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Friday 11 October 2013

Nasi Kandar Pelita @ Hartamas

Nasi Kandar Pelita @ Hartamas
No. 24 Ground Floor, Jalan 25/70A
Desa Sri Hartamas
50480 Kuala Lumpur
(Coordinates: E101° 39' 0.9" N3° 9' 44.3")

Brendan will be spending the weekend in Singapore courtesy of his Aunt Vivien and Uncle David (muchas gracias!). He’ll be leaving later today and so before dropping him off at my sister's we stopped over at Pelita for lunch.

a neighbourhood landmark

the quintessential Mamak

Despite being situated in a very upscale and affluent suburban neighbourhood, all kudos to Pelita for remaining the quintessential Mamak shop. And in spite of being an archetypal Mamak shop it attracts a wide variety of patrons from all walks of life and nationality. We found it fascinating that a Korean AND an Englishman were both having lunch during the time we were here.

the centre of attention

Cat selecting her mackerel

curry heaven

can you smell what's cooking

deep fried meats

As always we head to the rice stall where we were greeted by a wondrous array of curries and spices. Despite it being a Friday we restrained ourselves from the Bryani Rice (which can be known to induce acute bouts of drowsiness) and we all had white rice with various dishes. Brendan went for his perennial favourite, the Chicken Curry; Cat opted for Mackerel Curry while I had the Fried Mackerel.

Brendan's chicken curry

Cat's mackerel curry

my fried mackerel

he could not wait

she looks happy

I kid you not

our beverages

The verdict? Our family has and will always adore curry (though in moderate doses), and this particular chain of Pelita restaurants does not disappoint. The damage? Together with a round of Coca Cola for Cat and Brendan and an Iced Coffee for moi it all came to a very economical total of RM23.50, and Pelita definitely is a place where the everyday person looks for his everyday food.

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