Arabian nights…

No, we did not go at night – in fact, it was on a rainy morning that day when we stopped by here…

D'CAFÉ RIA

…for brunch. This is in the same block as this other coffee shop in the middle that we went to once, the corner shop and at the cashier’s counter, I was drawn to the collectibles on display…

D'CAFÉ RIA collectibles 1

Now how many can you name?

D'CAFÉ RIA collectibles 2

I know Captain America, one of the Ninja Turtles, the Incredible Hulk, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, that’s all.

We pass by this place almost everyday – it is just a stone’s throw away from my parents’ house so if you are wondering what made us go and check it out that day, I heard that now, they have nasi Arab there and I wanted to try that. I think over the past two years, there was a stall during Ramadhan, the Muslim fasting month, selling that but I can’t remember ever buying it. This one, they told me, is run by a Pakistani guy…

D'CAFÉ RIA nasi Arab stall

…married to a local.

He only has two choices – his bryani Arab, chicken (RM8.00)…

D'CAFÉ RIA bryani Arab, chicken

…or beef (RM10.00)…

D'CAFÉ RIA bryani Arab, beef

…and both my missus and I wanted the beef…

D'CAFÉ RIA bryani Arab, beef...on a plate

…and it came with a bit of curry…

D'CAFÉ RIA bryani Arab. curry

…that the guy said was spicy. Well, we did not think it was spicy at all, not even a little bit but we thought it was very nice with its own taste that was different from the usual Malay or Indian curries.

A friend of mind who had been here before said that she thought the rice was nice but there was too little meat…

D'CAFÉ RIA bryani Arab, meat

Personally, I would prefer the African guy’s Moroccan or pili pili grilled chicken rice but this one was all right too and I would not mind going for it sometimes for a change. My missus, however, likes this one more – I guess, like with everything else, it’s simply a case of to each his/her own.

D’CAFÉ RIA (2.307583, 111.820878) is located along Jalan Bunga Normah 4, the first shop on your right if you are coming via Lorong Ria 6 from Jalan Delta/Delta Estate, heading towards Simpang Tiga, now a roundabout where Jalan Awang Ramli Amit, Jalan Kpg Hilir and Jalan Kpg Nangka converge.

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