Monday, 9 February 2009

Lunch date

I had lunch with CH at Old Town White Cafe today. In case you're wondering, we don't meet for lunch very often, so today's rather special. As I was feeling hungry, I had to restrain myself from ordering everything on the menu. It's hard to decide when all the pictures look so glossy and tempting. Finally he ordered Old Town Nasi Rendang Ayam while I had the Curry mee.

His order arrived first and being the nice gentleman, he started tearing the chicken into smaller pieces so that I can sample some of his food. The chicken is tender and so tasty especially when eaten with sambal chilli and fragrant coconut rice.

The curry mee topped with shredded chicken, fish cake and dried bean curd wasn't that spectacular. The layer of red chilli oil is quite misleading. It didn't taste as fiery as it looked. Somehow it lacks the oomph. Halfway through the meal, I swapped my bowl with CH.

That's the beauty of eating with him, we get to taste each other's meals. I'm sure the other patrons especially the office crowd must be so envious.

While I was there, I spotted a man wolfing down his bowl of Nissin Noodle with Ham and Egg. It looks just like the instant noodles that I cook at home when I'm in a hurry. Why would anyone pay so much to eat instant noodles at a cafe, I wonder?

When I eat out, I tend to order dishes that I find difficult to replicate or are too tedious to cook at home. I doubt I would ever order instant noodles or scrambled eggs.


Burcu said...

Somebody talked about noddle:)? Do you know Blur,we pay a lot for noddle here in Istanbul! At lunch it's a great choice for us and we enjoy eating it. You're lucky because you're living in Noddle's motherland! :)

Blur Ting said...

Yes Burcu! Noodle is cheap here and a staple. You get all kinds, cooked in so many ways.

The Real Mother Hen said...

The nasi lemak looks really yummy!