A fine savour on simple pleasures

My aim is to reduce the tension in my mind by sharing my thoughts and experiences in the things that I love; which I could not express openly due to circumstances. Be it in doing stupid things, experimenting on new recipes, failings in research work, writings..just some doodle ranting stuff

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sorry :D

Well, yesterday I've updated the blog updater to a newer version coz it seemed to be able to help me upload pics faster and better. What can I do that it backfired..*tepok dahi* aihhh..after I updated it, all my pictures present in the blog lost its ability to locate link. WTF!

Do anyone knows what this stupid thing means? (It seems that I'm the stupid one here coz so IT illiterate)

"Error 403

Your client does not have permission to get URL /_N6kC1kjLTgA/TQmHEk5FRhI/AAAAAAAAATs/SMRfvbuHdBo/s1600/P1070844.JPG from this server. (Client IP address:"

aiyaaa..gila ka...i didn't even change any settings ni T.T

Even when I tried to convert back to the old editor, nothing changes..the links' damage stays permanent.

Do I really have to change everything MANUALLY?

So pissed.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Laksa Ipoh, Ipoh, Perak

Laksa, also known as asam laksa is a sour fish-based soup. The main ingredients for asam laksa include shredded fish, normally mackerel, and finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chillies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, "daun kesum" (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink ginger flower. Asam laksa is normally served with thick rice noodles and topped off with "hae ko" (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste. More info can be gotten from here.

Laksa from "Laksa Ipoh" Stall :)
 Laksa from "Laksa Khamsa" stall

Yes. These two delicious laksa came from 2 different stalls located at the same site; the parking lot of Padang Polo Club of Ipoh town. Prior to departing from Tambun hotel, we asked one of the workers there where can we get good localized food..Dunno why they seemed to be at a dazed, hence could not gave a proper feedback. What catches my mind was "Oh, if want decent laksa, u can get em at padang polo". A single sentence from a bunchful of mumbo jumbo lol. Then we just look em up through gps.
 The first stall, "Laksa Ipoh" has many locals stopping buy to "tapau" (take-aways) the delicious noodles. This stall is associated with the first laksa image.

 A lil bit embarrassed to say, I ate both laksa from the stalls present just to know the difference. With just RM2, the laksa were served in a polystyrene bowl with a paper napkin and a plastic spoon, identical in both stalls. The difference can be observed on the napkin colour as well as the taste and the morphology of the gravy.

The first laksa was abit watery, but really has great taste! It more of a normal laksa that we usually get at decent places. The nature was not hot at all and the aroma was tantalizing. The gravy was smooth, murky and light. With a squeeze of lime and haeko, it became a delectable :)

The second one has a more reddish gravy. I think she might just doubled her chili paste to give it a slightly higher pitch in hotness as compared to previous stall. But its not hot to my scale at all, trust me. This one is garnish with mint leaves (the one in colgate one) and lime. Hence, it gave a quite distinctive taste, more like the penang laksa. The fish was course, hence can be tasted in the gravy.

 Other items that seemed to be a hit. I don't really fancied this keropok lekor (some sort of fish crackers)..not my taste..the ones sold in seri kembangan was better..

"Laksa Khamsa" Stall

Overall, both laksa was really tasty! I regret that I didn't remember to interview them a little to get more info. These are way much better then the ones here in Seri Kembangan where the basic price is RM3.00-RM3.50. I truly long for them even now T____T

Laksa Stalls
a) Laksa Ipoh
b)Laksa Khamsa

Parking lot of,
Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abd Aziz (Padang Polo Ipoh)
Ipoh, Perak
Coordinates : N 04.59500 E 101.11227
Business hour : unknown (the time we ate was about 2 pm)

Rating : 7/10

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Assam House, Ipoh, Perak

 Assam House~ The best asian cuisine in town! (their logo of some sort) XD

Reaching Ipoh on a mere intention to attend a friend's wedding last Sunday turns into a foodie galore a week ago :D In the evening of our stay in Ipoh, we looked for halal out-of-the-ordinary restaurants..there's supposed to be 2 of em; the Assam house and the CU restaurant..Prior to embarking on our journey from Seri Kembangan to this said area, we furiously read restaurant reviews here and there to get a clue as to what delicacy of extraordinaire that could be sampled at this place alone. Takkan jenjalan jauh2 nak sental mamak gak kan hoho..

First we looked for CU restuarant at Greenwood 5, but to no avail. Just opposite of this road we managed to get our ass to Assam House. This place is famed for its chinese-thai based halal cooking. So, to foodies who love sourish salty and sweet congregation will definitely fall in love with this place :) It seemed to be operated by chinese owners. Hence, to be able to see a big halal logo at the front entrance makes us feel really good.

The place is very Very VERY crowded! It seems that this restaurant is very popular among the chinese townfolk..I could also observe some muslims enjoying their meal here. Most of the table ordered a big fish head curry claypot style. It's pretty humongous! I dont think these two tummies are professional enough to be able to consume extravagant substrates to that extend..we waited for 10 mins to get a table.

Dim condition to set the mood..

Since we dont really know what good, we've been bugging this nice aunty waitress with lotsa questions and opinions. Then we settled for 3 types of dish with plain rice and a cup of herbal tea and chinese tea.

The nice aunty gave a generous portion of rice to my hubby! so nice of her..although its rather unnecessary coz both of us don't eat that much rice..later it'll become a waste when not fully consumed.

Dinner was served exactly after 7 mins! Imagine that! Holiao! (thumbs up!)

Nonya style chicken. (i think) +-RM13-14 (s)

This delicious treat is a complement of savoury crispiness with sourish sweet yet tangy shredded young mango. The chicken was actually debone, floured and dip fried prior to be assembled with the refreshing sauce.

Sweet and Sour Prawn

Synonym to its name, it is weet and sour..i think there's a thinge of molasses to give a a slight dark color. We took the small size, about 5 shrimps present, +-RM18-19. Can't really remember.

Delicious Homemade tofu in soy sauce. +-RM9 (s)

This gooey goodness with floating straw mushrooms and a soft taste of light soy sauce with garlic was an extreme delight! The combi of the tofu's silken softness with crunchy bean and carrots brings out the best of the other dish especially the chicken dish. It was marvelous. It was satisfying. It was really really REALLY good.

Look at that! Silken beauty! *salivating again* heeee..

So as a conclusion, my hubby and i did manage to finish up everything after 20 mins of eating. haha. That's pretty fast ait? XD And of course, after this when I'm en route to ipoh, i'll definitely drop by to taste this hidden jewel.

Assam House Restaurant
29, Persiaran Greentown 4,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Business hours
1130 am - 3 pm
6 pm - 10 pm

webbie: http://www.assamhouse.com.my/

Rating; 9/10
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