Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mee Banjir Udang Mak Teh Kuala Sepetang

One of the most craved & overly hyped food is none other than Mee Banjir Udang Mak Teh in Kuala Sepetang, Perak. The shop has appeared in virtually all food guide programmes in TV.

Damn, the Mee Banjir is so tempting that deep down in my heart, it's one of the reason I moved from Johor to Perak (Yes, insane... and stupid).

Anyway, Mak Teh's shop is located in Kuala Sepetang not far from Taiping. To be more exact, just refer the map below:

From Simpang main traffic light, just take the road to Kuala Sepetang.

On the way, you'll see this Ngah Ibrahim's Fort aka Kompleks Sejarah Larut-Matang.

Keep going until you meet this new signboard on your left:

Or this legendary signboard:

The main dish here is Mee Banjir Udang. They use fresh sea prawns here. And for a plate costed RM12, you'll be having 6 gigantic size sea prawns!

Aside from Mee Banjir (you can substitute with kuetiaw or beehoon), there's also Mee Goreng Udang & Nasi Goreng Udang.

After a while...

I'll definitely tapao the RM12 Mee Goreng Udang to be savoured at home, aside from the aroma in my car on the way back...

However, only 1 of the 6 giant prawns are fresh. Shit!

Personal notes:
1. A must try, especially if you're a prawn lover.
2. It's good due to the prawns.
3. They use fresh prawns for dine-in but 'not-so-fresh' prawns for take away, so enjoy the dishes there.
4. RM12 for 6 XL size prawns is quite ok but they also have RM8 & RM10 meal.
5. Quite crowded during holiday season.
6. The service is good, perhaps due to the prepare the kuah (gravy) in large amount.
7. Lots of flies. Interestingly the don't land on the prawns. Maybe they have boring or the prawns are heavily laced with formaldehyde. Hahaha! Joking only...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Frightening Company Name

Regularly, I check for any interesting new career opportunity in Jobstreet.

One day, a company name instantly caught my attention.

Clicking the link:

Ooo... It's a Singaporean based IT Networking company...

And how the hell come it didn't rise my eyebrows? The name Mossad is freakingly famous as the name of the Israeli National Intelligence Agency known for their extreme actions against Israel's enemies including assassinations, abductions and torture (Refer: Wikipedia).

In fact, this entry might have surfaced in Mossad's surveillance...

(In case you've never heard of, 'Munich' is directed by Steven Spielberg & based on the true story of Operation Wrath of God, a covert operation to assassinate individuals involved in 1972 Munich Olympic Israeli Team Massacre)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Belajar Bercakap Loghat Kelantan (Blajar Kkecek Kelate) 7

Berikut beberapa lagi perkataan Kelate yg biasa didengar:

1. Toksir
Tak mahu
. Namun sir saja adalah ringkasan kpd toksir, bukan bermaksud mahu.

2. Jjuruh
. Juga biasa digunakan utk menyindir/reverse psychology utk biadab.

3. Ggoghi
Menjadi pelanggan pertama kpd seseorang peniaga utk hari itu. Biasanya peniaga akan memberi potongan harga istimewa (kecuali peniaga yg taik idung masin!).

4. Samah
RM 0.50

5. Tigo amah
RM 1.50. Nota: Dlm Kkecek Kelate hanya ada samah & tigo amah shj, jgn gatal2 nak buat gandaan lain sendiri, terutamanya semasa tawar-menawar - buruk padahnya!

6. Gege (e taling)
Bising. Gege-gegok ('o' lembut spt dlm 'mop') = sangat bising.

and last but not least...

7. Tubik

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Klinik Pakar Mata Mutiara, Kubang Kerian

Last weekend I went back to my hometown for some family matters.

I noticed a newly opened ophthalmology clinic.

OK, my hometown Kubang Kerian is getting more developed.

Wait a tick, look at the sign board model!

Walahey! It's Brandon Routh's Clark Kent/Superman!

Super cool! So this is the clinic where The Man of Steel get his eye treatments. After this I'm going to the Klinik Pakar Mata Mutiara to have an eye surgery to have Superman's Heat Vision.

And most importantly, the X-Ray Vision...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Buildings Collapsed - The Untold Story

First this:

Jaya Supermarket collapses


PETALING JAYA: One of the city’s earliest landmarks, Jaya Supermarket, collapsed while demolition work was going on, killing two Indonesian workers.

Two bodies were recovered at 6.44pm and 10.25pm and another worker was feared dead.

Once an icon: The old Jaya Supermarket building that was once a landmark in Petaling Jaya is now a rubble after it collapsed at about 5pm Thursday. — GLENN GUAN / The Star
(Source: The Star, 29th May 2009)
7 workers lost their lives in this incident.

Then this:

Workers escape in the nick of time as roof of year-old stadium collapses


KUALA TERENGGANU: Billed as the pride of the state, the RM300mil Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium in Gong Badak suffered a major blow when its roof collapsed yesterday – just a year after it was opened.

No one was injured in the 9am incident, but the stadium, which was the venue for Sukma (Malaysian Games) last year, has been declared unsafe.

Declared unsafe: The Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium after its roof collapsed yesterday. — Bernama
(Source: The Star 3rd June 2009)

Luckily nobody's injured.

How & why are the incident happened?

Unsafe work? Could be.

Poor engineering? Possible.

Corruption? Can not be ruled out.

However the real untold situation is:

Alien Baltan was reported to attack the Sultan Mizan Stadium when it was under construction, thus weakening the roof structure. It is possible he was also the culprit behind the Jaya Supermarket incident.

Unfortunately, during the attack not a single Ultraman was available - they were busy watching football (could be mud wrestling!) match somewhere else.
Shame on them!

When they found out about their mistakes & the incidents, they felt so bad & guilty.

Somebody managed to snap this picture showing some of the Ultramans bertaubat...

P/S: Our condolences & prayers to the victims of Jaya Supermarket incident.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Yik Mun Tanjung Malim Pau

This is my first attempt on food guide & review.

Anyway, let's head to Tanjung Malim, Perak where the Pau (Steamed Bun) has been famous for generations.

Located at the main intersection near UPSI, it's quite impossible to be missed.

It's open from 9am - 10pm daily. However the best time to go there is 9.30am as they also started to steam the buns on 9am.

So I ordered a refreshing cup of lemon tea while waiting.

My personal favourites are bean & kaya filled paus. Look at those!

The paus here are very fluffy, unlike any other paus I tasted anywhere.

Aside from paus, they also serve other typical kopitiam foodstuff. Too many that I won't list them out here.

They also have western foods... Wallahey! Prawn steak? Slurrrppp...

You can also buy frozen pau to steam back at home.

Honest review: The paus are good indeed but not enough to keep me addicted, but it's just me...