Friday, October 23, 2015

Food Discovery : Lucky King Bun, Port Dickson

They say that variety is the spice of life. When it comes to food, there is no shortage of that. My weekends are often dedicated to exploring nearby neighbourhoods for things to do or try. Sometimes, I end up going a little further. Hubster and I made an impromptu road trip out of the city towards the seaside of Port Dickson for a picnic last weekend.

I was up early that Sunday morning, excited by thoughts of 'lepaking' (lazing) under the shady leaves of a coconut tree. My backpack was filled with a picnic mat, napkins and eating utensils.

Before we left the house, I fiddled with my smartphone to search for places to eat. Lucky King Bun appeared top on the google list. For obvious reasons too - surely nothing was more interesting than gigantic buns baked with a pouch of decadent meat curry inside! It was perfect picnic food.

Here's a peek of a piece of droolworthy tender pork meat. 

Yummy Pork Ribs Curry

We drove into the town of Lukut to look for the restaurant. It was easy to spot as it was located by the main road. We were amongst the earliest customers at 11am, and our enthusiasm was obvious as we discussed excitedly over what to get.

"Pork-lah, pork-lah. We have tried chicken before at another place!" I grinned gleefully at the hubster who insisted that I be the one to choose.

Lucky King Bun Restaurant

Three varieties were available - Chicken Curry,  Pork Ribs Curry and  Yin Yong (Pork Ribs Curry & Dongpo Pork). It would have been interesting to try Yin Yong, which is packed with two pouches of gravied pork. Unfortunately, it wasn't ready. So, we vowed to come back for it another day.

Lucky King Bun - It's almost the size of my head.

It was really quite heavy for a bun! We placed it gently at the back seat of the car before continuing on our journey.

I found the bun really heavy.

It was high noon when we finally arrived at the beach. We sat on our picnic mat, admired the scenery for a bit before unpacking our food.

There was only but a light breeze to keep us cool. Were we mad? Wasn't it hot? Not extremely. You may have heard from the news that several countries in South East Asia are suffering from a haze situation caused by fires in Indonesia. The sun was partially blocked out. It was just another gloomy day for us. I speak only of the weather. Our spirits were high in anticipation at the thought of eating this bun!

Lucky King Pork Ribs Curry Bun

We tore the bun open from the top. There you go - bread and curry all-in-one (pictured below). Peel the bread away from the sides and dip it into the curry, which we discovered was a generous portion, with chunks of meat and potatoes. Hot bread, enjoyed with rich flavourful curry, is the kind of thing that makes me blissfully forgetful how sinful it is to over-eat. 

Pork Ribs Curry with Warm Bread - Yum Stuff!

This is a meal for three adults. I wouldn't keep it overnight. It's best enjoyed fresh out of the oven. One word describes my overall experience - tasty!

Price : 
Chicken Curry Bun (RM30),  Pork Ribs Curry Bun (RM38) and  Yin Yong - Pork Ribs Curry & Dongpo Pork (RM40)
Location : 4366, Taman Aman, Jalan Bandar Lukut, 71010 Port Dickson.

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  1. Wow! The buns are huge!

    And double wow looking inside the bun. I want some too.

    1. I would haven't gotten myself another one this weekend if we didn't live so far away. Arghh!

  2. The buns are left out there on the shelves. I'm surprised the curry doesn't turn bad under the hot weather. Definitely worth trying if it's fresh.

    1. Haven't heard anything of the sort ...yet, Shirley. ^.^
      The buns were only there for a little while in our case, less than five minutes because we arrived the moment it was being displayed. It was fresh hot.

  3. Ooooh this look like something I had in Singapore before, the company which is selling it is called Golden Pillow (金枕头) if I never remember wrongly. I love dipping the bread into the curry, so shiok!

    1. Waaa..I googled the place you mentioned out - yes, it is similar! Would definitely give it a try if I ever make that trip down to Singapore, which I have been meaning to for the longest time!

  4. Hi Sharon,

    Wow! This bun is massive and looks yummy too!

    Totally agree that this tastes the best on the day that it is baked... Btw, it looks so good that I don't think there will be any leftover :)


  5. This is such an interesting post Sharon, I have never had anything close to it...and sure would love to try when a get the chance...thanks for sharing this awesome bun...
    Hope you are having a great week :)

    1. Glad you like it, Juliana. Wishing you a great week too! =)

  6. These are massive! I know I'll enjoy a fresh bun with a delicious curry. Your post reminded me of the bunny chow of South Africa where the buns are torn and the curry poured inside. Saw it on Food Safari.:)

    1. You and me alike! I'm always game for bread and curry. ;)


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