The walk…

This is Bandong Walk…

Bandong Walk

Those who were around in the 70’s and 80’s would probably remember the glory days when the eateries here would be jam-packed with people. It was a very popular place where the younger set would hang out at night, enjoying the food and one another’s company. Eventually, the crowd stopped coming – I hear it was because the place got very dirty and was infested with rats.

I must say that I am very impressed by the effort made by the people concerned to upgrade the place – the area in between the block of shops is near completion but I have no idea as to when it will reopen for business. I do hope that everyone, shop owners and members of the public alike, would make a concerted effort to keep the place very nice and clean and not let it go to rot all over again.

For some reason, some of the stalls by the side of the road are not open any time of day though I did gather from a reliable source that all of them have been rented out to somebody. Perhaps some of them only open at night and some only in the morning, like this one, for instance…

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk, new sign

– my favourite nasi lemak in town!

They do seem to be enjoying brisk business…

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk, stall

…which is good as that would mean that it will definitely make enough and more to keep them going and I can continue to drop by to enjoy the nasi lemak

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk nasi lemak sambal sotong 1

…there or have it packed to take home and eat.

There is a canopy at the back and customers can sit in that somewhat makeshift area…

Bandong Walk, under the canopy

…to enjoy their breakfast. Personally, I am of the opinion that they should have something more proper, more presentable and a lot nicer.

I had the coffee…

Bandong Walk kopi-o kao

…from the stall beside the nasi lemak stall and surprisingly, it was really very good. Often have I complained that the coffee at the Malay shops are quite hopeless, not nice at all but this one is one of the few exceptions to the rule and believe it or not, it was just RM1.00 a glass!!!

There is another stall next to the drinks stall where a lady would be frying noodles and I noticed that she even sells kampua mee. Perhaps one of these days, I would drop by again to give it a try.

Back to the nasi lemak, it certainly is cheaper…

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk, price list

…than the ones at the shops and what I had, with the sambal sotong (squid)…

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk nasi lemak sambal sotong 2

…was RM3.00 plus RM1.50, RM4.50 only altogether, the same as what one would need to fork out if one would go for the regular here and elsewhere.

To me, a good nasi lemak would be one whereby the rice is really lemak, rich with the taste and fragrance of santan (coconut milk) and would taste so good without it being drowned by a multitude of sins and this is just about the only one that I have tried and enjoyed that truly lives up to its name.

The NASI LEMAK BANDONG WALK stall (2.313869, 111.825808) is located at Bandong Walk, Jalan Bandong somewhere in front of the block of shops where Mastura Delite and the 1Malaysia clinic are. 

Author: suituapui

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

18 thoughts on “The walk…”

  1. It is good that they are even selling these nasi lemak in the evening during weekdays that people can enjoy it for early dinner.

    Oh? I did not notice the opening hours on the sign – will confirm with him when I drop by again but usually, I do not venture out in the evening, not till much later, heavy after office hours traffic…and very hot.

  2. The nasi lemak look great especially the sambal. Is there any salted fish given?

    No, not this one. My priority – the rice, everything else is secondary. Otherwise, might as well have plain rice.

  3. I remember been to this place for a steamboat with my hubby and his Sibu colleagues before we came back to Kuching.

    Good to hear on the upgrading and maintenance of the area.

    Nasi lemak. One of my favourite breakfast dishes when I looking for rice dish. I just had one last Friday. Otherwise I would be craving for it now. Lol.

    Oh? They have steamboat there? Never tried but I guess not at the moment, every day so so so hot!
    I went and bought the nasi lemak on Friday morning too, what a coincidence. I ate there, tapao-ed home for missus and girl.
    😀

  4. Just had a RM16.90 nasi lemak over the weekend, not that great for the mouth but great impact to my wallet LOL

    Good grief!!! That must be at some high class restaurant! I wonder if the one at Cititel Penang is still as good – it was the first nice one that I ever had. Had it for their early morning buffet breakfast and it was so so good that I had to have it every morning there.

  5. Glad that you found a lemak nasi lemak 😀

    Yes, found him many years ago…and then he disappeared for some years…and so glad he came back. Looks like he’s here to stay, doing very well.

  6. RM4.50 for what you had is cheap. Looks good too. Now I am craving for nasi lemak. Havent eaten it for ages.

    I think I will stop for the time being – have had too many and most are not really nice except this one and a couple of others, the rice is, more often than not, not lemak.

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