I wanna go back there…

We were here

Ameer MZ Corner
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…in September last year and we caught a glimpse of what they had for their nasi campur (mixed rice) and everything looked good. We had something else that day and all this while, I had wanted to go back there but somehow or other, we never did.

Well, finally we did go back again that day and yes, we had their nasi campur. Here, you help yourself to the rice – there is no one there to scoop for you and I do like it this way as you can take the amount that you want, be it more or less. Then, you go and pick the items of your choice from the spread available for the day, displayed in this cabinet…

Ameer MZ Cafe nasi campur cabinet

…with the mosquito-netting covered sliding doors.

These were my selections for the day…

Ameer MZ Cafe nasi campur selections

The fish…

Ameer MZ Cafe fish & salted egg

…was all right. I was not particularly thrilled by it – maybe it was the type of fish they used and perhaps, it would be nicer deep fried…and how could I resist the salted egg when they kept calling out to me, “Take me! Take me!”? I love salted eggs!

The cangkuk manis with baby corn was very nice but it was the daging masak hitam (beef, cooked black)…

Ameer MZ Cafe daging masak hitam

…that stole the show. It was bursting with flavours, so very very much nicer than all that I had had before anywhere in town. I think a lot of those fragrant spices went into it as I did spot quite a few bits here and there.

I did not take the ulam

Ameer MZ Cafe ulam

…and this…

Ameer MZ Cafe chicken salad

…came out a little later and I thought it looked rather nice – the chicken salad.

It was not all that cheap though or at least, it wasn’t as cheap as a number of places that I’ve been to. There was a girl standing in the distance taking note of what you take and that will go into your bill. Mine was RM9.50 altogether but I thought that was quite reasonable as I had helped myself to 3 meat and 1 vegetable. My missus just had the fish and the cangkuk manis that I had and the mixed vegetables but hers came up to RM8.00. Maybe she took little scoops of each so it appeared like she had more than one serving, I wouldn’t know.

It was only 11 something and there were a lot of people there already and looking at the amount of food that was ready, I would think that there would be a lot more during the lunch break around noon unlike this place across the river even though what we had there was very much cheaper. Incidentally, I heard that actually, the people at that coffee shop are the same people running this satay stall at the car park area among the shops at Bandong here…

Noor satay stall, Bandong
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I had their satay

Noor satay, Bandong
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…a number of times and yes, I would say theirs were pretty good and if that is the case, if one is looking for some nice satay in town, that would be a good place to head to for that.