In search of…

In my previous post, I mentioned that Melissa wanted to have ayam penyet for lunch but our search for a good one in one part of the town centre proved futile so we had no choice but to have something else instead.

So that evening, we headed to this place…

Sumber Rejeki @ Wonderful

…which is located in what they call the Wonderful area in Ulu Sungai Merah by virtue of the presence of the supermarket and departmental store plus a restaurant by that name there. Being out of the way, we seldom venture there though we did drop by once and what we had that day was not all that great, not something that would get us coming back for more. The place was actually quite dead in the daytime unlike at night, when it would come alive when all the restaurants, coffee shops and stalls there would be crowded with folks looking for a bite to eat.

Yes, there is a spelling error in the name and that probably stems from the problem that some people seem to have in pronouncing the letter z so they would say jero instead of zero or joo instead of zoo.

We got there before 6.00 p.m. but no, all the stalls were not open for business yet so we went and browsed around the supermarket and came back half an hour later. No, they were still not ready yet, the people at this particular stall…

Sumber Rejeki - Maharaja Penyet

…but they did say that it would not be very long before they could start serving so we placed our orders and sat down to wait.

Melissa and I had their nasi ayam penyet berempah (RM8.00)…

Sumber Rejeki ayam penyet berempah

The chicken was great with whatever that they used to season the thigh and the meat was nice and tender, not dry. I loved the sambal, very hot and spicy…though Melissa loved the one at Bandong a lot more and both of us liked the banana leaf-wrapped rice there with its special texture and fragrance. Besides, it certainly is a lot more expensive here.

However, as far as my missus was concerned, this place would win hands down as she ordered the nasi ayam penyet bakar pedas (RM7.00) and got this…

Sumber Rejaki ayam penyet bakar pedas

…plus a plate of plain rice. They did warn that it was going to be very very very spicy and that, in fact, was the reason why she enjoyed it all the more.

There can be no denying that we did enjoy the dinner and we probably would come back again for this or perhaps we might check out the other stalls or this Indian section at the other end…

Gulam Curry House @ Wonderful

…to see if there would be anything else that we would enjoy.

By the time we finished, it was already dark…

Sumber Rejeki by night

…but we did stop by the Giant Hypermart nearby on the way home to pick up a pack of their croissants (RM5.00 for 4) and the next morning, I made this for breakfast…

Croissant sandwich

…with mashed egg and cheeseΒ and coleslaw dressingΒ plus a bit of chopped cucumber and shallots and lettuce. Somehow, I thought that though the croissant still had the nice flaky texture, oven-toasted, it seemed to lack the buttery fragrance that it used to have. Still, so far, this is the best we have in town so as they say, beggars can’t be choosers.

Anybody knows where I can get really good croissants here?

Author: suituapui

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

26 thoughts on “In search of…”

  1. croissant is apparently made in malaysia… it’s angmo for kelongsong(hence the shape)… same goes to durian belanda (some one made a blunder out of the durian when he thot it was the same fruit).

    …or are they all derived from the English word “crescent”, you think? πŸ˜‰ Dunno about durian belanda but it is pretty obvious how rambutan got its name, eh? Hehehehehehe!!!!

  2. Very very very spicy sounds very very very attractive for me πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Ahhhhh!!!! Penang kia, true and true. I learnt how to eat spicy stuff from a Penang friend when we were in Singapore in the early 70’s. Before that, I was like…Claire? Muahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

    1. hey.. I heard my name being mentioned here.. Claire does not like too spicy stuff.. beh tahan one… the spicy-ness will destroy my taste buds and I will not be able to enjoy the food after that… But of course, I can still take spicy food esp. tom yam, curry chicken, cili padi… to name a few…heheee..
      I like the dish Melissa ordered.. the ayam doesn’t look oily leh…

      Hehehehehe!!! As the English saying goes, “Talk of the devil, and hear the rustle of its wings!” πŸ˜€
      You take cili padi? Oooooo….I’m impressed. Gotta eat my words then – thought you would not touch anything spicy. πŸ˜‰
      Ya, one plus point in their favour. It was not oily…not like the other place I went to recently and the chicken was not even nice.

