Friday, May 27, 2011

Kafe An Nasuha Beverages

The Masjid India vicinity is especially stark and quiet pass the midnight hour. It’s the absolute contrast to the thriving, colourful daytime when mercantile activities are in full swing. I felt like an abductee, blindfold removed as I was led to a strip of old shoplots along Lorong Bunus 1, after crossing a few dark lanes. Here, it was bright and lively. Who would have thought? A few Mamak (Indian-Muslim) restaurants were hiving, particularly one with stools and tables spilt to the adjacent units. That’s where we ate.

We found a communal table and shared it with a few others that seemed hurried. It’s not strange, but a courteous act as they observed the influx that increased by the minute. Naturally, we followed suit.

There’s no need for any recommendation when every table is piled with the same servings of roti banjir spesial and pre-packed pyramidal nasi lemak.

One can probably find similar, rather mechanical food at any Mamak stall across the city but sipping teh halia or masala tea and downing chunks of fried bread drenched in dhal curry with sambal and runny eggs by the Klang River in a historical quarter...now that's something special. And that's why we keep coming back to An Nasuha.

10 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

oh u r making me miss my roti canai and nasi lemak..

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Wow... there's roti banjir and there's roti banjir... and then there's an epic, KL-level flash flood of a roti banjir! :P

Selba said...

I really would love to try Indian muslim food!

choi yen said...

roti canai banjir with half boiled egg? New style?

Camemberu said...

I'm missing food like this in Singapore. We need some roti banjir! And I don't mean waterlogged baguettes from the Orchard Road floods! :D

HairyBerry said...

joe, attempt this in your second installation of "joe can cook"! i bet it'll be fun. :)

kenny, and since it's just beside the klang river, it's banjir X 3..haha. ok, that's not a good thing cos traffic will be bad...hehe

selba, it's a really interesting cuisine! you must try when you visit malaysia or singapore next time! :)


choi yen, i think this style has been around for a long time already. but i was introduced to it by my friends a few months back. and it's good. :)

camemberu, it was nice meeting you last saturday! :) you are right. i've not seen such dish in singapore yet. but i guess we can flood our prata with more dhal curry. and i think the sambal's very important too! hehe.

Simon Seow said...

OMG, this roti banjir is epic. am so gonna try it

HairyBerry said...

simon, give it a try! hope you'll like it as much as i did. :)

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

I like it banjir-ed but Devil doesn't. He likes them crispy, so...


Btw, any idea where any decent Malay-style roti canai may be had? The sort where they add a dollop of spicy sambal to the dhall? I love my Indian/Mamak-style roti but CK craves this lighter variety due to his JB roots. :)

HairyBerry said...

Kenny, sorry for the late reply and moderation. Not sure if it's light but Restoran Haslam at Jalan Pahang Barat (behind Tawakal Hospital) is good. The garing type that I think CK will enjoy. The nasi campur's a hit too, with the lunch crowd. Lemme know if you need more info. :)