Friday, May 18, 2012

Delightful Detour

Scene 1: In the car, somewhere along the North-South Highway 

Dad: Mama, where's that place where you can get delicious dumplings?
Mama: (busy reading Google Map)...hmmm...I think it's Tanjung Malim.

Dad: Is it far from here?
Mama: Next exit.

Dad: How far?
Mama: Look for the signboard...ummm...500 metres.

Dad: Phew! Almost missed the turning.
Mama: It's OK. We didn't.

Dad: Now, how far in from the toll booth?
Mama: Dunno. Let's just cruise in. We are not in a hurry anyway.

Scene 2: In the car, after half an hour going in circles.

Dad: Boy....this town has changed so much since we were last here.
Mama: Yeah...that would be about ten years ago.

Dad: Where's the darn shop?
Mama: Dunno. Let's drive around some more.

(...someone in a red car swerved dangerously in front...)
Dad: What the @%&*!!!
Mama: There! On the left...ooohh...we've passed the junction.

Dad: It's OK. We'll make a U-turn.
Mama: Thank Cod there's not much traffic here. Finally....

There...what we were looking for. The famous restaurant that sells the Famous Tg Malim Pau. "Pau" is the local name for dumplings Chinese style.
This freezer welcomes you at the front. Frozen ones to take home. Four types of pau fillings to choose from: chicken curry, beef curry, red bean paste and coconut jam.
Hot and steamy ones to partake at the shop.
All ready to be steamed.
Coffee to go with the pau.
A display of newspaper cuttings.
Another display of newspaper cuttings. Told you this shop is famous!
Can't help chuckling at this one.
The restaurant also has an extensive menu offering Malaysian cuisine. This is a noodle with gravy thingy.....before demolition.
...and after...burp!!!
Angelina's notes: Tanjung Malim is a small town about an hour drive north of Kuala Lumpur. Besides the Famous Tg Malim Pau shop, an established teaching university called UPSI is also located there. purrrr...meow!


meowwmania said...

pandainya Angelina...mesti minum susu Dugro nih :D

sedapnya makan pau panas panas perhhh!!

Pi Bani said...

Will pass by this shop next week when we go to Kg Ulu Slim for white water rafting. Woo hoo!

The Furries of Whisppy said...'s been years and years since I've been to Tanjung Malim. I remember I hated pau when I was a kid and by the time we got to Ipoh (before the highway), I would have eaten the outside of the pau but left the "inti". LOL.

CATachresis said...

LOL at the convo!!! Typical couple :)) Feeling a bit peckish myself now :P

LP said...

In Vancouver we call those steamed buns! And yes they are very tasty indeed :) Especially on a cold, rainy day !

the critters in The Cottage xo

Al-Manar said...

Tg Malim was part of my second home. That was when we stopped near the shop while waiting for the freen light to cross the railway lines. And that was when there was Sultan Idris Teschers' Training College - just a college, not a university of 'taraf antara bangsa', mind you. And my other half can no longer locate the location where the staff quarters of the college was, the fond memory of her life with her parents.

i amsterdam said...

I made my own pau, I'm sure it's as good as the ones in Tanjung Malim :D

Sandy of said...

Yum ... yum... I want someeee !! That looks seriously yummy, nom nom nom !

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Bulan sebab susu Dugro, sebab makan tuna lah....purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
White water rafting? Woohoo!!!! purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

I prefer to eat the filling than the outer dough....purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caro,
My pawrents can be weird sometimes....purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Cottage Felines,
We've been eating them constantly no matter what the weather is. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Dear Pakcik,
Oh yes...this place would be very familiar to Makcik, eh? The town has changed a bit that we ended up going around in circles. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
Thing is, is yours as famous? Teeheehee! purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
If you come visit me, I'll take you there. purrr...meow!

ninotaziz said...

Grandfather used to talk about Tanjung Malim, his old teaching college. He was a lovely man, well read and eccentric. Must visit one day.

And those pau - sedapnya!