Don’t be late, don’t come too soon…

I was early that morning, around 9.00 a.m. and I was thinking of having the sup tulang (beef bone soup) with noodles for breakfast but I guess that was way too soon and I was told that it was not available yet. It would be ready by around 11.00 a.m. but no, I did not want to go off some place and come back all the way again.

I could have the eat-all-you-can porridge (RM4.00)…

Eat all you can porridge

…but I did not feel like it plus the condiments did not look all that exciting.

They have a roti canai stall…

Roti canai stall

…in front now, run by the two ladies and I decided to order one (RM1.20)…

Roti canai 1

…to try.

It did not look all that great, something like those frozen homemade ones that we can buy and fry our own at home but I guess it was because they did not squeeze it from the sides like what I would see them doing at most, if not all, other stalls because it was perfectly all right…

Roti canai 2

…inside, exactly how a roti canai should be.

They gave this curry dip…

Curry dip

…with it, not the usual dhal one, and I just poured it all onto the roti…

Roti canai banjir

…and ate. I guess that would be what my blogger friend, Merryn, would do – she calls it roti canai banjir (flooded).

I asked what I could order at that time of day and was told that they had the usual halal kampua or kolo mee and the fried stuff and no, they do not have nasi lemak here. In the end, I settled for a plate of fried mee (RM5.00)…

Mee goreng 1

…which I thought was a bit pricey especially when it was not a very big plate and I did not think there was much in it, no sign of any chicken or beef…

Mee goreng 2

…but yes, it was all right, just that it was not anything to get me rushing back for more.

However, the complimentary beef soup…

Complimentary soup

…was so so good, really thick and rich and bursting with flavours. I sure enjoyed that a lot!

No, the nasi campur was not ready yet – that is the thing about this place, it seems. Do not come too soon…and don’t come too late either. We came a bit later that day and the dishes for the eat-all-you-can buffet lunch were running out and it did not look like there was going to be any refill. Those who came even later than us had to make do with whatever there was left.

DAPUR AZRA (2.308398, 111.819744) is located at the shops at Simpang Tiga, along Lorong Kuda 2, back to back with Bisonte Grocer & Deli, facing Jalan Kampung Nangka and the road leading to the one-time ferry point.