Friday, April 06, 2007

Kota Bahru Food Trip Pt. 6

Back to homeland and continuing with my food trip to Kota Bahru; it's on to the next chapter. This trip was definitely filled with food as that was K's intention in the first place, to go back to her hometown and eat herself silly with all the food that she missed. I, as her invited guest, got to eat myself silly too.

Apart from Nasi Dagang, there's another rice dish that she took me to try. Located at Jalan Dato Pati, Nasi Sumatra (also known as Nasi Padang) was next on the list.
It's rice with a wide array of Malay dishes availabe but what makes it special are the different types of delicious curry gravy that is mixed with the rice. K said that she normally packs them as she can't seem to get the right concoction from mixing the gravy herself when she eats there. As they pour the right amount of the different types gravy into the rice when you do a takeaway, it's done just right. Another reason was that she mentioned that if one eats in, dishes are served to customers where one can help themselves to whatever they one and apparently what's left is topped up and served to the next customers. Hmmph.....
It's the way they serve food here and in some other such eateries. I guess that explained why K only packed the dry dishes (like fried fish and chicken). Another plus point is that since the rice is soaked with the different type of curry gravy, the rice will be well marinated by the time one gets home. Each spoonful of rice was a delight but the meat and vegetables were quite ordinary though. So, the secret is in the many types of curry gravy. On the other hand, I've always been the gravy sort of girl ;o)
Next was tea time and we took a drive to the Stadium as the children were feeling peckish. We went for another round of popiah (spring roll) at Popia Stadium but one that was different from our previous snack treat.
We ordered a plate of popiah on its own (topped with chilli sauce), or served as an extra with noodles as in Mee Rojak "Rojak Noodles" (served Malay style, which we also ordered when we saw a plate of this being delivered to another customer).
A plate of this for just RM2.50

I must admit that the Mee Rojak tasted quite good. The gravy was on the sweet side and the fried bean curd and batter was nice as it's served in small bite size. However, it would have been a lot better if it wasn't served cold. Yes, cold...slightly below room temperature. It might have helped if the rojak sauce was warm but it wasn't. However, maybe it was just us as there was a steady stream of customers at this stall who seem to really enjoy it.

To be continued....

28 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

I always remember food in Kelantan n Terengganu as being rather sweet. When mum n dad were in Terengganu, they rarely ate out becoz they couldn't handle the sweetness. I, on the other hand, revelled in the sugary delights (shhh...don't tell dad!).

Firehorse said...

Ha this is so farnie, I tot I jump to wrong blog, how come Spain oso got Kota Bharu?? (MCC - puzzled scratching head)

Tummythoz said...

Any more torture post like this & I just drive there straight after work! Any chance of providing a map with those delicious places highlighted? Any recommendation of where to stay - cheap, clean & convenient?

jason said...

Malay style popiah are drenched with sauce... had it once and I still prefer the chinese style ones. Had malay chee cheong fun b4 ar? ^^

Precious Pea said...

The nasi padang looks good wor...but err...not a fan of popiah since i don't like cooked turnip. You cepat cepat finish with KB post la....since you got melaka food trip coming...somemore got Spain. Hahah!

wmw said...

lyrical lemongrass : It's okay, your secret's safe with me (and those who read this blog! Hee hee...)

Firehorse : Oh, I will still post on Spain off and on, if I just continue with Spain, tak habis habis, dunno until when I'll be done.

tummythoz : I will ask my friend as to where you can stay as soon as she gets back into town. Best is ask around for anyone who's from KB and go off there with them! Since I was moving around with someone who's from KB, I didn't need a map. Sorry, no map from me...

jason : Malay Chee Cheong Fun, I have not tried it before. You have? How do you rate it?

