11 Jalan Kampung Pantai
Coordinates: 2.196764, 102.249720
After all the glorious food that we’ve having
the past few days we wanted to make an effort to walk off the calories this
morning. We left our budget hotel and planned to walks along Jonker Walk until
we reached the riverside, and from there we planned to walk the entire length
of the river or for as far as the path along the river took us.
First walking along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock we
headed to Jalan Tokong until its end, and proceeded to Jalan Tukang Emas. We then
headed north east along Jalan Hang Kasturi and then south east along Jalan
Kampung Pantai meaning to get to pedestrian bridge at Kampung Jawa.
|the typical diminutive restaurant|
|the signboard says something else?|
But before we got to the bridge we were enticed
by a diminutive restaurant that seemed to be well patronized. We walked in and
promptly ordered two servings of their house specialty, the 豬肉羹 which Cat could only roughly translate as pork soup or pork stew.
|the 'pork stew'|
|the unique yam rice|
|time to eat!|
Quite similar to 1
Bak Kut Teh, this particular
variant of the pork stew is full of flavor and coupled with their unique yam rice
presents quite a unique experience.
1a Chinese soup that literally means "meat
bone tea", and at its simplest, consists of meaty pork ribs simmered in a
complex broth of herbs and spices (including star anise, cinnamon, cloves, dang
gui, fennel seeds and garlic) for hours. Additional ingredients may include
offal, varieties of mushroom, choy sum, and pieces of dried tofu or fried tofu
puffs. Additional Chinese herbs may include yu zhu (玉竹, rhizome of
Solomon's Seal) and ju zhi (buckthorn fruit), which give the soup a sweeter,
slightly stronger flavour. Light and dark soy sauce are also added to the soup
during cooking and garnished with chopped coriander or green onions and a
sprinkling of fried shallots, and usually eaten with rice.
We then continued our mission to walk off the
calories gained the past few days, as well as newly acquired ones!
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