Nasi Kandar Fareed @ Sg. Buloh

This is not a sponsored post.  I am just sharing a bit about a humble hawker who became my friend and he is now a big boss today! The moral of the story is that "Hard Work Pays Off"...





Once upon a time, there was this food hawker selling Nasi Kandar under the hot blazing sun by the dusty road side daily in the industrial hub of Sungai Buloh in Selangor. It is very close to the Hong Leong Yamaha's factory plant where hundreds of giant trailers and lorries would ply.







My colleague first brought me there to eat in the mid year 2010 and I became instant friends with the owner Mr. Fareed. I liked his curries as they tasted much like the Line Clear's Nasi Kandar of the Northern Malaysian style. We chatted a lot and I shared much marketing and advertising knowledge with him. I often encouraged him to be brave in life and trust his own judgement by observing all his daily customers! I told him that he would someday expand and become famous!!

By January 2011, the TV crew from "Jalan Jalan Cari Makan" came to film his road side stall. He was so happy beyond words and I was very proud of him too! I was there to snap his photos and made this banner for him to show off!! (Above)





His business grew faster than anticipated and Mr. Fareed moved to a brand new restaurant a few months later! He does not like to show off but I am proud to show him off instead. Yesterday I dragged him out to pose outside with his hand doing the signature gesture!




He is humble, hardworking and humorous to his customers and workers! Everyone likes him! The food may look like other common shops but the taste is much different. I am his worst critic who would always hurl comments on the food, drinks and service in order to maintain his highest quality standard. He would smile and humbly listens to my big CB mouth. All the dishes are good and cheap, hence the crowds are regular.





Look at me!!! We are always clowning around like "Anay & Thambee" story! He would love to give me free meals but I should pay my own for that is his rice bowl too. There is no free lunch in this world.



 

I was surprised that he has brought his business to greater heights by doing catering now! 
Good luck Mr Fareed!


NASI KANDAR FAREED
No 1, Jalan BRP 8/10,
Bukit Rahman Putra,
47100 Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
Tel: 019 363 5211



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  1. புவியின் ஏனைய வளங்களான நீர், நிலம், பெற்றோலியம் போன்றே இன்று மரபணுவளம் என்பதும் வளமையாக பேசப்படும் ஒரு விடையமாக மாறிவந்திருக்கிறது http://sk0617.blogspot.com. உயிரியல் துறையில் முக்கிய இடம் வகிக்கும் மரபணு என்ற பதம் இன்று பெருமளவான புவிசார் சமூக பிரச்சினைகளுக்கான தீர்வுகளை பெற்றுத்தருவதில் முதலிடம் வகிக்கின்றது. விவசாயத்துறையில் மரபணு தொழில்நுட்பத்தின் அறிமுகமானது இன்று மனிதனின் உணவுத்தேவையின் பெரும்பாகத்தை ஈடுசெய்யும் அளவிற்கு http://sk0617.blogspot.com.

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    1. Anay,
      When are you flicking this kutu away?

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    2. This kutu virus is contagious and bahaya! You kacau him, he will multiply his eggs! Even the DBKL could not squirt him away!

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    3. What for u cari dbkl??? Adei...go cari pest control la

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    4. Haha this kutu virus very dangerous la!!

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    5. Not SK's comment kah? Why is his blog mentioned?
      According to google translate:
      Other valankalana Earth's water, land, petroleum similar issues today as a marivant marapanuvalam has spoken and prosperity http://sk0617.blogspot.com. Occupy an important place in the field of biology and gene term solutions for today's most geo-social problems got to play in the first. The introduction of gene technology in agriculture to minimize much of today's unavuttevai http://sk0617.blogspot.com.

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    6. I dunno who the hell post this virus to my blog always? I will castrate him someday! STP pandai translate Tamil ah?

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    7. U dare to castrate this kutu who is STP favourite person??? STP will castrate you nanti. Lol

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  2. Anay,
    Belanja us makan there!!!;

    I wanna eat nasi kandar.

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    1. Anytime Mak Glam! That SK Thmabee sure mogok at the distance!!

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    2. Me nearby leh...tarak blanja me

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    3. When you bored ask Kaldip bring you and Mamarazi to eat and drink teh tarek ok. Anay belanja dei.

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    4. Meow,
      Let's set a date!

      Dun need to beat around the bush to get Anay to belanja us! ;)

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  3. Eh hallow,
    Where are the food photos?

    We want to see close up food photos like what STP & Angeline did.

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    1. True to my non food blogging traits, I forgot to post the photos! Maybe Monday I will go and snap lah! Tunggu kejap!

