Monday, May 28, 2007

Seremban - Prologue to Malacca

Had recently gone for a trip to Malacca with TML and YSF after YSF lamented about work and said that she needed a break from it. So, off we went over a weekend last month after making some quick arrangements. Since it was my first road trip with them, we will either come out of it as better friends or enemies for life! LOL....We'll just have to wait and see. Ha ha ha....Anyway, one thing that we truly have in common for sure is the love of food. That gave us a good start to our trip when we decided that we must make a stopover at the Seremban Market for Beef Noodles along the way.
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This stall had so many different types of biscuits! (It goes round the corner on the bottom left too!)

I was looking forward to the detour here as I have had a bowl of the famous Seremban Beef Noodles since the family trip there last year in June. It's been awhile indeed and this time, we went to stall no. 748 (we had gone to stall 742 earlier).
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The difference is that the sauce in 748 is not as thick as 742 (I ordered the dry version) but apart from that, there isn't much difference. Well, at least not to me - I'm just glad to be in Seremban, eating it! :o). Once again, the peanuts and the sesame seeds really gave this noodle an extra edge over it's Klang Valley competitors (namely Ngau Kee, though it's a different version). The noodles, covered with the gravy slipped into my mouth easily and was cooked al dente! The beef balls were firm; served in a bowl of delicious broth with spring onions, they were delightful.
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This time round, we also ordered an additional plate of Sotong Mee Hoon (Cuttlefish Vermicelli) to share. Very much like its Cantonese Mee Hoon counterpart, there are differences. Firstly, this mee hoon's gravy doesn't have egg swirls. It's also more peppery and of course, the main difference is the meat. Cooked with slices of char siew like meat (BBQ pork)and sotong, it was a nice change from the usual Cantonese style. I didn't care much for the slices of pork though. The char siew like meat tasted bland (I say char siew like as it didn't taste like char siew at all!); eating it together with the noodles and some chilli helped. If I were to ever order this again, it'll be plain sotong for me.
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After our breakfast, we continued our journey to Malacca....


To be continued ....

20 comments:

Mama BoK said...

So did you become better friends..?? or enemies..?? kekekkekkee!!

Lee Ping said...

Dear WMW,

I must say, it is hard to stay on a diet plan with all these delicious food. I think if I still live in Malaysia, I will be an overweight Asoh!

"..., we will either come out of it as better friends or enemies for life!" I agree.

p/s Need to go help my husband with BBQ now. But will be back later to read more.

ah nel said...

the market so big but i cant seen smth which i tink its hardly to get at west Malaysia...if in my hometown its easy to get...

*cilipadi*

cc said...

I feel hungry every time I come here. Haha. Looking forward to the Malacca post! :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

the sotong noodles looks yummy. where to find here ar?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

thank god its near lunch time..my stomach is grumbling..but not for long..woo hoo.. shit teh beef noodles looks damn good..well if there are ur makan kaki..how to bcome enemy unless u guys fight over the food la

Rasa Malaysia said...

In Johor, they use the same sotong in Bak Kut Teh and surprising they were sooooo good I was hooked. Of course, the sotong one come in a separate claypot with the BKT soup and foo chuk. Really so good. :)

jason said...

Yumz! But aren't it's a bit weird to eat noodle with peanuts? I mean, gonna use some "kungfu" to get them with the chopsticks rite? :P

Dr ve Thru said...

I love to see your photos of wet markets. I think you have a few in your blog. If I was there, I will want to buy everything. This is what living overseas does to people who are deprived of Malaysian food and biscuits, in general, good FOOD!
The beef noodle that you ordered looks to me like 'chee cheong fun' except for the noodle shape.
I think I would go for the meehoon sotong soup.

Jackson said...

again.... u prove yr shooting skill!! Sifu, how come u alwiz hv a chance to take picture of pasar ??? i love it with the beautiful colour!!

wmw said...

mama bok : We became better friends through getting to know each other better when we did disagree now and then! Ha ha ha...

lee ping : Aiyoh, is that why? Looks like I will have to relocate!

ah nel : Cilipadi maybe too small, can't see from the pic :o)

cc : Hee hee...stay tuned!

lyrical lemongrass : Not to my knowlegdge, maybe the other floggers can help???

wmw said...

joe : Ha ha ha...yes, that could be one of the things that set us off, food!

RM : Really? I must look around for that when I'm in JB. Sounds good!

jason : Huh? No need kung fu, there's the spoon!

Dr ve thru : Hey there! You signed in again? Anyway, both the noodles are good stuff. I love markets...so much activities.

Jackson : Thanks for the compliment! Go to market, then take a shot. Why don't you go to your Klang market and do some shots there?

Kok said...

wmw,
I'm drooling over the bowl of beef noodles...

sc said...

when it comes to beef noodles, still prefer my hometown's (kluang)version ;). never seen the likes of sotong noodles before, wonder if i'll ever get to try it :(

Precious Pea said...

Yummy...beef noodle really good. No siu pow for you?

Lee Ping said...

You want to relocate? Portland, Oregon is a beautiful city to live in and it does not have sales tax.

p/s I don't mind being chubby, in fact, I don't think my husband would mind at all. I just wished that the weight stayed above my waist rather than below. :)

wmw said...

kok : It's really good, a different version but good stuff!

sc : Kluang? Haven't tried that before....SC, make a trip to Seremban and you can try it! Hee hee...

precious pea : Hello! Welcome home! We got some siew pau on the way back, but none for me. I overdosed on it quite some time ago and never got started again.

lee ping : Ha ha...above the waist ;o)...Always toyed with relocation....but will miss a lot of people and things here.

jason said...

Ops... yea, forgot about the spoon :P

Melting Wok said...

oh my god, I've not seen my grandpa's hometown (seremban) for ages ! I've to go !! Oo..I wanna go Melaka too, haven't been to jonker's st :( I think I've already gained a few just this instant moment hehehe :)

wmw said...

Jason : What's been on your mind lately? ;o)

Melting Wok : Oh, you can go when you come back here for your vacation?