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Food POI Celebrating 2nd Year Anniversary at Yee Man Exotic Food Restaurant With Malfreemaps Community On Their 1st Annivesary

On 31st Aug 2009, our country is celebrating our 52nd Independence Day. On the same day Food POI is celebrating 2nd year anniversary too. This is a great milestone for me to be able to write for 2 years despite the ups and downs on my day time job where currently almost settle down with my own company.

It was such a coincidence where My ASEAN Free GPS Map Project (Commonly known as Malfreemaps.com) are celebrating their 1st anniversary in Ipoh. MfM were a group of people who draw and provide a free GPS maps to the public in Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore. Garmin and Papago users can use the map for FREE FOR LIFE without any subscription charges. All you need is just purchase yourself a Garmin or Papago GPS device in order to use the map.

On the history of Food POI side, the name Food Point Of Interest were derived from the GPS terms. If you use GPS, you will know what POI (Point Of Interest) means.

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MfM Community on China Press – My face is at the far right ….

I travel down with my buddy Andrew Quah for the event at the same time we did a short morning food hunt around Ipoh town with just the 2 of us. I’ll tell you the breakfast part later. Now let’s talk about the dinner. The dinner was plan ahead by the Ipoh committee members where we are going to dine at a village called Lawan Kuda (Fighting horse????). The place were located somewhere near Gopeng and took us 20 minus drive from Ipoh town on a non peak hour.

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Most of the sittings were places outside the restaurant as the air here are pretty refreshing at night vs inside the restaurant. The surrounding area of this restaurant were plantation estates. There are about 25 of us which seated in the VIP room with aircond. Upon open the door, we were greeted with some wines and home made toddy (fresh fermented coconut liquor).

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Barley Ice Toddy

The toddy were very fresh and not like those cheap skate type that were sold in Tuak shops where a lot drunkards flooding to drink. This were the boss’s own home brew and were served to special guest only.

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Ribena California Red Wine and at the back some Guiness Stout

17 Comments

  • September 6, 2009 - 10:03 pm | Permalink

    Happy 2nd blog anniversary! 🙂

    MFM isn’t available for Indonesia yet?

    This is the first time to see petai being cooked ladies finger, long beans and kacang botol, wonder how it tasted 🙂

    Snake soup? Is there really snake meat inside the soup?
    .-= Selba´s last blog ..Soto Kudus (Chicken stew from Kudus) =-.

    • September 7, 2009 - 11:01 am | Permalink

      Thanks.

      In Indonesia, they call it http://www.navigasi.net/

      The taste is great for the 4 kings!

      The snake meat is sliced till become like chicken slice and cook in sharks fin starch way. Taste really good.

  • September 6, 2009 - 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Congrats on your second year of blogging and looking forward to seeing more of your reviews.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Chinese Recreation Club Restaurant, Penang =-.

  • September 7, 2009 - 8:17 am | Permalink

    Wait… did I read correctly?? SNAKE soup??? OMG!!!
    Anyway, … congratulations and happy 2nd anniversary to your blog!!
    .-= New Kid On The Blog´s last blog ..???? Restaurant Sri Mee San =-.

  • September 7, 2009 - 9:11 am | Permalink

    congratulation! and stay happy on blogging

    happy blogging~
    .-= ai wei´s last blog ..Kechara Oasis @ Jaya One, PJ =-.

  • September 7, 2009 - 7:40 pm | Permalink

    Congrats congrats you are older now!….keep more goodies coming!:)
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREA FONSEKA The Face of M-IFW’09 =-.

  • September 7, 2009 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    aiya, I thought there’s more exotic choices, such as fruit foxes, terrapins etc.
    but what a spread, to celebrate your 2nd blogging anniversary.
    here’s to more to come.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Bangkok Street Food – Grilled Fish @ Pratunam =-.

  • September 8, 2009 - 9:52 am | Permalink

    Congratulation! and looking forward to see more of your review. ^-^ Keep up the good job!
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Gelatissimo @ Gurney Plaza, Penang =-.

  • September 8, 2009 - 9:54 am | Permalink

    Congratulations!

    I love the snake soup which is yummy and healthy!
    .-= Foodntravella´s last blog ..SARDINES PUFF =-.

  • September 8, 2009 - 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Congratulation and Happy Anniversary! Hope that I am not too late to wish you !
    The Fried Crispy Baby Squid Head looks yummy!
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Cambodia (Siem Reap Trip) – Day 2 =-.

  • September 9, 2009 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    congrats on being 2! 😀

    the fried baby squid head looks so so good!!!
    .-= xin´s last blog ..My trip to Genting Highlands for MLTR concert =-.

  • September 9, 2009 - 9:49 pm | Permalink

    another congrats!! want an anniversary cake or not?? hehehe
    great food, the baby squid is so tempting!!

  • September 10, 2009 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Happy 2nd Anniversary to FOODPOI!! 🙂
    Will continue to stay tune for more of your posts!
    Good job 🙂
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Ole-Ole Bali @ Solaris Mont Kiara: Annual Friendship Day =-.

  • September 10, 2009 - 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Happy 2nd Anniversary! Keep up the good job! Looking forward to more interesting postings in future. 😉
    .-= food-4tots´s last blog ..Oatmeal banana raisin muffins =-.

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