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Beggar Chicken And Laksa At Sungai Itek, Gopeng

I AM BACK....

Yes, back in IPOH for a couple of weeks already.  Lots of happenings and my posts are no more in sequence.  Fast track forward.... and now...

Planned the night before that there would be a foodie trip to Gopeng.  Friend came over at 10am, she is a very punctual person... and off we went to pick up another love-to-eat friend on the way.  Reached Gopeng Gaharu Tea Plantation but our intention is not that place but the road leading up the hill.  Using Waze, my friend managed to find this little home away from home on top of the hill, driving through the narrow roads up and have to squeeze to the edge at some parts to give way to oncoming cars.  Thank God I am not the driver, I do not know how to estimate these narrow roads especially those leading upwards...  I would have endanger my friends if I did!

So is it worth making the trip up here in Sg. Itek for food???  Since this is our first time, I would say Yes... and again I will come, provided it is not raining and I am not the one driving.  LOL...

Back to the place, we did not know what to expect actually.... we thought it would be like an open air restaurant with lots of tables and chairs.  But no, it is actually a village house, isolated from town and the place is manned by an elderly lady and daughter.  This lady was formerly a rubber tapper but she hurt her legs in an accident many years ago and since then, she earned her living cooking her few dishes to whoever comes by.  Famous for her "beggar chicken" cooked by wooden sticks etc. etc.. it is "safer"to book the food one day in advance.

But since we did not know what to expect, we went there early before lunch...
Road leading to the house on top of the hill.... 
This appeared before our eyes when we turned into the front gate.... 
Parked out car and we began to explore.... 
Saw this lady doing some cutting here....
She made them herself and they are condiments for her homemade Laksa!
She and the daughter are the cooks... with one helper... 
And they started to prepare the dishes after we made our small orders...
While they cook, we walked around.... like these chickens.... 
Big area and this path leads to the restroom which is far from the kitchen....
And these woods are for.... 
Beggar Chicken.... why beggar?
Cos no utensils involved... just wrapped with Paper???
That is why it is called Beggar Chicken... 
She took one up and unwrapped it... 
The "curious onlookers"
Half the chicken is served on the plate... RM35
Village chicken.. skinny yet tough... 
Their homemade Hakka Beancurd and Fried Wanton... 
And of course eaten with the Laksa!  RM6 per bowl... 
And this is the shed where we have our Brunch... 
Something different from the places we used to go to for food... 
So... are we coming back again?
Well, we might... perhaps one fine day again... 
This time we must order in advance...
Sugar Cane Chicken!
Sounds good eh?? 

Comments

  1. Back home already eh? Bet you miss all the nice food here.

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  2. Hope this woman gets lots of business. Her place looks so spacious and airy. One with nature.

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  3. If I were there, I can sit there and relax...

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  4. Wow. Didn't even know you are back in Malaysia.

    I bet it is worth the drive to a new place and to try new thing. I always ok with road trip as long as I am not the driver. Wahaha. But usually I am the navigator holding Google map, giving direction to my man when we are on an unfamiliar route out to rural areas.

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  5. It is back to nature with freer-roaming chickens instead of caged ones. :D

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  6. Next trip must try something different. Must get someone to be the driver! Lol!

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