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Saturday, 21 July 2018

Early Lunch At Restoran Makanan Laut Thong Lok, Tanjung Tualang.

A friend was in Ipoh for a few days visit. Someone suggested a foodie outing outside of Ipoh. It turned out that our friends haven't been to Tanjung Tualang for a few years, so its time for a foodie trip to Tg. Tualang. 
On the day of our foodie trip to Tg Tualang, we skipped our early morning walk. 
I had to water my plants and got ready to wait for my friends.
My house was the gathering place.
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We were disappointed that crabs was not available that day. 
So we settled for the following dishes for 6 people.
 Fresh water prawns is a popular item in Tg Tualang.
We ordered 6 medium sized prawns (800 gm) @ RM 88.00
 San Yu (freshwater fish) boneless slices cooked with young ginger slices and spring onions.
 The bony parts used for boiling soup with salted vegetable, tofu, tomatoes, etc.
 Deep fried tofu topped with deep fried tiny shrimps. 
 Blanched Romaine lettuce
Stewed deep fried noodles with meat slices, cuttlefish & green veg.
 Total lunch came to RM 177.40
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The following photos from my garden are for linking to Saturday's Critters
 The butterflies in my garden never seem to keep still.
 They are always changing position.
 I have to be quick with my phone camera.
 After so many shots, these are the few presentable ones.
 I was sweating under the hot morning sun.
Finally, it was willing to spread out its wings for me.
It was not a very clear shot but good enough for me.

Linking to Saturday's Critters.

Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations?

Then be happy, for when the way is rough,

your patience has a chance to grow.

So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems.

For when your patience is finally in full bloom,

then you will be ready for anything,

strong in character, full and complete.

(James 1:2-4, The Living Bible-TLB)

Friday, 20 July 2018

Dinner At Menglembu East Ocean Restaurant, Ipoh.

We received a dinner invitation from friends. My friends came from the other side of town to pick us up and together we drove to Menglembu East Ocean Restaurant. None of us wanted to eat rice, so we ordered the following items.
All these for 4 people
Chicken with blended ginger.
Kai Lan veggie with yam or taro cubes.
4 pieces stuffed tofu (yong tau foo) in soup.
Their signature stir fried noodle.
And for dessert, we had the above.
Agar-agar with glutinous balls with filling.
Jelly bathed with egg white flower in sugar syrup.
Total cost of dinner for 4 people - RM 86.50.
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The following pictures are for joining Good Fences & Skywatch Friday.
Green and yellow fence of a kids nursery.
 Evening sky @ 7.35 pm.
Evening sky & setting sun behind the hills.

If a man has a hundred sheep,

and one wanders away and is lost, what will he do?

Won't he leave the ninety-nine others and

do out into the hills to search for the lost one?

(Matthew 18:12, The Living Bible-TLB)

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Lunch With Golden Girls At The Market Place, Ipoh.

My Golden Girls have been waiting for me to return from Johor Bahru. Once I was home, I quickly called up my friends to confirm our lunch date. We all agreed to meet for lunch on a weekday to avoid the weekend crowd. Started the day by going out for breakfast with hubby.
 I over slept the first morning after my return from Johor Bahru. I thought of my favourite Ban Mee noodles at Restoran Bandaraya, Kg. Simee.
 I ordered the handmade noodles with soup and green spinach (Amaranth). Toppings: deep fried crispy anchovies, black mushroom and wood fungus strips and minced meat.
 Ordered a cup of Kopi "C" kosong.
(Coffee with unsweetened milk and without sugar)
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The Golden girls met at our usual meeting place and together we drove to Ipoh old town.
 The Market Place Waffle Bar & Cafe
13, Jalan Market, Ipoh old town.
This was formerly an engineering and hardware store.
 Here are the business hours on the glass door.
Can you see my reflection on the glass?
 A pair of cute doggie soft toy for decoration.
Inside The Market Place.
Extra seating places above the serving counter.
We ordered the following items for 4 people to share.
#1 - Fried Chicken with cheese @ RM 19.00
#2 - Grilled chicken with salted egg @ RM 22.00
#3 - Aglio Olio *Smoked Duck @ RM 18.00
#4 - Butter & Jam Fluffy Pancake *Orange Marmalade @ RM 9.00
Nutty Almond @ RM 13.00.
Just look at the amount of nuts.
Total cost of lunch for 4 people - RM 81.00
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After exiting The Market Place, we stopped at Popcorn Time (3 shops away).
 Decoration on the wall. 
 My friend choosing her favourite flavour for her popcorn.
 There are many varieties to choose from.
 You can test taste the popcorn before you buy.

Dearly loved friends, don't always believe everything you hear

just because someone says it is a message from God:

test it first to see if it really is.

For there are many false teachers around,

(1 John 4:1, The Living Bible-TLB)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Growing White Bitter Gourd Or Bitter Melon In My Garden.

It was in April this year (about 2 months plus) that I managed to get hold of some white bitter gourd or white bitter melon seeds. I was told that this specie was from Taiwan. I germinated the seeds and when the seedlings sprouted, I transferred them into a bigger flower pot.
 2 months later, I caught sight of this little fruit.
Here is another one!
 Can you see the bee in the centre of the yellow flower?
It has been busy flying from flower to flower. 
 The bitter gourds growing bigger in size.
This is my first time growing white bitter gourd.
I am not sure when it is time to harvest the fruit.
I have been keeping a watchful eye over this white fruit.
Looks like it is time to harvest.
 Everyday, I will be checking on these bitter gourds.
This one is still pale green.
Another one ready for harvest.
 The maximum size of my white bitter gourds is about 5 inches long.
 Rather short compared to ones I saw outside the fertilizer's store where I bought the seeds.
 Time to harvest as it is beginning to show a tinge of yellow.
This is the first fruit from the vine.
I suppose growing it in a pot or insufficiently fertilized could have resulted in smaller fruits.
 Anyway, I am very happy with the numbers of bitter gourds harvested from these vines. They taste just like our local bitter gourds.
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The following photos are for joining Floral Bliss.
These periwinkles are happily blooming away this hot season.
 Yellow Buttercups is also a sun loving plant.
Water droplets on the Yellow Buttercups.
 Pink Showers look similar to the Dwarf Mexican flowers. Once you have these growing in your garden, they will easily multiply on their own through self propagation.
 Pink Showers are also sun loving plants.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

How precious is your constant love, O God!

All humanity takes refuge in the shadow of your wings.

(Psalm 36:7, The Living Bible-TLB)
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