Monday, August 19, 2019

2019 Road Trip to Malaysia Clocking Mileage in Johor - Melaka - Seremban 3 Days 2 Nights Part 3 aka Detour to Seremban

Continuing from previous tale, on Day 2 in Melaka, we decided to have breakfast in Seremban. Drove out of Melaka and randomly picked Pasar Besar Seremban as our breakfast destination.

to the market!

Its main market was razed by fire in 2017. Read about it here. And the food stalls had moved to outside of the market.

walk past these stalls
Seremban Beef Noodles

The hawker stalls were arranged over a large area with about 3 main sections and each have their own coffee stall.

uncle looking at us

Seremban Beef Noodles - Tendon Soup @RM14
Seremban Beef Noodles - 牛肉面 @RM9

Ordered our food and the stall assistant would bring it over to the table. Got a shock when we paid for the beef noodles. Only 2 items and it costs us RM23. Wow.

Hiong Kee Mee Hoon Sotong 雄记鱿鱼米粉 @ RM4.50

As Hiong Kee Mee Hoon Sotong appeared as one of the must try in Seremban, we got two plates to share. It was really affordable at RM4.50 per plate but it tasted more like braised pork bee hoon. Hmm, rather normal.

I went and picked out some yong tau foo 酿豆腐 for my Singaporean friends to try. This stall somewhere in the middle of the place,was manned by a lady and her adult son. She's probably in her sixties and was super friendly. Picked out some beancurd, brinjal (I love these fried brinjals stuffed with fish paste) and the aunty advised me to get the mushroom balls. Only RM2.50 for 5 pieces, so ok! Also got a plate of deep fried pork belly in fermented beancurd 腐乳炸肉 (nam yee pork).

yong tau foo selections
腐乳炸肉 (fermented beancurd deep fried pork belly slices)

My goodness, all of those yong tau foo and the plate of meat costs less than RM10 in total. Well done! The yong tau foo was on point with homemade fish and pork paste stuffings. The deep fried pork belly was good except that it was cold. But hey, still enjoyable.

breakfast is served!

After breakfast, we walked around Seremban Gateway which I had no idea it existed till we stopped there to go to the washroom.

After loitering for about an hour or less, it was time for lunch. Actually, I was still stuffed from breakfast.

Bak Kut Teh

Yes, we decided to get bak kut teh for lunch since we didn't get to eat it in Johor. It was only 1130am when we stopped for lunch.

shop interior
The 火爆肉 reminds me of a certain bkt shop in Singapore which also originates from Seremban
let's get some cold drinks to quench thirst

Guess how many items we ordered. There were 4 of us, and we had 3 items. On hindsight, it meant that we ate almost one pot on our own. What!

bak kut teh @RM14 (single pax serving)
Claypot Chicken Rice @RM14
Yellow Wine Chicken 黄酒鸡 @RM14

I liked the huang jiu ji (yellow wine chicken) for its unique and comforting flavours. The claypot chicken rice was good as the chicken meat was well marinated and tender. The bak kut teh soup was decent but not as strong as I'd like it to be.

The staff at the shop appeared to be mostly Vietnamese.

Anyone wants to guess what we did after lunch?

Yup, we went to get more food. Seremban is famous for Seremban siew bao so we went to find some to da bao back to Melaka.

Siew Pow Master
coconut tart
siew pow
baking the goods
There was a small queue formed when we arrived at Siew Pow Master. The siew pow is smallish and the bakers were busy sorting the trays, the baked goods and the boss was busy taking orders from the guests.

The siew pow is priced at RM1.70 per piece which was about SGD0.60. Because the siew pow was just taken out of the oven, it was still warm so I had to take a bite in the car.

siew pow (still warm)
lovely char siew
First time trying Siew Pow Masters and loving it! Especially when it was just freshly baked. Yums!

I seriously thought we would be going back to Melaka by then, but Hence, Tracy and Ivan had other plans. They said, "Let's go A&W!" I was like, whyyyy? For dessert, they said. But no, this was at the height of the long queues when Jewel first opened its doors to the public. The queues were wild back then!

how was this a dessert?
Wanted to get a small root beer float but the girl at the counter said that the price difference between large and small was just RM0.50. Darn! And so, the sweet drink got upgraded to large. Ugh, that is why I am fat.

Pasar Besar Seremban

Address: Jalan Tuanku Munawir, Bandar Seremban, 70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Business Hours: Daily 7am to 12pm

118 Bak Kut Teh

Address: No.92, Jalan S2 D32, City Centre, 70300 Seremban (City)
Contact: +60 11-3382 4338
Business Hours: 
Tues - Wed: 1030am to 11pm
Thurs - Sun: 10am to 11pm
Closed on Mon

Siew Pow Master

Address: 368, Jalan Seng Meng Lee, Taman Unian, 70200 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Contact: +60-6-763-2409
Business Hours:
Mon to Sat: 8am to 630pm
Closed on Sun


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