The roadside mamak stall is such a unique Malaysian institution. A convenience many take for granted until they migrated elsewhere. It can popped up under a tree and it is a great place to find food and drinks in a seeming remote neighbourhood. I was in a strange place behind Jalan Loke Yew with my friend Thiru Nash.
Cendol Ibrahim is another famous Banting institution worth checking out. The shop from the 1960s is one of the last cendol stalls still using an old fashioned hand powered-ice shaver.
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The best place to have post-lunch drinks in Banting is this kopitiam with an intriguing name
Kumar, Abu, Ah Beng !
It is also in the middle of nowhere.
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One will never find it without modern day navigation aids such as Waze or Google Maps.
I ordered Nasi Kerabu or Kelantanese blue rice and a piece of fragrant spice marinated fried chicken thigh.
Had to be very alert and quick to stop the butcher wannabe at the kitchen from chopping and splintering the bones into a thousand pieces.
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One more from Farm Ville Homestay in Sekinchan the other day. Nasi Lemak from Farm Ville's cosy cafe in a metal shipping container. Everything including rooms and toilets are in a metal container. Was cooling during the rainy weather. Not sure if the air conditioners can keep up during hot days.
Rice is presumably from the touristy Sekinchan Rice Factory nearby.
I think it is rather uncouth to be spitting out prawn tails, prawn legs and shells. Plus I hate getting my hands oily as I need to handle camera equipment and the phone. That could be just me.
We stopped randomly at Mee Udang Banjir near Kuala Selangor. It is a kind of Malay shrimp gumbo with shells and feet of the prawns included with yellow noodles.
The prawns aren't exactly galah as advertised, which is giant freshwater prawns but the dish is photogenic and tasty nevertheless . RM 10.50 for the dish with regular size prawns.
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Stole a shot while peeping. Not sure if it was nasi lemak (santan rice) or plain white rice on the banana leaf base but it looked really delicious and tempting. They sell rojak and other mouth-watering Malay dishes too.
Silly me thought the name came about because the owner's name is Bakar. I found out it was literal as it meant "burnt". The palm sugar for the cendol is burnt or caramelised, so hence the name.
Nasi Ayam Kunyit (Rice with Turmeric Chicken). A favourite dish of mine at the humble Auntie's Kopitiam in Kuala Selangor's old town.
For so many years, I have always stopped here for a Kopi-O or for a simple meal when I am on the way to the paddy fields of Sekinchan.
A ray of sunlight, reflected off my car's windscreen, crept through the edges of the wax paper holding the dish; highlighting the sambal and part of the rice.
You may want to park your car strategically when doing on-location food photography. Heh.