A last minute trip

Just completed the 2nd cycle of pomalyst – 2mg and weekly dexa of 20mg, done my bloodtest and will be seeing doctor. I generally feel well and except for some minor “troubles” of skin infection, these have cleared. Those minor troubles were a bit of a bother and required me to see a dermatologist to lance a furuncle. On looking back, it was troubling that it took weeks to clear but it finally did. I guessed that my immune system may just need a little bit more time but thankfully it is working.

restoran Yap Hup Kee

Thus with a generally good sense of well-being we made a very last minute decision to drive up to KL. Hari Raya this year was around the weekend giving us a long weekend off. Most residents in KL would “balik kampung” meaning people are going home to the towns of birth and family. KL city itself would be very quiet. We started out our journey of 330km at dawn and the highway north was easy drive with lesser vehicles and as expected the city was devoid of its daily notorious traffic jams. We made the journey in good time arriving early, dropped off our luggage at the Majestic and we hopped into a taxi to go search for KL best Hakka Yong Tau Foo.

stuffed vegetables – soupy and crispy
chee cheong fun with crispy tiny shrimps
breakfast – Indian rota prata

Two years ago we read from a local blogger about KL’s best food and we found Restoran Yap Hup Kee located at 45 Jalan Brunei Barat (junction of Jalan Nonya) which is off Jalan Pudu.
Going there again this time we found the place crowded with locals and this definitely meant it is good. We were not disappointed. Memories of good food of KL came back, as we lived in this city for three years in the mid 1980s. Then the city was not as bustling and congested. Food-wise, it has its own uniqueness and we are fond of its Yong Tau Foo (various vegetables stuffed with fish meat paste).

The rest of this short break was spent quietly at Majestic. It doesn’t take much to add a little cheer and colour to my days.