Don’t ask me why…

This is one place where the food is very nice and may have an edge over a lot of the rest in town and in my present health condition, we decided to drop by that day.

Like at that place the other day, they were running late here too. It was way past 11 and none of the fish dishes were out of the kitchen yet. In the end, both my missus and I had the shrimps…

Hari Hari Daun Pisang sambal udang

…and the sambal buah kedondong

Hari Hari Daun Pisang sambal buah kedondong

…and also the pumpkin and cangkuk manis

Hari Hari Daun Pisang labu cangkuk manis

I had the omelette…

Hari Hari Daun Pisang omelette

…as well but don’t ask me why when I went to settle the bill, we were charged the same, RM6.00 each, even though I did pick one extra item.

Maybe I was feeling a little better or the food was indeed better and I did enjoy what I had…to a certain extent. Having said that, it seems to me that generally, they have the same dishes every day or at least, those times when we dropped by here to eat so probably, if one comes very often, one may get tired of the same things day in day out. They certainly have a lot to pick and choose though so I guess one can change one’s selections from day to day.

Yes, nasi bryani is available on Fridays only and when we were here sometime in May, they had increased the price for the mutton by RM1.00…

Hari Hari Daun Pisang nasi bryani prices in May
*Archive photo*

…and you don’t have to ask me why the prices have increased even further now…

Hari Hari Daun Pisang new nasi bryani prices

I hear the price of (imported) lamb is rocketting sky high which certainly comes as no surprise considering our miserable ever-dwindling ringgit.

HARI HARI DAUN PISANG CURRY HOUSE (2.287364, 111.825614) is located at the hawker centre/food court along Jalan Temple (after the Tua Pek Kong Temple/7-storey Pagoda),  to the extreme left of the Sibu Trade and Exhibition Centre next to the Kedai 1Malaysia there.

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Author: suituapui

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

16 thoughts on “Don’t ask me why…”

  1. It’s not only the price of imported lamb has sky rocketting, the price of almost everything is sky high these days. Even my favourite store Daiso selling imported Japanese stuffs has increased their pricing till they are no longer my favourite store these days.

    No Daiso here! I was hoping to drop by one someday ever since I bought a pot for RM15 here…and someone told me I could get them at Daiso for RM5 only. I never went back to the shop again – want to make profit, also must be within reason. 200% is pushing it a bit too far.

  2. Sigh!!!!…nothing comes cheap these days. I like all your choices of food just that I am not used to eating cangkuk manis which is not tear to bits & pieces, hard to chew & swallow.

    The Malays do not do that or they do not tear it as much. They should though, as it brings out the sweetness of the vegetable onto the dish.

  3. Everything is expensive now. Price increased like nobody’s business. Sigh.

    The dishes look good over here. Did not try this place. Too hard find parking in the city centre.

    You can park inside the exhibition centre – if you do not go out, just go to eat here or shop at the Kedai 1Malaysia, parking is free. If you go out to the nearby shops, it’s a flat rate of RM2.00.

    Food is good, nicer than a lot of the rest but RM15.00 is a bit too much really! For that kind of upscale classy cafe price, I would expect more than some dump that looks like a warehouse.

  4. well, idk but seems like everywhere is a place of price!

    if i were you id also choose the omelet. Gawd, we should’ve met when i was in Malaysia!

    You were here? I guess you were in the mainland, Kuala Lumpur…not over at our side on the island of Borneo.

  5. Sambal kedondong sounds so tasty! I like shrimps and prawns. Delicious!

    I prefer sambal buah emplam, nicer fragrance and taste but when it is not available, kedondong will have to do.

    1. I could not find the scientific name for buah emplam online. All the while I thought buah emplam and buah kedondong are the same fruit. Wiki says buah kedondong is Spondias dulcis (syn. Spondias cytherea), known commonly as ambarella. Is emplam the same as mempelam? Wiki says mempelam is just mangoes. Now I am confused.

      It should be the one and the same thing – names may differ a bit between east and west Malaysia. Like what we call bandong, it is called ubi kayu over at your side…and names vary between different regions in Sarawak itself.

      It is definitely a variety of mango, extra sour, seeds are longish, same shape…not like the spiky kedondong seeds. No, buah emplam and kedondong are two different types of fruits.

      There’s another variety that looks like emplam, the Iban sellers at the ethnic market say they are similar, can’t recall the name. I did not buy to try.

      1. Ah thanks for the explanation. So emplam is those green sour mangoes people here eat by dipping into thick sweet soy sauce with sugar bits added to the dip to add some crunchiness into the dip. So sour I think my teeth sook and shivered when I bite into them once. 🙂

        Yes, yes! That’s it. Soy sauce & sugar dip…or rojak sauce. I prefer it as a sambal.

  6. That is just depressing! Everything raise price except our salary 😦

    Count your blessings! I am drawing a pension which is 50% of my last drawn pay 10 years ago and those days, my basic pay was so little. Imagine having to survive on that at times like this.

  7. Haiz, everything also expensive, with my penny salary, really don’t know what to expect soon T_T

    Overseas grad, penny salary? Oh dear! I would have to survive on love and fresh air then, if there is any forthcoming. So hot, horrible haze…even fresh air is hard to come by these days.

  8. When you are unwell, everything tastes blah. I hope you are fully recovered by now. Lost any weight? hee..hee….

    No way! When I am sick, I will eat…and eat…and eat…and somehow, it makes me feel stronger. Dunno psychological or what, so people lose weight when sick, I put on. Sighhhhh!!!!!

  9. Dont ask me why, the time has passed us by.. someone else has lived from far away… 🙂 Your title suddenly reminded me of this song, First of May… and I like the dishes you have chosen above.. shrimps and the pumpkin attracted me..

    I think it is – someone else moved in from far away…do do do do do do do do do! 😀

  10. gosh, a 50 percent increase in the price of the lamb biryani in a matter of less than three months is quite stunning! hopefully this would be the final increase for this year!

    I would rather fork out a few ringgit more, I think it is RM19.50 at an upscale classy restaurant here with a true blue North Indian chef…with its nice, CLEAN and comfortable ambiance and surroundings and the mutton bryani there wins hands down.

    This place is really a dump, like a warehouse – I think even Line Clear looks nicer! I tried the bryani once, didn’t think it was all that great, there are better ones elsewhere. We do like the dishes for the nasi campur, that’s all.

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