Sunday, 16 August 2009

A (long and winding) Culinary Journey

Hunger does things to your mind. We've been airborne for almost 7 hours and the last meal of chicken briyani served by the Air Asia stewardess, is a memory fast fading as my brain is now sending urgent messages to my stomach which has been somewhat spoilt by the unusual eating habits of the past three weeks. I had not only devoured the surprisingly delicious briyani but also the lasagne that my husband pre ordered. And now I am hungry again.

While waiting for Pak Nasser's nasi lemak as promised in the menu tucked in the seat pocket in front on me, my mind does its cruel trick dredging up memories of culinary delights that we had been spoilt with during the last trip. Going back to my own home cooked food does not seem a very attractive prospect.

Now let's see what the stomach had been subjected to lately.
(I am continuing this piece after a sorry excuse of a meal, which I ransacked in the kitchen. Sharing the milk with Snowbell, I had my very early morning tea with milk and cereals. Now I long for those dangai and pulut sambal from that stall at the junction of Bukit Pinang)

Just soon after landing at LCCT, we were taken to a corner lot restaurant somewhere near Bangi that boasts all kinds of soup - and one that is making me drool all over the keyboard now is soup keting. I should have taken pictures of the soup, but common courtesy demanded that I exchange niceties with my siblings and siblings in law who had taken the trouble to fetch us at the airport. I chose not to ask what keting is but proceeded to eat it with the enthusiasm of one deprived of food for a whole month. Be warned, soup keting in all its delight has hidden explosives in the form of finely cut chilli padi. That not withstanding, I finished a whole bowl before proceeding to wipe clean the platter of mixed satay before me. Simply yummy. The hubby, jetlag setting in at quite a speed, chose mee hailam but regretted it almost immediately. He was not very impressed.

There was certainly something in the air during this trip, and it was unmistakably durian. It seemed to be durian galore everywhere - five or six for 10 ringgit and I went crazy. We made a visit to the pasar tani where I bought lemang and on the way back bought several durians. Suffice to say that was not the first durian binge in three weeks.

Looming large in my mind right now are butter crabs at the seafood heaven near Vistana Hotel. I think the place is called Hokaido. Jijah and Isa, knowing my penchant with things crustacean, took us there for supper. There were also lala and crab sambal. The proverbial “Mak Mentua lalu di belakang pun tak sedar” was quite apt here.



You can trust Jijah to find the best food in town. She has the nose for it. One fine afternoon, she and husband Isa took us to Aunty Aini’s, a kampong food haven tucked away in Kampung Chelet, Nilai. The kampung style setting puts you in the mood for good old kampung food. There were ulams and masak lemak and soup tulang – the most delicious I had ever tasted. I have never been one for ulams and masak lemak and left it to hubby to finish them. And I must add that proprieters of De Chenge as reported by Puteri Kama in her entry here, could learn a thing or two about customer relations. Both Aunty Aini and husband were so friendly and even had time to sit down and chit chat with us.

With Jijah, I took a sentimental journey back to Alor Setar, starting out at about 5 am to catch the 07.15 Air Asia flight. We both grew up in Alor Setar but after the first few months of Primary One together at the SAS, we were separated, only to meet up again after Pak was transferred back from Yan to Alor Setar. We continued our friendship that took us to most of the fine eateries Alor Setar could offer, and to some of the most wonderful gerais our trusty old bike could take us.

The main aim of the journey was to visit Kak who had just been discharged from hospital after a knee op, but of course dear siblings of mine exiled in Bangi would not hear of a visit back to Alor Setar without a pilgrimage to their dearly beloved adopted uncles, namely Abu of the famed mee Abu and Zakaria of Laksa Teluk Kecai.

I had to draw a line or else the list would extend to Shariff of Mee Shariff and Pak Musa famous for his Mee Soup. With Abang at the wheels, and Kak with her walking aid, we proceeded with our culinary adventure in Alor Setar, starting with the famous Pumpong restaurant. I was glad to note that they have done well enough to take another unit to accommodate their ever increasing customers.

