Do no harm…

Somebody was telling me that the nasi lemak at this stall…

Kong MaMa Malay stall

…located at this coffee shop here was very nice. Of course, I had my doubts but I guess it would do no harm to just stop by and give it a try.

I’ve eaten here before, just that I cannot remember what I had but I do recall Philip, my friend in the US, telling me that his son loved the nasi goreng (fried rice). I certainly would not want to order that as I know for sure that mine would be nicer. Hehehehehehe!!!!

Well, as expected, the nasi (rice) was not lemak (full of richness of santan/coconut milk) enough for me…

Kong MaMa nasi lemak 1

…and I thought the sambal was not all that great either. I’ve had nicer ones elsewhere but then again, I’ve had worse as well.

I ordered the special (RM4.00)…

Kong MaMa nasi lemak 2

…which came with some fried chicken but that was about it. On the whole, it was all right – not something I would go out of my way to have but I would not mind having that should I happen to be around there at any time.

My missus ordered something from the stall opposite manned by this handsome young man…

Kong MaMa kampua stall

She tried their kolo mee

Kong MaMa kolo mee

…which she said was all right – the noodles were firmer, not overcooked and soggy. As for me, I’ve long given up on having kolo mee here. Though they may Β be nice, somehow, the taste is not the same as the good ones that I would go for in Kuching plus they’re usually more expensive and since they taste more or less like kampua meeΒ with all the extras added, I might as well go for the latter.

For one thing, the iced black coffee (RM1.40) here was really very good…

Kong Mama kopi-o peng

…and it was cheaper than most places in town where the drink was tagged at RM1.50 a glass before…and if I’m not mistaken, it’s already RM1.70 or RM1.80 at some places here.

While I was at this shop that day, I was somewhat tickled by this sign on the wall…

Kong MaMa fresh Belanda

Anybody interested in a Belanda (Dutchman), Β a fresh one? They’ve got that here. LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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22 thoughts on “Do no harm…”

  1. I must have some nasi lemak tomorrow, haha!

    Lots where you are. Love the ones where they offer a variety of add-ons. Just pick what one likes, always spoilt for choice. Have to pay, of course.

  2. ooo, that’s a common problem i find these days with nasi lemak in a lot of places … not lemak-y enough, heheh πŸ™‚ i used to like my grandmother’s version, it was very fragrant and flavoursome πŸ˜‰

    There was one excellent one here – at a roadside stall. Still looking for him, dunno where he has moved to. The rest that I’ve tried in town are all so-so, some just ok while others are not all that great. Maybe I should try to cook my own.

  3. Not a fan of nasi lemak…but a noodle fanatic, be it kolo, fried or soup. Hahaha!!!…fresh Belanda… one word missing makes a lot of difference in meaning.

    Indeed. Punctuation may also affect the meaning sometimes… πŸ˜‰

  4. Hmm. That’s it! Nasi lemak from Thompson Sibu for lunch! Hehe! You coming? ^^

    Ah yes. That one’s not bad…though their presentation needs improvement. Noodle House’s is QUITE good too but the price…

  5. That iced black coffee looks like something that would keep me awake all night!

    I love it that way…but of course, I would never have that in the evenings, much as I would love to have a cuppa. Hehehehehe!!!!

  6. OK, the fresh dutchman part is funny. HAHAHAHA.

    Fresh wor…virgin! πŸ˜€ Hi! First time seeing you here… Welcome and do drop by again, k? Will link you in my blogroll.

  7. At this moment, I wanna try all of the above except iced coffee… now my mouth macam no taste buds.. but still welcoming in the spicy and the kolo noodles!

    No taste, will have to go for stronger stuff, definitely not Chinese. Something hot and spicy!

  8. oh nasi lemak!! i like, haha, but i do agree with you, it’s so difficult to find one which is full of lemak nowadays huh?? probably all cutting cost?? but then if too spicy and too lemak also, my stomach cannot take it, sure gotta find toilet all the time later, muahahaha!! so, for my tongue or my stomach?? better go for less spicy and less lemak la~~ :p

    It all takes a little getting used to. When I was young, I could not handle anything spicy and I would go for laksa early in the morning. That and the santan in the gravy would be enough to keep me sitting on the “throne” all day long. That was why my waistline at that time was half of what it is now. 😦 Now, no matter what or when I eat, no effect on my steel-lined tummy. Sobsssss!!!!!!

  9. Not a fan of nasi lemak. Hehe. Luckily they didn’t put a sign “Fresh Young Belanda”, muahaha

    Hahahahaha!!!! Many would love that, I’m sure. Naughty! Naughty! πŸ˜‰

  10. I agree their standards have dropped. They used to be good over at the open air market by the Land and Survey but the last time I went, they used surimi in their seafood fried rice instead of real seafood – no flavor at all. Such a pity.

    Ok, can write it off now. Let’s look for other nicer places elsewhere. πŸ˜‰

  11. Fresh Belanda? LOL that would make a good mealtime joke, i bet you two were giggling over it the whole time. Kendundung Air is not any better hahaha. They meant durian belanda right?

    Ya, I wonder what the air smells like. Pungent? Tangy? πŸ˜€ Yalor…of course, it’s sour sop, the dutch durian. πŸ˜€ These two fruits are the favourites these days…just because some people claim they can cure all kinds of sicknesses.

  12. OH YUM! most favourite post of yours to date. fat rice (nasi lemak) & kolo mee are my FAVES!!!! argh πŸ˜€

    Too bad these that I had weren’t all that great… 😦

  13. It is truly disappointing when the nasi lemak does not have enough lemak taste. Surely they can afford to put in adequate santan to cook the rice. Fresh Belanda hah…hah…that is soursop right? Very delicious fruit which I love but don’t get to eat so often.

    They say it’s good for health, a cure for cancer or something.

  14. Nasi lemak, yum! My all time favourite, i just had some yesterday. If it is not bad for health, I don’t mind have it everyday!

    Can’t be worse than many other local breakfast delights…but ok, having it every day is a bit too much. πŸ˜€

  15. Lol! Fresh Dutchman? Handsome or not?
    Nasi lemak…yum yum. I like it with paru or sotong or my new craze, tempe. Of course, the sambal must be good and the rice must taste and smell really lemak! And I prefer hard boiled egg to fried egg πŸ˜‹.

    Yup, the way it should be when it comes to nasi lemak – with hard boiled egg.

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