Before we had Lucky’s ‘Yin Yong’ Bun at the restaurant, we actually went to their factory that morning to see how the buns are produced. I am sure many would assume that the buns are not difficult to make. After all what you need to do is just wrap the dough around the aluminium foil containing the filling and bake it until it is done, right?
Well, you might have guessed the overall process correctly but there are many fine details involved and patience is very important too, as each bun takes about 4 hours to make from scratch.
Firstly, the curries had to be cooked first from as early as 6am because the buns are made fresh daily. The base curry paste used to prepare the curries has more than 20 different ingredients and spices that are slowly simmered and stirred to extract their flavors.
The fillings for the ‘Yin Yong’ bun: Dongpo meat and pork ribs curry.
After transferring the curries into the bowls, they are wrapped carefully so as not to break the fragile grease proof paper.
If you happen to be at Seremban or Port Dickson and looking for food, there is a specialty that you ought to try.
This gigantic bun made by Lucky King Bun is what I am referring to. I have no doubt that it is already well known among Negeri Sembilan folks, but for outstation people and international tourists alike, I think you will find it something interesting and appreciable.
As Malaysians, I believe we have all tried dipping bread into curries when we were kids and we still do it now and then. The idea is outright simple, yet it is satisfyingly delicious. So what Lucky did was improvised on the concept by wrapping the curry inside the bun instead of serving them separately.
Lucky initially started out with three flavors of bun: crab curry, herbal chicken and chicken curry. It was not until recently that the new ‘Yin Yong’ flavor was introduced. And just like the name says, it consists of two different pork dishes within the same bun: pork ribs curry and Dongpo pork (东坡肉). The latter is prepared with half fat and half lean meat and has a combination of sweet and savory flavor, great for those who can’t take spicy food – children for example.
To ensure both the bun and curry taste as good as possible, only high quality ingredients are used and these include imported potatoes and well-known brands of butter and milk just to name a few. Couple that with decades of baking experience, the end product is soft and fluffy inside with a shiny golden-brown thin crust that oozes buttery fragrance. Priced at RM38 each, each bun could be shared among up to 4 people due to its huge size.
PD Ostrich Show Farm is one of the main attractions in Port Dickson, which I only discovered when I was planning my trip through the Internet. Usually when [tag]Port Dickson[/tag] is mentioned, the beaches will come into mind first since it is mainly famous for that. So, I wouldn’t have guessed that an ostrich farm would be here as well. To be honest I wasn’t too keen on visiting the farm at first but since it was recommended by many people who visited it before, I went anyway.
[tag]Ostrich[/tag] Show [tag]Farm[/tag] is located on the 9th mile of the Port Dickson coastal road, quite easy to find if you are driving along the coastal road. The entrance was RM8 for adults and RM6 for kids, quite pricey for a mini zoo if you ask me.. it’s more expensive than visiting Malacca [tag]Zoo[/tag]!
Funnily enough, the first animal we went to see was the horse at the petting zoo instead of ostriches lol. There were a couple of rabbits as well but they were closed in small cages so we couldn’t touch them
Saw some turkeys wondering around, and that’s a fat one for sure. Didn’t dare to move too close to them as male turkeys are quite aggressive and territorial. I know this because we used to rear a pair of turkeys back in my house.
On my last Port Dickson trip, I searched everywhere to get info for the best place to have breakfast in Port Dickson because the hotel package we took did not include breakfast. The conclusion of my research was that everyone who visited Port Dickson before highly recommended PD Eating Point for their popular Western breakfast set.
Not wanting to take risk, we followed their advice and had the same breakfast at PD Eating Point just like they did.
This is the famous Western breakfast set at PD Eating Point, consisting of double sausages, double eggs, double toasts and some baked beans. You can choose between scrambled egg and fried egg, whichever you prefer more.
For the first day we had the fried egg set, and it was a nice breakfast. The portion was quite big as well, which is a good thing to help us stay full longer. By the way, this photo was taken using my 50mm lens, which came out nice and sharp.. Now compare it to the next photo taken with kit lens..