It Was So Good!

You know, I have not been able to shop for grocery effectively since two weeks ago. Every time I enter a supermarket, I could only manage to grab a bag of grapes and a bag of apples before feeling claustrophobically overwhelmed overwhelmingly claustrophobic and had to escape to the Express cashier lane immediately.

As a result, I have not been able to cook for two weeks, give or take a few. I have been reduced to eating instant oats and fruits for dinner most of the days.

I suppose this is a good thing. It gives me a chance to give my body a chance for some serious detox, what with Chinese New Year looming just around the corner…

And then, yesterday evening, this transpired over my phone:

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Great! Seems like my food suggestions for KL haven’t been good for nothing, even with my not being around for almost 8 years now. Although a part of me is still doubtful if the recipient of my suggestions is being entirely truthful or not. I know for a fact that the Americans have a habit of saying everything is great even if they are puking internally.

[By the way I actually recommended this place, Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir, not because I thought they are the best of the best nasi kandar in KL. I only recommended it because it was the only one that I ever patronized in downtown KL which I personally know are at least… good. And of course with the side benefit of being a stone’s throw away from Central Market and Petaling Street.]

Anyway, I left office feeling relatively good, happy that I have been helpful to a traveler visitingย our beloved country. Doing my feeble part to leave a good impression, trying to boost tourism in Malaysia without having to spend millions to design Facebook pages. But then, something I read began to repeat on my mind.

It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ …

Eisss!!! Tsk!!!!! What the hell is this?? It’s just nasi kandar, for goodness sake… Never in my life have Iย craved for this thing, much. After all, it’s not even my favorite food!

It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ … It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ …

I decided to ignore these words and focus on driving back home to continue with my oats + fruits regime…

It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ … It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ … It was so good ๐Ÿ˜€ …

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Arghhhh!!! What the hell happened?! Why did I suddenly come to my senses to find myself seated on a table in Makbul (my favorite nasi kandar chain in Penang) and staring at this plate of food??!

OMG! There’s rice beneath a big slab of mutton, a piece of tandoori breast + wing, a hard boiled egg, and a bunch of ladies finger… beneath a pool of curry gravy! Oh noo!!! And if you look closely enough at the picture, you will be able to see how much I paid for these. How much I HAD to pay for these…ย 

Oh nooo!!!! It was so good!!!!


  1. That is a pricey meal but good that it has a very generous serving ๐Ÿ˜€ But as the others have said, it was time for a bit of a treat after eating healthy for a while.

    I didn’t know you were the claustrophobic kind. It happens to me too a lot and i have to walk away from the crowds ๐Ÿ™„

    • I’m exaggerating. I just dislike being in crowds, but not to the extent of fainting or doing ridiculous things. I can be indifferent to crowds if I want/have to. ๐Ÿ™„

        • Nah, you’re right, it is easier to move. Doesn’t mean I like it. I prefer to not get caught in a crowd in the first place. ๐Ÿ™„

  2. That looks good! You know, I used to think I didn’t like okra (what you call lady’s finger) because it looks like a pepper and I don’t like pepper haha. After I actually tried one a few months ago I found out I love it! And I just searched how it is called in Chinese! Will check if the market has it… not sure it is season now though!

    • You know what? I used to dislike okra for the same reason as you did! Good that you gave it a chance! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Here we call it ็พŠ่ง’่ฑ†. Not sure if it has a different name in China… ๐Ÿ™„

  3. okaylah, since you have been downing oats and fruits into your stomach most of the days, one “small little” plate of nasi kandar won’t do you any bad lor.. see you were happy and it was good, you have got chicken and lamb woh, RM14.20 ็ฎ—ๅพ—ไบ†ไป€้บผ??? ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. After weeks of oats and fruits, you deserve this plate of nasi kandar. RM14 for a plate of nasi kandar is quite usual lah. At least you had so much food on the plate that your mom can’t see the rice hiding beneath it…kekeke! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Haih, what happened to KL people. We used to complain nasi kandar is a bloody rip off when they charge us RM 9 or 10. Nowadays RM 14 is normal for nasi kandar… ๐Ÿ™„

      I like your logic about the rice hahaha! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. These days we have to detox often to help our bodies to recover. Going on diet or eating supplements cannot beat detoxing, right. It helps to purge all the Kau Sai from my brains too! Lol

  6. I was going to say you must have lost a lot of weight eating so little for dinner lately until I read what you ate for dinner yesterday. About RM14 for so both mutton and chicken should be quite ok. At least you can eat puas puas, pay back for all the meat that you did not eat for so many previous dinners.

  7. RM14.20 for this plate of rice without drinks….lol! Penang is so famous for its nasi kandar that u can’t escape…Well, I jst had curry rice for lunch…but mine was from some Chinese mixed rice stall….unlike yours.

    • Er, got mutton got tandoori, is like that lah… That’s the normal pricing for nasi kandar… ๐Ÿ™„

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