36 hours in kota bharu (part I)

*WARNING* Gazillion piccas ahead. Not suitable for dieters and batik lovers. You have been cautioned!

I was in Kota Bharu over the weekend. Flew in at 7:50am on Saturday, flew out with at 7:50pm on Sunday. Had three major missions:

Mission #1: Go to Pasar Siti Khadijah to replenish my scarves stock.
Mission #2: Attend Sal’s wedding.
Mission #3: Attend Momay’s wedding.


So I took the ERL from KL Sentral during the wee hours of Saturday morning while most KLians were sleeping.


Took-off. Landed. Erin picked me up from the airport. Had nasi dagang for breakfast. Yummy!


Then we headed to Pasar Siti Khadijah where we went crazy over batik...


...and lots of scarves.


Mission #1 - Accomplished!


Anda mahu selamat?


Knock knock.


Next we went to Restoren Nasi Ulam Cikgu.


Erin taught me the right way to eat budu. Gotta mix it with tempoyak and shredded unripe mango and squeeze some lime juice into it.


Buasir? Di sini ada penawarnya.


We went to Erin’s house to change then to Sal’s wedding. She looked exactly like how I remembered her in high school!


The buffet spread included ayam percik. Something different.


We arrived slightly after 3pm, which I thought was really late. But guess what, groom’s entourage arrived even later than us! So we got the chance to see Sal and Kimi playing baa cak :-D


Mission #2 - Accomplished!

From Sal’s house I was supposed to meet other friends from KL at the homestay where we would be spending the night. But they were still shopping at Pengkalan Kubor, which was an hour drive away. So I asked Erin to take me to the beach to kill time.


Row, row, row your boat.


Traded bikini for baju kurung.


Then we went to buy some kuih near a traffic light with big wau replica.


Lompat tikam, murtabak pisang, onde-onde and several other kuih that neither of us knew their names.

By the time those who went to Pengkalan Kubor returned to Kota Bharu, another group who came from KL with the evening flight arrived and rented a car. Erin and I met them at the airport so we could guide them to the homestay. Then Erin had to return to Besut where she worked, as the next day was a working day in Kelantan and Terengganu.


Finally everybody arrived at the homestay just in time for dinner.


After going round and round the town looking for a place to eat, we ended up at KB Kopitiam.


A group photo courtesy of the kopitiam’s wall mirror.

Saturday’s verdict: Two missions accomplished.

Sunday’s plan: One more mission awaiting.

To be continued...

18 comments:

Mamamya said...

mmg kelabu mata tgk batik kat pasar khadijah tue....rasa mcm nak borong semua jer..cantik2 kan....tp tgk dieya borong sikit je tue... :)

p/s: sopan n ayunya berbaju kurung...anak sapa lah tue...blh buat calon menantu..ehehehehe

JaJa'Z said...

lawanya bikini dia....sunggoh sopan menaiki 'bot' kayu balak..hehheheh..patut la blog dia senyap..rupanya jalan2 ke kelantan ...demo make buduk deh???

Kak Nora said...

Memang boleh pengsan shopping for tudung at Siti Khatijah. Aunty first tasted nasi kerabu with budu in KB. And the kuih,peculiar name and so manis-manis one!

Anis Syuhada Nazari said...

wahhh dtg tempat anis study.hehe

dieya said...

k lieya,
takleh borong banyak2, penuh dah baju dlm lemari. nanti kena gi borong lemari pulak :-D
tapi pagi2 nak gi keje still rasa i have nothing to wear.. camno tu.. hehehe
p.s. thank you k lieya.. awww terharu gitu *blush*

k jaja,
bikini laa sangat :-p
kawe make budu denge tepoyak!

aunty nora,
ohhh tudung kat sana cantik2 and murah2! i had nasi kerabu for breakfast on the second day. yummy! kuih muih tu tak tau nama, main makan je :-D

anis,
yeah! i actually passed by your college. dekat ngan area byk sekolah2 semua tu kan?

dyanna said...

nice!
terubat rindu i pada makanan kelantan. esp the super sweet kuih!

Munirah Ismail said...

huhu..donut belimbing tuh..i xingat nama dia.. :D

saphier81 said...

As usual.. I jeless.. cepat2 skit post part II yer..

Citarasa Rinduan said...

YA AMPUN.

kak suka nasi dagang, kak suka shopping kain pasang..dan kak suka lihat pic awak kat area pantai tu..

dieya...kak jelos nie..wawawawa

dieya said...

dyanna,
thanks! you are so right, the kuihs are super duper sweet. hang on, even the curry that i ate with nasi dagag was sweet!

munirah,
hahaha nama donut belimbing pun glemer gak! rupa and rasa macam churros :-D

sokies,
ngehehehe nanti ye.. akan ditulis part II tak lama lagi ;-)

k ayu,
thanks kak! cepat2 ajak en. zalie gi jalan2 kb ye :-D

Erin said...

Best ke kb kopitiam? Kat mana pun aku xtau, cemana leh jumpa? Haha

dieya said...

erin,
hahaha kira terer gak kitorang ek bleh jumpa tempat ni! the beauty of GPS - taip "kopitiam" terus jumpa :-D

Maya Marisa said...

Dieya,
omg! u did all that in 1 day? kul brp u all tido????
i rindu itu lompat tikam! uwaaaaa

dieya said...

maya,
yeah! such an effective trip :-D
i pun suka lompat tikam, but minus the pulut. kenyang sangat laa kalu makan ngan pulut.

PatinPasta said...

Dieya,
Amboi.. banyak nye mission dia ye? Hehe!
* will not even comment on the food! por favor chica!

Ayu sungguh gi pantai pakai baju kurung. Aksi terjun dari batu ke dalam laut tarak ka? :D

dieya said...

aida,
3 missions in 36 hours - accomplished!
lo siento chica :-D
dime, te gusta mucho la comida, no? jejeje!
aksi terjun? 5 metre springboard ke 10 metre platform? nanti i prektis dulu ek!

Messy Mummy said...

Dieya,
sedapkah buu itu dengan mangga? Mm sangat suka tapi w/out tempoyak. tak suka campur benda lain.. boleh makan berpinggan nasi berteman kan itu sahaja. Fuhhh, sakan shop2 yer. Sib baik tak bawak balik kakak/mak cik tu sekali ;)

dieya said...

mm,
sedap! tapi bau dia sangatlah kuat. i makan sikit2 asal rasa jek. match ngan ikat patin masak asam, yumster!