Is it too early…

I was thinking of the nice kao teng koi/kuih lapis that I bought on my previous visit so I made my way there the other morning, sometime after 6.00 a.m. and yes, I was way too early. The stall was not open and I do not even know whether the kuihs are available every morning or not. Well, since I was already there, I thought I might as well have something for breakfast.

My lawyer-friend/ex-student, Louis, was there twice when he was last in town and he said that the Malay stall there seemed very popular. A Malay stall? The few times I was there, I did not notice any Malay stall…but I guess it was because I was not looking.

Yes, it…

Malay stall

…was open, Stall No. 11, and I asked for the nasi lemak special but the nice lady said that she was still frying the chicken and it was not quite ready yet.

In the end, I just had the nasi lemak, biasa/regular (RM3.00)…

Nasi lemak biasa

I think I do recall Louis saying that someone told him it was nice but no, the rice was not lemak (rich in santan/coconut milk) but it was all right with the very nice and spicy sambal.

For a while, I was thinking that the two salted fish were given in place of the fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies) but later, I noticed they were in the sambal


…not that there were many of them. At the prices they are selling them for these days, that comes as no surprise at all.

Of course, the traditional wok-fried egg…

Traditional wok-fried egg

…got my nod of approval, unlike the one here but usually, they would give it hard-boiled as the standard condiment for nasi lemak and normally, only half of it. I don’t know why they choose to fry it at many places (at my one-time favourite nasi lemak stall at Bandong Walk, they will fry it for you upon request) when it is easier just to boil it in water instead of frying it in oil and since they only give half, in actual fact, one egg can be used for two plates.

I don’t think I shall be going for that again the next time I drop by, some of the other stuff on her menu perhaps but that morning, I noticed a fish-tail banner advertising the burger babi (pork burger) available at the stall at the far end, No. 15, I think. I sure would love to go back one of these days to give it a try.

THE SUNGAI ANTU MARKET & HAWKER CENTRE/FOOD COURT (2.320030, 111.830741) is located along Jalan Sg Antu 2, on your right off Jalan Industri as you drive in from Jalan Kpg Nangka.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Is it too early…”

  1. Yeah, that is the type of salted fish I prefer for nasi lemak.

    Cheap, RM2.00 for a pack and you get a lot. I only bought once though – can’t be eating too much salty things, once in a while outside is fine.

  2. nasi lemak for breakfast.. too sinful! I used to love having nasi lemak for breakfast.. until recently, my health conscious colleagues advised me against it.

    Why not? Is it because of the coconut milk? Looks like you all are so out-dated. You should read up on all the more recent articles on coconuts and all the coconut by-products.
    If it is the add-ons, the curry or the rendang or whatever that you can get at a lot of places over at your side, then, I would not disagree – these Malay dishes, they always tumis in a lot of cooking oil, very oily…and if it is chicken, then the fat and oil coming out of the meat will make it a lot worse.

  3. I like to be up early. I am lucky when in Australia that many coffee shops open as early as 5am.

    That’s good! They open so late at many places – some do not open till 11 or noon and that would be time for lunch already.

  4. I do like using coconut milk in dishes, it adds another layer of richness and flavor. My daughter eats the occasional egg and does like them fried in my wok. I have had that wok since I was in college, that was almost 30 years ago! Wow… my has the time flown by.

    Haven’t seen you around for a while now, Opal. Hope all is great at your end. I saw that day that your girl has grown so big now, starting to learn how to drive. Nothing beats fried egg done in a wok – a non-stick pan will not give that same result, that’s for sure – far from it.

    1. I know. I haven’t been online as much. It’s been busy. I picked up work outside of the home (as well as working within the home) so my days are flying by. Recently, I received a promotion and so I’ll be transitioning into my new role early in September. I’m excited since this means more time with my daughter. My daughter and I still do a lot together each day. Family is the top priority even over my work and so I make sure she knows that. Yes, it’s a great time for us. My daughter is driving. My, how the time flies. 🙂

      Congratulations, all the best in everything that lies ahead. Gosh! You sure sound real busy. I’ve retired, enjoying my golden years now, kind of laid back but life has been good, praise the Lord.

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