Welcome to another edition of Scrumptious Saturday inspired by a short trip out of town for work. Last week saw me headed out to the neighbouring town of Seremban, just about 45 minutes away by car. Once we were done with whatever that we had to do, naturally, the next thing on the agenda was to suss out some good eats!
When in Seremban I like to go for their beef noodles. It is a local speciality that I can’t seem to find here in KL (of course if you know where to find good ones, please let me know!) I tried one locally that was passable but the prices were exorbitant so if I need a beef noodle fix these days, I head down to Seremban.
I was taken to a shop selling these noodles but I wasn’t satisfied. It just wasn’t the same. So once we’d waved goodbye to our local host, we immediately headed back into town to our favourite stall in the Seremban wet market.
This popular beef noodle stall no. 748 is located upstairs of the wet market. The problem for the faint hearted will be the heat and the “fragrant” smells of the wet market below. Downstairs are the fresh vegetables, meats and fish. Upstairs are food stalls. I do eat a lot of street food so I’m not too overwhelmed but I just have to warn those of you who may have a more delicate disposition.
Cooling down with a nice sweet and cold freshly pressed sugar cane drink is also a must!
And this is what I’m here for. Apologies for the not very appetizing looking photo. It does look a lot worse in real life LOL! The thick rice noodles are accompanied by boiled beef brisket, tripe and flavoured with crunchy fried peanuts, salted vegetable and toasted sesame seeds. A thick dark sauce made with beef stock is ladled over the noodles and you mix it up before slurping it all down.
There are many variations of this all over Seremban I’m told, and even in the market! I’m also told that there are some other stalls around town that are even tastier (without the market aroma) but I don’t know where they are. I am usually only visiting for a few hours whenever I’m down so I always head to the same place. If you live in Seremban and know of another must-visit beef noodle stall, please let me know where!
Another famous Seremban snack is the “siew pau” or baked bun. Its a small pastry filled with slightly sweet pork or chicken filling and baked to golden brown goodness. Its there on the right of the picture below.
The Seremban Siew Pau brand is probably one of the most famous, having lots of branches all over the country, but I find that they taste best from the original source, especially when they come out hot from the oven! There are other brands and as with these things, everyone has their favourites because tastebuds differ from person to person but if you are in Seremban, this is a local snack to have.
What are some good eats to have in Seremban? Do you enjoy these too?
As I said, I’m only usually down in Seremban for a couple of hours each time so these are the few things I go for to fulfill my Seremban food cravings. Naturally, if you know of others I should be eating instead, let me know! I’m always game to find something new
Scrumptious Saturday: One day of the week where I indulge in my other love – Food! It will feature my cooking experiments or eating and travel adventures. Yes, I will travel for good food and I’m always experimenting in the kitchen.