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Friday, November 4, 2022

Gallimaufry#56

Just a gallimaufry of photos πŸ“·

Gardenia
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 πŸ€
  •  braised in salted-egg sauce πŸ¦
They don't come any fresher than these! 

Supreme Soy Sauce 
Salted-egg sauce

Catfish
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!


But thanks to my dear blogger buddy 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

Heidelberg 2019
Charlie
This painting outside a noodle shop brings back fond memories of my childhood 🍜
Take note of the samfoo, jade bangle and wooden red clogs. The ensemble was typically worn by Chinese women back in those days when I was growing up in the 60s. 
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!
The rooster motif represents perseverance, tenacity, and prosperity
My Corner of the World

62 comments:

  1. These dishes look so flavoursome! The dog looks super cute!

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  2. I am drooling over that seafood lunch!

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  3. Love the photo of the dressed up dog! Thanks for sharing the moon flower pics I have never seen them before. And I love Heidelberg, such a beautiful town. I have some smll bowls with roosters on them, perhaps they are from China, too! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  4. What a great sea food! Those shrimps are so big ... it isn't easy to find them in the Mediterranean sea.
    Heidelberg's historic centre seems a beautiful place to visit. I like its old buildings and alleys covered withcobblestones, which I see in your picture.
    Interesting info about the The rooster motif! Nice post, Veronica :-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  5. As always, I love to see the plants who grow in your corner of the world! I know the Gardenia, but I have never seen a Moonflower before Veronica. The flowers are very beautiful.
    Take care, and have a great weekend!
    Hugs.

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  6. The tailings ponds from mines are generally filled with deadly chemicals of the worst kind. Has anyone ever tested those shrimp?

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  7. It's Judee from Gluten Free A-Z- so many wonderful photos. I love the flowers and the adorable photo of "Charlie" . The information that you shared about the significance of the photo outside the noodle shop was very interesting especially about the rooster bowls.

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  8. Dearest Veronica,
    You mention Supreme Soy Sauce but do you also know the Ketjap Manis that we had in Indonesia and also in The Netherlands under the brand name of Konimex? It is thick and sweet and I've used it in soups but since I'm diabetic I've cut down on its yummy use.
    LOVE that Gardenia, they are so heavenly in looks and fragrance.
    And then SURPRISE your mention of my humble blog with your Moonflower photos. Indeed at your Mom's nursing home it will be difficult for ever seeing one fully open—due to the visitor restrictions.
    But how lovely for the Ipomoea alba or Moonflower to thrive in a tropical climate! They can continue to show their Vampire–ish beauty!
    Thanks for the mention!
    LOVE your 2019 Heidelberg photo.
    Always interesting and informative your posts!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  9. That seafood lunch looks marvelously delicious, Veronica! I'm glad, too, that Mariette could help you out with a photo of a moonflower. They are quite amazing and unique, blooming at night.
    Blessings!

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  10. Charlie is cute. I'm not sure he is happy to be in his costume though :) Those prawns certainly look tasty! I would have to try that catfish dish. It does sound a bit appealing!

    betty

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  11. Oh loving this round up oh photos. Your dog Charlie looks sooooo cute! All the food looks de-lish. And so many pretty flowers.

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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  12. Nice photos -christine cmlk79.blogspot.com

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  13. That moonflower looks amazing and those prawn dishes make me hungry....

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  14. Bellas flores me enamore del perrito. Te mando un beos.

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  15. Hi Veronica, Another excellent gallimaufry of photos! I do not think I’ve seen a moonflower before … very fascinating and beautiful, when in bloom! 😊

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  16. Those are terrific photos and that sweet Pup and I could sure enjoy some of that yummy food.

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  17. The food looks delicious. What a cute dog and he's all dressed up.

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  18. A flower that blooms under the moon. How cool.

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  19. Oh that dog is the cutest! I've never seen a moonflower before either so thank you for sharing that! :)

    Hope you had a lovely weekend.

    www.awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com.au

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  20. As always I wish I could enjoy your meals. It looks so tasty! Love the story of the rooster noodle bowls. Have a nice day!

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  21. Hello Veronica,
    I just love the cute dog Charlie, he reminds me of my grand-dog Winnie. The gardenia and the moonflower are both lovely blooms. The seafood looks yummy. I like the pretty rooster bowl. Great photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and have a happy week ahead.

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  22. Oh the Dragon-Dog Charlie is my favourite today, what a Sweetie ;-) I will give him a few when he asked me "Trick or Treat"
    Greetings
    Kirsi

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  23. Such lovely flowers; I have never seen a moonflower before!

