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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Muah Chee or Glutinous Rice Snack With Peanut & Sugar In Ipoh Old Town

It was a Saturday morning and we had breakfast with friends. After breakfast, we drove through this part of Ipoh old town and there in front of Kedai Makanan Nam Heong, Jalan Bandar Timah, I saw this stall selling "ma chi" or "muah chee". This glutinious rice snack coated with peanut and sugar is one of my favourite snacks. 

I quickly told hubby to pull the car over to the side. We just had breakfast but I must have a taste of the "muah chee" snack!
I bought a small packet @ RM 3.50 to share with my friends. 
 The stall is operated by 2 sisters and it is only opened during the weekend.
Will be back again for the "muah chee"
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We went to get some fertilizer and we saw an interesting tree outside the gate.
Flowers on the tree.
Berries on the tree.
Bright red berries on the tree.
When asked, no one knows the identity of the berries or whether the berries are edible.
 Inside the compound, we saw these white bitter gourds hanging on their vines. White bitter gourd is very rare and not sold in the markets or stores.
Fortunately, there was 1 last packet of seeds available. I bought that packet and the seeds have sprouted and now growing in a pot in my garden. I was told that this is the Taiwan bitter gourd.
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The following photos are for joining Saturday's Critters.
Thanks to my friend for sharing these photos with me.
 She found this baby kingfisher bird in her garden.
 Before the cats could get to the bird, she quickly rescued it and brought her into her house.
 Just look at the strong beak and big black eyes.
 My friend bought crickets from the pets shop to feed this bird.
The kingfisher took a look at the crickets
It flew down to pick up one with its beak.
Then it flew back up before swallowing the cricket.
Ah! A beautiful pose!
This picture was taken before it was set free to live a free life.

Linking with Saturday's Critters.

You have died with Christ,

and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world.

So why do you keep on following the rules of the world,

such as, "Don't handle! Don't taste! Don't touch"?

Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them.

These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion,

pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline.

But they provide no help in conquering a person's evil desires.

(Colossians 2:20-23, New Living Translation-NLT)

48 comments:

  1. Hello Nancy, beautiful plants and flowers! The berries are colorful. The snack looks yummy. It is great the KIngfisher was rescued and able to be released. It is a beautiful bird. Great photos. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Thank you for the comment and visit. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen! Have a wonderful new week!

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  2. ...interesting collection of foods, plants and critters!

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  3. Fantastic Pictures. Very interesting. Ans i Love the kingfisher Bird. I Never saw such a colourful Bird before.
    Best regards
    Susa Form Hamburg

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  4. Food, flowers, and birds. Three of my favorite things! Happy Saturday!

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  5. Mua chee....my fav....u should try the one sold t Gourmet Square, Ipoh Gdn, at night.

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    1. Yes, Irene! I have tried that too but that is a bit far for me...this is a nearer option.

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  6. The muah chee looks very tasty. One question, what the heck is a Taiwan bitter gourd and what you do with them? I ask many questions don't I? It's just that our two worlds are so different and I'm intruiged ( not spelled correctly ) with the many thing that you have in your country.
    Have a wonderful day Nancy. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Hi Paul, don't worry about asking questions! It shows you are interested. The Taiwan bitter gourd is a type of bitter melon from Taiwan. We can cook them like squash or as a vegetable dish. It is only slightly bitter.

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  7. Those sound so very good. I would like those too. Yummy.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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  8. I like to eat mua chee too. Hopefully the baby kingfisher is doing well after being released.

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    1. I think the bird is doing well! My friend saw 2 birds in front of her house few days later, I suppose to say "thank you" to her.

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  9. What a beautiful Kingfisher! Your friend has a kind heart. Your red berries and bitter gourd are my favorite photos today. They are brilliant and beautiful! The berries are shimmering in the sun! And the gourd is large and beautiful. We do not have bitter gourd here.

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    1. My friend has rescued may animals. Have a beautiful new week!

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  10. Pleasedto hear that the kingfisher was released after it had a good feed. Take care Diane

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  11. Kudos to your friend for rescuing the kingfisher. Such an act of kindness. I hope it has a long life in the wild.

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  12. Muy lindas flores. El pájaro me encanto y me alegra que esté feliz en libertad. Un beso.

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  13. Glad the kingfisher is left free after secured from the cats... the white throated kingfisher is one my favourite bird and have seen it often in my previous neighbourhood. Nice stall by the sisters and the tree with berries and flowers looks wonderful!!

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  14. See the muah Chee makes me crave for it, hehe. .

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  15. I want muah chee now. I love with lots of peanuts.

    Berries. So red. And wow. Beautiful kingfisher.

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  16. So cute the kingfisher bird, I like the last photo.

    I like to eat muah chee as a snack and dessert.

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    1. Thank you, Libby! Another muah chee fan!

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  17. I think I tried these snacks in Penang.

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  18. Muah chee doesn't take up much space in the stomach, ok to eat after a full meal hehe.

    Most unknown berries are poisonous.

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    1. When I was younger, I would go for the bigger portion!

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  19. The snack you stopped for looks delicious. The tree had beautiful flowers. The kingfisher photos looked amazing, good to know it was going to be released. Have a great day.

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  20. How lucky that your friend had a birdcage to hand and knew where to buy crickets. Great story!
    Wren x

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