I should have been given a mask to wear before I chose the food. It has nothing to do with swine flue but I fear I was going to dribble right into the big pots of wonderful food. I settled for sup pucuk and kari perut, while Kak, abang and Jijah, (the braver ones) enjoyed their ulams and sambal very much. By now you would have guessed that I try to avoid things sambal and spicy.

The next stop was Teluk Kecai. The drive there was indeed a drive down memory lane. I remember those long cycle rides in the heat for a bowl of Laksa Teluk Kecai. When we arrived, there were already stacks of ready packed kuah laksa. The owner knows that people come from near and far to take them back. We took two kilos back and while waiting, succumbed to the lure of ice kacang much talked about amongst my siblings.

Sms’es were coming thick and fast from a certain location in Bangi. It goes something like this:

Pipi kak Teh memang gebu,
Jangan lupa Mee rebus Abu.

To which I replied:
Makan kari dengan roti nan,
Kami sedang dalam perjalanan.

And with several kilos of laksa teluk kecai safely tucked in the boot of Abang’s car, we made the journey to Jalan Day or now known as Jalan Sultanah. Mee Abu is indeed compulsory stop. Long tiring journeys from Bangi are often spurred on by visions of mee rebus Abu at the end of the drive. While waiting for my mee goreng (simply, simply awesome and Naz, stop drooling!) I saw the rojak man! With husband a few hundred miles away, I knew there’s no one to stop me. There and then, I gave in to the evil temptation of sengkuang calit with generous sprinkle of kacang goreng. I couldn’t take pix of the sengkuang calit as that's such a damning evidence of my giving in to temptation.

To say both Jijah and I were nervous during the flight back was an understatement. Two trolleys of kuah laksa teluk kecai and kuah mee rebus were rollicking in the overhead compartments of the plane during that one-hour flight. Any moment at all, the passengers below could have a mixed shower of kuah mee rebus and laksa teluk kecai raining on them. But thank God, not a drop spilled!

Another compulsory visit is to Rebung. During the first visit, Chef Mail kindly made his famous lempeng – I had eight in all. We returned the next day with two friends from Brazil. They simply loved the asam pedas, masak lemak and goreng pisang and popia. (Excuse me, while I wipe the drool!) I had several helpings of mee kari. My last visit to Rebung was just before we left for home. NanaDJ was there with some of my closest friends, Ani, Lia and Jijah. Chef Mail later joined us.


Having chefs as friends are not good for the waistline. A very short trip to Jakarta introduced me to all kinds of culinary delights. With Chef Wan as traveling companion, you end up not just eating a lot but also learning about the food. On arrival, we had snacks at a café-cum bookshop adjoining the Kempinski apartments where we stayed. The name just escapes me but the fusion food served was just out of this world. After that we had tea at the Hyatt, before going for coffee tasting at the Dharmawangsa Hotel. I had pandan coffee and couldn’t sleep the whole night. The next day, after a riot of a morning battling the macet and panic buying of tudungs and telekungs at Tanah Abang, we braved our way to Ampero for Padang food. Wan ate until he was going to burst, wiping almost everything on the plates before us. I enjoyed the fried chicken with some sort of rendang sprinkled on them. And the sambal kerang was simply awesome too. I know I am repeating myself but everything was simply awesome.

More Indonesian food were in store for us when Pok Ku and Cik Gu Razak treated us to similar dishes at the Nogori restaurant in Amcorp Mall. And then more when Pak Samad Said and wife Shidah took us for lunch at the Sundanese restaurant KLCC.

Suffice to say it wasn’t just the luggage that was access in weight.

It would be unfair not to mention mee bandung at Yusof Haslam’s (spare the white pepper please), laksa johor at Bangi Kopi Tiam (too watery) and prawn noodle at Little Penang. The last night, we had Char Koay Teow at Penang Village, Alamanda. You guessed it, its just awesome.

