The first night…

Ivan came over after he had finished work and later, took me out for a really delightful dinner at this place called Dengkil – if I’m not mistaken, he stays in the vicinity.

He ordered this kway teow dish that is called Moon River…

Moon River

I had this a long time ago at this place in Sibu and I loved it a lot though I am a little bit wary with the raw egg.

Ivan was very anxious for me to try all the nice things at this place and he ordered the fried pan mien, pork fat crusts and all as well…

Fried pan mee

This was very nice too! Loved it! Gosh!!! Two noodle dishes at one go – I was wondering how we would manage to eat anything else after those but we did!

To my surprise, they had fried paku there…

Fried paku

No, my NZ friend…it was not heavily-laden with belacan (Annie-Q would love this! LOL!!!), not like the midin (wild fern) you had in Sibu. I liked  it a lot though.

And omigawd!!! This was heavenly!!!

Pork with mantao 1

Stewed/braised pork with lightly-fried mantao (steamed buns)! This is different from the ones we have in Sibu. I wouldn’t say which one is better as each has its own taste and one is as heavenly yummy as the other. The sauce in this one seemed a bit like char siew but not exactly – whatever it was, I really loved it.

Pork with mantao 2

I don’t know how much it cost as Ivan insisted on treating…but he did hint that it was in the region of RM30-40.00, inclusive of free-flow of Chinese tea. That sounds pretty reasonable.

Then after dinner, Ivan took me on a night tour of Putrajaya…

Putrajaya by night 1

It is such a beautiful place but it makes me sad that there are so very few people around enjoying a leisurely stroll, the nice night air and the beautiful sights in the vicinity…

Putrajaya by night 2

…but in a way, it probably wouldn’t be as nice had it been so crowded and busy like at the KL city centre.

Putrajaya by night 3

So after a nice relaxing walk around, we went back to the hotel pretty early by KL standards (and knowing me, you would probably know that I don’t usually stay out very late anyway) – but Ivan had to leave for work very early the next morning…