It’s not always true…

It’s the early bird that catches the worm, so they say, but I think it is not always true. For one thing, it is not good for the worm to venture out so early as it will be the first to end up caught…and eaten.

We were early that morning, just a little past 10.00 a.m. when we drove past here but unfortunately, they had not commenced business for the day…and even when we went almost just as early the following morning and the morning after that, not all the dishes were out of the kitchen so we did not get to eat some of what they might have to offer. That is usually the case also when we go too early to the Malay nasi campur stalls – we would just have to make do with whatever they have already got ready.

Anyway, we took my sister-in-law here instead and of course, we were way too early for their chap fan (mixed rice) so we had to order whatever they had on their menu.

I had the kolo mee

101 kolo mee

…which was very nice as usual though I can’t say I was all that fond of those frozen fish balls even though they did take the trouble to fry them first.

I ordered their liver soup…

101 liver soup

…that we liked a lot the last time we were here and had that and yes, it was very good, perhaps, not as good as the previous time as it was not so strong on the ginger and traditional Foochow red wine this time around but we did enjoy it.

My missus had their fried kway teow

101 fried kway teow

…and she liked it, no complaints there. I wish they would not use those plastic plates and bowls though – after all, considering the setting and decor AND the prices, they are not one those cheap regular coffee shops so I would expect them to be a class above those NCAA (no-class-at-all) eating places.

My sister-in-law had their chao chai hung ngang with fish (tapah)…

101 chao chai hung ngang with tapah 1

…and she enjoyed it to the max! Yes, it was sourish enough and had enough of the traditional Foochow red wine and the taste of the preserved vegetables…

101 chao chai hung ngang with tapah 2

…and was very much to her liking.

The bill came up to a little over RM40.00 for the three of us (inclusive of drinks) and after we had had our fill, we went driving around and sightseeing until it was getting near to the time for her flight and we headed to the airport to drop her off there.

It was our pleasure having you here with us, Margaret – we had a delightful time ourselves too. Do come again…anytime, we’ll be right here waiting to welcome you. God bless.