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Saturday, 17 December 2016

A Dinner And A Visit To A Gold Fish Farm, Lawan Kuda.

It all started with a conversation when our friends mentioned that they have not tried the food in Lawan Kuda. Since both of us were not cooking dinner that evening, we decided on the spot to introduce our friends to the food in Lawan Kuda. It was raining very heavily but the rain didn't stop us. It was a Friday evening and we were also caught in the traffic jam in Simpang Pulai.

By the time we reached Restoran J.J. Fatt, Jalan Besar, Lawan Kuda Baru, Gopeng, it was still drizzling and there was only one table occupied and the customers were already enjoying their dinner. But once the drizzling stopped, more customers started to fill up the tables. We order their signature dish - Snakehead fish to be cooked into 2 dishes. Within a short time, our dinner was ready to be served.
Fish meat slices with dried chilies, ginger slices, onions and spring onions.
(kung po san yu peen)
The remaining bony parts of fish used for cooking Drunken Herbal Fish Soup (with wine).
Savoury Pork Belly with salted fish, ginger slices, etc. in clay pot. 
Wild Fiddlehead fern stir fried with spicy prawn paste. (Sambal paku choy). This dinner for 4 people cost MYR 87.45 (incl. rice, drinks & 6% GST). Our friends enjoyed the dinner very much and they have decided to return with their family members.
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Two days later on Sunday, our friends called up to invite us to join them for dinner at Lawan Kuda. Together with their family and another couple, we went in 2 cars. We started early because our friends wanted to visit their relation and his fish farm before dinner.
It was a surprised visit. Good thing my friend's brother-in-law was there at the fish farm!
Our arrival was greeted by barking dogs that rushed out when our cars passed through the gate.
  Once we were greeted by the owner, the barking stopped and the dogs went about their own business.
This place is surrounded by limestone hills.

Shallow concrete ponds for breeding and rearing various variety of Gold Fishes.

We have been here before many, many years ago. Then, we were rearing Gold Fishes in our big clay pot with a mini waterfall and we got our supply of Gold Fishes from here.

Now, we no longer keep Gold Fishes and the big clay pot has been turned into my flower pot!
 We couldn't take good pictures of the fishes because of the evening sunlight reflected on the water.
 They were very busy and in the midst of cleaning up the many fish ponds.
 I like Gold Fishes but they are not easy to take care.
 There are many varieties of Gold Fish.
 My friends left with big plastic bags of Gold Fishes.
 I only managed to snap photos of 2 guard dogs. This one was more relaxed, on a resting chair keeping its eyes on our every movement.
 And the 2nd one was on its throne also keeping watchful eyes on us.
An abandoned old motorbike.
To keep the pesky mosquitoes away, I walked around looking for interesting things to take snapshots. I found some pretty wild flowers growing by the narrow roadside and forgot about the mosquitoes.
Wild Mimosa Creepers with thorns. They are also called Sensitive Plants because the leaves will fold up when touched.
 I also found a Red Dragonfly and took a snapshot before it flew away.
 Then it was time to say goodbye and we were all looking forward to a wonderful dinner at the same restaurant again.
 Linking to Saturday's Critters.

For this world is not our home;

we are looking forward to our everlasting home in heaven.

(Hebrews 13:14, The Living Bible-TLB)

64 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, fishes looks so cute :-)

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    1. Thank you, Alice. I like to watch them swim.

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  2. That was an interesting tour you took us on today Nancy. What fun to see a goldfish farm.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. It was something new too for the grand kids.

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  3. My daughter would love to visit the gold fish farm! How wonderful!
    Funny picture of the dog relaxing on the old chair!

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    1. I am sure your daughter would love it. These dogs really know how to relax on the chairs.

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  4. Hello, Nancy! The fish farm is wonderful. The gold fish are so pretty. I love the scenic photos, flowers and the cute dog. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend to you! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Merry Christmas to you and family too!

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  5. Your dinner looks delicious! Love the dogs on the chairs- classic! And the goldfish look beautiful!

