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February 11, 2005



Great pictures, the food looks so ono! Could you tell us what's in them, i've never heard of the dishes your having.

Enjoy your trip.


Hey.. Reid.. ;)
It was chendol you had.. not ice kachang..heheheh!! tot i better let you know. .. :) I can't wait for the chinese stores to be opened.. so that you can have some excellent chinese food. :)
Food cheap.. cheap.. huh..?? i told yer.. ;)


Ohhh, make me hungry, That Nasi Goreng ikan bilis and tha other make me salivate. I must find a malaysian and s'pore restaurant now!!!


Allen Wong

Ohhhh! Fresh sugarcane juice? I'm so accustomed to seeing it in cardboard cartons, I'd think they sprout from the ground that way.


Wah you managed to eat all the core are good lah!;););)


man you are making headway :) mike says you're doing good too. and to recognize the ice kacang - it comes on a place and is literally a mount of ice. chendol is good stuff too though ;)

FatMan Seoul

And another clarification ... "air bandung" is usually made by combining rose syrup and evaporated milk, not condensed milk. The drink is named after the town of Bandung in Indonesia, which is purportedly the origin of this recipe.


Hi Brian,

Welcome to my blog. I can try to explain to you what's in the dishes above, but to tell you the truth, I'm not so sure either.

The drink, bandung, is made with milk and rose syrup.

The noodle dish, mee goreng, is made with yellow noodles, chillies, tomato ketchup, veggies, shrimp and I think ground lamb.

Murtabak is like a crepe stuffed with spiced lamb filling.

Rojak is veggies, dough sticks and eggs served with a sweet sauce.

The chendol is the little green stuff in the glass. It's made from mung bean flour. In the glass is some gula melaka and coconut milk.

The satay is beef and chicken.

The nasi goreng is like fried rice. This one had ikan billis (anchovies) in it.

And tauhu goreng is fried tofu with a sweet sauce.

Hope that helps.

Hi MrsT,

Thanks for the tip. I misposted the chendol as ice kachange. And yes, the food is cheap! =)

Hi milgwimper,

It was making me salivate too. My friends were quite amazed that I could eat the entire plateful of rice and some of the tauhu goreng AND a few of those satay sticks! =)

Hi Allen,

The fresh sugarcane juice was really nice here. Later on in the trip, I had it again from another stall. It wasn't the same.

Hi Min,

Thanks...I think! There are still so many more things to try. Chilli crab, satay bee hoon....mmmmm!

Hi stef,

Thank you. I'm sure you and Mike both had a lot of wonderful things to eat on your trip too. Thanks for the tip on the ice kachang/chendol.

Hi FatMan,

Thanks for that. I was told it was so sweet because they used condensed milk. Maybe the syrup is the one that gave me such a sugar rush. I had a headache for the better part of the day after drinking this.


Yummy...v interesting info. I like all of them especially the nasi goreng ikan much of ikan bilis :)

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