So for dinner, I suggested we try out that new Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa joint in Bangsar. I had tried the original years ago in Kampung Baru (then just a stall by the roadside) and it was good. All hungry and craving good nasi lemak and you know how bonkers a pregnant lady gets when her craves are not met!, we drove to Bangsar in search for ‘the’ thing.
Only to be disappointed. AGAIN!!!!
The nasi lemak was…._ ……………. doesn’t it look like two varieties of diarrhea??? Ok, I’m being really mean. I’m in a foul mood. I have eaten nothing to my satisfaction today.
Nothing to shout about and definitely not what I remembered it to be. The barley water that we ordered which costed RM4 (or RM3.95) tasted like ice water. I kid you not. We opted for no sugar and my guess is that others don’t complain because sugar water gives them a kick but when you remove the sugar, you’re really drinking ice water. RM12 fo 3 glasses of iced water. I was pissed.
We had also ordered a char kuay teow for Tee because frankly, there was nothing else on the menu that she could eat. Everything was spicy so we said, char kuay teow with ABSOLUTELY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO chillies. Not spicy AT ALL. I explained that Tee could NOT eat even pepper, so chilli is a big no-no.
And guess what happened? The char kuay teow that came was spicy. *faint*
How much more does one have to do cartwheels in order that people understand that when I mean no chilli, nothing, not even a millimeter of a drop of chilli, I really mean it?
We sent it back and again, stressed our theatrics of ABSOLUTELY NO CHILLI. What came out was still a little spicy for Tee but she had a few bites.
I also asked why the entire restaurant had no vegetables! Can you imagine? Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa Kampung Baru, so famous for nasi lemak, but did not serve vegetables short for taufu sumbat and petai.
I’m diabetic. I need some green leaves. Kangkung Belacan would have sufficed. Does’t that go with nasi lemak? So I trotted down to that Nirvana banana leaf restaurant and packed a deep fried bittergourd, chilli brinjals and some spinach back. If they had dared forbidden me to eat vegetables in their nasi lemak restaurant, they would have seen a pregnant lady scream and have their entire plot massacred.
I was severely depressed. RM120 all day and not a single decent meal. What a damn waste of money.
Tee had a wonderful suggestion to cheer me up. And herself, of course……
So we headed over to…….
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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and early stage cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard. Even better with oodles of love, passion and integrity.
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Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women!), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.
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