2.19.2009

my first petai in 15 years

its true that i don't remember the last time i had petai. only found it in this malaysia restaurant that i just bumped into in brooklyn while driving around and checking out the so called brooklyn's chinatown which is on 8th avenue all the way from 48th street to about 62nd street. read about it here. i believe the restaurant is called rendang island restaurant.

so, i ordered something like stir fry vegetable (mix of lady's finger, petai, long beans and brinjal) with shrimp paste.
a bowl of some soup which i forgot what the name is;

and some kind of rice noodles which are made into cubes. it was a bit odd since i don't remember that being a malaysian dish.
nevertheless, finished everything in no time:)

9 comments:

Cherish Tulips said...

Wow man,you must be pretty hungry or that petai must be sedap!

Cath J said...

Kasian jg ni org jauh...jg kempunan sudah lah.....

DeePo said...

wow...petai in new york!

SJB said...

one day i will try this petai.

KY Chua said...

Pix3: The cube rice was probably nasi himpit. I couldn't find any noodle inside that dish. Looks like fried nasi himpit with taugeh and seafood to me. :) And I couldn't recall eating something like that. ;) Perhaps I will try to make the fried nasi himpit dish. Will tell you the result later. :D

kadazan man said...

cherish tulip...the first spoonful was good. sedap jugalah:). but after a while i realized that i am not a big fan of petai. however, its great knowing that i can always go there to satisfy my tastebud.

deepo...ya, i wondered about that too. how did they get it since i have never seen it on the menu in other restaurants.

ky chua...u sure? thought nasi himpit would be like a malay dish. it actually looks like a very thick kuey teow strip.

KY Chua said...

KM, no, I wasn't sure! :D And I stand corrected. TQ! However, I'll definitely try my 'talent' in making fried nasi himpit. Maybe I'll post it in my blog sometimes next week. ;)

Anonymous said...

does this nut grow on a tree or a vine

BrokenSatellite said...

that dish you referred as rice noodle that is made into cubes is call 'chow lo bak go'
it's a chinese dish.


:P