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    2. aiyoyo ini Mak Glamarlina.. Anay is not a food blogger, if he talks all about food here, we would be suspecting if STP has stolen his login ID, changed the password and blogged on Anay's behalf!! muahahahaha!! after all, the story here is not about the nasi kandar, but the friendship between Anay and Mr Fareed.. get to the point :)

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    3. Muahahahahaha... SK Thambee knows me well. I am quite hopeless in food blogging but I love to eat. Disebalik batu...... "It is about but the friendship between Anay and Mr Fareed.. get to the point :)......"



      I worry Suituapui the Food Mayor of Sibu might phiak SK's head soon.


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    4. yeah, and he is surely going to sue me for defamation like he warned me in his post yesterday about the Lover's Jetty!! so scary lah~~ @_@"

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    5. Yeah lah! I also scared to "fitnah" him again...I thought he and Kaldip rocked the Lover's Jetty to the ground. Muahahahahaa....

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    6. Dei Dei
      But how is he going to tempt us to patronise the place if we cannot drool over the food here first.

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    7. Woi..monday go tapau for me la....

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    8. Waht STP? Cilaka itu budak, simply use my name, drag me underwater. Tsk! Tsk! Ooi!!! You people nothing else better to talk about kah? Tsk! Tsk! Grrrrrr!!!!!

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    9. We are all free and goyang kaki mah...

      What else to do other than talk, talk, talk. xD

      Say your name, meaning you are loved and remembered. Nice what! ;)

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    10. Yeah I also think STP is the most loved blogger who is always in everyone's thoughts for good and humorous reasons! Look at all the food and gifts acvorded to him. Makes me green with envy.

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    11. hahaha!! we don't eat that much that's why we have more time for nonsense and gossips, muahahaha!! yeah, i agree with Lina.. the more your name is mentioned, the more it means you are loved and remembered STP.. look at all the gifts and food you were and given, just make everyone jealous~~

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  4. wow, does that stall still exist there in the industrial area?? Anay took that photo back in 2010 and still keeps it in his camera?? dei.. i know why, it's because Anay did all those banners for Mr Fareed, that's why those are part of Anay's success stories to show to other customers?? muahahahaha~~

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    1. Yes he still runs the stall beside the tree so that the trailers and lorries could park easily as they are too big to enter his shop's parking lot 100m away.

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    2. I took this photo yesterday! I am too lazy to search back the old photos in my external hard disk.

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    3. Mr Fareed must retain his roadside stall, that is his first step of succeed. Without that small stall there won't be any Fareed restaurant.

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    4. Do you know that all successful Hongkies still keep their lucky house although they have moved to bigger mansion?

      They wouldn't sell the house or apartment; or they are still renting it (if not their property) because they believe in its Feng shui.

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    5. Wah this Yvonne so clever now... I am learning this interesting facts today. Must tell Fareed to buy the whole plot of land to keep his stall and cows there. He must buy Yvonne a big meal.

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  5. Anay has shares in Nasi Kandar Fareed ke?? look at how successful Mr Fareed is, from a roadside stall to a shoplot restaurant and now expanding his business with catering.. he may not be too well educated but i am sure he is way better than a lot of MBAs out there.. ooopppsss, Thambee should then go sell cheesy mutton curry with crispy chappati and become the CEO of the franchise chains!!

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    1. You are spot on. He does not need an MBA to earn big bucks! I told him to hire me as his CEO when he has established his Fareed Group of Companies!!!

      I have been telling you to sell your famous Cheesy Mutton Curry! Why not sell your recipe to Fareed. There is a clinic opposite his shop, no worries for puking customers!! Wakakakaka

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    2. Got free makan or not. ..lol

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    3. Go there and mention my name! He might give you free rice with Ikan Patin.

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    4. No ikan patin la when I went on Wednesday. ..git yummy sotong eggs instead

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  6. i am sure Mr Fareed appreciates his friendship with Anay a lot.. he doesn't mind all Anay's CB mouth and always wanted to give Anay free lunch.. but of course we know how a person Anay is, his CB mouth has "meaning disebalik batu" sounds mean but surely for the good sake of the business..

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    1. Woiii my CB mouth only emits out sweet aroma and words of wisdom essence! Wanna smell?

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  7. now that Anay is such a great friend to Mr Fareed.. can Thambee actually ask one question?? why are many mamak restaurants having non-standard charges for the nasi?? same dishes but sometimes we are charged RM2 more and sometimes charged RM2 less?? does that all depend on the mood of the boss?? bluek~~ :p

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    1. I will ask him or ask him to reply you directly here!!!

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    2. ...and why nasi kandar shops no flies? They never cover the food (Tsk! Tsk!!!) but other things (dust) may settle on the food but not even one fly, I noticed. The smell of the spices drives them away?

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    3. I thot it's because of the candles and what not that they put around the food display that drove the flies away? No ah... Me dunno la.

