Singapore-Malaysia Trip: Supper in Putrajaya

After the tour of Putrajaya, Terence and Choon Neo brought me to about the only eating place open. You see, Putrajaya, like many new administrative cities like Canberra and Brasilia, is practically dead after 5pm. There is nary a nightlife here.

We went to the outdoor food court of the Taman Warisan Pertanian (the Agricultural Heritage Park). It was very quiet with not many customers, the lighting were dim but the atmosphere was cooling.

We started with ordering drinks. I ordered a glass of iced sugar cane juice. I had been drinking like a fish the past few days. So, I gulped down the entire glass almost instantly. It was really refreshing. Terence and Choon Neo ordered the ABC and young coconut.

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For food, I ordered the Mee Goreng which is fried noodles Malay style. Mee Goreng is popular among Malays and can be found in the many outdoor Malay hawker stalls. It is yellow noodles fried with onions, tomatoes, fried tofu, eggs and most importantly chilli. It is a spicy dish.

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Terence ordered the Nasi Goreng, another popular Malay dish. Nasi Goreng is fried rice. The nasi goreng below is a bit different in that there’s a big piece omelette covering the fried rice.

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Many Malaysians believe Satay is a Malaysian invention. Satay consists of chunks of marinated meat with tumeric and skewered on coconut leaf spine. It is grilled over charcoal fire. Meats used include chicken, beef and lamb. We also ordered a special kind of satay … arnab which is rabbit! The rabbit, well, tastes like chicken and they costs 5 times more than chicken!

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The most important part of satay is the spicy peanut sauce which is eaten like a dip.

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Terence, Choon Neo, thanks for the time spent today showing me around Putrajaya. I had a great time catching up with both of you. That was a great supper.

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  1. Marina

    Aww, this looks really delicious :). Thank you for sharing đŸ˜‰

  2. iportion

    the ABC and young coconut look so good.

  3. Kunstemaecker

    oh god, I’ve been to putrajaya. The food, the smell of food. gooddd …

    Why don’t they make food like that over here Belgium???

    (care for a link swap?)

  4. Chubbypanda

    I wonder which culture first invented the omelette rice. I’ve seen so many variations, from Chinese, Japanese, French, and (now) Malaysian cuisines.

    – Chubbypanda

  5. Ben

    Hi Kunstemaecker: Done. Created a link to your site.

    Hi Chubbypanda: Oh, I have not heard of French or Japanese omelette rice. Didn’t even thought that French eat rice as part of their staple diet.

  6. YeeJen

    The nasi goreng wrapping in omelette is known as “Nasi Pataya” in Malaysia. It’s a Malay cuisine here.

  7. Ben

    Hi YeeJen: That’s right! That’s the name that slipped my mind.

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