Monday, October 25, 2010

Aza Aza Starvil Korean Cuisine and BBQ Restaurant

Aza Aza Starvil is a new Korean and BBQ restaurant opposite Queensbay Mall, next to where Max restaurant used to be (I wonder what happened to Max restaurant?). The restaurant has only been opened for a month. It is owned by a Korean family and the chefs are also Koreans so I guess you can bet on the authenticity of the food served here.
Home made rice crackers
Sausage, Crab Stick and Pepper

The menu is rather limited for now as the restaurant is still in its soft launch period but we were told they will add more items to the menu after the official launch.

The side dishes are simple but not without a twist. Take the home made fried rice crackers for example. It was fried and sprinkled with some sugar.  Definitely not something I usually find at a Korean restaurant.


We were served by a waitress who was very attentive. She even took the effort to explain every item on the menu and recommended to us the house specialties and gave us a complimentary glass of Lime Tea. We gladly obliged and ordered the highly recommended Aza Aza Special BBQ with house signature spicy marinated pork. The barbecue meat is served with the usual side dishes and lettuce leaves. We also ordered another set meal with Doenjang Jjigae which is a rich soy bean paste broth with tofu and vegetables and served with rice. The soup was flavourful and spicy. A great combination indeed.

Aza Aza Special BBQ (RM23.90)

Doenjang Jjigae (RM15.90)

Aza Aza Special BBQ

The drinks menu is limited but it didn’t stop us from ordering some interesting drinks – Signature Mixed Fruit Tea and Lemon Makkoli Cocktail. The cocktail is served in an interesting bowl / cup with a spoon. The cocktail was refreshing with a slice of lemon and has a subtle alcohol taste. It’s worth a try if you want a light alcoholic drink to go with your barbecue meat.

 Signature Mixed Fruit Tea (RM4.90) and Lemon Makkoli Cocktail (RM8.90)

We also ordered a Korean summer dessert which is shaved ice with ice cream, red bean, fruits and cereal flakes.
Patbingsu (RM5.90)

Overall, the service was prompt and the restaurant was sufficiently staffed. They even took the trouble to change our barbecue plate three times to remove the burnt residue. How nice of them!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Baan Laksasubha Hua Hin - A Home Away from Home

We stayed at Baan Laksasubha during our recent holiday in Hua Hin in July. Baan Laksasubha consists of 16 two-story villas within a landscaped garden setting, each with a private balcony. The white washed villas give Baan Laksasubha a clean and pristine feel and are ideal for families and holiday makers who prefer a more private and homey resort.

The resort is also great for its location, being near to major attractions e.g. the Night Market and food outlets yet sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the main road.

Baan Laksasubha is founded and owned by M.L. Laksasubha Kridakon who is the great grand daughter of HRH Prince Krisda Bhiniharn Krom Phra Naresra Varariddhi. The Prince was the first member of the Thai royal family who built his palace here in Hua Hin as his ‘summer home’ for his family members. The guest villas actually share the same grounds with the owner's original family home. (Source: Baan Laksasubha website)

We opted for the Garden Veranda room with a large balcony with sunbeds. The room is also very spacious with a day bed and large bathroom. Hotel facilities include a small pool, a spa (call to book appointment) and a Kids Corner.

Breakfast is simple on weekdays with a selection of eggs served with bacon, sausages, grilled potatoes and tomatoes. During weekends when there is higher occupancy, buffet breakfast is served.

We booked this place based on the good ratings from TripAdvisor. Overall it was a great stay at Baan Laksasubha. One thing to note is ice and DVD is chargeable which we found a bit ridiculous, given the price we paid for a room at this resort.

Baan Laksasubha
53/7 Naresdamri Rd., Hua Hin, Prachuab Khirikhan 77110.
T +66 2 712 9588 F +66 2 712 9589
Hua Hin Office: Tel. 032 514 525 - 31 / Fax. 032 514 532
Bangkok Office: Tel. 02 712 9588 / Fax. 02 712 9589
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