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.