The One With His Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai

The story about his Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai….

Location : His five days a week restaurant

Me : Abang nak order

Staff : Nak order apa?

Me : Nak bungkus. Nasi putih dua. Ikan Bilis Petai dua orang makan. Telur dadar dua buat satu satu. Tapi Ikan Bilis Petai tu saya tak nak cili padi.

Staff : Tak nak pedas lah

Me : Tak nak cili padi

Staff : Eh, petai ada dok?

Talking to the cook.

It is a Kelantanese restaurant, by the way.

Cook : Petai tak dok

Staff : Petai tak dok kak

Me : Takpe lah. Sambal Ikan Bilis biasa

The staff repeated the order three times, and I started to wonder if my order was so hard to understand.

Finally, I nodded…

After twenty minutes or so, the Staff came with the food.

Staff : Semua sekali tigabelas ringgit

I paid and walked to the car. While walking away from the restaurant, I checked the food, then I walked back to the restaurant.

Staff : Bakpe kak?

Me : Ikan bilis ni. Saya cuma tak nak cili padi. Tapi masak sambal macam biasa.

Let me describe the Sambal Ikan Bilis which I got. A mixture of oil, Ikan Bilis or the Mat Salleh called them anchovies and some shallots, garlic and onions with a dash of spring onions.

Staff : Oh, tak mboh pedah ah

Me : Pedas sambal ok. Cuma jangan letak cili padi aje

So the staff brought back the most controversial Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai to the cook

After 5 minutes, he brought back to me. Again, with the same look.

Me : Abang, saya biasa makan Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai ni  colour merah. Ada cili paste. Saya nak cili paste tu. Saya cuma tak nak cili padi.

Staff : Sekejap. Eh, mung tolong paham ning

Talking again to the cook.

Cook : Ye kak

Me : Abang, saya biasa makan Ikan Bilis ni masak sambal. Cili paste tu saya nak. Sebab Abang biasa letak cili padi. Cili padi tu aje saya tak nak

Cook : oh…kejap eh kak

After another 5 minutes, the cook came with the correct Sambal Ikan Bilis Petai

Sigh. Susahnya nak dapat makan sesuap nasi. Sigh.

Moral of the story : Dugaan dari yang Maha Esa datang dengan pelbagai cara, rupa, bentuk dan size. Kesabaran amat penting untuk menguji keimanan umat. They say, sabar tu separuh dari Iman. Separuh lagi maybe staff dan tukang masak tu kena ketuk dengan senduk

My instruction was not rocket science, or was it?

 :tabrakan:

 Till I blog again…

There’s a secret garden, she hides

~Nani Mansor~

 

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