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  24. Charlie is so cute in his little outfit. The prawns look delicious. Prawns are my favorite seafood. The moonflower is so cool. Have never seen that before. Isn't it something that little things like a painting brings back fond memories of our childhood? Interesting story about the ceramic bowls. I enjoyed reading about it.

    Have a wonderful November week. Your posts are delightful in many ways.

    ~Sheri

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  25. Quite the feast on display!
    Was Charlie dressed up for Halloween, or is that his usual garb for unpleasant weather?
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/11/checking-out-fall-color.html

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  26. Interesting about the roosters significance. Charlie is adorable.

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  27. awww the dog is so cute in his costume.

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  28. I love gardenias - I can smell the fragrance now.

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  29. Love your pictures, especially the moon flower, beautiful

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  30. Charlie is too cute. I love the Moonflower. I've never seen one before.

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  31. What another set of fab photos and all that lovely food aww! @ Charlie heheh! :-)

    Have a gallimaufrytastic week πŸ‘

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  32. I love seafood so the prawn dishes are right up my alley!

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  33. I loved your hilarious photo of Charlie... he is such a cutie dressed up in that outfit!

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  34. I enjoyed reading this and seeing the photos. prawn town - sounds good. oh Charlie is so cute! . never have I seen a moonflower until now.

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  35. A fun mixture of pics. The food looks delicious. The flower an amazing one.

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  36. Mmm. I do love eating prawns and the dishes you've shown look very tasty. What a beautiful moonflower. I have never seen one in bloom. I can almost smell the scent of the gardenia. We had them when we lived in the tropics. Have a good week, Veronica.

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  37. I love your pics. Regine
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  38. That dog in dinosaur costume look so cute. Also that white flower is so beautiful and unique. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  39. This just looks SO delicious! YUM in every way. And Charlie is the cutest little dino I've ever seen! Happy week, Veronica!

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  40. Charlie made me laugh. Too cute.
    Amalia
    xo

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  41. Wonderful... your collage would be fantastisc for MosaicMonday, I would like to invite you here
    https://happy-hour-with-picts.blogspot.com/2022/11/mosaicmonday-no-5.html?m=1

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  42. Those prawns are looking good. To me they are more like lobsters. The best grilled prawns I ever had were in India and they were similar size to yours.

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  43. The shrimp are huge and look delicious. The moonflower is lovely.

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  44. Food, flowers and travel photos! What a feast for the eye! :)

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  45. Fabulous gallimaufry! I did not know about that fantastic flower (moon flower), but I have the queen of the night, which is different. And I like Charlie and the green of the jacket. But also the small painting from the background. It's awesome!
    Thank you, Veronica for all these beauties!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

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  46. The moonflower is beautiful. We have never heard of one before. It looks like it is made of cloth. It's sad the rules don't let you be at the home after six. Gramma was in a couple homes for a while when she was recovering from heart issues and we hated all the rules the places had.

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  47. ...you sure have some delicious looks food. Take care and stay well.

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  48. Love Charlie!
    I've heard of moon flowers, but have never seen a blossom. They are spectacular.

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  49. I loved on that cute pup and I ate a lot of that delicious looking food. I love your food.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  50. Linda mascota y un rico menΓΊ . Me encantan esas flores
    Un abrazo.

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  51. Love it when you tell us about the culture, like the sandals and all. Flowers beautiful. Dogs? Awesome!

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  52. Oh very cute photos darling
    Great dishes

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  53. Charlie looks so cute. Lovely captures as always!

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  54. What a cute little doggie!Wow i have to laugh!Nice food Nam Nam!Wish you happy days:)))

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  55. Veronica Lee, your gallimaufry collections are always so intriguing, colorful and delicious looking (the food portions). The prawn looked like food I would enjoy and I am sure the catfish is as good as you stated, but not something I want to try. Thanks for sharing the moonflower image. What was the story behind Charlie and his outfit as the image from the photo archive.

    Also, thanks for your recent visit and comment, glad you liked my orange color post!

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  56. Hello Dear Veronica Lee, another wonderful post and I enjoyed each and every photo. I have always been interested in traditional clothing around the world, and the painting of the lady in hers with the little girl at her side was wonderful! Everything was wonderful in your post, I always enjoy them. Thank you so much for sharing your part of the world.

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  57. Beautiful photos. Your food photos always make me so hungry. Love the painting outside the noodle shop and reading about it. I love reading these notes. Thanks!!

    -Soma

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  58. That's the cutest dog photo I've ever seen. Made me laugh... sorry Charlie.

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  59. lol, the dog seem to love the outfit :)

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