Friday, September 25, 2009

sha: english breakfast...konon!


English Breakfast
Originally uploaded by photoq
I remember that day.

It was 6 a.m. when I stepped into the bus. Actuallly I was working until 1 a.m but I stayed to chill out with few office mates before we decided to have a breakfast at this hotel. I've never been to that hotel before, so when I heard that they had this good English Breakfast, I was intrested.

I was a bit nervous, however, considering that I was going to be in the same bus with my on-the-verge-of-breaking-up boyfriend, Sepet. I couldn't imagined myself being there, looked at him or pretended that I didn't know him. But I had to.

Unfortunately, I faced the worst that day. I had to listen to a story about him in a very coulourful version from someone else. She was talking about him throughout the journey - on other people's opinion about him, how bad he was, how naughty, how this and how that. Thankfully, I endured the journey and I endured the story. I was not influenced, though. I just had this belief that a relationship consists only two people unless you're married;)

Our intention was to be there until they served lunch. It was a buffet breakfast so, we planned to eat as much as we could so that it was worth our money. I read somewhere in a book that you shouldn't take too much food in your plate when you go to buffet. You should enjoy every meal.

So, I took the pastries first and brought it to the table. Then I enjoyed the pastries, talked, listened and laughed before I grabbed the salad. However, I wanted to go for something heavier afterwards.

I looked at the nasi lemak and I was thinking,
"Why should I eat nasi lemak at this expensive place when I could get better nasi lemak outside?"

"It's time for the English breakfast," my lady boss said.

For record, our breakfast team came from different races- it should be called a 1 Malaysia breakfast.

So, we went to get the sausages, the baked beans, beef bacon, and other stuff which we saw available as English breakfast. But we didn't have eggs.

"Sunny-side-up eggs, miss?" the chef asked me.

"Errr..." I didn't know whether that was actually what I want. Honestly, I didn't know what he meant by that (well, I'm a Malay, right?)

"Sha, do you want an omelet? They put mushrooms inside. I know you'll like it," my lady boss told me.

"Mushrooms?" I asked incredulously.

She nodded."Tomatoes too."

"Oooo..that's nice." Mushrooms and tomatoes were absolutely my favourites.

"Omelet then, miss?" the handsome chef smiled.

"Sure." I blushed. I could be brave in everyting else but not to a handsome guy at sushi our a cute chef in a hotel.

He was preparing my omelet when he turned his back...

"Eggs, sir?" the chef was asking the person beside me.

"No...no...one char kuay teow, please," he ordered.

The other chef was preparing the char kuay teow. Somehow, his accent bothered me. I felt a bit strange so I turned to look at the man beside me.

He was a white man.

And he was smiling at me.

"Char Kuay Teow. Good stuff, " he said and I immediately recognised the English accent.

I was blushing to the roots of my hair.

"Your omelet, miss."

And I smiled awkwardly at the handsome chef:P

* I already knew what sunny-side-up eggs by now;)
* No regret in learning other people's language and culture:)

24 comments:

razifembi said...

wow what a lovely breakfast Cik Cheryna ...

sure remembered that day ...

next time .... if you go for englishhh breakfassttt ...dont forgett tooo ask and invite me tooo ... hahaha ...

"I liked english food, but I eat like Malay ..."
Razifembi

hehehe

Oh ... happy eve rayaa tooo ///

azzaliena suziantie feisal said...

omelet
omg its nyummy nyummy..hehehe

MrMrsFaiz said...

a few years back I love buffet. but now more into multi-course meal. Kalau buffet for sure akan try semua makanan and end up with stuffed stomach. :)

but the best breakfast buffet i ever had until now was at a hotel in putrajaya. sangatlah sedap.

Ili Saharudin said...

hehehe..no buffet for any dieters...just no worth it.

Ayu said...

tak kenyang nya makan kat hotel.. even kita dah rasa sumer yg dihidangkan..

lupekanje said...

I was imagining hows that 'sunny-side-up eggs'look like..
was it...tolo goreng mato kobau???

atty's said...

kty camne makan bfast western..nak gak ..
nasi goreng ko..nasi lemak ko..

zino said...

i will ask omelet on top of my nasi lemak hehe.. east plus west hehe

ashley said...

he he...telur mata tu bior cayor sike..baru best..
hi Sha,
thank you for visiting my blog.
please do come again..

dotblogspotdotkom said...

pakcik nih perut melayu.... macamana pun nak juga cari masakan melayu tu.... rasa macam tak sempurna je pagi tu..

