Let’s try something different…

I have been blogging a lot about the nasi campur and what not at some of the Malay shops and stalls around town so let’s try something different and see what they have in store at a Chinese chap fan (mixed rice) place instead.

A friend told me that what she had here…

Eco Delite, coffee shop
*Archive photo*

…was quite good so I decided that I would start with this one then. If anyone still does not know where this is, it is here (2.330706, 111.855615) past Giant Hypermart/Megamall if you are coming from town, turn right at the roundabout ahead into Jalan Ulu Sg Merah and you will find it among the shops on your left a short distance ahead. They have a classier place on the right hand side but that is not open in the morning – the last time I heard, they open at 3.oo p.m. in the afternoon so in the morning, you will only have the coffee shop section on the left.

I was attracted by the posters that they had on the walls…

Eco Delite poster 1

I guess there is some truth in that, don’t you think? LOL!!!

They also had this one about coffee…

Eco Delite poster 2

…and talking about that, the kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) here is only RM1.50 a glass.

They had quite a lot of choices and these were what my missus picked (RM5.00)…

Eco Delight chap fan 1

– their chicken curry, salted vegetables with bits of pork and chives fried with egg, one meat and two vegetables, which got me wondering why my picks (RM5.00)…

Eco Delite chap fan 2

…of two meat and one vegetable – their chicken curry (and I picked a lot of their potatoes, just two pieces of meat), sweet and sour pork ribs and the salted vegetables with bits of pork – cost exactly the same.

Both of us asked for less rice, half of the usual but I don’t think they gave a discount for that. At the end of the day, what would count the most would be the taste of the food and I would say that what we had…

Eco Delite chap fan 3

…were very much to our satisfaction and the best part would be the fact that it was not oily and there was none of that overload of msg that one might find at some places around town.

I sure wouldn’t mind dropping by here should I feel like having chap fan again anytime in the days to come.

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Author: suituapui

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

17 thoughts on “Let’s try something different…”

  1. Those posters look like they belong more in a hip modern cafe than a chap fan outlet! But I do like how vibrant the food looks 😉

    They probably ran out of space in their classier air-conditioned western fusion cafe section on the right. Yes, the food was great, would not mind going for it again some time.

  2. I like what you and your wife had – curry drenched rice. I can eat rice with just curry like that. Yums!

    Love their posters too. Little things like this surely perks up the place and appetite of their patrons.

    Yes, the curry was nice – a welcome change from the curry at the Chinese places, just curry powder and santan and lots of water. Even so, I do not mind that once in a while, “every day eat meat also get bored”. 😀

  3. It seems like they have invested time and money in the business ie the design of the posters (possibly at a costs) and the quality of the food.

    This is chap fan with a difference.

    Food was good, posters were nice and I do hope they will wipe in clean regularly. Many start off well but due to gross neglect, all the decor ends up looking quite pathetic.

  4. What you & your missus had suits my choices too. In this case yours is more worth. I love the salted veg with bits of pork. Yes, some truth in the first posters.

    Haven’t had chap fan for a while now, though I did have nasi campur at the Malay stalls. Was a very nice change.

  5. I believe chives are very expensive so the chives and eggs portion was charged the same price as your meat portion as the other two dishes you selected are exactly the same as your wife.

    I bought chives that day, over RM1.00 and I got quite a bundle, had to throw away quite a lot as we could not eat all before it withered, even in the fridge. Maybe my missus took quite a lot – that looked like two servings and she took all meat for her curry – mine was mostly potatoes.

  6. Interesting food, and I love the poster quotations! 🙂

    This is our version of “fast food” – pick what you want, eat and leave. It used to be called “economy rice” too, one could have it for as low as RM2.50 but not anymore. Those were the days.

  7. I love those wall posters.

    Nasi campur. Never bored of them but it has been long since I had one. Used to have a lot when I worked in my old company.

    The working man’s fast food, eat and go and the best part would be the fact that it is inexpensive.

  8. I miss sweet and sour pork ribs, didn’t eat them for quite sometimes as cutting down on eating pork…

    Chicken better? All those hormone injections? Even farmed fish and prawns, they feed antibiotics…including the expensive farmed salmon from Chile, they say. Everything in moderation, not so bad.

  9. There used to be a nice Hainanese curry rice, with breaded pork chops. I don’t see this around any more, unfortunately, as I liked that very much.

    Oh? I know of a place in Kuching. They had char siew and steamed chicken on the rice and they poured their curry gravy over it, mighty popular. Used to enjoy it in the 70’s, dunno if they still have it.

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