This time round, I could not recall what brought us there. Only recalled there were 3-4 cars that Sunday, on which we went on a Sunday family day trip. To me, its another adventure over a weekend day trip. Couldn't miss any food or shopping.
Stop #1 - Mr. Black Hainanese Pau shop
(Google Coordinate : 2.659064,101.566369)
Some prefer to queue up for the famous one in the main village area, but we so happened met a warming local at a coffee shop. She'd been very helpful and pointed us some hidden places to shop. The locals prefer this pau shop, not sure why. Perhaps is to avoid the heavy tourist crowd, for some reason, the famous one seems to be overrated. I didn't had a chance to buy them the last round, neither this time. Honestly, I am not a pau person, hence I didn't even buy anything from this Mr. Black pau shop.
|Mr. Black Pau Shop|
(Google Coordinate : 2.659611,101.568236)
Another local introductory buy the lady in her motorcycle. Good quality and deal for locally made snacks - potato chips. It comes with 6 flavors, can't remember all the favors but I know I liked the black pepper the most.
|Kerepek Ubi Uncle's home|
No tourist will miss this location. In fact, it's just a street away from where we bought the chips. Look at the queue, and it flew all the way to the main street. Imagine how tourists queue up under the hot sun.
Since we didn't fancy, we made ourselves towards a place to chill. Passion fruit drink was nice. And its local coffee was good too. It's shopping time!
|Queue at the famous Pau|
|Passion fruit drink|
Stop #4 - Home made fish balls
(Google coordinate : 2.659611,101.568236)
Another hidden supplier for the locals. We made to another local's house for their homemade fish balls. It was great, and obviously not commercial. Just like those feel of not needing to literally fight with tourists.
|Home made fish balls|
|Made to fed under the hot sun|
(Google Coordinate : 2.655535,101.566227)
Last highlight by our local guide. Another local hidden place to dine. We all love the traditional ambience, overlooking the sea. We had pretty nice sea breeze that afternoon. Lunch was good, with serving of tody + stout, local fried fish, and many many special local dishes we had not try before. It was tasty.... awesomely good.
|Hai Keng in Hokkien means Sea View|
|Local styled restaurant|
|Toddy with stout|
|Lala fried Bihun|
|Local fried fish|
|Fish meal and fried cuttle fish|
|The bill for 12 pax|
Stop#6 - Gold Coast Morib
This was unintentional, but we wanted to check out if we could have any possible plan to have a 2 days 1 night stay over.