Long weekends represent a good time for great excursions, if you ask me. Undeterred by the rain, we headed out to Tanjung Sepat.
Tg Sepat is an itsy bitsy teeny weeny town!
My Tom Yam arrived – hot and spicy. Not fantastic soup but the FISH slices were incredible! Sweet and fresh and flaky… you could tell it was just swimming a second ago!
Cumi: Really Fresh stuff!
First they bag the substrate which is made up of saw dust, rice bran, limestone and water. Then they cap the contents, sterilize it and inoculate it with the mushroom spores. Then they lay it out on the racks that you see (called the incubation process) and later, they water it everyday, with tender loving care!
For those of you who don’t know (like me) and marvel at how the mushroom can grow out of DIRT in plastic bags, let me just say that mushrooms fall under 3 basic groups. Mycorrhizal, parasitic and saprophytic. Most of the edible gourmet mushrooms are saprophytic, wood decomposing funghi. I.e. because they lack chlorophyll, they are unable to get their energy from the sun. Thus, they get their nutrients from organic matter such as cellulose and lignin containing waste material! How cool.
Which reminds me of this joke :
Husband says to wife :” Stop treating me like a mushroom”
Wife:”In what way do I treat you like a mushroom”
Husband: “You keep me in the dark, and feed me lots of bullshit”.
end of joke:P
Lot700, Jalan Laut Membiru,
Taman Pelangi, 42800 Tanjong Sepat,
Leaving Tg Sepat, we decide to head on home to KL, using the Sepang route.
The Keropok is turn over and over and mixed with that piping hot, liquid chili, until it thickens to become a sticky dry paste. This sticky, red keropok is divine! Sweet and spicy, it’s a great snack for the TV.
No.3, Jalan Kerayong
43950 Bkt Bangkong Sepang,
Tel: 03-3141 2354
Oh, no wonder this place looks so good… they just want to entice you to buy and invest your money in this Sepang property… Well, we wouldn’t mind, but the drive to work would kill us. Maybe for investment purposes… maybe…
We had covered so much ground, that before we knew it, the sun was setting…
Almost time for dinner as we approached Semenyih.
Good.. Broga! A nice place of dinner was just round the corner 😉
Cumi: The place is run by a family who owns the land/teak (pokok jati) nursery . While they anticipate the bountiful hardwood harvest, they erected a restaurant a year ago to serve fresh fish, kampung (village/free range) chicken and vegetables. No Pork served. They proudly mentioned no MSG in the food and.. we tastefully agreed.
9pm.. time to go home and watch some TV, and eat the spicy chili keropok!
Kedai Makanan Pokok Jati,
Batu 25 Jalan Broga, Semenyih, Selangor.
Tel: 03 -8761 0088
Open: 10.30am – 10.00pm