Before that, further to the previous post, about landsliding meringues, you can now view a picture of the said disaster at the birthday victim's blog.
During the Easter weekend, (yes, I know, it's not a public holiday or anything of the sort), my cell group, spearheaded by godson's mother, organised a trip to Kampar. This sleepy town used to be one of the towns you'd have to pass before the North South Highway was built, if you wanted to go to Ipoh, and is famed for its chicken biscuits, CB for short.
Thanks to the comments of one reader who managed to scare the wife, I shall no longer be posting photos of the kids on any blog, nor shall I be referring the to family, so I shall just stick to photographs of food, and possibly scenery.
Anyway, what's there to do in Kampar, I hear the chorus of voices in unison. You'll be surprised. For starters, friend's family owns this spanking new hotel there, called the hotel grand kampar, new, clean and very reasonably priced. And yes, quite grand, with rooftop pool and all. The rooms are huge, and adequately finished. No carpeting, thank goodness.
Upon arrival, we had lunch at Kow Kee...since the locals brought us, it must be good. It was good, but the shop owner didn't use their common sense in dispensing the portions of food, as there was wayyyy too much. The large dish of big head prawns was very well fried, except there was enough shrimp to feed a whale. We were so hungry, that I think I forgot to take pics of most of the food, and in any case, my camera is still on the blink and I was relying on cheaplak camera.
The steamed egg with century egg had a lovely smooth texture, ....it surely can't be that difficult to get smooth steamed egg. Wonder what's the secret.
A huge, and I mean HUGE, catfish. I didn't really care much for the taste of catfish, but the sauce was very good. There were a couple of other dishes, which now escape me, but all in all, it was a fabulous meal, although the bill, was staggering. Poor hostess refused to accept payment and belanja-ed us all. Hey, thanks a lot again.
Dinner was at another famous restaurant, Yow Kee. They have these delectable looking breads filled with curry chicken.
The curry chicken is the chinese style curry chicken, I can't really describe what I mean by that, but it's different from the malay curry chicken, if you know what I mean. Help!!! Anyway, the bread is actually edible, and goes very well with the curry sauce.
This pork dish, served with mantaus had to be the best dish of the night. So much so, after the first plate came, we immediately ordered another. I would have taken more pics, but I was borrowing a friend's lumix (dunno which model) and they JUST sent me the photos, in very large file sizes.
The dinner at Yow Kee was exceedingly reasonably priced. I think we had the curry chicken buns, a patin fish, the pork, vegetables, tofu, for 12 adults, and 5 kids, all for about 175 bucks.