Pak Cik (Uncle) sets up his stall by 6.30 am. He is meticulous in laying out the pink table cloths and getting his plastic containers of food from his car boot.
His customers are mainly students from colleges and schools close by. He also get his regulars of people just driving past on their way to work. Note his large red tub of warm freshly cooked rice.
Breakfast for most Malaysians isn't quite the same as in the West with cereal, fruit, toast or eggs. We kind of love our rice and noodles and we like it spicy hot with lots of chilli. Just as many Westerners have breakfast on the run, we have adapted our lives to start each day fed and happy from "kerb food." We get our complete breakfast from the many stalls that just "mushroom" from the kerbs in the mornings and disappear by 10am. Under tress and umbrellas, enterprising housewives and men too set up their "instant stalls." These "instant stalls" do supplement family incomes as the owners can make between RM100-150 in a morning.
My breakfast all wrapped up in grease-proof paper.
All of this for RM 6.00 (US $1.43 cents)! What an economical way to kick-start the day. I can't vouch for high work efficiency after breakfast as all the blood gets drained from my brain to the stomach to digest this.