Reading through this, (if you had not given up already), you’d probably think that I had not spend time eating with Mak at all. But you’re wrong. Some of the most memorable culinary experience was eating rice with kicap and ikan goreng, crisply fried by Bibik. I ate with Mak early in the mornings as she had her lunch her early. I’d sort out the fish for her, taking out the bones and put them in her plate. She loves eating fish with sambal belacan and also asam pedas. Just as soon as I washed my hands, Mak would insist I eat again, as she had forgotten that I had just eaten with her. There were days when her appetite was good, but most of the time, I’d have to cajole her to eat.

And last but not least, the promised Nasi Lemak Pak Nasser on the London bound Air Asia flight – simply awesome!

67 comments:

NanaDJ said...

Kak Teh,
My goodness just reading your culinary journey is enough to make me not only drool but really marvel at what you have eaten during your short stay in Malaysia. Wanted to take you to experience the best Vietnamese food in Kl at Sao Nam, Sri Hartamas but hajat tak kesampaian. Terkilan sangat. Insyaallah, next time. Glad to have some time with you on your last day.
Yes, the nasi lemak on Air Asia is really good!
Salam to you and AG

Kak Teh said...

NanaDJ, it was so good of you to join us that day and you shd have come with us to see Lat as well. Wll blog about that later.
Sao Nam will have to be pencilled in for the next trip!

Andrea Wh@tever said...

Kak Teh: Thank God I am reading this after I've had my dinner. *grins* Uhmm.. must make it a point to check that Nogori Restaurant out. Thanks for the tip-off.

Justiffa said...

My dear dear KT u fully utilized ur trip back this time so no regrets eh.. puasa la dgn tenang lepas ni hehehe ;)

Selamat menyambut ramadhan al-mubarak to u & family, semoga baraqah :D

ilene said...

Alamak, Kak Teh dah balik UK? Cepatnya! Well, Judy & I missed you this round. Perhaps another day, another place, another time!

Gee, did you weigh yourself before and after leaving here?! My, my, what an eating spree!

mamasita said...

Mak oi..you really had a makan time!
Nobody can beat you this time..Anthony Bourdain..you're fired!! Here comes KT and AG..

zaitgha said...

Kak Teh,

Alahai...if only i had your contact number...wish i met you during this trip of yours...but tak per la tak der jodoh...tapi reading your adventures, punya la seronok ...

take care Kak and Salam Ramadhan...

Kak Ezza@makcik Blogger said...

Kak Teh

membaca entry akak ni buat air liur saya menceceh!

Nanti akak kena timbang berat badan akak,,,tgk dalam masa 3 minggu ni berapa kilo naik..hehehe
Gembira dengar akak dapat jumpa kengkawan maa cui kali ni..

Take care n selamat pulang ke rumah semula..

Naz said...

(drooooooooooooooooooooollllll!)
Kak Teh,
Sungguh sungguh kejam...menyiksa saya sebegitu sekali :D
Tak apa...December is just around the corner and then it is payback time ;)

You are so lucky to have so many who love you Kak Teh. Take care and regards to AG.

kay_leeda said...

From Bangi to Alor Star, jalan-jalan cari makan eh? You sure know how to makan lah Kak Teh. I must take note of the places that you went to, especially the ones in Alor Star.

Glad you had a wonderful trip. Wishing you and AG a blessed Ramadhan Al-Mubarak.

Kama said...

Salam Kak Teh.. Glad you had a grand time balik kampung kali ni. Insyaallah panjang umur jumpa lagi. Salam merdeka to you both..

Bustaman said...

l find a good resturant where the crabs are awesome and the staff are not crabby.

Shahieda said...

Kak Teh,

What a delish eating spree you've been on! YUMS! I shall make a note of these places, so that when I visit during December I know where to go to.

Thanks for sharing! So glad you had such a memorable stay with your mak & siblings!!

Ramadhaan mubarak!!

siakap said...

