"Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head had figured it out..." - Michael Burke
|(Murtabak Mengkasar and Puding diRaja)|
On Sunday morning, ten bikes gathered in front of McDonalds Senawang. We started riding around 8:30 am towards Kuala Kelawang for breakfast at Restaurant Fatimah. They served hot spicy paru goreng and sambal udang to eat with either roti canai or nasi lemak. Their karipap pusing is crispy and delicious too.
|(Meeting place in Senawang)|
|(Riding in a disciplined convoy)|
After breakfast we rode the curvy road towards Temerloh passing through Spg Pertang, Spg Durian, Karak and entered the LPT highway and stopped at the Temerloh R&R for ikan patin lunch. After we performed our prayers and refueled, we exited the highway and rode towards Pekan where we visited the famous Murtabak Mengkasar stall. It was good to plan our arrival as this stall only opens from 3:30 pm onward.
|(Having breakfast in Kuala Klawang)|
|(Refuelling and a short rest)|
Murtabak Mengkasar served at Pak Din’s stall in Pekan is with a history of the royal origin and still is among the favorite dishes of the Sultan of Pahang. Tajuddin Abdul Hamid is the owner of the famous stall in Pekan and he is in the murtabak business since the 80's. There are two other Murtabak Mengkasar branches in Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan and a few more are opening soon. It is said that this murtabak uses 20 kinds of spices that have medicinal properties including cinnamon, cloves and black pepper.
|(Taking the trunk road, some under repair)|
|(Passing through Karak and Temerloh)|
Another favorite dish of the King's palace is Pudding Pahang or Puding Di Raja. The dessert was once a royal food and not sold anywhere. The dish consists of jala emas, sweet fried bananas, cherries, prunes and nuts and eaten with a sweet custard sauce. We have to pre-order the dish a few days before our trip to Pekan.
|(Bandar di Raja Pekan)|
It was already late afternoon when we started riding back towards Seremban taking the trunk road to Bandar Muadzam, Serting, Palong and stopped at a Mesjid in Jempol for Magrib prayers. We rode on and stopped for a light dinner of lempeng kelapa, lempeng pisang and cucur udang at Restaurant Umai in Senawang.
After dinner, some stayed back for supper and teh tarik, the rest rode back on the PLUS highway towards KL. We rode leisurely and reached our apartment way after midnight.
Route taken: KL -Senawang - Kuala Klawang - Spg Pertang - Spg Durian - Karak - LPT highway - Gambang - Pekan - Bandar Muadzam - Serting - Palong - Jempol - Kuala Pilah - Senawang - KL
Total mileage: 645 km
Bikers gang: Mus/Mun, Hj Wan/Aida, Hayami/Siti, Syawal, Syanaz, Wahi, Shahrul, Fazley and 3 others