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Jalan Yang Kalsom

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Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 8, 2008 9:20pm

Hi Kayes & Joe, this looks like the intersection of of Jalan Yang Kalsom and Chamberlain Road, am I right? If I am not mistaken. Restoran M. Salim was formerly a corner coffee shop but at that time, there were no awnings around the premises.
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 1,168
December 9, 2008 7:11am

Hi Ken, this restoran M. Salim is at the intersection of Jln. Yang Kalsom and Jln. Ali Pichay. Just down the road on the left of this pic is the Ganja curry shop and the old TR bus station. This is a new restaurant that just opened not too long ago. I think you mistook this to be the corner coffee shop which is on the same row as the old Rahman restaurant.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 9, 2008 5:26pm

Hi Joe, my sense of direction has gone bonkers for a moment. I really thought that this was the corner coffee shop which is on the same block of shop houses as Rahman Restaurant. Now that you mention that it is at the intersection of Jalan Ali Pitchay and Jalan Yang Kalsom, I can picture where Restoran Salim Is located at.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
December 10, 2008 10:10am

Hi Ken,


The corner coffee shop on the same block of shop houses as Rahman Restaurant would have been Cathy Hotel & Coffee Shop. That place was my late father's favorite place to hang out after his retirement.


ACS77
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 10, 2008 9:27pm

Hi ACS77,
There you go, the names are slowly coming back! That corner coffee shop on the same block of shop houses as Rahman Restaurant is indeed Cathay Hotel & Coffee Shop. I wonder if the shop is still in business. Many retirees like to hang out and "Tar Ngah Gow" in coffee shops. Even in Chicago, I see groups of elderly Chinese guys congregating in McDonalds and chit chat for hours over a cup of coffee. It's the same in Chinatown where the seniors will usually gather in Chinese pastry shops and talk about everything under the sun. I guess it is healthy to remain socially active even though one has retired from full-time employment.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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December 11, 2008 4:12pm

I read a newspaper article some months ago about the M Salim Restaurant. It seems a stall there serves excellent nasi lemak. Anyone tried it?
Retired Falcon

Registered: August 2008
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December 11, 2008 9:37pm

Hi Kayes, I haven't tried the nasi lemak at M. Salim yet but I read about a shop opposite on the same road. They serve nasi lemak with some addition like fried chicken, beef rendang and so on. Personally, I still prefer the simple packet of nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf. I had a neighbour who cooked and delivered to certain shops. It was really good.
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
December 12, 2008 7:41am

I agreed with Joe. A simple packet of nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf is good enough. Maybe with a fried egg added to it. Oh and a big steamy hot mug of teh tarik to go with it. In this cold winter day, maybe teh halil (with ginger) would be even better. Here I am day-dreaming again! : )
You've heard the song "California Dreaming". Well, this is the reversed : )


ACS77
kayes

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December 12, 2008 7:52am

Joe, that's what I read in the newspaper article ..... some kind of special nasi lemak with fried chicken, rendang etc etc. I could have gotten the shops mixed up. What is the name of the shop opposite? This kind of "special nasi lemak" reminds me of a stall in Tupai, Taiping. They sell this special nasi lemak and they are sold out by noon each day. Personally, like you and Sam, I prefer the simple one with an egg and ikan bilis. I shot a video in Penang this morning where you can see a famous nasi lemak sold at the Sri Weld Food Court in Beach Street. It is at:-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muYZpnZUDt8&fmt=18
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
December 12, 2008 8:39am

Hi Kayes,


Thanks for video. Now, not only can I dream but I can actually see what I am dreaming and able to share it with others.


Beach Street brings back a lot of fond memories. My godfather use to have a shop (Thien Seng) printing press on the same row as Ghee Hiang. When we were kids (early 60's) we hang out in that neighbourhood a lot and get free biscuits from the Ghee Hiang folks.


ACS77
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 12, 2008 5:28pm

Hi ACS77,
I am quite surprised to hear that the winters in California are cold too. Today's temperature is 17 degrees F. in my part of the world, but Chicagoans are hardy and the city is still very alive. Joggers are doing their thing in the lakefront, the skating rinks are packed, and cross-country skiers are gliding along merrily on the snow-covered field. Teh tarik or teh halil, and any kind of spicy food would be ideal for these cold weather conditions but after all these years, I have learned to make do with what I have. This is the best time to head to Chinatown for the steamboat buffet (a.k.a. hotpot in the US). The steam from the boiling broth will melt away all the winter blues and as I sink my teeth into those delicately cooked morsels, I remind myself that when there is comfort food, winter is not that bad after all. Of course, I won't leave home without my own dipping sauce and chili padi. That's one way to survive a Chicago winter!
ACS77

Registered: September 2008
Posts: 218
December 15, 2008 7:58am

Hi Ken,


Cold is all relative. Once you are hardened by the Chicagoan winter, the "cold" 40F temp in California is consider mild. You mentioned about Steamboat, just this last Friday, my colleagues and I went to a Korean BBQ (all you can eat) and we pigged out! I think, steamboat will be next on my agenda : )


ACS77
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 16, 2008 9:57pm

Hi ACS77,
Enjoying Korean Bulgogi and Kalbee cooked on a table-side grill is indeed a great 'warming' experience during winter. Many of the BBQ restaurants in Korean Town are open for business 24 hours a day and we also dig the multiple plates of side dishes that come with the main meal. The only snag is that our winter jackets reeked of Korean food because the meat is grilled right in front of us and the aroma permeates into our clothes. Another popular winter meal is Shabu Shabu, which is the Japanese equivalent to our Chinese steamboat.
shirleyliu

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 23
December 17, 2008 8:44pm

Back home 1 1/2 month .Still havent eat nasi lemak ley...YangKalsom is very familiar to me in Ipoh and the other street is Hughlow street. Other streets still blur blur to me although ipoh didnt change much.Need to drive around .
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
December 17, 2008 10:14pm

hello Shirley, it does not take much time to re-acquaint yourself with Ipoh Smile How often do you drive down to Ipoh from Sunway City?
shirleyliu

Registered: August 2008
Posts: 23
January 2, 2009 10:48pm

Hi Kayes,


Our car is not delivered yet..So, so far very seldom go to Ipoh.My niece drives me whenever I wanna do shopping but only grocery shoppings at Tesco extra or Jaya Jusco.
I will go to Ipoh more often when the car is here.
kayes

Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,824
January 2, 2009 11:43pm

Shirley, are you shipping a car from Austria under the MMSH plan? Or are you buying a new car locally?



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