Monday, February 05, 2007

Nasi Lemak Udang Joo Hooi Café Penang

Most are familiar with this coffeeshop along Penang Road on Penang island. One of the ultimate must-visit for all food fans, locals/oustationers/foreigners. Unfamiliar name? It's because the stalls are more famous. Try this:- Teochew Cendul stall, Char Koay Teow and Assam Laksa. You know, the one that charges RM0.30 extra (or is it more?) for the bowl of cendul if brought into the shop from the stall outside. Now you know which coffeeshop I'm referring to, right? I can stop describing right?

The following may be a new discovery for most. Let me introduce you to an unsung unassuming unattractive small packet of rice found here. Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang aka Fragrant Coconut Milk infused Rice with Spicy Shrimps. A must try as it is not easily available anywhere else be it in Penang or Kuala Lumpur (actually I've not seen any in KL yet).

Location: Wraped in packets on plates set on tables in the coffeeshop. I think the packets were marked 'A' (Err actually-hor, better confirm with the waiters there. Usually I just do that thus did not memorise the alphabet on the packet). I just know those marked 'B' were not. They contain either anchovies or a small piece of salted fish. Good too but my favourite is the 'udang'.

So can tapau/pack for me? If can carry heavy loads of icy cendol, pungent assam laksa and sizzling hot char kuey teow, no problem with 1 or 2 of this cool compact rice, huh. *rubbing hands in anticipation*.

Oh just in case you are curious, the drink in the picture is not kopi-o (black coffee) but 'pat-pao-teh' (Eight Herbs/Goodness Tea in Hokkien). Very refreshing. Many like to add milk in it too - 'pat-poh-gu-ling' ie 'gu-ling' being milk in Hokkien.

11 comments:

Melting Wok said...

tummy, my tummy growling, can u be not so "chaan yan" :P u attacking me w/cendol again ? :P anyway, tt nasi lemak looked bit deprived from regular stuffings hehe..phew, I don't feel so bad now hehe :)

Tummythoz said...

melting wok, that was very fast. Just posted & oledi see u. Makes me soo very happy! Of course-lar kinda kosong (empty). It's one of those small prepacked ones which cost err I think RM1.00. (Settled the bill together with a few glasses of drinks so did not notice the price.) Nevertheless since d rice is fragrant and d sambal got 'ummphh', the other condiments were not sorely missed. ;>

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Aiyoh, I haven't had breakfast yet and your write-up is making me soooo hungry! Guess it'll be nasi lemak for breakfast today then!

Precious Pea said...

OOOOO....Pat Poh Tea is my favourite!!! Very refreshing during hot days but dunno where to get in KL though. Pat Poh is Eight Treasures right? Must try with milk next time.

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, salute your Makan Club's humongous appetite. I link you, ok?

precious pea, U r so rite. 8 Treasures! I was trying to squeeze it out from my memory. Only taste came out. =P

PabloPabla said...

I want 8 treasures...for my throat :P

P/s: You've been tagged!

Rasa Malaysia said...

Ok ok, now I understand your yee-ma-ku-cheh mark attendance. Anyway, Andrey Lim has sent out an Evite, let us know whether or not you are coming to the dinner (FBB is bring two cakes!)...if not, can join Boo for hawkering around. OK?

wmw said...

Tummythoz:Too bad can't meet up with you...Nevermind, one day, one day! For now, I'm thinking of nasi lemak for breakfast....sigh!

Tummythoz said...

wmw, some day(where) over the rainbows blue birds flyiiieiiiei... ahem.

team BSG said...

dis kind of bungkus is popular in smaller towns. Actually small towners call them curry rice. I have seen people( myself lah) take 3 or 4 pkts at one go, (60senx4 still cheap lah ) ! Infact some taste v v good, maybe u shud tapau some for RM to bring to KL ! ( RM can ah ? or did u bring some back fr yr ang more kitchen ah RM?)

sorry tummythoz borrow yr space...TQ

Tummythoz said...

team bsg, wahlau-eh, here court there court now my blog oso become your ai-ching playground. Oi, just remember to share-share d good food 'k!

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