I can’t recall…

…the name but I do remember that there was a Malay eatery here but it was closed all the time. I do not have any idea whether it was ever in business or not as I never saw the place open. Maybe it did not do too well and did last very long but the other day, as I was driving past along the main road (Jalan Teng Chin Hua), I caught a glimpse of it from the distance and noticed that it was open…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe

…and this is the name now.

It is located facing the Sg Merah river (2.325114, 111.840421) – a little bit to the right is the so-called Lovers’ Bridge and this coffee shop is in the very next block and this one is the first shop at the corner of that block, with the gym on the upper floor while this more upscale cafe/restaurant is in the same block somewhere in between the two coffee shops.

Upon our arrival at the place, I thought the nasi campurย (mixed rice) looked good so I decided there and then that I would like to give it a try so I did not really have a good look at the menu…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe, menu

…until later. They certainly have a lot of choices though everything is pretty much the same as many of the Malay coffee shops in town. I may or may not drop by to try some on the list especially if I happen to be in the vicinity and at that point in time, I was wondering why there was satay in the name but I did not see it on the menu – perhaps the name of the owner was Noor Satay, as in Wahid Satay, I thought…until my missus pointed out that they had just started the fire…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe, satay stall

It was almost noon and when I asked the boss, he said that usually they would have it earlier in the morning but that day, the one doing it came late. According to him, the place is open every day, all day from morning till night and yes, satay is available in the evening. I sure would want to come and check it out one of these days as I have yet to find one here that is really very nice though we do have some o.k. ones around.

Yes, they had their selections for the nasi campur in a cabinet with mosquito-netting sliding doors and though there are places here where there would be a lot more choices, I thought there were enough options available. I did not want any curry…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe, curries

…as I had had an overdose of that over Christmas and the fried eggs…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe eggs, fish & chicken

…were rather overdone, definitely not the way I would want it. The fish looked rather small and no, fried chicken would be the last thing I would go for.

My missus had their chicken curry with one drumstick…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe chicken curry

…and a potato plus a generous serving of their bamboo shoot curry – she loves that – and their cangkuk manis and pumpkin.

I thought this was very unique, the soy sauce beef with petai (stink beans)…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe, soy sauce beef and petai

…so I decided to give it a try. Normally, we would cook those beans with sambal udang (prawns/shrimps) but to my delight, it was very nice – I sure enjoyed it done this way too.

Other than the aforementioned, I also had the cangkuk manis and pumpkin that my missus had, some chicken and potato dish and also long beans with a whole lot of shrimps…

Noor Satay Islamic Cafe nasi campur platter

…and as always, when I went to pay for our food and drinks, the guy simply said RM9.00 for two, RM4.50 each – I thought that was really cheap, never mind that he never even took note of what we had helped ourselves to. The kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) was only RM1.50, not the best in town but a lot cheaper than at many other places here…and a whole lot nicer than the awful one I had here.

Considering that what we had was pretty good…and cheap, plus parking here is a breeze and free, we most certainly would want to come back again.

Author: suituapui

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

18 thoughts on “I can’t recall…”

  1. That is really cheap for the dishes you and your missus picked. When I dined at Malay coffee shops here, the price is usually a little steep. No way I can get RM4.50 for a plate of what you had.

    We had very few Malay shops here but these days, they are opening new ones here, there and everywhere, not that I am complaining because it used to be a lot more expensive, not too bad now…and I do prefer their selections, most places at least, if not all.

  2. Looks like quite a feast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was just a simple lunch and with our miserable dwindling ringgit going past 4.50, that was just USD1.00. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. That was indeed a good deal. Nice choice of dishes you had.

    Yes, and the funny thing was when the boss told me the total, RM9.00, I exclaimed, “Berapa?” He repeated and asked, “RM9.00, boleh kah?” That was an odd question I would say but never mind – I too thought that was a good deal, no complaint. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Petai with beef. That is unique combination.

    The dishes looked good.

    Yes, and it was very nice. Great change from the usual sambal prawn recipe.

  5. Usually too many options, i will stand one side and decide on what i want first before i go order…

    So good, not nice to hold up the queue, eh?

  6. You have made a friend in him… indeed for two persons with beef and chicken drumstick, RM9 is really worth eating… try marketing with that amount of money in the market, can’t get anywhere except for the greens only… LOL…

    Indeed, minus the trouble of having to buy and prepare and then cook for two, this is indeed a good deal. Often my missus would cook a dish and we would end up eating it the whole week and in the end, the mere sight of it will put me off already. Too much.

  7. For that price, it is a good opportunity to work your way through the menu.

    Can’t eat all that much each visit, one at a time.

  8. I’m a petai maniac, so that’s what seized my attention here! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Great for health, they say – lowers high blood pressure, good for diabetes, they say.

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