Sunday, February 04, 2007

Kota Bahru Food Trip Pt. 3

Next was dinner. I was driven into a kampung (village) area and told that we'll be having rice with dishes. Upon arriving, I was looking forward to dinner as the ambiance told me that it would be good. We parked the car and had to cross a railway track to get over to Restoran Kg. Kulim (located in Wakaf Baru) on the other side! How's that for ambiance!?
The dining area really did looked more like the front of someone's house where the mom would be cooking in the kitchen and the dishes are then served immediately; piping hot to the dining table. It felt like eating at someone's home, I mean. The dishes came that way too, no frills, just home cooked.
The fried fish - which I did try (don't really like fish). Wasn't fishy and the sauce was nice, maybe it was the onions that gave it a slightly different taste.
Here you have rather large chopped chicken pieces with bones and all, marinated and deep fried. It was really tasty, not a winner in the looks department but surprisingly thumbs up for taste. Hey, beauty's only chicken skin deep. Ha ha ha...Deceived by its looks indeed!
One of their specialties - Jumbo prawns with toong fun (glass noodles). Served soaked in santan (coconut milk) and a bit of curry spices. A treat for the senses : taste and sight. Cheow Yang Restaurant in Petaling Jaya also has this tasty dish (but I'm sure at double or triple the price!) .

The area was dim and the children were hungry, so I didn't really have time to compose my shots and a couple of pics of other dishes didn't turn out good. I couldn't and wouldn't want to make the family wait for me though they made sure I did get my shots. I must say that the family was most kind and encouraged me to take photos each and every time we ate. You see, they are proud of being from Kota Bahru and proud of their culture (and yes, the food too)! They told me they would be glad to see me do the postings on Kota Bahru. They even tried to help me out by arranging the food and assisting me in anyway they can. Really nice family, I thank them for their top notch hospitality!

To be continued...

17 comments:

Xiu Long Bao said...

never noe that one can go food crazee @ Kota Bharu ^_^

FireHorse said...

Kelantanese are very kind and warm people, if I may say so myself, hehe. Looks like you are really enjoying yourself there.

Precious Pea said...

Agree with xiu long bao, I didn't know KB got so many nice food. I always thought it's very Malay. The prawns look fantastic!! Maybe I can cook my prawns that way too..but no recipe though.

wonda said...

Please deliver it to me!!!!

wmw said...

xiu long bao : Cannnnn....I suppose only if you have the locals bring you around!

firehorse : Hee hee...that would explain about you, eh? ;o) Yup, it was a very enjoyable trip.

Precious Pea : Oh, got Chinese Food. I also ate Malay food (the delicious ayam percik for one). All types of food also good.

Wonda : How to deliver? Some more from KB, I'm back in KL now wor. Deliver you KL food, want? Are you gonna make a trip back here?

team BSG said...

kampong not only food good and cheap also got different adventure.

Rasa Malaysia said...

Hey MW, you don't kacau kacau me and BSG lah, later Melting-Me-Melting-You no like...budding ai ching now...must give them more support. OK? Hehehehe.

boo_licious said...

Yup, KB is definitely food lover heaven. Did they take you to eat the oysters with porridge that is like rice grains and soup? I had that once in KB - very delish. Sigh! Now I want to visit the place to get my tummy worth of nasi dagang, kerabu, satay and kuihs.

wmw said...

team bsg:What do you mean by different???

RM: Ok, we both now support BSG and MM!;o)

boo_licious : Nasi Air is it? Didn't eat that as we were not that keen on oysters. Furthermore, we had all these other food to eat in such a short time! Ha ha...

Keropok Man said...

wmw, sorry long time no visit, until you drop me a mesg haha...

wah. the kelantan food looks good. i have to visit my cousin there this year hopefully. talking since young that we are going, but never ever made it!

Rasa Malaysia said...

WMW, Audrey Lim has already sent out an evite, please RSVP and please come!

wmw said...

keropok man : That was quick. Nice to see you here again. Wah, CNY coming, lagi more keropok to eat! ha ha...

RM : Have replied, thanks!

mrs. pitt said...

WHAT???? To be continued????? Your appetite is truly amazing? Well, of course, your company must be wonderful as you folks seemed to have had a grand old time eating up Kota Baru!! Hmmmm..yes, my salad is rather pale in comparison :)

ilene said...

WMW, thanks for dropping by my place! It's only polite that I reciprocate. Wah ... all those pictures on food, food and more food! I can see that you're really enjoying your photography hobby as well as the food! I enjoy discovering and eating at various places too but unfortunately, my husband is not so adventurous as me. You know, your post on the Kam Fatt noodles @ Tengkat Tong Shin well, that was my favourite haunt for breakfast and lunch at one time. The "chee chap choke" is simply deee...liii...cious and so is the curry laksa hmmmmmmmuah! I must get to know you better so that I can go galavanting with you for food galore! hehehehe

wmw said...

Mrs Pitt : I guess it was the wonderful co. that make eating fun. We ate a bit here and a bit there......

ilene : Hey, thanks for reciprocating! Ha ha...WAS your favourite haunt? Why no longer?

ilene said...

WMW
Those days I had to send my daughter to school and thereafter, it was far, far too early to start work therefore, ronda, ronda, cari makan lor! See everything also want to buy and eat! I would end up buying not only breakfast but my lunch as well! How I "blossomed" from "M" size to "L" size and now finally, "XL"!! Not to worry, I'm progressing gradually now to "XXL"!! hehehehehe

wmw said...

ilene : OIC! Can always make a trip downtown mah. Ronda, ronda some more lor!