|It was on the first day of Hari Raya Puasa, 19 August 2012, Jimmy Chow organised an event to ride to Ampang Town for the famous Yong Tau Foo.|
|I was early that morning and decided to start my ride from RSC Jalan Raja.|
|The city was quiet on the first day of Raya and I slowly rode towards Pudu to meet the group.|
|Before that I stopped by at this coffee shop in front of Plaza Pudu for a bowl of hot porridge.|
|Just a few hundred metres away from my breakfast was the meeting point.|
|All were cheerful and colourful too.|
|And we were ready and eager to go.|
|It is a good idea to take a photo of the group for remembrance.|
|And off we went......with Jimmy the organiser leading the way while Khaw Lye Hock sweeping behind.|
|From Pudu to Jalan Tun Razak.|
|Into Jalan Ampang and this is after Ampang point.|
|Still at Jalan Ampang but we could already smell the Yong Tau Foo.|
|Here we were at the famous Yong Tau Foo shop. Restoran Foong Foong.|
A rare trade seen in front of the shop, Ding Ding Candy and the Ding Ding man.
|One of the characteristics of this eating shop is the microphone, orders can be heard loud and clear by everyone.|
|With a friendly Bak Chang (glutinous rice dumpling) lady.|
|All ready to take photos of the food and savour the marvel of Yong Tau Foo.|
|Deep fried Sui Kau with crispy skin and streaming hot stuffed ingredients in inside. Truly yummy leh.|
|The famous Ampang Yong Tau Foo.|
|That's Jimmy Chow on the right.|
|Business is always overwhelming while the neighbouring shops are enjoying the spillover business.|
|Bike Friday tandem bike was part of the ride.|
|I found out by accident that this is the boss of the shop...don't know why he wasn't looking happy business soooo... good.|
The preparation place is big and this is the Bitter Gourd Corner.
FOONG FOONG RESTAURANT (non-Halal)
621-A, Jalan Besar Ampang,
68000 Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Business hours : 9am – 4pm
Closed on Tuesdays.
GPS : 3.144544,101.763766
|All stomachs fully satisfied and time to take conquer of another ground.|
|Turning off Jalan Ampang for Jalan Taman Putra|
|Then turn left into Jalan Hulu Langat for some tedious climbs.|
|Some have to push but no shame, it's already an achievement to be able to reach here.|
|A couple of stops was necessary to rest our leg muscles.|
|David was unlucky to encounter a puncture but he recovered it competently within minutes.|
|One for the album before Pekan Batu 14 Hulu Langat.|
Another break in a kopitiam, the kopi "o" here was lovely.
The coffee shop for once it looks as if it was a bicycle shop
|After having a cup of good local coffee we proceeded with our ride.|
Getting out of the town and heading towards Jalan Cheras.
|Jimmy taking a stop under neath a fly over and ensuring everything is alright.|
|It was nice to see motor lane and tunnel but it's only for a very short run. We hope more of such provision will be made available in the near future.|
|It's Raya there is a lot of vehicles at Jalan Cheras.It was a bit tricky here.|
What a relief....Jalan Cheras is not cycling friendly for sure and requires full concentration while on this stretch. Thank goodness it's over.
|At the traffic light of Pudu road and Sg. Besi Road and with another hundreds of metres away we were done.|
|The Raya Ride adventure has finally completed with full marks and full satisfaction.|
Some stayed back for a delicious meal of roast goose & etc but I had to move on to beat the possible rain. But it did not rain I should have stayed back for the lunch...... :C
|It was 3.40pm back to where I started, the total distance covered on this ride was 40km. See you again for another ride.|