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Sunday, 9 January 2022

Restoran DE LISBON

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

An exceptionally long time ago we remembered having dinner here once in a wooden stall on stilts, and we had the best ever Curry Debal (or Devilled Curry to some). The rows of wooden huts have since been replaced by a row of brick-and-mortar stalls. Fast forward a decade later and we remember frequenting Stall Number 8 named De Costa run by Roy (Ah Loy) that served decent Curry Debal. This stall underwent a change of ownership and our beloved Curry Debal was no more.

A quick search on the internet touted Restoran De Lisbon as having possibly the best version of Curry Debal. Well, this is an opportunity not to be missed. A Grab car ride later and we found ourselves at the Portuguese Square, and we quickly found ourselves seated and perusing their menu.

With little haste we ordered the:

  • Curry Debal (of course!) for RM25.00
  • Sambal Petal Sotong (Squid in Sambal with Stinky Beans) for RM30.00
  • Fried Brinjals for RM10.00
  • Several helpings of plain white Rice for RM2.00
  • A large bottle of Tiger Beer for RM19.00
  • Orange Juice and Mineral Water for RM5.00
  • (We later added) Fried Rice to go, for the Millennial for RM6.00

We admit that this proper Portuguese banquet cannot be considered everyday food for the everyday man by any stretch of the imagination. However, seeing as it was our last day in Melaka, we felt that it was only right that we splurge a little, and paid RM97.00 (approximately USD23/EUR20) for this handsome feast. 

And what do we think of their Curry Debal? The Wall Street Journal lists their version of the delicious devilled spicy vinegary goodness as the top three, and we couldn't agree more.

Thus ends our series of videos on Melaka, we hope to come back soon to continue our adventure in Melaka!

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📍 Location:

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PORTUGUESE Settlement

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

Yet again breakfast proved to be enough to sustain us through lunch. We stayed home and nibbled at some leftover cakes and desserts from our previous Grabfood purchase from Baba Charlie. Also, the Eu Char Kueh proved to be adequate enough to power us through the afternoon.

We spent the afternoon watching movies on Netflix while Brendan watched the latest Matrix movie at Dataran Pahlawan. Evening time came and we made plans to visit the Portuguese Settlement nearby and have dinner there as well. The Millennial declined to join us since he had yet another assignment to complete.

We hailed a Grab car and reached the Portuguese Settlement at almost dusk. We took a stroll along the jetty and back, and then headed to the Portuguese Square to have dinner at Restoran De Lisbon. After an excellent meal we spent time at the Christ the Redeemer Statue while waiting for our Grab car to take us back to the apartment.

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📍 Location:
Portuguese Settlement, Melaka - https://goo.gl/maps/v8cDyL8Cd9vQKVCc6
Portuguese Settlement, New Jetty - https://goo.gl/maps/P9tvDaaeha4eA9oX9
Christ the Redeemer Statue - https://goo.gl/maps/2qDnzBE2BfLnD54r5

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

JONKER Walk-About

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

After a hearty breakfast we walked southeast along Lorong Hang Jebat until we reached San Shu Gong, a retail store selling local products. We stopped by to get some souvenirs for our neighbours consisting of what else but local White Coffee.

We then walked northeast along Jalan Hang Jebat, or more famously known as Jonker Street. We walked the entire length of Jonker Street to its end where it met up with Jalan Tokong. We doubled back and stopped by Gu Pong Enterprise to get a box of the Millennial's favourite pineapple tarts. We continued northwest along Jonker Street to its end, then walked across the Melaka River and Jalan Laksamana to take a rest under the tree at Queen Victoria's Fountain.

Still recovering from the ravages of Covid-19 meant that we could not manage more than a kilometre at a time, and so we ended our walkabout here at the Stadhuys.

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📍 Location:
Gu Pong Enterprise 古邦土产专卖店 - https://goo.gl/maps/hCY3vvch34WMRWrP9
Queen Victoria's Fountain - https://goo.gl/maps/6Fh1dfth5yRugVUZ7

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

LUNG ANN Refreshments

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Melaka Trip Day 3! 

