Bagan Lalang....

31 December 2007

NM came up with a brilliant idea to celebrate New Year 2008. Hmm.... at least I thought so! She mooted the idea that we all should go to Bagan Lalang and have dinner there... seafood to be exact. I liked the idea for the following reasons:

1. I get to be away from KL;
2. Normally I don't do anything fancy on New Year's eve. So this would be a welcome change to my yearly routine;
3. I am sick of watching those lame countdown concerts on TV;
4. I heard seafood in Bagan Lalang is quite something!; and
5. I get to spend some quality time with some of my close friends ;-)

And of course, some were not in favour of the proposal citing reasons such as..."jauh la".... "kat situ takde benda larr", etc. Boo hoo! For once, just be open to a new idea and try something new!

So, in the end, aku, NM, MZ, Y, Z and children (not mine obviously) agreed to participate in this seafood hunting activity. The challenge was - none of us had been to Bagan Lalang before. So being the eldest and the one who always plans.... I did my own research and made several copies of map to Bagan Lalang. We left my apartment at about 8:30 p.m on the new year's eve in 2 cars, finding our way to Sepang. The map that I managed to find was just too simple for us to know exactly how to get there. So, sesat barat lah jugak. Terpaksa berhenti 3 kali tanya orang - once somewhere near LCCT, sekali lagi kat Sepang town, and lastly kat Bagan Lalang as we couldn't find the restaurant that we wanted to go to. When I checked online, almost everyone recommended that we should go to HM Seri Bagan. So bersusah payah lah mencari the place.

To my surprise, Bagan Lalang is quite a happening place (at least for that night) with night bazaar, local mini concerts, a camping site with dozens of tents and most importantly, a handful of seafood restaurants lining up along the shore. Sampai kat restaurant, we were told that we have to wait for about one hour before food can be served sebab ramai sangat orang. It was already 10:30 p.m.. At that point in time, having to wait for another hour didn't seem that agonizing after having traveled for 2 hours through winding roads. Some areas that we drove through were totally pitch black... hmm..maybe, next time we should come in the afternoon.

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NM helped me out to place orders. We ordered ketam masak cili, kepah dibuat sup (NM cakap lala.. tatau sape betul), kerang rebus, pepahat dimasak dengan cili dan telur, ikan jenak dan ikan siakap bakar, sotong goreng tepung, udang masak rempah, tomyam campur, kangkung belacan, kailan ikan masin (eh..ada ke kailan?) dan nasi putih. Just imagine... malu ok bila makanan sampai.... Sah-sah le semua orang pandang aku, sebab aku yang nampak paling pelahap kat situ. Sekian!! At midnight, ada gak pertunjukan bunga api kat situ... not bad for a place yang aku tak pernah dengar pun sebelum ni.

memilih lauk pauk yang beraneka

separuh daripada hidangan yg dipesan

Hasilnya...

But I must say that the food was fantastic and I will definitely be back to Bagan Lalang in the near future. Bila dah selesai makan dan minum, aku pun membayar... selalunya kalau makan seafood ni kan mahal.. especially kat KL. And based on what we ordered tonight, aku rasa the bill would come up to around RM700 or so. Sampai kat cashier, cash register machine pulak rosak... kena kira manual.... aiyooo... dah le berjela-jela benda yg diorder, and now that lady cashier would have to iterate apa yg dimakan tadi one by one. Bear in mind, kat belakang aku ada customers lain dok beratur nak bayar jugak. Malu lah jugak...tapi buat bodo jek. Terkejut beruk aku when the total bill was only RM223. Mak aii.... murahnyerrrr..... confirmed boleh datang lagi.

We left at about 1 p.m., aku yang kekenyangan ni dok melalak dalam kete nak hilangkan ngantuk... bila kena tahan polis, hilang jap ngantuk....tapi lepas tu ngantuk datang balik. NM dah pengsan kat belakang... aku pun dok curi-curi berdengkur dalam kete. Kesian kat MZ yang begitu setia memandu. Sampai rumah aku dah tak tau pukul berapa.... yang aku tau, aku pengsan terus... tak sempat tukar baju pon.... Happy New Year 2008

Nota kaki: semua gambar di atas dicuri dari blog NM...

1 comment:

arenaKu uKanera said...

thanks, bro for the review. harus cuba lepas ni.