Good looking…

We went out with my dad one morning and as always, he would want to stop by some place for a bite to eat before going home. Where eating is concerned, he is not that adventurous and is quite happy to drop by the same old places and this is one of his favourites.

My girl wanted the kway teow

Y2K Foochow fried kway teow

…cooked with sauce/gravy, the same way they would cook the Foochow fried noodles…

Y2K Foochow fried mee

…which the rest of us had.

As always, it was very nice – they do it quite well here. If I am not wrong, the regular comes at RM4.00 a plate but with our special request for the extra slices of char siew on top, it was RM5.00 each. I did try a bit of my girl’s kway teow and I thought it was not that nice – the mee/noodles were better…or the tomato version that I had had before.

However, where the Foochow fried mee is concerned, personally I feel the one here (RM4.00, minus the egg)…

Friends Kopitian Foochow fried noodles with egg

…has an edge over that one except that they do not have anything special – you just take it as it is, no liver, no innards, no prawns or sotong (squid), nothing. The only thing extra that one could request for would be the fried egg…

Friends Kopitian fried egg

…and yes, that’s the way…ah ha ah ha…I like it!!! Unlike those miserable ones that I have had elsewhere, you can see the delightfully fragrant golden fringe in this one and instead of flipping the egg over and overcooking the yolk, you splash the hot oil over it to cook the top of the yolk lightly and inside, it is still nice and runny, exactly how I Β would want it.

My missus had their fried pek koi, moist/wet (RM4.50)…

Friends Kopitian fried pek koi, moist/wet

…while my girl had the pian sip, soup (RM2.50)…

Friends Kopitian pian sip, soup

…from the stall in front. I did mention in an earlier post that a young and handsome boy had taken over the stall and I thought his pian sip, soup was really very good. That was why I took her there to try and she agreed that it was nice.

I did go and try the kampua noodles and the pian sip, dry from this same stall one morning but I was not all that impressed. They were all right but not what I would go running back for more. For one thing, I did not see the good-looking guy…

Friends Kopitian good looking kampua guy

…around that morning and a lady, someone older, was doing the cooking. I wonder if that made the difference. Perhaps I should go back there again one of these days and insist on him doing it for me…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

17 thoughts on “Good looking…”

  1. All the food looks good. I don’t mind having a bit of everything.
    When I was a kid, my preference for egg was soft boiled. As for fried egg, it would be as ‘you like it’ with lashings of ketchup.

    How do you cook the pek koi?
    One former blogger stated that it must be soaked for a very long time like overnight to 24 hours before cooking. Otherwise, it will not cook through easily. By the time they are stewed and softened on the inside, the outside surface will be too gloppy and slimy. The next step is to boil them for few minutes before adding to the stir fry mixture.

    All good, this post. These are two places we would want to go back for what they serve.

    Don’t ask me! I tried myself once and soaked overnight but still, the pek koi was hard like rubber, never tried again. Those would be the ones from China, packed and sold in plastic bags. Thankfully, these days, we have our own homemade ones here now – no need to soak, just slice and use. I hear the lady at this shop makes her own too. The boss of Payung gave me this one that he made sometime ago:

  2. Ooo what are those black things in the pek koi? They look almost like cockles! πŸ˜‰

    Black fungus. Word has it that they have lots of health benefits. There would be those canned clams in soy sauce in the dish but these days, they are barely visible to the naked eye.

  3. Quick, bring your daughter there! Make it a quick date!

    Yes, I did! She agreed he was indeed very good looking…but too bad nothing came out of it. Maybe, have to drop by more often…like every day! πŸ˜€

  4. All looks good but for kway teow I prefer to have tomato kway teow. Fried egg, just the way I like it too.

    Yes, I like the tomato one a lot more…or dry, char kway teow.

  5. Yes. Get the good looking man to make for you. Different people different hand. Taste also different.

    Probably that is the case, will try his next time.

  6. Seeing the fried egg has made me realize that I haven’t had fried eggs in quite a while. I have eggs often for breakfast but I boil them….and for just 6 minutes, where the yolks are liquidy and the whites are firm, I like them this way. πŸ™‚ And fried eggs, I like them sunny side up, but if the restaurant doesn’t know how to make them well I opt for over easy. πŸ™‚

    This is the old school style, the way my mum would do it. I love eggs in any form, all ok by me but I can’t stand seeing places serving scrambled like one messed up omelette, not mushy and creamy…and places where they dunno how the fry eggs properly, can’t even manage a simple sunny side up well.

  7. Wow…Sibu Kampua eye candy!!! I like how he gel up his hair, not messy and look neat. hahhaha..Now this post i don’t comment on the foods, i know it is good! But will try his kampua on my next trip back! Hope he still there!! hahahaha

    Yalor…his hair real terror one! Like he just stepped out from the hair salon, so nicely groomed. Hopefully, he will still be around. Maybe lots of young girls will drop by after seeing this post and all the shares on Facebook. Amazing traffic today!!!

  8. The first photo has reminded me that I haven’t had kway teow for a long time! Now will have to have it soon.

    We tried one at another place this morning, the dry version. Will blog about it soon.

  9. The food looks delicious, I would certainly order kway teow and pian sip. I enjoyed reading your foodie adventures.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Mine is more a personal blog. Things that I do, places that I go but most everything revolves around food so that is why it looks more like a food blog than a personal one. For one thing, if there is no food, I will not get a lot of comments and some may even ask why there is no food. Food makes the world go round, it seems. LOL!!!

  10. Your dad? First time I heard you mentioning your dad.. I thought I have read wrongly. πŸ™‚ Yes, the handsome young man has a fair and reddish face skin too… hehehe.. yes, do go more often… see what comes out of it.. maybe can get nice and free kampua noodles cos you have become a regular customer. πŸ™‚ Let us know… πŸ™‚

    That will be the day! πŸ˜€ The most I can expect would be maybe a little bit more noodles and an extra slice of meat or an extra pian sip or two. πŸ˜›

    First time? Well, I do mention parents often…like going to my parents’ house…so same lah! πŸ˜€

  11. Ahhh those noodles make me drool! I love saucy noodles like that, wat tan hor fun, hokkien, lor me. Mmmmmm

    Yes, my girl’s favourite – wat tan hor, Cantonese fried…with the egg gravy.

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