(between Muar and Batu Pahat)
From Muar can be reached a hot spring area at Sungai Balang, on the way to Batu Pahat.
It’s like the Qian Hu communcal pool but 2X bigger. When i look beneath it, I saw some sort of big rocks. Was told by the locals that some even dive in to it. Err…I dont dare.
On Sundays, it is packed with families and kids happily swimming around in the other shallow, warm water pool. The other time , I went on saturday, there were about 5-7 people. Not many people.
Was told that they wanted to implement entrance fees but the villages make such hoo-haa that the plan was aborted.
So my conclusion is : in order to taste this briyani at its best, come down around 10am ….u’ll be amazed… and dont forget to order their pink sweet ,mild sourish bandung drink (with added ice-cream soda) SHIOK! on a hot sweltering day…
p.s: one makcik commented that this briyani might have used some MSG because she felt very thirsty after that.hmm..
Eh, wait…I ‘ve forgotten to include my breakfast in a town called MUAR. Guess what is on their breakfast menu?…SATAY! Have u ever had satay for breakfast? The earliest I did was at Haig road but that was about 11am. But in this town , it is a norm. Once u reached this town, u can see and smell satay everywhere. In fact, u can get it as early as 7.30am
The first time I came here, I was too late. I came about 11am. All finished! But this time, I came back with a revenge! I gotta to get my hands on those satay!!!
But dont expect great customer service. They will be too busy to even get u seated. So get urself seated by hook or by crook. No matter how small the shop is, I suck my breath in and squeez in with the locals. hehhe!
anyway, their famous satays are the tripe (cut in small rolls)and the paru (lung) but their beef is not bad too.The tripe is soft , juicy and mild sweet . The paru is well marinated and a bit sweet too. All satays are good enough to be eaten on its own. The gravy is not bad too! All well-cooked, no uncooked meat given.
Their mee rebus is nice too! And dont forget to try their famous mee bandung in another stall (different from Singaporean version). See my previous post:
Oh by the way, just in case u get lost, these are 2 landmarks near the stall. (Or u can ask the locals there where is the famous satay @ Jalan Sulaiman near Jalan Abdullah)
This blue signboard shop is just opposite this satay stall.