Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Food : Pau Kampung Sin Hiap Chang, Kota, Negeri Sembilan

Pau Kampung Sin Hiap Chang (Halal)
Address:  PT.2, Jalan Besar Kota, 71350 Negeri Sembilan.
Contact:  012-6315544      06-4381004

Last Week went to Batu Pahat, Johor for a short family trips. On my way to Kuala Lumpur, my brother in law suggest we make a exit at Mambau Toll for a nice Pau. He recommends "Pau Petai" which I just follow as time is still permitted.

From Mambau Toll, Its take another 10-15 minute. Towards the destination, i strongly feel have been this place before as the surrounding was very familiar... Then suddenly saw a signage written "Hutan Rekreasi Gunung Dato"..... Ah....no wonder so familiar. I have hike twice Gunung Dato in the past and irony is the pau Petai-Pau Kampung Sin Hiap Chang was nearby junction to Gunung Dato!!! It was a normal kopitiam restaurant which you probably won't expect any big surprise.

We order some Pau Petai and some other different taste also. To my surprise the "Pau Petai" is really something different. I wont say it is a WOW taste, but it really give you nice taste if you not against the smell.

We eat some and tapoa alots too. The funny thing is the take away order was given in a carton box!! Which i laugh as the only time i see this kind of purchasing is at Big Bad Wolf Sales!!!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Hiking : Revisit Bukit Ketumbar cheras @ Hutan Kayu Kayan Negara @ Bukit Seputih

Its been almost 3 years didn't hike at Bukit ketumbar Cheras. Most people compare this hiking place as identical as Bukit Saga@ Ah Pak San but without the waterfall.
For the trail distance, Bukit Ketumbar trail is 1/3 of Ah Pak San trail. 

This time i take the right route after the entrance temple. The first stop was the Kuala Lumpur city view. Too bad as these few days KL was hazy so not too much to enjoy.

The 2nd stop is already the climax, a mini gymnasium garden. Here we hang around for some times to enjoy the facility. 
Then all the way down to car park.

** what still annoying me was TOO MANY DOG!!!!!!! ALSO POOH POOH!!
Last time i just encounter 2 dogs.... now at least 6 dog!!


Friday, October 17, 2014

Food : Best malaysia-Nepali Dal bhat since Katmanthu


The Khukri 
No.26 First Floor Jalan Tan Tun siew Sing (Jalang Silang)
50050 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Contact person:Bishwa Rai mail:bishwavision@yahoo.com
website www.bishwavision.com

Today i finally taste the best Nepali dal-bhat in kuala lumpur. As above info, this is not a fine dining restaurant but you will get the closet memory of nepal-katmanhu taste of foods and environment.

As me and my friend are naturally nepali look, the waitress didn't notice we are malaysian until we spoke chinese!

We just order dal bhat chicken set and mutton set. And the best is the set lunch come with MASSALA Tea! And all the cost was only RM 28.00 nett.

For me everything is just great as almost same taste with what we ate at nepal. Only the nepali yogurt I'm not able finish it.

Sure will come again in future.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

HIKING: Thorong La-pass (5416 M) - Day 01: Kuala Lumpur to Thamel, Katmanthu

In Nepal, hiking tourism industry is one of the largest contributor in the nation economy. Thousand of hiking company registered and thousand more non-registered under Nepal trekker association. Recommended to hiker to choose the company which registered under Nepal association as the guideline and Governor body is very taking care of the hiking industry. Its give the company which already registered as members automatic some credibility and secure.


In this journey we choose a hiking company which recommended by our friend who completed Upper Mustang Hiking months ago. Its really a great company and great service from them, which i shall explained in following posting.

 or you can contact the owner, MR BINOD directly through FB;

Hours before flight, I just get know in LCCT got Strapping services station for baggage which i find very useful and cost effective. Done in just minute or two, its secure your luggage from easily opened in transit time. Will use this kind of service in future.

 When you about to reach Kathmandu International Airport, looking down you will notice the landscape is quite different. Sandy, Rocky, Lots of river but not much water, the color of soil is very much significant..

**Kathmandu Airport was defined as one of the most dangerous airport in the world. Only very senior pilot can design to flight to this place. I guess the reason is short runway. The plane was almost immediately need to brake after touch down... you can feel being pull to front when brake...(Wear your seat belt)


We reach Nepal Soil at 1415pm. 
We fill in visa application form and pay the fees calculate accordingly where we go and how many days we here. I understood that you can pre-apply the VISA in Kuala Lumpur. However the time and process to apply on the spot is not very different nor taken long time. 

Mr Binod already waiting for us in the terminal Exit. After say hi or famously NAMASTE, we were taken to Hotel near Thamel, which own by Mr Binod also. Along the transit to hotel, our eye was glue to the street, people and building...

I always wear like this through the journey.. + sunglasses

First impression:  Kathmandu is very dusty, traffic was not proper and i feel there is lack of urban planning..... I feel i was in india although never been to India. 

 About 20 minute ride, we reach the hotel. We were told water & electrical is always got interruption and routine is being implement in Kathmandu town.. Around 5pm have electric.... then morning about 4am no electric.... Solar system industry and generator business should be running very good here.


 Around 1830,we have the first briefing session with Mr Binod and introduction to all the crew which will be together with us after this. Intro the team;

Guide - Dhana Rai (https://www.facebook.com/dhanakumar.rai)
Sherpa -Shivaraj (https://www.facebook.com/shivaraj.adhikari.925)
Porter-Raj Kumar (https://www.facebook.com/raj.acharya.9081323), Ram & Prakash which join later

2030pm Dinner at Thamel, Kathmandu. On Mr Binod Bill! 

Along we saw many trekking equipment shop, too many actually.. some expensive, some very cheap
Must careful survey and no need rush to buy. Everything about hiking got sell here!! 

First time eat Dal bhat (Nepali: दालभात)