It was raining and we needed a breakfast place. There is a PELITA inside Tesco Ipoh. Thus we decided to go to Pelita for breakfast followed by a Tesco shopping trip. Honestly, amongst nasi kandar fans, Pelita is hardly mentioned as a top ten places for nasi kandar, even in Penang. However, it is perfect as I do not need to carry my baby daughter with an umbrella and thus risk ‘raindrops keep falling on her head.’ Yes, you can guess my age already but I am not from that generation. I merely love oldies, that’s all. Haha.
The Nasi Lemak is quite presentable, half an egg and I tell you the highlight. Its sambal was rich in flavour and has the spicy kick in it! The fried anchovies are still as crispy as needed. The Roti Bawang is just so-so. I think they forgotten to bring to me and it was cold by the time it was presented to me. The staff who attended to us was however quite amazing. There were 6 of us and nearly everyone ordered different things. He did not even write down a single word! All the orders came correctly without any mistake. Amazing.
Oh yeah, they said, save the best for last. How about the coffee? I have to tell you, when you say something last, maybe thats because you do not have anything good to say. The coffee was tasteless to say the least. I think they should not reuse the coffee powder too many times. I cannot believe that besides another restaurant which I frequent nearby my house which has a zero standard for coffee, this Pelita actually comes close. Hello, we are talking about coffee standard in Ipoh.
Would I go again, well, if it rains and I do not wish to be too inconvenienced, then yes. I would not order the coffee again, for sure.
written on 11th jan 2014
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