I loved you more…

We loved dropping by this place before when it was just a one-shoplot eatery because we enjoyed the food a lot. Why, we even went there for the eat-all-you-can buka puasa (breaking of fast) buffet in 2019!

Eventually, it became more and more popular and the crowd grew bigger and bigger…and they extended the place and even changed the name from La’zzaty Cuisine to Kedai Makan Nasi Ulam (not to be mistaken with the nasi ulam over in West Malaysia and elsewhere) for the simple reason that their customers love their ulam (raw vegetables and leaves eaten with their awesome sambals).

Well, that afternoon, we went back to the roadside stall as the lady said that she would be cooking her sambal petai (stinky beans) but no, much to our disappointment, she did not have it so we just left and on our way back, we decided to stop by here as they had what they called a mini Ramadan bazaar on the pavement in front.

We bought two of this rice set…

…with ayam percik to share. The chicken came with plain rice and half a salted egg and some raw vegetables plus two different types of sambal.

I did not know at the time that they had those sambals in the pack and I went and bought a tub of it…

…as well. Thankfully, it was not a big one. Personally, I felt that the chicken was at best, just all right – I have had very much nicer ayam percik elsewhere.

The beef liver…

…looked tempting but no, I was able to resist the temptation unlike my missus who insisted on buying a bit of their perut sapi (beef tripe)…

I did try a bit but it did not tickle my fancy. I don’t think my missus managed to finish that little bit even so that sure spoke volumes about how much she enjoyed it.

I did not like the daun ubi (tapioca leaves) masak lemak

…either. They cooked the leaves whole so it was a chore to chew plus it did not taste great and we felt it was not lemak enough.

I don’t know why my missus insisted on buying this asam fish (ikan bawal hitam/black pomfret)…

…because I always buy this fish, fresh ones and she can cook this very well herself. Thankfully, it turned to be really nice so in the end, I was glad that she did…especially considering how most of the things we bought turned out to be not that great!

The bubur pedas

…looked so good, so much nicer than the one we bought from the aforementioned roadside stall. Unfortunately, it was extremely salty and did not even taste nice at all – in the end, nobody wanted to eat it so we just threw it all away.

My girl also bought their murtabak ayam and daging (chicken and beef)…

…that was all right though not anything to get excited about – I have had murtabak a lot nicer elsewhere.

On the whole, we did not think the food was as nice as before so it is not likely at all that we shall be going back there for more.

KEDAI MAKAN NASI ULAM (2.307198, 111.828479) is located at No. 8, Jalan Nibong 1, Off Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, opposite the Sibu Buddhist Temple.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “I loved you more…”

  1. Same goes with cangkuk manis, if it is not tear to bits and pieces, it will be a chore to chew and doesn’t taste nice. Actually what is bubur pedas? Is it porridge? To me it doesn’t look like porridge…😊

    Yes, the sweetness does not come out of the veg, not nice.
    Bubur pedas is a dish usually available at Ramadan, not like bubur, more like masak lemak with all the special spices added.
    My girl loves it a lot – I prefer masak lemak but must be lemak.

  2. The food that I am familiar with and like is the ayam percik, sambal in the 2nd photo and the murtabak.

    I am pretty sure you’ve had asam fish before, maybe not with bawal hitam but with some other types of fish perhaps.

  3. Oh dear, what a disappointment! Sometimes it’s like that, the dishes look really tempting but did not live up to expectations.

    Or maybe they were better when they were smaller. Now they are too big, hard to control the quality perhaps.

  4. This eatery is so close to my house. I shall get it a try next time if I back to Sibu.

    Used to be smaller and much nicer, now bigger and very crowded and we felt the quality had gone down and the people are not as friendly as when they first started (under a different name).

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