My Meals At Mickey Mao's

Posted by : foongpc | Tuesday, December 1, 2009 | Published in


Hi, everyone! I am back from my Tasik Kenyir trip! Did you all miss me? : )

Now should I blog about Tasik Kenyir or should I continue with my China trip? Oh, what a dilemma! I have so many things to share about Tasik Kenyir but I do not want to stop blogging about my China trip!

Well, since I did not have the time to sort out my Kenyir photos yet, I guess I would continue blogging about my China trip in the meantime.

After leaving Xingping on bus, I started to feel some discomfort in my stomach. Luckily I managed to control my urge to go to the toilet during the 40 minutes ride. On reaching Yangshuo, we checked into Xi Jie Hostel again. I relieved myself in the toilet before we proceeded to West Street for lunch.

There was this restaurant with the funny name "Mickey Mao's". Obviously, they had very cleverly replaced the word "mouse" with "Mao's" as in Chairman Mao. We took a fancy to its very creative name and decided to have lunch there.

I forgot to take photo of the restaurant's front entrance but these were what we ate.

Don't ask me what the dishes were because I have already forgotten although you can sort of guess from the photos above. Oh, and the reason I forgot is because these were dishes eaten by my two travel partners.

Now this is what I ate. I normally remember what I ate : )

Yes, it's fried rice! But I think my mom can cook better than this! Haha!

I was not feeling very well so I did not really enjoy it. But I thought I like the lime drink!

I've forgotten what my two friends drank but this lunch cost me 33 yuan (RM16) which I think was quite expensive!

We planned to do some cycling later in the evening. Now if you remember, I do not know how to cycle so we actually planned to get a two seater bike for me so I could sit behind either Jam or his friend. Thomas, the boss of Xi Jie Hostel had earlier promised us free rentals of the bicycles.


But it was not to be. After lunch, we walked around West Street for a while and then went back to the hostel to rest. I think we were too tired because we actually slept the whole afternoon! By the time we woke up, it was....OMG!....8pm!!!

I guess Jam and his friend were still recovering from diarrhea and I was feeling sick. It was a good rest we desperately needed.

With our cycling plans down the drain, we decided to go for dinner! I was still not feeling very good. In fact, I felt nauseous. Still, I made up my mind to follow Jam and his friend for dinner.

And guess where did we go for dinner? It's at Mickey Mao's again! Haha!

I did not bother to take photos of what my friends ate.

I tried my best to finish my mushroom soup.

But I could not finish my spaghetti bolognaise.

The food was quite OK but I just did not have the appetite. Maybe it was the wrong choice of food in my condition. Anyway, I ended up paying 43 yuan (RM21.50) for the soup and spaghetti.

This must be the most uninteresting day of my entire China trip! Luckily for me, after a good night's sleep and a dose of probiotic supplement, I fully recovered. Thank goodness for that!


(97) Comments

  1. CheaHSan said...

    mickey mao?

    December 1, 2009 at 9:32 AM
  2. CheaHSan said...

    any chance to spot 'mickey meow' instead? haha

    December 1, 2009 at 9:36 AM
  3. khengsiong said...

    All of you were not feeling well. Was it because of hygiene, or lack of it?

    December 1, 2009 at 10:01 AM
  4. J2Kfm said...

    Eh, food looks pretty mediocre lah.
    Certainly not your most interesting day in China.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:06 AM
  5. Reanaclaire said...

    looks like spaghetti to me.. hehee...

    btw, wanna wish u...


    December 1, 2009 at 10:20 AM
  6. Che-Cheh said...

    Mickey Mao? I think mickey mouse is what comes to mind for most of us. Chairman Mao not so. China people very creative ar..hahaha

    December 1, 2009 at 10:43 AM
  7. Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

    Few days ago, i saw a documentary on tasik kenyir at majalah 3. They discovered a cave right? IT makes me want to go there next time.

    Expensive? the food? Maybe you are right. Your mom's cooking should be better.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:50 AM
  8. sweetromance said...

    The menu looks very interesting and fun. It's a shame you weren't feeling well enough to enjoy it.

    December 1, 2009 at 11:10 AM
  9. kitkat said...

    the food looks normal and not appetizing at all...but hope you tried your best to enjoy it anyway...

    December 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM
  10. Kelvin said...

    lol, i thought mickey 'mao' is the way they pronounce mickey mouse?

