Archive | May 19, 2013

Nothing special…

I went back to this nasi lemak stall the other morning to buy two packets (RM5.00 each)…

NLS X 2

…of the so-called special, one for me and one for my missus, to see what was so special about it.

If you buy the biasa (RM2.50), you will get the usual half a hard-boiled egg, some peanuts, fried ikan bilis and a slice of cucumber…

NLB

…and probably a bit of the plain nasi lemak sambal as well…which actually costs the same as what you can get at the kueh stall a stone’s throw away in the vicinity…

MMBS - NL

…with its chicken, salted fish and all but the rice here is so much more superior that all the rest would pale miserably in comparison. It is so fragrant, so very lemak (rich) with the generous use of santan (coconut milk)…and having had this, I would not want to settle for anything less.

If you add RM1.00 more, for RM3.50, you can get the very very yummy sotong sambal

NL + SS

…as well which I would say is the best I have had. I’ve had others that are very good too but this one’s exceptionally nicer. Yes, you can have a choice between sotong (squid) or kerang (cockles) but the last time I bought the latter, I was rather disappointed as the guy used canned kerang which, I’m afraid, was not all that great.

For the special, you would get all the above…and a piece of special fried chicken…

NSLS - FC

…or a piece of curry chicken…

NLS - CC

Both are nice but nothing sensational…nor special, I must say. Personally, I think I would skip this little extra and save my RM1.50 as the biasa with the sotong sambal  is really good enough for me.

But all things considered, if not for the rice, I would rather drop by here for the special…

NLS - Sg Antu

…which is RM4.00 only and you get the extra daging masak hitam and the fried egg…plus the nice complimentary soup.

There are other places where the nasi lemak is not too bad as well like the one here (RM5.00) but if you want to dine in air-conditioned comfort, perhaps you would not mind this one (RM6.90)

NH NL

I would say that it is not definitely not the best around but it’s not bad and a whole lot nicer than this one (RM9.80).

This one was at the hotel where I used to stay at Bukit Bintang in KL (RM13.50)…

BW - NL double

…but that’s a double so it would add up to RM27.00. Ouch!!! The only consolation was that it came with the room so it wasn’t too bad since it was complimentary. But where prices are concerned, I must say that this one definitely takes the cake (RM23.80)…

KLIA NL

…at KLIA where nothing is cheap but to be fair, it tasted all right – not the best, but good enough…just that the price tag is a rather bitter pill to swallow.

As for me, I am quite happy to stick to this one – my favourite at this point in time…

Bandong NLS

Jom makan!!! Nom…nom…nom!!!! Yummmmmm!!!