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Thursday June 26, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Thursday June 26, 2014 MYT 12:33:07 PM
by sam cheong
A selection of Minang-style dishes at Minang Maimbau in Sungai Way.
THIS week, we explore Sungai Way’s Minangkabau community and their food stalls.
But before that, I would like to wish all Muslim readers “Selamat Berpuasa” as the nation welcomes
the holy month of Ramadan.
Okay, the search for a place to melantak (eat) led me to a stall called Minang Maimbau in Sungai Way, Petaling Jaya.
This little makan place specialises in Minangkabau dishes such as sambal berlado hijau/merah, gulai daging cincang, dendeng sapi berlado and a host of other authentic Minangkabau dishes.
Now, to the uninitiated, the dishes originated from Sumatera, Indonesia and Sungai Way in particular, has a large settlement of naturalised Indonesians from provinces such as Riau, Siak, Palembang and Acheh.
In general, the dishes from these provinces are categorised as nasi padang.
Moving on, I gave the stall a try by ordering a plate of hot rice and since it’s a self-service eatery, I scooped up the gulai daging cincang, terung berlado, telur dadar and some vegetables.
The stall owner, a youth in his late 20s, charged me RM6.50 for my meal.
I found the gulai daging cincang tasty and tender. And for the rest of the dishes, they were above average.
Price-wise, it can’t get any better because typically, if I eat at a Minangkabau restaurant, it would be more than RM18 per serving.
For an additional RM1.50, I enjoyed a chilled glass of teh-o ais limau (iced lemon tea).
And speaking of quality, I would rate the Minang Maimbau’s dishes
a 6 out of 10 on the Samo-scale.
The stall (GPS 03 05.256, E101 37.229) is located opposite the Sungai Way police station and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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