So the missus and I were out shopping for computer parts in Digital Mall, when I suggested having brunch at the medan selera nearby. I’d been there many times when I was younger (and even my parents used to date there :P), but it had been a while, so you never know how things might turn up.
We got there at about 10.30am, and most of the shops were still closed save a few. We ended up going downstairs, and that’s where the smell of the naan hit us. It was so buttery that we couldn’t help ourselves but to salivate. Eventually we sat down and ordered a cheese naan, and while waiting for that, Jo decided to order a laksa siam from another stall nearby. The meal was wrapped up with a teh-o-ais limau from the drink stall.
What we got from every one of them was so far beyond our expectations. I’ll start with the ice lemon tea that came. It was RM2 for that glass, but the fact that it was a big glass and tasted pretty darn good made it worth it. Jo’s got a pretty sharp sense of taste, and she felt it was proper lemon tea, and not the powdered variant.
The naan came next, and that was a delectable delight. The sambar/dhal was very flavourful, and definitely salty enough. The chickpeas were also pretty good, and the radishes paled only in comparison to the other two. The bread itself was amazing, fluffy yet not too chewy, with what must have been mozzarella cheese instead of the usual sliced cheese you might get at your usual mamak. All this for only RM5.
The coup-de-grace was the Laksa Siam. The noodles, the broth, the chicken, the prawns, everything was exquisite. Even that isn’t praise enough. The noodles were soft yet firm, while the broth was a mix of flavours that just danced in your mouth with every spoonful. The prawns were completely shelled, with only the pointy bits of the tail left, and yet it was succulent and juicy. It was the mark of a true culinary master that they turned out that way. All this for a paltry sum of RM6.
We loved it so much that we even went back to the old uncle running the stall to thank him for the meal. I’ve never felt such gratitude to a chef in my life.
Eventually, we left to actually get the computer parts, with thoughts of returning for a second lunch, but our stomachs were stuffed, and that was that for the day. Stay tuned for part two this weekend xD