I have been going through my photo album back and forth, looks like I didn't have chance to utilize my Olympus mirrorless camera as much as I wish. Honestly, I still have not get good grasp with the shutter, still prefer my old DSLR.
Nevertheless, managed to get hold with my camera during this trip. Being a back seat passenger can be rather relaxing. The weekend trip was rather simple. Mission : Durian eating at Balik Pulau, any corner, everywhere, as much as we could... which we all ended with a surrender flag! No more durian for the next few days!
|Passing By Ipoh|
By the evening, after work. We headed up north. Stopped by Bukit Tambun's Jetty Seafood (船头海鲜楼) for dinner. Food was not bad, perhaps we were very hungry at that time. The kuah-less satay selling next door tasted good.
As we approaching Balik Pulau late night. Not many choices for durian stall left. The first stop for durian was at Durian Pak Haji Balik Pulau. After getting the first fix, the second came right after our check-in to the host's home. Oh dear.. full supper.
Next morning, thank God our brunch was not durian. Balik Pulau market's food stall was our one-stop shop for Penang street food. But, our dessert right after brunch was durian. This will be the entire highlight of the trip! We were spoilt with many fresh durians, especially those famous breed of Balik Pulau. Eating varieties of durian must come with sequence. We we taught on how to enjoy it from the mildest, to the strongest. Session was really enjoyable, but to taste till the last bit of strongest... It caused us close to alcohol hangover, seriously... Some breed which I still remember, i.e. 青皮，紅蝦，林鳳嬌，林鳳嬌女兒。。can't remember the rest.
|Durian orchard visit|
|Little Durian tree|
|Durian on the tree|
|What's this? .. Buah Pala|
|Ops! It's ripe|
|Time to enjoy fresh Durian|
|Wave was rough.. somewhere facing Andaman|
|Garden below the restaurant|
|Water Chestnut.. not at par|
|Green curry chicken|
|Belacan Fried Rice|
|Late evening view|
Hope to return again, next year.