Kedai Makan Choy Kee, Sungkai
We did not get to taste the famous pork knuckle as the shop has moved and we could not identify its new spot in our GPS.
Restoran Sun Kee, Sungkai
We had lunch at Restoran Sun Kee, which was located in front of a school, in a “bungalow” lot. The “yim kok kai” (salted chicken) was not ready yet (around 12pm) and the lady owner told us that it will take about 45 minutes for it to be ready (as she was just packing and about to place them into the wok.) Instead, we have the very normal lunch there – we ordered steam tofu with soy sauce, soy sauce vegetable and steam pork with yam. Well, it tasted averagely good. As we were still early, we actually waited for the salted chicken. One whole piece of kampong chicken costs around RM26 to RM28. It was a rather small chicken. We had half chicken there and packed the other half back to the hotel. Similarly, it tasted averagely good. Overall, nothing really special. The whole lunch plus 2 cans of 100 plus and the salted chicken cost less than RM60.
Felda Residence Hot Spring Hotel & Spa, Sungkai
Our stay at the hotel was good. It was a very spacious room. They even provided extra mattress despite we having a deluxe room with a king sized bed. Additional things that they provide are iron, ironing board and hair dryer. The room was also clean; but I spotted some hard stains on the bed sheet/blanket. Since the room is big, the one horse power air conditioning seems to be less powerful. They also provided free breakfast and free entrance to the recreation park (RM6 per adult). For one night, it cost us RM130, which we think was reasonable. Nevertheless, for dinner, they were having Ramadhan buffet for RM30 per adult. We decided to drive out and we had normal noodle from hawker stall. With drinks and two plates of noodles, it cost us merely RM23.
The recreation park – hot spring
The park is rather old. At certain spots, it looks unattended. But, we had quite some fun there especially in the mountain spring pool and therapy pools.
Pun Chun Chicken Biscuits & Restaurant Sdn Bhd, Bidor
Before we went home, we drove a little North to Bidor to have this special duck mee. Apparently, they have branches now in Klang Valley. Well, Bidor town is definitely more developed that Sungkai town. We ordered duck mee – one big bowl and another small bowl, which cost RM17.60 (not that cheap in this small town, I think). I felt it tasted normal herbal duck noodle, nothing really special actually. We also ordered separately a plate of char siew, which cost less than RM6. Well, this is poor in taste actually. We also bought some biscuits and coffee from the shop. Some of the items such as Old Town Coffee can be obtained from hypermarkets and normal grocery shops. In fact, these items where overpriced in this shop.
With a baby, going for a trip comes with a lot of things. Good thing is that little 17chipmunks is breastfed, but I had to bring along my breast pump to ensure that the best hour to “harvest” (midnight) is not missed. Overall, everyone of us including the little one had a good time. It was so enlightening to see her smiling and laughing during the pool time in both hot spring and mountain pools. It was also a relaxing trip with no stress along the way.