Coordinates: 3.047867, 101.584861
We were in the vicinity this
weekend and decided to visit our old favourite haunt.
A long time ago living in Subang
this restaurant (together with Sin Kong
often our destination of choice for lunch and dinner during the weekends. Like most
other food courts, Nanking hosted a cluster of stalls selling the typical Chinese
‘fast food’ dishes.
I had the 1
Mee Hoon Curry;
Cat ordered her favourite 2
Penang Asam Laksa while Brendan ordered
his usual 3
Char Kueh Teow.
1string thin rice
vermicelli with spicy curry soup, chili/sambal, coconut milk, and a choice of
dried tofu, cockles, prawns, cuttlefish, chicken, egg and mint leaves
2A sour, fish-based soup
(with tamarind to give the stock its sour flavor) made up of shredded fish
(normally mackerel), finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red
chilies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, "daun kesum" (Vietnamese
mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger) served with thick rice
noodles (vermicelli) topped off with "petis udang" or "hae ko"
a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste
3flat rice noodles
stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small
quantity of belachan, whole prawns, de-shelled cockles, bean sprouts, chopped
Chinese chives and egg
|good to see...|
|our food being prepared...|
|by local Malaysians|
|a bevy of beverages|
|my mee hoon curry|
|Cat's penang asam laksa|
|Brendan's char kueh teow|
Run of the mill would best describe
Nanking and the dishes it had to offer. Not bad, and nothing remarkable as well. Seeing as how we kept coming here weekend after weekend all those years ago it must be doing something right though. Either that or we were just plain lazy to venture out further than a 5 kilometre radius from our home then.
still, it qualifies for the mantle of serving the everyday food for the
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