Angpow Story - Nasi Lemak

~ Posted on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:23 AM ~

I have been sharing some of my favorite angpow pieces on an angpow collectors group in Facebook and some members have been telling me to continue sharing my memorable stories and so I thought, why not write it down, that way, our kiddos can read about it when they grow up next time, eh?

For those of you who are not familiar or never heard of the words 'Angpow' (also known as 'ang pau', 'ang pao', 'angpau'), here is a quick definition:

Angpow = Red Packet (filled with cash inside) given during festivals

So for today's angpow story, it comes from this piece of lovely angpow:

Angpow Story

Take a good look at the yummylicious looking nasi lemak at the bottom right of the angpow. NASI LEMAK.

I remembered even at young age, I fell in love with nasi lemak. Just love love love nasi lemak. When I was young (before 12 yrs old), my late mum will tapau (it means take-away in Cantonese) nasi lemak for my breakfast and I will patiently pour out the rice onto a big plate, flattened the rice with either my palm or the back of the spoon and then slowly cut the boiled eggs into small cubes and decorated the boiled eggs, kacang (ground nuts) and ikan bilis on the rice. (Sorry I don't eat vegetables back then so cucumber got chucked away ooopss..). Once done, my plate of nasi lemak looks like a gorgeous cake... which I lovingly 'cut' into slices and devoured slowly, 'slice by slice'... such a memorable experience...

The best nasi lemak I have ever tasted in my life is the Indian lady stall right at the motorcycle parking in my old government flat last time. Have shifted out from there for 11 years, I don't know whether she is still alive or around or not. Her nasi lemak will always remain at number 1 in my nasi lemak top chart. Unbeatable.

Number 2 would be the pakcik selling the nasi lemak in between the alleys at Jalan Bukit Bintang before HSBC building. The last I recalled, there are some Arabs restaurants in that area and it changed so much I can't recall much.

Number 3 would be the nasi lemak from Village Park restaurant in Damansara Uptown. For those of you who think their nasi lemak is the best, nah.. it is number 3 in my list.

For those of you who want to read the story about the coffee cup in this pic, I mentioned about a childhood memory on it too. You can read it on my angpow - kopitiam post.

Anyway, thank you for reading my story today and I hope that my nasi lemak story will brings back happy memories to you too!

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