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…
“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.
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.
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’.
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 ‘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!