Salam Kak Teh and Wan,
Ya I pun kaki makan. Bila balik Kedah, Mee Abu, Laksa Telok Kecai, Puut Sambal Kuala Kedah, Pulut Udang Pak Din, Dagai, Cucur badak Mak Yah, Mee Sup Pak Ya, Passembor Deen dan rotoi kirai gulai daging Kak Ros adalah kepastian.
Dadih Tandup dan pulut panggang adalah wajib. Nasi kandar pelita chow Ling park dan nasi kampong tepi sungai Kuala kangsar juga mesti kena.
I gila makan dadih, hingga kini dah padai buat sendiri dan ada member order pula.
Bulan puasa ni I sebuklah buat dadih banyak order daripada adik beradik dan orang-orang kedah yang duduk di KL dan kawasan sewaktu dengannya.
kalau you suka dadih I boleh beri you resepi dan boleh jual kat students and Malaysian High Commissioner, Datuk Aziz.
Selamat Menyembut Ramadan Al-mubarak.

Yani said...

salam kak teh
jangankan you, i di sini pun drool over those food....mee abu oh mee abu...laksa tk kecai....food @ sundanese restaurant in klcc...ahhh...talk abt laksa johor, you shd hv askd anedra to tapau frm me...i used to supply the kuah to bangi kopitiam..err not the now watery one, until i gave away my recipe to the owner friend, guessed they hv tweakd the recipe....hope ada jodoh dapat jumpa you next time you are in kl! Yani KG

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Kak Teh...hahahahah...i went to a restaurant where situated at the shop corner, restoran urat keting in BBB, i think Fasa 7...yup, the explosive taste came from the chili padi that cut into small pieces...and the urat keting were the ligaments...flying back to KL again in two weeks' time to devour another malaysian delicacies during the fasting month...heeeyaaaaa....

mekyam said...

kejam!!! *sob*

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

Kak Teh, all the food you have eaten in the past 3 weeks cukup to cover for the 'food deprivation' month ahead. Glad to know that you had a fantastic time in Malaysia. Sorry tak sempat jumpa..but I'm sure glad we met in London before your holiday.

Ramadan Al-Mubarak to you, AG and everyone in the family!

Kak Teh said...

Andrea, the nogori restaurant is at Amcorp Mall, second floor, I think. I love the chicken with the rendang sprinkled on it. Other dishes were too hot for me but am sure they are delicious. Do you live anywhere around there? I quite like the place and wish I had more time to look around.

Justiffa, tiga minggu memang tak cukuplah, tapi apa kan daya, anak2 dan kucing ada di London and lagi lama duduk lagi banyak makan!

Kak Teh said...

Ilene, I really wanted to go, and as you know it poured suddenly that evening. Earlier I was walkinga round searching for Renaissance Hotel and we walked in the sun - I was already swaying and sweating! Had the most horrible headache after that. I hope we can meet up soon. Will contact Judy once she is back.

Mamasita, makan tu excuse untuk bersosial. Kekadang lebih banyak cakap drp makan, betul tak? Malam di Lake Club tu - bila balik rumah menyesal pulak tak makan banyak2 ebab terlalu banyak bersembang.

Kak Teh said...

Zaitgha, I am sorry too we didnt meet up. Adik beradik pun ramai yang tak jumpa. Kekadang tu terjumpa secara kebetulan saja. I read that you have not been well. Take care and get well soon.

Ezza, nasib baik berat badan tak naik. The thing with me is that, bila makan, especially benda2 yang pedas, reaksinya cepat sungguh. Apa yang makan semua keluar. And then I will stick to just simple food - like soup.

Pi Bani said...

So, how much excess weight (of yourself) did you bring back to London?

Kak Teh said...

Naz, I have given you ample list and there's more- so take this as a guide to jalan-jalan cari makan. Jangan lupa mee goreng Abu - masih best!!! and laksa teluk kecai tu memang tak terkatalah sedapnya. Kalau suka ulam and masakan yang pedas, pi restoran kat pumpong tu...ish, dok teringat makanan pagi2 buta ni!

Kay, kalau nak listkan, memang banyak tempat nak pi makan - tapi perut ni ada hadnya. But yes, I had a good time and thank you for being a part of this wonderful trip back home.

Kak Teh said...