    December 1, 2009 at 11:54 AM
  11. HappySurfer said...

    The food price is not cheap - must be tourist price.

    I've been reminded when travelling esp to countries with lower hygiene standards to avoid drinks on the rocks because the rocks are from uncooked water.

    Good thing you were not flat out..

    December 1, 2009 at 12:46 PM
  12. CheaHSan said...

    Oh today your birdday oops birthday eh. Would love to wish you in Russian, wishing you a happy "panda" birthday. Many Happy Returns of the Day.

    Happy Birthday

    December 1, 2009 at 12:47 PM
  13. manglish said...

    waaaaaaaaaaa so expensive leh....and the fried rice looked like ma-ma je...ahhahhhaha....ur birtday today?? happy u celebrate? hehehehh

    December 1, 2009 at 12:58 PM
  14. lina said...

    Welcome back. You have been greatly missed. :)

    I was like Willie. Saw the TV3 documentary and thought of you. Was actually straining my eyes in case you were with the group oso. LOL

    December 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM
  15. lina said...

    Your birthday today? I think you mentioned it earlier, but forgot lah. :D


    December 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM
  16. lina said...

    Foong must be still recovering from his trip. This post is too short! LOL

    December 1, 2009 at 1:09 PM
  17. lina said...

    Pity you didn't have a chance to take the bike around. But then, better that you had a good rest. :)

    December 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM
  18. Medie007 said...

    wah. still stuck in China.

    December 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM
  19. ChrisAu said...

    u didn't bring 'po chai' pills?

    December 1, 2009 at 1:14 PM
  20. Merryn said...

    M.I.C.K.E.Y. M.O.U.S.E... eh... no lah.. not mouse.. but Mao.. hahaha.. so cute! cant wait for ur kenyir post :P

    December 1, 2009 at 1:40 PM
  21. CheaHSan said...

    "Nin nin yau kum yet, shuei shuei yau kum chew" - canto.

    Specially for you:
    Happy Birthday

    December 1, 2009 at 1:46 PM
  22. Ken Wooi said...

    ooo...good food.. haha..
    and the name.. mickey mao... like rat and the cat.. =P

    December 1, 2009 at 2:08 PM
  23. இ Baŋäŋaz இ said...

    Just wonder how Chairman Mao will look like, wearing a mickey mouse hat with a big smile? Think will be cute. BTW anyone seen a smiling stand alone picture of Chairman Mao before? Maybe Kenwooi is capable to do a "makeover" on Chairman Mao with his special graphic skills! OK ah?.

    December 1, 2009 at 2:32 PM
  24. HappySurfer said...

    Your birthday today, Foong? Happy Birthday and many, many happy returns. Have a wonderful birthday!

    December 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM
  25. jam said...

    Indeed, that was our most unproductive day in China! I still think we should have gone for cycling that evening...

    December 1, 2009 at 3:32 PM
  26. jam said...

    I think the 'mao' means cat in this context.

    December 1, 2009 at 3:34 PM
  27. iamthewitch said...

    Aiyo poor thing! Did you find out what happened to cause your sickness? Anyway glad that you had the desired rest and probiotics! I was hoping to see pictures of Mickey mouse in the restaurant! Haha

    December 1, 2009 at 3:54 PM
  28. Tekkaus said...

    Yes, I miss you. Hahaha :D Welcome back bro. So you went to Kenyir lar. War...hmm...we were very close bro.

    December 1, 2009 at 4:12 PM
  29. Tekkaus said... come continue with your China Trip pulak? LOL :D Ok, ok, sort it out asap ya. Don't be lazy!

    December 1, 2009 at 4:13 PM
  30. Tekkaus said...

    War....tahan 40 minutes? Or you have already pooped your underwear. :p Joking. Glad you finally let it out. Must be very uncomfy huh.

    December 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM
  31. Tekkaus said...

    Mickey Mao? That's why they say China is the land of Copycat. :p By replacing Mouse with Mao, they are able to bail themselves out of the copyright issue and at the same time pledge loyalty to their Chairman Mao right? :p

    December 1, 2009 at 4:17 PM
  32. Tekkaus said...

    Yerr...the food certainly doesn't look visually appealing. I think I can cook better than that. :p

    And you paid Rm16 for the lousy food? Chinese these days love to suck blood huh!

    December 1, 2009 at 4:19 PM
  33. Tekkaus said...

