BEFORE I begin this week?s Food Trail, I would like to wish all Muslim readers Selamat Berpuasa.
This time, I crossed the Selangor border into a historical town in south Perak.
The place in question is Teluk Intan (known as Teluk Anson during the colonial days) and there are plenty of good makan places here.
To me, this town brought back many memories of the good old days when I was into fishing and prawning.
In my mid-20s then, I would travel to this town with my fishing kaki to give prawning a try.
We used to catch giant river prawns (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii) or the udang galah with a rod, reel and fishing line.
The prawning season in Teluk Intan begins in late February and lasts until early June.
On an average, a good prawn angler can land as much as 3kg of udang galah a day.
Well, speaking of good makan, the Teluk Intan experience will not be complete without a trip to Mastan Ghani (GPS 04 01.563, E 101 01.198) mee rebus and air batu campur in Jalan Selat, near the Leaning Tower in town.
This place is famous for its noodle dish (RM3.50) with two choices ? mee rebus or mee kuah rojak.
And to top it all, you can order a bowl of
air batu campur (iced dessert) at RM2.50 per serving.
Many of my buddies from Kuala Lumpur have complained that it is getting hard to find a good mee rebus stall. In Teluk Intan, there is no issue at all.
Mastan Ghani is a third-generation business specialising in noodles and rojak and when it comes to taste, I rate this makan place eight out of 10 on the Samo-scale.
Why? Because the mee rebus is excellent and tasty.
As for the air batu campur, one cannot ask for anything more.
It is perhaps the best in town compared to other makan places in Teluk Intan.
Mastan Ghani has two other branches in Teluk Intan, namely Taman Indah and Taman Ros, and they are open daily for breakfast and lunch.
So, if you decide to take a day trip across state lines, do give this mee rebus stall a try.