Morning sun…

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how the stalls at this coffee shop have all moved to the inner section of the premises probably because the outer section is exposed to the morning sun and it can get quite hot…

KongMaMa in the morning

I also mentioned that I saw a couple of new stalls that were not there before and I tried the beef noodles that day. Well, I noticed that the other new stall had quite a lot to offer as well so I went back there again the very next day and had the shui jiao or prawn dumpling soup (RM5.00)…

KongMaMa prawn dumpling soup

When it ย was served, I was shocked to see only FIVE shui jiao in the bowl – that would work out to RM1.00 each and the whole thing looked so plain and did not appear promising at all.

Well, I’m glad to tell you that truly, appearances can be deceptive as I found the soup very nice, full of flavour and very tasty indeed – just right…and the best part was it was in no way due to an overdose of monosodium glutamate (msg) as would often be the case.

The skin was soft and smooth and you can see the whole prawns/shrimps inside…

KongMaMa prawn dumpling

Unfortunately, I found the prawns/shrimps somewhat bland unlike fresh prawns where one would be able to taste the freshness and the fishy prawn taste.

Despite that, I enjoyed it a lot and it was a lot nicer than what I had here. Rest assured that I certainly would go back for more – but the next time, I think I would just order the meat ones; if I remember correctly, they’re only RM4.00 a bowl…

Author: suituapui

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31 thoughts on “Morning sun…”

  1. That is why never judge a book by its cover ๐Ÿ˜‰ over here in Ipoh, thefamous curry stall sells their shui low one ringgit each, five years ago. Wild boar and myself were shocked when our bill came to 10 ringgit for 10 pieces! That was 5 years ago, now they would cost more but we never order them since the shock ;p so most probably more by now ;$

    Oh? Probably that guy came back from running a stall in West Malaysia – he spoke English to me, dunno why… Maybe he knew me…or maybe he kesian me, my Mandarin kurang standard one. LOL!!!

    1. At least you can speak Mandarin, Cikgu. I cannot. No matter how I try, I will sound weird. Fortunately enough… I can read abit of Mandarin to survive. LOL. Thank God for that. ๐Ÿ˜€

      I thought most people can speak, cannot read…you’re the opposite!

      1. Apparently the otak ada sikit tak betul. LOL. I found the visual easier to grasps than the audio. *pengsan*

        I’m not surprised… Hehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Usually I wun go for this kind of soup. After makan the soup, will be very thirsty. They use too much msg. Lucky this one not much msg.

    Yup…like what I had this morning. The msg taste stayed in the mouth for hours and I kept wanting to drink water. Will post on that soon…

    1. Instant noodle lagi anyak msg la…LOL..I love these dumplings

      Huh? I suppose you will be giving her some when you make some of your own, that lucky devil! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Hahahahaha… I am quite a DBKL, semua pun sapu. >.< I think all the kakaks wanna plump me up a lil bit. But no use la… no matter how to makan oso still the same. LOL~

        That’s why I keep saying…old people say – greedy people never grow fat. In Hokkien, tham ciak, ciak bay pui! That’s why I’m so fat – not greedy! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Ya, I hate it when I makan that kind of soup…taste nice, but damn thirsty later on, and can last for hours.

      Yup, especially when I hardly add msg in my cooking at home…I seem to have become ultra-sensitive. Eating out, I always complain – too much msg but my missus never seems to feel it.

  3. EH memang is that price mah. Onik oink naik harga leh. I prefer to make the dumplings at home.

    Hmm..the dumpling looks a bit different from what i use to make. Here is the post I put mushroom, water crest nut, carrot, black fungus, minced meat and prawns.

    Long time have makan this. Maybe will try and make again this weekend.

    Homemade, of course, better – the filling is up to you. Most that I’ve eaten – just minced meat…but one with minced meat and lots of chives (kuchai) – I did not like that one.
    Not really crazy about these…so I guess I will just eat outside whenever I feel like it. Wouldn’t bother to make my own.

    1. *bodek mode on* You cook the nicest food, Kat. ๐Ÿ˜›

      Hahahaha!!! Some people will fall for that…very easily. Kat, to show that you’re not “some people”, take nice, nice photos…share on Cleff’s wall on Facebook and let her drool. Don’t give her any… Hehehehehe!!!!

      1. Tsk… u tink she never done that before? Dun say post on FB, she will temp me on her blog summore. That woman can be evil, I tell you.

        LOL!! She’s a devil in disguise? Thought I was the only one. Muahahahaha!!!!

