Thursday, December 31, 2009

Seafood Dinner at Hai Lian Sen

Hai Lian Sen is located in Sungai Kerang, Perak. It is approximately 35 km from Taiping town. From Taiping, head towards Trong and make a right turn at the one and only traffic lights. Drive for another 10 km and you will come to a T-junction. Turn left and go straight on. Continue driving for another 10 km and the seafood restaurant can be seen on your left.

Double boiled Chicken Soup

Stir-fried crab - Kam Heong Style

 Stir-fried crab in sweet and sour sauce

 Stir-fried frogs - Kung Po style

 Steamed Kepah

 Steamed Prawns in Siu Heng wine

 Squid curry

 Total damage = RM158 for 7 pax

Hai Lian Sen
Sg Kerang Main Road

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Hong Kong & Macau - Day 7 (Part 2: HKIA Departure Hall)

It's time to say goodbye to HK.
Thank you for the good times,
The days you filled with pleasure.
Thank you for fond memories,
And for feelings I'll always treasure.
Those wonderful moments
will glow in my memory,
reviving pleasant feelings
every time I think about it.
I appreciate you,
and I thank you.
I’ll always think of you
With a glad and grateful heart;
You are very special;
I knew it from the start!
Thank you, Hong Kong!


Don't complain, just tuck in...
Wait till we meet again, Hong Kong.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hong Kong & Macau - Day 7 (Part 1: Lin Heung Tea House)

Lin Heung Tea House is one of the oldest Hong Kong style restaurants in Hong Kong. Like many traditional restaurants, they serve dim sum only during the day, and main courses only during the night. Lin Heung's food is traditional and authentic, especially their dim sum, which makes the restaurant quite famous and popular among local people, as there are not many restaurants that still provide traditional dim sum nowadays.

This older-style Cantonese restaurant is worth a visit for the tableau: extended families chatting and large office groups noshing. There's decent dim sum served from trolleys so it's good for a late bite or those eating alone. This restaurant fits my preconceived notion of how a dim sum place should be: a great old hall complete with grumpy waiters and waitresses creaking trolleys, old men reading newspapers, lazy ceiling fans and lots of cigarette smoke and tea.

Despite its popularity and quality, it is not a good place for dim sum if your expectations towards the food and service are high. We walked past the ground-floor pastry shop and up the stairs, where we found a very simple room that's packed no matter what the time of the day. Don't expect to see any unoccupied tables in the restaurant. You should count your blessings if you found any seats that are not taken.

We walked in off Wellington street and were greeted by the din of the crowded dining room. We were told that nothing has changed here since it first opened 80 years ago. Once were seated, we chose our tea .


 The name of the restaurant is printed on every the tableware

Once we were seated, we chose our tea . The waiter then poured scalding hot water from a huge kettle which was placed on top of the charcoal stove beside the tables.

Those were the days...

 Weaving in between tables, the waitresses push rickety metal carts laden with all their specialties. 

 Pig's Stomach Siu Mai

 Minced pork laden with a large piece of pig's stomach is a typical type of dim sum from the olden days.

 Quail's egg Su Mai (another morsels inherited from the olden days)

 Kai Chat (the dim sum comes with chicken fillet, mushroom and fish maw)

 Char Siu Bao (Pork's Rib Bun)

 Ma Lai Koh (Steamed Cake)

As a whole, Lin Heung Tea House is a place where you can experience one of Hong Kong's most interesting food culture in a special ambiance and taste some of the most authentic HK style dim sum on earth. I can ensure you that all their dim sum are so unique that it wouldn't be easy to find something similar anywhere else.

Lin Heung Tea House
160-164 Wellington Street,
Central, Hong Kong.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hong Kong & Macau - Day 6 (Part 2: HK Disneyland)


Spent the whole day in HK Disneyland. Enjoyed ourselves to the fullest, stuffed ourselves with whatever is edible, ran about like kids from one theme-park to another, played every single game, queued for hours to take photos with Disney characters, shopped non-stop till we dropped watched and sang along with the parade, left our footprints at every corner of Disneyland, laughed our hearts out, watched the magnificent fireworks and said goodbye to Disneyland.


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