Election Day…

In the past, I would go around lunch time or later in the afternoon when there would not be so many people but this time around, we went quite early – around 10 o’ clock in the morning. Of course it was very hot at the time – these days, it is extremely hot here in the morning and in the afternoon, it would rain cats and dogs and I sure would not want to brave anything like the storm we had a few days earlier to go and vote.

It was my girl’s first time so of course, she was very excited. She used our current address when she registered so her polling centre was a different one from ours. My missus’ and mine was from a long time ago when we were staying some place else.

We drove to her centre and she went in to cast her vote after which, we proceeded to our centre to cast ours. Hey!!! My good friend, Lim, was the presiding officer in the voting room – it seems that every election, they would recruit all the teachers to do all the work but of course, before I retired, I simply refused to accept the appointment. I could imagine being at a centre where they kept requesting for a recount – I would be stuck there like…forever!!!

When all was done, we went for brunch. There were not all that many cars on the road except in areas where there were polling centres but we could not find a parking space to go here so we had to go some place else.

We had not gone back to this place for a while now, probably not since around the end-of-year school holidays last year and I quite missed their fried noodles. That was why I ordered one plate of their Foochow fried mee with added char siew (RM5.00)…

Y2K Foochow fried mee

…to share.

Their sweet and sour fish fillet is my girl’s favourite but we decided not to have that and went for their lemon chicken…

Y2K lemon chicken

…instead, another dish here that my girl loves a lot. It did look a lot more yellowish than when we had this same dish before but unlike some other places, it did not have the smell of the artificial lemon essence which would have put us off instantly. Whatever it was, the next time we order this, I would surely make it a point to tell them to use only fresh lemon juice and we would not want whatever it was that they used to give it that yellow colour. The chicken was good, nice and crusty but of course, for such dishes, it would be best to eat it on the spot before the sauce turns the batter soft and soggy.

For our vegetable dish, my girl picked the cangkuk manis fried with egg…

Y2K fried cangkuk manis with egg

…and I asked for another meat dish – their fried pork belly with salted fish and dried chili…

Y2K fried pork belly with salted fish and dried chili 1

They did not use what we call the long kiam hu and had the dry type instead. It did not matter much though as it tasted very good…

Y2K fried pork belly with salted fish and dried chili 2

…and I loved it when I bit into the bits of the crusty salted fish.

The total for the food (excluding the noodles) and rice came up to only RM40.00 altogether for the three of us. I felt that was quite reasonable and most importantly, we thought that was a delightful meal and we sure enjoyed it a lot.