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Thursday, 18 February 2016

Lunch Gathering At Cheong Loi & Fences in Ipoh.

It all started out with "Good morning" wishes to one another through our mobile phone. Then out of the blue someone suggested meeting for lunch in Ipoh old town. By then it was almost 11.30 am. It so happened that on the day, some cannot make it but most of us were available.

It was then confirmed that we meet at the chosen venue in old town by a certain time. This eatery will be crowded with office workers and regular customers during the lunch break. For those of us who are no longer working, we are requested to go earlier to order the food and get a big table enough for all. Within a short while, those who are still working will join us there.
 This was our lunch venue for that day. It is referred to as Cheong Loi.
 The name of the eatery written in Chinese on the signboard.
 Cheong Loi Rice Shop.
To reach the rice shop, we have to drive through this narrow lane. It is behind the MBI Pasar Jalan Patrick which is near to the Chinese school SJK(C) Ipoh. Jalan Patrick is the former road name, it has now been renamed to Jalan Bijeh Timah.
I was told that this eatery has been in business since a long, long time. This was my first visit here. Thanks to my friends for introducing me to this hidden place. It was located right at the end of the narrow lane.
As my friend placed the food order, my camera got busy.
 We started with a bowl of soup - Old cucumber boiled with pork meat. 
It is good to drink soup especially during the hot season.
 Stir fried lala with preserved black beans, etc.
 Braised Pork trotter in black soy sauce.
 Steamed fresh water fish. I can't remember what fish. 
 Stir fried kangkong (water convolvulus) with garlic.
It was a nice lunch meeting up with ex-colleagues.

Today its Good Fences day so I am sharing some fences here.
This is a church fence.
 Outside a hospital.
 Just next to a traffic light.
 I pass by here quite often.
One day I happened to pass by here, stop my car to snap this photo.
I like this pretty "Steps" fencing.

Linking to Good Fences. 

For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain

of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.

But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating

for doing wrong and endure it?

But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it,

this is commendable before God.

To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you,

leaving you an example, that you should follow in his STEPS.

(1 Peter 2:19-21, NIV)

80 comments:

  1. We must go there again, Nancy... without my walker this time.. hahaha...

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    1. Yes, I would love to go back to try the other dishes.

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  2. I think I've said before Nancy but I like the way people can just sit outside on the sidewalk & eat. The steamed fish looks especially nice. What is Lala? Is that another name for Mussels or is it a different type of shellfish as I'm unfamiliar with the name.

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    1. Thank you, Tony. I think lala is mussels.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a beautiful day!

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  4. The lala and fish caught my attention, hehe...

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  5. Nice lunch with very homely cooked food. Love them heaps. Sometimes though I see very nice fencing especially people' s house, I don't dare to stop & snap.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Lol! I too am careful when I snap photo. Usually I will stop some distance away.

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  6. today I feel like eating the fish on your picture!

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  7. The fish looks good.
    Many people down here have soup in the winter only, a few have it in summer.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret. We have soup throughout the year.

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  8. I remember reading about this in Claire's blog when she was still using the walker. The lala dish looks tasty. It has been a long time since I last ate any lala.

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    1. Yes, Mun. We were there together. The dishes there are very tasty.

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  9. some neat fences! i like the brick over concrete and the iron over concrete mixes.

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    1. Thank you, Theresa for hosting. Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a great day!

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  11. Very pretty fences, and the fish looks delicious!

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  12. Hi Nancy, over from Good fences. I am not sure but I think I have visited your blog before. I loved the shots of the food, I love fresh fish. A beautiful fence as you pointed out with the steps. Have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, Peggy. So nice of you to visit. Have a good week too!

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  13. As always delicious looking meals. Have a good day Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Have a good day too!

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  14. Amazing Nancy. The dinners around your part of the world may seem to natural for you but unusual for me. I bet the food that I eat every day would be unusual for you especially the Italian food that I eat. Oh well, that's why it's so wonderful to try.

    Have a great day my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Thank you, Paul. It is so true that our food may be so different from each other's. I am also amazed at your varieties of food. Have a great day too!

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  15. Fantastic meals!

    kiss
    food&emotions
    http://fefoodemotions.blogspot.pt

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  16. Oh the food you eat so often. Yummy. I would love to tag along on one of your meals.

    I also love that last step fence. That's very unique.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a fabulous day too!

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  17. Hi Nancy! Looks like you found a new favourite restaurant! It looks so fresh and well cooked, i'm sure you will all be back!
    Loved the church fence and the stepped white one
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. We may go back again. Have an enjoyable day too!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a wonderful day!

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  19. The last house would fit right in here on Maui.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Maui must be a very beautiful place.

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  20. The bustling street scene and restaurants remind me of Honolulu, and of God's blessings. Thank You Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Cloudia. I would love to visit Honolulu one day. Have a lovely day! God bless!

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  21. i really enjoy dining outdoor....everything looks yummy!!!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Sometimes these small stalls serve very tasty food.

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  22. Such nice place! The food looks delicious! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you, Silvia. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a beautiful day!

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  24. Great items Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a wonderful day!

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  25. I like the last fence the most. The kangkong dish looks very delicious.The restaurant offers very tasty food. It's all mouth watering.

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  26. there is also some really tall trees in the house garden!

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    1. Hello Irvine, the palm trees can grow very tall.

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  27. So many hidden gems around that we never know and try. Glad you enjoy the food there.

    Happy Good Fences Day!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. If not for my friends, I would not know about the food here.

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  28. Quite interesting food. Some I would eat, others probably not.
    Great selection of fences. So different from each other.

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  29. I Love seafood, so this all looks yummy. The fence wall is quite interesting.

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  30. I bet that was fun meeting your friends, and you really got some nice fence shots!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a wonderful day!

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  31. a wonderful selection of fences Nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Felicia. Have a lovely day!

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  32. Hi Nancy, looks like a pretty day for a lunch gathering and some yummy dishes there. Your fences are all amazing and you captured great shots. Have a wonderful weekend ahead. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Celestina. It was a great gathering and the food yummy. Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  33. These 'back lane' places are so fun to explore.

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    1. Hello Stacy, there are hidden gems in these back lane. Have a happy day!

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  34. I would love the stir fry lala. Great fences and I especially like the step fencing.
    have a great weekend nancy.
    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a great weekend too!

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  35. I love stir fried kangkong.. its really yummy.. have a gread weekend nancy.

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    1. Thank you, Uli. Have a great weekend too!

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  36. I'd like to try the Lala :)

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  37. Hi Nancy, wonderful photos, such an interesting place and I would definitely like to try the food. Looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Have a wonderful day!

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