We had taken our Fei Chai trip to the top notch, as this was the Mother of all Fei Chai trips. It was a Taiping-Penang-Ipoh Fei Chai Trip.
I couldn’t believe that I actually went to the office, looking like shit this morning. (When am I not?). On our way home yesterday from our Taiping-Penang-Ipoh Fei Chai trip, the five of us frantically searched for excuses NOT to go to work since we were all too tired.
One suggested taking MC on the grounds of menstruation pain (CK & Sekinchan Boy are obviously deprived from this privilege) or diarrhea, which would go undetectable by physicians. I couldn’t say whose suggestion this is, as she might be labeled as an unethical HR Personnel. Oops… too much info.
I was thinking of using a lame excuse that I don’t have clean underwear to wear to work, but decided against it as it would make me sound like a desperate school going child, “My dog ate my homework.” In the end, our conscience won the battle and all of us went to work, except for WY who decided to fake a diarrhea.
All in all, it was a good trip, good food and good company.
Here are some of the recommended stuffs that we slide down our throats and guts during the 3 days of our Ultimate Fei Chai trip. I couldn’t upload ALL the pictures of the food here as the amount that we consumed would enter our names in the Ministry of Health’s statistics for cholesterol, cardiac arrests, heart ailments, etc.
Warning: This diet scheme is strictly for professional gluttons only. Do not try this unless you weigh above 60 kgs, has a gut of a cow and do not wish to live past 50 years old. Please drink some ENO before looking at the pictures. (Yes – YOU)
First day – Ipoh/Taiping/Port Weld/Serdang
Curry mee in Port Weld. Only opens from 3 pm onwards. It is just at the right corner at the end of the road towards the town. While waiting for the curry mee seller to come, we went to my aunt’s house and helped ourselves with some durians and fruit rojak.
Aik Kee Restaurant, Serdang, (Off Parit Buntar), Fried porridge, stir fried spicy cockles, kerabu mangga, curry fish, fried prawns. We learnt from Steven, our Taiping guide, that we had to make reservations before going as the fried porridge would be sold out if we didn’t pre-order it. We had two big bowls of this!!
We drove approximately 40 km away from Taiping past Parit Buntar for the yummy dishes. This is the picture of the fried spicy cockles with ass- burning chillis. We had never tasted such delicious cockles in our lives.
Second day – Penang
We were at Fort Cornwallis after a ferry ride from Butterworth. Ferry rides brought back the nostalgic memories of our childhood when the Penang Bridge was not built yet.
We went to Penang Hill after a scrumptious lunch at Lorong Selamat, famous for its variety of hawker’s food.
Almost every dish in this restaurant is delicious. We had 7 dishes dinner for 6 people – Curry fish head, yam with vegetables, belacan fried chicken, sweet sour fish, kong pao pissing prawns, taufoo and crispy fried suckling pig. Sekinchan Boy ate 4 plates of rice whereas our host, Sir Phillip took 2 plates of rice.
We were in the pleasurable company of Ms Lactose’s friend, Sir Philip, who was gracious enough to show us the best food around Penang. We ended the night with a small talk in Revolving Restaurant in City Bay.
Third day – Taiping/Ipoh
Taiping Wet Market, (Previously Larut Matang supermarket) for its fried carrot cake and “heh chien” (fried shrimp),wet char kueh teow and coffee.
Going on trips, makes you discover a lot of intimate things about your friends (for instance, the duration they spent in the loo, how many times they fart in a day, who snores, etc) and let you assess the friendships all over again.
In this trip, I am glad to say that this group of friends are A-ok, despite one of them has a disgusting habit of walking around in public in selipar jamban. Kinda sad that everything has to be anonymous now since I had been warned that, his colleagues (the whole plant) are reading this blog. (Hello Anny!)
1. We celebrated Sekinchan Boy’s birthday in Tapah resthouse with 5 blueberry muffins. (Yes –leftovers from Lay Nee’s farewell party – heheh. Kidding!)
2. Stay in Legend Inn, Taiping. You don’t have to look far for food in Taiping as the makan places are within walking distance from Legend Inn. You just need to be adventurous.
3. Please shave/trim your armpits’ hair if you would like to pose in your swimming attire.
4. Discipline in time management is important so that you don’t deviate too much from the original itinerary. So, if you need to shit long long, wake up 1 hour earlier.
5. Use a map if you are travelling to the place for the first time without a guide.
7. If you need to fart, please go elsewhere to do it discretely. Do not announce and fart in public.
8. Bring lotsa lotsa tissue papers.
9. Remember to bring ENO for the next fei chai trip and some diuretics.
10. We were introduced to a gorgeous guy by one of our fellow gluttons, YY, while in Ipoh. He invited us for a PURELY IPOH fei chai trip. Who could possibly say NO to Mr Beautiful? *Nose bleed* Guess where is the next fei chai trip? Heheh.
My brain cells are partially dead after the lethargic long journey. Hopefully, I don’t miss out anything about this trip.