Promiscuous

My missus and I stopped by here for lunch as I wanted to order one whole vanilla mille crepe on behalf of Annie-Q  for her mum on the occasion of Mother’s Day. Sigh!!! I’ve been to this place so often and I’ve eaten most of the things on the menu that I would want to eat…and I can’t have the ones that I like either as that would mean that I would not have anything to blog about…unless I keep featuring the same things over and over again.

That was why I ordered the wanton QQ noodles – dry (RM6.20)…

NoodleHouse wanton QQ noodles - dry 1

…even though I did not really want to try that, just that it was something that I had not had before. Well, I think QQ is actually a transcription from Chinese (Hokkien) meaning “curly” or “firm/springy” depending on the intonation. I do not know why they call their pian sip (meat dumplings), wanton as these are not the same, not at all – the colour and texture of the skin are different and these are definitely our own local pian sip. Period.

Incidentally, I usually spell wonton or wanton as wantan for if I’m not mistaken, that is how it is pronounced in Chinese…and besides, as far as I know there is an English word, wanton, meaning excessive. Nevertheless, I decided to look it up via google search and imagine my surprise when I discovered that it also means “a sexually immodest or promiscuous woman”. LOL!!! Imagine asking a friend, “You want some  wanton or not?” Hmmmm…I didn’t know that! We certainly get to learn new things every day, don’t we? LOL!!!

Anyway, back to the noodles that I had…

NoodleHouse wanton QQ noodles - dry 2

…I must say that it was just so-so, nowhere near the noodles that I would cook for myself in the morning for breakfast. The deep-fried pian sip…or if you insist, wanton, were good though – nice and crispy.

I also ordered the wanton soup (RM4.20)…

NoodleHouse wanton soup 1

…and although the soup was nice and the dumplings were tasty, the skin was a bit too thick and hard – not soft like the nice pian sip that I can find at a  couple of other places in town. I have seen on more than one occasion people rolling the pian sip skin to make it flatter and thinner before using it to wrap the minced meat inside – perhaps, the people here did not do that and just used the skin the way they got it from the market…and hence, it wasn’t all that great to me…

NoodleHouse wanton soup 2

I must say that I prefer the fried ones a lot more.

My missus had the sizzling black pepper beef kampua that I have always recommended to friends who drop by this place – in my opinion, it is one of the best choices that one can find on the menu…but the price has gone up from RM8.80 the first time I had that to RM9.20 now (and it certainly looks like they do not give as much beef as before anymore)…and the kompia with pork belly/three-layer pork has gone up from RM3.90 to RM4.20 for a set of three.

I certainly hope that they will not make a habit of this – increasing their prices according to their whims and fancies or I would have to look for other cheaper watering holes in town, never mind if the food isn’t as nice – as long as it is something that an old man like me, surviving on my measly pension, can afford. Tsk! Tsk!!!

Author: suituapui

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29 thoughts on “Promiscuous”

  1. Wonton, wanton, tomato, tahmahtoe… There’s a close relationship between food and sex. You can have enough of either to just exist or you can tuck in and have a banquet – even on a measly pension if you ask just right… I raise my glass to you!

    If only, if only…but hey! Wishes sometimes do come true, don’t they? 😀

  2. Hahaha… wanton soup… soup for the sexually motivated! u just discovered what that word means in english? Lol…

    I only knew one meaning and hardly ever used it, anyway. And I called those meat dumplings “wantan” which sounds like “huan tan” meaning rotten egg…and I always wondered why people called it that. LOL!!! 😀

  3. I heard from my colleagues that is either Sabah or Kuching areas food are expensive..But so far all the foodie places you’ve been still ok for me. But of cos gonna burnt a hole in my pocket if always dine outside right? Wish your missus a very Happy Mother’s Day for me.

    KK is expensive – as expensive or even more expensive than KL…but the place is nice plus nice food and nice people. Always enjoyed going there on a visit. Kuching is not that expensive – dunno now as I haven’t been there for quite a while. I hear the jam is just as bad as KL’s especially on rainy days. Sibu is the nicest – cheap, no jam…very relaxing, slow and easy as if time is standing still. LOL!!!

  4. OOOH NOW I KNOW!
    i’ll never look at the “would you love to have some wanton?” the same again. haha.

    i never likey wanton mee. cos i thought it’s stupid to pay for mee + black sauce + two wantons :/

    Ya, if anyone asks me that next time, I will have to clarify…. Later, get the wrong one. Muahahahahaha!!!! 😀

  5. I love wantons! Mwahahahaha
    Have a good week ahead Art 🙂
    +Ant+

    Hmmmmm….I guess I will have to figure our for myself which ones you’re referring to? Muahahahahaha!!!! 😉

  6. hmmm price is really a major concern for poor ppl like me! TT

    You? Fresh young grad drawing attractive 4-figure salary? Hard to believe… If old pensioner like me, maybe lah… LOL!!! 😀

  7. looking at the photos, now i think how nice it is to have a plate of wanton noodles and a bowl of hot wanton soup for breakfast.. hehehe!!

    Go ahead… You can find these all over and bet they’re much cheaper too… 😦

  8. LOL!! Didn’t know wanton also can be so cheeky!
    Don’t like any dumpling w thick skin… but if it tasted good, won’t mind to give it a go.

    The fried ones were pretty good – nice and crispy… Didn’t think much of those in the soup.

  9. I thought they have some gold in the noodles…So pricey la.

    Unfortunately, no. Not even Bovril…like how I would toss my noodles at home. If they use that, I can understand it being more expensive. Bovril’s costly now…over RM30 a big bottle, I think. But that would bring the taste of the noodles to a whole new level.

