Monday, June 15, 2015

Coconut Lempeng

We went to Teh Tarik Place at the Curve again for breakfast. This time I noticed two new items on their breakfast menu - coconut lempeng and banana lempeng so I ordered the former.

Coconut Lempeng served with sambal - MYR4.35 after 5% service charge and 6% GST. It tastes familiar to me - the crispy outer layer and the soft slightly chewy inside. I find it very tasty, slightly savoury and slightly sweet but I could not detect any coconut taste. It definitely does not need the sambal at all.

Then my spouse ate a piece and told me that it tastes like toasted crumpets with melted butter on top. We used to eat crumpets for breakfast when we were living in UK. Just buy them from Tesco and toast them for breakfast before spreading butter on them while they are still hot so that the butter will melt. This is how the English crumpet looks like.

Then I told my sister about lempeng and she stared at me and said why pay so much to eat pancakes when I can make them for you. Oops! I did not know that lempeng is pancake so I guess I won't be eating lempeng at Teh Tarik Place anymore since I can get homecooked ones.

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  1. hahaha.. i actually thought it looks like pancake, but since i have not heard of lempeng, so i thought it's some nyonya kueh.. well well well, eating out is like that i supposed, we have to pay not only the food but also the place, the service and other taxes.. okay now, you can ask your sister to make some lempeng for you :D

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  2. Pancake with sambal, strange combination.

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    1. I think it is because the lempeng is supposed to be savoury.

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    2. If the lempeng tastes a bit like roti prata, then match with sambal is still ok, otherwise it is a strange combination

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  3. Sounds familiar, lempeng. Can't remember if I had that before. Sure would want to try.

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    1. I am sure you can make your own by looking up recipes for lempeng online.

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  4. Haha. When I saw the photo, my first thought is pancake!!! Ok. Now I know how a lempeng looks like.

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  5. I thought lempeng is pancake, but it looks like tosai.. Would like to eat it too, like eating roti with sambal, nice..

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    1. You mean with the holes it looks like tosai. You can make your own too since you cook so well.

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  6. Hahaha, don't like that lah, RM 4.35 only what... Spend some money outside to boost economy activities ma, the economy needs you! XD

    But, seriously, ask your sis make some for me too. I attempted pancakes a few times, they all turned out horribly wrong...

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    1. I eat out for every meal, sure support the economy like that. :D

      Just buy a pancake ready mix and I am sure you will not go wrong. But where did you go wrong? Have you blogged about those pancake attempts before?

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    2. Hahaha, no. Maybe some time in the future.. ;)

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  7. At first, I wondered what lempeng was. When I saw the pic, I told myself that it looked just like a pancake (before I got to your explanation later). But, it's strange to pair coconut lempeng (which is sweet) with a savoury sambal though. I think a bit of kaya to dip would be better.

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    1. You are like SK and Rose too! I think this coconut lempeng is supposed to be savoury.

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  8. oh, they look like pancakes but then you mentioned that they are crispy outside and chewy inside.. so that makes the difference.. on top of that, it has greater flavor too.. what is that sambal?? is it more like a salsa?

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    1. No, sambal is not like salsa. Sambal is a chilli dip made of mainly of chilli and also it has shrimp paste, fish sauce, garlic, ginger, shallot, scallion, sugar, lime juice, and rice vinegar or other vinegar..

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  9. hee..hee..lempeng is Malay pancake. I have never eaten any but I am sure I will love it. Quite strange that it is served with sambal.

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    1. I think it is supposed to be savoury so therefore is eaten with sambal.

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  10. First time hear about coconut lempeng!

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  11. never heard of such food before, it looks like some sort of thosai....

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    1. Thosai is much thinner. Lempeng is pancake.

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  12. First time I encountered this combo was at the Astro canteen. Looks like it's a standard combo heh. The canteen had banana lempeng as well.

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    1. Do they look exactly like my photo in this post?

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  13. Guess most of the stuffs are pretty expensive now, can't escape from that...

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  14. LOL... I also didn't know lempeng is pancake!
    I can make good ones too but my wife avoids carbo like poisons.

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    1. So you eat them all by yourself!

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