There is this little, unknown, unimpressive roadside stall selling kueh-mueh at the Race Course Road (the road leading to the Penang Race Course). The makcik sells lontong only on Friday and Saturday mornings.
My hubby bought two packets this morning. When I poured them into the casserole, it was enough to feed three person and there is still leftover. It is really delicious to the max. I normally do not like lontong because they tend to be too watery and not spicy enough.
But this lontong is really special. It has crispy tempe (and I cannot stop visualizing my face becoming so taut and nice like Khir Toyo), ikan bilis, kerisik, a whole egg, soya bean stick, vegetables and taukua.
The lontong gravy is really lemak and yet, balance off nicely with kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and kunyit. The kerisik and ikan bilis provide the extra oomph.
Of course, lontong is served with nasi himpit. And that’s why I do not like lontong because it has nasi. I must make mental note next time to get the gravy and I boil my own glass noodle (soo hoon).
A packet costs only RM3.50 and the egg is huge. Now, I worry that the mak cik may not make much profit because the santan is very expensive nowadays.
I doubt people will go out of the way to eat because she doesn’t have any proper place to sit. But it is worth ‘ta-pau’ if you like lontong or you happen to pass by.