Monday, January 24, 2011

Eating Out is Popular

Eating at the Stalls
After our Saturday night class at Darul Fitrah (DF) in Bandar Sri Damansara we had a late dinner at the stalls nearby.

Tasty Food at Reasonable Prices

Despite the casual and humble environment, this particular stall served hot and tasty food at reasonable prices. The fried chicken was fresh and tender and though not very large, it only costed RM2.50 per piece! The tomyam (Thai hot spicy veg and meat) soup was nice and hot, without being a torture. We also ordered udang tepung (prawn fritters), sambal petai udang (spicy prawns) and fried kai lan.

I felt the sambal prawns were just too small (really small!) but my son pointed out that that's exactly what the prawns look like in the picture! Okaaay!!! No comments! At least no false advertising.

We are so blessed in Malaysia, to be able to eat lots of popular international food at fairly reasonably prices.

Eating Out with the Girls

Encouraged by a successful meal, we decided to meet again for dinner the next night. Rasta is a popular open air eating place that operates from evening to around 1 or 2am. We went after maghrib prayers and were pleasantly pleased to discover a small prayer area there. There were also some shops selling books, clothing etc.

Food was alright but in fairly small quantities and not great. Good ambience and decent crowd, not the rowdy sort. Its a decent Muslim outlet so we do not have to put up with any drunks.
I am just sharing, not criticising but with the same amount of money, we can choose to dine elsewhere.

Keropok Lekor

We do recommend the keropok lekor though, tender and freshly fried, hot from the wok.
Keropok lekor is a combination of fish meat, some sago flour (generally), seasonings and rolled up like sausages. They may be shaped like thick sausages and slice, fried and served with a mild sweet chili sauce. Uncooked keropok may be frozen too.

Teh Tarik - good or bad?

They do serve tasty teh tarik (sweet Indian tea made with evaporated milk and condensed milk) and pulled (tarik) or stretched between 2 mugs to produce froth, like cappucino. It cools the tea a bit and makes it smooth and delicious. Anyway, all the Mamak (Indian Muslim shops) also serve good teh tarik, at a cheaper price too.

Teh tarik is generally believed to be made from poor quality tea leaves, infused with 'delicious' tea colour . It is sometimes said to be a mixture of leftover tea dust - just like some 'house coffee' of famous coffee outlets, made up of leftovers and served to us as though its something special. It certainly is exclusive enough!

Tahu Bakar

The tahu bakar (roasted tofu stuffed with cucumber and beansprouts) was nice and crispy, with a sweet brown Chinese sauce. Good for those with a sweet tooth.

Prices at Rasta are not cheap but still affordable.

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