Yellow Is Good and Clean

Bombay Masala Nasi Briyani

Bombay Masala Nasi Briyani

Yellow has been getting a bad rap lately. This glorious color of the Malaysian Royalty seems to have been dragged through the gutter. Yellow clothing is apparently very evil and treacherous.

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Evil and Treacherous

Let us set the record straight. There are plenty of good in yellow. The Yellow Submarine is a modern day nursery rhyme written and sung by the greatest band of all time, the Beatles. Paul McCartney wrote this song as a children song. No references to drugs or sex. A clean song if there ever was one. Most definitely “bersih”.

The Mustard Yellow Belt is another great yellow icon. The winner of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is awarded this prestigious belt. The contest held every 4th of July at Nathan’s Famous original restaurant in Coney Island. Every year 40,000 spectators crowd to watch grown men and women stuff their faces (literally) full of hot dogs. This year, Joey Chestnut did a Five-peat by consuming 62 hot dogs and bun in 10 minutes beating his closest challenger by 9 whole dogs. While this is definitely not clean (the second placed contestant, Patrick “Deep Dish” Bertoletti, looked absolutely disgusting), it is definitely good fun to watch.

There is another yellow thing that Malaysian’s enjoy. The good old Nasi Briyani. Although originally from Persia (Modern day Iran), where it is known as the Biryan Pilaf, it has found its way to Malaysia via India and into the kitchen of most Malaysian Mamak/Indian Restaurants. So it is no surprise that you can find this dish here at Bombay Masala, off Rubber Road in Kuching.


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You can choose the various accompaniments yourself, or just go for the standard chicken or beef, I went for the simple fried chicken and sumptuous deep fried bittergourd. The bittergourd here is absolutely delicious. If you ever wanted to try bittergourd but you can’t really stand bitterness, taste the ones here. You get the amazing taste of the Indian spices with just a tiny hint of bitterness.

The briyani here is decent and you can definitely taste the wonderful flavours imparted in it. The rice here is definitely not the best I’ve ever tasted but it is certainly better than average briyani out here. For added oomph you can always drizzle the curry gravy of the various curries available here.

So you see, while there is definitely negative connotations with yellow, there are definitely plenty of wonderful and delicious positives about it. So let us all march on the yellow brick road to see the Wizard of Oz. Maybe he will grant us the cleaner and better future that we all deserve.

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Comments

  1. Cheh! Not so subtle after all… HAHAHAHA….

    Comment by Nasreen B on 7 July 2011 at 10:17 pm

  2. It is subtle too !! :p

    Comment by tummyadmin on 14 July 2011 at 9:53 pm

  3. yellow pages, Yellowstone National Park, banana, mango, lemon, corn, Chickpeas, butter, cheese, pineapple, durian (inside)

    can’t think of any more for now

    Comment by Dax on 14 July 2011 at 11:58 pm