The Drive In Automotive
JTCars December Karak Breakfast Drive
Our final 2014 breakfast assault saw many colorful toys out for the weekend. And to commemorate this occasion we made it 5hrs and 400kms long. Did you know that along KARAK Highway was a small town called "Karak"? Well there is. Highly recommended by some food friends we went on search for our a.m. feed.
Karak along Karak
We found the restaurant. It felt homely, owing to its surviving 70's decor coupled with fresh bread and pastries serenely filling the air.
Everything made fresh in house, everyday
So it was down to business and we ask them for the house specials with an open mind and empty stomach. Thanks to the many intense and concentrated flavors served in KL, we knew that dishes outside were more natural and emphasized greatly on produce freshness.
First off their Bak Chang. Glutinous rice, Chest Nuts, Meats, Beans, Dried Shrimp. Very flavourful and no traces of MSG!
Seremban Siew Pow. Good filling with crumbly pastry. Approved.
Then this, their signature Durian Puff.
Pure Musang King. Supplied by the restaurant owner's own 122 acre plantation. Served warm and intense. Eat it last.
Giant Sang Har Mee. Its funny how in Malaysia, seafood usually gets fresher away from the sea. Look at those heads! Those are service spoons mind you.
Cameras doing the eating first before drivers.
After the satisfying meal our next destination was the "Istana Lama" Seri Menanti in Negeri Sembilan. Through classic B Roads and rural Malaysia
Ron97 available in the middle of no where. Except city centres.
Rare substances being filled.
At last, we arrived.
The majestic "Istana Lama" Seri Menanti. Commisioned in 1902 by Yang Di-Pertuan Besar Tuanku Muhammad Shah ibni Almarhum Tuanku Antah, the palace was completed in 1908. Using only hard wood and timber, the building consist of 99 posts, 4 storeys high and is fully jointed by hardwood rods. The roof of the palace represents the form of a buffalo's horn, widely regarded as a protective symbol. Today, after more than a century standing, the palace serves as the Royal Museum.
After the historic visit, we decided to adjourn back home via lunch stop at Seremban and Lekas. Awkwardly the drive back was much longer that the start. But with great companions and cars, none to complain!