I gotta try…

I saw on their Facebook page that they now had macarons on their menu so last Saturday, we dropped by for lunch in the hope of trying some for dessert but the place was full. I was quite put off by the fact that some had already finished but they just sat there, all engrossed in their smartphones and ipads…but I guess that is to be expected when there is free wifi at a place and of course, it is a whole lot nicer sitting in the air-conditioned comfort there than some place else in the unbearably hot weather that we have been experiencing lately. We did not have much choice other than to go some place else.

My girl was excited when I suggested that we tried the newly-opened Korean place here ourselves despite the fact that her colleague had gone there and said that she did not like what she had. When we got to the place, there was no place to park the car and as we drove past, we looked inside and saw that it was really packed, probably full as well, so in the end, we just decided to stop by this coffee shop…

Fish noodle shop

…instead – it is in that same vicinity, along Lorong Sena 8, directly opposite Deshon Secondary School here.

It was here before they opened this present place of their own and it was already so very popular when they were at the original location. I do recall going there once to try though I don’t remember being all that impressed and I never went back for more…especially when it was so very popular and the mere idea of having to wait too long did not appeal to me. The brother went and started his own stall at the old place and I did go and try once. He probably is still there, I wouldn’t know – I have not dropped by since to check.

I just took a seat at one vacant table and let my missus and my girl go to check out the menu at the stall…


My missus seemed to be at a loss as to how to go about things here so I just told her quite loudly to place the orders and come and sit down and wait. The lady at the stall heard me and she gave me one kind of knowing look but don’t get me wrong! She was all right, quite nice actually…but yes, it is all self-service here. When each order was ready, she would call out and we would have to go and get it and bring it to our table ourselves. We also had to get the chopsticks and spoons and the chili from the stall ourselves as well.

No, we did not have the one with the giant prawns (bottom left), going for RM35.00 a bowl. I had the fish noodles in clear soup…

Fish noodle soup

…and yes, it was very very nice!!! The soup was bursting with flavours and I really liked it a lot. I would say this one was very much nicer than what I had at the brother’s stall…and also, the same thing that I had from them when they were at the original location. I certainly would not mind coming back here again for this.

My girl had the tom yam

Tom yam

…and she liked it as well. I did try a bit – it seemed that they had santan (coconut milk) in it and it was very strong with the fragrance of the serai (Lemon grass). Yes, I would say it was good too.

My missus had the one with the chao chai (preserved vegetables)…

With preserved vegetables

…and she declared that it was the best chao chai hung ngang she had ever had!

I went to pay the lady after we had finished and she calculated and told me the total, inclusive of drinks – RM23.50 and I thought she was all right, nice. However, while we were there eating, a group of young Indians, English-speaking and quite obviously non-locals, came – two guys and two ladies and three ordered. The one who didn’t want anything said he was puasa (fasting) so I guess he must be an Indian Muslim. No, they did not have to serve themselves – the Indonesian maid brought them their orders and even their chopsticks and spoons and chilli! Hmmmmm!!!! Never mind! If what they serve here is so good and the people are pleasant enough, I sure would not mind that self-service bit for one delightful meal, no big deal!

Very early the next morning, I went and got the macarons…

Macarons 1

…that we were hoping we could try the previous day so that my girl would get to sample some as well before we sent her back to her school around mid-afternoon. There are altogether 6 flavours, going at 3 for RM10.00, excluding GST. So far, I only had these things twice – homemade ones here…and also here.

That morning, I picked the blue one – if I am not mistaken, that would be the Earl Grey lavender and all I can say would be that it was nice, not bad at all…but very sweet – like eating chocolates. I also had the brown one – the salted caramel and I sure liked this one a lot. The filling was like toffee and I love toffee!!! Probably because it was “salted”, this one was not so sweet, not like the first one I had.

My girl had the yellow (lemon) and the purple (cheese) ones…

Macarons 2

…and she too thought that they were nice but a tad too sweet for her liking. My missus had the one with the green filling, matcha and she said it was very strong on the green tea flavour – those into that would probably love it and no, it was not all that sweet like most of the rest. She also had the one in the middle in the first pic – that’s chocolate, if I am not wrong.

All right, so we’ve tried all of them – mission accomplished! Anybody keen on having some too?