Today, South Arm Community Center is having it’s annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10am to 4pm. There are over 70 vendors registered for this fair.
As previous few years, the South Arm Older Adults helped to make baked goods for sale at the Christmas Craft Fair. The South Arm Community Center contributed CAD$250 for the ingredients and supplies for the baked good sales. All the proceed will go to the Richmond Food Bank.
The South Arm Older Adults baked cookies, muffins and brownies for the occasion.
One of cookies is the popular Chocolate Chip Coconut Oat Cookies which sold out quickly in last year’s event.
The South Arm Older Adults also baked 3 trays of the ever popular Decadent Brownies. Besides baked goods, there will be sale of sandwiches too. The baked good sale runs from 9am to 3pm or until sold out.
This year, Michelle added her Best Bran Muffins to the repertoire of the baked goods.
- 3 cups wheat bran
- 2 cups buttermilk (or substitute 2 tablespoons vinegar and enough milk to make 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup to 1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/4 cup unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
You can substitute the dried fruit with any fruit that you like. If you use frozen berries, toss them with 1 tablespoon flour and add them right at the end so it does not colour the entire muffin.
We took a cab from the hotel concierge from the hotel to Sri Damansara. It was expensive at RM60 (CAD20). We reckoned it will be difficult to flag down a cab during the after office hour traffic.
My father, my younger brother and my nieces brought us to have dinner at Kepong Hawkers Center. Ben had a tri-color iced milk tea.
I had a claypot chicken and salted fish rice for RM6 (CAD2).
Ben had a Fried Koay Teow with cockles for RM6. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
As we explored the neighbourhood, we stopped for a drink to quench our thirst in the 30 over degrees Celsius weather.
Soy milk with gula Melaka for RM1.30 (about CAD0.45). The gula Melaka gives it a very different taste than those soy milk we get in the supermarket in Vancouver.
We came across a fruit rojak street food cart and how can I pass this. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
There is a very popular “lam mee” restaurant near the Pudu Wet Market. We went there for our second lunch.
Mei King Lam Mee is always packed with customers. We had to share table with other clients.
Iced coffee for me and coke for Ben to cool down from the heat.
The above is their signature dish, lam mee. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
After lunch, Ben and I explored the surrounding neighbour by foot.
Ben grew up in this neighbourhood, Pudu. He pointed out to me the building above which he stayed during his childhood. He recalled watching the incident of 1969 from his apartment window. Now this neighbourhood is dominated by printing companies.
I bought a piece of fried yam to snack while exploring the neighbourhood. It was RM1 (CAD0.35). It is filled with “nian gao” (Chinese New Year Cake).
We then ventured to the Pudu Wet Market. There are a lot of vendors selling pet fish here. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
By the time we settled down at the Furama Bukit Bintang, it was almost noon. So, we walked to the surrounding neighbourhood to look for our first lunch in Kuala Lumpur.
We found a “Yeong Tau Foo” restaurant.
We had some deep fried items.
We also had some in broth. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
We booked our accommodation in Kuala Lumpur via Air Asia Go. It was USD100 per night.
The bathroom kit. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.
Air Aisa landed at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT).
As expected, the terminal does not provide aerobridges since it’s a low cost terminal.
Immigration clearance for foreigners was quick as most of passengers of our flight were locals.
We took the KLIA transit to go to the city center. The ticket was RM12.50 (about CAD4) per person. This included a bus ride from the LCCT to KLIA transit train station. More on following page. Click here to continue reading.