Seafood lunch at Tanjung Tualang
Once a tin-mining boomtown reputed to have the largest tin dredge in the country, Tanjung Tualang is now renowned for its jumbo freshwater prawns. The town earned the moniker "Prawn Town" when the abandoned mining ponds were converted into prawn farms by their resourceful owners.
We had our prawns done in 2 different styles :
- pan-fried with supreme soy sauce 🍤
- braised in salted-egg sauce 🦐
They don't come any fresher than these!
Supreme Soy Sauce
It may not be visually appealing, but it more than makes up for it in taste!
There is a moonflower vine in the nursing home where my mom is residing, but I have never been able to see the blooms in their full glory as their petals unfurl only after dark. Visitors are not allowed in the home after 6:00 PM. Rules are rules!
Mariette, I have this photo from her lovely blog to share for those who have never seen a moonflower.
An elusive beauty that blooms under the light of the moon and then folds its petals as soon as the sun rises until the night arrives again sounds almost vampire-ish!
FROM THE TRAVEL ARCHIVES
This painting outside a noodle shop brings back fond memories of my childhood 🍜
The ceramic bowls with the trademark rooster were very common in Chinese households and noodle shops during that era. The first rooster bowls originated in China. They were hand-drawn by the Hakka community over a century ago. Still ubiquitous in Asia, the rooster bowls of today, however, are mass-produced to preserve the nostalgia. Even melamine imitations are available!