I got back on Thursday afternoon from a short trip to Indonesia. I stayed in Jakarta for 2 nights followed by 2 nights in Surabaya. As I was there for work I didn't get out of the hotel much in fact only got out to eat!
Here's the story in pics:
On my way to the airport in Phnom Penh, ca. 8am
A wedding tent blocking the whole road
First meal in Kuala Lumpur, not had a double whopper with cheese for nearly 4 years!
Whew ~~ whirlwind trip. You must be glad to be home.
Did you fall upon that Whopper like a wolf? ;D The smoking lounge looks so civilized. Some of them in US airports are designed to make you feel like a criminal. That's a really good photo, besides.
What is the big red thing in the very back of the photo of Surabaya?
Wasn't it a good thing that you all were the only representatives from Cambodia? Ha ha on the competition.
The Javanese food must have been a high point of the trip -- so beautiful! Is that soup in the middle of the table. Also, why so few petai beans -- are they sort of a snack more than a vegetable? Rojak is .... ?
God, that next-to-the-last picture could be anywhere in the world! Airports, yuck.
Sorry, nothing more. It was a bit fast I have to admit. Next trip to Melbourne will be the same, unfortunately.
Weren't you in Bangkok for a longish weekend last year, Jack?
I actually had a second whopper and onion rings and mozarella sticks after the first one ;D
The red triangle is part of the wing, I think it's the light at the wingtip.
I liked that meal, it was the only 'real' Indonesian food we had. My colleage, in spite of always saying he eats everything, wasn't a big fan so we had several Chinese meals that were good, but no change for me. The soup in the middle is a mutton curry. I asked if everybody ate it and in the end finished it alone because of the 'smell'... But the petai beans were quickly gobbled up. They're a snack, usually just BBQ'd. Strangely enough they aren't known or available in Cambodia, it's just right under the equator that they grow. The rojak is a cold salad. This one contained roughly cut up cucumbers, water chestnuts, pineapple, star fruit, tofu and bean sprouts and was covered by that thick peanut gravy. Again, I was the only one that touched it.
Did you have to talk your colleagues into having Indonesian food? What a shame! I guess they'd never had mutton before. I see what looks like fried tofu on the table. Who ate that? The rojak sounds wonderful -- I must research it!
You won't believe this, but I've never had fried mozzarella sticks. It's been a long time since I was in a BK.
on the red thing. That's really a great photo with the main boulevards showing & everything.
I was surprised that night shot from the plane actually turned out that well.
Re that meal, we arrived late, the plane had been delayed by two hours, allegedly due to rain. We had to make it to the hotel before 11pm so we didn't have much choice in picking the cuisine. The Chinese restaurants were all in town, we were passing restaurant after restaurant with Javanese food, so I just blurted out I was hungry and our 'host' stopped at the first one he could recommend ;D
Oh, I wouldn't make a detour to a BK just to have those mozzarella sticks, Bixa. They're not that good... I don't know, I just suddenly had the feeling that I needed them that instant. I'm sure when I'm there on Thursday I will not order them again... In fact we will not be eating at the airport at all as this time we've a stop over of 11 hours and I've arranged to meet my cousin
Jack, the next time you go to SEA and decide to stay in Bangkok for two nights instead of popping over to Phnom Penh I'll take it as a personal insult!
hwinpp - Well I'll be darned! You might be surprised to hear that I HAVE 'moring grory' aka Water Spinach or Kankon! I Googled Morning Glory and first on the list was Water Spinach - I then went through my Chinese vegetable seeds I bought in Singapore and would ya believe it - there was the packet! I am excited because I can stir-fry some in a couple of months!