On the last day in Hatyai, morning call was 6 am.
Then we gathered outside the hotel to be taken for breakfast.
It was still dark!
Early morning roadside vendors were already doing a roaring trade.
This girl sold Chiengmai peanuts...
others sold pulut rice and glutinuous rice wrapped in leaves.
the dimsum breakfast place was still closed to us..
and chef was busy preparing the food for us
the calm before the storm!!!
Wow!!!! everybody was hungry!!!
Bak Kut teh
Plenty of choices!!!
This meal is free from the tour group!!!
After gobbling down breakfast, we hurried to the market!!!
For last minute shopping!!!
Have you seen such happy and smiling sales people???
taufu in soya sauce
tau sar phneah and crispy sesame bread, RM2 per packet
offerings for Nine Emperor Festival the next day
well stocked stall
all sorts of food for economy rice (chap fan)
Like Malaysian Indian garlands!
crackling pork skin for sale! I haven't seen or tasted chee yau char
ever since polyunsaturated fats became in vogue
she had packets of soup and mee too
I don't know what.....just looked like a nice photo opportunity to me
I bought these and ate them one per day, Emelda steamed it for me in the electric rice
cooker, she said the wrapping leave and oil from the pulut imparted a nice fragrance to the rice she cooked.
Roses! Like Petaling Street
so much kueh!! I wonder what time she got up to cook and pack them
more garlands for prayingEverywhere there are young girls making offerings and asking penance from the roadside monks
grilled fish like our ikan bakar
she has to buy the tray shown in one of the pics above and offer them to th
e priest monk
you feel safe from pickpockets or worse, purse snatchers like in KL with the presence of these
security men at street corners
what is she making???
Yau Char Kwai!!! (dough cruets)
Hatyai version is short and cute and totally crispy and chewable!!
We had them in the bus!!
She fried them right here on the roadside.
Happy aunties! Shop till they drop!!!
Everything on us are from Hatyai!!
people busy shopping, I? Busy snapping photos and posing!!!
If not for the dimsum breakfast, I would not mind trying these.
Spoilt for choice....
Happy Hatyai Aunties
Do you like street fashion? Ha ha ha...I bought a simple blouse, I am not into these colourful, flamboyant flouncy and frilly style!!!
Tut tut in front of Hatyai building in Hatyai town
like our pasar malam
Still choosing, one for grandma, one for aunt, one for granddaughter....
this grandma had a cute sidewalk titbits stall
and created an oasis of green with lotus in earthenware pot and an easy chair
RM10 and Rm20 only...cheap cheap cheep cheep cheep...
Sorry no trying!!! You need a reed-thin figure to fit into these!!!
Only RM30 for each dress!
Only RM30 for each dress!