Two is enough…

We went back to this place as my girl wanted the brinjal again but it was a Saturday and what we did not know at that point in time was that they would only have the chap fan (mixed rice) on weekdays, not on Saturdays and Sundays…and since it was brinjal that she wanted, then it would have to be brinjal that she would get.

I decided to try here (2.293049,111.835497), my instincts telling me that they would most probably have that and since we had not been here for quite a while now, not since sometime in February, my girl was quite keen on the idea. Yes, they did have brinjal and we requested for the vegetable to be cooked with minced meat and salted fish (RM14.84, inclusive of GST)…

Ming Mei Shi brinjal

…and yes, it was very nicely done indeed.

We ordered my girl’s favourites – their creamy butter prawns (RM16.96, inclusive of GST)…

Ming Mei Shi creamy butter prawns 1

…which were as good as always…

Ming Mei Shi Creamy butter prawns 2

…and also, their fried cangkuk manis with egg (RM10.60, inclusive of GST)…

Ming Mei Shi fried cangkuk manis with egg

We did not want any soup so we opted for their claypot tofu instead (RM12.72)…

Ming Mei Shi claypot tofu

…which had slices of pork belly and shitake mushroom in it and also bamboo shoots! Oh no! I just pushed the latter aside for fear of an instant gout attack that struck me once when I had the three thin slices in the complimentary soup at one place here. Never again, I told myself, would I touch the stuff! It was very nice despite the fact that it came in some kind of a metal bowl, not a claypot.

The servings were huge even though I kept repeating that we only wanted enough for two persons, not more than that. Looking at what we got in the end, I would say there was enough for perhaps four or five, at least. The total came up to RM55.12, inclusive of the 6% GST which was not too bad, really but their “mongkolong juice + somi” (buah kedondong/ambarella/ambra juice and asam boi or preserved sour plum) that my girl had was a whooping RM6.68 a glass! Barley was all right, only RM1.91 a glass and iced water was 30 sen each (I had two glasses! It was a hot day and I was thirsty.) Rice was RM1.50 a bowl and we had three altogether and with the food, all those added up to RM69.10 which was really quite a lot for a quick lunch for the three of us.

Well, at least, my girl had what she wanted – brinjal…before we sent her back to her school the following day when the week-long mid-term school holidays came to an end.