Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bepang & Roti Paun

I have  fond memories of my college days, 20 years ago. My best friend is from Terengganu. Whenever she goes back to her kampung for the holidays and comes back when the new semester starts, she would always bring back goodies from Terengganu. There would always be the delicious keropok lekor and along with it  bepang and roti paun aswell. I'm sure most of you know keropok lekor well by now, but what is bepang and roti paun ?

Bepang - delightful, cripsy and yummy

Bepang is a local Terengganu rice cracker made out of glutinous rice, that is fried and dipped in coconut sugar (gula Melaka). I'm not too sure how they make these crackers but they are simply yummy. Crispy, yet soft and chewy. Sweet yet not overwhelming. Simply delightful. Great to have while you're reading books. This is one of my favourite Terengganu snacks, that whenever my friend Fanoriana Ismail goes back to Terengganu, I will always ask her to buy me some. Try it and you'll see what I mean.

Roti Paun - Soft buns to die for

Roti paun might look like your ordinary buns but it is super soft and delicious. Even after more than 8 long hours of bus ride my friend takes from Kuala Terengganu to Petaling Jaya, the buns will still remain soft when they arrive. The texture is simply superb and the taste....ummm you'll have to try it yourself. Now imagine you're having them fresh from a local bakery in Terengganu. Soft, fresh and hot and the aroma ahhh... simply irresistable.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lata Belantan

I miss this blog, after 4 months of updating it  daily, it becomes like a hard habit to break, I guess. So here I am again writing something about Terengganu. This time, let's go some where cool since the weather is just  too hot, these days.

Located  130km away from Kuala Terengganu, Hutan Lipur Lata Belantan is another recreational park in Terengganu you can come to cool off, as the main attraction here is the cascading waterfalls. The park is well equipped with facilities and food stall making it most convenient to bring families on a picnic.

Hutan Lipur Lata Belantan is also the gateway to Gunung Tebu (1,031m). For those who enjoy mountain climbing then the view from Gunung Tebu is breath taking. Nature lovers have noted that there are large pitcher plants (pokok periuk kera) and bonsai trees here.  The cool and refreshing air here in addition to the interesting variety of flora and fauna here makes it popular with nature lovers. However, it is advisable to get the services of an experienced guide if you wish to climb Gunung Tebu, as one can easily get lost in the woods.
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