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NEW “Made in Siam” Facebook

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by steve No Comments

https://www.facebook.com/MadeInSiam?ref=hl
Check out our fantastic new facebook site for Made in Siam products.
All of these products are made in Thailand and sold in Pier 42 Resort and Spa!!!
Check out the site below and click LIKE for updates on new products in store.

Coming soon!!!!

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012 by steve No Comments


Our own range of 100% natural spa & skin care products .

Looking for a new job???

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by steve No Comments

Pier 42 Resort are now recruiting. We are looking for fun outgoing staff for the following position:
Reception/Admin
House keeping
Kitchen helper

If you want to apply, please come to Pier 42 Resort and ask for an application form or send us your CV at steve@pierfortytwo.com

Pier 42 Hotel Recipe Sweet and sour chicken

Posted on: August 15th, 2012 by steve No Comments

Ingredients
2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes
1 small red pepper, de-seeded and cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
1 small green pepper, de-seeded and cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
thick thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1x220g can water chestnuts, drained and sliced
1 bunch spring onions, cut into 2.5cm/1in pieces
1 small can sliced pineapple, drained and cut into chunks (optional)
ground white pepper
For the sauce
1 tbsp soft light brown sugar
2 tbsp rice vinegar
3 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
175 ml/6fl oz chicken stock
2 tbsp tomato purée
2 tbsp cornflour mixed with
2 tbsp water
Preparation method
Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add the chicken, peppers, ginger and garlic. Fry for 2-3 minutes, then add the water chestnuts, spring onions and pineapple, if using, and fry for about 30 seconds.
Add all the sauce ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 6 minutes. Season with white pepper.

Pier 42 Hotel Huevos Rancheros recipe

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by steve No Comments

Huevos Rancheros Recipe

Cook time: 20 minutes

The recipe is flexible, sometimes we use canned salsa and just add a few more chopped tomatoes and some chopped pickled jalapenos to make the sauce. Sometimes if we have some leftover refried beans, we’ll spread some on the tortillas before topping them with the eggs and salsa. My mother has been known to add a pinch of sugar to the salsa sauce if she feels it’s too acidic for her taste.

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Ingredients
Olive oil
1/2 medium onion, chopped (about a half cup)
1 15-ounce can whole tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted, if you can get it (or 1 -2 large fresh vine-ripened tomatoes, when in season)
1/2 6-ounce can diced green Anaheim chiles
Chipotle chili powder, adobo sauce, or ground cumin to taste (optional)
4 corn tortillas
Butter
4 fresh eggs
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Method

1 Make the sauce first by softening the onions in a little olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Once translucent, add the tomatoes and the juice the tomatoes are packed in. Break up the tomatoes with your fingers as you put them in the pan. If you are using fresh tomatoes, chop them first, then add. Note that fresh tomatoes will take longer to cook as canned tomatoes are already cooked to begin with. Add chopped green chilies. Add additional chili to taste, either chipotle chili powder, adobo sauce, regular chili powder, or even ground cumin. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and let simmer while you do the rest of the cooking, stirring occasionally. Reduce to warm after it has been simmering for 10 minutes. Add salt to taste if needed.

2 Prepare the tortillas. Heat the oven to a warm 150°F, place serving plates in the oven to keep warm. Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium high, coating the pan with the oil. One by one (or more if your pan is big enough) heat the tortillas in the pan, a minute or two on each side, until they are heated through, softened, and pockets of air bubble up inside of them. Then remove them and stack them on one of the warming plates in the oven to keep warm while you continue cooking the rest of the tortillas and the eggs.

3 Fry the eggs. Using the same skillet as was used for the tortillas, add a little butter to the pan, about two teaspoons for 4 eggs. Heat the pan on medium high heat. Crack 4 eggs into the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes for runny yolks, more for firmer eggs.

To serve, spoon a little of the sauce onto a warmed plate. Top with a tortilla, then a fried egg. Top with more sauce, sprinkle with cilantro if desired.

Serve either one or two eggs/tortillas per plate, depending on how much you want to eat. I’m a 2-egg 2 tortilla person myself.

Yield: Makes 2-4 servings, depending on your appetite.

Pier 42 very own spa products. Coming soon…….Siam Botanicals!!!

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by steve No Comments

As a result of the documented risk with parabens, petrochemicals, formaldehydes and other potentially harmful ingredients commonly used in spa & skin care products we decided to move to 100% natural ingredients for our treatments at Spa 42. The difficulty in finding 100% natural products has led to us developing the Siam Botanicals range for Spa & Skincare use.

Our commitment is to use organic and naturally occurring ingredients providing the purest, paraben free products while at the same time keeping our prices affordable.

This ethos has resulted in products that are not only relaxing and pleasing to the senses, but are also good for the skin.

You would be amazed as to the number of organic and natural products that still rely on these ingredients to preserve and prolong shelf life however we can definitively say that following ingredients are NOT included in our products:

Petrochemicals and other synthetic substances
Fragrances and other colour components of non-organic or synthetic origin
Synthetic preservatives including Parabens, SLS and nature identical preservatives
Chelating agents based on EDTA and its salts
Alkyl Sulphates and Alkyl Ether Sulphates (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Ammonium Laureth Sulphate)
Polysorbates
Ethanolamides (Cocamide DEA / MEA)
Chemically synthesised sunscreens.
Using ingredients such as 100% pure essential oils, cold pressed oils and natural soaps for Siam Botanicals range ensure we achieve a 100% natural product…..the best nature offers

Weather today in Phuket Chalong Pier 42 Hotel

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by steve No Comments

High 32 Degrees
Low 27 Degree

Another beautiful day at Pier 42 with scattered clouds.

Temperature history

Today Normal Record 8/14/2011
High 32° 31° N/A 31°
Low 27° 22° N/A 23°

Weather in Phuket Clalong

Posted on: August 13th, 2012 by steve No Comments

30 degrees

Mostly clear with some late showers

Max 32 degree Lowest 27 degrees

Pier 42 Hotel Pad Ka Pao recipe. ENJOY!!!

Posted on: August 12th, 2012 by steve No Comments

1. Heat 2 tbs of oil.
2. Fry minced garlic (about 5 cloves or to taste). Add sliced red cili padi (about 5 or more if you like it very spicy). Fry till fragrant.
3. Add minced pork, stir-fry.
4. Add oyster sauce (I used Thai oyster sauce, not quite sure if it’s that much different from LKK oyster sauce).
5. Add soybean sauce (I didn’t have this, so I used light soy sauce instead).
6. Add some sugar and fish sauce and MSG.
7. Add holy basil leaves.
8. Continue to fry till pork is cooked.
9. Garnish with basil leaves.
10. Serve with rice, yummmm.

This made me laugh :) Pier 42 Hotel Manager Steve

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by steve No Comments

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