A large bottle of Heineken last night meant that I would wake up later than normal this morning.

The plan this morning was to head to Lung Ann Refreshments early this morning for breakfast, and although it was close to 10am by the time we got ready to leave we decided to try our luck anyway. The Millennial did not join us since he had planned to watch the new Matrix movie over at Dataran Pahlawan on his own.

Lung Ann is notoriously hard to get a table, but somehow, we managed to snare ourselves one. As is always the case we ordered the:

  • 2 sets of Grilled Bread for RM4.40
  • 2 sets of Half Boiled Eggs for RM5.20
  • Iced Tea and Coffee for RM7.40
  • (We later added) A bowl of Teo Chew noodles for RM5.00

This proper everyday breakfast for the everyday man came to only RM22.00 (approximately USD5.20/EUR4.60), we've been coming all these years and you bet we'll be coming here again and again!

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📍 Location:
Lung Ann Refreshments 隆安茶室 - https://goo.gl/maps/dFHqKcGMkFDYiWu7A

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Saturday, 8 January 2022

MELAKA Meandering

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Melaka Trip Day 2! 

Turned out the Pan Mee (Flour Noodles) we had for breakfast earlier in the morning kept us full till lunch. We ended up ordering a variety of cakes and other assorted dessert for lunch from Grabfood courtesy of our favourite Melaka outlet, Baba Charlie. We went a little overboard and ended up spending RM54 (approximately USD13/EUR11), but it was well worth it since everything we ordered were delicacies not found in Kuala Lumpur.

We came back to the apartment and had a short nap. Before we knew it evening was upon us, and we hailed a Grab car to Dataran Pahlawan for some sight-seeing and shopping. The Millennial opted to stay home and rest after a long night finishing up his assignment.

To our dismay our favourite low-cost clothing outlet Max Fashion was closed. Cat was also distraught to see her favourite clothing store holding a going out of business sale. We however found solace in Brand's Outlet where quite a few articles of clothing were bought!

Shopping out of the way we hailed another Grab car to our favourite Eu Char Kueh (Chinese Crullers) stall situated outside Mei Sin Cafe. This area used to our regular stomping ground since we always put up at Ramada Plaza Hotel nearby (before its untimely demise last year) each time we visited Melaka. Interestingly enough, the Cantonese version of these delectable pastries is called ‘yau char kwai,’ or deep-fried devils!

We then walked a few metres down the street to order some Chinese food to go. For as far as we can remember Lu Yeh Yen has been our default Chinese restaurant in Melaka. We were glad that they were still doing good business, mostly customers ordering take-aways from Grabfood, Food panda and the like.

We ordered the following dishes to go:

  • Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice for Brendan at RM12.00
  • Ginger Pork with Rice for Cat at RM12.00
  • Fried Noodles for me at RM7.00

This wholesome Chinese feast came to a very reasonable RM31.00 (approximately USD7.40/EUR6.50), and we sincerely hope that Lu Yeh Yen continues to strive under these challenging times. Needless to say, we wholeheartedly recommend this Chinese restaurant to everyone!

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📍 Locations:
Favourite Eu Char Kueh (Mei Sin Cafe) - https://goo.gl/maps/2wPxjZyv7C9W73iF9
露夜园海鲜酒家 Restaurant Lu Yeh Yen - https://goo.gl/maps/TeHU7xufMcrbWMT29

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.
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• DJI Pocket 2
• Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85
• Panasonic Lumix G Vario 12-60mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 
• Panasonic Lumix G 20mm ƒ/1.7
• Huawei P30
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TECK ANN Chinese Medicine

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Melaka Trip Day 2! 

After our excellent breakfast at DeXingLung Kopitiam, we took a walk along Jalan Bunga Raya as Cat wanted to replenish her supplies of Chinese herbs and medicine.

