Anisani Village Resorts @ Serdang | Wild and Free

Hidden atop off a country road in the neighborhood of Serdang and Bandar Bahru in Kedah, Anisani Village Resort is a gem that is popular to hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Beautiful country side
Beautiful country side

We happened to uncover Anisani Village Resort incidentally while we were driving along a country road, heading to Batu Hampar Recreational Park of Serdang Waterfall, a small town south of Kedah that is not far from Bandar Bahru or Lubok Buntar.
Whirling power line or pylon across greenery
Whirling power line or pylon across greenery

Ideally, this is a great little hilltop retreat that promises tranquility amidst of tropical greenery. As one stands on the summit, village houses can be spotted among the vegetable farms, winding streams, palm plantation in the horizon and whirling hills in the not far away sight, blends with birds tweeting and wild bugs chirping. . Continue reading “Anisani Village Resorts @ Serdang | Wild and Free”

Waterfalls Of Kedah | Serdang Fall @ Air Puteh Batu Hampar Recreational Park

When I was trying to share a gorgeous waterfall, Serdang is the of a sleepy town that slipped out of my mouth. And one responded “So, you’re in Klang Valley recently?”. Nah, I wasn’t. I was still wandering not far from Penang, just cross over to the neighboring state Kedah. And I saw faces with eyebrows raised! Not many perhaps know that Kedah has its own Serdang. Some local folks refer it to ‘Air Terjun Batu Hampar Sungai Air Puteh’ or literally translated as ‘The waterfalls of Air Puteh River’. Yet, do not mistaken this waterfall that sits next to Serdang or Bandar Bahru townships with the popular Batu Hampar Waterfalls in the Yan district that lies beneath the foothill of Gunung Jerai.

Serdang Waterfalls
Serdang Waterfalls

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Home Recipe | Sweat Leaf Soup – Cekur Manis

Pan Mee or Hakka flat noodle is no stranger to most folks in Penang and Malaysia. And the most loved vegetables that is also presented alongside in Pan Mee is Manis Chye. All this while, I thought it was ‘money chye’ at which if one were to consume, you’re likely to get rich. Putting joke aside, the truth is I didn’t even know the real name until recently.

Sweat Leaf or Manis Chye Soup
Sweat Leaf or Manis Chye Soup

A friend prompted me on the whereabout to source for this vegetable when I received a text message – ‘Do you know where I can get Cangkuk Manis?’. Thanks to Google, I found the image almost instantaneously with a lengthy oo jumped out of my mouth!

Apparently, this vegetable itself is sweet hence leads to its name – Cekur Manis or Manis Chye at which literally means Sweet Leaf. Cangkuk Manis is the name that is more popular among Sarawakians or East Malaysia folks.

Scientifically, it is known as Sauropus androgynus aside from other common names such as katuk or star gooseberry. A shrub that grows at backyard, Mani Cai is rich in Vitamin B, C and Vitamin K and encourage good flow of breast milk. However, excessive consumption of juiced Cekur Manis may lead to lung damage resulted from high concentrations of alkaloid papaverine. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sauropus_androgynus.

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Famous Serdang Fried Porridge (Char Moey) @ Sin Aik Kee

Not many believe that a small, humble town in Kedah is actually the home to the famous Serdang fried porridge. Although fried porridge is not something fancy, neither the dish makes it to the kitchen of iron chefs, be warned that if anybody who has tried Serdang fried porridge is likely to fall in love with it. Even though for the non devotee of porridge, nor those who usually say no to this dish.

Famous Serdang Fried Porridge
Famous Serdang Fried Porridge

A hideout tucked in a rural town near the border of Penang state, Sin Aik Kee is no stranger to the outstation folks. I am certain we’d been to this restaurant way before 2007. When my SO suggested that we explored this town again recently, I raised up my vote to savor fried porridge, once again! And guess what he said, “You sound like you’d been there!”. Indeed, both of us were there before with a bunch of friends. Alas, the man forgets.

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