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 ย 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…

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41 thoughts on “The first night…”

  1. Oooooo… the koay teow got me drooling. Looks very nice, but I would prefer the egg half cooked. But den again, if it’s cooked, it wouldn’t be called ‘Moon River’, now, would it? Rivers are supposed to flow… just like the raw eggs. LOL.

    It was! Everything was so very nice. Wanted to go back there again the following night but we were somewhere else – watch out for the posts! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This same thing in Sibu, they call Moonlight kway teow – the name’s not so impressive. Should call it Moonlight Serenade, at least…

    1. I got so hungry after reading this post…the plate of koay teow looks irresistible. It’s the kind of thing I wouldn’t mind eating anytime. Dug the fridge, no koay teow, had to settled for maggi goreng. Sobsob… boohoo~

      Kesian… Muahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Sigh…visiting your blog can be deadly at times. Tskkk~

        Sometimes only…not all the time. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Mana Shereen… so quiet….

    Still in the States. Should be back in Auckland by the end of this week, I think…

    1. Patutlah tak nampak her. I tot she tak sihat or something.

      She’s enjoying herself soooo much that she doesn’t bother to drop by to comment at all – I think she did when she first went over… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. Aiyo… she is probably honeymooning…going all lovey dovey wif her hubby, that’s why tarak drop by. Wakakakaka!

        Too bad the son went with them. Muahahahaha!!!!

      2. You so bad lar Arthur mengata me until like that!!I where don’t bother one..I am a very loyal person you know. I am a friend for life..sob!sob! I feel so hurt now..hahaha. No lar..the trip was so hectic lar…busy kat Disneyland..starts early by 8am and finished late by 12pm.Too tired to do anything as the whole day was on my feet.Then, lepas Disneyland punya cerita dah pulak. And you of all people should know how it was me with shopping..hahaha.
        Anyway, the food memang look so darn sedap except the paku..hahaha…no belacan where got kick one!!Simon will be salivating if I show him the pan mee and the mantou pork.Maybe one day when I’m back, we all can meet up in KL and go for food hunting,huh.

        Hopefully – I would love that a lot but you know my situation and it is not easy for me to get away even for a couple of days. So nice to be able to travel and enjoy at all the places – it has always been my dream and I was looking forward to that upon retirement…but look at me now! Stuck with my “family commitments”. Sobssssss!!!!!!!

    2. How come you know everything, Arthur?? Got crystal ball ahh?

      Friend-friend will not keep secrets from one another mah!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Warrghhhh.. kenot tahan! later I need to go hunt some kangkung to cook kangkung belacan. Saw the pic of the midin makes me feels like eating kangkung belacan.

    Paku lah. Hmmm…sweet potato leaves would be nice too.

    1. These days the kedai runcit tak nampak paku pakis oso. Just saw those kangkung and sawi. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Mebbe tarak ppl go kutip cuz it’s been raining lately. Veggies seems rather scarce at the kedai runcit that usually go. Sien. Even the caggages and the cauliflowers duzzin look fresh these few weeks.

      …and they blame the flood in Thailand. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. Of course la kedai runcit no fern. Cepat mati one la. You want you must got pasar pagi. Baru ada banyak

        Muahahahahaha!!!! Nasib she did not go hypermart looking for paku. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ We may have that here though…at our supermarts…

  4. Aiyuuu Ms Fairy belum pergi tidur lagi?!

    The food certainly looked delish. 1st time hearing that it’s called moon river. I thought it was just plain ol’ fried kuey teow with a moon.

    Itulah namanya Fairy – Chinese say “cho sian” (become fairy in Hokkien) means keep late hours, stay out late at night…no need to sleep. I like the name – Moon River…sounds so romantic. LOL!!!

  5. yeah, Dengkil is a place where many working in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya go for lunch (cos there’s nothing to eat at their place, haha!!) wow, Ivan really knows the place well huh, those food are damn good, especially the moonlight river and the braised pork, yummy yummy~~

    He stays somewhere there and eats at the shop quite regularly, very familiar already.

  6. Oh lovely name ~ Moon River, Frank Sinatra would love it and at the same time sing along. Think is it ‘kon chow hor kar tan’ aka *dried fried kway teow plus egg’? Never been to Putrajaya at night before haha.

    Moon River, I would associate with Andy Williams. Of course, you know him… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hmmmm…should take Mango there for a romantic leisurely stroll. Very nice. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Aiyor!…this post really makes me drool. Regret to hop to your post so early. Gosh!!…look how nice the saucy braised pork and the paku. Something to die for. Am a mee lover and definitely I would love the pan mien and the fried kway teow with raw egg, I would just eat the kway teow.

    LOL!!! It’s ok – just mix the egg with the piping hot kway teow and it will be like half-boiled egg already. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Is the kway teow piping hot enough to make the egg into half boiled. Not raw smell kah? Might as well dump the whole egg in and fried with the kway teow.

      Then it will become char kway teow already lah…not special anymore. Anyway, I love the taste of raw egg (yolk)…and sometimes, my poached egg in my instant noodles also quite raw. Yummmm…..

  8. Arthur, you are better than me. I have never been to Dengkil for food and never been to Putrajaya at night. Shame on me! hehe

    I guess it’s the same with me – many places around here in Sibu that I have not been to and Sibu is sooooo small, no jam – not like over there. Such a hassle to get around. Hmmm…I’m sure your own cooking would be a lot nicer – I wouldn’t want to eat out if I were your hubby… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. lovely view of the bridge…I haven’t been to Putrajaya at night..

    Hah! Not very far from Sepang gold coast. You could have driven there when you were at the resort.

  10. What is the “normal” method of eating this Moon River? Is the egg to be mixed well with the hot kway teow when it is served? I would imagine that would cook the egg slightly, provided the kway teow is served piping hot (the way it should be – right out of the hot wok!). Yum.

