Here are some of the goodies we brought back from Malaysia.
Dried anchovies. Those we find in Vancouver is not the same.
Malaysia style coffee powder.
My childhood favourite peanut butter sandwich crackers.
Dried satay fish snacks. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Oh no, our flight was delayed for almost 2 hours. We only found out when we were lining up to check-in our luggage.
Well, we just had to find a place where Ben can plug in his notebook to pass time.
I had a slice of cheesecake from Secret Recipe to pass time. It was RM7.55 (CAD2.50).
The airport for quiet as our flight was in the middle of the night. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
My sister and family brought us out for a farewell dinner in a seafood restaurant in the neighborhood before our flight home.
You’ll never find such huge signboard in Vancouver. Business must be good as this is the 3rd branch of this restaurant.
Condiments; chopped Thai chili, minced garlic and soy sauce.
This is the signature dish of the restaurant; steamed fish in supreme broth with “la la” (a kind of clam). The broth has a hint of wine and spiciness. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
My brother in law picked Ben and I up from Kepong after work. They live nearer to the KLIA. We had a late night flight back to Vancouver.
On the way to his house, he stopped by a popular street stall selling deep fried snacks.
Deep fried bananas with crunchy batter.
Kueh Kodok (banana fritters) which is also made with banana which has been mashed and mixed with some flour, oats, etc. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
For the last day of our trip, Ben and I had breakfast at the hotel.
We picked up some Seri Muka kueh for tea time.
Ben’s sister brought us to Nasi Lemak Brilliant for lunch. It’s a franchise restaurant. Ben’s sister had Hainanese Chicken Rice which came with bean sprouts and fish ball soup on the side.
Here’s a close look at the Hainanese chicken. We did not try it, so cannot make any comment.
I did noticed that the root end of the bean sprouts were removed for better presentation.
I had nasi lemak again despite I had it for breakfast. The above is the signature dish of the restaurant. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben and I had steamboat (hotpot) dinner with his niece and nephews. It was a rainy night and the restaurant was full of customers. Hotpot is good for cold weather.
We had a double soup pot (also known as yin yeong). Half of the pot with spicy soup and the other half not spicy. One thing special here is you can have another pot of congee.
The huge gas tang was a little intimidating especially sitting next to it.
Some of the items for our hotpot. The beef slices did not look good, too thick and the colour looked weird. The fried vermicelli and deep fried Chinese donut are for the congee. More on following page. Click here to continue reading
After breakfast, we took a cab to the Bukit Bintang area to visit some old timer mall for the old time sake. This time we visited Sungai Wang Plaza. It’s a place I frequented a lot for lunch when I was working in Jalan Sultan Ismail.
One thing I remembered about Sungai Wang Plaza is it’s low ceiling. Still the same today.
I had guava for snack from one of the stall in the plaza. A sprinkle of plum powder for extra flavour.
For lunch we had Nasi Biryani with Ikan Kembong. I love the deep fried Mackerel. It’s a staple in my family.
We also had Roti Tisu. Super flaky and greasy with lots of margarine. The roti tisu was also smeared with some kaya (coconut jam) for sweetness. Our meal was RM9 (CAD3). More on following page. Click here to continue reading
Ben and I had the opportunity to meet up with his Boys Brigade buddies. I enjoyed their conversations about their good old days in the brigade. Those happy memories will live in their hearts forever.
We had dinner at Purple Cane, a tea house. Purple Cane serves dishes with tea infusion.
Flower Tea for our drinks. Each flower tea is unique as it’s handmade.
Appetizers: braised peanuts and pickled green papaya.
I like that the sauce is served in a small teapot for easy pouring. More on following page. Click here to continue reading