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Imbi Market (or Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang officially speaking) is fast becoming one of my favorite places for breakfast stop over. Today, we take a look at one of the more unique stalls within the market, bak kua bun (肉乾糆包).

Pork floss and bak kua (BBQ dried pork) bun used to be one of my favorite breakfast/snack dishes. When I was in high school there’s a mobile stall that often parked outside the side gate and I would sometimes have one right after school session is over. Unfortunately, there aren’t many such stalls here in Klang Valley, so I was rather happy to stumble onto this one.

bak kua bun, numerous choice of selection involving pork floss, bak kua, and eggs
bak kua bun, numerous choice of selection involving pork floss, bak kua, and eggs

There are three major ingredients available for your choosing at this stall – pork floss, bak kua, and eggs. The bun is by default, and the lady threw in a couple slices of cucumber for good measure too.

If you’re not a mathematics savant, here are the 8 combinations:

  • pork floss and bak kua bun – RM 2.50
  • pork floss and egg bun – RM 2.50
  • pork floos, bak kua, and egg bun – RM 3.20
  • bak kua and egg bun – RM 2.50
  • bak kua and bun – RM 2.00
  • pork floss and bun – RM 2.00
  • fried egg and bun – RM 2.00
  • bun only – RM 0.80

my breakfast had everything - bak kua, pork floss, and fried egg
my breakfast had everything – bak kua, pork floss, and fried egg

Of course, I chose the one with everything for breakfast. The combination of pork flooss, bak kua, that one simple fried egg and the cucumber was most excellent and a great way to start the morning.

The stall is situated opposite the main walkway across from Ah Weng Koh Hainan Tea area, so you can’t order from the famous Hainan tea stall unless you tapao over. Then again, the other coffee stall isn’t bad at all either.

Here’s the short video shot on the same day:

map to Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang)

Address:
Bak Kua Bun Stall (肉乾糆包)
Imbi Market (Pasar Baru Bukit Bintang)
Jalan Melati, Kuala Lumpur
GPS: 3.14340, 101.71664
Hours: breakfast and brunch

OK, here’s what you have to do if you haven’t read the previous post about Axiata Up Your Game contest that I wrote a little while ago.

  • Make a video that’s related to badminton, showcase your passion for badminton!
  • Submit it at www.AxiataCup.tv
  • a chance to win up to RM 5,000 and an exclusive VIP experience to attend the semi-final and finals of Axiata Cup KL.

Here is my submission, what do you think about that? It’s a short video less than 30 seconds of me playing badminton with my favorite player of all time – myself!

Contest starts from 8 February with submission closing by the 25th of March 2013. It is certainly not too late to come up with a video of your own and participate in this. Mine took just slightly over an hour to complete, if I win the grand prize, I think I’ll be buying myself an upgraded racquet 😀

For Indonesian readers: the prize includes return flights from Jakarta, Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur for two (2) people and gifts from Axiata and sponsors of Axiata Cup 2013 too.

Again, the prizes are (each comes with the VIP treatment):

  • Gold with cash prize of RM 5,000
  • Silver with cash prize of RM 3,000
  • Bronze with cash prize of RM 1,500

Here’s the more detailed instruction on how to join:

Remember, don’t miss this chance, and lets go there to support our Malaysian players too!

Do visit Axiata Cup Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/AxiataCup and Twitter fan page @AxiataCup to check out more activities line up for the Axiata Cup 2013

Up Your Game!

March 8, 2013 6 Comments

Axiata Cup is back! If you have been snoozing all these while, you’d know that this is the richest badminton championship in the world that showcases top talents from various countries.

Being a badminton fan myself, I think this is a positive development and certainly benefits our most beloved national sports. The cup offers USD $ 1,000,000 to the champion, and if I only started a bit younger… (after all Datuk Lee Chong Wei came from the same state as I do.. so.. )

While I (and many of you) might only be able to play badminton recreationally every week and stands no chance in winning that million buck prize money, there is something that we can still participate – Axiata Cup 2013’s “Up Your Game” Challenge!

What you do is very straight forward, simply showcase your passion for the game and upload a video and the most creative showmanship wins.

Check out my very short video below:

Pretty… unique and sweet isn’t it?

Well, it can basically be anything badminton related, with or without displaying skills. You can play badminton in the dark, smash the shuttle cock into the toilet bowl from 20 feet away, anything. Examples can be found on www.AxiataCup.tv. (this is also where you submit)

So put on your creative hat and start thinking, there are three winners in this contest.

  • Gold with cash prize of RM 5,000
  • Silver with cash prize of RM 3,000
  • Bronze with cash prize of RM 1,500

All three winners also exclusive VIP experience to attend the semi-final and finals of the event held in Kuala Lumpur on the 13th and 14th of April, 2013, (Good news for Indonesian readers: this Prize includes return flights from Jakarta, Indonesia to Kuala Lumpur for two (2) people for Indonesian winner!) and gifts from Axiata and sponsors of Axiata Cup 2013!

All submissions will be shortlisted and fans will get to vote for their favorite videos. And the video with highest voting points will be declared as the winner on the 9th of April 2013.

This contest opens from 18 February with submission closing by the 25th of March 2013. Upload your video at www.AxiataCup.tv!

Do visit Axiata Cup Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/AxiataCup and Twitter fan page @AxiataCup to check out more activities line up for the Axiata Cup 2013

First, check out the video below of a strange highway incident in Germany.

There’s a CCTV footage showing a cargo truck being lifted off the highway by a strange light, and seems like whatever that’s pursuing the truck was after the cargo, which was missing immediately afterwards.

Could it be a cover up of something extraterrestrial, or just an overreaction?

It’s gonna interesting to see what’s inside the truck, and especially what’s the mysterious light caught on the camera was.

Stay tuned for more!

It’s balut time!

December 5, 2012 34 Comments

One of the most well known exotic Asian food must be balut from the Philippines. For those who hasn’t heard about this weird and wonderful traditional Pinoy dish, it is simply steamed duck embryo.

balut from manila

In my first trip to the Philippines back in 2009 I didn’t have a chance to try this delicacy, so when I went there again last week for Operation Smile (amazing experience, will write about that in depth soon), we make sure that balut is on top of our to-do list.

Well, here’s a video of the experience:

While balut is sold pretty much anywhere in Manila (and I suppose, most part of Philippines), they are not terribly easy to hunt down. The sellers usually operate out of a bicycle, so it’s best to ask a local where and also when you can get one.

We actually had to stop our bus once while traveling from De La Selle University Hospital back to hotel just to flag down a balut seller for some of these good stuff. A balut goes for about 10-15 peso, and usually comes with some salt, and sometimes vinegar.

check out the whole embryo separated from the egg white
check out the whole embryo separated from the egg white

As for the taste, it was like a cross between hard boiled duck egg and the tip of black chicken wings that is boiled in herbal soup till super soft. The beak can be just a little crunchy, and sometimes the feather does get in the way just a bit.

Quite gross when you think about it mentally, but really, it is delicious! I especially like the juice in balut, which probably is the allantoic fluid, or simply put, duck embryo pee. 😀

Skilled balut eater can also separate out the whole embryo from the egg to scare non-eating spectators, I shall learn to do that next time.

So if you’re in the Philippines, try a balut, or 4 (like I did)