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

razifembi:
---> boleh...boleh...insyaAllah bila ada masa,paksu. leh bawak anak buah nakal paksu sekali:)

azzaliena suziantie feisal:
---> omelet bila part english bfast glamer la dik oiii..padahal telur dadar je:)

MrMrsFaiz:
---> kat putrajaya kat mana agaknye tuh ijan? sha dulu kat cyberjaya...tp asek nak gi makan kat tpt jauh2..tah hape2:)

Ili Saharudin:
--> true. adik kak sha used to say, "kalau awek tu tak makan buffet, takleh jadi awek aku." cuz kalo awek tuh tak makan, then tak guna blanje awek tuh...ehehe

Ayu
---> memang pon...tp sha mmg suka jalan2 cari makan...lepak ngan kawan2...so join saje:)

lupekanje:
---> haah cik...tolo mato kobau...sha ingat apo mondo tah? kek kampung panggey namo lain kan? ahahah....

atty's:
--> memang...macam sha pon samo...mak pon panggey sha budak nasi...takde nasi takleh idup. tp skali skale try ape salahnye kan:)

zino:
---> tuh idea bernas! tp nasi lemak hotel nieh tak sesedap nasik lomak topi jalan tuh...:)

ashley:
---> you're welcome. eh...sama plak taste kita...yang cair itu memang best kan..kena ngan nasik lemak ke...sambal ke...layan!:)

dotblogspotdotkom said...
---> ala pakcik...skali skala makan mende len plak lah...macam tgk kartun gak, walaupon slalu tgk upin dan ipin.. skali skale tgk bleach...

Adila said...

english breakfast tak ngam with my malay tummy hehe

but.. char kuew teow for breakfast? oh wow!
that mat saleh totally in love with Malaysian food! i bet he'll love it more if he pekena the best char kuew teow in town!

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Dear Sha,
sunny-side-up eggs?
Huhu..

mcm hebat jer namanya..
hehe...

berbuka hari tu kat hotel with staf, nak jugak cari makanan2 yg selalu dpt kat luar..

perut dh biasa kot makanan2 yang sedang2 jer..

huhu..

omolette..
ku suka..
kahkah..

~♥ cik intan® said...

.kalau g mamak, nk order sunny-side-up eggs, agak2 mamak tu tau tak ek kak sha? ;p
.hehehe~ ^^

xiiinam said...

Sarapan ckLah masih berbau raya...he..he..

[ o k e d ] said...

omputih ea mkn telo goreng tu?

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

Adila:
---> yes! at last someone got what iwas trying to say....yeayy....thanks dik.

I mean, he was there, asking for char kuay teow and as we know, char kuay teow hotel manalah sedap sangat, tp dia siap order lagi.

tiba2 sha rasa embarass semacam plak kat situ...awak gi mintak omelet nieh:)

LotsOfLove-Pears"
---> nama macam gempak kan...padahal telur mata kerbau je dearie! rasa macam bodoh plak bile dia cakap cenggitu...hihihihi...

~♥ cik intan®:
---> dia akan cakap, "deiii minachi...saya takda masak itu matahari! tlur ada" :P

xiiinam said...
---> mestilah...saja tukar angin jap...:)

[ o k e d ] said...
---> kita pon makan gak...tp dowang siap letak name tah hape2:)

ashie023 said...

oh my...that english man mesti ske gile makanan Mesia..hehe..ambe kalu breakfast , x ske makan nasik lemak..kene makang yang sederhana je..cam kuih2 ke, telur mata kerbau ke ngan kicap..yum yum..dan my nescafe!walaaaaa

Arjuna Qaseh said...

akak keje pe meh?
p/s: sedap lagi roti telur!

Zyma Saad said...

Sedapnyerrrr......
Nyam...nyam....nyam....

:)

iza~de~bintang said...

hehe comel jer mat salleh tu mintak char kuay teow utk sarapan... tambah comel sebab ada aweks sebelah dia mintak omelet hehe... (^_^)

LotsOfLove-Pearls said...

Dear,
haha..
tu ar..

nama mcm tak pena ku dengar makanan ini walhal since kecik2 lagi dah makan..

hehehe..

cHeRyNa PiReS said...

ashie023:
--->so kira2nye macam english bfast gak...sbb telur mata kerbau tuh ada nama omputihnye:P
mesti suka karipap kan?

Arjuna Qaseh:
---> akak tanam anggur, dik:)
roti telur memang nyummmyyy:)

Zyma Saad:
---> memang!!!:)

iza~de~bintang:
---> comel ke? sebenarnye sangat malu ngan omputih tuh:(

LotsOfLove-Pearls:
---> name je glamour...tp takde ape pon:)

razifembi said...

anak buah kena tinggal la ... kalau tak jenuh la ...

Tak pun InsyaAllah ...bawak anak pulak lepas ni ...

today's breakfast I ate cucur bawang ... tomoro ..I dont know ...