I know I should have posted this months ago, like straight after Part 1. Then again, better late than never, right?
Second day in KL. I slept late and woke up to this: Nasi Kerabu which is rice served with local herbs and greens. The rice was dyed a pretty blue and there were side dishes like salted egg, shredded fish and desiccated coconut. This is a unique dish that cannot be found in Singapore. Mom and 6th Aunt had bought it from the food court at the Sentral station after a morning walk.
After breakfast, we went out to find other ways of going home because return train tickets to Singapore were all sold out. Luckily, we found a travel agent at Sentral (that place has everything!) and managed to secure plane tickets. With that settled, it was onwards to shopping and food at KLCC. Mom had wanted to visit the Petronas Twin Towers which was really quite spectacular. Wish I can say the same about the food. We had some forgettable food court fare. Then there was ice cream at Choz where the cashew nuts were stale.
Here's the only thing that was really nice from KLCC, a Rotiboy Mexican bun that was piping hot and oozing with melted butter. Much nicer and cheaper than the ones I had back home. Then again, doesn't everything just taste better when you are on holiday?
For dinner, it was back to the KL Hilton. I had made reservations at Sudu as Mom is quite the buffet enthusiast. One of the hotel's restaurants and bars known collectively as Studio, Sudu which means spoon in Malay, served a la carte main courses with international buffet style appetizers and desserts. In bite size morsels on cute tiny dishes, the appetizers featured a wide variety of salads, seafood and cooked dishes. There were even individual portions of Yu Sheng to mark the Lunar New Year. For the mains, Mom had the spring chicken, 6th Aunt chose the sea bass and a rack of medium rare lamb for me. The food was delicious but we were struggling due to the huge portions. For dessert, Mom and Aunt only had stomach space for fruits while I went on to taste the various cakes, pastries and sweets.
So there we have it, most of what I ate in KL in February. On the third day Mom and Aunt went to Petaling Street to buy the famous Sze Ngan Chye roast duck while I slept late (again) and ate McDonald's hotcakes. Then we checked out of the hotel, waved good bye to 6th Aunt and flew back to Singapore with a luggage full of roast duck, fried chicken and other food. Yes, Mom had "tar pow" dinner for the family from KL. Recently, she has been talking about making another trip. I think we will be bringing bigger bags.