Road Trip 2011 (part 2)

I managed to take a day off from work a few months ago to go for a road trip with some friends. We decided to take a leisure drive and visit some small towns. We previously went to Kuala Selangor for some seafood. So this time around, we decided to go to Kuala Selangor and then continue our journey from there…

Kuala Selangor

Here is a view from the road side of the LATAR highway, a new road connecting KL to Kuala Selangor. The mist on the hills were thick after a heavy rain downpour.

 

This time around, we decided to try out this Restaurant Jeti.

 

We reached there at about 4.30pm. So the crowd of people were not there yet. Since it was a weekday, I’d assume it won’t be as packed as the last time we tried to eat at this place.

 

While waiting for our food order to arrive, I took some shots with my Nikon D200. I really like my Tamron 17-50mm lens.

 

First dish was the ‘Bamboo Lala (bamboo clams) with dry chilli and onions. Tasted quite good, not the best I’ve had but passable.

 

The ‘Deep fried Siakap Fish’ was good. Garnished with thinly sliced fried ginger and garlic, and dipped in a light soya sauce gravy.

 

Stir fry potato leaves with belacan’ was next. Tasted okay but I think the leaves were a bit old, and therefore the texture were rough.

 

Lastly was the ‘Steamed prawns with Chinese rice wine’. It was a good dish and prawns were very fresh. Can’t complain here as well, as the overall price was quite reasonable. This is definitely a better restaurant than the one we had previously (Kuala Sungai) but it’s just my personal opinion and taste.

 

Teluk Intan

Next stop was Teluk Intan, to visit the ‘Menara Condong’; which is Teluk Intan’s version of leaning tower! I took this shot with my camera on a tripod and had to use the flash to lift up the shadows in the late evening.

 

View of the front entrance to the tower. Visiting hours were over, so I guess we have to go there again someday to climb up the stairs…

 

We were still full from our previous meal, so we just had Teluk Intan’s version of ‘Fruits Rojak’ at a nearby food court. Tasted okay and for RM3, it was quite cheap.

 

Sitiawan

We also managed a quick stop-over at Sitiawan. We initially wanted to check out James’ famous chendol stall but unfortunately for us, it was closed that day. Another stall, Bala’s chendol was open. From other blogs I’ve read, Bala normally wears a white shirt, bow tie and a chef’s hat on weekends. But since it was a weekday, I guess he decided to go ‘casual’.

 

Bala’s chendol was quite good too. Pictured here is the chendol with pulut (glutinous rice) at the front.

 

Here’s a view from the opposite side of the road. As you can see the chendol stall is just outside a Hindu temple, nearby The Store supermarket (not in the pic).

 

We also stumbled upon a kopitiam (coffee shop) called ‘City-1 Kopitiam’ nearby. City-1 at Setiawan…get it? LOL!

 

Ipoh

Lastly, we decided to go to Ipoh to check out the famous Ipoh Chicken Rice. This one is called Low Wong, and is reputed to be one of the best. The restaurant is quite packed with patrons for a weekday but we managed to get a place to sit.

 

The standard ‘white chicken’. Tasted good, although I find the soya sauce here a bit too salty…

 

The ‘Nga Choy’ (bean sprouts vege) is really good. One of the best I’ve tasted. I’ve heard some friends mentioned before that the reason the ‘nga choy’ here tasted better than the ones in KL is because of the different soil composition in Ipoh to plant these bean sprouts. Not sure about that fact, but it tasted better here than the KL chicken rice shops!

 

The stewed ‘Chicken Feet’ was great too. With a hint of Chinese rice wine, one of the most unique I’ve tasted. This is my overall favourite dish of the whole trip.

 

The dry ‘kway teow’ noodles and rice was great too. Overall, a worthwhile trip to Ipoh, even just for the  street foods.

 

Another great road trip this time around. Looking forward to another one someday soon!

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