Drive by…

Usually, whenever I was on the way to the airport or back, I would just drive by the two or three blocks of shophouses located in the vicinity of the Star Mega-mall here and very often, I would see a lot of people eating at this coffee shop…

AC

…or another one at the other end.

On the way back from Selangau the other day, we decided to stop there for a bite to eat before heading on home but it certainly seemed pretty quiet that day…

Mel & mum

Probably we missed the 10 o’ clock tea break crowd and were too early for those dropping by for lunch.

The selections that they had for the nasi campur (mixed rice)…

AC - nasi campur

…looked pretty good but we decided we did not want to go for that. Do take note of the sliding wire-netting covers to keep out the flies – I really like such places where they make an effort to ensure the cleanliness of what they serve unlike what I have seen elsewhere.

Melissa had the mee goreng (fried noodles)…

AC - mee goreng

…but it was salty and had too much msg plus I think the cook did not add any water in the cooking so the noodles were hard, almost like they were uncooked.

My missus ordered the kampua noodles tossed with chili sauce…

AC - kampua cili

…while I had the plain…

AC - kampua

As you can see, this is a halal shop so they use chicken and you can be sure that no lard is used in the making of the noodles. Both were all right – nothing to shout about but they were not too bad. However, I would say that the halal kampua that I had here sometime ago was much better.

The piansip was quite nice…

AC - piansip

…but the skin they used was too thick so I would say that really spoilt it all. I loved the complimentary soup that they gave – very nice clear soup, quite unlike the murky/cloudy, tasteless or at times, smelly ones that they give at some of the Chinese kampua stalls.

I don’t know if we would ever drop by this place again – after all, we seldom venture to this part of town…and even if we do, we would probably want to try another shop at the other end…or we might just come here again but we will order something else instead. We’ll see…