Showing posts with label Pahang. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pahang. Show all posts

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm Education Tour By DurianBB Park

This Post is Strictly for Durian Fans only.


DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm Education Tour

DurianBB Park (Jalan Imbi) has just launched the DurianBB University in Raub, Pahang (famous for its' Musang KingDurian). The DurianBB University is a fun and interactive way for you to learn everything you need to learn about the king of fruits - the Durian. And the best part is you get to taste all the Durians that you can eat freshly picked from the farm fresh.

Raub Pahang Durian Farm

For only RM280.00 per pax (minimum 4 pax), you get to go for this special Durian course which is conducted on-site at Raub DurianBB University to learn how to pick, identify the different species, select the best and open the durians and most important to eat all your favourite durian.

DurianBB Park Jalan Kamuning Imbi Kuala Lumpur

Our journey of the Durian discovery starts from DurianBB Park site at DurianBB Park which is located along Jalan Kamuning at 8.00am in the morning. 

DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm

After travelling slightly more than 2 hours, we reached the DurianBB University campus which is located at Q234+G3 Jalan Sungai Chalit, Sungai Ruan, Raub, Pahang. The campus is a 10 acres durian farm and is planted with 4 species of Durians which is the famed Musang King, XO, Black Thorn and Tekka. There are more than 300 Durian trees in the campus with an average age of 30 years old tree.

DurianBB University - Professor Yee - Durian Expert

On arrival, you will be greeted by the DurianBB University Professor Yee and his team. After a short break, you will be brief on the setup of the farm and each participant will be handed a DurianBB booklet which details out all the things you need to know about Durians.



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Musang King Durian Flowerette  At Raub Pahang

"Durian BB Park is pleased to bring you DurianBB University  which is a fun and hands-on way where you can learn to identify, select and eat all the Durians you can eat - Mr Paul Yee, Professor DurianBB University"


DurianBB University Lecture Hall Campus

Fellow students are then guided through the hands-on experience of the safety aspect including putting on the safety helmet while in the farm and the right way to carry the basket to pick the Durian as the first stage.

Durian Harvesting at Raub Pahang

After harvesting the Durian, you will be taught how to clean Durians using a plastic comb.

Learn How to Choose the Perfect Durian

Next, you will be taught on identifying the different type Durian from what you have picked from the farm. During this session, you will be briefed on the different character of each of the Durians from the look, the colour of the flesh, flavours and the most important the taste.

D24 Durian - Raub Pahang

During the course, you get to ask all the questions about Durians and have your query answered including how to choose the best Durians, the best time to eat Durian and more.

Learn How to Choose Open A Perfect Durian

You will also learn how to easily prick open the Durian during the course.

Musang King Durian - Raub Pahang

The next stage is the best stage when you will learn how to prick open the King of Fruit and you get to feast (eat all you can) on your harvest of Musang King Durian.

D24 Durian - Raub Pahang

and D24 Durian and whichever Durians that you have picked or in season at that point in time.

DurianBB University - Durian Expert

Finally, to wrap up the whole course, each participant will receive a DurianBB Expert certificate from DurianBB University, awarded by Professor Yee himself. For us, it was a special one-day experience to get to learn so much about Durians and got a satisfying Durian buffet right in the heart of the Durian Capital of Malaysia which is Raub, Pahang.

DurianBB University - First Batch Durian Expert

The one-day course at DurianBB University starts from 8am at a designated location in Kuala Lumpur and ends at 5pm at DurianBB Park, Kuala Lumpur.

Itinerary: 

08:00 Depart from Kuala Lumpur 
10:30 Arrival at DurianBB University 
11:00 Class Starts & Activities 
12:30 Enjoy A Glorious Durian Feast 
13:30 Photo Opportunity & Certificate Awarding Ceremony 
14:00 Depart for Kuala Lumpur 
17:00 Arrival at DurianBB Park 

Campus Location: DurianBB University, Raub, Pahang 
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English 

Pick-Up Point: As Designated by DurianBB 
End Point: DurianBB Park, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 
Transportation: Dependent on group size and condition 

Participation Fee: 

Adult: RM280 / pax 
Child (under 12 years old): RM180 / pax 
Children aged 3 and below who do not occupy a seat can enter DurianBB University for free, provided with adult supervision. 