    Yup, supposed to break the egg as soon as it is served and mix with the kway teow while it is still piping hot from the wok – but I wonder if it was hot enough after the “photo session”. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. You know what? I have never been to Putrajaya..ehehhe.. Even you have been there!!!

    Hehehehehehe!!! No worries! It will always be there. A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city…

  12. the egg is really rather raw. But you know, body builders have their eggs raw daily anyway! ๐Ÿ™‚

    the braised stewed pork looks heavenly to me too, i can just imagine popping those in my mouth.. yum!

    Putrajaya is always pretty especially at night, and very few people to invade your personal space. Used to study in cyberjaya, next to putrajaya. It was a concrete jungle 10 years ago.

    The traditional Foochows would serve you hot boiling milk and they would break a raw egg in it – supposed to be a sign of respect. I hear it’s good for sore throat too – when you lose your voice…and singers would eat egg raw – supposed to make them sound better. Yeah…you were close by at Multimedia – ever been to Dengkil? The food’s really good… Love it!

  13. All look too greasy for me esp the paku. I always tell the lo-mein guy here at the Vietnamese restaurant, less oil.

    It was ok…just the reflection of the fluorescent lights – that’s the problem I have with night photography. The layers in the pork was, of course, a no-no for you, I’m sure… I guess it was ok for me – wouldn’t be eating there anymore for a long, long time. When I eat out, I will usually request for less msg. So far, no problem at any place where the food is too oily.

  14. The pork comes in 3 slices like that only ke?

    More than 3 leh? 4 or 5…and more than enough… Aiyor…so full after eating all that – two noodle dishes…and two mantao each plus the paku. Lucky thing we went for a walk at Putrajya – can help digest a bit so I did not go to bed feeling bloated. Actually, I do not eat very much, yunno… Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. Fried pan mien, fried kampua, fried mee sua, fried Maggi mee, what next? fried spaghetti? fried ravioli, fried jiazhangmiang. Hahaha..

    Whatever… As long as it’s nice, it’s fine by me.

  16. So Ivan is now in KL… the ladies in IPOH must be very disappointed! lol…
    By the way, Sir, you have an never ending chain of friends.. never feel in KL, eh… everywhere you go, sure you have some “kaki” to take you out for makan…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ya…like your two handsome boys lor! One in Singapore, another in Penang – so kesian Ipoh girls… Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya…I am truly blessed with all the wonderful friends – you’re also like that what – the moment I set foot in Ipoh, you already took me to eat the very nice food in Ipoh even though you had to sacrifice your lunch break. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. So sweet of Ivan and glad he brought you out to jalan jalan and makan makan, if not, you would be so bored there.

    Moon River, i know that, i learnt that word, when my father in law ask us to ta pow for him , i only knew what is moon river!! hahahah

    Fried paku, ah! Now i know those ppl who tell me can find paku over here, that is actually paku not midin!

    I went to Putrajaya at night once, we were there to see intl fireworks, that was like many years ago!

    Yes, it certainly was nice of Ivan. He stays nearby as it would be easier for him to go to work but no lah! Old man like me – even if I had to stay in the room (and go online) all day, I would be fine. Mandy always said that I love hotel rooms so much that it is so hard to ask me out to go some place to eat. Lazy lah… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ So they do not have midin there, only paku… Hmmmm…then you have to come back to Sibu everytime you feel like eating it. Hehehehehehe!!!! Tried the Bario rice already or not? Any good?

    1. I got the Bario Rice already, but have yet to try!! Now mum in town, everyday go “kai kai” and eat out. tsk tsk chance to cook the Bario rice yet. Will let you know once i have cook it.

      Ya…I know. You would be going around all over the place to eat with your mum. Nice! Well, let me know your verdict when you have cooked it…

  18. Yeah Putrajaya is really beautiful at night. What a pity that this place is so far from town!

    LOL!!! And I stayed at a hotel around KLIA – even further… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. Wow! Pan mien!! Any idea where to get good pan mien in Sibu?.. Sadly, the only place I been to in KL is the airport. kesian! I’m sure you have a lot of friends in KL, your ex-classamtes… Can go and visit them some day. Pan mee in Sibu, you can check out this place…at Taman Indah. Very far – have to go past UCS, towards Teku…You can click the link to the guy’s blog too but I think it is mostly in Chinese…

  20. Putrajaya sure look beautiful with all those lights at night.

    Yes, I’ve been there once during the day. It certainly is nicer by night…

  21. Your blog always make me hungry. And I can see you enjoying your life surrounded with good food and life….eat to live.

    Hah!!! Come back on Friday and you’ll get the answer to your comment… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Hi Arthur,
    Come to Ipoh la…no need to hint, hint at Claire’s blog , I will make you a nice cake too and take you out to eat ๐Ÿ™‚ When Melissa is back in Sg. Petani , you will be coming over very often then. Make a stop over in Ipoh …ask Mandy to bring you and dont go quiet quiet to Ipoh Garden to eat breakfast without telling us ! Let me know in advance when you want to come Ipoh so that we ( claire and myself can take you out makan makan lo ๐Ÿ™‚ You must be happy Melissa is coming back for good ๐Ÿ™‚

    Certainly looking forward to hopping over to Ipoh if ever I get the chance… Nobody pick, also can take bus….. Muahahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Cepat cakap ‘Yes maam,’ rezeki jangan ditolak. LOLOLOL!

      Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes….a thousand times, YES!!!! LOL!!!

  23. You eat the wobbly wobbly meat again leh! Naughty! I thought cut down eating the wwm for a while?

    Haiya…friend wants to belanja, say must try…not nice to say no mah! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Muahahahahahaha!!!!

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