Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Lejen

Still thinking about PH's post about the delicious coconut shake and deep fried fish, we went to the "Nasi Kukus Lejen @ Damansara Utama" again.

Part of the food and drinks that we ordered. We did not expect the fresh coconut water/juice (MYR4 nett per mug) to be served in these mugs as the banner shows a whole fresh coconut that was cut open with the straw sticking out of it. We discover that syrup was added to the fresh coconut water as it was way too sweet. The coconut shake costs MYR3.50 nett and was very sweet as well, a bit too sweet for my liking.

Ayam Berempah (deep fried chicken coated with spices) - MYR6.50 nett with rice, pickled pineapples slices, deep fried anchovies and curry gravy. We did not choose the part of the chicken meat ourselves and were given a piece of chicken breast. We also asked for the sambal belacan to be served separately as PH mentioned that it was very hot, hot, hot spicy (as can be seen in Photo 1 above).

A similar order with chicken thigh this time. The rice is soft just the way we like it and the portion of rice is just nice for a small eater. Definitely won't be enough to fill a big eater.

I asked for ikan tongkol (tuna fish) as I saw it listed on the menu but it was not available so I settled for the deep fried catfish (MYR6.50 nett). Unfortunately the deep fried catfish has been sitting in the tray at the counter top for too long and was no longer crispy so the lesson here is if the deep fried catfish is not just out of the hot oil, don't order it because it is soggy and taste too fishy.

Interior. We were the only customers there at that time.

Banners on the wall.

We  were misled by this fresh coconut juice banner to think that a whole coconut would be served instead of the mug of coconut juice that we got.

Total price is MYR31 nett. Can be considered a value eat if one is not too fussy.

16 comments:

  1. With so many food and dishes, the price only come up to S$10.00, it is really very reasonable to me

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  2. Yet to go back to the coconut shake place here to take photos and blog about it. Coconut is good for health but oh no!!! Why add syrup? Especially to the very sweet already coconut water. I can imagine how sweet it is.

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    1. There was once I saw with my own eyes a tablespoonful of sugar was put into a coconut at another eatery.

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  3. Oh. I would like the whole coconut than a mug. But those mugs look like the old steel mug. Hard to find nowadays.

    I love coconut juice. Take it once a while to cool myself.

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    1. I love to drink coconut juice too.

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  4. I see so many Lejen blog posts this month. I wonder if the sambal here vs the asam pedas I had, which one is spicier...

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  5. I'm glad you finally had a chance to eat the nasi kukus. Now that I know they add syrup to the coconut water, I must remember to tell them not to if I ever order. When I had the coconut shake, I thought the sweetness but just right. Maybe there are customers who prefer sweeter, hence they increased the sugar.

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    1. I know many people prefer sweeter food and drinks.

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  6. I love coconut juice and we take it without any sugar added. Nice meal and I will choose nasi with ayam berempah.

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    1. Not our choice to add the sugar. It was added without our knowledge.

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  7. Maybe the mug is filled with one whole coconut, yeah, quite misleading if they put up the banner with the fresh coconut like that. I love drinking coconut water, it has many nutrients and can cure ailments...

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  8. Hmm no good this review. :) Dowan go.

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