Teck Ann Chinese Medicine has been her firm favourite for as long as we can remember, and she gleefully went through her list. She bought some:

  • Xiāo Dú Skin Disinfectant & Sterilising Pills for RM70.00
  • Corn, or Clavus powder for RM25.00
  • Ulcer powder for RM15.00

With an investment of RM110.00 (approximately USD26/EUR23) our traditional Chinese pharmaceutical needs were fulfilled!

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📍 Location:
Teck Ann Chinese Medicine - https://goo.gl/maps/Utvm1Mx85YnikZgu5

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

德興隆 咖啡店 DeXingLung Kopitiam

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Melaka Trip Day 2! 

I woke up pretty early and did some work on the laptop before waking Cat up. The Millennial decided to sleep in and didn't join us for breakfast. 

We headed to Bunga Raya for breakfast intending to have breakfast at Restoran Kok Keong https://goo.gl/maps/UnkXUxufeCytEG3k8 but alas it was closed. As they say, one door closes and another one opens and so we headed right across to DeXingLung Kopitiam, a pork-free restaurant serving home made Pan Mee (Flour Noodles). The proprietress was a kind lady who allowed us to film her. 

Since it was just the two of us, we ordered the:

Pan Mee in Soup was RM7.50
Dry Pan Mee was RM7.50
Chicken and Fish meatballs were RM7.50

This proper everyday meal for the everyday man came to only RM22.50 (approximately USD5.40/EUR4.70), and you bet we'll be coming here again!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
德興隆 咖啡店 DeXingLung Kopitiam - https://goo.gl/maps/e6buokZKXsUXAY217

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Friday, 7 January 2022

Newton Food Court (Melaka)

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Melaka Trip Day 1! 

After checking into our apartment, we showered and change into fresh garments. We made sure to put each article of clothing we wore into the wash, as is our practice at home. 

Later in the evening we decided to have dinner at an old familiar place. The Millennial had an assignment to work on and did not join us.

We have been coming to Newton Food Court for an awfully long time now. The very definition of a Malaysian food court serving all manner of street food, Newton has almost everything you could ever wish for.

We walked around checking out every stall but eventually settled on our customary dishes consisting of:

  • Ikan Pari Bakar (Grilled Stingray) at RM38.80
  • 10 sticks of Satay at RM10.00
  • 2 glasses of Iced Chinese Tea at RM1.40

This proper everyday meal for the everyday man came to RM50.20 (approximately USD12/EUR11). You bet we'll be coming here again and again each time we visit Melaka.

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📍 Location:

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

MAHKOTA Residence Melaka

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Melaka Trip Day 1! 

Approximately half an hour after our lunch at the Air Keroh R&R we arrived at our appointed Airbnb apartment. Depending on where you search the place that we will be staying for the next three days could be called Mahkota Hotel, Mahkota Residence or even Costa Mahkota Condo. 

This hotel and serviced apartments have a special place in our hearts. An awfully long time ago (15 years ago to be exact) I was temporarily posted here for a month at the newly opened branch. My company put me up here at Mahkota Hotel for the entire duration of the posting. It was December and it being the school holidays Brendan had the time of his life spending every moment he could at the swimming pool.

15 years later and we are back again, although Mahkota Hotel succumbed to the ravages of the pandemic. The apartment we booked was hosted by Victor, a Super Host in more ways than one. Located on the 9th Floor of Wing 3, Lotus Tower the apartment has been renovated and turned into a very chic and modern abode.

We'll let the videos describe the apartment. If you are planning a trip to Melaka, we highly recommend Victor's portfolio of apartments and homes on Airbnb. You can refer to his profile https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/11145548 for a complete list of his well-appointed units.

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📍 Location:

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AIR KEROH R&R (Southbound)

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Melaka Trip Day 1! 

Since coming back from Kuala Terengganu, and subsequently testing positive for Covid-19 in late November we spent our entire time in our apartment. Even through the Christmas period right up to New Year's we obediently stayed home, except for the odd outing for errands and to celebrate Cat' birthday.

