Saturday, June 12, 2010

Weekend Getaway 2

The beginning of a nice weekend getaway...stuck in the highway... what a great start! Apparently a car crash and burn on the highway. Sampat Malaysians stopped and watched causing the traffic jam, as usual. Bad habits die hard.

Suddenly we took a wrong turn at the highway near KL and ended up landing in the middle of KL traffic jam! I was cursing and mumbling... cant help it LOL

Oh god..finally after 4 hours journey... reached our destination at last! This is where we stayed for the short trip. A nice little cosy old-shoplot turned inn called Tang's house. Clean environment and convenient location. Friendly tauke-soh too. Just the room abit too small...nothing I cannot tahan though. I like their old style interior deco and renovations, feels like those olden times "hak zhan".

What better way to cool down the body than a delicious bowl of cendol? Many favours and long queue too...Not much people on weekdays however. But weekdays there is no night market so better to visit during the weekends where its choked full of cars and people.

The "Batt Bo" cendol, sago cendol and durian cendol. I like Batt Bo the best. Get more fillings and more worth the price :P

I like this pic a lot. The dazzling sunlight makes interesting silhouette on the building. Light and shadows always co-exist, just like yin and yang, goodness and evil :)

I thought this scene was interesting. Rather than working, doesn't the peddler looks like he is dating the old lady? romantic hor :P

This city is not famous for Dimsum but we tried anyway. Very near to the inn. The one like a pointy head is special with otak-otak filling inside the fishball. In the center is fried yam, instead of the usual wanton.

Nadeje, the origin of Mille Crepe@Megamall. Or so they claim to be. Yes its nice. Different texture from the usual cakes because there is many layers. Taste quite cheesy. No wonder my pants also feel tighter after the trip :P

We took the river cruise at night. Nothing much spectacular to see. But the night breeze is nice. Seen here facing the Eye on Malaysia. Pardon for the poor quality night shot. Anyone wanna sponsor me a dSLR?

"Woh Kei" chicken rice balls. Look at the queue! Like the meal is free no need to pay like that. Nice building. The rice is just like the hainan chicken rice, just compressed into balls only. Compressed balls...sound abit salah here hehe... Coconut makes great combo with the balls!

Definitely cannot leave out Nyonya cooking la. Here is Restoran Peranakan with its beautiful deco. Even the menu book also so special. We were the last call because the restaurant was closing for the day. Lucky us. Ayam ponteh is so delicious. Tender chicken meat in the frothy gravy. Recommended!

This is Menara Taming Sara. A rotating observation deck in the middle of the city. We took a ride at night. Night view was nice but nothing extraordinary. Nevertheless its always nice to see little children scream their lungs out from fear of height right? :P

A large food court beside the Mahkota, cant remember the name. The Chee cheung fun was famous after it was shown on Hor Chiak!, the food review show. The noodle was coated with a thin layer of scrambled eggs. Very eggy feel. The chicken soup I ordered was nice, so thick with the yong-sam-sou flavour! Bet its been stewed for hours, very nice for RM5! Below left is steamed fish at Portuguese village. Nice but expensive too.

Pretty historical buildings seen around our inn. LW is the famous shop selling pineapple tarts. Below left is Geography Cafe, popular among the Caucasians. Jonker Boutique Hotel looks nice but way more expensive than our humble inn. Boh lui boh bian lar..

Freshly baked pineapple tarts just out of the oven! Are u salivating? Haha...Rm7 for a small box, quite expensive leh... They have 2 varieties, one is baked with butter like the one above, which is more soft and buttery. Another one is baked with margarine, which is crustier and coarser in nature.

Definitely cannot leave this out la...We passed by Capitol but so many people leh...This satay celup@Ban Lee Siang is nice too, at Jalan Ong Kim Wee. Less crowded but people coming non-stop also. Attentive waiters, nice food, reasonable price. What else to ask for?

Deep blue blue sky. Im feeling blue already! This is where we went, if you still have no idea :)

Have a great weekend everyone!


Gratitude said...

Nice pics! How much wuz the accommodation? Looks like a good deal, I'd like to gv the place a try. ;)

blue said...

@anton: u can find out more from their website
if u wanna book better to do so thru phonecall rather than online to save on the extra agency charges.

suituapui said...

Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman - sure jam one! Ah! You went to Melaka...all the nice food. Haven't been there for years and when I was there, I did not have anything really great - maybe I did not have anybody to take me around to try the best in town.

blue said...

@STP: wow u can recognize the street from the blur pic alone! I thought ur in Sibu all the time? I just copy the info from food blogs and key in the GPS to find the food friend to bring us around also, just jalan sendiri haha...

simonlover said...

Haha! So cute!Me stayed there before as well!Budget ma. Why spend so much money on accommodation when you are spending most of ur time outside of the room sightseeing?! - Unless we are in for a relaxing trip, then i wouldn't mine a lil' luxurious room. Haha

blue said...

@simonlover: I agree with u totally! Btw, which room u stayed huh? I hope i didn't sleep on the same pillow marked up with ur "stain" ...