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Solo Travel Part 9 - Kampar (Part 2)

>> Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Pusing is a very small town around 40 minutes from Kampar. The drive from Kampar to Pusing town was truly enjoyable as the weather that day was really lovely.

Journey towards Pusing town

Kelly's Castle @ Batu Gajah
You'll pass by Kelly's Castle on your way to Pusing town

Some Indian temple on the way...
Notice something unique among the crowd? ;) I zoomed my camera in to capture this!

Apart from the famous fresh prawn noodles ("sang har mee") at Pusing town, this town is also well known for its variety of dumplings/"kuih". Right across Restoran Ming Feong, where you'll find the delectable fresh prawn noodles are dumpling stalls with a colourful variety of dumplings!

One of my favourite dumplings is found here! (around RM0.60/piece)
Their "dark green dumpling" (I've no idea what it's called, but the dumpling is made from some leaves + flour) is not too sweet, nicely chewy, & not too oily as well :D Lip-smacking!

Assortment of dumplings with & without fillings

Pusing town's dumpling
GPS: N04 29.641' E101 0.606'

The only reason why people like us will drive 40 minutes out of town for lunch is what this restaurant has to offer. Many have traveled far & wide for this restaurant's "sang har mee". Several newspapers & magazines have also written about them, but hmm...I find the food here just so-so *shrugs*

Even after 2pm on a weekday, this restaurant still has a good crowd!

"Kao Zhai Ngap" in Cantonese/literally translated as "Puppy Duck" (RM24.00/serving for 2 persons)
The duck meat isn't very tough, but not very tender as well. I guess, from the name itself, I will assume that this duck has much exercise at the farm/have been chased around by dogs every day! :P The gravy is quite salty, but quite fragrant as well. Leek (I think) were thrown into the claypot to give the duck some extra fragrance, but I doubt it's delicious :S Overall, I didn't enjoy this dish very much as I didn't order rice to go with the "quite salty" gravy. Hehe...

Sang Har Mee (RM8.00/small bowl for 1 person)
This is the much-loved noodles here...hmm...I felt that it didn't have enough wine! In my opinion, the soup/broth was a little bland, although I admit that ginger was aplenty. The only thing that I have no complaints for are the noodles, which were smooth & not too soft...RM8.00 for a bowl of fresh prawn noodles that isn't up to PerutBesi's standard? Hmm...I may not bother going back there for another bowl. Heh.

Restoran Ming Feong
37, Main Road
31550 Pusing
Perak Darul Ridzuan.
Tel: (+605) 288 1362
GPS: N04 29.613' E101 0.581'

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Back in Kampar, claypot chicken rice is a must try for dinner ;) The stall here opens from 5pm onwards. This is the best claypot chicken rice stall in Kampar!

Kampar's Claypot Chicken Rice (RM6.00 small without egg/RM9.00 medium without egg/RM12.00 large without egg)
I dare say that the claypot chicken rice here is good :) The rice is just nice, not too wet, not too dry. The amount of chicken served with the rice is also quite generous, & oh, the salted fish just gave the rice some extra fragrance :) Overall, it's dinner worth having! A small claypot feeds 2 persons just nice :)

Heng Kee Claypot Chicken Rice
Restoran Weng Lok Yuen
123, Jalan Idris
Business Hour: 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
GPS: N04 18.841' E101 9.124'


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Stay tuned for more posts on my solo trip, yeah? I'll try to keep this blog updated with more goodies! :)

The Ruthless Eater,


thule a.k.a leo December 8, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

Do they have the steamed version of claypot chicken rice??? It was good u know?
if u r looking for freshwater prawn.. always go to Tanjung Tualang which is about 20 min drive from Kampar itself. I don't know about their sang har meen but their dai tau har (big head prawn) kon cheen or steamed version is the best!!!

PerutBesi December 8, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

->leo: Not sure if they do cos I've never asked nor have I tried such a thing! Haha... I went to Tg Tualang :D Will be up on my next blog post! :D hey, btw, lemme know if u're interested in the Snogurt review next Tues!

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