Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The old town

It was a fine Sunday evening after a heavy downpour in the afternoon. My dad called and suggested to have dinner in the old town of Batu Kawa. It is right after the big river so we hardly go there. To some, it is out the way as very far from the city. Some may called this part of the areas "jungle". It is indeed surrounded by jungle and the town is small and secluded from the main road.

However do not look down on this small town. It is burst with activities and trading during the days. Not forgetting the unforgettable Batu Kawa's famous meatballs shops that never lack of loyal patrons. 

Now back to my Sunday dinner. Dad wanted to have fried mien sien (threaded noodle) so we went to this B. K. Corner Restaurant. 

Luckily it was not packed otherwise you would need to be patient in waiting for your food to arrive. In no time, our fried mien sien (thread noodle) came!

Fried mien sien (front) & mui chai pork belly (back)

I have been here once before this and I did enjoyed its fried mien sien previously. This round it did not disappointed me. Very tasty and fragrant with generous amount of dried prawns, eggs and cangkuk manis. Salty enough and the noodle was fried to dry perfection.


Next was its signature deep-fried beancurds. Very yummy. Soft inside yet crispy skin outside but watch out! It was warm inside.


Lastly was the mui chai pork belly (preserved mustard green pork belly). Highly recommended by the captain so we decided to give it a try. True to his words, it was very delicious. Meat was tender and with mui chai, this dish was simply appetizing.

It was a wonderful dinner. And price was reasonable too. If too expensive, we would not be driving all the way here. Lol. 

It is actually about 15 -20 minutes drive from my house, depends on traffic. For my dad, it would take him about 20 to 25 minutes drive from his house to my house and pick us up before we go in one car to this old part of the town! To him, it is not far. Anything for good and reasonable food. 



14 comments:

Sharon D said...

No distance too great where food is concerned ..for me, at least ..lol!! Everything looks delicious, Rose ^.^

Azura Chan said...

Mu parent in laws stayed at Batu Kawah. So every weekend, we would hang around there. Quite a busy town. hrhe.

Princess Ribbon said...

The fried beancurd looks like luncheon meat, must be good, yummzzz.. I like the fried mien sien, looks like bihun with clams, nice..

Ez Vina said...

I was there few years ago, I think it's time to go again :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Loves the beancurd...

Yee Ling said...

Mui choy pork needs to have lots of white steamed rice.hahhah

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Batu kawah is growing to be a popular new shopping township. And....also seniawan in Bau.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Batu kawah is growing to be a popular new shopping township. And....also seniawan in Bau.

ChrisAu said...

The tofu seems good but cannot see the mui choy dish clearly. Love having these simple dishes with rice meals.

Merryn said...

You are very adventurous when it comes to food. As for me, I always eat where it is near and convenient.

mun said...

I see your father is a foodie as he does not mind a bit of driving to eat nice tasty food.

suituapui said...

Bet I'd love that pork too! And the fried mee sua.

Coffee Girl said...

Batu Kawa has been developing really fast in the past couple of years. I discovered a lot of good eating places there once in a while, but nothing beats the old town old cafes...

Huai Bin said...

Mui Choy Pork is one of my favorite dishes too! :)

Ah...Batu Kawa, haven't heard that name in a very long time dy. I hardly go there when I was working in Kuching too - but nowadays I don't think it's considered far.

Last time BDC (and 10th Mile) was considered "far" but not anymore, as I was told coz a lot of people apparently live there nowadays due to the high cost of houses up from Kuching itself to 3rd Mile.