Pi Bani, nasib baik apa yang masuk cepat keluar, kalau tidak tentu Air Asia plane tu dah senget sebelah. Dalam plane pun lapar tak habis2.

Puteri, thank you so much for everything and I hope to see you in October. selamat berpuasa and salam merdeka to you too. Hope the children have recovered.

Kak Teh said...

Pok Ku, before my next trip home, do give me a list of seafood restaurants where staff are not crabby. I just love crabs in anything. That butter crab was my second that evening. The first one was at KLCC while waiting for the main meal. Teruk, kan?

Shahieda, am sure you will be spoilt rotten when you are there. Its food, food, food everywhere and at anytime. Enjoy your visit and salam Ramadahan to you too.

Kak Teh said...

Siakap, amboi awat bagi list ni lambat sangat? Kalau tidak tak cukup satu hari melawat Alor Setark. Mee Sup Omark Bom la ni dok tang mana? Pasai tak dak orang ingat mee soup omark bom lagi? kak teh ingat dulu dia di stesen bas baru. La ni di mana?

Yani, sorry tak dapat jumpa you. The last time i was there it was at night and it wasnt appropriate to visit you at that time.
You mean you buat kuah laksa Johor untuk Bangi Kopi Tiam? the one in Taman Malawati? The kuah was a bit cair...not like kuah laksa johor as I understand it to be.

Kak Teh said...

Danial, not fair!!! You are going back again?? Yes, I love the soup urat ketin - yes, that is what it is called. But if only they'd go easy on the cili padi.

Mekyam, memang niatnya untuk kejam!! Terutama untuk you dan Naz..so, bila you nak balik? am sure Puteri will take you under her wings!

Kak Teh said...

Madam Tai Tai No MOre, yes, sad we couldnt meet up but I know you have commitments and glad that we did meet up in London. So bila nak datang lagi?

MrsNordin said...

K. Teh,

For someone who doesn't eat spicy food, you are quite adventurous with your pickings. Memang lepas geram lah balik kali ni, ya?

I shall use this as a food guide. There are a lot of places here which I haven't tried, so I must!

Btw, what is "keting"? Is it like "keting kaki"?

Kak Teh said...

mrs n, yes it is urat ketin(g) kaki - sedap rupanya. am not very adventurous with food. stick to those that i am familiar with only. Sup keting tu kiranya adventurouslaa!

Raden Galoh said...

Salam Kak teh...

You manage to buka selera I dlm pada takde selera nak makan laa ni... terkecur-kecir air liur I baca entry you kak... :)

Ingat nak surprise you kat LCCT tp tak tau bila la you nak fly back to london... rupanya dah sampai london dah...

kat amcorp tu bila kak? if saturday, I would hv been there doing the flea market biz...

salam ramadhan mubarak to both of you...

Kak Teh said...

Salam Raden, I wish you had gone. We were there early and had lots of time to kill. But Insyaallah, we will meet again. I was so happy to meet you in person and chin up - I have read yr entry - do not let these things bother you. They are so insignificant in the scheme of bigger things. Take care.

Kama said...

Mintak lalu Kak Teh:

Kepada Mekyam, Naz dan sesiapa jugak 'perantau bloggers' yang nak balik kampung bercuti.. Kak Puteri tunggu dengan hati & tangan yg terbuka.. meh I bawak you all pi makan sepuas hati.. habaq saja nak pi mana.. bukan apa, memang my habit sejak dulu jamu orang makan.. I love to feed people (and cats) :-)

Zendra said...

BBURRP! Baca pun rasa kenyang hahaha! After Bangi you must be glad to sink your teeth into good ole bangers and mash and tomato soup.....

I've got to check out those places in Bangi lah...

Kak Teh said...

Puteri, you are one big mama and Pak Abu a great papa wanting to feed everyone! God bless you - murah rezki both of you . Comelah this October, and I will try to reciprocate walaupun I dont think we have an equivalent to Lake Club.

Kak Teh said...

Zendra, do try Aunty Aini's on the Nilai road - sedap betul. and soup urat ketin - get the address from Danial ma's comment here. I have this thing about soups - love them mainly because I cant take most very hot food. But beware of the chili padi.

