Early morning of Chinese New Year eve, I followed my sister and family to Penang for their usual Chinese New Year visitation as my brother in law is from Penang.
After picking up their 2 daughters from Kampar, we continued our journey to Ipoh to have breakfast. We went to Foh San. The restaurant is big with 2 floors of dining area.
The system here is not so great as customers have to line up to pick their dim sum. The line can be long at times.
It is typical for restaurants here to provide customers with a bowl of hot water for the customers to rinse the tea cups and cutlery.
Here are some of the dim sum that we had. Continue reading
My brother in law (Ben’s brother) bought home Chicken Rice for late lunch as we had a lot of food for breakfast.
A side dish of beansprouts.
It’s free range chicken, so there is a bite to the meat, not too soft.
The rice cooked in chicken broth. Continue reading
After breakfast, my niece brought me to tour the wet market in Kepong Baru. There are lots of items being sold here from clothes to vegetables, meat, Chinese New Year related, etc.
Here are some of the photos taken in the market.
Fresh chicken. Continue reading
My brother in law (Ben’s younger brother) and my niece came to pick me up from my father’s place to their home in Kepong Baru where Ben grew up.
My sister in law had bought back the breakfast from the wet market as she’s worried that the item that Ben requested me to try is sold out.
We had Putu Mayam, an Indian snack. It is a vermicelli like rice noodle served with shredded coconut and brown sugar.
This is Ben’s favourite, “G Cheong Fun” (rice roll) served in curry sauce.
My sister in law also bought a version with sweet sauce and various “yeong tau foo”. Continue reading
My sixth hawker’s food adventures include the following:
Mushroom and Chicken Feet Wonton Noodle. This is RM6 or RM6.50 (about CAD2).
The wonton noodle came with a bowl of vegetable soup.
My father had a bowl of Vegetarian Laksa. A big bowl is RM5.50 (about CAD1.70). Continue reading
This is another of my hawker’s food experience.
Malaysian style coffee, sweetened with condensed milk. This is RM1.60 (about CAD0.50).
Finally, I got to try the fish head noodle. This is RM6 (about CAD1.80).
“Jin Lung Bao”, a crispy pancake, RM2 (about CAd0.60). Continue reading
My family had an early Chinese New Year reunion dinner because my sister’s family and I will be going to Penang on the Chinese New Year eve. My brother in law’s family is in Penang and he goes back there every Chinese New Year.
We had steamboat (hot pot in Canadian’s term) for the reunion dinner. We went to Lao Wang Steamboat.
As Chinese New Year is near, “Yu Sang” is already being served in the restaurant.
We had “hoi jit” (jelly fish) instead of raw salmon in the “yu sang”.
We wished each other good health, good fortune, good advancement in studies and career while mixing the “yu sang”. Continue reading
My brother in law brought me and my niece to The Summit in Subang for shopping while waiting to pick my sister up from her company’s Chinese New Year luncheon.
The was a Chinese New Year couplet calligraphy competition going on. The event was filmed by some TV crews.
Here are the decorations in the central lobby.
My sister and family brought me to Setia Walk Mall to have dinner. This mall is filled with mostly Korean and Japanese restaurants.
We had dinner at Ticket to Korea. We were expected to wait for a table as this place is busy but we were surprised that its not full yet.
There is only one banchan being served here, kimchi.
The good thing is that the server come by to refill the kimchi often.
We shared a couple of dishes, the one above is the Ham and Sausage Soup. Continue reading
My sister bought half a dozen of Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart from Leisure Mall.
I heard about Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart from a Malaysian Makan Club. Kind of overpriced.
They even have a chocolate version. Continue reading