You’re late…

My friend, Jasmine, home for a few days from Adelaide, Australia, was shocked when I told her I would pick her up at her hotel at 6.30 a.m. right after I had dropped off my girl at her school which incidentally was just round the corner, a stone’s throw away.

What I had in mind was to take her to the kuih and everything else stall/shop at Bandong and I did know for a fact that if we got there late, most everything would be sold out and there would not be much left that one could buy and enjoy and I was right. She agreed to meet an hour later, at 7.30 a.m. and by the time, we got there, it was around 8.00 a.m. and indeed, we were late – we could see all the empty baskets by the side.

Luckily, we did manage to get hold of the very nice Hj Luguk’s/Kate pulut panggang (RM1.10 each)…

Pulut panggang

…and their very nice cucur/fritters (3 for RM1.00)…

Cucur

…and of course, Jas loved them so much!

We also bought this kuih talam gula apong (3 for RM1.00)…

Kuih talam gula apong

…but for reasons unknown, I did not see her eating that so I just helped myself to it – I would say it was all right, nice but nothing to get excited about. I would much prefer the bingka labu that I bought home the other day but there was not even a single piece left.

We bought the aforementioned and adjourned to the nearby stalls at Bandong Walk to sit down and enjoy like what I saw the ladies doing that day. In the meantime, I went to the stall there to order a plate of their nasi lemak

Bandong Walk nasi lemak sambal sotong

…my favourite in town, with sambal sotong (RM5.00) to share and also a plate of mee jawa

Bandong Walk mee jawa

…with beef that I tried once and enjoyed very much.

It did not matter to me one bit that the nasi lemak had gone up by 50 sen – it used to be RM4.50 only but I was so disappointed that it was no longer as lemak as before anymore. Yes, the guy did tell me sometime ago about the soaring prices of grated coconut so of course that would justify the price hike but not the scrimping on the ingredient at the expense of what was once my favourite in town. I hope this was just because we caught them on a wrong day – if this is what it is going to be like from now on, I will not bother going back there for more, that’s for sure.

Jas did enjoy both the dishes though so it was worth the effort bringing her all the way here to get to eat some of our very own local delights.

The stall/shop that used to be called MAK MET’s BREAKFAST STATION is located at the shops along Bandong Walk (2.313869, 111.825808) where PENYET BANDONG is in the evening.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “You’re late…”

  1. hahaha she must be shocked because it is a vacation for her so why wake up so early? As for nasi lemak not being lemak enough, I seem to remember you wrote a post where you cooked your own nasi lemak and despite using a lot of coconut milk/santan, the nasi lemak was still not lemak enough for you. I couldn’t find that post now or did I dream up this post?

    6.30 here would be around 10 Down Under mah, not so early for her. LOL!!!

    Yes, I did try cooking, disastrous because I diluted the santan with water so as to have enough to cook the rice. A fried told me that I must not do that, best concentrated and best to use fresh coconut. Never tried again since.

  2. No problem with me getting up early in the morning as I am used to it. Usually I get up at around 4 am plus or latest 5am everyday as I need to go for my morning walk and later doing some exercise which starts at 5.30am at the park near our neighbourhood with our group. Even weekends I get up that early too. I would like the pulut panggang and fritters for my breakfast.

    Me too, around 4…gotta boil water, prepare breakfast and by 6, I would be out watering the flowers and do the gardening till around 9, my exercise for the day. These days, I do that last bit after I have sent my girl to school.

  3. I love pulut panggang with fillings. Long time didnt taste a good one.

    Glad Jas enjoyed the food.

    Not us, no filling, thank you very much. The ones with sambal filling will depend completely on the taste of the filling, no need to panggang to perfection (so the banana leaves are not burnt) and no need to be lemak. I think that’s Chinese or nyonya, not quite the same.

    Kuching people who lived here before will tell you that there’s no panggang like Sibu panggang but then again, like everything else, one must know where to go for the really good ones.

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