Aku hanya pendatang…

She says she’s from Kuala Lumpur…and if I don’t see her stall open for business anymore, it would mean that she has moved back already…

RejangPark nasi lemak stall

But presently, this very nice lady is running a nasi lemak kukus stall outside her house at Rejang Park here right across the road from the closed-down cinema (GPS estimate:Β 2.306222,111.836856).

She is selling her nasi lemak at RM2.00 a packet and at RM4.50 for the special. I’m not too sure but I think if you go for the special, you get a choice on one…or maybe two of the three options – curry, masak merah or masak hitam

Now, why am I not sure? Well, I asked her whether I would get one of the three if I buy the special, and she told me that I could have two…and when I told her that I could not make up my mind as to which two I wanted, she said that she would give me all three. LOL!!! That was why in the end, I got a whole lot of everything for RM4.50…

RejangPark nasi lemak 1

Now, my trouble began! There were all kinds of tastes in that packet, so much so that the original nasi lemak taste was overshadowed – completely drowned out. Thus, if you ask me whether it was any good, I really do not know. I could see that there was the usual rice and some peanuts and a salted fish plus a quarter hardboiled egg…and she gave me a generous helping of the sambal

RejangPark nasi lemak 2

…and also some fried curry-flavoured cabbage.

As for the extras, the curry was so-so; I think we cook much nicer curry at home (and that’s why I never buy curry from my regular Bandong Malay food stall or anywhere else for that matter)…and her masak merah was different from the usual – it was nice but other than the colour, I don’t think it was masak merah as everyone would know it. The masak hitam was good though…

Rejang Park nasi lemak - masak hitam

…so if you only have one choice, then this would be your best bet. In fact, I would think that if you have two choices, you might as well ask for a double helping of this instead of asking for one of the other two – it was that good!

On the whole, I enjoyed it a lot even though it did not feel that I was eating nasi lemak at all. I guess some things should be kept simple and as close to its original state as far as possible instead of adulterating it with this and that, so much so that one loses sight of what that thing is actually like. Perhaps I should go back one of these days and get the RM2.00 packet so that I can taste the real thing and tell everyone whether it is any good or not.

For one thing, I do wish the nice lady would not punctuate every sentence with “uncle” – considering the fact that she’s no spring chicken herself, it Β only served to make me feel a really ancient relic. LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

26 thoughts on “Aku hanya pendatang…”

  1. I totally agree with your second last paragraph/statement! Itulah…orang tamak selalu rugi…hehehe.
    Wah, like that cannot call you ‘Uncle’ lar when I see you?…then call what? Daddy? Bro? Sir?

    1st-name basis lah, kan kita sama-sama kawan? πŸ˜‰ My good friend, Mandy, calls me sir though…and Cash, my friendly cabbie too. Thankfully, nobody calls me uncle… LOL!!!

    1. I can call u uncle if you wan. πŸ˜€ After all… you’re a lot older than my daddy! LOL!

      Tsk! Tsk! Tak kan lah you bergaul so comfortably with your old uncles and your old daddy’s friends like this… Wanna call uncle, must show hormat…wait on me hand and foot. Respect your elders. LOL!!!

  2. LOL at ” she’s no spring chicken herself” .. I guess she should address you as Sir… that would be better right? For others, calling them “Madam” or even that “Uncle” will be quite offensive hehe I experienced that when i was working in a call center… addressing them that way will make them more irate LOL

    That’s right…or Mister would be fine. πŸ˜‰

  3. what is the photo? Uhm it looks like Liver to me

    Beef. This is the Sarawak specialty called masak hitam (cooked black) – not a very attractive name but it tastes great with soy sauce, raisins and the fragrant spices!!!

  4. Wow so much to go with the rice. Looks indulgent but then again , we only live once kan?! Lolz

    Personally, my fav would be a lil’ triangular pack full of fragrant coconut santan flavoured rice and a sweetish sambal at rm1,20 ; cheap and
    flavourful. (Btw, I’m el cheapo!) Lolz

    Have a good Friday and wonderful weekend ya! πŸ˜‰

    Yes, sometimes simplicity’s the best, not really all about the money. Wishing the same to you too! πŸ™‚

  5. hey.. i am used to being called Auntie.. here and there.. no more Miss.. (if people call me Miss, i know it is a flattery or maybe asking me to buy something from them!) hahahaa… ok, what do u suggest? Sir, Mister, STP, Cikgu…. apa lagi… I think Sir is the best, right?

    You look so young, sure lots of people calling you Miss, not auntie. I’ve had people calling me STP or even suituapui. Duh!!! Just call me by name lah… πŸ™‚

  6. LOL… u remind me of one auntie promoter who called my husband “uncle” in a local hypermarket, he frowned right away, muahahaha! Imagine someone older calling him “uncle”!!

    Yeah, I usually opted for the simple version of nasi lemak, actually cheapest version, hehe…

    Ya, just can’t stand those promoters, usually young Ah Lians…uncle this, uncle that…trying to act cute. Ewwwweeeekkkkk!!!!! I would frown angrily at them and they would all run away. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Yes, expensive doe snot necessarily mean better…

  7. i guess nasi lemak, as simple as it sounds, should stay simple and original.. thats the way we like it πŸ™‚

    I’ve seen them selling it like that in West Malaysia (and also on AFC in Singapore) where you can choose the add-ons. I always thought that would be so nice – can have all the extras but now, I’ve changed my mind. Nasi lemak should be like nasi lemak…not nasi campur.

  8. Your original intention is to buy nasi lemak and in the end it turns out to be “chap fan”….ecomony fast food, hahaha I think like my age it is normal for people to address me as aunty and anyway I am fine with it.

