Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Happy Golfing at Medan 2012 - Day 1

This is my first time going to Medan and used to hear people visiting Lake Toba but we are not going to any lakes but purely playing 3 solid rounds of golf.
We checked into Danau Toba International Hotel the minute we landed in Medan.
It's seems that whenevcer you go to Medan you must try the Nasi Padang, Ibrahim, our tansport provider for the 3 days recommended us to Restoran Gaurada.
I like the friendly staff here and the restaurant is clean and cosy.

Gurame Goreng Special
Ayam Pop Garuda - My Favourite pick especially eaten with sambal.
Ayam Goreng Bumbu
Poached Taipocal leaves with super duper sambal.
Juice Martabe - Passion fruit & terong Belanda (Dutch eggplant)
Ayam Gulai - another delicious chicken choice.
Our first meal in Medan at Restoran Garuda was awesome, so many dishes I almost wanted every single dish of them.....drooling and truly in a "Tham Chiak" mode.
Initially we were supposed to play at Bukit Barisan GC but due to the uncertainty of the weather we changed plan to play at the second course i.e. Graha Metropolitan GC which was nearer to where we were and the weather was improving.
Though the ground was still wet but the condition was getting better.... somehow or rather we must play.
Cat....why there are so many cats in the golf courses in Medan, in Hatyai it was dogs. Just trying to figure why?
Lovely golf course.
Friendly caddies with good local knowledge especially when we needed them to read the line of putt. Mostly importantly the sky was getting brighter.
I enjoyed walking the 18 holes and the weather was perfect after a morning rain.
The drink hut of Graha Metropolitan GC and there was one special food I like most.
Fried Tofu stuffed with mixed veggies, just out from the wok it was warm and magnificent.
After the break it was time for the second half of the game. There were couple of bets tied up in our games in Medan and they were all for meals...so I shall relax, shot and swing in the golf courses. 
Out of the 3 courses we played in Medan I rate this one No.2

We shall return to Graha Metropolitan!!!

Ruko Graha Metropolitan 88-90, JL Kapten Soemarsono, 1-A, Medan, Indonesia
Telefon: (0)6 1848 4023

We were glad to be able to finish the golf game with a result generated, which will determine several issues like who will be paying for the dinner?
 Restoran Asia Seafood, everyone can eat and the place is halal. 
Located at Jalan Jenderal Gatot Subroto, Medan. 
GPS : 3.592868,98.668363
At the boat we picked our choice of seafood and others.
I want these prawns will be on our table.
One of them is eating free tonight and the other is paying, guess who?
The prawns you saw earlier steamed with egg white, the only concern is cholesterol when looking at the richness of the prawns' heads.
This fried petai and it was our first time eating fried petai, it tasted good despite it's oily.
Egg omellette with local oysters.
Stir fried Kangkong with chopped garlic.
A fresh grouper fish steamed in Teowchew version.
BBQ brinjal with sambal belacan.
Chicken cubes fried with sliced ginger for our continuous indulgence of food & drinks.
Oue bottle of Singleton whiskie was not enough for the night, fortunately there were others to supplement us. 
Good night see you at Bukit Barisan tomorrow for Battle No.2.

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