Mum has talked about wanting to visit the rice field and fishing village of Sekinchan, so during Hari Raya Haji, we made an impromptu trip there. As it wasn’t planned and everyone was running their own errands earlier in the day, we only started our journey at about 4pm, reaching Sekinchan after a 90-minute drive. Our first stop was the rice fields – loved how we could practically drive into the fields and stop by the side for photos.
We then went on the other side of the main road to the fishing village of Bagan. As it was already late in the evening, the jetty was practically deserted. We spotted few villagers mending their fishing nets, while many fishermen were winding down their day resting on the boats/jetty.
Two of the restaurants in Bagan most frequently visited by bloggers, Jiann Chyi Seafood Restaurant and Guan Hwat Seafood Restaurant are not open at night so we simply picked a restaurant, which had a decent crowd, for dinner. We ordered steamed fish, deep fried stingray, deep fried squid, sweet and sour crab, kam heong lala, salt baked mantis prawn and stir fried potato leaves.
Food was pretty decent - with the crab and mantis prawn rated highly by everyone, but the stingray and lala were forgettable, and service was rather slow. Best thing about the meal? The bill came up to less than RM150 for 6 adults and 3 children.