Sunday, May 20, 2007

Sunday Breakfast for One

nasi lemak
The Bald Eagle left last night for Athens to pay homage to his favourite football team, Liverpool FC, as they meet AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League finals on May 23 (May 24 in KL).

So Sunday breakfast turned out to be a lonely one. I was in Bangsar this morning, and came across a tiny stall (it's more of a table, really), at the junction of Jalan Telawi and Telawi 4, with packets of nasi lemak piled high.

nasi lemak
A packet, wrapped first in banana leaf, then in brown paper, contains rice cooked in coconut milk, fried anchovies, roasted peanuts, a quarter of a hard-boiled egg and yummy sambal which has the right balance of chilli and sweetness. All for RM1 (that's approximately US$0.25!).

My husband is half way across the globe to his destination right now, but I bet the food on his flight doesn't taste half as good as my humble nasi lemak.

28 comments:

Whisky said...

Taman Segar? Cheras, I reckon. It's cheap and looks yummy!! (*drools*)

Lee Ping said...

US$0.25!

You are right - humble nasi lemak is still better than coach class plane food.

k.t.x said...

aiyoh. incidentally, i hv been supporting milan for years. lol.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

whisky: I guess someone figured out that they could make more money selling nasi lemak in Bangsar. I stood by and saw so many cars stopping and tar-pau'ing several packets of nasi lemak each.

lee ping: so cheap hor. If I recall correctly, this is one of your favourite foods, isn't it?

k.t.x: I'm sorry man, but this is the end of the road for us. It was good knowing you. :-P

boo_licious said...

Awww, that definitely beats any inflight food on the plane. Strange but I never knew Taman Segar had packet nasi lemak. Usually the ones I see are from the TTDI fellas.

wmw said...

At least you're out enjoying yourself and not working away in the office! Thank goodness! Unless you are going to tell me that you did after that?

Jackson said...

wow...the packed nsi lemak looks good but the serving kinda smal. I guess i need to have 2 and it will b great if served wt a cup of Kopi O

Lee Ping said...

Yes, nasi lemak is my all time comfort food. I could eat that every day. I will make that for dinner tonight!

sc said...

this was my first introduction to nasi lemak when i was a kid..been in love with it since!

Paprika said...

I love this little packets of nasi lemak. They are just the right size, it leaves me wanting more and makes me feel like I just ate a low-fat, light breakfast!! Delusional! :-)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

boo: I guess everyone's jumping on the bandwagon!

wmw: the world map that u see under my nasi lemak packet is in my office. :-P

jackson: kopi O with nasi lemak bungkus sounds perfect!

lee ping: hehe...got cravings already huh?

sc: yeah, it's familiar comfort food, isn't it?

paprika: I know! I kid myself into thinking it's not fattening because of it's size, but I guess deep down we all know better. haha.

Precious Pea said...

Although his inflight meal cannot compete with your packet of nasi lemak, am sure he was very contented with the nasi dagang you got him before he left on Sat. :)

Should not intro your Bald Eagle to my Hubby (he is also a football fan), sekali my Hubby go with Bald Eagle and leave us behind. Hahaha. I don't like when he go somewhere without me.

jason said...

Agree with Jackson, I'll need to have 2 packets too to satisfy my tummy in the morning. :P

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

so he left you alone?? omg..how could he?..haha but i m sure ninja jones would be much better aint?

im trying to cut down on nasi lemak..although the ones that they serve nearby my office is quite satisfying..comes with potato curry..

tigerfish said...

I want! Somemore so cheap! Think I buy the banana leaves here in the US already more than US$0.25 :O
One pack like this can never be enough for me. Two packs just nice :D

Pink Elle said...

Wow! Your husband is a true-blue football fan to go the distance...literally! But that nasi lemak looks really good, reminds me of my Sunday breakfasts :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

precious pea: actually, I tar-pau'd nasi kunyit for him from Village Park. He loved it. Next time he wants to come along. hehe. I think it's a good idea to introduce Bald Eagle to ur hubby. Then we have more time to go out for makan together. heehee.

jason: yeah, these packets are pretty small. Most guys I know take two packets.

joe: I managed to convince Bald Eagle to come with me to Ninja Jones. Dunno whether he can tahan or not coz he will be touching down on the same day.

tigerfish: lol! I guess you can grow ur own banana tree then! I suppose the climate where u live is quite suitable?

pink elle: The Bald Eagle is a true blue fan....he practically stalks the team...from Istanbul to Japan and now to Athens. lol. As Jackson said earlier, nasi lemak with a nice kopi O is good, especially on a lazy sunday morning. :-)

Xiu Long Bao said...

I think i can hav a pkt of this + 2 pieces of toast n then gulp down a glass of fruit juice...aahhhh

Henry Yeo said...

maybe you should strike a new deal with your hubby:

everytime he goes oversea for football match, he must budget an equal amont of $$$ for you to go out and eat nice things (which means more nicer meals in pricey settings)

wmw said...

You have been tagged by me. Fave Food, check out my latest post.

Mama BoK said...

Nope.. you are right..!! food like your humble nasi lemak..you can't get it anywheres except in asia..! and i would give anything to have that nasi lemak now.. ;)

Firehorse said...

Now you make me crave nasi lemak.

Precious Pea said...

I think the two of them will be busy talking about football to even notice we exist.

tankiasu said...

Wah such a die-hard fan of Liverpool huh? I'll be cheering for the Milanos though this Thursday morning! :P

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

xiu long bao: aah, that's a great combination too! or at least, it feels a little healthier. lol.

henry: hehehe. That would translate to a lot of money. I could even invest in a restaurant with that kinda cash. hoho.

wmw: looks like a fun tag. will do it soon!

mama bok and firehorse: It's simple things like these that we sometimes take for granted when we live here. I hope you guys get your nasi lemak soon.

precious pea: I don't mind. Then we can talk about Andrew Kim and they wouldn't even hear us.

tankiasu: I have to echo what I said to k.t.x. It was good knowing you dude. *walking into the sunset* :-P

MeiyeN said...

wow... all da way to athens! bet he gonna enjoy tonite's match... i mean in da morning (tomorrow)let's hope that da "english" team gonna beat them! :D

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

meiyen: actually the match is thursday morning, malaysian time (not that I'm staying up to watch...beauty sleep more important!). ^5 abt da english team. Let's have a cuppa tea together someday. :-)

MeiyeN said...

shame on me! i only realised this morning when i heard it from radio :) afternoon tea sounds good, hope to catch up with you soon :D