Never, never, never…

If you want good yew char koi, you must never, never, never buy from a Malay stall or shop. They just do not know how to do it right…

Yew char koi - Malay style

These are four for RM1.00 and the only saving grace is that they give you some kind of gravy to eat them with. I don’t know what gravy that was – not like curry nor satay peanut sauce…but it tasted all right, not great…just o.k.

The yew char koi is short, very short…and solid dough! If you watch some Chinese fella doing it, theirs, prior to frying, would be extremely short – to the most three inches…and they would use some kind of flat thing like a blade to press (not cut) a line right down the middle. Then, in the process of frying, the dough would swell and rise to the occasion and end up at least a foot long. The line would make it easy for you to tear the thing into two long strips and eat. Inside, you will find a whole lot of empty spaces but that’s the way yew char koi should be and eating that with susu cap gantung…oops, I mean susu cap junjung (c0ndensed milk) or kaya (coconut jam) would be simply heavenly!

These french toast with sardine and onion sandwiched in between were far from satisfactory as well…

French toast with sardine - Malay style

They’re 3 for RM1.00. In fact, if you want something similar that’s pretty nice with meat filling, you can get those from Big Thumb. I can’t remember how much they cost but the ones there are worlds better except that I do not think theirs are halal. Maybe I should drop by one of these days and buy some to post on them. I hear they have very nice egg tarts too nowadays.

Then, there are these that you can get for RM1.50 each…

Deep fried bread rolls

– sardine and onion rolled inside a piece  of bread and wrapped on the outside with popiah (spring roll) skin and deep fried…

Sardine bread roll

…or you can have a choice of chicken sausage instead at the same price…

Chicken sausage bread roll

But I did not enjoy them, I’m afraid. Comparatively, the sausage one is a bit nicer…but on the whole, they were so oily that after a bite, I felt my head spinning like a record!!!

So, one thing’s for sure, these are the things that I would never, never, never…ever buy again.