After an eight hours drive from Kuala Terengganu to Grik and Kuala Kangsar, we still find time to circle Kuala Kangsar little but very majestic and beautiful town for a decent place to eat. It didn’t take us long to zoom in on Restoran Choon Kee. The place is brightly lit and lots of local folks were occupying table for 10 persons. Huge crowds equal good food. And we were certainly not disappointed.
This is by far the best mantis prawns in butter that my whole family has eaten. The mantis prawns were solid and tasty whilst the butter sauce or rather those tiny crumbs made of eggs are tasty without feeling oily.
In the background is a plate of salted fish beansprouts. Kuala Kangsar is between Ipoh and Taiping and therefore, the beansprouts are the fattest and juicest, as Ipoh is famous for her beansprouts, claimed to sprouted with spring water from the Tambun hills.
As we didn’t get to eat any huge prawns whilst in the East Coast, we had a blast ordering another dish of prawns. This is the Indon spicy prawns. Another dish that made our circling around Kuala Kangsar worthwhile.
There were other dishes but I didn’t have time to snap the photos. We purposely drove from Grik to Kuala Kangsar and up north again to Penang eventhough it meant we have an additional 60KM to travel compared to Grik to Baling to Penang. Our main reasons were to test out the newly opened highway and also to bring my kids to see the ‘oldest rubber tree in Malaysia’. I must say that the great dinner at Restoran Choon Kee had made our trip less taxing. The next time we drive from PG to KL, we know where to have good dinner. If only we can find the place again. 😛