  3. i like spicy, the chicken look tempting!!!!yummy~~

    Ahhhhh!!!! People from Sg Petani too eh? πŸ˜‰ Come on over – you can get to try this is a whole lot more. Lots of nice things to enjoy here.

    Hi! Welcome to my blog, thanks for dropping by and commenting. Will link you in my blogroll. Do come again. πŸ™‚

  4. Wah, nasi ayam penyet also got so many types one, sounds interesting!

    I wouldn’t know. First time seeing so many… Seems to be the craze here – so many stalls /shops selling this all over town – not all good. I guess like everything else – must know where to go.

  5. It was worth it then, venturing out there and the ayam penyet was good. I like your croissant sandwich! Looks like they are stingy with the butter.

    Not surprised, now that the price is going up and up. I guess we’ll just have to add our own. 😦

  6. wow, nasi ayam penyet berempah.. and wow wow wow wow wow!! nasi ayam penyet bakar pedas!!!! looks so delicious lah~~

    My kind of food. Will surely go for such stuff anytime!

  7. See the ayam penyet makes me crave for it, must go search for it liao, kakaka….

    I’m sure you have lots all over the island – you’re much closer to Indonesia than we are here. Miss the nasi padang places there that I used to enjoy in the early 70’s so much – the food was simply out of this world! Slurpssss!!!

  8. Is that a new stall? Must try when I come down… hehe.

    It’s on the other side of town, not around the kampungs. Go a bit past Giant Hypermart, turn right at the roundabout ahead – behind the area of shops on the right a little distance away.

  9. Me too, cannot take too spicy. So I prefer ayam penyet berempah. Croissants looks nice. Yum!!!…Yum!….

    Yes, I know, you’re in the same gang as Claire…but looks like she’s a little better than you. Hehehehe!!!

  10. The ayam penyet looks good here compare to your previous fried chicken kinda penyet. I would love to have kopi here!

    Kopi? Ummmm…when it comes to coffee, skip the Malay stalls. They can’t seem to do it right, not even with Nescafe. Just stick to teh tarek.

  11. jero… don’t you know someone who has that particular problem? πŸ™‚

    Oops!!! You bad bad boy. πŸ˜€ Actually, I know more than one… πŸ˜‰

  12. ayam penyet. RM8 for that size is quite reasonable. I don’t think we can get it at this price over here.

    Oh? I wonder what the going price is over at your side. I thought that was a bit of the high side compared to the other places…as it was just some roadside stall kind of place.

  13. Oh, by the way, I responded to your comment on Sean’s post on Greece (in reference to Greek food). πŸ™‚

    K, noted. I only tried their sweets/desserts when I was in Auckland. Nice, not that they were not nice…just a bit too sweet for my liking. Old age – I am not really into very sweet things these days.

    1. I can relate to the sweets, as I am not into them much myself, but the Greek food (minus desserts) is really good! πŸ™‚

      Gotta KIV that, must try when I get the chance.

  14. rice wrapped in banana leaves sounds like a fragrant way to make the dish even tastier πŸ™‚ love your pics of the chicken… protein pleasure πŸ˜€

    It looked good and it tasted good too. The other place uses banana leaf now – used to use some other kind of leaf but not anymore – maybe they’ve run out.

  15. this looks simple and delicious, now I wanna find bebek!

    Can get that in KL? We do not have that here – for one thing, I don’t think the Malays here are into duck. Probably you have that at the Indonesian restaurants and shops there. I love duck though…but my missus would not touch it. 😦

  16. Oh, i didn’t know Wonderful has this part of food court. On my last trip back, on my last night we went to the chinese chu cha place for some simple dinner. Next time i should check out this place, looks like a lot interesting food.

    LOL!!! So when is your next trip?

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