You can do it too…

Early last Friday morning, after dropping off my girl at her school, I stopped by my Malay kueh and everything else stall at Bandong here to see if there was anything I could buy home for breakfast. No, it was our no-meat day so no noodles at the coffee shops for me that day!

I saw that they had their own-cooked nasi lemak now but no, I did get my hopes too high. I was rather disappointed with the nasi lemak at the stall a stone’s throw away that day as it was no longer as lemak as it used to be and I was not as impressed as before.

They had a choice between pedas (spicy) and not pedas and of course, I wanted the former. I bought two packets home (RM3.00 each)…

Mak Met nasi lemak

…to try and I was glad I did as the rice was lemak and the sambal was spicy enough and really good and I liked how they fried their own kacang (peanuts), skin and all, instead of using those salted ones sold in packets or tins at the shops and supermarkets. I certainly would not hesitate to buy more should I happen to go there again instead of that other one and anyway, they do not open till much later, around or after 7.30 a.m.

I bought their very nice cucur for my girl and I also grabbed some of these huat koi or fatt koh (3 for RM1.00)…

Mak Met huat koi

I think they call it apam tapai as there is some degree of fermentation in the making of these and yes, they were very good even though they were not perfectly shaped. My girl seems to enjoy eating these and I quite like them too, eaten with butter. They looked better before though, made in paper cups, with the gaping top, the way they should look like once they have huat.

Mak Met, the very nice lady who used to run the place has not been around for a while. Nobody seemed eager to tell me anything – they just said that she was resting at home. Well, when she was around, I used to enjoy her bread pudding and I spotted it there that morning. Of course, especially when I had not had it for a long time, I wasted no time in buying a piece (RM2.00)…

Mak Met bread pudding

…the last one left that morning! I particular like how the bread is blended together with the batter instead of being laid out slice by slice and baked after the batter has been poured all over it. I sure enjoyed it very much but at RM2.00 a piece, perhaps I wouldn’t be going for it all that often.

This 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.

9 thoughts on “You can do it too…”

  1. I prefer plain huat kuih, eaten without butter and they go extremely well with a hot cup of coffee. The bread pudding looks good but RM2 a piece, I agree that it is a bit too steep.

    I’ve always loved bread pudding. If I got to see it at hotel buffets, I would definitely help myself to a lot and go for seconds even. Theirs, they would lay out the bread in whole slices, also nice.

  2. I try to have lots of no meat days. I really love my veg and fruits so I don’t find it hard.

    We make it every Friday but some days, we may not be eating meat either, purely coincidental, not intentional.

  3. Oooo I love huat kueh. I’ve never eaten it with butter though. I like it just like that.

    Just like my girl. I will resteam to heat it up, add butter and let it melt over the kueh and eat, extra taste and fragrance. I’m so indulgent, that’s why so fat! LOL!!!

  4. Finally, a nasi lemak that is lemak that meets with your standards hee..hee…

    …come back tomorrow to see if another one can pass the acid test or not. LOL!!!

  5. Looking at the huat koi, makes me want one. Haha. I used to enjoy that and mum usually bought it in Kenyalang market when she went there. They had the white and pink colour.

    There’s green too these days, pandan. They do have some very nice kuihs at Kenyalang – loved the nyonya chang at one of the stalls.

  6. The nasi lemak looks good…. I hate it when they over salted the peanuts and ikan bilis. Sometimes it’s too overpowering the sambal taste itself 😦

    Didn’t notice it one bit. I, for one, do not like sambal that is too sweet…and not pedas.

  7. I love my huat kueh when it is steaming warm, yums! Normally when I eat nasi lemak, I will not eat the peanuts and ikan bilis.

    Those are standard nasi lemak condiments, take it or leave it. My girl is not fond of the peanuts as well so she just leaves them by the side.

  8. Ohhh Nasi Lemak, I so miss this specially that sambal

    Yes, the sambal sure makes a whole lot of difference. Thankfully, generally, it is always good – just the rice, may lack the richness of coconut milk usually.

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