Kuala Sepetang is a fishing village 20 km away from Taiping town. Naturally, the seafood from the village is the freshest it can possibly get and at a good bargain too. Continue reading
I was blatantly excited when I encountered Zhiweiguan (知味观) that’s just a short walking distance away from Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺)! Zhiweiguan is famous for their dim sum and “dong puo rou” or braised pork in Hangzhou and I specifically chose Renhe Hotel knowing that it is close to the branch near Jiefang Road (解放路). Unfortunately, the Jiefang branch was under major renovation so it broke my dreams of eating dim sum there every morning for breakfast. Continue reading
The Mushroom Farm is a delightful addition to the various types of farms in Cameron Highlands. It is on a smaller scale compared to some of the other humongous farms but I think it is worth going and quite educational too Continue reading
We ate lunch at Sea View Hotel on Pangkor Island as it brings back vague memories from my childhood. Many many years ago, Sea View Hotel was one of the earlier hotels established on the island. If you have traveled to Pangkor say 10, 15 years ago, chances are, you probably have stayed in the hotel before.
As we were there around 2pm, a lot of fish dishes were unavailable and we had to resort to something that we don’t normally order – sweet and sour fish.
The fish fillet pieces are deep fried – excellent tender fillet with a crispy coating, unfortunately spoiled by the sweet ad sour sauce which tasted completely artificial, as if the sauce came straight out from a chili sauce / tomato sauce bottle. And it’s pricey for a not-very-big-portion at RM 35.
The simple vegetable stir fry (RM15) is ok but the oyster sauce is too thick for my liking.
If you are lucky, you might be able to spot hornbills eating bread docilely off the table nearby.
I am rather disappointed at the pricey & so-so lunch here. I get it that things get marked up during Chinese New year but at least give me better food if you want to mark up the price! I was actually thinking we should be able to get some good & cheap seafood since we are on an island, but no, seafood in Sitiawan is better off.
Looks like I gotta look for a good seafood restaurant the next time I am on Pangkor Island.
Sea View Hotel Website
Address: Pangkor Island, Jalan Pasir Bogak, 32300 Pangkor Island, Perak
Tel: + 605 685 1605
We ate at Kwan Kee steamboat restaurant (坤记) for dinner in Brinchang. Eating steamboat is one of the best things you can do in Cameron Highlands. And it is not just any steamboat, it is CHARCOAL steamboat, something that seems to be very popular in Cameron Highlands compared to the electric counterparts on lower ground. Brinchang is flooded with steamboat restaurants to choose from. Continue reading
Kea Farm is a mini Cameron Highlands, with the essence of Cameron Highlands all combined into one. Fruits, vegetables, tea, honey products, flowers, cactus, dried products and souvenirs. One of the best places for shopping. Continue reading
Strawberry farm is an absolute must if you visit Cameron Highlands. The Big Red Strawberry Farm is one of the larger and systematic ones among many. The humongous piece of strawberry statue at the entrance is a favorite photo spot. Continue reading
The Lavender Garden is the latest addition to the multitude of farms in Cameron Highlands. As we drive along the road, it is impossible to miss this impressive sea of flowers and possibly the most massive one too in Cameron Highlands. Continue reading
Woo Lan (壶兰饭店), one of the oldest Chinese Restaurants in KL since Malaysia’s independence, located amidst the Indian neighborhood in Brickfields. Continue reading
The Best Restaurant (靓靓煲汤) in Ipoh specializes in double-boiled soup. While it has an ambitious name, I think it does have a multitude of choices of double boiled soups. Ranging from the opulent “Buddha Jumps Over the Wall” (佛跳墙) , the exquisite abalone & shark-fin soup, mid-ranged herbal soups and the every-day soups like old cucumber soup and lotus soup. All the soups are prepared with specific ingredients for specific health benefits, such as anti aging, or for the well being of the heart. Continue reading