Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spontaneous Hang Out

Aku balik aloq setaq with the intention of going off somewhere...but it didn't happen...

Not to be daunted by that particular fact, i tried to enjoy my stay despite having to listen to Lan's radiating temper over the electromagnetic wave for almost 30mins...fyne...my fault...the day had went wrong...on every levels...but it doesn't deter me from having a good time non-the-less...

Once i touched down in Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, my friend, Shuko came and picked me up...thanks bro...and we went off to have a drink somewhere...and of course i suggested the nearby food joint to my home...Aloq Setaq's famous Mee Abu in Jalan Telok Wanjah...both of us had the fried mee...the unique-ness of it is, they fried the mee using arang...just like the old time...and the secret recipes made it so famous that most of the people who come to alor setar would just go to this food joint to try it out...it is not a big restaurant...just taking up a lil bit of space from this food outlet...there's only three things at the place...nasi lemak berlauk, drinks and of course the mee abu...aside from mee goreng, they also serve mee rebus and also koteow and bihun...but i noticed the taste has decreased from it used to be while i was growing up...but never the less, its a must try...its RM3.50 per plate which is i think is a lil bit pricey for alor setar standard...but its not like everyday i am going to have mee abu...

Then, Shuko sent me back to my home and i rest for the day...the next morning, my mom made breakfast...fried bananas...and being me and my ever creative mind when it comes to food...i ate it with the full cream milk and hershey's chocolate dip...on top of that, ice cream to conclude it all...i think i had just made a fried banana split...owh deng...and its just the start of the day...coming back from Friday prayers, my mom cooked lunch...me, being a good son, have to forgo my NO RICE policy for the moment as it would hurt my mom's feelings if i didn't eat what she had painstakingly cooked for us...the menu, rice (mau ajer tetiba aku nak suh mak aku masak brown rice, boleh tak?hahaha)...black pepper beef...sotong sambal kacang...ommelette...fried tempura...bendi goreng belacan...whoaaa...i think i had made my mom happy by eating out at least 5 plates...anything for you mom...tak kisah la man jadi gumuk sekejap...hehehe

Later that evening, Shuko came and picked me up and off we went for another food adventure...being in Kedah, it is a must to go for laksa, the kedah-famous-cuisine...supposed we went to this famous laksa joint named Zakaria Laksa...but since its closed on Friday, we have to bear with the next door's laksa joint...Din Laksa...the laksa wasn't really to my liking...coz i love the gravy to be thick...but this one is a diulated...but it taste okay...nothing to rave about...then i took another plate of Laksam...okay, this is different from Kelantanese Laksam...the gravy does bear a similiar look like laksa, except that it is add with coconut milk and kerisik...hurmm...not sure whether i got that rite in english...the taste...same at the laksa...nothing to rave about...but worth trying...on top of that, we ordered 20 sticks of sate...chicken sate (actually both me and shuko prefer beef but they ran out of beef)...its not fair to compare this particular sate to Sate Kajang...but its okay...owh, the laksa is about RM2.00 per bowl...same goes to laksam...and sate was RM0.40 per stick...but i am kinda satisfied with the drinks...i have to order extra plain water as the drinks are kinda thick...no sure how to say that...but its just about it...it didn't stop there...the most hilarious part was...when we asked for tissue paper, the waiter gave us the facial tissue...boleh tak? tergelak aku sekejap...okay fyne...

After one heavy meal (laksa is kinda heavy), we went to Stadium Darul Aman just to walk around the Alor Setar version of Uptown...its small...it didn't do justice if you want to compare it to Danau Kota...then off we went for some light snacks...in Stadium itself, there's dozens of food joints to choose from...just take your pic...i was keen on some char koay teow...but considering i already had 5 plates of rice, a bowl of laksa, a bowl of laksam and at least 10 sticks of sate, we went for something light instead...western food it is...

Its Alia Cafe...okay...whats interesting about this place is that they serve drinks in 4 sizes...S - M - L - XL...and the price range from RM2.00 to RM6.00 for XL...since the XL size is seriously damn big (its as big as a jug of water), we settled with size M instead...and it took us a while to finish it off...just imagine...i took Apple and i can't remember what shuko was having...then we get ourselves some fries to go along with it...but the fries doesn't do the drinks justice hokey...cenonet ajer...aiyo...takperlah...but its RM4.00...seriously aloq setaq's food price is increasing every time i went back...funny...i always thought aloq setaq as my village...not some Bandaraya...if you are around in aloq setaq long enough you would understand my statement...shuko understand it perfectly...