Eager to move on from the recent medical misfortune while at the same time ever mindful of keeping safe, we made a spur of the moment booking with Airbnb for an apartment in Melaka town for the weekend. Learning from our past mistakes in Kuala Terengganu, we vowed to only stay in Airbnb apartments that had a washing machine so that we could observe our strict SOPs. As is our usual practice at home, each time we come back from an outing we will shower, change our clothes, and immediately wash each article of clothing. Hotel rooms will no longer be considered at this point in time.

Before we could make our way to Melaka, I had to attend a scheduled medical check-up at KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital. I concluded the check-up at noon, and we took a leisurely drive down to Melaka (I haven't been behind the wheel for a while, not since coming back from Kuala Terengganu).

After a leisurely two-hour drive, we decided to have lunch at the Air Keroh R&R for lunch. After a short stroll along the stalls:

  • Cat ordered the Nasi Lemak with Sotong (Squid) for RM5.50
  • I ordered the Nasi Lemak with Ayam Goreng Berempah (Crispy Spiced Fried Chicken) for RM4.00
  • Brendan decided on the Nasi Kandar with Ayam Goreng ('Shouldered' Rice with Fried Chicken) for RM6.00
  • Our various beverages totalled RM6.70

This proper everyday breakfast for the everyday man came to RM22.20 (approximately USD5.40/EUR4.70) which was a very reasonable sum, and with lunch out of the way we continued our leisurely drive to Melaka town.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
R&R Ayer Keroh (Southbound) - https://goo.gl/maps/1ydyJ7d9pRsiXwYJ8

We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Kang San Ea Korean BBQ (Happy New Year 2022!)

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Happy New Year!
 
A lot has happened since we came back from Kuala Terengganu in late November. First and foremost, Cat and I contracted Covid-19 whilst on our trip there. We were tested positive on 26 November 2021, since we were classified as Category 1 patients were allowed to serve our quarantine at home. Brendan was negative and self-isolated himself in his room, thankfully he had a bathroom all to himself.
 
There was a time when my SpO2 (or oxygen saturation) levels dipped below 80%, and Cat was standing by to call an ambulance, but I managed to pull through after a few days. We eventually completed our Home Surveillance Order on 6 December 2021 and submitted ourselves to a check-up at the local Health Ministry's COVID-19 Assessment Centre on 8 December 2021. We passed our check-up, given a letter to certify that we had successfully served our quarantine and was asked to continue our recovery at home.

How was living with Covid-19 for the first 10 days? It was like suffering from altitude sickness, gasping for air at every slight exertion, non-stop diarrhoea, and inability to consume solid food. Cat did not suffer as much, since her CT levels were marginally lower than mine. I lost 8 kilograms in the first 10 ten days, and a further 2 kilograms since then due to lack of appetite.
 
How was the recovery? Truthfully, we are both still not where we were a month ago. Cat's sense of smell is somewhat affected, and she quickly gets out of breath each time she vacuums hour home. For a time, her voice sounded like she had a blocked nose, although it has improved. Food still mildly tastes like rust for me and walking 100 meters at a time leaves me gasping for air.
 
Okay, let's move on to a more cheerful topic. We first came to Kang San Ae amid the Hallyu wave craze way a decade ago and have been coming back ever since to celebrate birthdays and other special occasions. P/S Cat celebrated her birthday a day ago!

We were supposed to come here last night to celebrate Cat's birthday, but heavy rain deterred us. We changed our reservations since it was New Year’s Day and all, and as soon as we got there proceeded to order the 1Samgyeopsal, 2Dwaeji Galbi and 3Maeun Jjukumi Bokkeum for good measure; and as usual Brendan ordered his favourite 4Kimchi Jjigae.

1thick, fatty slices of pork belly meat similar to uncured bacon
2pork ribs seasoned with a typical ganjang-based sauce or gochujang-based sauce (chilli pepper condiment)
3baby octopus mixed with spicy sauce and vegetables
4stew-like Korean dish, made with kimchi and other ingredients, such as scallions, onions, diced tofu, pork, and seafood

It was a proper Korean feast that came to RM157.30 (approximately USD38/EUR33). For the amount of food served we would say that it was value for money, given that Korean cuisine in Malaysia is a novelty. We do recommend Kang San Ea to anyone looking for an authentic Korean experience that is as good as it gets in Kuala Lumpur.

