Same old place…

We went around town just about every morning last week for brunch but generally, we just dropped by the same old places for whatever my girl would fancy, things she had eaten before and enjoyed very much like the mee mamak (RM4.00)…

Friends Kopitian mee mamak


I had my usual kopi-o-peng

Friends Kopitian kopi-o-peng

…which looked really good, froth and all but I thought it was just ok, I’ve had better at a few other places around town.

I did not like the ang tao cendol with sian chao (grass jelly) the last time and this time around, I decided to give it another try – just the ang tao (red bean) with a special request for extra santan (coconut milk)…

Friends Kopitian ang tao peng 1

…and yes, it was very good, cukup lemak (rich enough) and the green pandan juice…

Friends Kopitian ang tao peng 2

…sure helped enhance the taste a lot more. However, it fell short on one thing – the sugar syrup. I would have given it full marks if they had used gula Melaka (palm sugar) instead and that too would bring the taste to a whole new level, of that I am very sure.

Going back to the kopi-o-peng, this is one place that I feel has pretty good ones and yes, we did go back there again that day so my girl could get to enjoy the prawn noodles…

Bus Terminal Food Court Penang prawn noodles

mee and bihun mixed, the way they do it over in the peninsula.

Of course, like on the previous occasions, I asked for the fried wanton to be served separately…

Bus Terminal Food Court fried wantons

…not immersed in the soup, and I did ask for extra to go with my kway teow th’ng

Bus Terminal Food Court kway teow th'ng

…that I had that day and enjoyed very much.

This was another place that we went to but no, we did not go for the popiah (spring rolls) as it was not on a Saturday or Sunday – she only opens on weekends. My girl enjoyed the sambal bihun

Jiali sambal bihun 1

…there and wanted to have that again and yes, I still think it was tang hoon (glass noodles)…

Jiali sambal bihun 2

…and not bihun (rice vermicelli) and yes, it was very nice.

My missus wanted to try some black vinegar noodles or whatever and got this…

Jiali lakia mee

…eventually. She asked the boy what that was and he replied, “Lakia mee (Dayak noodles)!”, our local version of the mee memak which is fried noodles, dry, with chili…and at some places, they have belacan (dried prawn paste) in it as well. I don’t know what got lost in translation but it was all right – the lakia mee was pretty good too.

I did not feel like having noodles that day so I had this (RM7.50)…

Jiali rice and braised meat & egg

– (chicken) rice with braised duck and pork and egg. It was all right, not bad, but I felt it was kind of watered down…

Jiali Briased meat and egg platter

I would prefer it darker and stronger and the duck was a little bit tough so let’s just say that it wasn’t anything I would be dying to have again.

The week-long Hari Raya holidays for all schools here ended on Sunday and we had to send my girl back to hers in the jungle before classes resumed on Monday. It’s no matter though – time flies and it’s Friday again! She’ll be home again today, this afternoon. Yipeeee!!!