Road trip 1- Air Keroh/Bangsar/KL

Left the wet and soggy Singapore towards Tuas Checkpoint. Found out that this time, ladies do not need to get out to get their thumbprint scanned. Phew! That was a relief cos my leg is congested with my electronic products. Jammed….

We raced all the way till we reached Gelang Patah R & R where we did our Jamak prayers .It was clean and spacious. Love the surau.

The exchange currency is $236.50 for 100SGD. I think that is good! Then we headed to Air Keroh R & R and rest our legs, pump some petrol and do a jiggetty dance to release the tension of staying about 3 hours in the mini car.

Of course, the tummy felt a bit empty, and so we buy some fried chicken as an afternoon snack. The fried chicken was yummy. With the typical malay kampung marination of turmeric, ginger, onions , serai/lemongrass , galangal and more.

It was shiok! And the name of the stall is “something..WANGI” (I think something like fragrant gravy”…

Pardon the temporary loss of memory, my mind is blacked out when the body is hungry heheh! Then after that we head towards the Nasi paku @ BANGSAR (near KL). Reached there about evening around 5pm. The co-ordinates that I got from wikimapia is not accurate.

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Then with my handphone internet connection, I searched and found out that it is near Dataran Maybank, behind it, supposingly beside Fatimah Indian restaurant. But we searched high and low for it. Even the people nearby do not know. I thought if it is so famous, how can the people do not know. I cannot detect any stream of people eating. Isnt it supposed to be famous? Perhaps got my info all mixed up…nvm, ada hikmahnya (blessings in disguise)…

p.s:Oops,dvpro (Thks!) has corrected me.. the co-ord given by wikimapia is NOT wrong.(I’m the one who got it wrong..the GPS newbie hee! *sigh”should have consulted the GPS “guru” before I went..) But anyway, not knowing that the co-ord is right (and that I need to adjust some settings in the GPS)I gave up after the tummy played “hard-core rock “. (updated 21/8/08)

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Well, after 1 hour of searching, we gave up and saw some tempting fried chicken nasi lemak roadside stall. It looked yummy! Indeed the chicken is yummy. I don’t really like the sambal. The rice is ok. But the chicken is POWER!

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Some of our gang had mee Ladna (almost similar to hongkong noodles with blackish gravy) and nasi goreng kampung. WOW! The nasi goreng kampung is shiok! A makan kaki rate it 8 out of 10. They used fragrant herbs like daun kesum (laksa leaves ) and others which I cannot or don’t bother to identify under the dimly lit street lights.

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Then , of course on our way searching the Nasi Paku, we saw a Burger stand. We had been eyeing that to “doggy-bag” it. Upon reaching, we saw the sign “OTAI burger” (they used RAMLY burger patties).

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YIPEE! I had been wanting to find that for a very long time. There were a few people gathering around waiting for its order. The man that cook the burger was very clean, systematic and seems to be enjoying his work . Although there were many customers, he took his time to ensure that each and every order is cooked the proper way.

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WE were there for about 30mins. Because we ordered 3 double special meat burger and a hotdog. Very fascinating. This has got to be one clean as u go burgeer counter that I ever seen..almost similar to McDonalds principles.(from experience hehe!)

After receiving the hot and piping burgers, we don’t wait any longer and ATTACK!!! It was indeed special and YUMMY! The meat patties seems to melt in the mouth with the fresh grated cucumbers and tomatoes and the patties are wrapped professionally with an egg. Even I drool while I was tryping this out. Very yummy! Don’t believe me? Try it out, BANGSAR people!

To me, Bangsar is like Holland Village….anyway slight disappointment that I cannot find Nasi paku but then delighted at finding new tantalizing food items that refresh my tastebuds instantaneously.

Need a roof above our heads. Kinda tired. Wanted to stop by at Tune hotel (budget) but was fully booked so we went to our usual joint “the HIGHWAY hotel”. I am beginning to think that I should have a membership card or something due to my frequency of settling for this budget hotel.

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After, we azan the whole room (by its corners), we step in feeling “Safe”. Seriously, u should do that to chase out “uninvited GUESTS” .

Anyway, this time, the tv worked well (often they got problem with the tv tuning). I can get all the Malaysia channels. But when I wanted to have a hot shower, there is something dripping above me. Kinda eerie right…but its not blood.

It’s the water from the water tank for the heater. If its toilet bowl water of the above tenant (wait a minute, there is no tenant above me) and I was actually visualising being “rained by faeces” (YIKES!)

In fact they give us to change room but the other one has a broken tv. Entertainment or leaking ceiling? Well, I chose the leaking ceiling. Anyway, it only leaked when I turn on the heater so its ok.. .

Well, turned on the tv, watched P.ramlee old movies on tv2 and had a great laugh. This veteran actor will not fail in creating laughters everywhere with his unique comedy movies. No one can ever replaced him.

Anyway, turned on my laptop , it started to search for any internet access (of course there isn’t any, what can u expect for 49RM a nite with 50RM refundable deposit) but then u will never know, some time there is wireless internet network that is unsecured hehe! Dangerous…) but I cannot find any..so I typed it out in the word document first so that I can tell the story straight , fresh from the oven…before I forget.

Eh, wait a minute..I think I had forgotten to mention that before I head to Rawang R&R highway hotel. We went to Chinatown night market. (This bazaar mostly sells pirated goods.. bags, shoes from RM50-RM200 depends on the brand itself. Lots of chinese food stalls and restaurants but No Halal food other than fruits but u can easily find burger stands around this area and fast food chains like McDonalds, KFC, or u can walk to Pudu bus station , opposites ,there are many coffeeshops)

But if u have the chance to eat breakfast in this Pudu or chinatown area, there are many roadside stalls selling GOOD nasi lemak. Try it! Try the local flavour but if ur tummy is not resistant to road side food, then stick to the Hotel breakfast….or bring lots of “Pochai” pills or its equivalent….hee!

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Wanted to go to uptown night market but the GPS gone cuckoo and keep sending us in circles and we end up paying the toll more than once. So we went to somewhere we’ve been before and I found my favourite “LOK-lok” halal , malay version. But I tapowed.

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I was hesitant when I saw youngsters tending the stall but I saw the familiar looking man at the kerang stall beside it so I thought must be the same stall. But then , the “air tangan” is not the same, it would be much delicious if the same man were to serve me, cooked the items for me and poured dollops of the peanut gravy (with a hint of otak udang/petis) and bits of peanuts.

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(Located near pudu bus terminal/ancasa hotel) right in front of Nandos fast food restaurant at the “kaki lima” there.

Okay, time out…got to rest this weary head and tummy…..

Good nite my dear readers…May u have a delicious day tomorrow!

Err, fyi- this is the only day that I have time to type out my day to day experience. The rest of the week, I was too busy… so i need to dig deeper into my memory now and that will take time ..hehe!

To be continued ….

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1 thought on “Road trip 1- Air Keroh/Bangsar/KL”

  1. Hi Putri,

    Re: Din Larin's coordinates
    The one you posted HERE (which you've got from Wikimapia, I believe) is correct. The problem is when you are using different grid formats, the one you have above is using Degree Minute Second, while your device is (currently) using Degree Minute Decimal. In a Nuvi, you can choose to enter the same format by clicking "Format" before entering the coordinates. You can also easily convert between these formats mathematically, just remember 60 seconds = 1 minute and 60 minutes = 1 degree.

    Re: Otai Burger
    FYI, these burger joints can be found in numerous places around Klang Valley, there're under a franchise program.

    I wish you all the best with your food hunting!

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