Almost a year…

Gee!!! How time flies! Sometime towards the end of next month, it will be Ramadhan again, the Muslim fasting month and it had almost been a year since I had satay – I think that was last Ramadhan.

That was why when my missus and I dropped by here for brunch that day and I saw somebody eating those, I quickly ordered a plate…

Noor Satay beef & lamb satay

…for myself, 70 sen for the beef and lamb and 60 sen for the chicken. The beef did not look like it had just been barbecued, something like it had been left over from the night before but thankfully, it was not hard or dry and I enjoyed it. I liked the lamb too but my missus said it was too sweet for her liking and the beef was nicer.

The satay came with ketupat and cucumber by the side…

Noor Satay satay with cucumber & ketupat

…and it was pretty obvious that they were not so very generous with the kuah (peanut sauce dip). It was not a problem though as when I had finished all of it, I asked for some more and the nice boy happily obliged and gave me another bowl of it.

No, that was not all that we had. We also had their nasi campur (mixed rice) and these were what my missus picked…

Noor Satay missus' picks

– their beef curry, brinjal and long beans, one meat and two vegetables.

As usual, I got carried away and I had the sambal egg with broccoli…

Noor Satay sambal egg & broccoli

…as the asam fish…

Noor Satay asam fish

ikan bawal hitam no less and half of it and I also had the fried fish, dunno if that was kembong or one in the same family…

Noor Satay nasi campur, my picks

…and I also picked the brinjal that my missus had – three meat and one vegetable.

When we were done, I went to pay our bill and the lady asked what we had…and she told me the total for everything, inclusive of drinks. I asked how much the nasi campur was and she said RM12.00 so I clarified a little bit more, “Satu enam ringgit?” (RM6.00 each) and she said, “Ya!” I just paid the amount due and left, happy that we had had a very delightful brunch – we do like what they dish out here…and it was a whole lot cheaper (and nicer too) than what my missus had here that day.

NOOR SATAY ISLAMIC CAFE is located among the shops off Jalan Teng Chin Hua, 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.

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