(within Restoran Ramai)
20100 Kuala Terengganu
Coordinates: 5.331528, 103.135361
I strongly cling to the belief that when my mother had me in her womb she constantly had the kempunan (craving) for Buyong’s 1Nasi Padang. That’s the only explanation I have for why I cannot resist its dishes no matter how hard I try. Then my mother had to burst my bubble; she gently explained that when she was pregnant with me Nasi Padang Istemewa did not yet exist. Sheesh!
1padang-style rice, a miniature banquet of meats, fish, vegetables, and spicy sambal (fiery-spicy condiment) eaten with plain white rice
|we lived barely half a kilometer away all those years ago|
|sure does bring back memories|
Entering the shop the aroma hits you smack in the face, and in the gut as well. Salivating was a natural bodily function that I fought hard to keep in check.
|first thing you see as you enter|
|rich gravy and pickles|
|check these dishes out...|
|very very carefully...|
|and tell me you're not salivating?|
Our dear friend Buyong was not in on this particular day. We sent our warmest regards to his assistant, and began our selection. Brendan had his rice with fried chicken; while Cat and I (as we always do whenever we're in Kuala Terengganu) had the fried fish. To top it off Cat added the squid with some fried bean sprouts for good measure, while I added a fried tofu.
|what Brendan had|
|what Cat had|
|what I had|
We are never disappointed whenever we come here; the only thing that we've noticed that the price here has increased since the last time we were here (last year). Sign of the times, we guess?