Replay…

I used to drop by this place very frequently way back in those days five years ago when it first started as a very small stall but it certainly has grown by leaps and bounds. The thing is I do not go out so early in the morning anymore so they do not get to see me so much these days.

However, the other morning, I had to go to town and I went very early to avoid the peak-hour traffic between 7.45 and 8.30 a.m. and I decided to make a detour and stop by the kuih stall to see what I could get for the family for breakfast. The problem when one gets to the stall is that there are so many things that it is so difficult to make up one’s mind…and one would end up buying more than what one should. That morning, I got all these for RM10.00…

From Bandong kuih stall

…for our breakfast for 3 persons. In that plate of goodies, starting from the top and going clockwise, there were the vadai (3 for RM1.00) followed by the murtabak with potatoes inside (3 for RM1.00), the cucur (fried fritters, 4 for RM1.00) stuffed with sambal and the kueh lenggang or ketayap (3 for RM1.00) as they are also called.

The paper-wrapped packets (top right) were the nasi lemak with sotong sambal, RM1.50 each…

Bandong nasi lemak

…but you can get those with plain sambal (without the sotong) for RM1.00 each only.

To the left of the packets of the nasi lemak was the packet of kueh jala, 6 pieces for RM3.00…

Bandong kuih jala

…and it came with curry gravy plus a piece of chicken and two chunks of potatoes. This was the most expensive of the lot and the one that I enjoyed the least. I don’t quite fancy the soft and wobbly roti jala – I would prefer it thin and crispy like the ones I would get here

Yummy Kafe kuih jala
*Archive photo*

…and the curry gravy wasn’t all that great either.

The lady-owner of the stall saw me and she gave me these…

Bandong new kuih

…to try, on the house. I don’t know what they’re called but they really tasted great! I think they’re something like the ones I had here except that they do not colour the white part green…

Nyonya Colours kuih
*Archive photo*

We all liked those a lot and I sure would want to buy them the next time I drop by.

I’ve tried the kampua noodles at this coffee shop before too – the Kim Chuo Food Centre, next to SESCO Payment Collection Centre among the shops in the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) area and I could clearly remember that it was not bad at all and had the original/authentic Sibu kampua mee taste. They used to have a stall in front selling those local kuehs (cakes) as well but I am not sure whether they still have that or not.

That day, I had to go to the payment collection centre to settle some matters and I decided to stop by the coffee shop for the kampua noodles (RM2.50)…

Kim Chua kampua mee

…and yes, they were as good as I remembered them to be. In case anyone is wondering, I did not bring my camera along so I had to snap the picture using my new handphone. It certainly turned out all right…but I must remember to turn it sideways next time so I would have  the usual horizontal shots instead of a vertical one like this one. It certainly takes very much nicer photographs than my old, antique one, that’s for sure.

As for the new camera that I got for my birthday, come back tomorrow and I’l tell you all about it. Hehehehehehe!!!!

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Author: suituapui

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

25 thoughts on “Replay…”

  1. this post really make me drolling at this hour, i like those kuihsssss~
    Almost every week i will go buy once from malay stall behind my house…so nice~

    Thank goodness this stall is not behind my house – I would end up looking like one giant stuffed cucur. Oops!!! I already am! Muahahahahaha!!!!

  2. Eh …This time round you featured all my favorite food.. ..nyonya Kuih, nasi lemak, dry kampua noodles ! Hehhe…

    Your favourite? I thought your favourite is Japanese…and Italian?

  3. I like all the food you bought for breakfast but quite sure I won’t be able to eat one of each because will be too full if I do so. I like roti jala to be soft and not crunchy. I guess to each his own.

    The green in the kuih is from the pandan leaves so if your kuih is all white then I guess it has no pandan taste?

    Your new phone has a very good camera because the photo of the kampua mee is so sharp.

    Yes, the phone camera will come in handy now whenever I forget to bring my camera. Couldn’t use the ones taken with the old antique as the snapshots were all of very low quality.

  4. It looks like a generous breakfast you had. Great photos, and I am looking forward to hearing about your new birthday present (camera). 🙂

    The camera? Sighhhhhh!!!!

  5. I see kuihs! My favourite! Same here, every morning I would buy either nasi lemak bungkus or chicken porridge from the cafe, then a few pieces of kuih after that.. Usually angku or kuih lapis or the round kuih coated in flour with crushed peanuts inside..

