Friday, February 1, 2013

Day trip to Batu Pahat, Johor

Still on my Johor trips with the kids...... My dad drove us down to Batu Pahat, about 1.5 hours journey to visit a place called 'Moh Yu' literally means Touching the fishes. The place actual name is Segenting, Minyak Beku. It is located by the seaside but too bad, the sea water are badly polluted.



The entrance of the restaurant. It is in a shape of a Ship
Dad met up with an old friend who stayed in Batu Pahat and we went for lunch together. Uncle M treated us lunch that day and recommended this restaurant, The Ship Village.


Ahoy ! Captain XJ and Captain YX
The interior of the restaurant was decorated with steering wheel . Both kids couldn't help themselves to pose for photos.

The surrounding of the restaurant
Look at the dirty river water. Luckily during lunch that day, there were no stench which Unlce M said normally there will be if it is windy. Food that we had.........

Fried oyster omelette
I love this very much, but not the kids. They picked out the oyster and at the end, refuse to eat the egg.

Fried squid
This was nice too.

Steamed string-ray with ginger and cilli padi
This is the first time I ate string ray being cooked this way. It was really delicious as the fishes were very fresh and no ammonia smells. The soup were the best.

'Lat chi' crab
A bit dissapointed with this crab because the taste was not that great. It will be better if we had the salted egg crab. Nevertheless, both kids enjoyed eating the crabs until Uncle M was surprised to see them eating. Other than the above dishes, we had tofu and stir fried vege.

After lunch, Uncle M brought us to a Chinese temple located a few meters away from the restaurant. Once I stepped into the entrance of the road leading to the temple, I found my childhood keropok ! 

My childhood keropok with special soy sauce ! RM0.80 per piece
I quickly bought 1 piece to eat. Dad and mum doesn't fancy this snack. The sauce mixed with the keropok really give the ummpphhh taste....Ahhh...missing it already. Both kids loved it too.

Giant statues !
We then took a walked around the temple which was located just beside the sea. There were lots of giant statues and both kids love taking photos with them.

Both kids posing with the golden 'chi ling'

YX acted as the Monkey King while XJ acted cute behind him.

Aroppama. If you managed to touched it, they will bring you luck.
It was believed if we managed to touch these 2 giant fishes, we will have good luck. I spotted a few tourists (either Singaporean or Thai) were trying hard to touch the fishes but did not managed. There was even 1 woman wearing short skirt bended down to try her luck. Too immersed in trying to touch the fishes, she did not take note that her panty was exposed ! Oh dear !

Giant coin

Giant gold ingot

Fierce looking tiger

Both enjoying the keropok again
On the way out of the temple, I couldn't resist myself and bought another piece of keropok. I wanted to buy more but was afraid of heatiness. So, 2 pieces shared with the kids enough to make me feel contented. haha

We spent some time chit chatting with Uncle M before we drove to Batu Pahat town. In downtown, I requested to eat the famous wantan noodles which I've not been eating for so many years. This is dad's favourite stall too. I've actually blogged about this wantan noodle over here.

Wantan
The soup and the generous wantan fillings really make this bowl worth the price.

Cilli sauce wantan noodle
Dad loves the cilli sauce type, ............

White wantan noodle
while mum and I prefer the original type. Their soup wantan noodles is a must try too.

After fillings out stomach to the max, we took a slow drive back home again. For dinner, we ate out again as I surely can't give my favourite fried teochew kuey teow a miss. This shop which was located behind my parent's house fried the best kuey teow I ever had. Gonna have it during this coming CNY !

Teochew fried kuey teow

25 comments:

  1. The kwetiau looks different from normal type..

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    1. yes, the kuey teow is the best I've eaten. It was deep fried before gravy poured over.

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    2. hi, may i know where is the Fried Teochew kuey teow located? i am from BP also but never know has this dishes. TQ

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    3. Hi Anonymous, the Teowchew kuey teow is actually in Segamat, Johor. A 1.5 hour drives away from BP. Sorry if I'd misled you in the above post.

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    4. hi, thanks for your reply, I was born in Segamat but seldom go back because whole family has shifted to BP during my primary school time. Have you try to Namyang Coffee Shop in Segamat? Regards

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  2. wish to go Batu Pahat one day too~

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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    1. Nice place with good food to eat.

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  3. Oooo...nice seafood.Looks fresh. Never been there, in fact never been to any place in Johore - hope will be able to do so one day.

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    1. That was my first time there too even staying in Batu Pahat for so many years. haha.... Never knew got such place existed not until we shifted to another town.

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  4. Wow thanks for introducing another tourist spot. The place looked good enough for a visit soon. Must have a try of the keropok as well! :)
    +Ant+

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    1. It was my first time there too.....beautiful temple.

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  5. I never try this kind of keropok before. White wantan mee look so special.

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    1. The keropok was very porpular during the Ching Ming period. Those were the days.......

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  6. Wahhh... I miss the keropok n wan tan mee!!!

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    1. haha...you can have them during this coming CNY. But for me, will need to wait for another opportunity till I step into BP again :(

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  7. i oso miss the wantan mi.....

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    1. after so many years, still so delicious hor.......

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  8. Didn't know touching Aroppama can bring luck and have not heard of this fish before. Didnt go Legoland?

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    1. haha...that's just a believed. I don't believe in it anyway. Legoland is about 2 hours drive away from BP.

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  9. came here wrong timing ...the oh chien so nice and so does all the rest of the fooodddddd

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    1. KL no prob to find good or chien. We can't find any in S'ban.

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  10. I was back in Batu Pahat and stay in The Katerina Hotel. The renovated room is bestlah. Proud to have this kind of hotel in Batu Pahat. Try ah see wantan mee and soup. Aiyoh.. best of the best

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  11. Hey MNHL,

    Food at Ship Village is cheap and good isnt it? We have also just finished a post about the Things to do and Attractions in Batu Pahat.

    Happy Travels Everyone!

    Tom,
    2bearbear.com

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  12. We get to pet the giant aropama easily. They swam to us as soon as we got our chance at a spot, & 1 of them practically stayed there within our reach & didnt move at all.

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  13. You can also try the curry laksa at Taman Bukit Perdana run by a husband and wife team in the corner coffeeshop Yuen Zhi Wei. One of the three best in town.The best thing is it still cost only rm3.oo normal bowl.

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