Regular…

Yes, we were back here again – we sure are getting to be quite a regular at this place and yes, my missus had their nasi kerabu with ayam percik again and I really liked how they went through the trouble of removing the tails of the taugeh (bean sprouts)…

Warong Cafe taugeh

…unlike many other places here.

Yes, we had their teh-c special (RM3.00 a glass)…

Warong Cafe teh-c special

…again with a special request for it to be kao (extra strong) and with a lot of evaporated milk. So far, this is the only drink that we quite like here. I had their kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) once and it had hardly any coffee fragrance/flavour. That was why I was not in the least surprised when somebody said the food was really very nice but the drinks were like H2O (water) – I wonder what he ordered.

Of course, I did not want to have the nasi kerabu again or I would have nothing to blog about. This time around, I got to try their nasi lemak with a special request for their very nice ayam percik, drumstick (RM6.50)…

Warong Cafe nasi lemak with ayam percik 1

I wanted that the last time I was here and it was sold out so I had their mee jawa special (RM6.50) instead and I liked it more than their mee mamak seafood (RM6.50) but usually, I would prefer rice to noodles for lunch.

The nasi lemak was quite nice – I could taste the lemak-ness of the santan (coconut milk) and detect the fragrance of the pandan (screwpine leaves) and they were quite generous with the sambal which was great but I would have liked it a lot spicier though.

I certainly enjoyed it a lot more than their nasi ayam penyet (RM8.00)…and besides being a lot cheaper than what I had here (RM7.50), they gave one whole egg…

Warong Cafe nasi lemak with ayam percik 2

…instead of just half like what they do at most places elsewhere.

I asked the boss and found out that one can tapao (take away) the lovely ayam percik

Warong Cafe ayam percik

…at RM2.50 a piece. I’ll KIV that for days when we are too lazy to cook – just stop by here and buy a few pieces home for our lunch or dinner, so convenient.

WARONG CAFE (2.318841, 111.831732), formerly Sri Tanjung Cafe, is located among the shops in between Jalan Tapang and Jalan Tapang Timur towards the end of Jalan Kampung Nangka on the left – RTM Sibu is located right across the road on the right.

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Author: suituapui

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

17 thoughts on “Regular…”

  1. Nasi lemak with ayam percik sounds good!! True. Most shops give half portion of the egg. Haha.

    At my favourite nasi lemak stall at Bandong, the guy charges 50 sen for that extra half but his is cheap – RM2.50 for the regular with half an egg, RM3.00 for one whole egg.

  2. Not particularly a fan of raw taugeh, but i am okay if they are served in piping hot soup like those Vietnamese noodles

    I’m not even fond of them putting it on top of a bowl of beef noodles, don’t like the green smell and will affect the taste of the soup when dunked in. At least for Sarawak laksa, they blanch it first.

    Having said that, somehow in kerabu, mixed with all the other raw vegetables and the sambal and the air budu, one does not even feel the raw taugeh is there, something like Thai salads. Probably the influence is there, these dishes from the northern states.

  3. I salute them for taking the trouble to remove the tails of the taugeh. I, for one will do that too. Your choice looks good.

    It was good. I sure would be going back for this again, hopefully, it is not sold out.

  4. One of the day I must try teh c (cold) as usually if I drink is hot one…

    Teh-c, you can have hot or cold. Dunno if there is any hot teh-c special – they have to make those three layers, some four – tea, milk, gula Melaka and some others, there is green too – wheat grass or pandan. Only in Sarawak, I hear.

  5. Your nasi lemak looks so delicious! A piece of ayam percik for RM2.50 net is a steal. Here even in pasar malam, a piece of chicken costs at least RM3 nett.

    Chicken is RM2.00 only at my favourite Malay food stall here but no percik – just curry, berlada…and masak merah. If you’re lucky/early, you can get all the drumsticks. Go later, only the breast meat will be left. 😦

  6. The sambal in the nasi ayam penyet looks delicious. I like the banana leaf plates. Some restaurants here also have them, but I’ve never seen them for sale.

    Those plates are easily available here but if I am not mistaken, they are melamine. I’ve seen some that have been used for a long time and the colour looks like kind of faded, dunno if that is safe or not. I’ve read that plastic and melamine are not good for serving hot food, not good for health.

    Ummmm…that’s nasi lemak with ayam percik.

  7. Yumm… aiks…i thought all can tapau away. Ya…sometimes lazy to cook then tapau enough liao especially since not that pricey

    Can! All can tapao, you want nasi kerabu…or nasi lemak or whatever that is on their menu take away, not a problem at all. I am just talking about the ayam percik because some places will not let you tapao lauk alone even at some Chinese chap fan places – you MUST buy with the rice.

  8. There is a restaurant near my place (the one that serves Sarawak food) where the drinks are just awful. So I only order water when I am there.

    Not to say I am prejudiced or a racist but generally, the drinks at the Malay stalls and shops here are all not nice – to be on the safe side, just stick to mineral or drinking water or canned or packet drinks. As for the Chinese places, it varies from place to place, not necessarily all good.

  9. oh wow, they really take the effort to remove the tails of taugeh.. you never see this anymore here in KL…

    No? Eeee…I don’t like those tails, black black like that.

  10. You made a good choice.. the nasi lemak looks so good and the price is very reasonable too!! Worth, worth!

    Definitely. The nasi kerabu is very nice too, also RM6.50 but RM6.00 if you go for the fish. Many have tried and keep coming back for more – very crowded these days.

  11. this reminds me of how our family used to sit at the kitchen table, spending time peeling off the taugeh tails before my aunt fried them for bee hoon. personally, i don’t mind eating taugeh tails … they’re part of the plant anyway. but i do get that the dish looks prettier without the tails 🙂

    I do that all the time everytime I buy taugeh. I heard those black ugly tails are good for health but no, I don’t think I believe it. Must have been started by somebody too lazy to remove the tails. We can buy the ones with the tails removed these days but those would be a lot more expensive. I’d buy those when I do not need so much like when using it as a topping for Sarawak laksa or as an ingredients for frying noodles.

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