Driving around this place, I feel like I could be anywhere in old Ipoh…
Apparently this place Kow Po is famous for its ice-cream…
The ice-cream was nice. Just the thing to cool you down, on a hot, sunny day
The one.. the only… Bentong Bus Station.
We saw a couple of kids cleaning “lunch”.. but decided to not look TOO closely.. haha
Driving around Bentong, most of the Chinese restaurants were busy.. but this coffee shop took the cake. Packed to the rafters.
What ever IT was.. it must be good!
The Singapore noodles were so-so, but, MAN! the Hokkien Beehoon/Mee was SUPERB!
Even in KL , the flavour is not as strong nor thick with aroma. And for RM5, the plate was huge. The flavour of the Hokkien Mee reminds me of back in the day when the taste of pork was strong, mingled with the dark sauce and the lard… not like the pseudo, watered down flavour you get these days in town.
We love the Hokkien beehoon-mee mix, because nothing imbibes sauce-flavour like beehoon… whilst the mee gives it that additional bite/kick.
If you want to know the exact address, we don’t have it…
But just remember SHL Restaurant on the corner, opposite the Bentong Wisma MCA!
Service:slow during peak hours
Salt levels: high
Thank God it’s open..
This place is really cool.. out in the wilderness… we see all sorts of colourful plants.. ( I don’t know what this is, being a city gal, hah)
And the people here, even grow their own alfalfa sprouts!
How healthy. Walking around and breathing the air, I feel like I’ve shed a layer of toxic, free-radical ravaged cells, already ;P
Loris comes from the dutch word “lores” which means sluggish. No wonder they move so slow! They are nocturnal animals and have a very strong grasp, making them difficult to remove from branches.
Later, I found out that the slow loris produces a toxin that mixes with their saliva to protect themselves from predators. If they bite you it will provide a nasty swell!
Also, the slow loris are opportunistic carnivores.
Eeks.. this cute thing sounds dangerous! (Says me.. stepping back.. haha)
The gibbon! “Dweller in the trees”!
The gibbon is the smallest of the apes.
It sings like a Mad Man.
Gibbons have a home range which they defend by singing. The duet/singing of the gibbons is an amazing sound which can be heard for up to 2km. Gibbons sing in the morning to mark the boundaries of their home range and to let other groups know where they are.
It was so loud. Amazing.
All in all, a pretty worthwhile recce.
By now, the time is 5pm… and we decide to head on back to kl…
On the way back, we come a cross this sign.
I am a ‘SUSU’ addict!
Please stop… we must take a look and buy some:D
This is Mr Edison’s Farm! He has goats and cows.. on his 4 acre land.. not to mention a massive modern bungalow.
He was so nice!
When he found out we were from KL, he invited us in for drinks (of the non-bovine kind), and to take a closer look at his farm!
The cows were handsome and healthy (not like the mangy kind you see in batu caves)..
Aww.. look at the KID. So cute! I wanted to take one home, but the husband gave me a warning glare.. haha
Ice milk “to-go”. Wonderful. I’ll take one crate please! (RM2.00 per bottle)
We were told to boil the milk and let it cool before drinking. Mr Edison says that his stomach can take the milk fresh, but he doubts that our city-pampered stomachs will fare as well.
Point taken Mr. Edison;)
The Friesian. (Erm.. can we take one…. just kidding… )
Part of Mr Edison’s mansion and estate.
He even has a tower on his land. They pay him rent.. of course.
Anyway, this entire 4 acres is for sale by the way. Mr. Edison’s kids all want him to return to KL… so, he says, time to sell and head back into the city. He wants to sell Lock, Stock and (two smoking) barrels… cows/goats are optional.
Any takers? He says the price is negotiable:)
A great country home in Jeram Besu .. a comfortable get-a-way!
It’s nearly 6.30pm.. Really time to go before it gets dark!
Bye bye, Mr Edison.
It got dark pretty quickly as it was about to rain. We decided to stop for dinner.
Someone told me about a great place for wild boar, in the Selesa Homes area…
Now, if only I can recall the name of the place…
We turn in off the highway, at the sign that says, Selesa Homes and at the T junction, immediately turn RIGHT.
Follow the dark and winding road.. until you see…
Good golly, miss molly.
Another packed restaurant.
We hope the wait doesn’t kill us!
It was so packed they had to open a romantic 2-seater table complete with red table cloth, just for us.. see? LOL
Wild Boar in black pepper! Delicious. It will keep us warm on this cold, rainy night.
Beans in caramelized deep fried bacon bits! Killer shiok!
We were suppose to eat Frog’s legs (all sold out.. habis!) and the legendary Turtle soup(too cruel, something we don’t eat)… so that’s all we had time for that day:D
Oooooooo… very nice!
All in a day’s work. Not bad huh?!
Kg Bukit Tinggi
28750 Bentong, Pahang.
Service: Slow during weekends and public hols
MSG levels: high (left us thirsty)