On a Monday…

Last Monday, it was already quite late when we got back from my girl’s school, around 5.00 p.m. so we decided to stop some place for an early dinner before heading back to the house.

Unfortunately, quite a number of places here are closed on Mondays. We dropped by the branch of this place in Permai but it was not open and likewise, a number of shops in the vicinity were closed too. I do know for a fact that this place and also this one have their off days on Monday too.

In the end, we stopped by here


…and my missus had the bumbu ijo ayam (RM10.00)…

D'Santai bumbu ijo ayam

…while I had their bebek or bumbu ijo itek (RM11.00)…

D'Santai bumbu ijo itek

I found the duck a bit dry and hard especially by the sides like the penyet that I had the last time and did not quite enjoy and though it was not that bad inside…

D'Santai bumbu ijo meat

…I could not detect the lovely taste of duck in the meat. My missus said that her chicken was more or less like that and was not really nice either.

I do not know how true this is but I heard that the authentic Indonesian way of cooking these penyet dishes would be to boil the meat first and then fry. Maybe that was the reason why it seemed to have lost its taste.

Thankfully, my girl’s  keli penyet (RM10.00)…

D'Santai keli penyet

…was very nice and so was the terung berlado (RM7.00)…

D'Santai terung berlado

…which was really nice and to everyone’s liking.

After we had had our fill, we made our way home. It certainly had been a very long day.

D’SANTAI CAFE (2.305748, 111.863080) is located among the shops to the right of Star Mega Mall, visible from the main road, at No, 20 & 22, Lorong 2A, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (road to Sibu Airport), round the corner from the newly-opened TK Hardware store there.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “On a Monday…”

  1. I would choose the keli over ayam or itik. The terung berlado looks very good. I love brinjals so I guess I will like this very much.

    My girl loves brinjal so we just let her enjoy most of it…with her fish which she said was good.

  2. I think brinjal with plain rice to go with is good enough for me. I like brinjal too.

    We’d probably go for that should we need to drop by here again, for one reason or other.

  3. I will go for what your girl had…

    You will? My missus will not touch ikan keli, catfish. My girl loves it. Me too!

  4. I dont like overly dry meat. Some penyet shops did that. Too tough for me to enjoy. I like my meats to be moist inside yet with crispy skin.

    Yes, so many places selling ayam penyet now, so far this is the only place with duck…and many aren’t anything to shout about. Not that nice even if they are not hard and dry.

  5. A lot of restaurants here also close on Mondays. Must be because of all the hard work over the weekend.

    I guess so. But some will close on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. So far, I only know of one Malay place that closes on Fridays.

  6. Ooo I’ve never actually thought of how penyet dishes are cooked/ prepared … just something I take for granted. Would be interesting to research … and to see if they could be easily home-cooked too!

    Most here is like fried chicken, not really clobbered but somehow the more authentic Indonesian ones have been rather disappointing. The sambal vary from place to place, some can be very nice, others not so.

  7. Those on top are? sambal? aren’t they hot?

    Green chili sambal. Unfortunately, not hot at all, did not turn us on one bit…unfortunately. 😦

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