Fruit seems to be the order of the day as Chulaluck Piyasombatkul, or Moo of Moo Eyewear, arrives at Go Ang restaurant in Bang Po in a Dolce & Gabbana pineapple-print dress and a Charlotte Olympia watermelon basket tote in one hand. She tells us that this modestly run Hainanese eatery has been one of her family’s favourites since she was a child. “Well, we’re Hainanese, so we love Hainanese chicken and rice,” she says with a laugh. Another dish she always orders is Hainanese rice noodles served in a full-bodied broth and topped with tender pork and pickled cabbages. “I recommend you try it with the accompanying shrimp paste sauce,” says the 30-year-old.
Moo usually orders home delivery from Go Ang but occasionally pays a visit out of nostalgia. While ordering takeaway and before heading off to a meeting, she tells us of some of her other favourite casual outlets. “I like going to Guay Tiew Kua Gai Ann on Luang Road in Chinatown, which serves excellent fresh rice noodles wok-fried with chicken, and Lim Lao Sa, which has superb fishball noodles. My late night food ventures usually start with something savoury and finish with something sweet at Mon Nomsod.”