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Kullu Manali - Nava's Travel (Part 2)
If its Kullu Manali (Kullu Manali Part 1) it has to be Rohtang Pass. Of course. Why you think I came this far (Shimla Part 2)? One of the top spots, one of the most spectacular nature delights in India, Rohtang Pass is indeed a major attraction for people of all walks of life. The gateway to fun, happiness, excitement and soul touching high altitude nature, ah, ah, ah, without a doubt, Rohtang Pass is truly a mesmerizing sight. Snow blanketed mountains, snow paths, streams of luscious and melting snow, and these being the winter essence of Rohtang Pass. Nevertheless, nothing new for me, neither not something I have not experienced before. Because I have had similar winter highlights in Turkey, Hokkaido/Sapporo & Norway. Having said that, for the majority in the tour group, they were all at their highest degree in love for the heights of the mountains and snow in Rohtang Pass.
Once they headed to the mountains for snow activities, the five of us sat at the roadside stall and ordered India's Maggi Noodles, alongside coffee and biscuits. Maggi Noodles particular drew our attention. Not the same as how we cook Maggi noodles in Malaysia. We Malaysians love Maggi in loads of soup, whereas the ones we tucked into hardly had any. In fact, as if it is Maggi Noodles "Dry Style". Aha! Speak about social cultural factors to food delight?
Anyway, our way at the stall - we ate, we rested, we spoke and we laughed our hearts out over silly witty jokes. Time indeed flew by, for drawing the curtains in Rohtang Pass. Thereafter, at about 3.00pm, we were already seated in AK Kitchen, near Atal Tunnel Bridge. Duh! What a slow service. The two guys manning the restaurant couldn't cope with the 30 of us. We had to wait patiently, before fried vegetarian samosa and vegetarian fried rice arrived. Lovely. However, due to time constraint, we called off the rest of the items. Also, because we wanted some time outside, where nature literally swept us off our feet.
Now, the other soul touching experience to Kullu Manali? Atal Tunnel. My-My! To tell you the truth, I was almost in cloud 9. I truly felt that it was an honor passing through Atal Tunnel. World's longest highway tunnel above 10,000 feet, at a length of 9.02km, Atal Tunnel is named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Wow! I salute all those brains who came together for making Atal Tunnel as one of prides of India. Gosh! I sincerely loved the fact that I actually experienced the drive via Atal Tunnel.
Another few hours of journeying, and by late evening, we were in Vashist, Himachal Pradesh. To Vashist Temple by walking up the hill, while passing by the line of shops on both sides. Vashist Temple. The wooden structure beauty, apart from being Hinduism and Hindu Gods beauty. Let me be honest here. Of course, I am a god loving person, but to remove my shoes during winter for entering the temple? I didn't, because I was already frozen in every part of my body and I didn't want to risk my feet by walking barefooted into the temple. I mean, logically, god didn't say you must risk it all for getting close to him or her? Did he or did she?
Up next? Mall Road. The long, long stretch of road, bustling with loads of people walking up and down, Let alone, Mall Road is also the crown to shopping.
No, no, out of the question. I'm done and over with shopping whilst travelling. Enough. No more. Instead, I was all trilled and frilled for the street food. North Indian desserts, sweets, Pav Bhaji, Panipuri, and other I can't even recall the names, shared amongst the three of us. Awesome. Glad I tucked into these items. After all, for yours truly, aside to dining in restaurants, she simply adore tucking into street food.
Sodhi. Coconut milk infused and laced ( Shrimp Coconut Milk ) Indian coconut stew. In fact, sodhi is the branching of Masak Lemak ( Vegetarian Malay Spinach Coconut Stew ), or vice-versa or whichever. Sodhi is definitely a popularity amongst the Indians and without a doubt, in my house as well. Sodhi is usually drenched over rice, and eaten alongside side dishes. Trust me, nothing like sodhi soaking or flooding up your rice and then, using your hands for mushy-mushy diving inside eating style. Sodhi. Like, every once a week in my house. In other words, a regularity and it is a dish that can be put up effortlessly. Needless to say, easy cooking and mind you, there are other variances of sodhi too, which I have already shared before ( Malu Kirata , Kiri Hodi , Prawn Sodhi & Cabbage Sodhi ). This latest sodhi? Basically, the humble, basic simplicity, but why a Malaysian Sodhi? Well, Cooked by this “The Crazy Lover” who is a typical, true and true Malaysian, and cooked in her, most o
Look at this earthen pot and in it thick, salty, spicy and vibrantly exciting to our palates and eyes Mochakottai Karuvadu Kulumbu (Field Beans Salted Fish Curry). Like immediately can trigger our hunger throne right? I know. I am definitely a big fan of this Indian style salted fish curry and salted fish on the whole by itself ( Spicy Ikan Bilis Potato , Sambal Tumis Ikan Bilis & Sambal Kentang Ikan Asin ), can drive me crazy because I so love saltiness. In fact, every day can be a salted fish meal day for me ( Salted Fish Pickle , Bean Sprouts Salted Fish & Steamed Pork Salted Fish ). But, I think we all know it? Too much of saltiness and salt can ruin our health? Of course. Then again, there is such a thing as every now and then saltiness as our best friend? How do make this salted fish curry? Nothing much, no major confusing cooking matter ( Salted Fish Bone Curry ). My recipes as always will never cause you to struggle in the kitchen. Ingredients listed below
By the third day, Iphone 7 started showing its dark side. Really a terrifying-horrible shocking discovery, it kept rebooting every now and then for no apparent reason. Obviously, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Duh! Its a brand new phone I paid from my savings ( Da De Bak Kut Teh Subang Jaya ), never ever have I encountered such a problem with my previous faithfully yours 6 year old Iphone 5. Absolutely heart wracking, I really couldn’t find the time ( Karaikudi Chicken Curry & Fikcles Cafe Taman Tun ) to rush to the service centre amidst the busyness of getting ready for the family wedding and another travel venture ( Oats Fried Prawn s ). Keeping my fingers crossed, hoping it’s just a minor teething problem, I went ahead with shopping nearby Plaza Shah Alam and Plaza Masalam. Accompanied by my niece, we bought a couple of things and then of course, naturally, shopping is more or less regarded as synonymous with hunger throne.
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