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

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  6. ...such fancy golden critters.

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  7. Wonderful shots from fish farm.

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

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  8. Hello Nancy!:) What an interesting visit to the Goldfish farm. We have Goldfish in our pond, and some are 10 yrs old. I feed them every morning, when I feed the birds. I love looking at them, and like the ones with the long wavy tails. The food looks good, and you found some very pretty flowers and a pretty dragonfly. The views with the limestone hills are beautiful. Thank you for such an interesting post, and have a great weekend.:)

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    1. Thank you, Breathtaking. I can imagine seeing the gold fishes swimming in the pond in your lovely garden. Have a great new week ahead!

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  9. Beautiful photos!
    We have goldfish, I love them.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. I love to visit fish farms. We have one not far from here.

    I love all your food. I would love to treat you and your husband to a fabulous dinner so we could sit, eat and chat.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. We too would love to enjoy dinner with you. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. I wouldn't dare to drive in heavy rain because I could not see properly in the rain. Hope you are having a good weekend!

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    1. Our friends' son was driving so no worry for us. Have a good new week ahead!

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  12. All your photos are lovely, Nancy, and the dogs and fish are beautiful! :)

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

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  13. What a fun trip!! So does he sell the goldfish? Are there many customers for them?

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    1. He exports the goldfish. It involves a lot of time and hard work.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I think he is a handsome dog! Lol!

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  15. The fish are so colorful! Wonderful photos this week! Hugs!

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

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  16. What a foodful and fruitful outing, Nancy!

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    1. No fishes for me because my mini pond converted to flower pot!

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  17. I have 2 turtles at home, but no fate with fishes...

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    1. Now I only have a fighting fish at home. So far so good with this fish.

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  18. It's a lot of work keeping fish in the aquarium as it need cleaning and maintenance from time to time.

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    1. You are so right, Phong Hong. That's the reason I gave up the mini pond with the fountain. Back breaking work to clean and maintain.

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  19. thank you for delivering treat to eyes with such rich feat .
    loved the scenes .reminded me my village views .truly enjoyed looking at them

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    1. Thank you, Baili. I too love the village views and reminded me when I was staying in the village during my younger days.

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  20. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a happy new week ahead!

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  21. I'd love goldfish too. But they are fragile, yep. And poop a lot haha.

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    1. Goldfish are beautiful. Hahaha...you are right! They do poop a lot!

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  22. This reminded me of when as a child the family visited a trout farm it was a good time and thus I thank you for the memory

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    1. It also brought me sweet memories. I too visited a fish and prawn farm as a child with my family. It was fun.

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  23. Lovely post, got dogs, got flowers and got food! All my favourites, and lovely gold fishes too

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    1. Thank you, Libby. Something for everybody post! Have a lovely day!

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  24. I love how the fish was vooked.

    Oh my. Gold fish farm.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. The fish very delicious and not overcooked.

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  25. The drunken herbal fish soup is very interesting..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. The soup is also very tasty and the wine warms up the body.

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  26. I might turn around and run the other way if greeted by barking dogs. I have had a small fear of dogs from my childhood.

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    1. I had 3 bad encounters with dogs and I am now more careful with them.

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    1. Thank you, William. The dogs keep intruders and unwelcome guests away.

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  28. Hi Nancy, can I have the address of the goldfish farm? I plan to visit it one day ! :)

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    1. Hi Jac, I am sorry, there is no proper address for the goldfish farm. Even my friends who brought us there don't have the address too. It is inside the Lawan Kuda village. I think you can ask the local people for the where about of the fish farm. I think there are a few there.

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  30. Hi Nancy, does lawan kuda goldfish farm allow outsider go in and buy few fish only? i wanted to get a few fish, however i afraid that fish farm only selling by bulk.

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    1. Hi Edward, I really don't know. If you know the way and if it is convenient, you can drop by. If you see the owner there at the farm, you can ask if he is willing to sell a few to you.

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