The fee is inclusive of: 

1. DurianBB University Entrance Fee 
2. DurianBB University Course 
3. Durian Feast 
4. DurianBB University Textbook & Certificate 
5. Round-Trip Transportation 

How to Register? 

- Place your booking at www.DurianBBUniversity.com
- or at DurianBB Park for tickets (15, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur.) 
or call Durian BB Park Hotline at +603-2110 3475

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

As the refund payment is dependent on the cancellation notice period, here are the terms: 
- 4 or more days before date: Full Refund 
- 2 to 3 days before date: 50% Refund 
- Within 24 hours: No Refund

DurianBB Park Location Address Map

15, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur


DurianBB University Location Address Map

Q234+G3 Jalan Sungai Chalit, Sungai Ruan, Raub, Pahang

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food Trail - What To Eat in Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang

There are 2 things that Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang is famous for; One is the picturesque village & mountain views and the second is the food that is served here. After more than 2 hours of driving, we finally reached Sungai Lembing after our breakfast stop at Bentong Town.

As we arrived a little later after our stop at Sungai Pandan waterfall, it was already 130pm. After parking our car, we decided to take a walk to the food court hoping to try our luck whether there is any food store that is still selling any food.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House

When we arrive, most of the hawkers at the Sungai Lembing Food Court are already in the midst of cleaning and packing for the day. We then decided to take a walk around town to see whether any other shops are still opened; we manage to find one which is a Coffeeshop next to Kwong See Association (Lembing Tea House) which sells duck egg noodles. It looks more like the pan mee, but here they served it with a braised pork belly and some meatballs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Duck Egg Noodle

The taste of the broth was very tasty; much like the taste of the Japanese Ramen pork broth. The small bowl that we had was RM7.00 and RM10.00 for a big bowl not that cheap considering we gotten only 2 pieces of Pork belly and 2 meatballs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Abacus

mind you, this shop owner uses a Chinese abacus to tally your bills.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Egg Tea

We decided to order one bowl just to try it out; while waiting for the noodle to arrive, the shop also sells some tea leaves and also the herbal eggs (RM1.50), which we decided to try one of it as well. The taste of the eggs are on a much sweeter note and lack the herbal tea taste that we like.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Suspension Bridge

After that; while walking around town, we met with some locals and chatted with them to find out what are our option for dinner. According to him, the most original shop that sells the famed tomato noodles is at the Restoran Hoover and ask us to check it out.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Noodle Factory

We then checked into Pollock View Resort and decided to do some sightseeing (you can check it out at the link below). After that; we visited the noodle making factory over the other side of the river, this place also sells the famed Mountain Spring Water Tau Foo Fa, we decided to give it a try and it has quite a smooth silky texture.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover

After that, we decided to have an early dinner at Restoran Hoover as we didn't have much for lunch. 

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Wild Boar Satay

As we were walking over, a lady selling wild boar skewers were promoting her fare. We decided to order 5 sticks of the skewers and it tasted not too bad as wild boar meat tends to be firmer in texture.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Thai Style Tilapia

Although it was just a little past 6, the restaurant is already fully occupied. After getting our table; we started to order some of their specialty dishes (recommended by the locals that we met earlier), we were told that they don't have anymore as it was reserved for some customer and for their next day customer. She mentioned, we should have booked our dishes earlier if we wanted those dishes. Anyway, we ordered whatever was available, and the first dish is the Thai Style Tilapia. The fish is fried to a deep crust and topped with some vinaigrette mango.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Spring Onion Ginger Wild Boar

Followed by the Spring Onion Wild Boar Meat. We didn't like the taste of the dish, the texture of the meat was too tough and it didn't taste anything like what we expected.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Minced Meat tau Foo

Next, is the Tau Foo with Minced meat. the dish is passable but the tau foo has once again scored better marks in Sungai Lembing.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Tomato Noodle

Our final dish is the famed Sungai Lembing Tomato Noodle. The noodles are pre-fried much like the Cantonese style noodle and topped with a tomato based gravy. We are not so used to it, it was quite like a mild version of a spaghetti sauce that you either like it or not.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Morning Sunrise View Bukit Panorama

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel for an earlier night out as tomorrow we need to get wake up at 5am to trek up the Bukit Panorama to watch the first light of the day.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle

After spending more that 1.5 hours at the hilltop, we decided to trek down and have our breakfast at the Sungai Lembing food court which serves the much touted Spring Mountain Water Tau Foo. We were told that there are 3 different shops selling the same Tau Foo; one of the shops was not open, so we explore the 2 other shop and decided to ask one of the local which shop they fancied. 

