Muang - Spicy green mango salad - fresh and wonderful.

Happy to see that it is still popular with the local Thai people - this is always a good indication of their Thai food. Not all of my visits were great so I was glad that this last visit certainly was an improvement to my last one - back to the old school?


Previous Visits
 1) May 2013
 2) July 2012 
 3) August 2011 
 4) December 2010
 5) October 2009 

Phone Number: 076 214 037
Approximate price: $$$$$ 
Address: 62/5 Soi Phutorn, Phuket Town, Amphur Muang, Phuket 83000
Hours: 10:30 - 22:30