Sun, Sea, Sand and Food Quick Fix at One of the World War II Invasion Sites

With the lifting of the movement control order, one fine morning, we woke up and spontaneously decided to take a half-day trip with two out of four of our furkids to a relatively near coastal town - Morib; approximately 40 kilometres from our place of residence.

"Morib Beach is a quiet seaside tourist attraction. It was one of the first landing points on the west coast for the British and Indian Army liberation forces during the end of World War II in 1945. It is a small but suitable beach for swimming."

Source: Wikipedia

Well, it is no longer valid as Morib Beach is packed like canned sardines on weekends, public holidays or during a long weekend and, it is not the best place for swimming (nor ideal, in my humble opinion). Nonetheless, we made a short road trip to Morib for some much-needed vitamin 'Sea'. We quickly packed up and left home for a relaxing drive southwest of west Malaysia.

Cruising on the trunk road; enjoying the scenic drive with blue skies and lush greenery on both sides of the road.

Blue skies with cotton candy clouds.😍

Who's a happy boy?πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜›

20 minutes out and our bellies started growling.🀣Breakfast time! We stopped by one of the eateries alongside the trunk road we were travelling on and bought Nasi Lemak (directly translated to English as Oily Rice) with mutton. Otherwise known as coconut milk rice.

Nasi Lemak, is a popular Malaysian dish, typically consumed during breakfast or lunch. However, over the years, we can find some restaurants or hotels that serves Nasi Lemak for dinner. The rice itself is typically cooked or boiled with Pandan (screwpine) leaf, ginger, coconut milk and salt and sugar to taste.
Coconut Milk Rice, from my humble kitchen as part of my lockdown experiments previously as well as succumbing to peer pressure due to the surge of homecooked cuisines and speciality dishes displayed on every other posts as I scrolled through my Facebook.πŸ˜…
One serving of Nasi Lemak contains at least approximately 350 calories and above, depending on the size of the serving and the additional side dishes we consume along with this aromatic appetizing rice. Hence, a name befitting the calories derived from consuming this dish.

The pictures that follow might not look appealing, nor presentable but it is yummilicious AF. The coconut milk rice was authentic, aromatic, rich and flavourful by itself. The anchovies and peanuts were cooked to perfection with the right amount of crunchiness and texture. The cucumber was fresh, hence, juicy. The Sambal (chilli sauce or paste) was just nice with the right amount of spiciness, sweetness, saltiness and fragrant. The curry mutton was tender, juicy, with the right amount of lean meat, fat and tendon. The curry it was soaked or cooked in was flavourful yet light and aromatic. It is a yummy oily mess!🀀

We brought our own glass container and cutlery set to reduce packaging and plastic waste.

OK, now, reverting to our road trip,πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… as two of our furkids is travelling with us, we were not able to dine-in most of the eateries as they do not allow pets. Hence, we took our take-out and found ourselves a shaded secluded area, where we enjoyed our meal. Subsequently, our furkids explored as well as relieved themselves. This place was near Kelanang Beach.

Thereafter, we continued our journey towards Morib Beach.

Are we there yet?....................We're here! We're here!We're here!

Finally, we arrived at our destination - New Morib Beach. The main Morib Beach is well facilitated, developed and packed with humans. For some peace of mind and space, we chilled at the New Morib Beach, which was approximately 400 meters from the main Morib Beach.

The tides were low when we arrived and the horizon was at a distance. The sun was shining bright and warm as rays of sunshine touched our skin. The warm humid sea-salt air blew intermittently gushing towards the mainland where we stood. Suddenly, memories of my previous travels to the islands as well as other beaches came flooding back and how much I've missed the ocean. For a quick fix, this is good enough. Sun, sea (though almost not to be seen), sand and food.

Separately, we noticed many families were walking out towards the shoreline at a distance as many were hoping to enjoy a swim and soak in the sea water or build objects with sand. Not us. We just chilled at the beach.

After some good hours have passed, it was time again to fuel our stomachs.
On the way home, we discovered some roadside stalls.

A must (for me) when visiting a coastal area is C O C O NUT.😎 We discovered stalls that sold coconut shake, cheesy fried chicken and fries, doughnuts, fruits, burgers, and other local snacks.

Cheesy Fried Chicken and Fries

The fried chicken was freshly fried but the fries was warm...oh least, it was straight cut fries. The generous cheesy sauce was lightly creamy with a touch of red pepper powder. Overall, it is worth a try, however, the colouring of the cheesy sauce is questionable.πŸ˜‚ It is not melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese (as it ain't cheap).

Mea Singgah is the name of this stall.
Next up is THE coconut shake. The highlight of this trip! This coconut shake everything a coconut shake should be.πŸ˜‚Rich, refreshing, lightly creamy, fragrant, fresh, thirst-quenching, filling, and it comes with a scoop of ice cream. The best coconut shake I've had by far. Hence, highly recommended.πŸ’“

Now you see.......

After 6 minutes..........Now you Don't......🀣

I am on a road trip (happy) face.
Suki feeling sleepy during the ride back home.......A tired dog is a Happy Dog.😎

All content i.e. photos, videos, etc. are produced originally by me unless stated otherwise.
All moments were captured and recorded using Huawei Nova 4.

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