Precious Pea : Yalah, KB posts still outstanding. Then Spain, then Malacca...Not enough time :o)

wonda said...

wmw,
At first I thought I clicked on your previous post until I saw your post on Spain below. Hmm.... I think I haven't tried mee rojak before. I craved nasi dagang, so last year I tried making it but with a different kind of fish for the curry. Everything turned out a little different cos the rice here is different type. But something is better than nothing.

ah nel said...

popia spelling no h wan?ohhh...its malay popia

wmw said...

wonda:You and Firehorse the same. Thought click wrongly. Ya lah, something is always better than nothing.

ah nel : Popia, malay spelling. How have you been? You have been training to get stronger? ;o)

Rasa Malaysia said...

You are back from Spain but still writing about Kota Bahru, LOL. Quick quick show us the Spanish food. ;)

team BSG said...

V think V will love Sumatra 69 !
da one inside lah !

the rojak mee oso looks bouncy and fresh why so cold ?

Anonymous said...

wmw,
Looks like you are flying to and from from Spain to KB or Malaysia if you post more Spain pix! Haha!
Wonda

jason said...

wmw: Em.. just so-so only ler.

wmw said...

Rasa Malaysia : Food in Spain was not that exciting woh...Kota Bahru haven't finished mah. Next week go Malacca, then how ah? Can never finish...

Team bsg : Dunno, I guess Malay food is served cold I suppose?

wonda : Yaloh, some more next week, Malacca...Spain to KB to Spain to Malacca! Ha ha ha...Oh, there's Penang and Ipoh too.

Jason : Jason, when I go Ipoh, please recommend your fave spots to eat...date not fixed yet.

Kok said...

wmw,
Can you believe? I never have Nasi Dagang before. haha! I think I should try it some time when I'm back in Miri. I don't think they have Nasi Dagang in Miri. :P

Kenny Mah said...

Ooo... mee rojak looks good. Wish you had it cold though. Breakfast @ SS2 next weekend, maybe? Sunday would be better as normally I have a BodyBalance class at 9:00am on Saturday (after which the members and I go and pig out on nasi lemak, half-boiled eggs and teh tarik, hahah)

KampungboyCitygal said...

I love nasi dagang and nasi minyak from terengganu..cant seems to find any nice n simple one in KL..

wmw said...
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wmw said...

kok : Dunno about Nasi Dagang in Miri. On the other end, East Malaysia has a lot of great food that we can't really find/or isn't as nice here!

kenny : You meant wish it wasn't cold yah? It would have been better if it was warm. Can't do breakfast next weekend, I'm off for a short trip to Malacca! hee hee... Aiyah, eat with your Body Balance gang ah? All slim slim one woh...so unlike me :o) By the way SS2 nasi lemak opens from 7 plus am till 10 plus.

kampungboycitygal : I use to go to Taman Tun for Nasi Dagang, it has been a while though. Not too bad, have you been there?

Kenny Mah said...

No worries, any weekend also can lah. Slim slim but also can eat eat wan... Hahaha....

jason said...

wmw: Okie, drop me a message/email when you're coming ;)

Kok said...

wmw,
True true, especially our authentic Sarawak Kolo Mee! haha!

wmw said...

kenny : You all slim slim, but I not leh, looks like I will have to round up some round ones! Hee hee...

jason : Ok, will not forget to! Thanks!

kok : Yah, feel like booking an Air Asia flight to fly over to eat lah ;O)

Kok said...

wmw,
Wait till I'm at Miri lah. Then I bring you go makan kolo mee. But treat on yours. hahaha!:P

wmw said...

kok : Do let me know when you are in Miri! Oklo, treat you, you're still student mah.

Melting Wok said...

hehe, I wander why they call it restoran 69 ? Hope they don't get callback like the "69" here do hehe..

wmw said...

melting wok : Huh, I'm sure there are versions to the story behind it, none of which I know. ha ha ha....

wongyorkaoi aoi said...

i like the "sup tulang" at restaurant 69 so much! i always asking and pay more
for extra lime & chili and ask tauke to !!syok!!