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.Β 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 Β 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…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

40 thoughts on “Someone that I used to love…”

  1. Jeezuzz!!! I haven’t had bfast. Come back later. Tsk tsk tsk! No prize guessing what i’ll be having for breakfast… TSK TSK TSK!

    Hahahaha!!!! Drooling eh? Oooooo…it was so very nice! Yum! Yum! πŸ˜‰

  2. omg I really miss this type of mee goreng 😦 I didn’t see mi goreng in ages, unless those instant ones. Can’t compare.

    September already… Coming home in November? Long holiday…can eat till you drop! πŸ˜‰

    1. not going home lor til the end of 2 years. My parents shoo me away coz they finally got the home sanitised from all evil spirits. Me coming home will make it unclean again xP

      Poor thing! You can always come to Sarawak. Always welcome… My doors are always open and I can get any spirit exorcised once you have left. Muahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  3. lol.. for a moment i thought u were going to show us your ex flame! u er…. now i m suffering.. from hunger.. it is 7.36am and i m looking at this!!

    Hahahaha!!! That’s to lure people to come here…when they see the post title in somebody’s blogroll – sure they will think the same way and hop over to see what sexciting story they may find. Hehehehehe!!!! Then, they will get trapped…like you! Drool! Drool! ROTFL!!!

  4. It looks so delicious! Unfortunately I can’t eat them for health reason.

    Aiyor…you are so slim and healthy – must be because you are so careful with what you eat – not like me…so fat but thankfully, quite healthy! Hehehehehe! πŸ˜‰

    1. Yes, fat or big size doesn’t mean that you are unhealthy but doesn’t mean that you can simply eat also. Hahaha….

      Yes, I believe in moderation – once in a while, ok…but not all the time. πŸ˜‰

  5. very bad la you, now i’m drooling for mee goreng, but it’s fattening. I’m on diet now !

    Why? Because you are getting rounder and rounder and witch is getting thinner and thinner? Muahahahaha!!!! You kuat lihai hor!!! πŸ˜‰

  6. Ohh, i haven’t had mee goreng in a loonnggg time! Nowadays it’s difficult to find nice mee goreng, the ones in Kuching are usually very oily and I hate that they also use chilli sauce to goreng it. There was a stall many years ago in Satok which fried very nice mee goreng, not too oily, with just the right touch of fresh chilli. I love to squeeze the sng-kam over it – the sour, sweet, salty and spicy taste is just syok la! Salivating now. Damnit!

    Ya…some places they add chilli or tomato sauce – like the stall at Kong Ma Ma…or my Bandong stall (sold in packets). I don’t mind…quite nice also. But this one, definitely none of those sauces…and done very nicely. Worth going all the way to Sg Antu to eat… πŸ™‚

  7. Never had it this way from my usual mee goreng stall manned by an Indian lady, what a co-incident, i just had mee goreng just now, but sadly the price has increase from 2.20 to 2.50 less than a month now… i asked her why she increased the price, she replied, ” barang barang semua harganya naik,apa boleh buat,” then i jokingly continued, ” the koay teow thing also no increase price, somemore got duck meat, 3 meat balls, 2 fish balls” not wanting to be lectured like that she replied, ” tak sama lah, boss, itu koay teow thing fella is Indonesian, dia tak kasih dia punya taukeh rugi , betul tak?” i just kept quiet…

    hey have a great weekend ya

    Indian? Must be mee mamak lah tu! Nice also… I like! Wah! RM2.50 and you complain already… This one’s RM3.50. So hard to earn your money lah… *shakes head! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  8. I would love to have that plate of mee..difficult to find good fried Malay noodles here.
    I remember late Aunt Get. used to fry her noodle with the big prawn head n chilli and squeezed limau juice….. hope among the nieces or nephews still have that recipe…do you?

    Never tried her fried noodles… But with prawns, sure nice one… Actually, I’ve never tried frying noodles, dry myself. Should do that one of these days and post… I know my kway teow’s nice – Uncle Paul used to ask me to fry for his parties…

  9. i prefer foochow mee goreng. πŸ˜›
    don’t really like malay mee goreng. hehehehe..

    Typical Foochow… If I go to the Chinese stalls, I would order the Foochow fried noodles – with gravy…and hopefully, they can do it well. Not all stalls are nice. Their so-called lakia mee is slightly better…not the ordinary dry fried ones. Never a fan!

  10. The hots days not letting me eat them! T___T

    Over year, the weather’s pretty good. Hot on some days, rain on some – like today…a bit of rain and cloudy. Rain mostly evening or at night…so quite cool.

  11. Hey, this is great. I love mee goreng done by the Malays. Somehow they taste different with a squeeze of calamansi…yummy simply delish. I wish I could fry mee goreng like them. The mamak mee goreng is also nice πŸ™‚ Looking at your plate of deliciousness..my tummy is growling now. Waiting for Claire to take me out for lunch πŸ˜›

    See! The word from the Master herself!!! Ah! Friday…long lunch break. Taukeh-nio belanja, izzit? Muahahahahaha!!! I’ve yet to try…see if I can get anywhere near as nice as the way they do it. The Chinese ones here – even their so-called lakia mee (Dayak noodles)…despite the chilli added and the lime given as well is nowhere half as nice. Not to me, at least!!!

  12. That looks spicy. i can’t take spicy in the early morning.

    Nope… Not spicy at all. I did not ask for “pedas”…and the masak hitam is not spicy too. I think she caters to Chinese customers from that area – that’s why she’s open for business during the fasting month.

  13. I will taste this if I’m ever in the area. ^_^

    Nice post, especially now that I am looking for what to eat for my lunch. I hope that some Chinese restaurants nearby have something similar to what you posted here.

