Once a week…

This place (2.311277,111.847358), among the Lot 9 shops across the road from Delta Mall at Jalan Pedada here, is open for dinner now…

One Cent Cafe open for dinner

It used to be open every day from 6.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m….but one particular stall there is closed once a week, every Wednesday…

One Cent Cafe mee sua stall
*Archive photo*

…and coincidentally, everytime I dropped by here, it so happened to be a Wednesday so other than that one occasion on an earlier visit when I was here with my West Malaysian blogger friends, I had not had the chance to enjoy the mee sua.

That morning, I spotted these packets of nasi lemak (RM2.00)…

One Cent Cafe nasi lemak & ang koo kueh

…at the counter so I just had to grab one to try and I also bought the ang koo kueh (RM2.20 for a pack of two).

I wish they had used banana leaf inside instead of the piece of plastic and in that packet, other than the rice, there was half an egg, lightly fried till golden and also a little packet of the sambal and another one of the peanuts and fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

One Cent Cafe nasi lemak 1

Yes, the rice was not too bad. There was only a slight hint of the richness of santan (coconut milk), very very slight, but the rice was not hard and dry unlike some that I had had the displeasure of eating before. The sambal, however…

One Cent Cafe nasi lemak 2

…was a little on the salty side – usually, the ones with nasi lemak would be a little sweet. On the whole, I would say it was quite nice – not something that would get me rushing back for more but it was all right and for RM2.00 only, one might want to consider having that sometimes for a change.

As for the ang koo kueh, it had peanut filling…

One Cent Cafe ang koo kueh

– I prefer the ones with mung bean filling so it did not really tickle my fancy.

There was this advertisement on the notice board…

One Cent Cafe advert

…and I remember how we were made to drink that when we were small, a remedy for coughs and how I hated it so much that every time I drank, the very strong taste would send my head spinning – I wonder if that was all psychological or what. In Hokkien, we call it heng jin and I believe it is actually almond syrup.

I had the mee sua in traditional red wine chicken soup (RM6.00)…

One Cent Cafe ang chiew mee sua

…and boy, it sure was really very good – so strong on the red wine and I absolutely enjoyed it! Now, wait a minute! If you look at my archive photo of the stall, it was priced at RM5.00 then and now it is RM6.00. Ah well!!! What’s new? Everything has been going up in prices these days so that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Perhaps it was a slip on the part of the old lady helping with the serving when she gave me this chili dip…

One Cent Cafe chili dip

…so I had to get the usual one…

One Cent Cafe fresh cut chili in dark soy sauce

…we would get with mee sua myself – the sliced fresh chili with dark soy sauce. I would want the soy sauce to eat the egg with.

Of course it did not go to waste! My missus was quite happy to relieve me of the chili dip to add to her own and enjoy with her tom yam hung ngang (RM6.00)…

One Cent Cafe tom yam hung ngang

…which she said was very good, as good as the celebrated ones here.

That sure was a delightful brunch and for sure, we would be back again but I must remember not to drop by on a Wednesday if we intend to have anything from this same stall.