Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Gifts from the East

Lui Cha by williamnyk
Lui Cha, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
Taking a church friend's recommendation, I headed to Taman Megah for lunch after mass. Tried the lui cha at Restoran Gembira. At just MYR5.50, the portion was large and it was beautifully-presented. The soup had a decent taste of mint, sweet basil and tea, but I've tasted better. Although it was slightly too salty, i would recommend it as an economical choice for anyone with a hankering for lui cha. Didn't do much the rest of the day, just savoured the Sunday as best I could. Before dinner, mum and I went for a jog at the nearby park. All sweaty-sweaty, we headed over to Restoran Hong Cha, OUG to meet SK for dinner. Her brother and grandma had just arrived from Kuantan and the best thing was, they were bearing gifts! He bought nasi dagang, giant curry puffs and tembosa from the East Coast. Yummy! Let me introduce you to the tembosa (not had 'em in more than a decade!). The less glamourous name would be karipap ikan. It's basically a round-ish curry puff that is filled with stir-fried fish meat and grated coconut. A healthier and yummier choice to curried potatoes don't you say? Mum and I ate three of those before our porky pork noodles arrived! Bon appetit!



Koala Express said...

y is the curry puff shot at basin n detergent geh? :P

Yenyl said...

lei cha is my favourite!

Tempus said...

lui cha is really really subjective man.

but the tembosa sounds pretty good!

William said...

Long time no see. Haha. Shot it there cause I was packing the rest into the refrigerator.

@Yenyl: @Tempus:
Lei Cha is an acquired taste for many. Yenyl, go hunt for Tembosa in Terengganu!