Sunday, January 17, 2010
To JB For Dinner!
What can be nicer than being ferried to Johor Bahru (JB) for a seafood dinner?!
The man and I have vague memories of JB. The man's last trip to JB was almost 7 years ago. I haven't been there for some 6 years! We definitely don't know the roads anymore.
The friends prefer to go to JB via the Second Link at Tuas. Amidst the madness of the weekend crowds and snaking queues, it's actually way faster to avoid Woodlands and use the other causeway. There was no queues and we got through real quick. When the one at the steering wheel is this steady and really fast driver, we got to JB in a shorter time than if we had queued at Woodlands.
Going across the causeway is quite a mini adventure as this isn't the usual weekend activity for us ! We rejected the idea of checking out the malls and shopping. The friends were quite relieved. Heh. They had nothing to buy from the shops either. So we headed straight to San Low Seafood. The friends said that this restaurant has been around for 20 years and every zi char-loving Singaporean knows it. I suppose- 9 out of 10 cars parked outside the restaurant carry a Singapore license plate. It's so near the Woodlands entry point into Malaysia. But don't ask me how to get there. I didn't pay attention to the roads and I'm not bothered to find the directions. We won't come in here on our own without the friends anyway.
It isn't even remarkable to mention that the seafood is fresh. It seems to be a given that every zi char seafood place in JB is fairly good. Dinner was nothing short of delicious. The or nee (sweet taro) dessert tipped us over the edge and very close to hebetude.
Nothing could be tapau-ed home as it wouldn't taste that good anymore. These dishes are best eaten hot off the pan. Still, we left with 2 giant bags of keropok udang.