Sunday, April 15, 2007

Pontian Weekend

14/15 April,2007

2 cars, 7 adults and a baby set off to the small town of pontian for some really great eats!!

Day 1: 5pm upon reaching Pontian

a local favourite, from the name alone... there's little need for eleboration

lovely grilled flatfish

the quintessential stingay

fabulous sotong grilled with a vegetable which i've never tasted before, this is really good grilled food. the chilli used has ground dried shrimp in it, which really adds to the fantastic flavour!!

Next stop was to this nice little al fresco area when food stalls abound and delicious smells filled the air...

a nice plate of fried chicken (wings, breasts and the bishops' nose)

grab a drumsick! we're so into the food vibe... the freshly fried chicken is light, crispy and flavourful...

totally awesome ngor hiong!! it's so fresh and delicious... it's 13 years HOT and still going STRONG!!

Next stop: a well-known kopitiam in the area famous for it's economical dishes

warming up with a selection of dim sum which might be closely related to those in Ayer Hitam...

half of the wide array of dishes avaliable...

delicious curry vegetable swimming in a flavourful pool of gravy

stir-fried noodle and bee hoon

some side dishes to pick at... hmm.. .

there is this small roadside vendor who sells fantastic you tiao (dough fritters)... it's so good that it's ALWAYS SOLD OUT WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS!!!

but we were lucky, not to mention early.... to grab some for our supper

Day 2: 10am

bak kut teh breakfast....!!!! stil boiling and steaming in the claypot

stewed pork

chicken with ginger

bak kut teh with generous chunks of ribs

and check out this fresh piece of sardine cooked in assam, chilli and tomato... YUMMY!!!

chilling out at the car wash with a refreshing packet of smooth and sweet chendol....

then it's time to bade pontian a fond farewell... and time for dinner at

Gelang Petah town : Tian Lai Seafood Restaurant

Moonlight Hor Fun, a MUST HAVE there...

Fried Rice

sambal belacan kang kong

sambal tua tao (clams)

gong bao tian luo (snails) - MUST TRY

buter prawns

baby kai lan stir-fried with garlic

claypot curry boar meat - MUST TRY

onion omelette

another Moonlight Hor Fun (told u it's GOOD)

hot plate tofu...

at GP Esso Station, there's this guy who sells excellent Black Putu Mayam. you wanna try it, then u'll have to be there at the right time when he'll arive on his bike with a box full of the delicious...

okie, it's not really black in colour. just that the usage of 'black' sugar that gave it the name... it is much more fragrant and packed more OMPH! than the regular putu mayam....

one word: BURP!!!!! :p

Easter Sunday

while no cute bunnies were enlisted during Easter, the egg-laying population were probably enraged by their precious offerings dyed a hideous shade of crimson...

Monday, April 02, 2007

K goes KL

03/04 March, 2007

a small small bike follows 2 big friendly scooters enroute to the big big city of KL in search for some good eating

chocolate muffins from Kenny Rogers

assortment of fowl of various cuts accompanied by various sides of:

garlic parsley potatoes, coleslaw and macaroni

fruit salad, cheese macaroni and potato salad

baked beans, mash and vegetables

then comes the exciting part when we head down to Meng Kee Seafood for some dinner

the very very divine oyster omelette which i've missed while back here in singapore.... in KL, they do it crispy!!

beautiful fleshy clams stir-fried in garlic and spring onion

mince with broad beans, taste quite nice

a lovely sizzing hot plate of tofu....

sweet & sour pork

sambal belacan kang kong.... SPICY but i so love!!!

stingray grilled to a dark, crisp perfection with the flesh succulent and sweet

the next morning, we went to times square for a walk but since we're too early... we headed to the row of shops at the alley behind for breakfast

my breakfast murtabak filled with sardines... first time saw a round murtabak~ but it's real nice!!

a wonderful trip which left me belly burpy happy... looking foward to going there again!!