Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 05, 2009
2) Stir Fried "Pak Kor" or "Nin Kou" with dried shrimps - Quite good, but at times the Pak Kor is a tad too chewy to my liking. Ingredients are first class - fresh prawns with sweet & juicy cabbage.
3) Thai style Tofu - I guess you can get this dish and almost any restaurant but the tofu here is fresh, fried to perfection, topped with freshly minced groundnuts and the usual sweet Thai chili sauce.
3) Stir Fried Pan Mee - much better than the one in Old Klang Road behind Pearl Point. Texture is precisely the way i like it, neither soft nor hard on the extreme ends and is tastes pretty good, although it's uncanningly similar to the Fried Pak Kor. Choose either one unless you have a group of no less than 5 per table.
4) Longan and Loh Huon Kor... forgive my Canto translation, I believe you know what this is.. Chances are they boil this themselves and it's not overly sweet. So you need not order the "kurang manis" version.To get here, get on to the Bulatan Segambut from KL, take the 3 o'clock turn and head straight past the Ho Ho Steamboat Restaurant / Jln Ipoh Yong Tau Foo bungalow.
As the road turns left, take the immediate right, to make a U-turn. Keep right and upon seeing the first set of traffic lights, turn right whereby the old Low Yat Building is on your right.
Monday, November 23, 2009
And there we were. July 2009. With clothes weighed down in several coats of sweat. Popping in and out of historical tourists spots within and around the famed walled city of Xi’an. All with seasonal entrance fees, no less. Surprisingly although there were healthy flow of sticky rivers from our pores, there were still plenty leftover from the gallons of fluid we drank which made toilet visits a frequent activity. No complaints from me as these places of relief were all equipped with cool air-conditioning systems. Yay!Xi'an the ancient walled city has many interesting sites but one can only take so many scenic spots standing under the relentless summer heat. As for the shoving crowds, don't even make me go there.Best spot to catch your breath and patience, a well hidden restroom. Not meant to say it's exclusive for special members or need the ability to solve certain secret codes. Most visitors to the touristy spots come in groups with limited visiting time before they are bussed to cover another spot in their itineries, so they are lean on toilet breaks which means rushing in and out at the first toilet they come across. Visitors like us (semi-backpackers) have all the time to seek out further and quieter outlets. Ahh the comforts we chanced upon.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
There's only so much walkabouts in the heat that one can tolerate. When we spied this, I almost thought it a mirage. Not memorably sweet but real juicy. Pity the watermelon was not iced (better if it comes with a block of ice to sit on) but just look at that chopper. Cool huh.
Where to hide, where to hide when the sun doesn't seemed exhausted at all though it was tolling since 6am! Yessiirrreee, that star burns like no tomorrow from dawn till dusk during summer in the good 'ol Middle Kingdom. Everyday. When smiley weather person on the morning news predicts 34-36 degrees celcius, it's considered a cool day. (-_-)"
Unoriginal, uninteresting. But with air-conditioner at full blast, we gladly colonised a 1+1+1 settee here for hours on alternate days. Thank the Power-That-Be for franchises.
We were in Xi'an for 5D4N. Too long a stay for non-history (should it be historic? Historical?) buffs. Guilty. We were there mainly just to see the touristy Warriors. No doubt we went around other sites of interest but the punishing weather made the hours quite laborious. 3D2N would had been adequate. However, the extra days were unavoidable for we wanted to grab a much cheaper flight to Beijing.Settees were set free dinner time - sunset. A cool 4 hours respite with great company, now that's a holiday.