Selayang Makanthon, 26th October 2008
Since we hung out at Sailor Boy and Frankie’s turf last weekend, they decided to come all the way to Selayang the following weekend for some good Selayang food.
This makanthon started on Saturday night, 25th October at Zhen Liew Siang, a branch of my favorite restaurant in Sentul Boulevard. The boys prefer this Lau Heong compared to the one I used to frequent in Sentul Raya. I heard there was some sibling’s rivalry that brought about one of the brothers opened another shop in Sentul Boulevard. Dunno how true is that lah.
After the scrumptious dinner, we watched Mama mia at JK’s place. Meryl Streep can really sing, dance and jump around! And she is 65!! She looks fabulously fantastic!
The night ended with a bowl of curry laksa and char kueh teow, and 20 sticks of satay along Jalan Ipoh. The satay is quite superb, really!
FRIM, pic courtesy from JK
The next morning, the boys came early to pick me up to FRIM. It was a lucky day for them. Since the Canopy Walk is closed for renovation, the walk is actually open for free to public. I guess when it’s ready again for visitors, we need to do prior booking and pay a small fee to go up the Canopy walk. The boys had a whale of time walking the canopy walk and not to mention doing some cam-whoring.
Curry claypot pan mein, pic courtesy from AJ
After the grueling exercise, I took the fellas to the claypot pan mein I raved about at the market area. The claypot pan mein comes in three varieties. You can order the dry one (kon lou), curry or soup. You have to mention “claypot” to them or else, they would stupidly give you a normal pan mein without claypot which tastes nothing near the claypot goodness! You also get to choose fine, coarse or “shredded” noodles. I personally prefer the fine noodles.
Claypot kon lou pan mein, pic courtesy from AJ
The claypot lou shu fan is fantastic too. That is why my dad always have this claypot lou shu fan at least once a week.
Claypot Lou Shu Fun
At the same time, I ta-paoed some nasi lemak for them to sample. I thought I couldn’t find replacement to the nasi lemak I once bought near Public Bank at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng when I was working around the area till I found this stall manned by a man in ketayap, selling nasi lemak just outside E One restaurant near the Shell petrol station in Selayang. His rendang kerang is to die for!
Kick ass nasi lemak
Next, we went to the Hot Spring, about 5 minutes away from my house. I couldn’t believe that I never been to this place despite being so near. I was not aware till JK asked me about the place! Bring your pails along though! I think nobody would want to bathe using the water if you dunk your smelly feet in!
Uncle boiling his “eggs” in a pail. LOL!
There is nothing to shout about this place but I heard stories of people coming here from all over Kuala Lumpur to fetch some of the water here to bring home to their sickly elderly parents. The water is believed to have healing properties and could cure some skin or aching feet ailments. And also, the hot water can remain hot for 6 hours even after they were brought back home.
The best times to go to Hotspring is probably late evening. If you go in the afternoon, it doesn’t make sense because it’s so damn freaking hot!! Haha! There were a few makan shops at the side of the area, so I guess it’s pretty safe to go at night.
There is a sign board which show quite funny instructions though.
Sign board, pic courtesy from AJ
Dilarang memakai seluar dalam ketika mandi? So, are we supposed to skinny dip here? LOL!
After the hot spring, we went to Batu Caves. I couldn’t believe after all the trekking in FRIM, I actually scaled the 272 steps to the temple on top! Wah.. what an achievement! There were not many people visiting Batu Caves on Sunday. I guess most people chose to go back to their hometowns for the long weekend.
The mischevious monkey, I think he’s actually smiling!
Beware of the monkeys! They would come for you if you bring anything in plastic bags!
Yummy fried rice
After the hiking, trekking and climbing, we went to have this fried rice and lala chien in Selayang. It was a good way to wrap up the day as some of the boys have other plans at night.
I went home, took my bath and laid flat on my back for 3 hours of nap, only to be awakened to go for another round of dinner at Lau Heong at Sentul Raya with other set of friends. We called it a night after watching a very bad movie, Bangkok Dangerous starring Nicholas Cage in KLCC.
Kepong Makanthon, 27th October 2008
The BKT in Desa Aman Puri I am talking about can be found at Bak Kut Teh Klang Yip Yong, the same row as Ho Yee Kei prawn mee shop. It’s hard to miss it because there is a huge roasted duck figurine just next to the shop, belonging to another shop lah.
The super yummy dry BKT!
I don’t know if they really are from Klang, but this is the dry BKT version – cooked with black soya sauce with a hint of burning charcoal smell. Don’t let this black stuff turn you off! It’s really THAT good! It comes with the wet version too. We had both dry and wet BKT to satiate our hunger pangs.
To cut the long story short, after brunch and shopping at the Curve for six hours marathon, we ended the day with an early dinner of Thai cuisine at Chiang Rai Style restaurant, also in Desa Aman Puri.
I think I seriously need to go on a strict diet!!