Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Breakfast At Lake Garden

Last Saturday, Raimie had to attend a replacement class at his school. After sending him off to school at 7.30am, Zaini and I went to the nearby Lake Garden. Usually we'd spend a few hours at Lake Garden jogging or doing light exercises there until it is time to pick up Raimie at around 12.00pm.

This week, we went there and had a nice, leisurely stroll around the park. Then, we decided to have a late breakfast at one of the cafe.
It was nice having breakfast (or lunch) under shady trees at the cafe. Plenty of people came to eat after having their morning exercise. The cafe opens at 8.30am, so for those looking for an early morning cup of teh, you have to look elsewhere.
Malay kuih for breakfast, anyone?
Zaini and I had Nasi Ambang. A packet of the really nice meal cost only RM4.50. Nasi Ambang or Ambeng is a traditional Javanese food, and is commonly served to be eaten on a "dulang"/tray and shared amongst guests. The last time Zaini and I enjoyed Nasi Ambang that way was during a homestay program in Banting. Sharing your meal on the same plate might be something to get used to, because I've seen some participants on the homestay program who were not completely comfortable eating that way.

Nasi Ambang will usually have chicken, sambal goreng, coconut serunding, fried mihun, fried salted fish and tempe (fermented soy bean).
A cleanup of everything. Burp! Sure beats eating Nasi Lemak.
We were still hungry and decided to share a bowl of Mee Sup. The broth of the Sup tulang was really nice and it came with two piece of bones for us to nibble at the meat on the bones. A bargain at only RM4.00 per bowl.
From my seat, I had a direct view of the public toilet. There are a few toilets scattered around the park, but if please bring spare change because it is 20sen per entry!

Having amenities such as rests areas with cafes, mussola, toilets, benches at the park is sure convenient for visitors and most of them are adequately maintained but I wish the water coolers at the children park can actually be used and have water running instead of serving as a cute but useless ornament at the park.

For this visit to Lake Garden, we also went to the nearby National Museum to take a look the current exhibition which is The Coffin Exhibition : Tradition & Mystery. That'll  be on my next post.

22 comments:

  1. Wah, I didn't know they had that much things in the Lake Gardens? Must make a trip there one day cos the last time I was there, it was like years ago.

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  2. wow those dishes looks so yummy, specially the noodle soup yum yum!

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  3. @nick,
    Go visit lah, and let your kids roam around the park. :)

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  4. @bluedreamer,
    A simple light meal, and yet absolutely yummy. :)

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  5. Wah! Long time never go Lake Garden already! I love to go to parks and gardens!

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  6. Never eaten Nasi Ambang before - this is new to me!

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  7. Ooh! Can't wait for your next post on the coffin exhibitions! No pantang ah?

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  8. @foong,
    You can find the Nasi Ambang in areas where a lot of orang Jawa stay, I think. :)
    Maybe you can try once at Lake Garden when you go and visit the place.

    No pantang lah... The exhibition has really a sterile atmosphere - nothing scary pun there. Even kids won't be afraid. Anyway, nothing seems to "follow us back" after that visit, so OKLah. :D

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  9. asi Ambang. A packet of the really nice meal cost only RM4.50. -> now this looks value for money

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  10. nasi ambang is something new to me. i'd love to try it, it looks delish.

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  11. @bengbeng,
    it's more expensive than say... a typical pak of nasi lemak but to me, it is worth it. Kenyang wooo. :)

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  12. @life ramblings,
    it is delicious. It's more fun eating them at a feast or kenduri, in a dulang, sharing with others.

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  13. mak aiiiii sodap nya.. soooo romantic gitu, makan2 kat lake garden :D

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  14. @Dot,
    ini bukan gerai yg kat tepi lake tu. Ini gerai yg kat tmn permainan & car park. Idakle romantik mana pun. hihi

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  15. nampak sedap je nasi ambeng tuh....

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  16. @Yatie,
    memang sedap. Portion tu, kecik sikit lah tapi puas hati makan. :)

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  17. Sounds like a good place to have breakfast.
    It's been years since I had nasi ambeng. Got to go to a feast to find them :)

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  18. @Evan's Mom,
    It is a good place. :)

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  19. Finally, a kindred spirit...visit me at johorkia.blogspot.com....

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  20. @san ling,
    a kindred spirit in what?

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  21. yummy foods, making me hungry but very timely for OUR dinner =)

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  22. @Ayie,
    Your dinner time is our breakfast time. :)

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