Not so nice…

Sometime ago, when I was going round the whole town looking for the best nasi lemak (coconut rice) as good as what I had had at one time, somebody mentioned that the one here at our very own Sarawak franchise was good. I remember I used to have it at their spin-off outlet, Frosty Boy, and I enjoyed it a great deal. They are no longer operating that joint but we can still get most of what they served there at their regular outlets.

I have always wanted to drop by to give it a try once again but somehow or other, I never got round to doing that until the other day. This was what they had on the wall…

SBNL 1

…and this was what I got…

SBNL 2

That is the nasi lemak classic (RM5.00) but I wanted the one with curry chicken (RM7.90) and I got this with it…

SBNL 3

Yes, it did look a bit oily but it was all right and it tasted o.k. too. The sambal ikan bilis was great – very nice…and the rice was very nicely done. It was fluffy, not hard and dry but with just a very slight hint of the fragrance, it just simply was not lemak enough…and it certainly was no longer as nice as I remember it to be.

All in all, I would think I wouldn’t want to go for this again especially when it is not so nice and not exactly cheap either and the plus-plus charges at places like this would make it worse and besides, I do think that the rice in those cheap packets that I would get from the stall at Bandong is very much nicer. They do have a more upscale cafΓ© upstairs or next door, depending on where you go, and they do have nasi lemak on the menu as well. I am not sure whether it is the same or not – perhaps I would go and try one of these days and get back to you on this…

Author: suituapui

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22 thoughts on “Not so nice…”

  1. The one you had looks miserable from what they had in the wall

    EXACTLY!!! Misrepresentation, going all out to deceive! For that price, they should at least make an effort to present nicely – not just dump on a plate and serve like that…and it did not even taste great, that’s the worse part!

  2. It is so hard to tell from a photo, although, even though the presentation might look pretty, it’s all about the taste, isn’t it?

    Sadly, at THAT price – which is more than double of what we need to fork out at the regular coffee shops, I got NEITHER taste NOR presentation. Pathetic, real pathetic!

  3. ooo, rm5 seems a bit on the pricey side for that classic plate … now i miss my grandmother’s nasi lemak… her’s really hit the mark in terms of flavour, moistness and aroma πŸ™‚

    Indeed!!! And the least they could do would be to present it more nicely…but on second thoughts, I don’t think they need to bother – it did not even taste nice in the first place. Nice presentation alone would not be enough to save the day.

  4. Frosty Boy sounds like an ice cream & waffle outlet, nice name, I like.. Ooohh that picture of nasi lemak looks so good, but I think the real nasi lemak looks alright, you still get everything except more slices of tomatoes+cucumbers and a bigger piece of chicken, haha..So you like curry chicken.. I like cockles and fried chicken πŸ˜€

    Yes, it was an ice cream & waffle outlet…just that there was nasi lemak as well and spaghetti too.

    When the rice is not lemak, the curry gravy will save the day. At this place, no cockles…but we can have their savoury rice with their broasted chicken, different from fried, not oily. Meliisa loves the rice…and based on what I had, I think I’d rather have that instead of their nasi lemak.

  5. Wellllll…now I want some Coconut Rice! Might have to do some plain white rice tonight with Coconut Oil πŸ™‚ I’m also thinking Wasabi Ginger Noodles at some point, too!

    Not sure what it will be like with coconut oil. For this, they use coconut milk.

  6. Too funny! I don’t understand why they do that – post a picture of something you don’t really get. Sometimes menus even state: “photographs may not depict what is actually on the menu”… or something to that effect.

    Indeed. What you see is not what you’ll get. Exits one disgruntled customer, never to come back again.

  7. The small print….pictures are for illustration purposes only. A great difference between the pictures on the wall and the real thing. The curry looks dull but the sambal looks good though.