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Yong Tau Foo

According to the local, the other shop which is at the end of the food court is more popular with the tourist as they were featured in an Astro program but we decided to stick to the locals which the owner said that it is now in the 3rd generation-spanning more than 80 years history.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Mountain Spring Water Yong Tau Foo

For Tau Foo fans, you will like the soft silky smooth texture of this Spring Mountain Water Tau Foo (RM0.80) per pcs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Curry  Yong Tau Foo

We were surprised by the generous portion of fish paste in each of the "liew"  which is the ladies fingers and green chilies (RM0.70 per pcs), here we have it in the curry soup. you can choose either the clear soup or the curry.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle beef Brisket Ngau Lam Mee

Another dish that must be tried from this store is the Beef Brisket Noodle Ngau Lam Mee (RM5.00). Fragrant and braised to a soft firm texture. Loves the taste and texture of this Ngau Lam.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Honey Lime

There is one more speciality item from Sungai Lembing which is the Honey Lime Drink (RM14.00) which you can purchase to be made at home. This is the cheapest price that you can get from Sungai Lembing. He sells the Eggs Chee Cheong Fun too but we were a little too late; he sold off before 9.30am.

After our satisfying breakfast meals, we check out and left Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang to continue our journey to Kuantan. More on this in our other post below.

Link to our Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food trail and holiday


Restoran Hoover Sungai Lembing Address and Location



Sungai Lembing Food Court (Hawker Centre) Address and Location


Sungai Lembing Bukit Panorama

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Bentong Food - What To Eat and What Not in Bentong Pahang


Bentong town in Pahang is a very popular stop for travelers to the east coast. This is the town where many people will make a pit-stop before continuing their journey. There have been many blog site featuring Bentong Food, so on one our latest food trail to Sungai Lembing and Kuantan for a short break, we decided to try out some of these recommended food places.


We started very early in the morning so that we can reach Bentong by 8am to have our breakfast in Bentong town which is famed for its Wantan Noodle. 


As we arrive at the Kedai Kopi Yuen Kee which is next to the Bentong morning market; it was already very pack; we started looking for a seating place at the coffee shop. It looks like every table is waiting for this Wanton Noodles. We were hoping for a real treat.


Upon our order of the dry wanton noodles, we also decided to order the Yong Tau Foo like every table does as the waiting time is about 45 min to 1 hour for the wanton noodle.


The verdict of the Yong Tau Foo was not bad, we like the Tau Foo Pok, as the texture was quite soft and smooth compared with those from KL which has a firmer texture. 


we also order the others "Liew" like the Bitter Gourd, Brinjal and Fried bean curd which the verdict is passable. 


Next, we tried their Chee Cheong Fun from the same store, but the sauce fails miserably and it has a taste that we are not really accustomed to.


Our order of the Wantan noodles came soon after we finish our Yong Tau Foo. There were very little pieces of thin slices of Char Siew and taste wise there are nowhere frankly speaking is nowhere comparable with any of the KL wanton noodle seller. 


The dry wanton noodle which was ordered was just drenched in black thick soya sauce and no other taste. We were really disappointed after all the hype and waiting for this must eat in Bentong. The only saving grace was the Yong Tau Foo in this Kedai Kopi Yuen Kee.


We then left to go to the KOW PO ice cream shop which has been in business for more than 40 years. As it was 930am, the shop is not opened yet as can be seen in our photo, but after some chat with Mr. Kow, he obliged to sell us some of his ice-cream for us to taste as we told him, we are from KL and on the way to Kuantan and won't be coming back.


The Ice cream is made fresh and has many flavors to choose from. We tried out the peanuts flavoured ice cream (RM3.50 per scoop).


and the chocolate flavours which was really chocolatey and has a very smooth soft texture. We left Bentong after our ice-cream stop and continue our food journey to Sungai Lembing, Kuantan. More of this in our other post below.

