Searching…

It seems that a lot of people are talking about the miracle plant, the moringa, which, according to them, can cure cancer and diabetes…and it so happened that somebody shared on Instagram a photograph of some kampua noodles here, own-made using the leaves and of course, I went searching for it to give it a try.

It so happened that I met my friend/ex-classmate, Robert, in town that day and he told me about some own hand-made green noodles at a coffee shop behind a bank in the same vicinity…and when I heard of the moringa noodles, I was quite sure that was the one.

We went to the coffee shop in question and I got my missus to go and check. I don’t know if she asked the people there or not but she came back to the car with the bad news that they did not have any green noodles there.

I’ve mentioned a number of times already about how people love to share photographs on Facebook or Instagram or whatever of what they eat and they never give any information at all. Most of the time, I would have to comment and ask and it does get really frustrating when they give some rather ambiguous reply. Likewise, the one sharing the photo of the morninga noodles did not give any details and in my conversation with the one who received the photograph from the friend, the name of this coffee shop was mentioned.

I did drop by there once but I could not put my finger on it. The name sounded very familiar but which coffee shop would that be? Where? That was what got us to the Rejang Park commercial centre the day before…and no, the name of one of the coffee shops there sounds similar but it was not the one we were looking for. Finally, it dawned on me which one it was and the very next morning, we made our way there.

Well, there were no green noodles there either and looking around, I saw almost everybody eating the mee sua in the traditional Foochow red wine chicken soup and I could detect the strong fragrance of the wine. Boy, I thought, that must be really good! However, I did not feel like having that so we went here…

New coffee shop

…instead – a new coffee shop at the other end of that same block of shops, right below the gym…

Empire Gym

…there.

There was a wide selection available at the stall in front and everything in the photographs looked nice. In the end, I settled for their spicy pan mee (RM5.00)…

Spicy pan mee

…and I certainly would give them full marks for the beautiful poached egg…

Poached egg

…that was indeed perfectly done.

It was not spicy but yes, I did enjoy it very much. I particular loved the garlicky minced meat and when mixed with the noodles along with the fried shallots and the fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies), it tasted really good.

My missus chose what they call their “health mee” (RM5.00)…

Health mee 1

…but no, it was not the elusive green moringa noodles but something that looked like what I had seen at those organic shops…

Health mee 2

…but if I am not wrong, they did say that they made it themselves.

My missus said that it looked like something they had in Korea and yes, she thought it…

Health mee 3

…was quite good. I did try a bit but between the two, I think the pan mee that I had was nicer.

The kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) was good, RM1.60 a glass…and the girl making and serving the drinks looked somewhat familiar plus she seemed to remember me and was smiling all the time. I asked her where I had seen her before and she said she was at this place previously. Hmmm…small world!

That certainly was a fairly good start and yes, I wouldn’t mind dropping by again for the same or to try some of the other things they have in store.