The second day…

My daughter and I did not go out for breakfast on her second day home as I had to attend the farewell assembly in honour of my ex-principal but we did go out for lunch. We went to that bak kut teh place at Kampung Datu here and she had the bak kut teh noodles (RM4.50)…

Kpg Datu bak kut teh noodles

…while I decided to give their dry bak kut teh (with rice – RM8.00) a try…

Kpg Datu dry bak kut teh with rice

The meat was very nice…

Kpg Datu dry bak kut teh

…but there wasn’t any sauce or gravy and I had a hard time struggling with that bowl of plain white rice. Melissa, needless to say, enjoyed her noodles a lot.

On the way back, we stopped by her favourite, the WeCare Bakery and I bought this Japanese baked cheesecake…

WeCare's Japanese baked cheesecake 1

…which is something like Uncle Miki’s.

WeCare's Japanese baked cheesecake 2

I prefer this type of cheesecake to the chilled ones which I used to like but somehow, these days, I find them too rich and not to my liking anymore.ย It was not cheap though – RM14.00 for that but it was nice and anyway, we are not going to buy it too often, that’s for sure.

I also bought these pillow-shaped rice dumplings at RM2.50 each…

WeCare's pillow dumplings 1

…but they were nothing like what I had before.

WeCare's pillow dumplings 2

They turned out to be something like ordinary bak chang (meat dumplings)…

WeCare's pillow dumplings 3

…just that they were not made in the usual conical shape and tastewise, I think I can buy nicer and cheaper ones elsewhere. Let’s just say that this is something I will not be buying from there ever again.

So that was the second day… Wanna know what we had on the third day? LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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37 thoughts on “The second day…”

  1. Hahahaha.. lucky! Today’s food I tarak minat… but the pulut does look yummy! LOL!

    As they say, every dog has its day. Muahahahaha!!! Well, looks can be deceiving – it’s not very nice… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Eh… u keep bring ur girl go out makan makan… tarak bawak missus kah? She work long hours?

      She leaves for work around 7 a.m…and reaches home at around 6 p.m. – that’s why every day I have to cook dinner! Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. Hahahaha… at least you can cook. My hubby kenot. If I work from sun up to sun down liddat… he will either kebuluran, or he’ll mamak everyday! Tsk tsk tsk! Typical apek!

        Ah well…as they say – love is blind!! And tasteless too….??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I prefer dried version of the bak kut teh. Hmmm Bak Kut teh noodle? I have never tried this before.

    My daughter will only eat bkt with noodles. Not a fan of rice…

  3. I miss that kind of cheesecake,I like that a lot too!

    I love it too. Very light, not sweet…with a hint of saltiness. I don’t like the rich creamy chilled ones anymore these days – by the 2nd bite, I would feel like throwing up already…

  4. Looks like the doting father is on a splurge. RM14 for a cheesecake! That’s called fatherly love. Food all looks good. The pillow shaped dumplings look like the Cantonese. Lo mai kai, except that the LMK doesn’t use bamboo leaves, probably a hybrid chang.

    Yup…I thought it was a Cantonese chang with the Chinese sausage, peanuts, chestnuts and everything inside. That’s why it was such a disappointment when I found that it was just a chang… I like lo mai kai too and this one wasn’t anything like it either! RM14…but we would not be buying it again for a while, so it’s o.k. Not going to buy it everyday…plus if you go and buy the nice cakes at places like Secret Recipe, not that cheap…and you only get a slice… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. The more I read your blog,the more greedy I become…and realise how jakun I am…lol! I have never seen a dry bak kut teh and didn’t even know it existed…hihihihi!
    Add baking a Japanese Cotton Cheese Cake in your cooking / baking repertoire. You don’t need any skills to bake one.Just follow the instructions to the T and you would have beautiful Japanese Cheese Cake.Besides,you can control the amount of sugar etc as how you wish. The recipe is in my blog if you are interested.
    How I wish I am your daughter. Want to adopt me or not…or am I too old?….sob!sob!

    I’ve seen dry bkt in other people’s blogs (West Malaysians) but this was the 1st time I’ve tried it. Not bad, nice…but no sauce for the rice unlike when you eat the soupy version. Yes, my daughter tried baking the cheesecake…and with the mum’s guidance, she baked one – very nice one. The post is scheduled for this coming Saturday or Sunday – watch out for it. Don’t ask me to do that though – such a hassle and I’m hopeless at following recipes…will hop, step and jump and take all kinds of shortcuts and with cakes, you just cannot do that. You wanna be my daughter? Yipeee….how nice! Suddenly, I’m elevated to grandpa status… Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Adopt me oso! LOLOL~!

