Today was a good day … why? Well, we did exceptionally well in our presentation, our client was happy. When client is happy, boss is happy. When boss is happy, he give us half the day off, yawwww 🙂 Today was one of those days. Happy days.
Anyways, as soon as we wrapped up with work,the bunch of us decided to head to a cafe nearby – Feeka Coffee Roasters, to pass time while sipping on a cuppa coffee and munching on some brownies.I know we could have done something better with the free time we’ve been given but we were sooo tired that it was either this or sleep. Halfway through, someone mentioned Congkak. She came across a review online and found it interesting. The food looked good and since we were nearby, she suggested that we head there for lunch.
To head to Congkak, we initially relied on Waze but it was no help. It was either wrongly tagged location-wise or the server was down because we ended up circling the area many times but never really getting there. So, we ditched Waze, got onto Google Map, figured out exactly where we were supposed to head and found our way. So, if you have similar issues, just follow the instructions below.
How to get here : If you are familiar with Feeka – then it is easy. otherwise, let Waze help you get there. The whole area where Feeka is located at .. you’d notice a straight road (Jalan Nagasari) that branches of into several smaller roads. One of the smaller roads is Jalan Mesui, where Feeka is located. Congkak is located along Jalan Beremi and to get there, look for another small road (Jalan Angsoka), which is basically on the opposite side of Jalan Mesui. Once you are on Jalan Angsoka, towards the end, you would come across a T Junction. There is also a road straight ahead which is one way and in the opposite direction to you, if you go up that road illegally, it would lead you straight to Jalan Beremi, Congkak. So, it is up to you whether you are a law abiding citizen or not, lol. WE sure weren’t.
I liked the ambiance here, it was dimly lit, warm and cozy. They had some P Ramlee hits on, which I liked due to its rarity. I was completely immersed in conversing with my friends that it didn’t occur to me what was playing in the background … until I heard my favorite song “Jangan Tinggal Daku”. Oo my, ‘syoknyer I’. The songs and the ambiance, it kindda helps you forget time. There you are chatting and enjoying yourself and before you know it, an hour and a half has passed by.
Nasi Ambeng for 2, 28 ringgit + Tauhu Telur, 25 ringgit
Ummm, should I be ashamed when I say I have never tried Nasi Ambeng before?? I didn’t even know what it looked like or what to expect. My friend was dying to give it a try and I was willing to share it with her as this was a dish for 2. When it arrived at our table, I sure was blown away. Amaze-balls, yaww. It literally looked like a meal fit for kings, I kid you not. Anything you could possibly want, you’d find it on that plate. I loveeee it. Finger lickin’ good it was.
The Nasi Ambeng here consisted of white rice + Acar + Serunding Kelapa + Telur Masin + Sambal Belacan + Sambal Jawa + Kerabu Sayur + Terung Sambal + Keropok Belindo + Begedil + Ikan Kembung Belado + Gulai Ayam. Between the 2 of us, it was quite a feast. We didn’t know where to start. It was soo good. There was a burst of flavors – sweet, sour, hot and spicy. The Gulai Ayam was rich and milky with tender, juicy pieces of chicken. The Tempe had the usual peculiar taste, chewyness, the grilled Ikan Kembung with chili sambal was awesome. The terung/ brinjal was soft and moist, with thick sauce. The Kerabu had nuts and some sweetness in it, chewyness from the chopped vegetables. Mix all of these ingredients together … ho ma gawd, da bomb!
The Tauhu Telur is one of Congkak’s signature dish and I can see why. It tasted real good, definitely worth an order. It consisted of a nice blend between fried tauhu and egg, topped with peanut sauce, peanuts and sprouts. The tauhu and egg was presented in the shape of a mini tower and had a light, fluffy and crispy texture. It literally melts in your mouth. The peanut provides a nice difference in texture with its solid bits and the peanut sauce, it had a nice mix of sweet and sour, more sweet than sour. It was lovely, the whole dish. I’d certainly order this again too.
We had an awesome time here at Congkak. I look forward to giving the other dishes here a go during our next visit.
Address: No. 24, Jalan Beremi, off Jalan Sultan Ismail.
Opening hours: Everyday. Sundays to Thursdays, 11 am – 10 pm. Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am – 11 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.