Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Hatyai, Thailand : Deep fried food stuffs

Deep fried whole bird. Feel a bit kesian to eat the bird (since so cute), but since I bought it already, don't care so much loh... If I don't eat, it will end up in the dustbin also.. Better to store inside my tummy than in the dustbin ;)

Shrimp. Nothing special. The only special thing is the long claws and the size.. (*updated - now I remember, Thanks to Slurps. Yeah, something special about this shrimp is the "big head"... and there's lotsa roes inside the big head...)

I bought the deep fried whole birds from this particular stall (20 baht per bird). Bought 2 birds and one huge shrimp ( 60 baht per shrimp). There are several stalls selling similar fried foodstuff (whole bird, shrimp, crab, liver, chicken wing, drumstick, sausages etc) in Hatyai, Thailand.

Crabs, Shrimps, Drumstick/Chicken Thigh..

Whole birds, chicken, chicken wings, liver etc..

34 comments:

carcar said...

oh my!
bird! shrimp! how was the taste by the way?

Chen said...

carcar,
The shrimp taste similar like the other shrimps.

The bird ah.. mmm... crispy loh, cos so tiny & the meat is minimal.. so when deep fried, everything will become crispy :D The taste.. nothing special lah..

carcar said...

copy & paste :
Shrimp. Nothing special. The only special thing is the long claws and the size..

so, how was the taste of the claws?

Chen said...

carcar,
hahaha... I didn't eat the claw woh.. Detach it from the shrimp and there it goes.... into the wastepaper basket aka dustbin :P

The claws were just for display only.. nicer looking mah.. :D tak ada isi kat dalam :P

L B said...

LOLOLO... I like this chupping, but the good doctor no give medals... just pies, and I just had lunch...

L B said...

You know? When I first glanced at the shrimp, it looked like a bird!! Try seeing it with the claws as the feet, and the tail as the bird's head...

Chen said...

lb,
hehehe.. the good doctor is stingy mah.. so no medals. LOL kekekek.. I'm just pure lazy to count and add up the points :P Hard task leh :D

okielah, this time give u something else.. i guess u have enough of pie already ;) How about durian cake? :D

The shrimp looks like bird ah? Let me see see look look the picture back for a while :D

Mmmm... turning the picture upside down.. Mmmm... might be I'm not so imaginative loh.. kekkeke.. will look again at the picture later on tonight :D Might be my mind will be more creative later on ;)

a^ben said...

Y DIN CHOP OF THE HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!! aisi!!! so gelik lar` oh no oh no~~~ hahahah

I only eat that during kch festival` ahahah other times, I still think chicken tastes better` :P

may said...

oooh, this brings back memories of being in Phuket. heaps of these fried food stalls would line the streets, and you just walk along, pick what you like, and eat till the grease lines every inch of your intestines! LOL!

Chen said...

ben,
chop off the head? not nice liao when taking photo :P Must preserve the whole bird mah.. :D

Cheh.. talk so much but u eat also :P

may,
yeah yeah.. similar situations in Hatyai as well.. Sometimes, if we have 4 compartments stomach like cow, then good loh.. can eat non stop & won't feel full.. kekeke...

Gasman said...

chen, so free ah?

slurp! said...

i tasted before deep fried small bird. it taste exactly like, what else, chicken hahahaha ...

the pig head prawn is a fresh water prawn. that got a lot of roe in their big head hahaha ... yum yum

i got lucky at prawn fishing in SG once, i fished out a giant big head prawn!! need to hold with both hands. woooohu, me over the moon for several days hahahaha ...

Chen said...

gasman,
kekeke.. yeah, more free nowadays.. :)
hope to see u soon :D

slurp,
I'm wondering, what bird is that? ;)

oh ya.. I almost forget.. There're lotsa roes in the big head :P

Congrats for catching the big head prawn. (big head prawn translated to cantonese becomes "tai tao ha" or 大头虾 leh) , hahaha... Got any picture of u & the big head prawn u caught while fishing ah?

L B said...

Ok, I will sapu durian cake too.. You think they will make good pies, these durian cakes?

Chen said...

lb,
have u eaten durian mooncake before? I guess durian pie will taste similar. How about tempoyak pie? I think this one will taste better ;)

Winn said...

are those crabs on the plate waiting to be fried alive?
coz ppl usually cook them when they are ready to eat them..

it sure freaked the hell out of them if they were still alive, coz they know their turns cld be anytime soon..

_butt said...

Seeing those pics realli make me very, very hungry now.. if only I could have all of that for supper... *LOL*

izso said...

OMG.. CHOLESTEROOLLLLLLLL

Chen said...

Winn,
The crabs were actually KO already. (u can see from the picture they didn’t tied up the claws or pinchers). They cooked or fried the crabs earlier on already. When someone bought the foodstuff, they will re-fry the thing again on the spot.

So, the crabs have no worries.. cos they have already RIP (in crabs heaven – if there are such places)… LOL

butt,
Those foodstuffs are not good for supper leh.. not healthy to eat such high calories stuffs in the middle of the night :D

izso,
yeah, high calories stuff :)

a^ben said...

the one i ate was headless marh! so still okay marh` this one whole palak staring at you.. so scary neh` wakkakakkkakak!!

Alicia said...

ait.. waaa got prawns.. the area i went to.. got bird, chicken and soft shell crabs oni.. :/

Kristopher said...

really look deli.... it is really good?

Jee said...

Wahhh.. never expected to see these kinds of food at street stalls. Prawns and crabs, ermm interesting.

Chen said...

ben,
hahha, okie okie.. so u eat the headless birdie :D

nothing scary lah.. the palak want to stare, let it stare loh..
sometimes when we have 8 course dinner etc in restaurant, they also serve the chicken or duck together with the head mah :P

alicia,
yeah, I saw the big head prawns & crabs at several street hawker stalls :) Seems like it’s a norm over there…

Anyway I didn’t notice the deep fried soft shell crabs. I saw the fresh soft shell crabs from the Sunday morning market but not the ready cooked one.

kristopher,
I bought the deep fried whole bird out of curiosity cos I never tried eating bird meat before :)

Nothing special lah… Just like the other deep fried meat foodstuff..

jee,
yeah, this is indeed something different from the roadside hawker stalls in Malaysia.

JoeC said...

err, that bird looks liken a bat, deep fried bat lor, so how did the birdy taste? good? will have more? Cheers!

jonboy60 said...

All of those food... which 1 the tastiest 1?

Robin said...

River prawns.. tai tuo har

Chen said...

joec,
bat ah? I tasted bat several years back.. when I was small time :) Forgotten the taste already...

The birdy nothing special. I won't buy it again lah :D

jonboy,
I only tasted the shrimp & the bird. If I were to choose between these two, I will choose the big head shrimp :)

robin,
Is this the same as the prawns which unker bought in the river from the natives when he went kayaking not long ago?

sbanboy said...

Poor bird ... kesian nya

slurp! said...

got pic of big head prawns but not my big head hahaha ... need to search ler, can't remember which CDROM I archived them :P

Chen said...

sbanboy,
poor bird? aiyak.. if we think it this way, then there will be poor chicken, poor duck, poor pig, poor cow, poor goat bla bla bla.. and the list goes on ;) hahaha...

slurp,
got pic of big head prawns but not my big head
woh.. your have big head as well ah? :P hehhe..

izso said...

Chen : Calories? nooo.. CHOLESTEROL!! Big difference! XD

Chen said...

izso,
hahhaa... high cholesterol stuff definitely has high calories ☺, kekekke

Daniel Yiek said...

I dont eat deep fried things from hawkers anymore becos they dont change the cooking oil often and you know how healthy that is...