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
 
We do what we can to support local businesses, and it's always good to know that everyone here observes all related SOPs, it helps make us feel safer and reassured.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

KT Trip Day 5 Recap

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 5! 

Today is our fifth and final day, and we hoped to have a productive time doing all the things that we had intended to do.

We headed to Pasar Kedai Payang bright and early in the morning for our customary market hunt, but stopped by the food court to have Laksa Kuah Putih for breakfast. Sustenance received, we started our market hunt that lasted for the better part of an hour and a half.

After our market hunt we stopped by my late Aunty's house to check on things, and bid a fond farewell. We promised to be back in a month or so to continue with the spring cleaning. 

On the way back to the hotel we thought we would visit my old Primary School, Sekolah Rendan Sultan Sulaiman 2 and boy how it has changed.

Knackered, we came back to the hotel and rested before walking down for lunch at Plan A.

We later picked Vinodh up and headed to Kampung Tok Jembal for Ikan Celup Tepung (literally Fish dipped in Flour). We made sure to be early and arrived there before 5pm. We had a seafood feast of flour-dipped fish (of course), prawns and squid, and ordered their Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters). We also ordered several plates of their Keropok Lekor for good measure.

An hour and a half of gorging later we made our way to Uptown Kontena and spent the evening there enjoying the sunset.

All good things must come to an end, and this video marks the end of our series of videos on Kuala Terengganu. We hope to be back soon to fulfil a promise we made my late Aunty, and to bring you along on another East Coast adventure!

(Do visit our YouTube Channel Have Perut Will Travel)

📍 Location:
Food Court Pasar Kedai Payang - https://goo.gl/maps/LPTAUZWCnHNB2qxH9
Pasar Kedai Payang (Baru) - https://goo.gl/maps/Su9K267KuLUACAHC8
Warung Bidara (Pokman) - https://goo.gl/maps/imiPV4f8dyJLXgmL9

Warung Bidara POKMAN

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 5! 

Eager to make up for yesterday's disappointment with the Ikan Celup Tepung (ICT for short, which literally means Fish dipped in Flour) we picked Vinodh up again at 4:30pm and within half an hour found ourselves back in Kampung Tok Jembal.

This time we were single minded in our purpose, and picked an ICT stall that Vinodh usually goes to when he needs to pick up his mother from Kuala Terengganu's Sultan Mahmud Airport. Located to the north and beside the runway, Vinodh will usually sit here at Warung Bidara Pokman and watch his mother's particular flight land before picking her up. Genius, right?

We went a little overboard and ordered a plate of everything they had to offer! We sampled their flour-dipped fish (of course), prawns and squid, while ordering their Pisang Goreng (Banana Fritters). To top things off we ordered several plates of their Keropok Lekor (and why not?) as well.

Vinodh was truly astonished by the amount by the amount of food we ordered, and was even more amazed that we managed to (almost) finish everything off. You could say we ended our KT trip with a bang!

Our meal came to RM77 (approximately USD18/EUR16) which in hindsight is very reasonable since we did go overboard when we ordered. We highly recommend Warung Bidara Pokman if you're looking for an authentic Ikan Celup Tepung experience.

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📍 Location:
Warung Bidara (Pokman) - https://goo.gl/maps/imiPV4f8dyJLXgmL9

Restoran Plan A

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 5! 

We came back to the hotel from our market hunt at Pasar Kedai Payang and rested for a bit. We made plans with Vinodh to try our luck with Ikan Celup Tepung later in the evening, so we decided to keep lunch light and simple at Plan A.

Located just beside our hotel, we came here two days ago for dinner but did not record any videos. This time around we made sure to showcase this cafe. We wanted to keep it light and ordered the:

• Grilled Chicken Chop (for the Millenial)
• Bun with Kaya and Butter
• Egg Mayo Sandwich
• and beverages all around

Our meal came to RM46.50 (approximately USD11/EUR10) which was a little pricey by local standards, but definitely on par with Kuala Lumpur prices. Still, we highly recommend Plan A if you're looking for a quick and easy cafe that is situated right in the heart of Kuala Terengganu.

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📍 Location:

PASAR KEDAI PAYANG Market Hunt

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 5! 

It is our fifth and final day in Kuala Terengganu, and we planned to cap off our trip with a market hunt here. The Millennial, knowing our gusto when it came to market hunts declined our invitation.

The former Pasar Kedai Payang (under renovation just next door) was divided into two: the ground floor was the wet market that sold a variety of kitchen items including fish, vegetables and traditional cakes. The upper floor was famous for selling clothes, especially Terengganu batik, silk, brocade cloth and Malay woven songket. The upper floor housed the food court as well that used to serve my favourite variety of Nasi Minyak.

The new Pasar Kedai Payang went horizontal, the spacious warehouse-like main annex now sells all manner of dry goods from keropok to batik and songket. The food court is located at the back, but for some reason I could not find my favourite variety of Nasi Minyak anymore.

Next to the main annex and to the right is a smaller single story structure where fish, meats, vegetables and fruits could be found. We found it to be quite cramped, but enjoyed the ambiance all the same.

This was only our second visit to the new Pasar Kedai Payang, and we hoped that our walkabout video did it justice. 

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📍 Location:
Pasar Kedai Payang (Baru) - https://goo.gl/maps/Su9K267KuLUACAHC8

AISAH AWANG Gerai 27 Pasar Kedai Payang

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 5! 

It is our fifth and final day in Kuala Terengganu, and we planned to cap off our trip with a market hunt at the Pasar Kedai Payang. Before commencing the hunt, we paid a visit to the food court here. 

The Millennial declined our invitation to the market hunt, and so it was just the two of us on this morning sojourn.

We broke the duck and finally had something other than Nasi Dagang at an unnamed stall. We noticed a small signboard that said "Aisah Binti Awang", and the stall's number was 27.

We had Laksa Kuah Putih at On The Way a few days ago, and this time we tried the same dish here as well.

The verdict? It was a different but equally good take on our favourite local noodle dish, and we were pleasantly surprised. And the damage? Together with a round of beverages for everyone the total came to an astonishing RM16.50 (approximately USD3.90/EUR3.50), talk about the everyday food for the everyday man!

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📍 Location:
Food Court Pasar Kedai Payang - https://goo.gl/maps/LPTAUZWCnHNB2qxH9

Saturday, 20 November 2021

KT Trip Day 4 Recap

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 4! 

We woke up incredibly early this morning and headed to the Nasi Dagang Atas Tol (NDAT) 3 outlet located at Jalan Hiliran, Kampung Tok Ku which was the nearest outlet to us. We read online that large crowds will form long queues, so we took the initiative to come as early as possible, in this case before 6:30am!

We are still not sure if there is such a thing as a 'better' Nasi Dagang, or just a case of different, but equally good.

The rest of the day was spent at my late Aunty's house, where we gave her kitchen and downstairs toilet a thorough washing and cleaning. We then headed to a laundromat nearby while having lunch at a cafe. We did not shoot any videos throughout the afternoon since we were quite knackered. Lunch and laundry sorted, we headed back to the hotel and had a long nap.

Late in the evening we made plans with my good old friend Vinodh to have dinner at one of the Ikan Celup Tepung (ICT, or fish dipped in flour) in the Seberang Takir area. Alas, we left our hotel at dusk, picked Vinodh up and by the time we reached Seberang Takir most ICT stalls had closed for the day.

Undeterred we drove up and down the coast from Seberang Takir to Tok Jmebal for an hour or so before calling it quits and headed back to Kuala Terengganu town. Vinodh then suggested we try his favourite late-night hangout that served an excellent version of the local Nasi Minyak (fragrant rice dish that can be directly translated to "Oily Rice") variant.