      Nah!!! Too skinny…. Will have to spend a fortune to fatten up. Muahahahahaha!!!! Hey! Now I’m sounding like the old woman in that Hansel and Gretel story… ROTFL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. sure can adopt me. i am fat already. hahaha. i love the japenese cheese cake that i bought from bread story kl. yummy. will hv that soon
        n nvr hv dried bak kut teh too.@_@
        sibu got sell bkt ? lol. i told ppl sarawak dun hv bkt coz first time i eat bkt is in semenanjung. kakakakaka. ops misleading info

        We have had bkt in Sibu for a long time now but there were only a few stalls here and there and just one bkt shop. Now there are more stalls, not that many though…and just one shop still – this one that we went to at Kpg Datu (used to be in Tunku Osman area). Ya…I loved Bread Story too. Here, we have Bread Sense but not really great… Adopt you???… Aiyor…have to feed me already, now have to feed you as well – sure go bankrupt lor! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

  6. Hahaha. What a yummy culinary homecoming !! Love the look of the bak kut teh noodles and the Jap cheesecake…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So…has your eating spree ended yet? I must have a steamboat party soon…among so many other things that I hope to cook. Time flies…and she’ll be going back there again for another year, so must make the most of the time together here.

  7. yums!! i mean Melissa’s noodles! n not the dried BKT! i dnt like dried BKT. :S n the cake nicey! look spongy la!! heee

    1st time I tried…not bad but I think the soupy version has more of that herbal bkt taste. Ya…the cake was nice – but wait till you see the one Melissa baked. Yum! Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. bad timing to read your posts now so many food picssssssss haiyoooooo haiyoooooooo hahaha

    Aha!!! Welcome to the torture chamber!! Lots more to come! Muahahahahaha!!!! Btw, thanks for dropping by – will link you! Do come again…often, ya? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Poor Manglish. LOL… he finally found his way to the torture chamber. Habis liao him, Cikgu… this feller in Japan summore… you put up roti canai oso he will drool like mad!

      Ya…I bet he misses Malaysian food a lot. But he works in Japan – must be earning BIG money there! Can eat all the roti canai he wants everytime he comes back... ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Ha, dry bah kut teh to me cannot fight the soup one lah, don’t know why but i guess it is when you pour the hot bah kut teh soup on top of the rice…it is just heavenly.

    You know Bah Kut teh used to be my fav food, when i was small, never had the chance to eat it cos poor ma, i only tasted bah kut teh when i came out to work, imagine that… that’s why back then whenever i had chance to makan BKT, i would just wallop about at least 3 bowls of rice to go with it, not forgetting the chili padi and the garlic dunked with Or Tau Yew… best lah betul.

    But now very cautious about BKT lah, may be half of my tummy says cannot wallop so much bah kut teh lah

    When I was young, didn’t know of such a thing as bak kut teh…only much later, came across it in KL. I’m ok with it…not really crazy about it…but would like to eat it once in a while. Well, you’re physically fit…and not too old yet – so can eat lah! Just go and exercise regularly – no problem one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. I like the dry to the wet BKT.. each time i go, i sure ask for the stewed pork knuckles and pig stomach.. that is best!!

    Hahahaha!!! All the innards, not so healthy…but I like. Just don’t take too often. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. grrrrrrr…BKT…have to dig my cupboard…duno still have BKT rempah or not….

    KL easy…just go out and eat – any corner, sure to have!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hahaha… she kena ‘confinement’, kenot go out. Poor thing. Gonna have to bawak her go eat this weekend. Wouldn’t want big sister to kebuluran. LOL!

      Oh? After trip to KT, grounded kah? Big kucing gone off somewhere, I think…so no chauffeur… Fat help, you would be – don’t have transport either… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. Wow…true to your words…those are so scrumptious…I must come over one day ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am waiting. Would love to have you here…and your family…and Claire and her family! We’ll go all over town to eat…eat…and eat! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I’ve never tried dried bak kut teh before! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ but then again.. the only reason i take bak kut teh is for the soup! ๐Ÿ˜€

    It’s nice…but I’m the typical Chinese – would like to have soup when eating rice. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. Noodles in BKT? Something new to me. Wow day 2 calculating the gms per hour Mellisa could have easily add in 500 gms by now kakaka..OK promise would not be the weighing scale from now as not to spoil your makan..Bon Appetit..

