Friday, May 26, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
There's landscaping outside AND inside the toilets.
Plenty of cubicles and sinks.
Great ventilation by a fleet of hardworking ceiling fans.
Been there during super-peak and off-peak seasons, and find that cleanliness is always at the tip-top level. People are found to be nodding off, chatting and even eating sitted on the benches inside! Overhead many times 1st time visitors are caught gasping and exclaiming that the toilet there is just as comfy if not better than their home toilets!
Definitely worth a mention in the Tourism Malaysia handbooks as a must visit place since our public toilets are quite infamous. Lol.
We regularly stop here for lunch and orders the usual ie Steamed Frogs:-
and Stir fried Eel in onions and dried chillies (KungPo style). Didn't bother to take picture of it since it looked the same as the above except there's dried chilies in it.
RM38 for 3 dishes with 3 plates of rice. RM1.20 per glass of I'm-unable-to-name fruit juice.
Real ecpc (easy peasy) to get there. Just turn off from the North South Highway into Tapah. After paying the toll, you'll see this signboard:-
The picture is not clear as I took it behind the car's windscreen. Sorry. Anyway, see the blue signboard pointing to Tapah? Yes, take a right turn towards town center. In about 10 minutes you'll come to a Shell petrol kiosk on your right. Slow down as the shop is just a minute away on the opposite road. It looked like this:-
Coincidently, the shop on the same side of the road you are on is good too. But we only use that shop as 'back-up/reserve' in the event this shop is closed or ran out of choices. Creatures of habit-ma.
Here it is. A great discovery, by my standards, that is, a method to de-scale the intimidating fruit (by my standard again) with minimum fuss/mess. Guess it's not the best way as still have the juice (kinda blood-like) dripping here & there. But hey, if you are still interested in the masacre, let's get to it:-
First, cut both ends of the fruit. Did mine a bit too deep but have no fear of wastage. I scooped up the 'meat' with my 2 front teeth! Messy but kinda fun. Then, make a slight slit on the skin ..And tear it off! Tada!! A naked DRAGON fruit! Accomplices and I cubed the 'meat' and devoured our prize civilly with forks (Left picture taken without flash on while the other with).
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Penangites of old would be aware of another famous institution right next to it - on its leftside, across a narrow road from the many stalls selling joss-sticks and other praying paraphernalia as where I'm trying to show below.
which is said to sell one of the very best of Penang Loh Mee since our parents' childhood days if not longer. For the uninitiated, this type of noodle is not at all like the Loh Mee /Lor Mee sold in Kuala Lumpur. Usually, it's made up of beehun (vermicelli) and yellow noodles served with parts of the pig like meat, skin, intestines with half a black soy sauce boiled egg in a starchy black soy broth, topped with fried lard.
Order from this stall & you'll get a bowl of this:-
Yes, there's even a black soy chicken foot in it. Whitish liquid is the must-have - garlic sauce! Red's the chilli sauce. Both came from these bottles set on every table:-
Oh, please note that the plate of Loh-bak (5-spice meat rolls) seen by its side is another order.
Verdict: Senior loh mee connoiseurs I was with were quite disappointed. They claimed that the 'standard' dropped from last time (no confirmation whether that was to mean last week, month, year or century). Nevertheless, being there brought back plenty of their younger days' memories and so, it was a long lunch indeed.
Oh, the Loh-bak was so-so only.