Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cycling up Kiara Hills for the First Time

Ever since I started cycling I have been looking for new routes to cycle though I have hiked up many times to Kiara Hills but I have never thought of actually cycling up. One day when I saw a friend’s posting in facebook I told myself I am going to do it this time. Alex was the one who initiated it and many thanks to Alex.
Let’s do it….. the challenge starts from the car park near BAKTI building, TTDI to the first guard house.
Here was I at the loop junction next to the second guard house. I found that this stretch was the most difficult (BAKTI to 2nd Guard House).
The scenery is great with jungle setting and away from the city pollution. It is peaceful and clean.
The mornings during the weekdays are relatively quiet, lesser activity and ideal for cyclists.
Water from the hills.
This sign shows that there are 3 lanes on the track, to and fro for walking or jogging and a bicycle lane in the middle. Obviously this sign ought to be changed.
The Government is spending money in new projects to upgrade the hills, how wonderful.
Come to Kiara Hills and we start a healthy life style.
I shall do it again even though it's tough.
Kiara Hills
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur
GPS : 3.142016,101.633553

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pegaga for Authentic Malay Cuisine Elpostre

Elpostre is also Pegaga the different is that Elpostre is air conditioned where Pegaga is not. Elpostre serves pastry and bakery. 
The shop front of Pegaga. Located and fronting MRR2, a new commercial block known as " Ukay Boulevard".
The set up is elegant at Elpostre where a mixture of Local Malay cuisine and western foods is served. A place ideal for a nice dining date.
The people behind this restaurant is previously from the hotel F&B and are truly food lovers.
This is called "4 Queens" deep fried vegetables of 4 types something similar to the Chinese version called "4 Heavenly Kings". The Queens are deep fried whereas the Kings are stir fried.
Kembung Gulai was good and delicious, best eaten with plain rice. 
Ayam Masak Kicap is another good & tasty dish.
Western food like Chicken Chop is available.
Pegaga Burger
Nasi Goreng Kampong
Nasi Goreng Bunga Kantan
Pegaga juice (green) is special and interesting. Pegaga is actually a kind of a herb with many medical value in and it is also known as " Miracle Hero of the Rainforest".
Pegaga Restaurant 
12-G Ground Floor,Ukay Boulevard,
Jalan Lingkaran Tengah Dua,
Hulu Kelang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
GPS : 3.205757,101.757103
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mee Udang Mak Jah @ Wangsa Maju

Mee Udang Mak Jah is originated from Kuala Sepetang (Port Weld) and a popular dish from Perak. You can now get it in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur and I would recommend it to you especially if you love to eat prawns.
It has been in Wangsa Maju since July last year and it is a privilege to be able to savour this northern prawn delicacy in Kuala Lumpur, you need not travel down Perak or Penang for such food.
The place is conducive and clean.
Mee Udang Special - RM12.00 with 6 prawns. When I saw this my mouth was excited and just could wait to taste it.
The yellow noodle dug out for you to see and the taste is truly superb. I literally dry up the bowl. Goodness that was how good this bowl of prawn noodle.
Another delicious dish is their fried rice and of course not forgetting with the fresh and succulent prawns.
Mak Jah Mee Udang
22, Jalan Wangsa Delima 10
Wangsa Maju
Kuala Lumpur
GPS : N03.197008, E101.740576

Monday, September 24, 2012

Seremban Lo Shi Fun 姨婆老鼠粉 at Restoran Yi Poh

Looking for food to eat in Seremban, probably you can try this place for a quick and simple meal. If you have a GPS device like Garmin you can find the direction to this place by searching for Yi Poh. It is located at Jalan Seng Mee Lee, Off Jalan Temiang of Seremban.
When we hear Lo Shi Fun we always think rat's tail shape noodle but over at Yi Poh, the noodle is long and chewy. It is served with minced meat and Char Siew. I like the taste of this unique Lo Shi Fun.
As I was alone I could only add three type of meat balls in my peppery soup, those were meat, tendon and fish balls. The soup was delicious slight hot & peppery which I like it.
The chilli paste is special and avaible for sale, it is hot and spicy. I did not know Seremban folks do like hot & spicy taste.
A snap of the menu of what is sold here.
The place is decent, where there are tables in air-cond compartment or likewise.
A notice on the wall on their special chilli paste.
Just across the road is this confectionery where you could buy something back home and it's none other than Seremban Siew Pau. Hot from the oven and they are delicious.
 The interior view of the Siew Pau Asia.

Yi Poh Restaurant
26 Jalan Seng Meng Lee, Seremban
GPS : 2.745504,101.939692

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Mo Sang Kor Bak Kut Teh @ Klang

This outlet is in Berkeley Garden, Klang. The Bak Kut Teh is good but different from those in Kuala Lumpur. In Klang, Bak Kut Teh is served with fork and spoon and at Mo Sang Kor they are very stingy with soup re-fill and does not provide fresh garlic. So be prepared especially those from Kuala Lumpur.
The business is brisk and good.
Our Klang friend told this owner that his picture will be posted in the internet and he was pleased with it.
The big pot of Bak Kut Teh where the man to pick and choose your request.
Being a garlic lover, I had no choice but to eat this braised garlic bulb. Though not as I like it as the fresh one but it was also good enough.
Adding more sin to the delicacy with pig intestines.
This bowl with a leaner meat from the ribs.
The taste was excellent we enjoyed the food very much and would love to come back for more exciting foods in Klang.
Restoran Mo Sang Kor
41, Lebuh Bangau,
Taman Berkeley,

41150 Klang, Selangor

Tel: 019 272 7728
GPS : 3.060285, 101.464983

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Talk on Folding Bike Touring by Sam Cheong

A talk conducted by Sam Cheong on the basic of Touring with a bicycle at Subang Avenue with the supports from Dahon bike supplier and Ed Foo the official distributor of Ortlieb's panniers. Thank to Sam for organising this educational talk and the good tips on bike touring.
Fong & myself decided to cycle to Subang Avenue at Subang Jaya from our homes.
Let's have pan mee for breakfast.
We came to Kin Kin Restaurant, Off Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman for a good pan mee. See my previous blog on the food  here.
Thanks to the spicy chilli pan mee where I needed to answer a nature's call at RSC.
Going through a short cut at Brickfields to the motor lane near Mid Valley.
 The motor lanes at Federal Highway was found to be not so favourable and they are definitely in needs of immediate repair.

We reached Subang Avenue on time for the talk and took a lift to third floor where the cyclists gathered.
The response was good and the talk by Sam was truly valuable.
Sam brought us to USJ 8 for lunch though we failed to taste the desired Nasi Beryani but never the less our lunch was great.
From USJ8 we left via Kesas Highway to Bukit Jalil to catch a train.
After a hot and sweaty ride on Kesas motor lane we safely found ourselves at the LRT station.
Our bikes have to be properly folded and bagged for embarkation.
Waiting at the platform for a train to Masjid Jamek where we will shift train for our respective home destinations.
It was a 60km plus cycling with train rides back home and surely a good work out. Cheers & See You Again.