Fesenjan (Persian Pomegranate Chicken Stew)

I love Persian food, and Fesenjan is one of my favorite dishes. It's chicken cooked in a walnut pomegranate sauce. It's tangy and rich, the perfect accompaniment to rice! I used Durra's pomegranate molasses which to me is pretty sour. So I added sugar to mitigate the sourness. I got my Fesenjan recipe from persianmama. There … Continue reading Fesenjan (Persian Pomegranate Chicken Stew)

Lusso lab, Jeongdong

Lusso Lab is located in the quiet historical area of Jeongdong, not far from Deoksugung Palace. The quaint neighborhood is beautiful for a stroll after a meal. The interior is spacious with industrial-style decor. There is an enticing display of cakes by the counter. The staff is friendly but spoke minimal English. The menu offers … Continue reading Lusso lab, Jeongdong

Silavadee pool spa resort

Silavadee pool spa resort is nestled on a rocky beach between Chaweng and Lamai beach with breathtaking sea views. The tropical-style rooms are cozy and comfortable, well equipped, and clean. The complimentary fruit was a nice touch. Facilities at the resort include two infinity pools, a private beach, a spa, and a fitness center. I … Continue reading Silavadee pool spa resort

STAR bar, Silavadee

I love this rooftop bar. The view is spectacular with a panoramic view of the sea and mountains. It is the ideal place to grab a drink, relax, and watch the sunset. The atmosphere is laid back yet romantic. Reservation is highly recommended if you prefer a specific seating area. I made a reservation and … Continue reading STAR bar, Silavadee

The Height, Silavadee

The Height is a Thai restaurant atop the hillside at the Silavadee Pool Spa Resort. The uninterrupted panoramic sea view from the terrace is stunning. The menu is extensive, offering Northern and Southern Thai dishes, including Khantoke, which is served on a pedestal tray. It was a beautiful night with a clear view of the … Continue reading The Height, Silavadee

Peanut turnover pancake (Apam Balik)

Apam Balik is a popular Malaysian street food dessert: a sweet folded pancake filled with sugar, peanuts, and creamy sweet corn. I grew up eating this pancake; as a child, I always get my mother to buy me some when she takes me to the market. The traditional filling consists of peanuts, sugar, and cream … Continue reading Peanut turnover pancake (Apam Balik)