    We have bkt noodles here…and long ago at this hotel in Kuching (Aurora, now Merdeka Palace), we used to have it at its coffee house – really nice! No problem for her – she’ll lose weight as soon as the next exam comes around. Only problem is…ME! Wish I could lose weight so easily… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. So you had the dry bak kut teh! We have that over here too.. not much gravy! Some people like it but I still prefer good old soupy bak kut teh. Wow you’re keeping a food diary of all you and your daughter eat while she’s here, aren’t you? Remember to ask her to do a before and after weight comparison ๐Ÿ˜›

    She weighed before she left NZ – 47 kg…dropped from 53 before her exams… So kesian. Doesn’t matter how much she puts on during the holidays – next exam, sure to drop again! SIGH!!!

  16. wah after absent for a week, got so many posts of yours to catch up on. the jap cake looks so smooth and fluffy!

    This place is really good – but expensive (even the other things they sell too) but it doesn’t matter. Want quality, must pay more….

  17. WAH!! Second day only already had so much!! Melissa really eat her heart out ya. hahahahhaha

    We hardly order dry BKT, but if we did, we will order both, soup and dry one.

    Japanese baked cheese cake, next time if got chance, you try San Terri Japanese cheese cake, very nice too. Now i hooked to that!!

    side note: when will you go to Penang?

    And she’ll be here till mid-February… I guess the eating will stop once she has eaten most of the things around here. Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ya…I should do that next time – a dry bkt and a soup…then I will be able to eat the rice, no problem at all. Never heard of this Japanese cake before – maybe I’ll google it up after this and see… Penang got? I’ll be there 9th to 15th… See you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Hey…. you sound like going to stuff your lovely daughter with lots and lots of gourmet leh~! I’m positive that she is going to put on a lots of weight…..=_=

    Have a nice day!^-^

    No lah…she misses all the food that she loves here…and also she wants to eat all the nice things that she has seen me post on my blog, so I’m taking her round to let her enjoy all those till it’s time for her to go back to NZ again for another year…

  19. 1st time see a dry bak kut teh @_@

    I’ve seen in some other people’s blogs in West Malaysia. 1st time eating it myself – not bad…but no soup. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. the dry bak kut teh seem very nice but i stil prefer soup wan…mayb coz i like soup…

    btw i like skinny wife as im fat… ๐Ÿ˜›

    Me too… Maybe next time I order both – dry and soup plus rice… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Now, why are you telling me that you like a skinny wife? Like Cleffairy kah? – So kesian…nothing to eat, in the end you’ll be as skinny as her! Like Africa famine victims! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. among the food displayed, i think i’d love the cheesecake the most! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Me too! If I have to rank them, the chang is definitely out…and I’m not that crazy over bkt.

  22. Mmmm, the second day of Melissa’s food craving journey…..not a fan of all the food shown above ๐Ÿ˜›
    Glad you found the cheesecake that you like, since the rice dumpling was so-so only.

    I’ve always liked the cheesecake at the bakery…and after Melissa’s two failed attempts at baking it while in NZ, I decided to just buy that to let her enjoy. She did manage to bake one eventually though – watch out for the post in a couple of days’ time… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. Oh…i really miss the pilllow shaped dumpling ever since my grandpa passed away. During dumpling festival, my late grandpa will make his signature pillow shaped dumpling which i think is the best….i still can remembered the moment he took out from the wok after done with the steaming process, all of his grandchildren were lining up eagerly to get one of those..LOL.

    Those must be the real pillow-chang, a lot nicer. These are just ordinary bak chang but pillow-shaped instead of the usual conical shape…and they do not even taste good – can get nicer ones elsewhere.

  24. u suddenly tel me wana feed ur daughter till fat as most ppl like meaty rather than skinny…

    she so skinny mer…kesian her as din apreciate food…hahah

    Her metabolism good lah…and even if she eats a lot, she will not grow fat…as in really fat like you-know-who. Thankfully, she’s not thin because she’s like somebody I know – so fussy about food, does not eat and just drinks and drinks…like a fish.

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