Along the way to Kinabalu Park, we stopped by a shoplot eatery for lunch.
There was a big framed "C" rating on the wall. Mmm..not too clean but no swarming flies is a good sign surely.
The other thing that caught my attention was the "Nasi Lalap" sign stuck on the food display cabinet.
Bzzzt! "Should I? Should I? Should I?" - A tape recorder in my brain gone haywire from replaying the same question over and over again.
Aaah..the heart wins over. I ordered a plate of nasi lalap, a silly grin plastered on my face. Am I gonna get diarrhea for this..*thoughts*
What is nasi lalap anyway? I think it means "rice salad" but I cannot confirm this. Mock not this local for her lack of knowledge - She only has so much space in her tummy to accommodate the vast variety of gastronomical splendour that is out there.
|Tempe, Steamed Brinjal, Chicken and Sambal|
A small bowl of soto soup was also included. It complimented the dish perfectly. Tempe, brinjal and fried chicken with sambal on the side - Mixed together in rice, it was booming with flavour. I loved every bite!
If the opportunity arises, this is something I would eat again.
I'm glad I did not judge the food by its restaurant. It would have only served to limit my makan (eating) adventure to city-like standard restaurants.
Other photos :
Journey to Nasi Lalap. We crossed a one-lane bridge before getting there.
|Heading towards Nasi Lalap|
|Cili Padi (Bird's Eye Chilli) - common here|
Next cooking project: Nasi Lalap.