You remember me…

Yes, she remembers me all right, this Malay lady…

Fast Cafe Malay lady's satll

…at the stall at the back of this coffee shop…

Fast Cafe
*Archive photo*

…among the blocks of shops in the Sg Antu vicinity opposite RTM, Sibu.

The moment she caught sight of me, she said that she had not seen me for a long time and true enough, the last time I was there was in August, 2016 and I was somewhat disappointed with the nasi lemak special that I had that day – she forgot the egg!

Well, I went back there the other day because I heard she has nasi campur (mixed rice)…

Menu

…round lunch time every day and I thought I would want to give it a try. Unfortunately, though it was already almost noon, she said that she had yet to start cooking the dishes so it was not available at that point in time.

In the end, I decided to just go for her nasi lemak special again (RM5.00)…

Fast Cafe nasi lemak special

…and yes, I got the fried egg this time though it was a bit overdone and yes, the rice was far from satisfactory but like most of the rest, with the sambal and the daging masak hitam, I quite enjoyed it, I would say.

For the special, you get one fried chicken wing…

Fried chicken wing

…without which, you would get all the rest, the biasa, for only RM4.00. I thought RM1.00 for a chicken wing was rather cheap – I am sure one will need to fork out at least RM1.50 or RM2.00 for that elsewhere.

My missus had the mee goreng (RM4.00)…

Fast Cafe mee goreng

…but it did not get her all excited. She just said it was all right especially with the masak hitam.

FAST CAFEΒ (2.319100, 111.832213) is located among the shops opposite the RTM station in Sibu in the Sungai Antu area. At the end of Jalan Kpg Nangka, just before its roundabout with Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, you turn left into Jalan Tapang Timur and go straight ahead – it is the first shop in the last block on the left.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “You remember me…”

  1. LOL, why do they name the coffee shop fast fast, sounds like its promoting indigestion

    You can read Chinese – what does it say? Fast can also mean to abstain from eating – that sure isn’t what they would want you to do, I’m sure. But if it’s fast as in quickly – hopefully, it is not like in your case – fast fast lao sai, sampai masuk hospital! Muahahahahaha!!!!

  2. AW! I have not had Nasi Lemak in a long, long time, and it really gets me when I see pics of it on the internet. My personal favourite Nasi Lemak spot in Sibu is colourful cafe if you know where it is. I’d also been to some nice Nasi Lemak places when I was in KL and I can still remember one of them being Village Park at Damansara.

    Yes, Colourful is a favourite of mine too but the level of lemakness of the rice there is not in the top three though definitely more lemak than at a whole lot of other places where they might as well serve plain rice one. The sambal is very good, spicy and they are very generous with it…and I do enjoy the chicken curry or masak hitam by the side. Having said that, it is far from being the cheapest in town – I’ve a blogpost on this issue coming up.

    I’ve heard of Village Park but have never tried.

  3. Almost noon and she has not cooked any of the dishes!? She must be taking it really easy. Here some stalls start cooking chap fan dishes for the lunch crowd as early as 7 am so sometimes I eat chap fan for breakfast too.

    I saw something that looked like masak merah and of course, she always has some masak hitam…and I did see some sliced salted fish, already fried. Maybe she would just cook some vegetable dish, one or two. She said the people going for it will come after noon – office workers, I guess, on their lunch break.

    The Chinese places start early here too and I’ve seen people eating it for breakfast. I usually will not eat rice for breakfast, not even chicken rice…just nasi lemak or my own fried leftover rice.

  4. If she is really into the chap fan business she should have cook the dishes before noon when the crowds start to come in. The only thing I like about the nasi lemak special is the masak hitam.

    That’s about the only thing nice plus it is cheaper than all the rest…or maybe, the sambal is great too but the rice is definitely not one I would go out of my way to come and eat.

    Her nasi campur must be very popular because I did drop by a few days earlier around lunchtime and could not find a place to park…in that somewhat quiet, not many people area or maybe they parked there and walked to the other coffee shops further away, on the other side.

  5. Maybe she could not cope cooking by herself. Need lots of preparation and cooking in nasi campur.

    …and there was a guy, probably the hubby, sitting at the table by the side, SLEEPING!!! Tsk! Tsk!

  6. RM 4 mee goreng, i haven’t seen that price since the 90s.

    Generally that’s the price here. It’s the RM4.00 nasi lemak that is cheaper than the rest elswhere…or if there are any cheaper than this, I’ve yet to come across those.

  7. i guess you’re a genuinely memorable guy! πŸ™‚ but at this rate, the next time she sees you might be august 2019! πŸ˜€

    Unforgettable, unmistakable…and yes, she’d probably see me again two years from now. πŸ˜€

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