Jewels of Teluk Intan
The riverine town of Teluk Intan may be sinking but the people there remain rather optimistic. It seems to have the highest concentration of licensed gaming outlets east of Vegas. Apart from easy gambling, funny signboards, soggy steamed peanuts and a leaning pagoda, the charming town is also famous for something else...
The Mastan Ghani coffeshops are well known for their Mee Rebus, Rojak and Nasi Beriani. The dishes
serve with one whole boiled egg instead of a miniscule slice that is common in KL. Founder Hj Mastan,
from India, started by carting the food on a shoulder pole during the 1950's. His descendents now operate
two shops in the middle of Teluk Anson town, with a third one in Taman Ros.
Mee Rebus & Rojak in town. Same delicious gravy for both dishes.
Heavenly food for only
RM 2.80 per plate.
Nasi Beriani in Rose Garden. I ordered the cabbage side dish separately.
The standard set is RM 4.50.
The shop may appear dilapidated and unappealing but its Chee Cheong Fun draws
The recipe is so simple yet so unbelievably tasty. Rice flour is steamed with turnip, dried shrimp and
onion crisps. There are only two or three rickety tables for dine-in as most customers prefer take-
One guy bought 250 packs the other day. Pity the folks queuing behind him :) The business
started in the 1920's when Port Anson was a thriving hub serving the whole of Perak. As with the old
days, plain old
newsapers (including the obituary sections) are still used as wrap.
The delicacy is eaten plain or with pickled green chillies (instead of drowning it with yucky sweet sauce)
3am Operation. The owner is very 'media-friendly'. She allowed me into the kitchen and even offer to
waive the bill.
The dish is cooked in a giant steamer fitted with conveyor belt. Price: RM 3.00 per pack.
See also: THOSE MYSTERIOUS PERAKIAN EYES
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