    War...instead of cycling you guys slept the whole day? :p Haha :D Well, at least you had some recharge right?

    December 1, 2009 at 4:21 PM
  34. Tekkaus said...

    Mickey again? You can tahan aye. :p The food really dent my memories about your wonderful trip. Yucks. :p

    December 1, 2009 at 4:22 PM
  35. Pete said...

    Back from Kenyir....water level of the lake must be very high because of the frequent rain..., would be difficult to fish for Toman

    December 1, 2009 at 5:17 PM
  36. eastcoastlife said...

    The restaurant's name is so cute .... and creative. :)

    December 1, 2009 at 6:15 PM
  37. eastcoastlife said...

    That is expensive price to pay for such simple food. Even in Shenzhen, you can get pretty yummy food for 43rmb.

    December 1, 2009 at 6:16 PM
  38. eastcoastlife said...

    I want to read about Tasik Kenyir! I want to plan a trip there with my kid.

    December 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM
  39. CH Voon said...

    the photos attract my attention is not the food... is the funny bicycle hahahaha hit by lorry? hahahah

    December 1, 2009 at 9:07 PM
  40. Anonymous

    Mickey Mao is a combination of two well loved icons - one, all over the world and the other, in China.

    How was your Kenyir trip?

    December 1, 2009 at 11:11 PM
  41. [SK] said...

    hmmm, let me guess.. must be stir fry mushroom chicken with rice, then fried noodles, and finally fried rice with peanuts.. haha :p

    December 1, 2009 at 11:42 PM
  42. [SK] said...

    that plate of rice and that glass of lime juice cost you RMB33?? wow, that was really quite expensive.. you can have 4 days of chap fan over here already :D

    December 1, 2009 at 11:43 PM
  43. [SK] said...

    hahaha, the most interesting day in your trip?? because you visited the same restaurant twice in the same day?? and having to pay quite expensively?? ;p

    December 1, 2009 at 11:44 PM
  44. [SK] said...

    so, next post is about Kenyir already??

    December 1, 2009 at 11:45 PM
  45. wenn said...

    would be interesteng to hear abt tasek kenyir..

    December 2, 2009 at 12:13 AM
  46. Unknown said...

    mickey mao... thats funny. lol. u know theres a shop called papa chop mama grill in melaka.. and i thot i saw something similar in kl too... oh the names makes one laugh :)
    btw was the shop catered to tourists or locals? if tourists, hence maybe the name

    December 2, 2009 at 12:16 AM
  47. Faisal Admar said...

    foong, maybe next time you should buy blackberry or try to get online anyhow so that we can follow your trip as live as it'd be :)

    December 2, 2009 at 9:57 AM
  48. HappySurfer said...

    Dear Foong, thanks so much for signing up for membership using my Affiliate ID. I appreciate your kind gesture very much.

    Now, you can write about it and place your own link so that your readers can sign up using your ID. Thanks again.

    December 2, 2009 at 1:21 PM
  49. ladyviral said...

    looks like you enjoyed eating more than going about :P.

    so mch food and i just finished dinner... hunry again...

    December 2, 2009 at 7:43 PM
  50. fufu said...

    i had fried rice yesterday =p guess mine is better than what you had in china ya :)

    December 2, 2009 at 7:59 PM
  51. Ayie said...

    that's quite expensive and you were not even that satisfied with the taste...oh well that's part of the travel explorations

    December 3, 2009 at 8:57 AM
  52. Ayie said...

    that rest was needed so it also saved you from cycling! hehe

    December 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM
  53. molly said...

    Did you make sure what meat they served? Pork, chicken or mouse or ???

    December 3, 2009 at 10:24 AM
  54. vialentino said...

    shucks...u r making me hungry now ler...yummy looking leh

    December 4, 2009 at 5:33 PM
  55. Monica said...

    welcome back Foong! LOL @ Mickey Mao!

    December 5, 2009 at 4:41 AM
  56. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, haha! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:54 AM
  57. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, we suspected that we ate unhygeinic food at Yulong River because they did not have tap water there and relied on water from the river : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:56 AM
  58. foongpc said...

    J2Kfm, yes pretty mediocre : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:56 AM
  59. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, thanks for your wishes! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:58 AM
  60. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes very creative : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:58 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    willie, is it? I don't even know about that! You must go Tasik Kenyir if you love nature!

