Where we are…

I spotted this thing on the roof…

Penyet Delta Google Maps icon

…on an earlier visit but it was pouring cats and dogs so I did not bother going out in the rain to snap a photograph of it and on our subsequent visit the other day, I just forgot completely about it.

Well, I did remember this time…and initially, I thought that was a rather odd sign – if it had been the other way round, it could have been a drop of blood and become the symbol of a blood bank or a place where one could go for blood tests, things along those lines.

In West Malaysia, when you say PD, everyone would think of Port Dickson right away and I was wondering what would cross people’s minds when they saw that here. I shared the snapshot on Facebook and asked this question and an ex-student of mine, now a journalist with a local tabloid, responded, “Google maps!” Hey!!! Why didn’t I think of that? I drop by the website all the time to find the locations of the places that I blog about and get the GPS for those thus inclined and I would see this red icon all the time. Now that sure was a brilliant idea – kudos to whoever thought of putting it on top of the building to show the location of PD or Penyet Delta in full.

Well, we were there for lunch again that day and my missus had their nasi campur (mixed rice)…

Penyet Delta nasi campur

…again, RM5.50 and my guess was it was RM2.50 for the chicken curry and RM1.00 each for the two vegetables and the rice.

No, they were no longer using those very nice stainless food warmers…

Penyet Delta stainless steel food warmers
*Archive photo*

…anymore – I guess somebody got tired of opening and shutting the heavy lids all the time everytime somebody felt like having nasi campur so now they have those cabinets with mosquito netting-covered sliding doors that they use at most places elsewhere here.

I did not want my usual kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) as I was recovering from my cough and instead of that, I asked for a glass of teh tarek which came looking like this (RM3.80)…

Penyet Delta teh tarek

Hmmmm…I thought like a martini, it should be shaken not stirred…

Penyet Delta teh tarek, stirred not shaken

…but it did taste great – strong on the taste of tea and rich with the milk added.

The sweet and friendly roti canai girl asked me if I would like to try her roti canai durian but I told her I was staying off the fruit for the time being as I had a cough. I saw on the sign at her stall that hers was only RM3.50 each, around half the price of the one I saw the other day, and RM3.70 with milk or RM4.00 with cheese added.

This time around, I had the nasi ayam penyet (RM7.50)…

Penyet Delta nasi ayam penyet

…more expensive than at their other place but cheaper than some of the rest around town. I did remember to ask about their very special banana leaf-wrapped rice and was told that they would cook the rice first and then wrap it in the leaf and steam it first before serving it piping hot.

I asked for some extra sambal

Penyet Delta extra sambal

…and I did get that, no problem at all but I had to fork out an extra 50 sen for that. Tsk! Tsk! Next time, I will just make do with what they give.

The slab of chicken thigh…

Penyet Delta ayam penyet

…appeared rather small but it was all right – very nicely done, not hard and dry and actually, that was quite enough for a very nice meal though personally, I do feel that I enjoy their pecel lele (ikan keli/catfish) more. I think I will just stick to that the next time I drop by here again.

PENYET DELTA (2.307969, 111.825223) is located at No.14, Lorong Delta 10, off Jalan Delta, right behind the Delta Swimming Pool, right beside the Delta Seafood & Cafe.