I felt like I’ve yet to settle down. I have so many things on my mind, yet I can’t carry them out. Haiz… I hope everything can be wrapped up soon, so I can focus on studies.
Recently, I had a hit of reality. People are cunning. Manipulative of your trust in them. I spent so much time in my little comfort zone surrounded by my parents’ protectiveness that I forgot the real world outside. It was a wake up call.
Food makes me happy ^_^ So I will blog about the day I went to Balik Pulau with dad and his friend before I came back to uni. Balik Pulau -> durian -> laksa. Heeheehee!
Dad’s friend works around here and knew the seller. This makeshift stall is at the junction into the market. When durian season arrives, the rambutans and mangosteen are always there accompanying the durians :)
Dad wanted to buy cempedak and asked the seller if it’s good. He promptly opened up a small one to reveal a deep orange hue of flesh. It is such a beautiful colour, honestly. The man asked us to eat and finish it. It’s very creamy and extremely sweet! By the time I was going to take a pic, the cempedak already kosong. Hehe.. sorry, what you see here is the fibrous leftover.
If you wanted branded durians like Hor Lor, Ang Hea, etc.. most of them had been snatched up earlier in the morning. Reservation can be made and they will keep the stock for you. What was left is this D22.
The sunshine yellow pulp inside the D22 :D Thinking about it makes me :3~ *drool*. Not too creamy nor bitter and just a hint of sweetness to counter the bitterness.
We bought 8 durians and 2 cempedak for the price of RM60. It’s slightly cheaper now as the season is in full bloom and supply is more. 7 other durians are brandless but taste good nonetheless! Brand does not matter, IMHO :P
One block down, at the junction with traffic directed out from the market, is this irresistible Balik Pulau laksa. If you notice, they are featured in The Star Rasa-rasa Malaysia.
Their specialty really is the Siam laksa. Spicy and tangy broth with coconut milk and a spoonful of prawn paste. It is unbelievingly tasty, fragrant and much more original than the equivalent lemak laksa found elsewhere. Only RM 2.20 a bowl. You can also opt for the regular laksa or mix. Yes, mix sounds interesting. I would try that out sometime :)
Nan Guan coffeeshop
Balik Pulau main road
Open from 11am – 5pm
Close on Wed
After delivering a few durians and a cempedak to grandparents’ house, dad and I had a chance to savour steamed lorbak made by the maid. For the lack of appropriate name, the only difference compared to the normal lorbak is the fillings. My grandparents’ need to eat healthy, so this is made from ikan parang (Wolf Herring / Sai Toh Yee) ground into paste. Then a few slices of carrot and celery before being wrapped with beancurd sheets.