Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A day at Tanjung Sepat

Without realizing it I was back from Malaysia for a week already. I tried to extend my stay there but I can't get a seat on the airline for the date I wanted. So I came back as scheduled. I have tons of pictures I took during my trip but have yet to find the time to sort it out. Here is the first batch that I managed to upload to share it with you. It was a trip to Tanjung Sepat with my family on one weekend

Tanjung Sepat, a small fish village located at southwest part of Selangor. Tanjung Sepat becoming a tourist attraction after commercializes seafood restaurants open in this area. Nowadays, people came here for fresh seafood, visiting various orchards farms like Dragon Fruits Longan, mushroom and Ganoderma (Chinese Ling Zhi) farm and not forgetting the famous paus (steamed buns)

We start our journey early at 9.00am. First stop at for a quick dim sum breakfast at Seri Petaling. This was the first time I tried out the famous Phoenix baos. It was a unique shape pau with meat and glutinous rice in it. Taste wise it was ok.

The famous Phoenix bao.

After our breakfast we proceed to Tanjung Sepat and we drop by the Buddhist Temple. Jenjarom, Selangor

2nd stop was the famous Hai Yew Hin to collect the steamed buns (Bao) that we ordered a few days earlier. They were famous for their steamed buns and if you just drop by to buy it you might be dissapointed as their buns were always sold out. You have to order them in advance. You can see many people carrying bags and hags of buns in their hand. Tourists come in bus loads just for this. I tried the famous ‘mui choi’ and vegetables bao and they were pretty good. Our local Astro TV station even features them and I understand it boost up their business tremendously.

Astro featured them recently.

Next we proceed to the Mushroom Farm. Not much mushroom there as the farm were under renovations.

We wanted to visit the Dragon amd Longan Fruits farm but our visit falls on the 15th day of CNY so many of farms were closed. We managed to find a dragon fruit opened but not much fruits there as it was off season. Even the dragon fruits were pretty small. We managed to buy some though.

Sepang Gold Coast! Wow.. I didn't know that Malaysia had a 'Gold coast' but now I do..

Chalet on the beach, still under construction and will be officially open in April 2010.

The next stop was the Cassava/Tapioca Chips factory. When we arrived the chips were not in productions but the supervisor was kind enough to show us around their factory.

Start with the ubi. This will be peel.

Peeling the cassava/ubi kayu.

The cutter

Freshly sliced cassava/ubi kayu.

All fried up and ready to be pack.

The end product

We had our dinner here.

Nasi Lemak, grilled sotong and fish and stewed duck.

Stewed duck all ready to be serve to customers.

Grilled sotong

Grilled fish
Stewed duck.

The famous longan plant here at Tanjung Sepat. Too bad we didn't get to go to the farm. Maybe some other time.


Agnes CF Lee said...

It is nice to see places in the Peninsular, waiting for you to post more photos..:D

Dawn said...

Gert, the pictures are just so precious....see how much I miss Malaysia...never missed it that much till I came here, and the food!

My Asian Kitchen said...

Gert,thanks for showing us the info and pix..I now so suan pah,dunno what and where place to visit when I visit I know and going to plan to visit this place.maybe I can rent the chalet!! ..I'm sure going to visit this place when I back there this summer..the problem is my whole family all buta jalan,they only know KL vicinity area not even PJ!! *sigh* hmmm.maybe I can bring my GPS back wt me,right? it's will work in Msia right?

Cat Cat said...

Wah, you really jalan-jalan makan-makan kau-kau eh..?? My schedule was so packed, I didn't even had any time to go jalan2... Huhuhu!

ICook4Fun said...

Angie, I hope I can find some time to resize all the pictures :)

Dawn, are you planning to go back this year?

Lesley, if you need the address of all this places do let me know. Thos chalet are beautiful. I am sure it will be nice to stay there for a few days.

Cat, that is the only place I went. Not enough time to go else where.

lil' bulb said...

What a fruitful trip you had!

Dawn said...

Gert, no, I'm not going back for a while.

lily's wai sek hong said...

Thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures especially the pau ones

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