Someone that I used to love…

I used to love her nasi lemak or mee goreng

Peter Cafe's mee goreng special 1

…but it has been quite a while now since the last time I dropped by her place for what she has to offer – probably since sometime around the middle of last year.

I’m talking about this Malay lady running a stall at the Peter Cafe & Restaurant in Sg. Antu, directly across the road from Courts Mammoth. I guess I have my reasons – firstly, it is slightly out of the way from my house to my parents’ which means that I would need to make a detour and secondly, all this while, I have been stopping by my regular kuih-muih stall at Bandong where there is a wider variety of Malay cakes and delicacies including nasi lemak and mee goreng for me to choose.

Well, it so happened that I was driving past the other day and to my surprise, she was open for business, it being the fasting month of Ramadhan and most Malay food outlets would be closed including that Bandong stall. So, I decided there and then to stop there for some noodles…for old times’ sake.

This is her mee goreng (fried noodles) special, RM3.50…

Peter Cafe's mee goreng special 2

…for which you will get a fried egg – bull’s eye/sunny side up. I like how she uses the wok to fry the egg and you get the nice crispy golden edges. Otherwise, you will just get the rendang or masak hitam beef with the noodles for only RM3.00.

I think I have mentioned that if given a choice between the Chinese fried noodles (dry) and the Malay one, I would definitely prefer the latter as the former is usually quite bland with only soy sauce and msg…and perhaps some miserable pieces of pork and a few strands on taugeh (bean sprouts). Besides, with the latter, you will get that small complimentary bowl of soup that is actually quite tasty…

Peter Cafe's mee goreng special 3

…unlike what you would get from the Chinese eateries. Judging from the photos in  my previous posts, it seems that there has been some improvement over these past months. The noodles look much nicer and they are served together with a spoon and chopsticks instead of a fork and spoon…and the most important thing, of course, is that they still taste as good.

Do give it a try if you happen to be in the vicinity…