Time of day…

I first met this very nice and friendly lady at the Ramadhan bazaar in 2015 and I loved her nasi kuning ayam berempah so much that I went back for more at least once or maybe twice in that one month. She is now permanently located at one of the Bandong shops here but she only opens in the evening, around 6.00 p.m.

I did not go out much during the fasting month this year but I did hear that she did have a stall this time around like the year before. Not too long ago, I did drop by the shop to tapao her rice and I was pleasantly surprised that she could remember me – she asked me why she did not see me at her stall at this year’s bazaar! Wowwww!!!! I thought that was amazing considering that she has so many customers day in and day out. The problem is she only opens late in the evening when usually, we would be having our dinner already so for me, the time is not quite right.

Anyway, I saw this sign…

Nasi kak wok/ayam berempah stall, Bandong

…at the nasi kak wok stall at Bandong the other day so I decided to stop by and buy it to try. The dark and big Kelantanese guy whom I met before had gone back to his state, I was told…and from what I understood from my exchanges with the nice and friendly people there, the sister is running the stall now.

The freshly-fried ayam berempah

Ayam berempah

…looked good and yes, it tasted great and I was glad they were using that brown paper…

Brown paper

…to wrap it all up. Despite the ban here in Sibu, I still see some people using those polystyrene containers, unfortunately. I guess most do not give two hoots about it but when I see anything of the sort, I would definitely cancel my order and not buy from the party concerned.

No, it was not as nice as the aforementioned lady’s – for one thing, they used plain white rice (RM6.00)…

Nasi ayam berempah, Bandong

…instead of the nasi kuning and they did not have those add-ons like the very nice tempeh, for instance. However, they were very generous with the chicken, three huge chunks including a wing, and the curry gravy that came with it was pretty good plus the chili dip was very spicy hot and very much to our liking.

I also bought this gulai ikan tongkol (RM2 a piece)…

Gulai ikan tongkol, Bandong

…from them and yes, it was very nice – I sure would not mind buying from it again should I happen to stop by. For one thing, it is very conveniently located along my usual route home from visiting my parents at their house plus it is open early in the morning so the timing is just right for us to tapao and bring home to enjoy for brunch.