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Friday, April 27, 2012

Malacca Trip 2012

The dust have settled but the soup is still warm and just nice to eat.

Robin Wong said "For blog updates, I always believe a good bowl of hot noodle soup is best served while it is still hot."

I agreed with him 100% on this as when time lapse we tend to forget the details and the refreshness of our experience during our journey.

In my case, I am abit lucky as I have written down all the main destinations which we have visited except the texture, the flavour and the richness of Nyonya foods may have diminished it's refreshness.

Let's jump in our car and have fun. Let the journey begin.

Before we press on the accelerator, our main purpose for this trip were Sightseeing and Food hunting. For me, it's a opportunity for photography exercise and practising my manual setting beside meeting new people and talk to more strangers on the street.

As Agnes is not driving and we have to wait for Chew Chee Long at the Bus Stop opposite our DKSH PJ office. Our sporty Timex watches which DKSH Malaysia once distributed shows the time as 7.05AM, Friday, 20th April.

All the faces in the car looks happy and excited for the journey.

 Agnes is our Finance Director for the trip, beaming with an internal smile in the bright golden morning sun.
 Chew Chee Long is our Guide and Transport Director.
Irene is our Hospitality Director in charge of accomodation is also beaming with smiles as can be seen in the side mirror.

Even our fellow road user on his motorbike next to my window also looks happy and fresh in the morning sun light.

Chew Long is setting the destination for our first stop which is Pasar Besar Seremban. According to the newspaper clip that he holds, there are a few good food stall at the Pasar Besar Seremban.

Specifically we were looking for TOW KEE HAKKA MEE and HIONG KEE MEE HOON SOTONG located at the first floor of the Pasar Besar Seremban. According to newspaper clips, these two stalls are a MUST VISIT for those who love good and tasty food when they visit Seremban.

 When we reached Pasar Besar Seremban, we parked our car on the road side.

 Chew Chee Long takes his Canon Camera Bag from the car booth and ready for the adventure.
 A good morning body stretch to start the day...at the ground floor of the Pasar Besar Seremban.
 A brother stuffs the sliced brinjal with minched meat. A friendly guy who is really good with his hands.
SURPRISE!!! One of our workmate's mother who happen to open a stall here, GERAI MAKANAN DAN MINUMAN SENG HING. A very friendly lady with lots of joy in her heart and very generous with her smile. Having a drink here with a bowl of Tow Kee Hakka Mee from next door is just perfect.

Now for our real target: TOW KEE HAKKA MEE

GPS Coordinates: 2.729633, 101.93679
 Tow Kee Hakka Mee is stalll number 810, just on the left of Gerai Makanan dan Minuman Seng Hing. You may sit at the Geri Makanan dan Minuman Seng Hing and order the hakka Mee here.
We ordered two bowl of Hakka Mee. It's noodles fried with minched meat. The texture is perfect, not too soft and not too oily. The taste is real good and mixed well with the flavour of the minched meat. I would say, it's worth the long journey.

 The owner of the Tow Kee Hakka Mee appearance is deceiving as his appearance looks unfriendly and fierce but once to get to him, he is more than willing to share his passion for his work and his Hakka Mee.

It's a perfect teamwork as his wife also has a very good hands in preparing Hakka Mee for the customers.

 Chew Chee Long takes his shots of the food served.
 HIONG KEE MEE HOON SOTONG is at Stall number 753 which is located a the far end corner on the first floor of Pasar Besar Seremban. If you can not find, then look for the man using his hand to fried the mee hoon.
He is frying the mee hoon with his bare hands in a big wok with the fire blazing beneath the wok. When it's abit dry, he adds some oil to the Mee Hoon.  He is busy frying when I talk to him and he said, "Why are you talking in Malay? You are not Chinese? I respond with, "I am from Sawarak."
And he chipes with "Ooo Sarawak, Sibu ke?"
Ah! He nailed me right there and I respond, "I am."
I ask him for some shots and he respond with, "Sure! "

According to him, he has been doing these for years and his hands can bear the great heat of the wok and the fire but he has to move his hands real fast. He is a real Kungfu master.
Hiong Kee Mee Hoon Sotong is served. Tasty and yummy.
After Pasar Besar Seremban, we head for Taman Senawang Jaya in search for RESTORAN ASIA at  341, Taman Senawang Jaya where a famous Curry Noodle is served.

 When we arrived at Restoran Asia some of the locals have their share of the curry noodles.
 GPS coordinates: N 2°42'8", E 101°57'14"

 The curry noodles stall with it's owner who claimed to have been in this curry noodles business for 30 years. She is friendly and love to share information on her curry noodles.
We ordered two bowls of Curry Noodles and one Nasi Lemak.

 My verdict on this Curry Noodle: Perfectly cook, taste great with perfect curry mixer, not too spicy. Once you eat, you feel you want more.
Nasi Lemak: The rice is well cook with good mixer of cocunut taste. The paste is not too hot and great taste.

You may doubt but here is the face expression of those who taste the Restoran Asia Curry Noodles.

 Ask Chew Chee Long: Very nice. Don't ask me. I am busy.

 Ask Irene: SSSsssss...Nice!!! Stop take photo! Eat lo!!
 Ask Agnes: Very nice!! You don't eat, I eat yours.

The reaction of the Curry Noodles seller: Thank you! Thank you!! Come again!!

 Even the street fruit seller gives a big laugh when I commented on her bright red T shirt which shows her bright days ahead.
 Then off we go again but this time we head for our hotel, NAZA.TALYYA, a 3 Star hotel.
We will stay in this hotel for the night.
 Now our Timex watch shows 12.17PM and we will check in at 2.00PM as per the Hotel Front Office staff

Be right back with Walk in Malacca Street....Next

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