Ms B said...

KT,

I read this entry using my mobile (the young lady took over the laptop over the weekend) and was drooling big time, despite having a small screen to appreciate the pics. *grins*

glad u had fun and see you soon at the usual plc!

Kak Teh said...

Ms B, the usual place will pale in comparison but the company will be awesome. I will relate the food journey again over teh tarek, okay must make it soon before ramadhan.

[danial][ma] said...

hej! Kak Teh...yeah...grabbed a cheap ticket from emirates just for the purpose to enjoy the food in fasting month...jom kak teh....saya blanja sup urat keting, laksa teluk kecai, mee rebus ramli, etc......;-)

Kaiserin Sisi said...

Just reading this particular blog makes me hungry and I just ate dinner :-)

Kitchen Guardian said...

KTeh,
Oh tidak Kak Teh...the kuah laksa johor yang i buat tu was for Bangi Kopitiam in Bangi, I know the owners, they liked my kuah, so , they ordered from me...until they said that ordering from me was not economical, and requested for the recipe, which I gave, tapi depa pakai a different fish...lepaih tu I tak tau apa jadi!!
Ish, kuah yg buat likat...hubby makan laksa johor pakai tangan macam makan nasi, so the kuah has to be likat...tak pa Kak Teh, I dengark jugak the anak anak burung yg bersarang di dapurq I and the anak musang kata Kak Teh ada di Kemensah....next time you balik kita khenduri laksa johor, I buat no!!

D said...

amboi...!! You cleverly knew the best way to avoid massive access baggage eh? LOL! Glad to hear you had a 'burp'-ilicious time! ;)

blogresipi said...

Salam singgah dari blogresipi. :)

Kak Teh said...

danial, I just told my husband about your trip and he said - ya, next time we take emirates. I wonder when that next time is. Who knows, i might just take up your offer. You know, I had your phone number and was waiting for the right time to call you - and then read that you had come home.

Kak Teh said...

Kaiserin Sisi, thanks for the visit. i shouldn't have written this entry 'cos reading it again makes me feel hungry too!

Yani, memanglah yang I tau kuah laksa johor likat. Yang depa buat tu cayark ceroi pun kalau makan dengan tangan macam mana? So, nanti balik akan suruh dena order dari you lah nampaknya! :) Tapi sungguh rajin you ni, dah lah baru bersalin dok masak macam2.

Kak Teh said...

D, I sure had a burpilicious time. and i am now thinking what else i have missed. Tak baik kan?

Blogresipi, salam perkenalan. Nanti kak teh jenguk blogresipi pulak, maklumlah dah nak puasa mesti nak resipi baru, kan?

Pak Zawi said...

Kak Teh,
All the eateries owe you a free meal the next time your return home to Malaysia. They will receive a stream of new patrons soon from your blog readers.
Autie Aini's ain't far from my son's Enstek home. I will make a stop there the next time I visit his family.
Ruginya tak dapat jumpa you and AG. Selamat berpuasa to both of you.

tireless mom said...

Dear kak Teh

This entry is dedicated to people who drool ke? Me included! I know where the restaurant at Bangi you are referring to which serves the sup keting. I agree with you 100% memang teruja, memang nak additional 2 helpings! We had it almost everyday after sports training at Bangi.

Welcome home kak Teh.

Kak Teh said...

pak zawi, yes it is a shame that we didnt meet up. masa singkat sangat.
You must try aunty aini's - i'd reccoment it to anyone. Macam Rebung jugaklah - kampong food - and delicious too. Cooked in a very homely and very comfrotable surrounding. I enjoyed the experience very much.

Kak Teh said...

TM, hehe - wipe your keyboard! I am thinking abt the soup now and it is 0445 in the morning!

aliff muhammad said...

Salam,
Kak Teh,

I wonder where you put all those put :) food. Being a very kurus keding, I think a trip of makan-makan with you sure can help me to gain some weight.

