Dinner at an organic farm

All of us at the organic farm, we were given tour then to the food
All of us at the organic farm, we were given tour then to the food

About a week ago, my dear friend Joe introduced me to his dear friend, Pete Teo, who is running A Little Farm On The Hill, which is located at Janda Baik.  If you are not sure where Janda Baik is, it is on the way to Genting Highland, or Bukit Tinggi, or heading to the East Coast.  I have checked the site which I was planning to take the Tan-Vijayans for their birthday celebration this year.  Well, I changed the plan, the price, is exorbitant.

The lotus pond, which captured my attention, I love lotus
The lotus pond, which captured my attention, I love lotus

When Stanley, the chief for Ayam Brand Borneo told me if I would be keen to have dinner at an organic farm in Kota Kinabalu, I shared with him the organic farm I know at Janda Baik with the pricing structure, he told me, “Nay, it is not.  And on top of which, the owner will take you for a tour of his farm.”

The poultry farm
The poultry farm

After our official work event, we headed there for the dinner.  The ordering of the food is like eating at home.  The team will shared what they have for the day, like 5-6 dishes, and then the guests would choose from there.

Once we have ordered them, we were taken for a tour.

Cabbage farm, first time for me to see how cabbage is grown
Cabbage farm, first time for me to see how cabbage is grown

Kota Kinabalu was experiencing heavy down pour and you could already imagine how muddy the place would be.  And I have to wash my shoes before I packed them to enter into Brunei.  Just in case I could be denied entry – I remember how strict it could be in places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, which I have to recently.  The security and authority are generally very nuts about shoes.  Ok they are doing their job.

Mr. Lee, the owner of the organic farm explaining the benefits of Kale, a miracle vegetable
Mr. Lee, the owner of the organic farm explaining the benefits of Kale, a miracle vegetable

We walked through the poultry farm part, of course it smells, I am not lying.  I did not walk into the farm as I could be stepping on the ‘landmines’.

Mr. Lee then shown us Kale, the miracle vegetable which they are serving as one of the dish – as salad and also he informed us that we could buy this plant back.  Anyway, of course we can’t as we won’t pass the Custom examination.  Kale is a great plant for curing cancer.  It is a bit hard to chew but ok to eat once you have added the salad dressing.

The steamed chicken and smoked duck with sweet jam sauce
The steamed chicken and smoked duck with sweet jam sauce

We passed by the cabbage farm, which Mr. Lee shared that it is very important not to eat cabbage that is sold in the market as it is packed with insecticide, and harmful to our bodies.  I noticed the cabbage in this farm does have quite a lot of worm holes.  So, kind of save to consume yah.

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He then took us to visit the mushroom farm, lettuce and some other, which I forgot the names.

Then we went back to the dining table to wait for our dinner, which came pretty fast.  All the recipes are developed by Mr. Lee and the family.  They are made with hearts and souls for the guests to experience them.

The white egg plant
The white egg plant

So we are not just impress by the taste, but the team behind making these meals possible.

 

 

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