Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ho Chiak Tampin: Chinese Foods in Tampin, Negeri Sembilan

It is always good to travel with my mate Christopher because we didn't limit ourselves to just visiting Muslim restaurant only. Most of the time, when we visit small towns in Malaysia, Chris will compulsory himself to drop by to one or two Chinese restaurant to sample local Chinese foods there.

Even though some restaurant might sell Wantan Mee or Hokkien Me, Chris said that each place come with different style of cooking as well as different kind of touch to the foods. So, the first Chinese food that we stopped  by was located at 1st floor of Pulau Sebang Bus & Taxi Station complex at the heart of Tampin town. 

Sadly, there are only 2 stalls open here. I have no idea why. Chris ordered a small serving of Wantan Mee. It come with 3 sizes which is small, regular and big. Once the food delivered, surprise-surprise because the serving was so big and it only cost us RM3 for 1 serving. We also ordered herbal tea at price RM0.50 which is very reasonable. 

If you are looking for Chinese food court, the Yeow Chen Food Court is located slightly hidden from the main road but you can easily find this place if you are walking from the Pulau Sebang Bus & Taxi Station. The food court concept is almost the same like other Chinese food courts in Malaysia with many small stalls and drink seller standby to serve the customers. Here are some photos for you to have a look.

We dropped by to another hidden Chinese restaurant while explore Tampin town. I will share about it real soon because now I am so sleepy to continue my sharing. Stay tune and cheers. 

A Start Visit to Gudwara Sahib, Tampin, Negeri Sembilan

I normally familiar with Chinese and Indian temple in Malaysia, but not for Sikh temple. So, during my last town visit in Tampin district of Negeri Sembilan, we went to this Gudwara Sahib which located nearby the four junction of Jalan Gemas - Tampin and road to Rembau district.

This temple is in light pink colour with two big horse statues nearby the temple entrance. According to an old man here, the temple was built over 60 years ago and it was originally a wooden temple. It was built a little upfront from the current location of the temple. Then, with a small fund from the Malaysia government and majority fund from local and abroad Sikh community, they managed to re-build this temple on 1967.

This temple is consisted of two floors which is the ground floor is a dining hall and up floor is a prayer hall. This temple also have a lift on a side specially for disable or old people. The old man add that, this Sikh temple is not only for Tampin people, but also attracted the religion followers from nearby Gemas district as well as people from Rembau district.

Maybe nothing much to say about this place, but I think this is one of the local attraction which should be maintained as a historical traits. Fifthteen minutes talking with this uncle wass very meaningful for me. He flashed back the story about why he decided to move to Tampin after many years working with Lembaga Tenaga in Johor (now known as TNB Berhad) and currently, he is in his very healthy 81 years of age. Hope uncle will always have a good health and be happy through out his old age. 

A Superb Tandoori Chicken with Nan Bread & Briyani Chicken Massala in Tampin, N9

It has been awhile since my last entry in this blog. I was so busy with my day and I don't have so much new things to share lately. But then, somewhere on last May, me and my mate was having a quick trip to Tampin District, Negeri Sembilan and discovered some cool stuffs here and there.

At first glance, maybe there are not so much things to shout about foods in Tampin. But if you take a good look here and there, you will definitely find the one. Our first 'makan' place in Tampin was at this Restaurant Nasi Kandar Impian. Located at Tampin Square, this restaurant probably the only Nasi Kandar restaurant in town. 

After seeing to the board at the restaurant entrance, we assumed that the Roti Nan and Briyani Rice. So, without any hesitation, we order a serving of Roti Nan with Tandori Chicken and also Briyani Rice with Massala Chicken (actually I need to double check if the name is Massala) on the side. 

To surprise us, our roti nan is one time bigger than our regular roti nan that we usually get in KL. To add more, the Tandori chicken on the side was in huge portion and it taste really good. In some places, Tandori chicken can be too dry and it can be so hard when its already cool. But the Tandori chicken here is very juicy and easy to bite it. I love the smell and seems like they use less colouring for the chicken. I would say, this is the best Tandori Chicken in my life. 

How about my Briyani rice? Maybe the Briyani rice is just like in other places. I love it not too dry and not too wet. The Chicken Massala that we ordered was a recommendation from the restaurant worker. Its perfectly compliment the Briyani rice and of course, this two meals make us very eager to explore other interesting foods in Tampin.

Last but not least, we only spend about RM13.50 for a big serving of Nan Bread with huge portion of Tandori Chicken, Briyani Rice with super delicioys Massalam Chicken and 2 glasses of ice tea. If people ask us about where to eat in Tampin, I am not shame to recommend this place. If you are at the main road of Gemas - Alor Gajah, keep finding this Nasi Kandar Impian at the left side of the Tampin Square.