Before I leave…

Every week, before I leave for my girl’s school in the jungle to get her and bring her home, I would go and buy something for our lunch there. In the past, when she used to hitch a ride with one of her colleagues, she would leave right away after lessons ended for the day and would go hungry till she reached home at around 2 or 3 p.m. or at times, even later…and all she had had all day would probably be that one half-boiled egg for breakfast in the morning.

Because it is usually on a Friday, our no-meat day, that would make it a bit more difficult…plus I would have to make sure it is gluten-free, no wheat flour, no soy sauce, no tomato sauce.

The Sarawak/Kuching laksa here

Thomson Corner Sarawak/Kuching laksa

…is fine as long as I remember to tell them that we do not want the shredded chicken which hasn’t much taste, anyway, something we can do without.

I’ve bought the very nice nasi lemak from here

Bandong Walk nasi lemak

…before and my girl loves the sambal sotong but I have a feeling she is not really into nasi lemak and more often than not, she would finish the sambal and I would have to eat up what’s left so nothing goes to waste.

I’ve never bought this here

101 chao chai hung ngang

…nor this here

Tom yam hung ngang

…before but I am pretty sure that it would not be a problem and of course, I would have to ask them to leave out the meat. However, I would also need to get them to pack the soup/broth and noodles separately and we can easily heat up the former when we get there and pour onto the latter so we can enjoy it piping hot.

I guess there is no meat nor soy sauce in the sambal bihun here

Happiness Cafe sambal bihun

…so that is another option, minus the lap cheong (Chinese sausage), of course, and with specific instructions not to add any soy sauce.

Well, last Friday, I went and bought the nasi biryani

Sri Pelita nasi biryani

…with fish curry (RM8.00 in total)…

Sri Pelita fish curry

from here and she did enjoy it but she could barely manage half of it. Yes, I did think there was quite a lot, enough to be shared by two, plus coming back straight from class, one would be hot and tired and would not have an appetite to eat all that much.

While I was there, the nice and generous boss, Guna, gave me this…

Sri Pelita chapati and chicken rendang

…to take home and try, their chapati

Sri Pelita chapati

…with the very nice and spicy chicken rendang

Sri Pelita chicken rendang

Of course I did not eat it that day, not on a Friday, so I saved it and heated it up for breakfast the next morning and boy, it was really very good.

I remember I saw the chef/cook eating that and enjoying it himself once and I had always wanted to go back there again for this but I never did. I sure would love to drop by there again one morning for this.

SRI PELITA CAFE (2.293579, 111.820700) is located along Lorong Kampung Datu 11, off Jalan Kampung Datu, the first shop in the block to the right of Paramount Hotel.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Before I leave…”

    1. Went over to have a look at the ghee rice you made, wow! Looks good, yum!

      Yes, was always our favourite but ghee these days is not as fragrant so we do not cook that so often anymore.

  1. Oh, now every week you have to pick and send Mel back to her jungle school. Her colleague whom she used to hitch a ride is no more teaching there? The fish curry and laksa looks good.

    She was supposed to be transferred to another school in the district but somehow or other, the transfer has been frozen so she is still around. I told my girl that it is ok, we will just go for a drive every Friday to get her, maybe stop at Selangau market on the way to see if there is anything we would want to buy.

  2. Sambal bihun attracted me over here.

    Nice gesture of Guna. Don’t mind the chapati with the rendang.

    Yes, he is a very nice guy. Haven’t been to his place for a while now – if I keep going to the same places, I will not have much to blog about anymore.

    Haven’t gone back for the sambal bihun for quite a while now too.

  3. Wow. I am amazed that you managed to get your daughter with all the NO things about the food like no meat, no soy sauce, etc.

    Where there is a will, there is a way! What wouldn’t a father do for his daughter, bet you would do the same too.

  4. Among the food above, the capati-s and the curry is what I would like to have! In fact I had one piece of Tosai this morning, it was good but the dhall was not, unfortunately.

    Yes, we went back to the shop and I did not think the dhal was good. Luckily we were also given curry gravy so I just enjoyed that.

  5. Oh wow. chapati with rendang chicken. I bet I’d really enjoy that!

    Yes, it was so good! So disappointed when we went back to the place and they did not have the rendang. Sobsss!!!

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s