Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tea or Poppo

Since we like the nasi lemak (coconut milk rice) at Tea Garden a lot, we had to go back to Poppo Kanteen to try their nasi lemak again to compare the taste to see which one we like better.

Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken - MYR8.90 nett. The portion of rice is quite small which is good for me as I am a small eater but this means there are too much sambal and curry sauce. The rice here has a slightly salty taste.

Nasi Lemak Beef Rendang MYR9.90 nett. Same case - too much sambal and beef rendang to match the small portion of rice. Next time, we will order one nasi lemak with a type of meat and then order just the plain rice for MYR1.80 nett to go with the sauce and sambal from the nasi lemak.

Verdict is I like the taste of Tea Garden's nasi lemak better but the price here is better due to the smaller rice portion.

28 comments:

  1. Mutton Rendang or Curry Chicken never fail to tempt me as I go for strong and flavourful taste

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  2. Nasi lemak. My favourite dish. Think of it, it has been a while since I had one. Usually I order either with fried chicken or curry chicken.

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    1. I think you can cook nasi lemak yourself at home since you are a good cook.

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  3. I like the word Poppo, sounds so cozy, and I think of old-fashioned home cooked food..Nasi lemak can never go wrong if the sambal is good, even kosong type..

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    1. I agree with you on the kosong type. Thanks for dropping by. Miss you. Hope your baby is ok.

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  4. Never mind which is better - this one looks really very good too! If the rice is lemak enough, then any will good enough for me - that's my priority when it comes to nasi lemak and the rice must not be too dry and hard.

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    1. The texture of the rice is fine, moist and not too soft nor hard but I am not sure whether it meets your high standard of lemak or not.

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  5. Hmmm both look so delicious! I love nasi lemak with lots of sambal.

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    1. Because this has less rice than sambal you will be eating sambal more than rice. :)

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  6. I cannot comment too much, because I have not tried the nasi lemak from either of these places. I probably won't in the near future too. But... in general, I think the best nasi lemak for me is still those we get from mamak, with runny egg yolk (which I will burst and cover the rice with) and fried chicken yum yums...

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    1. Eh, RG, I thought you don't like runny yolks? I've not eaten both these nasi lemak, so I wouldn't know which one I'd prefer either.

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    2. Can recommend a nasi lemak that you have eaten that you think is the best so far?

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    3. I think RG wants the yolk to be either runny or hardboiled, no in between, neither here nor there, not 3 not 4 type.

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    4. Given the choice, I still prefer fully cooked yolk over any other type. But I wouldn't mind runny yolk if it is with mamak nasi lemak. Just that my friends love sucking the yolk while I prefer to break the yolk to mix with the rice. My friends hate me for that.

      Hmm, I think most mamak nasi lemak has the same standards, can't really recommend any... :/

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    5. Hahaha, I like the way you write that your friends hate you because you write it as if you love that your friends hate you for doing it, hahahaha! :)

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  7. i'm not a fan of Poppo Nasi Lemak...coz their sambal is on the sweet side...Tea Garden is still acceptable and I like the Tea Garden acar which comes with the nasi lemak.

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    1. Yes, I like the Tea Garden acar too.

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  8. Wow, the sambal looks inviting, dear! xoxo

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  9. Hey Mun, this morning I just took nasi lemak from Tea Garden... took it with the rendang chicken.. by the way, I notice the plate they served is kind of authentic... reminded me of the younger days where we used these for our meals..

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  10. I look at it and I am hungry hah..hah...

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    1. Dinner time at 6.33pm so it is reasonable for you to be hungry. :)

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  11. Oh nasi lemak makes me go jelly....I restrict myself by only eating once in a month. Looking at your pic, i got seduced by the nasi lemak. Hahha

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    1. Is eating nasi lemak so bad for health? I eat them like almost 3 times a week but not every week but at least once a week.

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  12. Food looks good here. But the paint on the plate in the last pic has chipped off so much. :(

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    1. I only noticed it when you mentioned it. I am sure there is no chipped paint in the food.

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