Since when…

I had not seen my good friend/ex-classmate, Robert and his wife, Angela, since God knows when. It was so long ago that I cannot remember when the last time was, probably sometime in July last year!

Robert did call me once earlier this year, after the partial MCO lockdown, to go and try the bak kut teh or something at one place here but I wasn’t feeling too well then so I had to take a rain check. I did ask him but he said the couple, from KL or somewhere, had left town a couple of weeks later so it is no longer available.

Of course, I was delighted when he called me again the other day to invite me out for lunch here…

Yummy's Kafe

…and needless to say, this time around, I wasted no time at all in accepting the invitation. I did drop by there to try the ayam penyet from the Indonesian lady’s stall there but I did not get to eat that as it would only be available on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays.

The nice lady, assisted by her daughter at the stall, treated us to this nasi Arab…

Nasi Arab

…on the house. Gosh!!! It was bursting with the flavours and fragrance of the spices used in the  cooking. I haven’t had many but I dare say this is simply the best! Too bad it’s not on their menu but if you are her good friends, like Robert and Angela, you can pre-order and she wouldn’t mind cooking it for you.

She also cooked this big plate of sambal petai/stink beans (RM10.00)…

Sambal petai

…for us to enjoy. It was very nice but despite my threshold level for spiciness being rather high, I found it way too hot for me. Surprisingly, Robert and Angela did not seem to have a problem with that!

We all had the nasi ayam penyet (RM5.50)…

Yummy's Kafe ayam penyet

…and yes, it was very good – I loved it and I liked how the vegetables were lightly blanched – they would just serve them raw at most, if not all, of the other places and I am not entirely fond of long beans that way.

I enjoyed the food very much and of course, the company too – thank you so much, Robert and Angela for the treat. This COVID-19 pandemic has dragged on for so long and time has slipped by without our realising it. I  certainly am looking forward to getting the chance to see some of my friends that I have not seen for a long long time.

YUMMY’s KAFE (2.293333, 111.827763) is located along Jalan Bako, right beside the Alliance Bank.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Since when…”

  1. The ayam penyet looks great and so is the sambal petai. Maybe you should bring your missus to try the sambal petai and see whether the spiciness is up to her level.

    I’m not sure if they have it all the time. On weekdays, I hear they have nasi campur only, mostly local Malay dishes to cater to the locals.

  2. It’s good that you enjoyed the food and the company. I have not eaten nasi Arab before but I am sure I would love the flavors.

    If you are into those strong Indian spices, you will love it. Many Chinese not into those, very smelly, they will say.

  3. My favourite ayam penyet place has its vegetable blanched so it isn’t all raw. I like that better than raw. Hehe

    The dishes all looked good.

    Only here and I liked it better that way, all the other places, raw!

  4. The nasi arab looks like pineapple fried rice.

    No, completely different and no pineapples IN the rice. I do enjoy both if they do the pineapple fried rice well – not all are good.

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