See you again…

It was a pleasant surprise when I received an sms from a friend saying that he was back in town. I had not expected to see him again so soon…but he said that he had some personal matters to attend to so he had to come back unannounced. For reasons known only to him, he did not want to “crash in on our party” when my NZ friend and her family were in town and it was only until Ivan had left that I managed to meet up with him and we went out for a nasi bryani lunch.

I had the chicken…

Nasi bryani chicken

…and he had the mutton…

Nasi bryani mutton

This was at one of my favourite places in town…and I also ordered a bit of the fried paku (wild fern) to try…

Fried paku kampung-style

This little bit cost RM1.00 but it was nicely fried with lots of belacan and udang kering (dried prawns) and ikan bilis (dried anchovies) and although it was so very cold already, I thought it was really very nice.

That was a delightful lunch indeed…and it certainly was nice to be able to meet my friend to catch up a bit on what had been going on in our lives before he left town.

Well, we’ll meet again, of that I am pretty sure…