Green & blue…

Yes, I dropped by here again that morning, past 10.00 a.m. and the boy said that the kueh pai tee was sold out for the day. I thought the fried kway teow was all right, nothing overwhelming and nothing that I would want to order again while the kway teow th’ng was nice but no, it did not get me all that excited either. I loved the nyonya eggskin popiah but I was not in the mood for that that morning.

There were not many things left on their menu – the mee rebus was never available and I am not really into curry mee and no, no curry chicken and rice for me either in the morning. In the end, I decided to try their nasi lemak so I ordered that and sat down to wait for it.

In the meantime, I spotted these ceramic plates…

Ceramic plates

…at the kampua mee stall. When I was here previously, I had that and it was served in those horrendously-coloured plastic bowls and I said I would never order kampua mee from that stall ever again. It sure looks like I can do so now, just that I shall have to insist that she uses those ceramic plates instead of the plastic ones. Honestly, I really cannot understand why she insists on using those.

I had to wait for quite a long time and at long last, the nasi lemak (RM6.00)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Mary's nyonya cuisine nasi lemak

…was served. The rice was blue but it was green in their photograph. I guess they used the butterfly pea flower to get that colour but I would prefer it green in which case they would use pandan (screwpine leaves) and other than the colour, that would give the rice its special fragrance. The butterfly pea flower has neither taste nor fragrance – it only gives the rice its pleasantly-mild blue colour.

I tasted the rice and yes, I did detect the lemak-ness (the richness of the santan/coconut milk used in the cooking) but very remotely. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 3 or to the most, 4 which is not too bad unlike the ones at many places that I would rate 0 or 1.

The sambal

Sambal & cucumber

…was all right – there are nicer ones elsewhere and they certainly were not very generous with it…unfortunately. This was the first time I saw the cucumber shredded into thin long strips, not sliced.

That miserably small piece of chicken…

Chicken

…was VERY nice! The boy insisted it was curry chicken though it neither looked nor tasted anything like it – he did try to explain, in Mandarin so it was Greek to me. He said something like they hong it, whatever that was supposed to mean!

I shall not say anything about the egg – I guess one look at it and everyone would know already how I felt about it. Anyway, it did not really matter as I do not think I shall be ordering this…

Grand Wonderful Food Court Mary's Nyonya Cuisine nasi lemak 2

…again. Like the other two dishes I had before, it was all right but not anything that would get me coming back for more.

玛莉娘惹料理 MARY’S NYONYA CUISINE is located at the GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “Green & blue…”

  1. Wow, the egg sure big time for your standard and the fried ikan bilis with the heads still intact. They are quite generous with the peanuts and ikan bilis.

    Fail big time, you mean? Well, you’re absolutely correct. Honestly, how can these people think they can go into the food business when they cannot even fry a decent looking egg?

    And they’re very free, not that their business is so good…and they close in the afternoon, so much time on their hands. Surely they can use it to remove the heads and insides of the ikan bilis? If you are a true blue nyonya, you would not want what you serve to look like this, such a disgrace! An insult to the Peranakans, true & true!

  2. Curry chicken that doesn’t look like it? Hong?? Grilled? More like it than curry. Lol.

    I haven’t the slightest idea…but it tasted really VERY nice – probably the only thing that was good in that platter. Too bad it was such a small piece, hardly enough to satisfy me fully!

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