Johnny be good…

Well, unfortunately, it wasn’t that good…

I am talking about the Roti John that I bought the other day. I’ve seen the name at a lot of places, even at roadside burger stalls, but I never bothered to check out what on earth it actually was. So I bought one the other day, D for “daging” (beef)…

Roti John 1

…and it was not cheap – RM2.50 each. The other option was A for “ayam” (chicken).

Wrapped up inside was a bun…

Roti John 2

…and in the bun were some bits of meat – beef, I guess…and some dressing – most likely, mayo and chilli sauce…

Roti John 3

It was o.k. but I wouldn’t want to go for that again if I had a choice. For RM2.50, I can go for kampua noodles and still have 30 sen change.

I also had the nasi kerabu the other day…

Nasi kerabu

This one was pale blue in colour unlike what I had the first time and it wasn’t yellow either – like the nasi kerabu from some lady from Johore.

There were two pieces of chicken inside instead of the usual fried fish and it did not have the stuffed green chilli either. Generally, it was not as nice as what I had before and it was not cheap either – RM3.50. I would much sooner settle for the nasi lemak at only RM1.50 a packet, which is so much nicer and satisfying.

My daughter would love these bergedil at only RM1.00 for 3…

Bergedil

…but I do not really care for those – a tad too oily for my liking. I would rather opt for these kuih basong, also 3 for RM1.00…

Kuih basong

…even though they have shrunk in size. Those that I had in my younger days were at least three times bigger…but these were nice and I would not mind having them again. I was told that one VIP, either a senator or an ex-senator, staying in the neighbourhood would buy those for breakfast every day.

I used to love these tempeyek too…

Tempeyek

They’re sometimes called rempeyak, so I was told. For RM1.00, you can get a packet of 10…but I prefer those that I used to buy at another place long, long ago – one whole tin of those but the stall is no longer in business. These are o.k. – beggars can’t be choosers! LOL!!!

I guess I do not have to keep telling everybody where I would go to get these things – that same ol’ kuih-muih stall at Bandong (GPS coordinate: 2.314074,111.825693) in the morning!