The next best thing…

I was hoping to make a brief visit to Ipoh to say hello to my blogger-friends, Claire and Ivan but my daughter had too many assignments to complete within the one-week holiday and was not very keen on going anywhere. Then when I told Mandy about it, she offered to drive me there on a day trip and I was thrilled by the whole idea, to say the least…but later I had second thoughts and a change of heart. I was thinking that it might be a bit too tiring for me, considering that I’m no spring chicken anymore.

Anyway, the next day, an old blogger-friend of mine, nyonyapenang, who’s no longer actively blogging, came with her hubby to the hotel where I was staying and took me to the next best thing…

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…for breakfast/brunch. As the English proverb goes, “If the mountain will not go to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain.” Since I would not be going to Ipoh, then Ipoh would have to come to me – Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, at least. LOL!!!

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Great heavens! She ordered SO much – enough to feed an army…

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…including this quaint paper-wrapped chicken for me to try…

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…which I had never had before and I found it to be very tasty indeed…

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She also ordered a plate of this tau pok (fried bean curd)…

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…as well as this plate of rojak…

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…which I thought was very nice and I particularly liked the pieces of keropok (fish crackers) which certainly did not seem like any keropok that I had eaten before.

I did not get to meet any other (ex-)blogger from that circle, I’m afraid. Sengkor had gone off to Penang for the long weekend, though I did speak to him on the phone…and Cocka (who does all his crowing on Facebook these days) had gone back to JB, so there wasn’t anybody else other than nyonya and her hubby and me. I ate SO much that I couldn’t possibly have lunch again that day. Thanks so much, nyonya…and hubby. It certainly was so very nice of the two of you to take me out for this delightful breakfast/brunch.