Link to our Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food trail and holiday


Kedai Kopi Yuen Kee Address and Location



Kow Po Coffee Shop Bentong Ice Cream Address and Location



Explore Best Restaurant Other Food Trail

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Kuantan Food: Ramin By The River Restaurant Mega View Hotel Kuantan Food Promotion

Kuantan Megaview Hotel Ramin By The River

We did not anticipate that our short holiday to Kuantan coincide with the Hari Raya Haji which means most of the popular Kuantan Malay food store are closed for this holiday season. So, we end up exploring on other Kuantan food to eat.

Kuantan Megaview Hotel Ramin By The River Dining Area

As we were staying at the Mega View Hotel Kuantan, we decided to check out a special ala carte set lunch and dinner promotion at Ramin By The River Restaurant that was ongoing.

Kuantan Megaview Hotel Ramin By The River Dining Area

The restaurant is nicely set up with a garden wedding decor theme much like a wedding reception setup. The other nice feel about dining at the Ramin By The River Restaurant is the spectacular river view, especially in the evening.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Tom Yum

Since there were 6 of us which are heavy eaters; we decided to order the 7 dishes set which the first is the Clear TomYam Seafood Soup. For me, the soup was a little sourish slurping up directly but eaten with rice, is much better.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Crispy Fried Chicken

Next dish is the Fried Crispy Chicken. The chicken is fried to a crisp and was served with a Thai dipping sauce at the sides.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Crispy Nyonya Steam Fish

Followed by the Steam fish in Nyonya Sauce. The Nyonya sauce was quite nicely done and was best eaten with white rice. The Siakap fish was very fresh and the meat texture was firm without any smelly taste normally associated with this type of fish.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Crispy Assam Sotong

After that, we had the Assam Sotong; which has a strong Assam sambal flavoured. With the bouncy and firm texture of the fresh squid, it was another dish which we had to order our add-on rice to goes with the Assam sauce.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Crispy Planta Prawn

Our order of the prawns is the Crispy Planta Prawn. The prawns were fried to a crisp texture and cooked with the Planta sauce. This is very much a change from the standard butter prawns; a first for us to try this method of cooking the prawns.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Fried Eggs With Prawn

To complement our other spicy dishes we ordered the Fried Eggs With Prawns.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River King of Vegetables

For vegetables; we had the King of Vegetables with Belacan. Love this as we can really taste the strong flavoured of the Kuantan belacan evidently in this dish.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Rojak Buah

The set dinner also comes with a complimentary Rojak Buah. This Rojak Buah is made from the family owned secret sauce. We were a little delighted to taste this Rojak as our normal expectation are not too high for Rojak Buah that are usually served at hotels. Apparently, the specialty is the dry shrimp that was used to make the sauce.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Fruit Platter

and a complimentary Fruit Platter for dessert to end our meals.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Menu
This set cost RM258.00 ++. To us from KL, it is a real value for money deal. We were quite surprised that hotel food can be this good in Kuantan at Ramin By The River Restaurant and the service was rather quick.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Pokemon Pikachu Burger

The next day, before heading back to Kuala Lumpur, we decided to try out a special dish which is Pokemon Burger (RM13.90) that was on offered by Ramin By The River Restaurant which looks very cute and enticing. It turns out that the burger patties was made with a rendang inspired sauce. It would have been better if the Chef uses a teriyaki based patties instead which will taste better to us.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Mee Mamak

Next, we tried out Ramin By The River Restaurant - 2 signature ala-carte dishes which the first is the Mee Mamak (RM13.90). Laden with seafood like prawns & cuttlefish, bean curd and potatoes it was cooked with the right sauce combination that was very flavourful.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Nasi Goreng

and the second one is the Nasi Goreng Kampung (RM16.90). We like the sambal belacan that came with it; as it has that special pungent taste. The spicy fried rice is served with a piece of Fried Chicken, Eggs, Salted Fish, Acar, Kacang, Ikan Bilis and the special sambal sotong.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Pei Pa Chicken

We were told that the Chef has also 2 special dish which was not on the menu; the first is the Pei Pa Chicken. The skin was roasted to a nice soft crisp and bedded with a special Pei Pa sauce which was perfect eaten with white rice.

Kuantan Mega View Hotel Ramin By The River Vienna Prawns

and the second dish is the Vienna Prawns. The prawns are set on skewers and fried to a deep crisp before being topped with a special sauce. A nice meal; as a snack instead.

We vouch; to make our next Kuantan food trail seeking out some of Kuantan delicious food on our next visit to Kuantan in the distant future.


Mega View Hotel Kuantan Ramin By The River Address: