Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Highland Holidays Day 3: Homeward bound!

All good things must come to an end, and we leave for Kuala Lumpur today. We checked out early and had breakfast at a Chinese kopitiam in Tanah Rata (Restoran Sheng Ming, 18 Jalan Besar Tanah Rata 39000 Cameron Highlands, Coordinates: 4° 28' 14.50", 101° 22' 40.75"). We were actually here yesterday for lunch, after all that trekking up and down Rose Centre’s hill.

This restaurant's western breakfast set was pretty decent, surprisingly. In fact, it was better than the western breakfast we had yesterday (perhaps the fact that this was not kosher played a part on our tastebuds?).

This is a good place to sit and chill while watching Cameronians go about their daily lives. We marvelled at how petite the orang asal (aborigines?) were, and how everyone moved about at a relaxed and leisurely pace. Even the uncles having breakfast at the next table looked relaxed, they were there when we arrived and were still there when we left, now that's the life!

located in Tanah Rata
my tonic for the long drive back
Tanah Rata (northbound)
Tanah Rata (southbound)
erm, non-kosher western breakfast

We then headed back up to Kea Farm to buy some vegetables, and boy did we buy vegetables!

ooh la la
fresh!
where do we begin?
I got me some strawberry flavoured tea as well
take your time
there's no hurry
two bags full for less than RM50
don't forget the strawberries!
yeah, done shopping
will you help carry these already?
time to head back home L

Reaching Simpang Pulai, we decided to have lunch in Ipoh, and came across a street with rows upon rows of restaurants selling the same dish. We settled on a shop (Restoran Ayam Tauge Lou Wong, 49 Jalan Yau Tet Shin 30000 Ipoh +6052544199, Coordinates: 4° 35' 38.50", 101° 5' 3.00") to find out was the fuss was about.

this street only sells one kind of food
the biggest shop here
so we gave it a try
waiting to be served

We honestly do not understand the hoopla surrounding this tauge (or bean sprout) chicken rice. Oh well, at least if anyone were to ask we can say we’ve tried, but we don’t have to say we enjoyed it.


pretty ordinary
steamed chicken
erm, bean sprouts
Cat doesn't look pleased
time to head home L

Thus ends our highland holidays… Cameron Highlands, we miss you already L

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