I love Seremban, land of funny looking roofs, land of siew paos and yau yee mai fun, also land where this glowing lass first came into the world screaming and kicking.
Recently Ben and I took the chance to visit my parents there. Also to meet some old friends and fulfill our food cravings. Yes, Penang is a wonderful melting pot of food galore but there are just somethings that tastes really different.
Mader knows best. My fav since I was a toddler; other then lor mai kai. This is what I grew up calling "wor pau" a pau (bun) that has a brown pork and peas filling and toped off with yellow cake on top. An ingenious creation for those craving pau, cake and pork.
Like any other maders out there, your baby need feeding. So this is the spread for the last 4 days we were back. Needless to say at the end of our trip, I avoided the weighing scale like the plague.
Oh and the pièce de la résistance, home made bak kut teh! It's basically a pork and strong chinese herb based broth often eaten with rice.
Enough of the food, let's get some sights shall we?
Where I 1st kicked and screamed. Previously it was known as Hospital Besar Seremban or a direct translation would be The Big Hospital of Seremban. Now it's named after royalty. The odd thing is, most Malaysian hospitals are named after the Queens of Malaysia. Hmm...I'm sure they have their reasons.
The iron bridge leading to my alma mater.
1 of the 2 main roads in Seremban town.
Heading towards old part of town.
Familiar? Forgive my lack luster smile. Severe dry lips as explained here can do that to a girl.
How bout this? Yup, we were in Melacca to visit my freshly delivered niece! She's one big beautiful girl~ But a story kept for another day.
Back to Seremban.
I think we have one of the most diverse balanced pasar malam (night markets). The one's I know of in Seremban and love are on Tuesdays in Rasah Jaya and Thursdays opposite Bukit Mewah high school (Grand Hill). Sadly I could only attend one during our stay and that was only for 10 minutes as we were rushing back from Melacca.
Though I was dead tired, still I insisted on this....
It's bak gua (meat jerky) but prepared and presented in a different style indigenous to Seremban. If you know of any other places do let me know. Seriously, especially in Penang.
A simple and yet mind blowing treat. Wholesome smell and taste of the barbecued bak gua, enveloped in a barbecued bread with some chicken floss (chickens don't have teeth), sliver of cucumber and chili sauce. Simple yet my ultimate pasar malam pleasure.
Slightly energized we actually made a trip to our old dating haunt for Bens' old lover
Some chewy calamari to end the night. Funny how we tend to see somethings differently now and yet some things still stay the same.
Well that's it for now.
More pictures coming up soon my lovelies...