    You’ll probably have more luck in a Thai or Indonesian restaurant, not a Chinese one. LOL!!!

    1. Too bad, we don’t have much Thai or Indonesian restaurant here.

      I don’t think it is difficult to cook. Maybe I can try one of these days and post on it – and you can give it a try too. The one with gravy that I cooked sometime ago would be more difficult – especially when one wants it to be just perfect…like the real thing!

  14. Gosh that plate of mee goreng really looked good but am sure it’s way unhealthy with all that oil!

    It was not oily…just that I chose the table with the direct morning sunlight – all for the sake of taking nicer photos…and it wasn’t even under a fan! Tsk! Tsk! Muahahahaha!!!!

  15. Ah..the mee goreng look good, not too dry. Lucky i just had my lunch and drop by here, if not i will be drooling over this!

    Oh ya, bandung stall, they do open, now they open in the evening instead of morning, my mum went there very often during this Ramadan to pack the food there.

    Yes, the lady did tell me that…but me, goodie-goodie one! After coming back from baby-sitting my mum in the morning, I do not go out anymore…unless on days when I have tuition classes. Have not been to the Ramadhan stalls at all this year. Maybe sign of old age… 😦

  16. Goodness! That mee goreng looked SO delicious! So shiny and tempting… !

    Partly due to the nice weather and the bright morning sun that day…but it did look good and taste good too! πŸ˜‰

  17. that’s something I used to love too but the Filipino version. I cook it sometimes but nothing beats the authentic taste back home

    I used to have problems getting all the right ingredients when overseas but I made do with whatever I could find…and everything tasted real nice. When I came back and cooked the same thing the same way, it did not taste as good. Maybe it was the cold temperate weather…or when you’re missing something, anything remotely similar would be nice, compared to the food they have over there. πŸ˜‰

  18. It’s hard to find a nice mee goreng now. Either too salty or spicy. Ask less chilies, but double up more…Sigh** i like this style of mee goreng especially squeezing the lime juice on it..yumm

    Here too! And it’s the same with the Chinese stalls as well… We need to know where the best ones are, where to go and where not to go. The Malay mee goreng so far, this one is good – there was another one but it either closed down or the lady moved somewhere else… Haven’t had any in town that is as good as these two.

    1. @ Ling…Cis… hinting kah… next round la… but I dun like to use mee kuning… use spaghetti can ah, ling? Tukar wif ur nasi goreng… or ur red bean tong sui =.=

      What? Barter trade kah? That’s interesting….

  19. Wow, looks delicious! I’m hungry!!!

    So am I… Skipped lunch. Going to cook something nice for dinner…and will post soon! Hehehehehe!!! πŸ˜‰

  20. looks spicy… and it’s rm3.50? pretty expensive!

    Not spicy at all… I must remember to tell her to tambah pedas next time, and the masak hitam Sarawak is not pedas either – usually it isn’t. Hey! I thought Penang people number 1 eating pedas stuff. I learnt it from a friend from Penang in the 70’s – before that, original Cina, could not even take chilli sauce! Tomato only! LOL!!!

    RM3.50 expensive? In Penang, how much? Just now, Eugene said he had at some Indian lady’s place RM2.50. I guess that is just mee mamak…and if tambah daging masak hitam RM1…and one telur goreng mata lembu RM1.00 – total, RM4.50…standard KL/Penang price – even more expensive.

    1. Now Orang Cina mutated liao, Cikgu… some eat pedas more horrible than the Malays… *points to my anak* Selamba oni he telan half bowl of spicy acar nyonya on its own… lucky tarak lausai… else chammm!

      Yalor…’kan kita semua 1Malaysia. My missus, EVERY meal…must have chilli and cili padi some more. Otherwise, no appetite makan!

  21. oh shyt. i miss the daging masak hitam part. hehe. eh fazil told me foods there more expensive than penang. no?

    i can eat pedas food… but if too pedas… i’ll have a fat lip anytime!

    Generally, Malay/Muslim food is more expensive but there are a few o.k. places. Can’t blame them – so very few Malays here, so not easy to keep a business running. Chinese shops are cheaper as turnover is higher. Hmmmmm…then you cannot eat my missus’ cooking – she uses cili padi! I always end up blowing air and having fat lips like Angeline Jolie! Muahahahahaha!!!!

  22. LOL… I goreng-ed spaghetti… LOL… sedappp…. spicy… LOL… but too bad, tarak that kind of samabal… would have been more kick! And if sambal petai… lagi syok, hor, cikgu? LOL.

    Yum… Sounds great! I used to fry pasta too…our style. Haven’t done that for a long time now as my daughter prefers pasta cooked the pasta original way, not fusion. 😦

    1. Hahahaha… besides the bolognese sauce… I makan the pasta like makan mee. LOL. The Italians will pengsan if they see how I modify the pasta to suit my whim and fancy. Fry with sambal belacan la… make it into something like yeemee and mee jawa lah… LOL… the Italians will pengsan! LOL!

      I do that…but my daughter does not like it. Prefers the real thing! 😦

  23. Ooooh….that plate of fried noodles looks very tempting. Love that flowery fried egg and rendang to top it and the calamansi at the side. Am craving for that now. I have to earn to recreate that πŸ˜€

    Yup…it tastes as good as it looks. Actually I’ve never tried frying noodles dry like this. Just made an attempt at cooking Foochow fried noodles (with gravy) once. Must give it a try sometime…

  24. The picture looks nice…. wonder how good does it taste, it’s hard to find a good mee goreng nowadays!

    Yes, it is really good… Even harder here as there are not many Malay stalls around owing to the small Malay population in the town.

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