In Malaysian, the Elephant's ear fish is also known as 'kalui' (a freshwater fish). It was deep fried and we are suppose to eat the fish with rice paper sheets. Again, we need to wrap, dip and eat. D enjoyed the wrapping thingy a lot but I prefer to eat with white rice.
The Dragon's egg was actually fried sweet glutinous ball. After the photo was taken, the waitress cut the Dragon's egg into small square shaped. We were being served with glutinous rice cake (texture like mua chee) which are to be eaten together with the Dragon's egg. Don't really fancy this combination because they were too sweet.
YX was so curious and thought it is really a Dragon's egg and asked me numerous time why there is no baby dragon when the waitress cut open the egg. LOL.
They served us steamed rice. Besides than their 'star' dishes (Elephant's ear fish and dragon's egg), we were being served with vege, soup, freshwater prawns, eggs and another type of fish. A sumptuous lunch indeed.
We continued with the journey back to the city again and everyone were so tired and slept in the van. We took a short rest in the hotel and bath before the guide brought us to have our dinner at the local Chinese restaurant which was the same restaurant which we had our dinner on Day 1. The dishes served were different and this time, they remember to serve us rice!
But before we took our dinner, the guide bought us a packet of glutinous rice from the night market for us to try. It is one of the Vietnam delicacy. There are many types of glutinous rice being sold in the market from Orange, Green, Brown to Red color. But our guide strongly recommend the Brown color type which is with black bean.
It was delicious. The texture was sticky and chewy with very strong sesame smell. It was topped with some sesame seeds and shredded coconut flesh. Selling at 10,000 dong = RM1.60
Then, came our dinner dishes..........
Stir fried lala, stir fried cauliflowers and stir fried celery.
That night, YX lost his appetite. He only ate a few mouth of rice and 2 pieces of watermelon. We thought he was too tired, or perhaps he missed Malaysian food.
Find out what happen to YX in the next post..........