On The Road Again – From Sri Petaling To Kukup

16th November 2013 – I had to wake up at 4am to get myself ready so that Paul and I could have breakfast at 5am, before we set off at 6am to Kukup, where I would be meeting my photography kakis. Fearing that I may not wake up on time, I decided not to sleep. I watched some TV programs in the hotel while multi-tasking with some photo edits and blogging… Pretty soon it was time to shower, pack up and give Paul a wake up call.

We decided to walk to Restoran Alison where I had the yummilicious mixed pork porridge. I was hoping the Hakka Mee would opened for business at this god-forsaken hour. It wasn’t 😦

Restoran Alison 阿里山茶餐室 @ Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Restoran Alison 阿里山茶餐室 @ Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

A number of stalls weren't opened yet. Oily rice means flavoured rice like those of Hainanese Chicken Rice.

A number of stalls weren’t opened yet.
Oily rice means flavoured rice like those of Hainanese Chicken Rice.

This stall was closed on the first day I visited Restoran Alison at about 2pm.

This stall was closed on the first day I visited Restoran Alison at about 2pm.

The owner of “The Best Steak” was preparing his stall when we arrived this morning. So, he was actually closed for that day’s business when I first ate at Restoran Alison. I thought he operated at night only. I find it quite amazing that he would sell steaks in the morning but apparently, the residents in Sri Petaling eat them for breakfast because in a few moment after my breakfast arrived, two young guys ordered steaks from the uncle. I had ignorantly believed steaks to be dinner menu.

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Paul said he doesn’t eat Mouse Tails Silver Pins so I had the whole pot to myself. But before I dug in, I went to order some buns for him and coffee for us.

The claypot noodles were not as tasty as those I ate in Kuala Lumpur city but this proved sufficient later on when I arrived in Kukup where my friends had seafood lunch that I missed by half an hour.

The claypot noodles were not as tasty as those I ate in Kuala Lumpur city but this proved sufficient later on when I arrived in Kukup where my friends had seafood lunch that I missed by half an hour.

Bun with Pork Floss and Bak Kwa (BBQ Sweet Meat). The red oblong is not strawberry jam but a type of sweet tasting ground meat sheet we called Long Yuk Kon or Dried Dragon's Meat, in Cantonese. Don't worry. No dragons were harmed.  The usual meat used is pork but now we have chicken and beef, too. They can be likened to jerky strips but more tender and sweet.

Bun with Pork Floss and Bak Kwa (BBQ Sweet Meat).
The red oblong is not strawberry jam but a type of sweet tasting ground meat sheet we called Long Yuk Kon or Dried Dragon’s Meat, in Cantonese.
Don’t worry. No dragons were harmed. The usual meat used is pork but now we have chicken and beef, too.
They can be likened to jerky strips but more tender and sweet.

Bun with Pork Floss.<br />Paul said he wasn't hungry but as I was about to finish my noodles, he ate the bun with the jerky (photo above this) and said it was bland tasting. This bun was brought into the car as take-away so that if Paul was hungry on the way back to Singapore, he could chew on it ;-)

Bun with Pork Floss.
Paul said he wasn’t hungry but as I was about to finish my noodles, he ate the bun with the jerky (photo above this) and said it was bland tasting. This bun was brought into the car as take-away so that if Paul was hungry on the way back to Singapore, he could chew on it 😉

Kopi (with condensed milk) for me.

Kopi (with condensed milk) for me.

Kopi O (black coffee with sugar) for Paul.

Kopi O (black coffee with sugar) for Paul.

The sky was starting to brighten up as we went on our way to Kukup. Bye bye Sri Petaling!

The sky was starting to brighten up as we went on our way to Kukup.
Bye bye Sri Petaling!

Standard fare in a nasi lemak is the rich coconut milk steamed rice and chilli sambal. The usual accompaniments are boiled egg (omelet), fried peanuts and anchovies and cucumber. This stall's nasi lemak was still warm, meaning freshly cooked, as most nasi lemak are served at room temperature.

Standard fare in a nasi lemak is the rich coconut milk steamed rice and chilli sambal.
The usual accompaniments are boiled egg (sometimes omelet), fried peanuts and anchovies and cucumber.
This stall’s nasi lemak was still warm, meaning freshly cooked, as most nasi lemak are served at room temperature.

Breakfast was moderate but the coffees were great. I would love to taste the handmade Hakka Noodles if ever I chance upon this place again and yes, the Mixed Pork Porridge is a must-order item when visiting Restoran Alison Sri Petaling!

I slept like a baby in the car with Paul’s blessings. He doesn’t mind having no one to chat with during the 4-hour drive to Kukup and I don’t mind him blasting his rock music away. With so many years of friendship behind us, we have learnt to compromise.

Happy venturing 😀

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4 Responses to “On The Road Again – From Sri Petaling To Kukup”
  1. Lignum Draco says:

    Interesting that you would stay awake all night because you were worried you wouldn’t wake up in time. 🙂

    I guess if I can eat bacon and sausages for breakfast, there’s no reason why you can’t have a steak for breakfast. Thank you for not harming any dragons in the preparation for your breakfast. We can be a bit fragile sometimes. Cheers!

  2. audreyyoung7 says:

    Ooo, that nasi lemak looks great! We don’t get them wrapped up in leaves here in NZ.

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