  10. Aiyor, the QQ noodles so expensive. Nothing special. Like any ordinary noodles. Wanton soup looks nice and I prefer those with thin and soft skin. Never know wanton has that cheeky meaning in it and we learn new things everyday.

    Like I said, the ones that I cook for myself at home would be a lot nicer. Considering that it’s a nice air-conditioned cafe, perhaps RM4.90 or RM5.20 would be acceptable…not anything over RM6.00 for something like that. A classy place like a 4 or 5-star hotel restaurant, it isn’t. 😦

  11. i like wanton mee a lot..
    It seems that the char siu kinda red and a bit dry..
    here in KL the char siu is those 3 layer types (from belly) .. yummy..

    Yup…at that price, the least they could do would be to use real barbecued char siew, not red-coloured boiled meat. 😦

  12. Are you sure you don’t know the meaning of wanton until recently?..so innocent,meh?..lol! Tsk!tsk!tsk! why so expensive the dishes? Rich people also can’t eat everyday if the prices are like that. When I visit you again, I want kampua and not the wanton mee as wanton mee everywhere also can get but not kampua 🙂

    Maybe there are many people who are not as fussy as us where taste is concerned and what we think is mediocre or not nice, they think it’s good…and do not mind paying through their noses for it…and some may prefer to dine in comfort and style – not me. I’d head to the no-class-at-all coffee shop anytime as long as the food is good and best of all, cheap. Ya…you don’t know meh? I’m so pure and innocent…at least until I met you. Muahahahahahaha!!!!! 😀

  13. Arthur, thank you again for helping me to get the crepe for my mum!!! When i am back i belanja you dinner @ Payung ok.

    Hahhahaha..now sick of the food at noodles house already? What to do, you always bring your friend to noodles house, now you like the spokesman for noodles house, always advertise their mille crepe and food and my mum said their biz getting good now. So must “blame” you to make the place famous and the price go up? muahahahhahahah

    Ok, i won’t ask you to go noodles house with me, i will go and try the food there myself.

    I am not a wanton noodles person, over here i hardly had wantan noodles, only two certain place i will eat their wantan noodles. Lately i just found a coffee shop nearby my house serve very good wantan noodles, i like the taste and they add pork lard in the noodles, so nice!!!

    Never liked wanton mee when I was in KL in the 80s…but more recently, I have had some good ones here and there, even in Penang. Wouldn’t mind having that for a change sometimes instead of char kway teow or kway teow th’ng and the rest.

    Ya…can’t wait! Faster, faster come back and you can belanja me, go to Payung. Dunno if you like the taste of the things there or not – exotic, some, some people say spicy but not to me though. I love everything there. Ya, business at Noodle House very good – always lots of people…lunchtime, sometimes full. Another thing I don’t like is if there is 10 sen on your bill, they will not write off one – already the things so expensive, 10 sen, they also want. Tsk! Tsk!

  14. It has always been my favourite since a kid. However I started to like fried wantans as I started working. It is nice to dip into chilli sauce!

    I must tell you that I love crepe too! Do you need my address, brother?

    BTW I am just back from my long vacation and back to spam all blogs like before! Aha!

    Konichiwa!!! Back from Japan, I see. Welcome back and keep spamming! Crepe? Ummm…too bad, can’t send perishables by mail. You will just have to come over to Sibu for that and more – my treat, of course!

    I first had fried wantons in the late 70’s – there was a small restaurant that served great food – I loved their sweet and sour wantons – crispy fried wantons served with sweet and sour gravy poured over them. Must eat piping hot, of course! But the restaurant closed down – the owner went and opened another place in town, a very nice one with a very unique concept but he was not as successful in that venture and the last I heard, he lost money on the stock market and went into hiding – dunno where he is now.

  15. I also like to spell as wantan but normally English menus put wanton lor…
    It sounds weird to me though :/

    Aha!!!! See! I’m not the only one… Hehehehehehe!!!! 😉

  16. The food looks good,but bit pricey.Once a while is Ok…

    Looks good, not good enough. Must taste good…even if it does not look good…and good enough to justify the price. I would go and have their better stuff but I definitely will not be having this again. 😦

  17. Yeah..i know that word wanton.. read too many fiction books on those wantonly ladies.. hahaha.. so sibu has a better word, yeah.. piansip… lets google that word too.. 🙂

    Found anything interesting? LOL!!! Google will probably give you a list of my blogposts in which I mentioned that term. LOL!!! 😀

  18. This time the price is a lil steep in this post eh?

    Nice little cafe here…but upper end, they’re not. Not so bad if it was uniquely special and really delicious. Can get better elsewhere anytime. 😦

  19. i think the term “wanton” is used when referring to a promiscuous lady in a sentence such as “oh, she is such a wanton woman”

    Look at it the other way, if you suddenly say, hey she is such a Wantan Mee! that’ll be hillarious.

    Does that mean she’s delicious? Muahahahahaha!!!!

  20. Hi, the wanton aka wonton sure look tempting. Next time you better don’t mention I like Wanton, hehehe

    Ya…I’ll just stick to our local Foochow pian sip. Pretty safe that way…I think. LOL!!! 😀

  21. meh the wanton mee don’t look delicious. haih, all price increase also, that day shocked seeing my red bean bun increase to rm3.60 from rm2,90, sobs like this i can go bankrupt 😦

    Wah!!! Increased so much? Pack of 6, I guess? Or 9? Loaf of bread is RM2.80…. When I was young, only 50 sen… 😦

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