      I think any hawker/mamak food is susceptible to dust and other sort of grime. ( seen or not seen). Right STP? :)

      Best is homecooked food.

      Provided that the homecooked food is healthy and clean also la!

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    4. Eh...now I am curious too. Fareed uses no candles and got no flies too! I think the hot spicy curries would sent the flies frenzy with diarrhoea! !! Lol

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    5. Read an email to slice a lemon and stick clover in it that will drive the flies away how true? Anyway heard of 'la sum chiak la sum pui'? Hokkien *dirty eat dirty fat*

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    6. haiyoh, eveything is susceptible to dust and other sort of grime, even homecooked.. and i believe the kampua noodles and piansip that you love so much are prepared that way too, correct ah?? :p

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    7. Ooops sorry the lemon and clover thing is for driving away mozzies and not flies, paiseh

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  8. aiks, that photo you took together!! why Mr Fareed wasn't looking into the camera and he didn't even do his signature thumb-up pose?? what a waste lah, if he did that, surely a very nice photo that would attract many customers to his restaurant.. and Anay also at the same time become his spokesperson!! the famous Ambassador of Nasi Kandar Fareed..

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    1. Okay I will see him on Monday and change this photo! Wise SK!

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  9. OMG, i don't have anything better to write huh?? all are CB nonsense lah.. my apologies, hahahaha!! have a great weekend ahead, and let's hope the haze is not coming back again :D

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    1. Blood is thicker than water. You have same CB mulut as mine, not smaller!

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  10. Wonder has STP been there before? hehe...

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    1. I don't think STP likes to eat hot curries like this. He prefers class restaurants with air con and cute waitress serving! LOL

      We will ask him on his next visit if he would like to try it. Our Small Kucing can drive him from Puchong to SS2 and Sg. Buloh, no sweat lah!

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    2. I went all the way to KL but people never bothered to take me out, why to do? Had to it in adjoining shopping mall all the time, so expensive...and then they sibuk2 came to say this not nice, that not nice. Now push to small kucing liao - me like ball kah? Kick here, kick there? That kind of friend lah, they all!!!!

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    3. STP,
      Since I know I'm one of those useless friend... I have to admit that you need to annouce your arrival to me at least one week in advance!

      Kid need to go to school. I need to oversee his homework.

      Hubby & I work.

      I have marathon training.

      No excuse but there you go.

      Anyway, who kicked you?

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    4. Who kicked him? No one could kick and move him la! So ungrateful to say no one took him out. This small kuching will feed you bak chang with chilly padi inside! They spent so much time driving Arthur everywhere! Adoi!

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    5. If STP come Singapore, will lay red carpet at airport awaiting for his arrival and also big big banners to welcome him, hehe....

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    6. Thank goodness for smallkucing & family...and a couple of my friends too. The rest? Hmmmm.....Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    7. For the rest you must come for a month stay la. Short stay , You morning noon n evening hv dates.

      I know u small eater leh . How to sumbat u eat so much good.

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    8. OMG, this is so ungrateful to say no one took him out!! first of all, he didn't even announce that he is coming (but expected the whole world to be aware of), in the end everyone tried their best to reschedule their appointments to meet him up before he leaves.. and yet, it sounds like even those who met up with him were all regarded as "never bothered to take him out and pushed him like a ball"?? adoi, it's a piss off to hear this complaint really.. tsk tsk tsk!!! maybe it's different mentality, i would rather not trouble anyone to bring me around, transportation is convenient and everywhere is quite accessible, i do my own research on places and there i enjoy my trip.. simple, why need to make a fuss?? and i surely appreciate friends who make way to meet me up.. haiz, sorry if i sounded so mean but recently the haze has been really bad.. hehehehe!! :p

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    9. Yeah,
      Better to be happy for those who make the effort.

      Those who don't or can't... why must accuse them so badly?

      II mean, even my OWN relatives doesn't mind if I can meet them. True friends understand. True friends don't judge.

      Sorry if this sounds like I am a terrible "friend" STP

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    10. even my OWN relatives doesn't mind if I CAN'T meet them, I mean. typo pulak...

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    11. I remember and be grateful to everyone who make effort to meet me. Food and place aren't really important. The most important is their time spent with me.

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  11. If have chance, i wanna go try it out, hehe...

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    1. Wow! You wanna come from Singapore to eat! Fareed would roll red carpet for you!

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  12. I saw TM looks so smart with red and white uniform!

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    1. Before GE13 everyone thought I was DAP candidate.

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    2. Aiya, mine you saw already right? Same like yours red and white. But I'm proud to be DAP supporter wor... hahaha...

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  13. Looks like Mr Fareed is your best buddy already.

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    1. Yes we are buddies for life. My office is just 2 mins drive to his shop.

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    2. So near? Tak kan take nasi kandar all the time. High cholesterol leh that squid eggs....

