Anything for you…

I do not drop by here all that often these days as by the time we venture out of the house at around 9 or 10.00 a.m., most of the things would have been sold out. I think they open very early to cater to those after their prayers at dawn at the surau a stone’s throw away and parents and children going to school before 7.00 a.m. and the office crowd before 8.00 a.m.

I did go over to have a look the other day though but I could not find anything that is gluten-free for my girl. She likes the laksa Penang…

Mak Met Bandong laksa Penang
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…there but it was not available that morning.

There was the putu mayam

Mak Met Bandong putu mayam
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…but she’s not into that and though she will eat those onde onde aka kueh Melaka

Nyonya Colours onde onde
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…I do not see her getting excited about those.

In the end, I did not manage to get anything for her but I did buy their roti jala (RM2.00)…

Mak Met Bandong roti jala 1

…to try and I thought at best, it was just all right, not anything I would be dying to have again…

Mak Met Bandong roti jala 2

…but the mee jawa (RM3.00)…

Mak Met Bandong mee jawa 1

…that I also bought was very nice. The gravy was not the usual pinkish and sweet type and it was very rich and thick – I did enjoy it, I must say but at that price, for nothing much else other than that half a hard-boiled egg…

Mak Met Bandong mee jawa 2

…I felt it was rather pricey though it was a lot cheaper than what one would have to fork out for the same at the shops, just that one would get a lot more toppings at the latter.

MAK MET’s BREAKFAST STATION (2.314192, 111.825581) is located at the shops along Jalan Bandong in Kpg Nangka here, facing Bandong Walk. It opens every day except Sundays but if you’re looking for those Malay kuehs and other delights, you’d only find those in the morning…while stocks last. 

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Anything for you…”

  1. That’s my favourite putu mayam and onde onde. I am not into laksa Penang, still prefer our own Sarawak laksa.

    Me too! My girl enjoys it though so if I should see it at this stall, I would buy it for her. Usually they would have our Sarawak laksa too – nice but I would not say it is the best in town.

  2. Why lime on the Penang laksa? tsk tsk tsk

    Here, for reasons unknown, the Malays give a lime with EVERYTHING like it is so cheap and comes for free or what. Usually, I would just leave it by the side. Not always compatible – I squeezed it over my not-too-bad bakso here once and it ruined it completely. I left the rest of it, unfinished. 😦

  3. I googled roti jala…

    1 cup all-purpose flour (150g)
    ¼ tsp ground turmeric
    ¼ tsp salt
    1 egg (beaten)
    ¾ cup coconut milk mixed with ¾ cup (180ml) water
    Vegetable oil to grease pan

    I’m wondering if I can try and use Chia Seeds as the binder for a vegan version instead of egg. Might have to do some more research on this…thanks for the suggestion!

    It’s something like those pancake egg wrapper but they use a certain contraption with lots of little outlets at the bottom and twirl it around for the net-like appearance. They do sell that in plastic now – the traditional ones were brass. Having said that, I’ve seen them using a plastic tomato sauce bottle these days – they just squeeze out the batter and twirl that around the pan or hot plate. Dunno if it will work with chia seeds – for one thing, those would be mighty expensive here.

  4. i was reading the lyrics for Gloria Estefan’s Anything For You and only remembered what a depressing song it actually is, cos she’s in such a dysfunctional relationship … even though if you just listen to the melody and a few lines of the lyrics, it might sound romantic, heh 😀

    Oh my! You know Gloria Estefan? 😀 She actually did a concert in KL once a long long time ago – were you there? I love that song but yes, the lyrics of that song do not actually fit what I’m saying in this post – looking to see if there’s anything I could buy for my girl.

  5. Mee Jawa looks like very small portion with only half an egg for RM3 but glad that it tastes nice.

    I checked out the prices of those I had before at the shops here and they all seemed mighty expensive – I wonder why.

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