JimmyTan

122 months ago

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Breakfast ride to Janda Baik

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Just a short simple ride with a few friends to the outskirts of the busy city of Kuala Lumpur.

The journey takes us thru Hulu Yam, a small town where a large dam is located at. We go thru Gotong Jaya which is on a higher altitude and the ride is cooling, where it's a welcome change to our consistent 37°C here in Malaysia.

Here are some photos. You'll see some of the bikes that we are on and also a village that we end up having breakfast at. The village is called Janda Baik and is in the midst of a tropical jungle.

Small roads with pretty nice turns, enough to satisfy a rider if you have a precious couple of hours.

At Gotong Jaya

At Gotong Jaya

At Gotong Jaya

At Gotong Jaya

At Janda Baik breakfast stop

At Janda Baik breakfast stop

Janda Baik, just a small village

Janda Baik, just a small village

The simple backyard of a Kampung (village) house

The simple backyard of a Kampung (village) house

Nice to take a break from the city

Nice to take a break from the city

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JimmyTan

122 months ago

@alex @slyck255 - another nice Malay dish is 'Satay'. It's basically barbecued marinated meat on skewers. It's then dipped in a gravy made of spicy peanut sauce. It's something I'd really miss when I'm away from the country! You guys must try it.

alex

122 months ago

@jimmytan @slyck255 - I didn't know about the matahari grill - living in New Zealand, I was often able to get good Malay food - I miss it and now I don't have to

JimmyTan

122 months ago

It's tough for anyone to be against the government here as they will invoke a law that will jail you without a need for reason. The only requirement is that your action is detrimental to the 'peace and stability' of the country. So, anything you do that is against them leads to this law, if you push them too hard. You see the situation here is plain stupid. And this stupidity begets stupidity, which results in arrogant and dumb people placed in the operations of a country... sad...

JimmyTan

122 months ago

EatSleepRIDE is sort of new here, I'm only just introducing it to the group. I'm sure they'll eventually pick it up. There's this bigger ride next week with 12 bikes, so I'll do a 'sales pitch' then... hahaha. As for the political situation here, the minority that is in control of the government and the wealth of the country is slowly pinching the nerves of the citizens. I think it's a matter of time when the people will be desperate enough to say 'screw this' and rock the boat hard enough. Fact is, that it NEVER was this bad. It just got a little blatant every day. It's like cheating and laughing at your face because they control the police, government departments, media and judicial systems. I hope that we will 'stand up' to the bully soon taking MH370 as a catalyst to expose the inept ruling party.

JimmyTan

122 months ago

The basic Nasi Lemak is just the coconut fragrant rice, anchovy sambal (chilli), achar (vegetables like cucumber or morning glory) and an egg (hard boil or fried). That probably cost USD1. The other stuff is not necessary, but does adds to the explosion of tastes! The rice is cooked with coconut milk instead of just water. That just enhances the taste and smell of the dish! Try it at least once, let me know what you think.

Slyck255

122 months ago

I agree - as long as we are riding we are equal! Having a groups to share it with is awesome! BTW are any of your "gang" on EatSleepRIDE? And from what you've told me about the political realities of Malaysia, finding equality probably means a lot to you. More so than we can appreciate here in the Great White North (a.k.a. Canada) perhaps.

Slyck255

122 months ago

@alex sounds better - well more interesting to uneducated palates like mine, anyway - than weetabix... and it's available in Toronto: Matahari Cafe 39 Baldwin St - down Dundas/Spadina way... www.mataharigrill.com @jimmytan - here's how it is on the menu - what sides would you put with it? (yes it's expensive - it's downtown Toronto and it's a unique cuisine - for Canada...) Nasi Lemak - Popular street fare: coconut rice with grilled tamarind prawns, ikanbilis sambal (dried anchovies), achar-achar and egg. $12.00 Add Curry Chicken - $6.00 Or there's this place in Richmond Hill (north of Toronto, Jimmy) - and believe it or not I used to live within a BLOCK of this place and never knew it was so famous! (or infamous!) http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/restoranmalaysia Road Trip! http://www.blogto.com/eat_drink/2012/03/6_places_to_eat_singaporean-malay_chinese_food_in_the_gta/

JimmyTan

122 months ago

Breakfast? Damn, built up a crazy appetite and forgot to take any photos?!! Haha! But google "Nasi Lemak" and you'll see what most Malaysian's have for breakfast most days. Nothing like a bit of spice in the morning to kick start your day... or maybe put it back into hibernation mode due to the heavy carbo loaded meal!!

JimmyTan

122 months ago

Given the choices we have these days and some can have more than a bike at home, it's only natural that we are more a mixed group. We have a large group of friends with so many different bikes. As long as we are on a bike and having fun, we are all equal! Well, maybe not in performance but we never leave anyone behind :p We have a large chat group where we make fun of each other's bikes and have a good laugh, but it's all in good fun. The scooter is back at the garage... :p

Slyck255

122 months ago

blues skies and 37°C - aaaahhhhh.... I'm so there!

alex

122 months ago

@slyck255, @jimmytan - Looks awesome, especially as my bike is back on that stands and I'm eating weetabix. I think I need to move away from Toronto

Slyck255

122 months ago

@jimmytan @alex - you know, Jimmy, Alex and I were talking the other night about how the bike-specific-only groups are shrinking (especially the Harley vs everyone else divide) and riding groups contain a mix of bikes these days - thanks for proving the point! lol I see a sportbike, a vintage, a cruiser and a adventure-tourer... I guess the guy on the scooter couldn't keep up...

Slyck255

122 months ago

But what we really want to know is: what did you have for breakfast? lol lovely pics! keep it up!