It’s certainly hard to go wrong with fried chicken, so I get it.
While walking around the other day, I spotted a restaurant that was packed with people who appeared to be locals. That’s no small feat in a city as crammed with tourists as Chiang Mai.
There’s a whole bevy of street vendors that pop up in the evening on a stretch of road across from the North Gate in Chiang Mai. There’s a lot of tasty food to be had here, but the most popular stall (by far) is Chang Phueak Pork Leg Rice.
I take back everything I just said about the food in Yogyakarta not being that great. Lesehan Gudeg Kayu was more than delicious enough to make up for any number of mediocre meals. It was ridiculously good.
I’m not having great food luck in Yogyakarta — though I’ve had some delicious stuff here, for the most part the food has been just okay.
This is going to be a shorter post, because the meal I had at Ayam Goreng Spesial Lombok Idjo was fine — it was perfectly tasty — but nothing about it particularly stood out.
Ayam Geprek is one of those dishes where the gulf between how it looks and how it tastes could not possibly be wider.
It looks absolutely bizarre and completely unappetizing — just a brown melange of chicken scraps and rice. But it tastes outstanding.
I kinda felt like having chicken rice for my last meal in Malaysia, but I wasn’t particularly keen on walking in the sweltering heat to a restaurant that probably would have been closed thanks to Chinese New Year.
Being in Penang during Chinese New Year’s is a bit of a bummer, because basically everything is closed. There is, however, a pretty huge Indian population here; if you want to eat out, your two choices are Indian or a chain restaurant.