Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Restoran Busy Corner Busy Serving Delicious Claypot Chicken Rice

Restoran Busy Corner has been very busy for a long time serving extra ordinary claypot rice at Damansara Jaya. It is rare to hear any claypot rice sellers that serve their dishes with beef, prawns and top it up with cut onion.
Black Pepper Chicken Rice - I enjoyed the spicy peppery taste and the rice was tasty and well cooked.
Black Pepper Steak rice for 2 persons - beef is not really my favourite it had the similar taste and nice aroma like the chicken claypot.
Simple veggies to balance up the meal.
Watercress soup with chicken meat & feet. I believe it's perfect to eat claypot chicken rice with soup as it will cool down the heat.
The menu as seen on the wall.
Restaurant Busy Corner
83, Jalan SS22/11,
Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
GPS : 3.128835, 101.621055

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Day 4 - Bike Touring from Khanom to Surat Thani, South Thailand

This was the toughest stretch we had in this bike touring with unexpected climbs and it was the longest of all covering a distance of 110km on the last day of serious riding.
Woke up in the morning feeling so good and fresh as we went searching for a breakfast at the local market.
We saw this interesting piping hot pot of brownish congee, curious as ever we ordered it without any hesitation.
The pork porridge is made of brown rice and with an extra egg added on it was amazingly delicious. The Thai devil dough (you char kueh 油炸粿) went perfectly well with it. Another great local Thai food discovered.
Having fully satisfied with the food adventure at the wet market of Khanom we hit the road immediately.
It is going to be a long long ride for the day and the weather don't seems to be good.
Look at the sky it's getting darker..
We rode and covered as far as possible before it starts to pour.
A stop for coffee somewhere in the midst of nowhere...we were so lucky the minute we reached here it started to rain.
Phad Thai was good.
This extended "Freddy" fender has been serving me well and no more dirt spray on my back.
the show continued.....
I have learned to stop at Cafe Amazon for 3 reasons...1st it was to rest our legs, 2nd the drinks .....
and thirdly for the free wifi.
After a strenuous distance we stopped again. Thank goodness we stopped I was hungry and needed food so badly.
It was a simple meal yet so delicious and pleasing.....I never had so much rice for a long time probably I needed it for the energy.... hehehe.
An hour ago I was so hungry and now it's back to business .....
Surat Thani ...another 24km to go.
We could have gone for Krabi but it was not part of the plan. maybe next time.
Bangkok another 666km to go .... obviously we were not going there too.
pedal by pedal we will be there as the heat was getting intense....
signs of relief starting to appear ......
All the sudden we witnessed a huge road procession and curiously we took the opportunity to see the lively celebration as we rode by.
I found out that this was Chak Phra festival - a celebration of the return of Buddha from heaven.
After a long search we found the bus terminal and got all the details for the following day's travel .
After scouting around the area we selected this decent place called Isan Saosn Resort for the night which is essentially not too far the bus terminal.
The reception.
Into the bustling city of Surat Thani in search of food. 
So this was it...
 Some simple seafood dishes for dinner.
Nothing is complete without a cold beer.

 Another simple dinner and this time it was at Surat Thani. Tomorrow is another day to travel. We will be catching a bus to Hatyai and there will be no long haul cycling as far as this trip is concerned.... if I was given the time & luxury I want to continue....hihihi.

Day 3 - Time to Go Back from Melaka to Sg.Gadut

By 9.30am we have checked out from Cheng Ho Guest House and were on the road rolling back towards home. Weather-wise it was hot and there was no chance of rain. At times we love to cycle in the rain especially under a hot day.
The plan was to use a different route back home, a proposed route has been laid out all we need to do is to ensure that we were on the right track.
The volume of traffic wasn't heavy on that day it was only at certain locations of the route which jammed up with cars.
After nearly 20 km of cycling we stopped at this coffee shop for a rest and some food. I had a bowl of delicious pan mee while some had half boiled eggs and toasted bread.
It is always nice to be resting and having some refreshment after a strenuous ride under the hot condition but it has to be short or else we will be taking a long time than required to reach our destination.
Alor Gajah is another 8 km away.
These kids were in a jovial Raya mood and I could not resist myself but to stop my bicycle and take a wefie with them.
This was the spot we made a wrong turn we should have proceeded to Alor Gajah town for Lebuh AMJ.
We took a detour into a plantation at Ayer Pa' abas which we had to pay an additional of 20 km, on the bright side the route was scenic and cooling despite it was a slight hilly roll.
Eventually we managed to connect to Lebuh AMJ (an expressway of Alor Gajah - Melaka - Jasin) and it was where two more riders returned to join us in the ride.
We took another detour of nearly 3 kilometres to avoid an elevated ramp somewhere at our 51th kilometre.
More than half this detour was off road and at times we have to push our bicycles due to the poor condition of the road. Though the route was not smooth but it was interesting.
At 57.5 kilometre, we stopped at Kota for another rest and refreshment.
I bought myself an ice cream and it was so nice eating it while pedalling on a hot day.
We were tired, the weather so hot and we just could not resist this cooling shaded area as our last stop before reaching Sg. Gadut. This was at 69th kilometre of the route.
It was a great relief at the sight of the KTM station, we have finally arrived at the destination.
Everyone was happy that we have reached Sg. Gadut without any untoward incident and I am taking this opportunity to thank Brian, Kim, Albert, Jason, Baki, Winnie, Eunice and the rest for making this adventure a successful one and looking forward for future rides of such nature.
Having completed this journey and coupled with a good reason to celebrate, we decided to celebrate this achievement at KL Sentral.
A journey that could have been shorten by 20km, nevertheless it was a good memorable journey. Till then we shall venture into new journeys and we will see what is next in the list.