I don’t mind at all…

Yesterday morning after the Sunday church service, I asked my girl what she wanted to eat for breakfast. Yes, the school holidays are here so we would not need to go to the sunset service on Saturday evenings anymore till school reopens in January.

She said she wanted thosai again but she was reluctant to suggest that as I might not want to go to the same place again and again and again. No, I do not mind at all – I can always order something different that they have on their menu or if it is something that I’ve blogged about often enough before, I can choose not to blog about it anymore, like the nasi kerabu ayam percik we had for lunch the previous day.

Yes, we went back here again in the end and she got to enjoy the thosai that she was thinking of having.

I ordered their nasi lamak ayam (RM7.00)…

Sri Pelita nasi lemak ayam

…and believe it or not, the last time I had it here was way back in 2014 and I was not all that impressed by what I had then. Why, it did not even look as nice at the time…

Sri Pelita nasi lemak 2014
*Archive photo – from 2014*

This time around, the rice was pretty good – there was the taste and fragrance of the santan (coconut milk) and the sambal was great plus they were quite generous with it. At some places I have been to, they were so very stingy and gave something like a teaspoonful of it only. Tsk! Tsk!

I do not like places where they fry their eggs using that metal ring and I mentioned that in my blogpost back in 2012 about the one I had here and it so happened that Guna, the boss, read that and he mentioned that to me when I went there again the following month…and he remembers it to this day, believe it or not. That morning, when he served me my plate of nasi lemak, he sad, “No ring!” and yes, the egg was perfectly done…

Sri Pelita fried egg

…golden on the outside, the yolk, still runny…

Sri Pelita runny yolk

…just the way I like it! Here’s a guy who actually cares about what his customers feel and tries his best to satisfy – way too often, we have people who are not open to criticisms and do not give a damn and will just tell you off when you pass a comment about what they dish out.

Actually, that morning, Guna was suggesting that I should try his mee rebus Ipoh special (RM7.00)…

Pelita Cafe mee rebus Ipoh 1

…but my missus wanted that so I just let her have it. She did let me try a bit and yes, I would say it was very nice…

Sri Pelita mee rebus Ipoh 2

something like the mee jawa I had here and I sure would not mind having that myself sometimes.

Guna also let us try his beef rendang

Sri Pelita beef rendang

…on the house and yes, it was so very good, bursting with flavours  with the daun kunyit and serai and what not in it. I was contemplating on tapao-ing some of that home for dinner but I decided not to as we might not be eating at home

Ooopsss!!! Guna was manning the counter when I went to pay the bill. I also ordered one nasi lemak ayam for my sis and their roti canai for my mum, take away and including all that we had plus our drinks, he just asked me for RM20.00!!! I told him, “Two nasi lemak and one mee rebus Ipoh at RM7.00 each is already RM21.00,” to which he replied, grinning from ear to ear, “It’s Sunday! Must do good things on Sundays!” Naughty! Naughty! But honestly, nice guys like that do deserve to be abundantly blessed – may he continue to do so very well in his business in the days ahead.

SRI PELITA CAFE (2.293579, 111.820700) is located along Lorong Kampung Datu 11, off Jalan Kampung Datu, the first shop in the block to the right of Paramount Hotel.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “I don’t mind at all…”

  1. Guna is not only generous, he has a good sense of humour too. Good memory and attentive to customers – proven by not using the ring to fry the egg for you. Food looks delicious and this post reminded me that I have not eaten mee rebus or mee jawa for quite a while now so it is time to eat them again.

    Indeed, he is truly a great guy, sure deserves to do well. I don’t think I’ve ever had mee Jawa/Bandung/rebus over at you side…or if I did, I can’t remember. I wonder where the good ones are.

  2. The mee rebus looks heavenly and so is the beef rendang.

    I would say the stuff here is pretty good – worth checking out, those who have never been here before.

  3. I also dont like those fried egg in the ring. I like my yolk runny. Just had nasi lemak not so long ago. The fried egg was not what I wanted. Shall blog about it; still scheduling my posts. ^^

    They usually use those rings when frying a whole lot of eggs on a wide metal plate, mass production, may find that in some hotels. No, thank you! Can’t wait to read about the nasi lemak you had. 😀

  4. gosh, the thing i miss about school are the year-end holidays, with seven whole weeks of not having to wake up early and trudge to class, heheh 😀 and yes, that oozing-yolk eggs looks perrrrrfect! 😀

    Looked like the cook flipped it over. Shudders!!! I would never dare do that – sure to break the yolk or ruin it in some way.

  5. Guna is a very nice man. I remember reading about him and I also remember reading about how you dislike your eggs being fried in metal rings. I like eggs fried Guna’s way too – golden on the outside, yolk still runny on the inside. Yums!

    He is…and he cares about pleasing his customers. I know many would not give two hoots about what you say – you want to eat, eat…you don’t want to eat, get lost! Many are not open to criticisms – they will argue with you, very defensive and unwilling to change. Those will not get very far, will never improve.

  6. Wow your blog is snowing! I like to eat mee rebus as the gravy is very flavourful and the beef rendang here looks good too.

    Yes, we do enjoy the food here and drop by very regularly.

    The snow does give a nice Christmas feel to my blog, eh?

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