Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Cannot recall the time we left KL but there was still light. Traffic crawled on most roads followed by getting lost in the mess on the Sungai Buloh main road. Twice. Once we overshot a turning so we had to go a long way before a u-turn was possible, second time we turned back on a relatively small kampung (village) road, we had no confidence in going further, which turned out to lead to the restaurant. Tummies grumbling, people blaming. Oh, what a fun ride.
Nightfall, we arrived to this:-Impressive huh. That's the best part.
Oh, the food? Not worth the hassle.But since I took pictures, let's not waste them. We had these:-
Som Tam (Young Papaya Salad). Bland.Kerabu Pauh. Bland.Tomyam Gong (Prawns in Hot & Sour Soup). Possible once dehydrated sands of salt will appear.Pandan Chicken. 1st picture shows the minuscule pieces wrapped in pandanus leaves while the following was when it's unwrapped to be nibbled (small piece-mar).Stir Fried Green Vegetables (Kailan) with Garlic and Salted FishDeep Fried Squids (but listed as 'udang' ie. prawns) in Batter. Lucky the chilli sauce helped.Green Chicken Curry. Watery with few tough pieces of meat.Thai Style Fried Rice. First Thai restaurant we came across that do not have Pineapple Fried Rice.Steamed White Rice. Came in individually steamed metal bowls.Free parking on it's ample grounds but please note that there is no free plain water available as they only serve bottled water.
Unsatisfactory (to us but certainly not to most as the tables were full) meal cost:-Address & Contact:-
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The Brinchang pasar malam has always been one of the more happening spots in Cameron Highlands come weekend nights. Food, clothing, toys, accessories and more food bring tourists from all over the place to this spot. So big that the authorities have to move the night market away from its previous spot, at the car park in front of the shop houses where you'll find a Secret Recipe outlet and several popular steamboat restaurants.
From the top of the fruit, only 3 small sections hold the flesh of the sea coconut. Remove it and you'll be able to scoop the flesh out. This is a FIRST for me, though we've all had sea coconut but i doubt many have seen it in its original form.
Here we have the sweet potato balls. Remembered that these used to be super stuffed with sweeto potato but now, it's more commercialised here and it's fast becoming sweeto flour balls... only flour and sugar are used to make these.... disappointed....
And heres a view of the night market.... a must for travellers during weekends..unless you don't like crowded places like my dad.
Lovely experience, but even if i reside here, don't think i fancy coming here every weekend unless i'm super duper bored and there's a need to see some fresh faces around.
Tummy rating: 6.2/10..... but the holiday there was nice....
Monday, May 21, 2007
Journey started at 4pm. Arrived at 6pm. See? Still in bright daylight and we thought we were early. Nay. There was already a crowd waiting for available tables!There was no queue system. Was told to just stand or sit around the area and they supposed to call once there's a table available. You mean they can recognise us and know when is our rightful turn? Sceptical, right? We checked thrice (once in Cantonese, once in Mandarin and lastly in Hokkien) with the much harrassed looking man-boss, lady-boss, staff and almost anyone who has a minute for us. Make that a second. Yup. That's the no-system system. Take it or leave it. We did think of trying another outlet just next door but it was quite empty. (-_-)" Since we did travel far for this, the majority of us voted to wait it out.
There was narrow jetty next to the restaurant where most patrons were killing time walking up and down while locals sat fishing. We did have plenty of time so we ...
We waited and waited until ..
Fresh Coconut Drinks. Not too old, not too young. Ahhhhh.. sweet and fragrant.
Dinner bill (minus petrol and toll and time and stress fighting for table):-
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Then came our dear new Agong to the rescue. It was during the public holiday declared on 26/4/2007 to commemorate his installation as our 13th Yang di-Pertuan Agong that gave me a chance to redeem myself.
On my (ahem) recommendations, our table was weighed down with these:-
Fresh Fruit Juices.
My pictures do not do justice to the presentation of the dishes. See? All appeared to be in the same dark brown tones. *Haiz* As mentioned before, I suck at taking pictures in dim lighting as I detest using the flash. =(
Frankly, I did not particularly enjoy the mains except for the scallops (nothing can possibly go wrong with scallops for me) as much as the desserts. Maybe it was due to the stuffed nose I was plagued with or maybe due my tastebuds being more at home with stronger flavours. As expected the others enjoyed it immensely. 2 of them even complimented me on the dishes recommendation and patted my back for choosing a great restaurant. 1 of them bought my meal! A happy holiday is definitely made of these.
A heartiest thank you, fellow floggers!
The address & map (from namecard):-
Oh, do note that this restaurant is super flogger friendly. Snap all you want and the proprietor cum master chef will be more than happy to answer any enquiries. When I was there, Max insisted that I should check out Precious Pea's blog. Hey Max, Pea & I are already like this *intertwined index & middle finger*, k. Nope he didn't fall for it, so no free dessert. =P