Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Day Out with Kids in Semenyih + Recipe for Organic Tomato-Basil Salsa

A couple of months ago, during the school holidays, we wanted to take our kids to the Rabbit Fun Land in Semenyih, but when we got there the place was closed for the day. Kids were really disappointed as they were looking forward to see and feed the rabbits.

On our way in, we noticed a signboard for Ladybird Organic Farm so we went there to have a look. And thank God we did, as they had a small section in the farm whereby they have animals such as rabbits, geese and chicken. Hurrah! :D This put a huge smile on our kids face once again.




Hello rabbits, pleased to meet you :)


Geese


Rooster


Other than visiting the animals, we also got to experience how organic vegetables are cultivated here. Definitely an eye-opener for the kids. First the seeds are sowed into these mini containers, then moved to the plots once they are bigger.




They also have various fruit trees such as papaya..

Passion fruit

Roselle



Checking out the plots where the vegetables are planted in the specially designed greenhouse



Dragon fruit plant


A lovely day out


Feeding time :)


All in all, a great experience for the kids to learn about how vegetables and fruits are grown. There is no entrance fee and they even encourage people to pluck their own vegetables. We bought some organic cherry tomatoes, kailan and nai pak before leaving.  They also have various herbs for sale such as misai kucing, Sabah snake grass, and angelica keiskei.They also deliver their products to Klang Valley, for more info please see their website here.

Note to parents: It can get quite hot here, so do bring a hat and plenty of water for your kids.

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For lunch, we stopped by at a food court called Restoran 77, not far from the farm (at the main road, opposite the Kuil Sri Subramaniar). We randomly ordered some food to share - wantan mee (RM4.30), fishball noodle (RM4.50), Penang char koay teow (RM4), and a plate of char siew (RM5). Pretty decent food and the stall operators are really friendly.






Char koay teow


Ornate Indian temple - Kuil Sri Subramaniar Semenyih



For dinner, we had stir fried organic nai pak that we bought from the farm, and Hubby also made a fresh tomato-basil salsa, which we had with pita bread and minced pork (recipe here). Really tasty! Here's the recipe:


Fresh tomato and basil salsa
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves 3-4

Ingredients
20 cherry tomatoes, diced
10 basil leaves, roughly torn
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, grated
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Place ingredients in bowl and mix well with a spoon. Season with salt and pepper. Store in fridge until required.



Pita bread with tomato-basil salsa and minced pork



Location: Ladybird Organic Farm, Lot 1731, Batu 25,Jalan Broga,43500 Semenyih, Selangor Darul Ehsan. (near University of Nottingham Malaysia campus)
GPS Coordinates: 2.939158, 101.898488


Location: Restoran 77, Batu 21, Jalan Semenyih, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor.
GPS Coordinates: 2.951490, 101.845418


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15 comments:

  1. wow, thanks for sharing such a great place for family outing. Will plan my journey there!

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  2. Ooooo...the char siew!!! Nice place to visit and bring the kids. Many grow up, never seeing all these - study, study, study...school, tuition. Pity them for their lost childhood.

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  3. I am always ready for a plate of good wanton mee!

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  4. Very good out door activity for kid. Like!

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  5. Nice trip especially for the kids. I also thought of bringing up kids to a nearby park which is similar to this one.. got rabbits, plants, dragon fruits...etc.

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  6. Hi Yen! I would have enjoyed that outing myself looking at veggies :) Looks like you guys had very good food there too.

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  7. Looks like a beautiful day for all and the food looks wonderful. Blessings, Catherine

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  8. Will be nice experience. Thanks for sharing :-D

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  9. next time must bring my children go there jalan-jalan ^_^

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  10. Love the tomato basil, will make it sometime.

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  11. How cute are those pics of your kids with the rabbits? :D And the food looks so good too! :D

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  12. Yen, so pretty photos! Ooo, I must say that the passion fruit looked like alien laying eggs, hehe. And the dragon fruit's plants look like cactus hoh? The rabbits looked very fat too! Indeed a nice day out, somemore is the organic farm!

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  13. the rabbits are super-cute! i'm partial to rabbits, since i'm born in the year of the rabbit :D

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  14. Hi Yen,

    Nice that your kids were enjoying the farm visit. They must be happy playing with these fluffy friends.

    Yeah... Tell me about the heat!!! We had the same experience too at Singapore and Phuket. Everything seems fun but the heat can be unbearable :p

    Zoe

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  15. Sam's been here on one of her kindergarden's outing :)

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