Tomorrow will be our fifth and final day, and we hope to have a productive time doing all the things that we intended to do. A market hunt is on the cards, so be sure to stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Nasi Dagang Atas Tol 3 - https://goo.gl/maps/J88JwhRciVBQUAaM9

Kedai Makan MYM

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 4! 

We had made plans with my good old friend Vinodh to have dinner at one of the Ikan Celup Tepung (ICT, or fish dipped in flour) in the Seberang Takir area. Alas, we left our hotel late in the evening, picked Vinodh up and by the time we reached Seberang Takir it was already dusk.

We drove around Seberang Takir for an hour before calling it quits and headed back to Kuala Terengganu town. Vinodh then suggested we try his favourite late-night hangout that served an excellent version of the local Nasi Minyak (fragrant rice dish that can be directly translated to "Oily Rice") variant.

Kedai Makan MYM is located in close proximity to the Pasar Kedai Payang and Istana Maziah. We placed our orders and sat down to enjoy Nasi Minyak like no other, and quite unlike the ones you will usually find in the West Coast of Peninsula Malaysia. Different, but amazing just the same.

This time around we were not able to quote the price of our meal for four, since Vinodh graciously footed the bill. All the same and believe you me it would not have breached RM10 per person!

If you're looking for a late-night meal do pay Kedai Makan MYM a visit, you won't be disappointed!

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📍 Location:

Nasi Dagang ATAS TOL

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 4! 

There is a debate raging about which Nasi Dagang is the best in Kuala Terengganu. This morning we aim to determine if there is such a thing as a 'better' Nasi Dagang, or it is just a case of different, but equally good.

We woke up incredibly early and headed to the Nasi Dagang Atas (NDAT) Tol 3 outlet located at Jalan Hiliran, Kampung Tok Ku which was the nearest outlet to us. We read online that large crowds will form long queues, so we took the initiative to come as early as possible, in this case before 6:30am!

Much has been said about NDAT, and we were excited to try their dishes. The Millennial had a long night of assignments and decided to give NDAT a miss, to his loss.

We promptly ordered, paid, and sat down sat down to enjoy (in our minds) the second best Nasi Dagang in all of Terengganu. We agree with Vinodh's conclusion that NDAT's Nasi Dagang has a sweeter gravy and better presented, but still thought Kak Pah's gravy held a slight edge in terms of authenticity of taste. It can be surmised from various opinions that my generation still prefer Kak Pah, while the younger set were inclined towards NDAT. Does it boil down to the 'sweet tooth' factor?

The entire breakfast including beverages for the both of us (Brendan was still asleep) came to RM14.00 (approximately USD3.30/EUR3) which in our minds was very reasonably priced given that NDAT was now a household name.

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📍 Location:
Nasi Dagang Atas Tol 3 - https://goo.gl/maps/J88JwhRciVBQUAaM9

Friday, 19 November 2021

KT Trip Day 3 Recap

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 3! 

The real reason we made plans to come back to Kuala Terengganu was to tend to my late Aunty's house. As soon as inter-state travel was allowed again, we made a solemn promise to visit and straighten out her house and see if we cannot make it a home once more.

But before that could happen, we need sustenance, and had breakfast at where else but Kak Pah Nasi Dagang. We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast of Nasi Dagang (for the second morning running) and headed to my Aunty's house to begin work but not before stopping by a Mr DIY for some much-needed provisions.

A gruelling but satisfying three hours later we were done and did not realise that it was past lunchtime. We made our way to On the Way (OTW) to give ourselves a treat after all that back breaking work, and OTW did not disappoint.

We then went back to the hotel and rested. There were no videos after that since we were completely knackered, and only had the strength to walk downstairs to have dinner at a cafe nearby.

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📍 Locations:
Medan Selera Batu Burok - https://goo.gl/maps/Di5wc3mNToXfGqoh9

Restoran ON THE WAY

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 3! 