      2. use bodek ok…coz i know you dont eat oink oink…am cooking sui kow this saturday…Flo and Unc Patrick will be coming over..dont drool ya..LOL

        She does not eat pork? I see… Was going to this place in Imbi, ex-student’s Chinese restaurant for the roast piglet…the next time I get the chance to go to KL. Looks like we’ll have to leave her out then… Hehehehehe!!!!

  4. Yeah. Looks can be deceiving. There are dishes that are so plain that makes me think they are not delicious. There are also dishes that the presentation is excellent but the taste is bad.

    When eating, I prefer to taste the food than to base my judgment on how it looks.

    Yup…some things look so bad but taste so good, everybody knows that. Some smell real bad too…but taste like heaven! LOL!!!

  5. feel so nice having a hot dumpling soup in the morning to warm our stomach, and also warm up our day.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    True, very true…nothing like a good breakfast for a good start to a good day! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. prawn dumplings! I won’t mind having some of those. *opens mouth* Aaaaa, throw some this direction bro.

    Wei! Watch out! You’re not scared I put something else in kah? Muahahahahaha!!!! ROTFL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. First look….my impression was ooopppsss!!!… plain and not appetizing at all….and as I read on I realise I was wrong….so never judge by its appearance. Freaking expensive though for a bowl of 5 shui jiao only. Enough for you kah?

    Wonder if the meat ones, does it taste exactly like “kiaw”?

    Enough… That’s breakfast and it comes before 10 o’clock tea…and then lunch…. Muahahahaha!!! No lah, not like kiaw – you dunno shui jiao kah? I’m sure they have those in Kuching…everywhere, sometimes served dry or lightly panfried…

  8. Yup!…never heard of shui jiao. At first I thought it was “kiaw”. Not until you mentioned it was prawn dumplings!!!.

    I thought normally would be breakfast … then come lunch……then dinner…that’s all. So in between you have tea break again.

    Gosh! Either you do not go out often or you’re not adventurous with your food. We have it at a number of places here – even our Sibu’s own “Thomson Corner”. My daughter likes the ones there – pan-fried till lightly brown , not soup.

    Here! You can find them here: and I understand this shop has an outlet at Spring.

    Ya…and don’t forget my 3 o’clock tea as well…and thankfully, I don’t usually have supper.

  9. You’re right…I seldom go out unless necessary. Prefer to stay at home rather than go out under the hot sun. I should say homely type of person. .As I did say before like….”katak under the coconut shell”. I am not really adventurous with food…but would give it a try if there is a good recommendation from friends.

    I’m also like you, stay at home…very homely but when I go out to eat, I would want to try new things…or the same things at different places…or if I hear people saying something is nice somewhere. Maybe it’s because of my blog – in this way, I can tell people what is good and where, and what is not good.

  10. ok.. now i can sit down and relax myself by blog hopping.. last night restless la!
    Back to the water kau, it is memang expensive.. 5rm for 5 pieces? i thought prawns are cheaper in the east? why no kampua noodles? Eating just 5 can satisfy or not? ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was ok… Just nice, maybe the soup was filling plus the kopi-o-peng. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheaper? These days, nothing is cheap… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  11. oh yeah, finally this is something looks comfortable to my appetite after hopping to many places with heavy food/meat pics ๐Ÿ™‚ enjoy your weekend!

    Yes, just nice…not heavy and I love the clear soup. You too, have a nice weekend.

  12. Would prefer to eat only shui jiao or one ton without the noodles. Most of the time will leave the soup alone coz dunno whether they were saturated with overdosed msg or not. Love prawns more than oink oink.

    Why? I love clear soup. You should be able to tell – just one sip…and if it’s full of msg, that’s it! I would not take anymore…

  13. i’ve always prefer my dumplings to have fresh and succulent prawns!

    Yes, too bad the ones at this place failed on that count – could have been so much nicer if it had been the case.

  14. A soup like this is great on rainy days! I would love to have something like this with more veggies. Yum yum!

    Couldn’t agree more…piping hot to warm up the body. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. The shui jiao looks good leh!! I always had one bowl of shui jiao with wanton noodles once a week during supper.

    Supper once a week or other nights you have something else? Lucky you. I can’t have supper… Sobs!

  16. When I first bercinta with william, he told me that ‘sui kow’ is swimming dog! @_@ me very da bodoh, dunno chinese, believe him lah! Wondering why wud ppl name a dish, ‘swimming dog’!

    But i love shui jiao lah ๐Ÿ˜€

    Is that what it means? I love anything with meat and skin… Oops! I meant thingslike wantan, siew mai… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. The dumpling really looks great.. what?! NOT Fresh?!! That’s a big No No if I have to pay $$!>_<

    Like frozen ones, not so sweet…but at least, it has not gone bad or anything. Still, I would just have the meat ones next time…cheaper.

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