Happy Labour Day Malaysians! Slightly belated I know, but still, today’s a Sunday … hence the celebration continues? Or so I hope. Nothing too spectacular for us who do not work on Saturdays, so it’s a day off wasted, somehow …..
Anyway, we decided to embark on a short, day trip to Teluk Intan in the southern region of the state of Perak. I wrote about Teluk Intan only once in my blog, if I recall correctly. That was when we visited Keng Heng Coffee Shop in town for breakfast, then lunch at Lana Tea House. But of course, I neglected the urge to write about the repeated visits to the town famous for the iconic leaning tower (yup, don’t go thinking ONLY Italy has one) right smack in town centre, the incomparable Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun, and fresh seafood supplied by its neighbouring town of Hutan Melintang. (Read about our lunch at Men Lok Seafood @ Hutan Melintang)
Kam Ling Restaurant @ Kampar – With her sleeves all rolled up, clearly she was in her elements …. cutting up the gigantic Curry Chicken Bread for us, right before our very eyes. (RM22/USD6.90)
To reach the town of Teluk Intan from Ipoh, you can use a few different routes. One being our favourite Ipoh-Kampar-Kampung Gajah-Teluk Intan way, which is marginally shorter, compared to Ipoh-Tapah-Tapah Road-Teluk Intan, and miles faster than the Bidor-Teluk Intan route. The journey takes about one and a half hour from Ipoh to Teluk Intan, slightly longer if the roads are plied with lorries and other vehicles, which is common on weekdays.
A portion can easily serve four savages on a roll ……. or TWO, if you don’t order anything else.
Since we were in Kampar around lunch hour, we decided to stop by at Kam Ling Restaurant for lunch. For the uninitiated, Kam Ling is easily the most famous Chinese diner in Kampar, recently underwent a major facelift, or rather; expansion, into a splendidly-elegant & pompous three-floors building next to its original location. You can choose to dine inside the older, nostalgia-laced eatery with evidently old-timers still running the place, and a separate section of the restaurant loaded with confectioneries on sale; both freshly baked and pre-packed ones …… Read the rest of this entry »