This is going to be a quick one. I just want to update the Klasik Satay Station lovers out there that they have closed their stall at Restoran O’din and upgraded themselves to a full fledged restaurant at Taman Kepong Indah. Nothing much has changed about their satay, it is still tasty and affordable so you can still refer my previous post for a more detailed write up.
The mutton satay (RM1.20) remains the best among the two other meats: chicken (RM0.70) and beef (RM1). I would have given the chicken satay a better rating if not because some of them were so badly burnt. This had been a problem I noticed during my last visit and sadly is still happening. I don’t know exactly why but it only affects the chicken satay while the mutton and beef satay are OK. The least they could do is to trim off the burnt parts from the chicken satay like Sen Kee does rather than serving them charred to the customers.
Satay aside, three types of noodles are available here: Mee Jawa, Mee Soto and Laksa. The Mee Jawa @ RM4.50 is delicious albeit slightly too sweet.
For those who are already working I am sure you have a list of affordable places for lunch – me too. We even took the extra effort to maintain an Excel list that will help us randomize a makan place if we were undecided. If you ask me, I consider any meals under RM10 still affordable, cheap if it is under RM5. Well, if you’re working in Petaling Jaya then you might want to try this nasi lemak I am going to talk about. Hopefully it is good enough for you as a new entry in that list of yours.
But of course I did not stumble on this nasi lemak by accident because a colleague actually recommended it to me. When I asked if ‘kah liu’ (adding toppings) was available and he replied “Of course, there are mutton curry, chicken, sotong etc” – I was sold as soon as mutton was mentioned.
It was a nice coincidence that the budget hotel I booked at Kuantan is conveniently located just across Hai Peng Kopitiam. But luck seemed to avoid me. Not only our planned trip to Sungai Lembing to check out the magnificient “sea cloud” was marred by a flash flood, Hai Peng was also closed for that particular two days we spent at Kuantan. Disappointed, I searched the GPS for any Kopitiam nearby just for a quick coffee break. Then we found Kemaman Kopitiam, which seemed familiarly well known so off we went.
They just had a facelift recently. After comparing the before (photos I found online) and after (when I was there) I could say the old, nostalgic ambiance is gone. Now, it feels like just like another Old Town along with the thousands of other kopitiams we have in Malaysia.
Recently I saw a restaurant’s banner along LDP advertising their Nasi Lemak, claiming they are the King of our national dish. More interestingly, they even let you have it free if you do not like it. This marketing gimmick proved to be a success, well at least to me, as I went hunting for this restaurant immediately once I had the time.
At that time I did not know the advertiser is Cempaka Village in Aman Suria, which also happened to be on my list of makan places to visit. Anyway, I have been wanting to try Cempaka Village because Penang food is their specialty, and I have heard some good things about them too.
Now about the nasi lemak, it is no doubt tasty so no wonder they aren’t shy of proclaiming themselves as the King (in Aman Suria, mind you) My take as follow:
- The dominating aroma of the coconut milk rice is fantastic and appetizing. Screw cholesterol.
- Rice is well cooked (albeit being low grade), fluffy and separate with good biting texture. Served warm as well. Click here to continue reading >