going limp in the wilderness

national treasure from a dead town

Getting off the ( Plus ) North South Highway to exit at Sungkai ( Perak ) is one good way to explore some off-centre dead towns . Sungkai is a tiny pekan of a few shops among some lack-lustre look-alike kampungs. It used to be famous for guava fruits and has as neighbour its more freshly endowed cousin Slim River , another tiny buffalo town known for its fat freshwater fishes. For Gluttons like us the picture din look too promising.

until this bright yellowish sign cropped up right in front of our sleepy eyes ! A lighted box with the fishy sign ! But alas the insides looked empty as we stepped in. Quickly a young scrawny lad ( below 18 we suspect ) took our orders. Rice sir ? He then recommended freshwater patin catfish at RM60 a Kg which we declined . But we could not resist his next killer dish.

definitely not this plain smashed egg .

neither this common white twisters from Ipoh ( with salted fish bits )

Encore ! ... the just under 1 kg Emperor's Dish !
served elegantly in stylish rectangular china-plate ! authentic...solid...
thus deservingly earning itself the prized imperial team bsg unequivocal stamp of approval
the blue one , in front...complete with skin and bones
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A Chinese masterpiece , at a pauperly RM23 a soya sauced braised front end
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Kedai Makanan Choy Kee
35 Jalan Besar Sungkai
Perak , Malaysia
tel 05 - 438 6287 , 019 - 336 9609

Comments

Michelle said…
Wow.. that pig.. pork.. pig.. watever..
but.. WOW..
ling239 said…
skin and bones ? or skin and nails ? toe mar.... kakakaaa...
looks delicious ~ ^O^
Nic (KHKL) said…
back at the mentally dead but physically alive town/city of mine, rm 23 can buy me nothing more the 2 sets of very merry processed meat where they thrown away the trotters. bad move.

at 1 kg, it is definitely more worthwhile than my grey matters since i'm from a mentally dead town.
Nic (KHKL) said…
back at the mentally dead but physically alive town/city of mine, rm 23 can buy me nothing more the 2 sets of very merry processed meat where they thrown away the trotters. bad move.

at 1 kg, it is definitely more worthwhile than my grey matters since i'm from a mentally dead town.
Kenny Mah said…
That's some Pig! Color-coordinated some more, haha... Make it easier to choose which parts to munch on, no? ;)
Tummythoz said…
Just back from a short trip to Camerons. Am I the only one very affected by the fact that they don't serve pork there!!!??
Keropok Man said…
was the cook also part of the child labor scheme? thats why you could pay only RM23 for the deliciously sinfully yummilicious khinzir trotters.


u din ask them to put in lots of chincalok in the plain looking smashed egg? :-)
J2Kfm said…
wah! Choy Kee in Sungkai also you manage to find? yeah, been eating their pig trotters for years, as my grandma used to stay there. Was one of the best, but quality dropped liao. Now she doesnt even stay there, so no chance of tasting it at all ... :(
Yinsi Yat said…
Why no map wan? kekekeke
tigerfish said…
y no order fish? fish good! fish good! :P
Wow.! pork pork pork!
My fav meat foods.=)
" Ju qiok cou "
team bsg said…
mich
Yr place full of such lusty things wat !

ling239
its firm and feels body solid. But the place...so prewar almost heard Japanese troops shouting

nic
then again, yr little dead place has more freedom that we can ever imagine here. then the so many bright lights where theres no night and day and one more thing got no flies or mosquitoes right becoz all deadly dead ?

kenny
we would almost like to say nah, all meats are the same , after all makaned and done

tummythoz
is that so ? strange. maybe you went to a halal place at the right corner ?

keropok
no we din think of the cincaluk , we were only wiping the toes off

j2kfm
you are right , it would have been No 1 if it had come out boiling hot with the steam

yinsi
no need map so easy wan. only got one sungkai near slim river near bernam near tanjung malim. can find if still kanot kall us

tigerfish
actually scareds of sharp bones unless u are with us

jerom
wonder if you r coming this way soon. but Klang is the place for this also