One piece at a time…

Those years when my mum was bedridden, we had to go over to their house in the morning to be with her so we hardly did any cooking. Most of the time, we would stop somewhere on our way home to tapao some food for our lunch and/or dinner and because this stall…

…was so conveniently on the way, we frequented it very often at the time until my mum passed away in 2018. After that, we hardly ever went there again.

The other morning, however, I suggested to my missus that we could go and check it out to see if what they had was still as nice as before – we used to enjoy a lot of what they dished out at the time and my wife promptly agreed to the idea.

When we got there, we were delighted to see that it was still open and yes, they still had those same ol’ familiar dishes. I waited in the car while my missus went to see what she could buy – I did suggest some ayam masak merah and ayam masak kurma and perhaps a vegetable dish, masak lemak.

Yes, she managed to buy some ayam masak merah

…and ayam masak kurma

…but obviously, she had forgotten how things worked here. They would work out the prices for the meat (and fish) dishes by calculating the prices one piece at a time and as far as I could remember, around that time when we stopped coming here, things were already RM2.00 per piece.

My missus was so used to buying food at the chap fan stall where she would just tell them that she wanted RM10.00 of this and RM10.00 of that. That was why, in the end, we only got 4 pieces of the meat in each dish, RM2.50 each.

The ayam masak merah looked rather oily but it was VERY nice. It was quite all right – I did not feel it when I mixed the gravy well together and drowned my rice with it. I sure enjoyed that a lot and yes, I would want to buy that again the next time we hop over here.

The kurma was all right but no, it did not get me all excited especially when we had been having the green curry chicken here

…quite regularly over the years – I always thought they tasted similar in some ways.

Of course, I did not want any curry – we always cook our own and I did not want their ayam berlada

…either as my missus was cooking that so very often at one stage that I got quite sick and tired of it.

For the vegetable dish, my missus asked for RM5.00 worth of this pajeri nenas

…a popular Malay pineapple dish and yes, it was so very good that we almost finshed it in one sitting. I certainly would want to buy more next time, RM10.00 perhaps.

Well, it certainly was a nice change from the usual chap fan fare that we had been buying and seeing how we enjoyed it a lot, we certainly would be heading back that way again for more.

GERAI MADU “SELERA KAMEK” (2.314158, 111.825546)…

…is located at Bandong Walk, somewhere in the middle of the stalls on the right (if you are coming from Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg heading towards Kpg Nangka) along Jalan Bandong.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “One piece at a time…”

  1. That is real expensive if they charge the meat piece by piece. I would much sooner go to chap fan stall and ask for RM10 and I bet I can get more than 4 pieces of chicken meat. The pajeri nenas looks tempting and my favourite too.

    That is what they do at the Malay shops and stalls…for as long as I can remember. They do it at Curry House too, that Kuching Indian franchise, two or three branches here!
    You go to places like KFC, they also charge piece by piece what…and it is more than RM2.50 at such places. Not cheap at all and yet so many people love going to such places. Not so nice even!
    Usually, the pieces are very big – one whole drumstick, if you are lucky to find any, at RM2.50 is cheap…but you will want a bit of everything – all so nice and the total can add up to quite a lot.

  2. The Ayam masak Merah did look oily but I like it. Long time didn’t have that. Rarely go to Malay fast food.

    I cannot remember the last time I had these Malay delights, probably once in a long while during the pandemic…if at all. Sure was glad to get to enjoy them again.
    Generally, Malay dishes are rather oily – they usually use a lot of oil to “tumis” all the pounded/blended ingredients. Not nice if not enough oil. Not too bad if we stir the gravy and mix it all together. We’ve tried using the oil separator but the dishes don’t taste so good after that.

  3. I love ayam masak merak and pajeri nenas. The chicken pieces look big. I used to enjoy these 2 during my working days.

    “Your working days”. Claire used to say that too. I get the impression that you folks there get to enjoy Malay food at your office canteen only, never eat at the shops and stalls outside. Here, we eat everything…everywhere.

  4. I have a fondness for fruit in curry.

    So far, I’ve only come across pineapples and yes, it does enhance the taste of the curry, can’t think of any other fruit.

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