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Monday, 4 September 2017

Starting A Day Trip To Kuala Sepetang With A Dim Sum Breakfast.

We had a long weekend with a string of public holidays falling one after another from August 31st to September 4th which is a total of 5 days inclusive of Saturday and Sunday. Monday was declared a public holiday for the spectacular achievement in the recent SEA games. And the long weekend happened to coincide with the school holidays. During such times, we normally choose to stay at home to avoid the massive traffic congestion and crowds in public places.

On Independence Day, we came to know that our friends and family were looking forward to visit Kuala Sepetang for the first time together with their grand kids. Hubby and I have been there with my ex-colleagues few years ago. It was later in the evening that we heard from our friends that some of their family members decided not to go on this trip and there were 2 places available and whether we would like to join them. Initially, we were wary of being caught in traffic jams on the expressway and to cut the story short, the next morning we were found travelling together with our friends to Kuala Sepetang for a one day trip.
Before we started our journey, we had dim sum breakfast at Zui Le Xuan Restaurant in Taman Pertama, Ipoh. Dim Sum and Chinese tea must go together. This time, we had green tea. 
Delicious dim sum served from this stainless steel trolley.
We had steamed pork rib with taro, fish paste with century egg, fish balls and porridge.
2 types of steamed buns - minced meat with blended ginger and bbq pork buns.
Century egg roll served with mayonnaise and egg tarts.
Lastly, fish balls, steamed chicken and glutinous rice and fried sesame seeds with glutinous rice.
Side view of the dim sum restaurant.
It was a cool day for travelling.
We passed by this cement factory. If I am not mistaken, it is the YTL cement factory. Do please correct me if I am wrong.
It is visible from the expressway.
We need cement for construction but the processing of cement contributes to air pollution. Hopefully, there will soon be a greener and safer way.

"Don't you understand either?" he asked.

"Can't you see that what you eat won't harm your soul?

For food doesn't come in contact with your heart,

but only passes through the digestive system."

And then he added, "It is the thought-life that pollutes.

For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts of lust,

theft, murder, adultery, wanting what belongs to others, wickedness,

deceits, lewdness, envy, slander, pride, and all other folly.

All these vile things come from within;

they are what pollute you and make you unfit for God."

(Mark 7:18-23, The Living Bible-TLB)

58 comments:

  1. The cement factory looks like some kind of building from a fairy tale! I have never tasted Dim Sum. wish I could, these look delicious! Tomorrow is the last day of a three day holiday here, too! Bad traffic!

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    1. Yes, looks like taken from the fairy tale book. There were massive traffic jam heading back to the city during the last 2 days of the holidays.

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  2. It's really nice to start a road trip with some delicious food. I have not been on a road trip like this since I am more of a stay at home person.

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    1. I enjoyed day trips or short trips and it is nice to go with friends even though I love staying at home.

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  3. Very nice way to start the day with yummy dim sum. We did not go anyplace over the long holiday but we did do something interesting.

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    1. Ha ha...yes, I read your post. You renewed your marriage vow with you hubby, that was so wonderful and romantic!

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  4. Sounds that you had a very good time with your friends. yummy dishes must given you a very good start for traveling. I also like to travel to places but afraid of traffic jams.
    It will be nice to travel in a cool climate.As you said we want cement but it not only causes air pollution,it also affects the people who works there...

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    1. Thank you, dear. Yes, the people working there are risking their health.

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  5. Those dim sum are so calling out to me!! hahahaa

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    1. He he...the dim sum is missing you. Lol!

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  6. We loved Dim Sum when we were in Asia. Yum yum. If I vanish for a while it is because we are having on and off WiFi problems!!! Take care and have a good week Diane

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    1. I too had computer problem last few days. I sent it to the computer doctor and is now back working well. Have a good week too!

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  7. This breakfast green tea is perfect :)

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    1. The green tea is milder than other Chinese tea.

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

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  9. The steamed buns looked amazing. So nice to have quality time with your friends.

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    1. Very nice and fluffy steamed buns. Food tastes better when shared with good friends.

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    1. I do eat egg tarts but not much because it is quite sweet.

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  11. I miss century eggs! Nice diumsum, Nancy.

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  12. Lots of delicious dimsum!
    Happy holidays!

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    1. Yes, love dim sum because lots of choices.

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  13. Are you glad you made the decision to join your friends despite being wary of traffic congestion?

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    1. No regret because there was no traffic congestion to and fro.

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

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  15. Such a nice way to celebrate holidays with friends!

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  16. ...Nancy, I hope that you are off to a great week.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. It was a good week, everything is back to normal.

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  17. Dim sum for breakfast before starting a road trip...wise choice! And the array of dim sum looks really mouth-watering.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. The dim sum here is good!

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  18. Oh yummy. I'm going to have to visit San Francisco soon to have some great dim sum. So good.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Hope you will enjoy your dim sum in San Francisco. Have a fantastic day!

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  19. The cement factory looks like a castle from far, haha

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  20. It sounds like a great time, Nancy! Good food, too.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It was a wonderful trip with good food!

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  21. The PH and ML really share the same about everything. I have friends working there so im kinda updated about your holidays too! Never thought that ML could that be cool to cause when i vsited, it was summery hot!

    Did you guys topped the SEA games? Congratulations! Im also hearing news about it here that it's held in ML.

    Im always amazed by dimsum stuffs, i mean, of how it is prepared. Chinese stuffs are dominating us huh? hahaha.

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    1. Hi Steve, whichever country the Chinese settled down, they bring along their favourite food and that includes dim sum.

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  22. The photos of the cement factory almost seems surreal...

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    1. Thank you, Rose. You mean like out of a comic book? Lol!

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  23. I do hope that you had a very good trip.

    The cement factory indeed adds pollution but, unfortunately, we cannot do without it. I do hope that we find a better way of making cement.

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    1. Thank you, Ishmael. I hope they will find a cleaner solution soon.

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  24. Oo the dim sum...

    The cement factory pics look so mysterious with all the mist.

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

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  26. The low fog over that old factory has a dramatic effect.

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    1. Something of a magical effect...Lol!

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