Not Your Typical Tourist

A Life Between Two Countries, And All In Between


Took Lae Dee, A Recommended Thai Quick-Eatery

Took Lae Dee is a 24 hours chain restaurant at Foodland supermarkets. It is popular amongst Thai people, and the branch at Ladprao is always packed with (hungry) diners.

Good And Cheap, directly  translated from Took Lae Dee. But, it is not that cheap. Expect to pay 70 baht onwards for a plate of dish. 


Grapow moo khai dao (81 baht)

Pad kee mao (81 baht)
Ratna (74 baht)
Ratna (74 baht)
It has all my local favorites, and for my once-in-a-while Western dishes. Order with caution, as it is more of a Thai-Western cooking style.


Go for the counter seats!
Such a good cook

Orders all lined up
The best spot in the restaurant has gotta be the counter seats, where you get to see live cooking in action! Beat watching reality cooking show on TV. The chefs made cooking look so simple and effortless, when will I be able to cook like them?

Combine cheap-and-good food with grocery shopping at Foodland thereafter, isn’t that an effficient way of spending 1 hour of your time? And parking is a breeze too, at Foodland Ladprao.


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.