    I prefer teacher or “sinseh”. Some call me “towkay” which is not appropriate as I’m no towkay, just a poor and simple guy.

  9. LMAO! (GPS estimate: 2.306222,111.836856)…..!!

    She should call you Leng Chai.

    No lah, you…they can call leng cai, not me. Why do you laugh at the GPS? Some people are hopeless at following directions…and prefer to have that. πŸ˜‰

    P.S. Somebody just called me – he thought those were the lady’s contact numbers. Chesh!!! πŸ˜‰

  10. hahaha, having too much might not be good at all.. sometimes the most basic and simplest is actually the best.. πŸ™‚

    Same with cooking. I like to keep it simple as whatever is added will change the taste and the end result may not always be great.

  11. Nasi kukus nasi lemak?? These two days, i was having nasi kukus for lunch!! It’s a new stall at the food court..i love the rice with rempah and the fried chicken, very nice and can get addict. hahahah But, i just request rice with rempah and chicken, i don’t want any curry sauce or what ever sauce all over my rice, the lady look at me one kind.

    Hahahhahahah…hope you don’t mind i call you your name instead of Sir. πŸ™‚ I won’t call you uncle la, my boys should call you uncle. πŸ˜€

    Of course, I’m more comfortable when people call me by name. At the kampung stalls, they all call me cikgu as word got round that I’m a teacher. Sir is a bit formal… Wah!!! The nasi kukus must be really good for you to just eat it like that. Hopefully, can get to try it one day. πŸ˜‰

  12. LOL…too much till cant differential the taste. Too bad she doesnt have sotong. Normally I have my nasi lemak with sotong

    Nope, no sotong…but I don’t know whether she has the same options every day or different things on different days.

  13. OMG ! Can’t even see your rice ! haha…… for RM4.50 with so much of ‘liu’…worth it !

    LOL!!! Told you the lady was so very nice…or maybe she saw my face, so cute and lovable, so endearing. Muahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜‰

  14. Yeah, it’s pretty cheap, nasi lemak with all that lauk for RM 4.50. πŸ™‚

    Rejang Park eh? I wonder how it tastes compared to KL style nasi lemak stalls. I love those. πŸ˜€

    I’ve never eaten nasi lemak sold at those places in KL – just Pappa Rich, the seemingly-popular shop beside BB Complex, 7-Eleven’s and breakfast at the hotels. There’s a stall at Jalan Alor that they say is good…but I’ve never gone to try – can’t stand how they always leave the food exposed….

  15. Oooppsss, I usually call my parent’s friends uncle or aunty. I find calling them Mr. or Mdm. might be too formal. hahaha πŸ™‚

    Would be ok, if they’re strangers…e.g. customers. “Hey, mister! Do you have the time?” LOL!!!! πŸ˜‰

  16. ha ha you are funny. People don’t call you uncle or aunty here and when I went back to Malaysia I was taken aback when the pasar malam people call me aunty ha ha… it makes me feel so OLD.

    There! There! You also feel the same way. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  17. UNCLE!! lol! an auntie calling you an uncle, no wonder you feel “old” πŸ˜›

    and, why couldnt you choose two, everything also want ar! Tsk tsk. That’s why you ended up with everything, but the lady is rather nice. You must have gave her a charming smile? πŸ˜›

    You know me lah – such a nice, charming guy. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ It seems for the special, you only get ONE choice…but she gave me THREE!!! See! It certainly pays to be sweet and nice.

  18. HAHHAHAHA! A makcik calling you uncle LOL!

    Doesn’t seem like nasi lemak to me… And i thought nasi lemak shud have anchovies and timun?

    And it’s definitely a first time seeing a nasi lemak stall makcik wearing such a modern outfit – in tees, jeans, and without tudung! So trendy in Sibu LOL!

    There were anchovies all right – somewhere buried at the bottom. Yes, nothing strange here – even though we do see a lot more now, all bertudung and all. That’s why I always say it’s quite different here in Sibu – everyone should hop over to experience what it is like here.

  19. i went there only once eventhough its near my house. i had d ayam goreng and the vege. RM4.50. There are better ones around town and for that price i would go somewhere else. but the stall seems to be popular, many people there every morning. it could be due to the fact that none of the coffeshops in Rejang Park sells Nasi lemak. cheers STP!

    Oh? Ayam goreng only? You mean for RM4.50, you only got ONE choice. Gee!!! You’re not so lovable, are you? Muahahahahaha!!!!!! πŸ˜€ She gave me all THREE! Yup. she must be very popular as when I dropped by around 8.00 a.m. most of the things were sold out already – like the masak hitam in the pot – not much left.

    Ya, the old lady at Sg Antu whose nasi lemak I like – her special is only RM3.50 and you get a fried chicken wing and masak hitam with the usual nasi lemak…and I can say it tastes better too.

  20. i missed malaysia malay nasi lemak T^T.

    When i went back in August it is Puasa month so there weren’t any… T^T. I want nasi lemak 😦

    None at the Ramadhan stalls? Hey! I saw on AFC, the nasi lemak in Singapore…tak kalah lah. And they have those where you get the basics and you can request for an array of add-ons. Looked so yummy – simply to die for. Unfortunately, I can’t remember where that was. You should be able to find good ones at Geylang Serai.

  21. but you are an uncle already what. Maybe in a few years time after your daughter is attached and married, you’ll be called grandpa!

    Ouch! Muahahahahahaha!!!!! πŸ˜€ You don’t have to rub it in. πŸ˜‰

  22. Aiyooo.. that lady pressed the wrong button la.. she should have called you lengchai.. I’m sure you’ll write a good review and her biz will skyrocket ! yes ?

    Yalor…when in business, must pandai angkat sikit…. LOL!!! πŸ˜‰

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