    Frankly, I have not come across any good and cheap ones over at your side…but then again, I have not been looking. So far, the nice ones I have had would be at the stall in the mall (Lulu) and Nyonya Colours….but they are NOT definitely cheap – I wonder if those sold outside are more affordable or not.

  6. 0.o murtabak with potatoes… something that i would love to try. I like ketayap too but not easy to find a good one nowadays…

    The ketayap here is nice but they’re quite small. I know one place with bigger ones…and they do not mix the coconut filling with gula Melaka – white grated coconut with a sprinkling of sugar, the way my mum used to make hers. Also very nice and I do prefer big fat ones. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  7. That was a lot for 3 person but super cheap. I like the kuih you bought especially vadai and cucur. Nasi lemak too.

    Sibu mah…small town, standard of living not so high. Now that you’re back in the city, missing Sibu yet? 😀

  8. Put aside the kampua noodles today, I venture into the varieties of kuih. That looks like a great breakfast. Love the kueh lenggang & kuih jala.

    Roti jala. Kuih jala is something else…but I am not a fan of that.

    1. Isn’t the yellow ones above called kuih jala as you mentioned in the post or am I seeing wrongly. Kuih jala is the one that looks like bihun and deep fried.

      Nope, it’s roti jala, something like the kueh lenggang skin…except that it is in thin strips. The ones here are soft, lembek-lembek…nyonya style, not my favourite. I prefer thin and a bit on the crispy side.

      Kuih jala is something else:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jala_%28kuih%29

      Oopsss!!! I got it wrong myself – just edited it! I’ve got a clearer photo here – can’t really see in the one in wiki:
      Kuih jala

  9. For me, I take all the photos with my phone coz I’m too lazy to carry (and never carries) a camera with me. The pics with my iPhone 5S will never be as good as those camera ones but it’s the convenience I seek (+ I’m a ‘camera dummy’…too complicated for me…kekeke)!

    No worries, I’m worse! Dumb and dumber! I would bring along my camera everywhere – that’s why I stick to a small compact digicam that I can just slip into my pocket instead of those huge DSLRs – can’t imagine lugging that around and old man like me, sure I would forget and leave it some place.

  10. everyone grows with time, restaurants, cafes, people. I can attest to that, especially concerning my tummy..

    😀 Can’t wait to read about your new camera soon!

    Don’t get your expectations up too high.

  11. Why you like horizontal things better than vertical is it? Haha. I like vertical coz i wish I can grow vertically and not horizontally >_<

    Ahhhhhhh!!!! I know you like it best vertical. Wink! Wink! Hehehehehehehe!!!!

  12. Original/authentic kampua. Can’t wait to try it soon.

    Counting the days. Let me know your flight details via email, will pick you at the airport. 27th, right?

  13. was just calculating, based on the very reasonable prices of the nasi lemak, roti jala, etc, you could have a really filling and fulfilling meal for RM10 🙂

    Very, and that was for 3 persons. Furthermore, we did not finish all of those in one sitting, enough for tea in the afternoon as well.

  14. Those kuihs are tempting, nice skill, photograph from above, hehe!

    Must try something different for a change. As they say, variety is the spice of life. 😉

  15. Sounds like pasar tani to me. =)

    Don’t worry about the camera on your new cellphone; you’ll learn as you go. =D In your last 2nd and 3rd photographs, I think you might be inferring to kuih kochi?

    It’s a roadside stall, open only in the morning. Not sure about the green one that I had at Nyonya Colours but this one, the lady said it’s not kuih kochi, nor the one made using bananas…can’t remember the name now.

  16. Everything looks delicious. Hmm, I did not prepare anything as fancy this past weekend, but I did make some yumalicious bean burgers with some leftover beans. Today, I’m thinking of preparing some type of egg roll.

    The green-coloured rolls – the skin is something like that in egg rolls, a little bit more flour perhaps, I think…and they have grated coconut with palm sugar inside. Very nice.

  17. I missed those green wraps, I used to have a lot of them back then with usually with my afternoon teh tarik

    The kuih ketayap…or what we call kuih lenggang here, dunno why there is this difference.

  18. I spotted all my fav local delicacies….the roti jala was so perfectly made and from the photo it does look crispy and thin..ahhaha

    Yes, I like the ones at this coffee shop, very nice. Their curry dhal dip is not very consistent though. 😦

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