On a Saturday morning, my sister in law (my brother’s wife) wanted to bring me to FRIM for morning walk.
We went out very early, just after 6am. It was still very dark. So, we went to the nearby Kim Tek Bak Kut Teh to have breakfast. This is my family’s favourite bak kut teh restaurant. She ordered an order of “sei guat”, literally translated to small bone. The meat was not too fatty. I wonder what is the English term for this part of the meat.
We also shared an order of bean curd sheet and tofu puff.
Lastly, some Chinese donut for dunking into the soup.
After breakfast, we drove to FRIM which is just a short drive away. FRIM stands for Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Entry to FRIM is RM5.30 (about CAD1.50) per car. If by foot, it’s RM1 per person. Continue reading
Here is another of my coffee shop eating adventures.
The above is “Loh Pan Mee” with a thickish egg sauce. This is RM6.50 (about CAD2).
My father’s “jap fan”; i.e. rice with pre-cooked dishes that you pick your self.
I had bitter gourd fish paste koay teow soup. I seldom eat bitter gourd back in Canada because Ben and my boys don’t like bitter gourd. This is RM6 (about CAD1.80). Continue reading
I visited an ex-colleague at her family home in Ampang. She and her Canadian husband also came back to Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Chinese New Year.
My friend went to buy some yong tau foo from the famous Ampang stalls. We had a variety of yong tau foo in soup.
She also bought some deep fried dumpling.
The steamed “sui gao” is specifically for her husband who is on a diet. Continue reading
After tea time at Le Bread Days, my friend brought me to the real deal.
She brought me to the SS2 Durian stall to get the real fruit.
It is not durian season yet, so there is not many places that sell it now. I was so lucky to have such a great friend to bring me to one.
When not in season, the price of durian is understandably higher. Continue reading
After lunch, my friend brought me along to pick her daughter up from school and to send her to Chinese language tuition.
We had two hours to fill before my friend had to pick her up again. She brought me to a bakery and cafe, Le Bread Days.
My friend said this bakery serves one of the best durian croissant.
The durian croissant is kept cold. Continue reading
I met up with two of my ex-classmates at The Waterfront @ Desa Parkcity.
It is a neat neighbourhood with a lake, a park and restaurants and grocery stores.
My friends brought me to Restoran Onde-Onde which serves Malaysian food.
It was not busy yet as we were there early.
We ordered three dishes to share. The above is the Nasi Lemak Special with ayam masak merah and sambal squid. Continue reading
On the night that I returned from Malacca, I was still at my sister’s place. My youngest brother will drive me back to my father’s place later that night.
Prior to going back to my father’s place, he brought me to the Seri Kembangan night market. He told me that the Seri Kembangan night market is bigger than the one in Puchong.
But on the way there, the sky did not look good. It was very dark and the closer we were to the night market, we could see lightning. Nevertheless, we still took our chance.
Here are some of the food stalls photos that I took. The above was stinky tofu.
My favourite thin version of the “Jin Loong Bao” (apam balik). Continue reading
Here are some of the snacks I had in Malacca.
The durian puff is RM2.50 (about CAD0.80). The filling is chilled and yet runny. So, becareful when biting into it.
After visiting Cheng Ho Cultural Museum, we went to a nearby chicken rice restaurant to have lunch.
We went to Hoe Kee Chicken Rice since the famous Kedai Kopi Chung Wah was not opened.
We ordered chicken rice for two as recommended by the server.
We also had the famous chicken rice ball. Continue reading
Our next destination is Cheng Ho Cultural Museum.
Cheng Ho Cultural Museum is the largest museum in Malacca.
The entry to the museum is RM10 per adult (about CAD3). The above two displays are at the lobby. Continue reading