Food Trail in Kampar

Last Sunday, my brother and I went "balik kampung" to visit our mak. Upon reaching Tapah R&R, we decided to have our breakfast but the place was packed to the brim. There were so many people there even on that early morning. Oh! well, it's a long weekend anyway.

Seeing the huge crowd, we then made up our mind to go to Kampar, instead. My brother brilliantly thought of having our breakfast at Lee Kuan. Now, this is a Chinese kopitiam located opposite Kampar's Japanese garden.

The coffee shop has been around since we were kids. Our arwah bapak was a regular there (so was my FIL, acording to Yan). Naturally, bapak would bring us there too especially during weekends. So it was really a real kick that morning to be able to have mee kari (for me) and mee soup (my brother). It certainly brought us back to our younger days. And the mee kari was simply ... heavenly!

My mee kari

And as we were finishing our breakfast, my brother hit upon another bright idea -- to have Foong Mun Kee's to die for ais kacang. Now this is another kopitiam that also has been around for many years. And I must tell you that the ais kacang is simply the best in the world. Even today. Enough said.
The ais kacang (only with gula melaka syrup)

P.S: It was really nice to be able to go back 'in time" that day just days before we usher in the new year of 2009. As we move forward, I was reminded that there were amazing things from our past that must be chreished and not be forgotten... like food!

Happy New Year! Have a blessed 1403H and 2009M!


Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Mior
Yes, food, glorious food ... what a way to usher in the New Year, irrespective the Muslim or Gregorian calendar.
Selamat Menyambut Awal Muharram and Happy New Year to you and family!

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Fauziah,
Thanks.. and yes food glorious food.... hahaha

Anonymous said...


small mistake, but your Hijrah year is 27 years late!



Neeza Shahril said...

Selamat Tahun Baru dan Salam Maal Hijrah Pak Mior..

yummy!!!!! nak la sikit ;)

Akmal said...

Hey hey hey! Kickstarted new year with good food, I see???
*envy envy*
Salam Tahun Baru dari kuantan :)

Mior Azhar said...


ooops ... a blunder eh? must have been the age then... hehehe. Happy New Year to you. and thanks

Mior Azhar said...

sama-sama... alamak termengidam ker? bila pulang Malaysia nanti Kak Yan akan masakkan ... okay

Mior Azhar said...

what better way, right? aaaah food!
Have a nice year ahead..