Friday, September 29, 2023

Happy Mid-Autumn!

It is Mid-Autumn today, so wishing everyone, a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival. 

Not much of a celebration this year, we did bought a box of mooncakes from Cosway and a friend gave us a lovely mooncake set. So we are going to enjoy them slowly.

To uphold the tradition and festive mood, yesterday we went to Batu Kawa Old Town for its mooncake festival bazaar. This was my second time visit during this festive to this old town; first was many years ago when the kids were really small. This round we brought our mil along.

We were fortunate to find a parking space but need to walk a distance to reach the town. We didn't mind the walk as we could enjoyed the waterfront view. 

It didn't take long when we reached the temple. Many people were offering prayers there. We passed by the temple and took some shots before walked further to the old shops. 

The bazaar started right at the entrance of the temple and the streets were packed with stalls and people even though it was not even 6pm. 

Any moon sighting from your side tonight?? I wonder if we could see moon tonight but it has been good weather and clear sky after rain in the morning. We did see a big round yellow moon at Batu Kawa!! With a cute rabbit on top of it!!

Some stalls and food shots I took along the street. The kids sure enjoyed themselves and indulge in those sinful snacks!! Luckily it isn't that often they do that. Lol. 

Sweet potato balls stall

Potato stick

Bak chang

Mooncake stall

Fruit candy stall 

We spent almost an hour there, bought some snacks, dessert and grilled fish home.  By the time we left, the small road were jammed.

Friday, September 22, 2023

Old Rex

I have only been to Old Rex Cafe in its new location back in early 2021 with my dad and sis. That time we didn't have its well known cucur especially the cucur udang (prawns fritters). 

It has been more than 2 years since, and I was craving for the fritters one afternoon. A nice spot for afternoon break that's for sure. After picking up my girl from school, we drove to the coffee shop which was few minutes drive away. An afternoon tea break while killing the time as we needed to pick up Jay from his afternoon class session after that. Convenient to hang out at that area than driving home and then need to drive out again in an hour time. 

There was many patrons at the coffee shop when we reached there around 415pm. Luckily we were able to find a table, just right in front of this cha kueh stall. 

The friendly stall operator served us by helping to order our drink. And we also ordered from him a serving of cha kueh with additional egg (RM7 total) to try on. 

Initially we wanted to tapau to enjoy at home so he served in a takeaway pack but we ended up eating there. It sure tasted good while it was warm!!

Our assortment of fritters that mil and I ordered; we had cucur udang (prawn fritters),  fried yam, fried sweet potatoes, and ngor hiang (spring roll). 

My mil had ABC (above) which she enjoyed as it wasn't that sweet. Meanwhile I had ngor mee th'ng (sweet chilled dessert).

Digging into the shaven ice, my ngor mee th'ng hidden beneath it. Great to take on a warm late afternoon.  And enjoy with the fritters that we have. I was surprised that my Jamie loved and ate most of the cucur udang that I bought 4 pieces @RM1.60 each home. 

After done with our tea break, we took our leave and headed to school to wait for Jay. And he finished off all the cucur udang in the car!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2023


Today I am featuring 2 dishes from 2 of my stalls. 

One is from the Laksa stall, where Sarawak laksa lovers could order something special to satisfy their palate. 

Sarawak laksa with sea clams (RM18) would be something you would enjoy. Super fresh sea clams with tasty, flavourful broth, this is one of the special series offered by Ben's Kitchen.

Another dish was this fried wet noodle that  most customers order from the Wok Fried stall. 

Normal bowl is RM10, but if you want an add-on (egg), then this RM12 is something will get you excited and fit for sharing as well. 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Warm claypot mee

If you are looking for something warm and flavourful in a claypot, then you can give this claypot yee mee by Chicken Rice stall a try. 

Two claypot option to choose from. Normal (RM8) and With Prawns (RM12). 

On my first try, I requested for normal but specifically only meatballs, fish balls and chicken slices. No crab sticks for me, and it turned out good. Flavourful chicken broth, piping hot noodle; great to take on any cold morning. 

Then on my 2nd try, I requested with prawns, but forgot to ask to exclude the crab sticks. Nevertheless it was still nice but the crabstick turned soft after been soaked in the broth. 

I always love claypot mee since I was a kid. Used to take the well known claypot noodle at Thompson Corner when I was small but each time I had it, I will always burnt my mouth. Can't wait for it to cool down.  Lol. 

Stall name : Chicken Rice
Dish : Claypot mee

Saturday, September 9, 2023

On the tree

Some beautiful shots of the trees not far from my shop in MJC. The park cum big roundabout of the town. 

Lovely blooms at this time of the year. Weather has been unpredictable lately. But some morning, it was nice and breezing to enjoy a walk at the park. 

A short post today. Something to fill up and update the blog. Happy weekend, guys!!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Kway chap at night

There was this Kway Chap stall at backlane of Poh Kwong Park that only opens in the evening. Been there once and just last Friday, I was back for its delicious kway chap for supper.

The night breeze was super nice as it rained late afternoon that day. So it was super comfortable to sit at the back lane and enjoying the food.

Few occupied tables when we reached there but we found a table right behind the stall. Rather dim to take recent food photograph, so please pardon the quality of my shots. 

We ordered herbal tea (something like tea drink in KL). Sweet and chilled. Nice to drink after a bowl of 'heaty' kway chap. 

The kway chap (RM9) was nice but strong in taste. Both of us prefer milder taste of kway chap broth but once in a while we don't mind such strong flavour. 

Mine had the kueh while hubby ordered cheng (no kueh) for himself. We happily drove home after our supper.