Monthly Archives: March 2011

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The One With Childhood Food Memories At Fusan

My childhood days were spent in a small town some ten kilometres away from Ipoh. The place is famous for its (smallish) hill, one of the few in the cities, and the origin of the famous Malaysian peanuts.

Yes, I grew up in Menglembu, and I am proud of it. Menglembu, if literally translated from Malay to English, means “to cow”.

Apart from the occasional cows blocking traffic around the town and the grazing herds crowding out playgrounds, there were not that many cows in Menglembu, to be honest.

But hey I got distracted again. I wanted to talk about one of the places here that I remember the most. During my growing up years, breakfast is an important affair, and a fair part of it during my growing up years were spent at this restaurant called “Fusan” located directly across my house.

The food is nothing special, typical of Malaysian hawkers. But a recent visit made when I got home again last month brought back truckload of memories. Some of the original hawkers were still there! I mean, these folks toil day and night serving the same dish since I was six. That’s like more than twenty years ago.

Some things never change. Like my preferred food from Fusan.

Claypot noodle. The price might have doubled over the years, but the portion didn’t. I used to order a double portion of the noodle, plus another egg and more meat.

Breakfast at Foo San

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The One With John Burroughs Show Choir In Hong Kong

I first discovered the John Burroughs Show Choir, Powerhouse through YouTube, where they spectacularly performed Vogue onstage. Have a look at the video and you’ll know why I love this group.

And so, imagine my disappointment when I discovered they came to Hong Kong to do some shows while I was away on my Europe trip! While the audience in Hong Kong was captivated their performances, I was high up in the sky crossing continents returning from London.

But not all is lost. Thanks to YouTube I can now catch their performance online.

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The One With Chung Gye Chon – Delectable Korean BBQ

Did you know there is a Korean Street in Hong Kong? No? Neither did I, until earlier last week when my friends detoured from our usual haunts on Hong Island ventured to Kowloon for a spot of Korean BBQ.

Korean BBQ At Chung Gye Chon, Tsim Sha Tsui

The restaurant for the night was Chung Gye Chon, located at Kimberley Street at Tsim Sha Tsui. Various Korean eateries dot along this road, so you will be hard pressed for choice to dine out here. Ours was illuminated by a large orange sign so it will be hard to miss.

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The One With A Sunny Saturday At Shek O Beach

In a bid to visit more places in Hong Kong before winter truly ends and the wretched summer begins, I took the road again with some travel buddies to visit yet another beach in Hong Kong; this time round to the famous family beach of Shek O, located to the east of Hong Kong Island.

Sunny Saturday At Shek O

Shek O Beach, together with Big Wave Beach located about two km away, was famous of its big wave and clean beach (of Grade 2). During summer the beach will be packed with families and wind surfer; yet another reason to visit during non-summer months.

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The One With Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken – The REAL Ipoh Hor Fun

Whenever I told someone that I was from Ipoh, all they can think of is food. Hardly surprising; by the look of yours truly they would assume that Ipoh is a town of well rounded folks.

But of course. Right at the top of the list would be the famous Ipoh hor fun; a specialty of Ipoh which include flat white noodle in soup and chicken.

(P.S.: I have tried countless Ipoh hor fun at other places but nothing even come close to the original thing).

So during the recent trip home, some indulging was in order. Fifteen Tower Tauge Chicken (tauge means bean sprouts) was the choice of the day. Here are some food porn to get you salivating today.

Fifteen Tower stall has few chickens and even fewer tables, so come early to stake your claim or risk walking away hungry.

Chicken Hor Fun @ Fifteen Tower

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