Kak Teh said...

aliff, t would have been a very tiring journey, if you had come along. Malaysian hospitality is such, people want to feed you even when you tell them that you have eaten. It is our favourite pasttime, dont you think?

DrSam said...

salam kak Teh. I read your entry with my hand supporting my mouth - that is to stop me from salivating as well.

Kak Teh said...

Dr Sam, hehe, it is not so bad for you as you can get the food anytime you want. For me it is already a distant memory that comes to haunt me during my waking hours - especially bulan puasa!

Mimi Zaleha Abdul Ghani said...

Definitely not the reading material for those of us faraway from home. I ll have these graphically engraved in my mind for at least a week ;(

Kak Teh said...

Mimi Zaleha, my apologies. It is torturing me too looking at the pictures! Thanks for the visit.

siakap said...

Kak Teh,
Mee Sup Pak Ya, Pekan Baru Jitra is the best to me Lah. Semua ada lidah, perut , jantung, paru-paru dn daging. Ummpnya cabai dia, berpeluh dibuatnya. Kalau deman selsama kena dua mangkok dengan cabainya pasti kebah. Omar Bom no news lama sudah.
Mee sup utara kat KL not bad especially kat UTM Jalan Semarak Food Court, at Taman Melawati boleh tahan, yang top sekarang dekat Flat Perkeliling.
kak teh, cuba try mee ketam Guar Chempedak (dekat balai bomba) terangkat dibuatnya. I bila pi Yan, mesti singgah kena 2 plates dan bungkus lagi.

Kak Teh said...

Siakap, semua ni akan kak teh simpan dalam buku nota untuk kunjungan pulang seterusnya. Nampaknya kalau siakap boleh bawa pi jalan-jalan cari makan, lagi best! Kak teh belum pernah lagi makan mee ketam...macam mana agaknya rasa mee ketam. Ketam memang favourite kak teh - tapi dengan sambal atau masak lemak.

siakap said...

Kak Teh,
Most welcome.
Bawa Wan jalan-jalan ke Kedah cari makan dan your memory lane - Sik, Yan and Bandaraya Alor Star. Highway network is good now within 1 day we can cover all the three districts. I am not very sure sama ada "rumah-rumah" kita (Govt. quarters)atas bukit di sik dn Sekolah Sultanah Asma masih ada.
But flat Jalan Lornie, tempat mesyuarat "Save Court Hill" masih yang berdiri tegak.

Kak Teh said...

Salam siakap, oooh, tu cerita lama - kempen courthill! Bila kak teh balik alork stark - selalu tengok SAS, SAHC dan yang sedih sekolah convent - dah tak nampak bayang sekolah dulu. Sedih sungguh. Banyak tempat yang dah berubah. Insyaallah balik nanti akan diusahakan lagi jalan-jalan cari makan.

Nazrah Leopolis said...

I feel mengah and sengkak just reading this!

Oh how I miss Msian food!

I am not sore anymore about not being able to meet you in London knowing that you had fabulous time back home.But envious, I am. Supremely!

Kak Teh said...

Intan,I could have really fed you had our plans coincided - but tak pa next time!

Nazrah Leopolis said...

next time, i nak buat khemah depan mawar or perhaps holiday villa. hehe. miss you! mwah!

Kak Teh said...

Intan, Mawar is no longer there - replaced or taken over by MawarI have a better place that I can take you to - it is simply called Tun din!

Nazrah Leopolis said...

IT'S A DATE!!Dunno when though, hehe. InsyaAllah it will happen!

3AS said...

K.Teh,
Just found out yr blog. Wow, did u really eat all those stuff?!! :-) . Even though i orang Kedah ( Jitra...my mom from Kepala Batas), I've never gone to several restaurants that u mentioned. Tapi pumpong tu memanglah famous.Tak sah jadi orang Kedah tak ke situ..

Kak Teh said...

Intan, its a date!

3AS, youmean you've not heard about Mee abu and Laksa teluk kecai? waaah, you are missing a lot. tak pa, am sure you will enjoy them, when you discover their whereabouts. as for pumpong, as delicious as ever.