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Monday, 1 April 2013

Malaysia: Bloggers' Day Out (1) with Pahang Tourism - Lemang To'Ki


“We are stopping for lemang first”, said Encik Moni. “Huh, lemang?” I thought to myself. Yes, lemang, that Malaysian traditional food made of glutinous rice, coconut milk and a bit of salt, and cooked in a hollowed bamboo stick. The one that we usually find served in Malay open houses especially during Hari Raya (Eid ul-Fitr), celebrating the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

We were travelling in a van from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Lipis, Pahang for our first taste of a homestay programme in Kuala Medang. By we, I mean 6 Malaysian bloggers (Azreen Chan, Fiey Ahmad, Lilyriani, the lovely couple, Fahd and Zara, and yours truly), Encik Mohd Moni Ismail and his assistant/driver from Pahang Tourism. All the 6 bloggers have been selected by Pahang Tourism for a 3D/2N all expenses paid trip to Pahang, the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, to experience and write about homestay programmes in the state. We’re scheduled to stay at 2 different homestays in different locations and visit a third one on our way back to Kuala Lumpur. 

The van stopped. I saw a quite big food stall near the place where we parked the van, and saw the big signboard, “Lemang To’ki”, right above its roof. 

“This is one of the most famous lemang stalls in Pahang. It is even frequented by Pahang royal family”, said Encik Moni.



It was still morning when we arrived there. I already had my breakfast before we left Kuala Lumpur. Lunch hour was at least still a couple of hours away. So glutinous rice for brunch? Wouldn’t that be like committing gluttony? Some people consider that as one of the deadly sins, you know...

But I digress.

So we sat and waited for our lemang and rendang to arrive. Encik Mazlan Ramli, the owner of Lemang To’ki joined us at the table and talked about his lemang business and its history.



Encik Mazlan Ramli, the owner

To tell you the truth, I was not listening much to what he was talking about. I could say that I couldn’t really hear him because he was seated at one end of the table while I was seated at the other end.

The truth is, I was busy eating and enjoying his lemang and beef rendang. :-)




The lemang was warm, not hot, not cold. It was neither hard nor soft. It was just perfect. The same goes with their beef rendang. It was spicy but not too spicy. It was just nice.

To sum it up, yes, it was indeed gluttony. The good kind, if there ever was one.



Further information:
Lemang To’ki, Batu 2, Jalan Tras, 28700 Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur – Bentong – Kota Bharu route)

Contact person: Encik Mazlan Ramli +6016 953 0544 

Apart from lemang and rendang, they also serve Asian fusions, buffets, seafood and Thai.




Acknowledgment 
My appreciation and thanks go to Pahang Tourism for the opportunity and arrangement to be part of their first ‘Blogger’s Day Out with Pahang Tourism’. Thank you.


For other www.rambleandwander.com blog entries on Malaysia, click here.


16 comments:

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  1. Ya Allah sedapnya rupa lemang nih.. dah la lapar plak time2 ujan ni..iskkkk

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    1. So weekend ni jadi ke pecut ke Bentong? 20 minit je kot kalau merempit dari rumah? Hahaha! ;-)

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  2. tiba2 teringin nak makan lemang. huhu

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    1. Kena menular cari di pasar malamlah kalau camtu :-)

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  3. RAW! took forever to update! HAHAHA, keep coming we're waiting..hee :)

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    1. Hahaha sorry, been a bit busy with one short trip after another. Insha Allah akan habiskan cepat2, hehe :-)

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    2. Nampak macam sedap lemang tu... tapi banyak kolestrol hahahaha #tetibe

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    3. Lepas makan boleh exercise, heheh!

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  4. Can't wait for the rest of the homestay entry. :D Oh ya, and Myanmar too!

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    1. Saya akan cuba buat yang terbaik! *Gaya cakap macam budak AF* :-)

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  5. I baru nak draft entry nih.... ahhahhah.... love the lemang, and this is from a person who dont fancy pulut. i thk i need to do a lemang trip.

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  6. mungkin kalo di indonesia ini namanya lontong / lemet
    hehehe

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    1. Ooh lontong di sini lain pula jadinya, Helga...

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  7. macam menarik ni, boleh try nanti. Meor

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