Monday, October 6, 2008

Goodies from Penang

Dad told me at the very last minute, the night before he left in fact, that he was leaving for Penang. Argh!! He should have told me earlier... I could have tompang him to do me a favour. Well, anyway, before he got off the line, I told him to get me some tau sar piah. :) This will have to do, even though I was looking forward to the super fresh ones which come in a box. Beggars can't be choosers. He also got a box of preserved lime. Yum! I have not seen these in years, and it brings me back to my childhood when we used to go up to Petaling Jaya during the school holidays. I remember we even drove up to Cameron Highlands and I so hated those rides when I would feel so sick and he often had to stop by the roadside I also remember those trips to other parts of Malaysia to visit relatives, or have fun at the Kota Tinggi waterfall. Wow, that was indeed a lonnnnggg time ago. Memories...

7 comments:

Mochachocolata Rita said...

gosh...this makes me miss penang and the goodies i lugged from there...and now all gone hehe

Little Corner of Mine said...

The fresh one in a box from Penang is really good. Next time when I go back, must make a trip to Penang!

karlsfoodie said...

i love preserved limes too! yummmmm

HK Choo said...

this one wrapped with paper is the authentic one, very difficult to get these days, hahah...

the one that comes in a box, you mean those bite-size type isit?

ganache-ganache said...

Hey, you must be around my age bcos' we had so many similar childhood memories !! I love the preserved lime & this type must be moist enough, I remembered opening the box to check the lime before buying & I could eat the whole packet at one go !

Shazz said...

Yes yes I remember those trips to Cameron highlands & KL although much of the details have evaporated from my memory..it was a long time ago & life was so much simpler then :D & I didn't have to worry about tax returns!

SIG said...

rita - Haha, you should buy more.

lcom - Me too. I wanna go visit Penang again. :)

karlsfoodie - Hehe. ;)

hk choo - Huh, how come difficult? Cos everyone likes the bite-sized ones? I don't know where my dad got them but I think his friends pre-ordered.

ganache-ganache - Hahaha, I'm not as young as we but we belong to the same generation. Oh, the lime is very moist... speaking of which I must go and have some right now, and no, I didn't finish them all at once, but you can do cos there really is very little in a box.

shazz - Haha, do you remember the throwing up bit? ;) Indeed, life was much simpler then.