We spent a gruelling but satisfying three hours at my Aunty's house sorting out her front porch, and by the time we were done lunchtime had quietly passed us by. Not wanting to dwell on the matter we immediately made our way to Kampung Cina, and to a local eatery called On the Way.

We heard so many good things about this place and we had our hopes up and were mighty glad we were not disappointed. Famished after all that arduous work we put in earlier we ordered the:

• Laksa Kuah Putih
• Laksa Kuah Merah
• Laksam Kuah Putih
• Cheesy Fries 
• Rojak Betik 
• and a multitude of beverages and fruit juices

To set the record straight, despite someone's insistence the Rojak Betik here does not resemble my favourite Ceranang at all!

Knowing that On the Way would not be cheap and partly to give ourselves a treat after all that hard labour we were kind of expecting our meal to come to RM76.20 (approximately USD18/EUR16). Still, we highly recommend On the Way if you're looking for delicious authentic Terengganu cuisine, just don't expect to find Ceranang here.

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📍 Location:

Spring Cleaning!

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 3! 

Breakfast sorted, we made our way to Jalan Sultan Ismail and to a house left behind by my late Aunty. She passed away (of natural causes) last year and living alone her house was left unattended for more than a year. We have not been to her house since her funeral all those months ago, with the pandemic putting paid each plan we made to come back here.

This time around as soon as inter-state travel was allowed again, we made a solemn promise to visit and straighten out her house and see if we cannot make it a home once more.

We have not much more to say on the matter, so we hope that the time-lapse footages taken will help us tell you, our story.

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📍 Location:

KAK PAH Nasi Dagang

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 3! 

There is a debate raging about which Nasi Dagang is the best in Kuala Terengganu. This morning we aim to determine if there is such a thing as a 'better' Nasi Dagang, or it is just a case of different, but equally good.

We have been coming regularly to Kak Pah for an awfully long time now, and to know that there is a pretender to her throne bodes well to the Nasi Dagang loving community here. She has been the standard bearer, and it is hard for us to imagine anyone being able to dethrone her.

We promptly ordered, paid, and sat down sat down to enjoy (in our minds) the best Nasi Dagang in all of Terengganu. The entire breakfast including beverages came to RM21.00 (approximately USD5/EUR4) which in our minds was still very reasonably priced given Kak Pah's fame.

We need to keep our strength up since we will be hard at work a little later in the day, so please stay tuned!

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📍 Location:
Medan Selera Batu Burok - https://goo.gl/maps/Di5wc3mNToXfGqoh9

Thursday, 18 November 2021

KT Trip Day 2 Recap

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Kuala Terengganu Trip Day 2! 

We meant to wake up early, but fatigue kept us in bed for longer than we expected. We finally managed to start our morning walkabout at 8:30am, walking the length of Kampung Cina and having breakfast at the market, Pasar Kedai Payang. Making a loop around the market we headed back to our hotel, before driving out to Batu Buruk beach for a very pleasant walk down memory lane. 

We came back and did our laundry at a laundromat near the hotel. It was an unpleasant experience with the fussy proprietor hovering over us watching every single thing we did. Social distancing is an alien concept for this pesky little man.

After laundry was done we chanced upon a stall across the street selling the most delicious pisang goreng (banana fritters) and enjoyed it too much that lunch was forgone.

Dinner however was a grand affair. My dear old friend Vinodh invited us to dinner at Restoran Ocean where we spent hours catching up while reminiscing on our times growing up in Kuala Terengganu.

Tomorrow will be an important but tiring day, since we will be fulfilling our true mission for coming back to Kuala Terengganu. Please stay tuned!

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📍 Locations:
ARENA Boutique Hotel Kuala Terengganu
China Town, Kuala Terengganu - https://goo.gl/maps/yoqvMxSvnJpoEJRM6
Pasar Besar Kedai Payang - https://goo.gl/maps/YfQfbUmgYfbCBWtFA
Warung Kak Sal Nasi Dagang - https://goo.gl/maps/DHMNifVYVDCjx7UF6