Kedai Makan is the brick and mortar version of the popular Malaysian food truck. It is located on west Capital Hill, and consists of a small take-out only menu (it is suggested that diners take their food a few doors down to Montana Bar and eat there).
There are two vegetarian items on the menu (an appetizer and an entree) and I tried both:
TAUHU SUMBAT, described as crisp & firm roasted tofu. spicy sweet chili sauce, cucumber, cilantro, bean sprouts & sesame. This was served cold and was a little too sweet for my taste.
NASI GORENG, described as Malaysian style fried rice cooked with kecap manis, chili. served with a runny fried egg and choice of tofu & sprouts or roast pork. I ordered mine without the egg and it was quite the delicious chewy, fried, intensely flavored delight. Mixed in with the rice were tofu, greens, herbs and chilis.
It was pretty awesome to have a full-on delicious vegetarian entree available amidst what appear to be meat specialties. My beef-chowing dining companion was thrilled with his order.
Kedai Makan is open from 4pm til "late," and I'd imagine a plate of this fried rice would taste mighty fine at closing time.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
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