For you food-lovers out there, how far you would go for a plate of mee udang?
Would you go more than 200 km for it? That was what we did last week. We drove almost 250 km up north to *Pulau Sayak, about 10 km from Pantai Merdeka, Kedah to eat a plate of fresh mee udang! That's the farthest we went in our life, ever, just to eat!
So, you might ask, how was it? Good? Great? So-so? Berbaloi?
Before we made any conclusion, lets savor yourself with a plate of mee udang yourself, but just in picture lah.
*note – eventhough called “Pulau” or “island”, it is actually not an island.
|This is obviously not Mee Udang, or udang (prawns). This is the jeruk (pickles) stall in Penang on our way to Mee Udang Pulau Sayak. One kilo, RM8.|
|Azim volunteer to be the Pickles Model for the stall ;-)|
|You can taste and eat as much as you can, said the seller.|
|Looking into the dark of the beach at Usop Mee Udang Pulau Sayak.|
|Haa.. this is the mee udang. Delicious? RM10 per plate.|
|Another shot of the Mee Udang, nice! Terliur aku tengok gambo ni..|
Azim can’t wait to taste it…
|Aftermath.. licin (spick and span).. Alhamdulillah.|
Only left with shrimps skin and used tissues...
OK, now we gave our verdict.
The mee udang is indeed very nice. Fresh sea prawn, nicely cooked, with the nice taste of the gravy, eating by the sound of the beach and wind from the sea, coupled with fresh orange juice, it was indeed a very good moment.
But, as for us the commoners food lovers, we really can't differentiate if the taste of Pulau Sayak Mee Udang is better than what we had last year at Mak Jah Mee Banjir Udang, Kuala Sepetang which much nearer to our house. After all, it was already one year ago since we had the Mak Jah Mee Udang. One thing for sure, if it is during the day time (as opposed to night time that we had) it would be much nicer to have a view of the sea, while it is also possible for the kids to play at the beach.
Anyhow, what most important for us is having another chance to spend our time together as family; and it was the most precious and great memorable moment that we shouldn't forget.
Until the next Mee Udang... - &th