Say what?…

My girl wanted to pick up a few things as she wanted to cook dinner that evening so we went to the supermarket at Simpang Tiga here and since we were there, we decided that we would just go over to the hawker stalls opposite for lunch. After all, the African guy‘s pili pili grilled chicken rice (RM9.00)…

Stall No. 7 pili pili grilled chicken rice

…from Stall No. 7 there is one of my girl’s favourites in town. The mum had the same and yes, it was good as always.

For a change, I had the ais kacang or ang tao peng

Stall No. 10 ais kacang 1

…from Stall No. 10 but the beans were a little hard, not that it really mattered as there were so few in it…

Stall No. 10 ais kacang 2

Still, I quite enjoyed it as they added a lot of the gula Melaka (palm sugar) and they were also very generous with the evaporated milk. I certainly liked it a lot more than the one I had from the other drink stall (Stall No. 3) there that had all that rose syrup that I am not fond of.

I did not feel like having the pili pili nor the Moroccan grilled chicken rice so I went to the stall beside it, No. 6, to see what they had for their nasi campur. I chose the curry fish, ikan pari (sting ray)…

Stall No. 6 kari kian & telur sambal

…and the sambal egg and I picked this labu (gourd)…

Stall No. 6 labu

…for my choice of vegetable.

I asked the lady how much that would be and she said RM7.00. Say what??? RM7.00 for this…

Stall No. 6 nasi campur

…with only two meat and one vegetable?

The sign at the stall said, “Nasi campur RM4.00++,” so I asked the lady about that. She said it was RM4.00 plus what one picked…and in my case, there were one, two and three…so RM7.00 altogether.

Ah well, no prize for guessing who would not be coming back for more, thank you very much!

The SEDC HAWKER CENTRE is located at Simpang Tiga, facing the entrance of MDS Mart with the end of Jalan Kampung Hilir on one side and the end of Jalan Awang Ramli Amit (formerly Race Course Road) on the other.

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Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “Say what?…”

  1. Ridiculous price for your nasi campur & labu is not that expensive. It means that they add every ringgit to what you take.

    Indeed! Absolutely shocking!!! And the basic charge of RM4.00 made it seem that the rice cost that much, RM4.00! At other Malay shops or stalls elsewhere, that would not cost more than RM5.00.

  2. Haha. That is why I seldom go to nasi campur. Could be very expensive.

    Only this place. So far, it was fine at all the other places I’ve been to – either cheap or reasonably priced, no complaint.

  3. I know it’s all relative, but for RM7 you’d be lucky to get a coffee in Australia. Even for AUD 7, you might be lucky to find a single slice of cake – no chance of a full meal with meat and veg for anything less than AUD 10.

    Indeed!!! Very expensive there! But compared to the other places here, this one is a bit too much. I did pay more than RM7 at another place here not long ago but that one, I took quite a lot and the prices were itemised – they were very clear about how they charged so one would expect to fork out more if one took more than one should. This one came as quite a shock!

  4. Oh, oh… overcharged… but then nowadays everything is expensive.

    Not as expensive as where you are now I’m sure…and if you multiply by 4 to convert to our miserable ringgit, you probably will end up not eating anything. Hehehehehe!!!!

  5. What I love about hawkers is that there are a LOT to choose from. Oh, I actually miss it now.

    The ones here, I would say only that African’s stall is worth checking out, can give the rest a miss. There is another halal hawker centre, a much bigger one and mighty popular…but I’ve yet to go and see what they have. Always crowded, lots of cars.

  6. That nasi campur is like KL price hah..hah..

    Not worth it at all, just two meat and one veg…and so stingy with that cheap veg some more, just a spoonful. 😦

  7. That chicken looks better than the Nandos here

    I wouldn’t know but my girl loves Nandos too – this one here is very good as well, worth stopping by for it.

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