Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Remembrance Day

Ching Ming ("clear and bright") is one of the most important festivals for Chinese people all over the world. The festival is held on the day of the Third Moon 105 days after the Winter Solstice when Chinese families show their respect by visiting the graves of their ancestors to clear away weeds, touch up gravestone inscriptions and make offerings of wine and fruit to ensure their loved ones have enough food and drink in the afterlife. Some families burn incense and paper money by the gravesides, believing that the smoke rises to the after world and can be used by their ancestors. 

So, it was a 2 hour and a half drive back to Perak with the family yesterday, luckily the weather was just nice for everyone to go for grave sweeping, if not I'll become a roasted chicken like last year.  It was freaking crowded with cars and people when we got there and it was so so smoky until my body smells, even my hair.
Perak Cave Temple

After that, the mum said wanna bring us around Ipoh to hunt for food, at last we settled down at Big Tree Foot (大树脚) for lunch, a roadside hawker @ Pasir Panji. All the stalls there have been operating there for the last 40 years already, awesome huh? And it was so damn delicious, and cheap too :) Overnight at popo's house at Taiping later that night....

This is a MUST try if you happen to go there i tell you. Their drinks were served in heavy glass mugs, just like the one in Murni. I like!
look at these colorful concoctions: From left: Ice blended red beans (RM 3), Ice blended dragon fruit (RM5), Mixed fruit (forgot how much), and Ice blended red bean again (mummy's fav)
Besides, they have Green Bean, Corn Ice and San-Ti Ice Blend too, will try it next time when i go back again.

Popiah <3

look at that, so fat the taugesss
Chee Cheong Fan, it was ok though
And and, ohh ohh, you will never want to miss this Laksa Lai Fun, it's so so good and i think it's better than those i eat in Penang, not too spicy or sour, just nice..Thumbs up
And ohh ohh, you wouldn't want to miss this, Fried Yong Tau Fu, as good as the one in Ampang. Freshly made, freshly fried and it taste awesomeeee.....

Wide array of  fried Yong Tau Fu, we called "Zhao Liu" and it cost RM0.50 each

this is definitely my cup of drink

Big Tree Foot (大树脚)Pasir Pinji, Ipoh, Perak
1427 Jalan Prince (The King)
Kampung Pasir Pinji Baru, 31650 Ipoh, Perak


Qi Wen 绮文 said...

Nice view of that place.. Dragon fruit juice? Yum yum! :)

Hilda Milda™ said...

I want a cup of dragon fruit juice too! :D

Kevin said...

Ipoh! I love Ipoh! :)

wen pink said...

How i wish the place is in KL!! Would love to try the dragon fruit drinks!

jfook said...

Owhhh hungry when looking at the food photos..