Leavin’…

His long summer holidays had come to an end and he would be leaving home again to go back to London the following day so that morning, Xavier and I went out for breakfast at this place…

Uncle Dom menu

I had been here before a long time ago once and then, another time and I had never been all that thrilled by the food there…but it was somewhat hot that morning and I was looking for some place nice and cool and comfortable and air-conditioned and since I had not dropped by for a while, I thought I would want to check it out to see if things had changed for the better.

I loved the umbrella holders at the entrance…

Umbrella holders

Hmmmm…if I happen to see that anywhere, I would certainly grab one for the house. I guess that’s a frog on the left and Melissa would love that, I know…but somehow, it looks a bit like E.T. to me.

Both Xavier and I had their nasi lemak (RM9.30). I opted for the masak hitam beef…

Nasi lemak with masak hitam

…which was good enough – not the best that I had had but it was good enough…

Masak hitam

The rice was good with the distinct fragrance of the santan (coconut milk) and I loved the sambal too. I was actually excited over the fact that they gave a piece of papadum with the nasi lemak but I was so very disappointed to discover that unfortunately, it had gone all limp (lau hong/masuk angin) and that certainly was a let-down for a supposedly-classier place like that.

Xavier wanted the chicken curry…

Nasi lemak with chicken curry

…and like the masak hitam, it was good but not the best around. I really wonder if those people have heard of the A1 Mountain Globe curry paste or not because, from my personal point of view, they would not go wrong with that as they could  easily whip up curry that would be much nicer if they had used that. I would say that the same applies to the curry at this other place but comparing the nasi lemak at this place and that other one, I would prefer the latter. For one thing, it is cheaper, RM6.90 only and they are very generous with the peanuts, the ikan bilis and even though I was not too impressed with the fried chicken wing, they do not serve it with a limp papadum. Tsk! Tsk! Actually, I did ask Xavier how his papadum was, thinking that perhaps I was unlucky and got one that had seen better days but he said that his was the same.

At the prices that they charge, they should at least put in a little bit of effort to ensure the quality of everything they serve. Even the ones I had at this coffee shop were very nice and crispy and that’s a coffee shop, mind you…and not one of these so-called higher-end cafes and restaurants! Sad to say, I guess it certainly will be quite a while before I would stop by this place again…