We decide to have a vegetarian meal for weekend dinner, went to Mahkota Cheras and wanted to try “養聖齋” that strongly recommended by my sister. Too it was closed for the time we reached there, surf around and saw a shop named “Yigaho” (一家好), so we went it to dine.
The shop looks good with greenish theme, plant based colours with words of healthy, wheat grass and organic around that lead me thought this is a vegetarian restaurant, but i am totally wrong! it is a normal restaurant that sells meat dishes after all.
If you looking for noodles and rice, the place will only 4 to 5 selections, where others are snacks and breads.
Seems like wheat grass are their main product that the waitress keep on pushing it when we ordered plain water. The wheat grass drink taste neutral without strong grass smell, grass was blended into very smooth that won’t have you choke as one that i have tried before. Thanks to them by adding lemon on the water to add in some taste.
卤肉饭 (minced pork rice) with pork, half boil egg, two pieces of vege and sea grass.
卤肉拉面 (minced pork ramen) with pork, sliced cucumber, sliced carrot, sea grass and vege.
I give a rating of 5.0/10, the environment is good and food taste not bad. But personally, i don’t really like the use of vege, healthy and organic terms that they on their banner, board and menu that mislead me to think it is a vegetarian restaurant.
Went to KLIA2 to fetch my partner on first day of Airasia totally moved to the new Kuala Lumpur Internaltional airport 2. I was impressed about the building as the place looks many times better and comfortable compare to LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal). Here is the official website for KLIA2, KLIA2 Next Generation HUB, mobile application for the airport can be download at: MAHB Airports.
Hereby i share some gathered information about where to eat for Laos trip on last year. It covers Vientiane and Luang Prabang, as for Vang Vieng, majority of the restaurants are gathered on main street which is easily access.
Vientiane locate at borderline of Laos and Thailand, foods are more or less similar between two, which taste towards salty and spicy. As Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang are placed in middle of country which is mountain area, seafood and fruits is less seen compare to Vientiane that imported from Thailand. Food source from farming and river are more common at Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. Never spot any famous fast-food franchises such as McDonald and KFC in the trip, but there are numbers of European restaurants such as France and Italians.
Sticky rice and bamboo shoot related dishes are very common in Luang Prabang where you can find it in most of the Laos restaurant and local market. According to our guide, steamed sticky rice is famous because it can kept for a longer period, stuffy that a person won’t feel hungry easily, easier to store and access as snack. Other than those two above, some famous dishes are Larb / Laap – spicy mixture of marinated meat/fish, Tam mak hoong – spicy green papaya salad and Rice Cracker.
a) Restaurants at Vientiane
i) Scandinavian Bakery
ii) Sunset Sala Khounta (Bar)
iii) Anna Grilled Duck
iv) Kualao Restaurant
vi) Douang Deuane
vii) Bunmala Restaurant
viii) Soukvemarn Lao Food
ix) Le Belle Epoque
Others: Le Provencal Restaurant (nearby Nam Phou Faountain), Khop Chai Deu (Rue Setthathilath Road), Khao Nio (sticky rice), Centerpoint Fruit Shake Corner (only at night), Vegetarian Restaurants (near Cultural Hall and Talat Sao), Morning food market (west side), Delicious noodle – end of Rue Saylom and next to green Fuji Film shop, Ban Anou Night Market – pho made with hand pulled noodle, little lettuce wrapped snacks with peanut filling, small rice pancakes
b) Restaurants at Luang Prabang
i) Saburo Khao Soy-Lao Coffee
ii) Khmu Restaurant & Spa
iii) Lao Lao Garden Bar and Restaurant
iv) Tum Tum Cheong Restaurant (cooking school)
Others: Mekong Weed Crackers, Tam Mak houng (Papaya salad), vegetarian buffet at night market (nearby Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre), Sisavangvong street
**Refer Google documents here for the map: Laos Food
After gathering up, we depart to Serendah old town for breakfast. Serendah old town is worth to visit as there are plenty of nice foods here. We have tried wan tan mee at “Kedai Kopi Yee Kee” before, this time our organiser took us to Sam Hing Restaurant to try on their signature foods.
Other than the coffee shop, you can visit morning market at the back street, shop for a pair Kampung Adidas (RM 8.00) at Fook Hing Loong, buy 煎隆包 from Yee Kee coffee shop or snacks from Pasar Pagi to picnic at Sungai Chilling.
This is my second visit to Sungai Chilling Waterfall on May, we are lucky the rain only hit the area after all of us finished trekking. Seems like it is better choice to visit Malaysia’s waterfall on morning compare with afternoon. Based on my experiences, the rain often start from around 14:00, which includes hiking/ trekking in area of Klang valley, Selangor, Seremban, Sabah and Kuantan.
Parking are available along road side, here is the entrance map. Entrance fee are RM 1.00 per person, you will need to sign-in and sing-out for security purpose. Trekking will take more than an hour leisure walk, no steep ascending unless you are going to the 3rd level of waterfall.
Visitors will need to cross 6 rivers (includes the stream under suspension bridge) to arrive waterfall. It is advise to wear slipper with good grips, crocs, teva sandals or my most recommend rubber shoes “Kampung Adidas“.
Kampung Adidas wearing in action, excellent grip while crossing stream and trekking in topical forst. Do note it might hurt your feet if you are wearing it for the first time and without socks.
We went on early May weekend, the river seems shallower compare to last visit and dead pitcher plants can be seen along side of trail.
Butterflies are enjoying sun bath on the rock. Lots of butterflies can be spot this round, but there are also big numbers of bees around area of 6th stream, 1st level waterfall, 3rd level waterfall and toilet near registration centre.
Those bees only follow few specific peoples and even land on them, you may refer why this situation happen at these forum: Why do bees follow me all the time? and Why do bees and wasps like to chase me, and show no interest in people who aren’t afraid of bees? . However, it won’t attack or sting you unless accidentally press or hit on the bees.
As usual, the first level often crowded on weekend. We went up to 3rd level that require to hike steep trail for another 15 minutes.
Trail to third level can be found before you crossed the 6th stream.
Rainbow waterfall spotted at the second level, such a waste there are no trail to reach in second level which it consist a big pool and great waterfall.
Reached third level waterfall, surprised us that there are a uniform team doing abseiling training and RTM camera man are doing shooting with interviews. Luckily we are able to share the pool and chilax in the cool fresh water.
End of our trekking, as you can see, the sport shoes seems to be a bad choice with one peeling of out-sole and another injured on knee.
After trekking, our great organiser brought us to the famous Teng Wun bakery to collect our pre-ordered Durian cake and Kaya puff. I strongly recommend you to try on Durian cake, remember to pre-order days before, it won’t be available on the spot as Kaya Puff. Price list can be refer here and a 0.5kg Durian cake will cost RM 28.00.
For our late lunch, our organiser lead us to Serendah Tom Yam (桥头酸辣汤) beside the bridge and nearby Serendah Old Town. The place is quite hidden as the entrance is narrow, and there are no signboard or banner for the restaurant. Spot the road beside the bridge, turn into first junction and first building with trees and river beside is your destination.