March 12, 2006

A.M. Sup


KLites eat 24 hours a day. We love our food and we expect to find places that stay open for our gourmandizing pleasures. Many of them are run by Indian-Muslims affectionately known as mamak and so, whenever we're in need of a good roti or local beverage, we say, "Let's go to the mamak." Here's a mamak waiter taking a breather from our incessant demands.

7 Comments:

Blogger Nicola said...

So is the mamak like a "bistro" then?

3:35 AM  
Blogger Denton said...

I Goggled mamak and sure enough found 636,000 hits. The term has not made the Webster's dictionary but it is on wikipedia.

Great post. Starbucks watch out.

6:11 AM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

Well, you can call it a local bistro but there are a few that occupy close to 10,000SQ ft. You can feed yourself fully with USD2.

Googled and Wiki-ed Mamak? I've never tried that. Will do so after this and see how accurate the description is.

(I'm posting this comment under my actual identity ;) )

9:51 AM  
Anonymous fulhamsw10 said...

wow. thats the guy from Mahbub!! I used to almost live there. Unfortunately i am in London now so theres no hope for a good murtabak!!! Good post. Reminds me of home....

5:05 AM  
Blogger Edwin Sumun said...

You recognized him??? That's amazing! he's been there for years. When I come by to London, I'll freeze a couple of murtabaks for you. My brother lives there and my sister is in Bradford. So, keep in touch and perhaps, someday soon, you'll have your wish of our homegrown yummies.

Till then.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

:)) ..mamak !! i want teh tarik !!!

7:43 PM  
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