One last stop before we called it the nite, we went to Nasmir Nasi Kandar...first of all, i never see Nasmir in KL...i am not sure whether they do have an outlet in KL...i know there's Subaidah and Pelita...Nasmir? maybe not yet...finished with Nasmir, Shuko sent me back home and i just rest the nite away, as i am going to catch an early morning flight the next day...i am not about to go back to KL with Lan and da gang (as planned) as i am not ready to listen to 6 hours of non-stop radiating annoyance due to my mishap...i felt bad already...i just don't need any additional radiation of anger...scary...seriously...

Woke up early morning, and my big bro sent me off to the airport...since i was quite late, i only managed to eat 3 pieces of fried bananas...and a cup of tea...so it was kinda daunting...coz i supposed to wake up early morning...pack everything and get ready...but being me, after subuh, terus tido balik...then my father was the one who came to my room and asked me am i really going back to Putrajaya that particular morning...owh...my father does know a thing or two about being sarcastic...hehehe...

All in all, despite having a bad opening of April, i still managed to turn around the tables and try to enjoy every moment...everything happens for a reason...and i just keep on trying to be positive about it...at least, i got to hang out in aloq setaq more than i intended...which is, a good thing...and yeah, also adding in all those fats and calories...duhhh...

ajie
12:37 a.m
4 April 2010
Putrajaya

7 comments:

Cikgu ILi said...

Perghhh ini Balik Kampung Cari Makan punya version.

Tapi...aku jamin..dalam banyak-banyak makanan yg best-best ko penah makan...makanan mak ko masak jugak TERBAEK.

Loq Staq dah bukan kampung lagi Akmal..silap-silap harga naik mcm kat KL je nanti.

Mee Abu mcm sedap..nanti kalau pi Loq Staq aku nak pi cari.

muhamadakmalwahab said...

harus la jalan jalan cari makan...hehehe...
betul...mak aku masak memang sedap...
tapi still walaupun bandaraya, Starbucks tak bley hidup kat aloq setaq...
harus try...yang aku tau ada dua outlet (mebi more)...satu dekat dengan rumah aku kat telok wanjah...satu lagi kat jalan sultanah...

Cikgu ILi said...

Akmal..ko kene tag kat blog aku...

marmalade said...

wah sudah sampai kampung?
saya sudah sampai vietnam.
hahahahahaah.

kalau you jadi pm, mal... mcm mana lah? polisi kurus-tak-makan-nasik memang abis mcm tuh je. hahahah.

balik nih, kena double up efforts untuk kurus ok!

Mr. Moshuchi said...

jalan2 cari makan kat aloq setaq sebenarnya banyak lagi mal, cuma aku ja yg tak berapa tau sgt..maklumlah takdak member yg bleh jalan2 cari makan..apapun nice moment la ngan hang aritu...

aku baru teringat la, laksa yg best kat rsetoren mama tu...aduhhh. takpa, lain kali la plak...

aku rasa hang blom puas lagi tu..kalau jalan2 lagi mesti boleh sumbat lagi...cuma aku ja tank kecik hahahaa...

ni blom masuk part seafood lagi..kerang rebushh, mentarang semua, ikan cuka (ikan pari kecil) cicah ayaq asam...

haihhhh...
(aku rasa teruja, berat aku naik 3 kilogram hahaha...masih lagi mencari 7kg...kalau selalu dgn hang gerenti capai target mal hahaha)...

muhamadakmalwahab said...

cikgu ili : nanti aku tengok...

mala : owh denggg...jeles sudah ini...
setiap policy kan ada dia punya kelulusan khas...this one pon ada la...balik putrajaya...back to square one...hahaha

shuko : memang best lepak dengan hang...thanks bro...takpa...nanti aku balik aloq setaq aku roger hang lagi...make sure dah ada list jalan jalan cari makan ready...itu ler...kalau tak sebab abah aku kol tu mau nyer gi memana hala lagi...owh seafood...denggg...best best best...takpa...insya allah ada lagi masa...
p.s:kalau hang dengan aku mencapai target...alamat aku la lari target mau kurang itu...huhuhu

Hasina Terebuzzu said...

heh.. aku tau kenapa starbuck takble idop kt aloq staq.. pasai kt sana ada setabak.. hehehe