So on a fine night of June 28th, we met up with Dieya. Donning a pink hijab, a richly dyed purple long sleeve shirt, a beautifully decorated Turkish ‘batik’ skirt and her wide warm smile. She was a beauty.
Second reason was because of an exceptionally tall (on stilts) entertainer with his body spray-painted in silver from head to toe (including the stilts). Third was due to an on going “pasar malam” (night market) located just one school block and two streets away from where we were (which we found out later that the restaurant was located behind the school).
The Nasi Lemak was wrapped in a nostalgic newspaper and banana leaves. “We must take 2 packets each. One is not enough…” said Dieya.
We were given the chance to squeeze our own lime juice into our drinks. Bryan appreciated this because he disliked having the entire lime thrown into his drink due to cleanliness issues.
The fried crispy chilli tempeh was a hot favourite! It was perfect with the nasi lemak which consisted of coconut steamed rice and spoonful of sweet sambal (loads of onions). We did detect somewhat “sotong” (cured squid) smell, but couldn’t find any of it in the sambal.
WHQ Bryan is already accustomed to his hometown’s way of life and street food…so this is no biggie for him.
There were buskers coming into the restaurant to entertain us, the beautiful crowd, with their heartfelt songs.
Jalan Dewan Sultan Sulaiman