    Yeah, my mom's cooking is definitely better : )

    December 9, 2009 at 1:59 AM
  62. foongpc said...

    sweetromance, yeah, a shame indeed but then again the food was not very nice : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:00 AM
  63. foongpc said...

    kitkat, I did try my best, haha : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:00 AM
  64. foongpc said...

    kelvin, not really, haha! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:01 AM
  65. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, yes it's in West Street which is totally a tourist area! So all food there are charged at tourist price!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:02 AM
  66. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, thanks for the birdday, I mean birthday wishes! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:03 AM
  67. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, ooh! Thanks for the Happy Birthday video! The panda is so cute! Haha! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:04 AM
  68. foongpc said...

    manglish, thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm celebrating with friends : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:05 AM
  69. foongpc said...

    lina, thanks! Haha! I'm definitely not in that TV3 documentary! : )

    And thanks for the birthday wishes!

    Yeah, still recovering from the trip at the time of writing this post. Hehe.

    December 9, 2009 at 2:07 AM
  70. foongpc said...

    medie007, haha, many more posts to come! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:07 AM
  71. foongpc said...

    chrisau, haha no I didn't! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:08 AM
  72. foongpc said...

    merryn, haha! I guess you can't fit Mickey Mao into that song! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:09 AM
  73. foongpc said...

    cheahs@n, another video? Wow! Thanks so much!!! I enjoyed both the videos! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:13 AM
  74. foongpc said...

    kenwooi, haha! Yeah rat and cat : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:13 AM
  75. foongpc said...

    bananaz, haha he would look ridiculous! Yes, I'm sure Kenwooi is capable of the makeover for Chairman Mao. LOL!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:14 AM
  76. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, thanks for the wishes! Really appreciate it! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:15 AM
  77. foongpc said...

    jam, well no regrets. I think we deserve the rest too!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:16 AM
  78. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, yes we suspect it's the unhygeinic food we ate at Yulong River. Actually, there was no Mickey Mouse pictures in that restaurant! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:17 AM
  79. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, yeah we were so close we could have bumped into each other! Haha!

    No I didn't poop my underwear, haha!

    LOL about Copycat!! : )

    I'm sure you can cook better but of course, I have not tasted your cooking before! So when will you cook for me? : )

    Yeah, such a waste sleeping the whole day! But I think we needed the rest : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:21 AM
  80. foongpc said...

    pete, actually there was not a lot of rain when we went there. We were quite lucky actually! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:21 AM
  81. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, yeah it's cute! And you are right - so expensive! More for tourists I guess.

    December 9, 2009 at 2:22 AM
  82. foongpc said...

    CH Voon, what funny bicycle? It's normal, where got hit by lorry? : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:23 AM
  83. foongpc said...

    mei teng, haha yes it's a clever combination, right? My Kenyir trip was fun and totally enjoyable. I guess I was with the right companion at the right place and the right time! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:24 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    SK, you guessed correctly, I think! Yes, the price was bloody expensive - aimed at tourists : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:25 AM
  85. foongpc said...

    wenn, tasik kenyir posts coming up : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:25 AM
  86. foongpc said...

    quachee, yes I've been to Papa Chop and Mama Grill! I ate one time in Subang and another time in Aman Suria.

    The name is funny right? Haha! Yes, this restaurant Mickey Maos is aimed at tourists as it is located at West Street which is a touristy place in Yangshuo : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:28 AM
  87. foongpc said...

    faisal, can you sponsor me a Blackberry? LOL!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:28 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, you are welcome! I always believe the person who recommend me should get the credit for his/her effort. I was in MLM before, so I understand about this : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, well eating is my hobby and passion LOL!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:30 AM
  90. Ayie said...

    Foong, dec 1? Oh my bad... belated happy birthday!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:31 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    fufu, I would think so! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:31 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    ayie, yeah sometimes you get to experience lousy food at expensive prices during travels, but I hope it's a rare occasion!

    I prefer to cycle instead of resting! Wasted half my day! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:33 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    molly, haha! Definitely no mouse in the menu. LOL!

    December 9, 2009 at 2:34 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    vialentino, are you sure it is yummy? Everyone is saying it's not! Maybe you are really really hungry right now : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:34 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    monica, thanks! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:35 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    ayie, no problem! Thanks for the birthday wishes! : )

    December 9, 2009 at 2:35 AM
  97. Ayie said...

    I think you needed that rest for all of you to recover.

    December 9, 2009 at 2:55 AM