    Curry ok, just over simmered – the chicken lacked the firmness. Sambal was good and they gave quite a lot. I don’t think I saw any fine print anywhere… 😦

  8. Hahaha, typical pictures for illustration purposes only πŸ˜€
    I personally prefer those nasi lemak in packets, I think they are the most authentic and taste best. Not to mention, they are so much cheaper.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  9. Nasi lemak is one of my favourite be it breakfast or lunch. My usual place is Sri Tanjong, opposite RTM where we can request for more sambal at no extra cost..hahaha

    Oh? My favourite nasi kerabu place. I’ve tried their nasi lemak – did not get me jumping up and down with delight. In fact, there’s an old lady at a coffee shop at the back – same row as formerly Courts Mammoth, next block, first shop. I quite liked hers but I haven’t gone for a long time. I think she’s still there…
    https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/much-better/

  10. I am so sorry to hear about your experience. After all the excitement you did not end up with what you wanted. Maybe next time.

    It’s just one of those things, I guess – happens all the time. I guess I’ll never know unless I try.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Your first time here, I see. Do come again.

  11. I laughed out loud when I saw the first two photos. The difference is appalling.

    Indeed. They should not put up those photos, so misleading and people will not be expecting anything better than what they will eventually get.

  12. They served the curry chicken on a plastic tupperware? Or you planning to take away? Yes, a lot of difference when it comes to the real thing served. LOL… otherwise how to “lure” in customers? I took nasi lemak in the office yesterday and it cost RM1.40… hahahaa.. can compare or not?

    No, eating in. I was puzzled too – so NCAA (no class at all), should serve in a bowl. If take away, ok lah. Ya, packet ones here, only RM1.00…with sotong sambal, RM1.50. I can eat FIVE packets…and enjoy it a lot more!!!

  13. Oh how I miss a good nasi lemak now!
    Also mee rebus and lontong. πŸ™‚

    You may be able to get them there. Try Malaysia House – they’ve moved from the old place now, dunno the current location. We enjoyed the food they served at the basement cafeteria…so very much.

  14. Still doing nasi lemak hunting? Come come KL, i bring you to hunt nasi lemak. My favorite food for breakfast, but have to control control.

    Me too, cannot have it all the time. That’s why there has been a long break in my search. Have not had it for a while now. Hehehehehe!!!! Hmmmm…wish I could hop over to KL but just can’t get away right now. Will surely do so once I get the chance.

  15. Oh too bad the food didn’t live up to the expectation. I have not made coconut rice in a while. I do have coconut milk, so perhaps I’ll do that some time this week. I did make a quick dish last evening with a few pieces of fish that my daughter loved a lot.

    I tried once but it did not turn out great. Yet to try again. Will certainly do that sometime…but you know me – the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. πŸ˜›

  16. It’s very frustrating as it is not easy to find nasi lemak with enough lemak in it these days. Sometimes it’s best to cook it yourself so you can bathe in coconut milk too πŸ˜›

    True, how very true! I tried once, not too successful – will have to try again. 😦

  17. Sigh, never trust the photos featured on the wall or menu…what you see, you may not get, huh. And rm5 for the basic nasi lemak? Some of the nasi lemak bungkus can be nicer, though can’t find them at rm1.20 anymore.
    I also notice they served the curry chicken in a plastic container. I wonder why? So appalling! Dare to charge so expensive some more 😬

    Their standard practice, I guess. Dunno, hardly go there anymore. Here, we have the bungkus ones – RM1.00-RM1.50, very easily available.

  18. OMG! I haven’t heard the words “Frosty Boy” for a long time! Haha!

    That brings back a lot of fond memories indeed – the first soft serve ice cream in Sibu. What was their bakery named again? Apple Bee’s? It used to be beside their flagship in Sibu town. Yeah, their standards have slipped a lot over the years, their broasted chicken and fish sandwich are the only things I eat nowadays.

    Applebee’s still there! They make kompia now – selling like hot cakes. The Malays would buy from there for obvious reasons.

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