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    3. TM you spread the nasi kndar virus to Lina and Meow... I also feel like having it this Saturday.

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  14. Oh missing the nasi kandar from Penang's Line Clear Nasi Kandar, it has been many many years already. Wonder that Cantonese speaking mamak is still there?

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    1. 2 years ago he was still there. They will never shift from that narrow alley.

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  15. We can have our next bloggers' gathering in Sungai Buloh and please make it soon cannot wait too long. The gian-ness is beginning to be uncontrollable..HELP!!!!!

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    1. Bananaz,
      I wanna follow you.

      Anay ,No banana leaf rice ah? :P

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    2. Last time I pergi Line Clear was when I went there for Penang Bridge Marathon. ;)

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    3. Yalor if got banana leaf rice eat sama sama using hand lagi best, Lina jom

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    4. Jom Jom!

      We don't need formal invitation to go makan.

      Just arrange and we go! :P

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    5. They don't have banana leaves dei. Our friend BANANAZ can sponsor his own banana leaves la. I think the North and South Indian food is different. Who uses the banana leaves in India?

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    6. Better be quick if we wanna lunch/dinner there before Ramadan beginning July or to buka puasa in Fareed also both can lah.

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    7. We can still buka puasa there! !

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    8. Then you better book table for us. Sure fully packed

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  16. Bananaz shall go for nasi kandar banjir kaw kaw kaw

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    1. You banjir your nasi!!!!! Adoi you eat curry bubur la. Sure lau sai.

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    2. Oh really? Nasi kandar banjir, roti canai pun banjir, nasi *berani* also can banjir until nasi puteh pun takut..hahahaha

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  17. Talk about nasi kandar, my hubby sure loves it. As for me, I don't quite fancy it.

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    1. We all know Wenn loves to eat western with fork, knife and wear bib.

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  18. Wow selling from under a shed to a restaurant? Lucky man! Now sure he earns a lot lo~

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    1. Can tell Mr Fareed is a funny and friendly man, hehe.

      You actually so good friend with him ya? Then sure always get free lunch lo? Kekeke...

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    2. Last but not least, good luck to your friend too!!

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    3. What a nice and wonderful friend you are! Encouragement is great... We all need that actually... Good to see that he is doing well in his business! One day if got chance I aso want to go there and try .... Yummy!

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    4. How much your share in the business venture, Twilight Man? :P

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    5. STP how I wished I hold a share inside too. Fat hopes for me. Wakakaka

      Hayley & Claire...Fareed worked all his sweats while I just opened my blabber mouths only.

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  19. Beautiful story! If ... no, when, WHEN ... when I come to Malaysia, you're going to have to take me out to dinner at this restoran! ^^

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    1. As a Jungle woman, I hope you realise that you can just impose on us and insist on us dragging to there WHEN you are in KL! ;)

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    2. Rurousha I should ask Fareed to open a branch in Tokyo and you manage it okay?

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  20. wah, congrat to your friend become boss liao~ really need a lot of effort if want to be success o~ >.<

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    1. Yeah you should learn his traits and don't day dream all the time for short cuts. Hello?

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  21. Wah! Good and cheap? I like! : )

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    1. You will love it yeah...good and cheap.

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  22. Wow! Your friend is such a success story! Hard work does indeed pay off!

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    1. Most of us are too ego and lazy to work hard like him.

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  23. Oh now also expanded into catering? Not bad eh? : )

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    1. I won't be surprised he will franchise his shop too. Eh! You can use him to cater for your wedding with Pandarina.

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  24. Errr...where's the photos of the food? I wanna see some photos!! If not how to convince me to go there to eat? LOL!

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    1. I thought I sm sharing his sweet success story. You go there and meet me la to see the real food.

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  25. Interesting!

    Is the original stall still open? I do like nasi kandar (used to eat it every night when I was living in Dataran Prima) and won't mind dropping by.

    I'll say I'm a friend of yours to get a discount! :D

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  26. Seems like somehow u helped him promote his shop too. Congratz to his new restaurant... i am sure he will have a lot of loyal customers by maintaining the standard of his food :)

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  27. What an awesome job! Kudos to u for helping him to promote. Here's wishing your friend a promising future ahead :)

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  28. I truly amazed by your friendship wuth Fareed. Very thoughtful of anay to make him banner, encourage and support him. A friend like anay is hard to find.

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  29. this is amazing. you're such a great ambassador for his restaurant. i wish him all the best in his new endeavours.

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  30. You are such a good friend. I will visit Fareed's restaurant someday :)

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  31. I think I know where is this restaurant located. Not a fan of nasi briyani but seems you highly recommended might want to bring along the loved one to try out. Mention TM, maybe got discount?

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    1. Sedaaaaaap...I went ady in wednesday

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