Some place new…

I could tell from the furniture that they must have shifted here from elsewhere, not exactly new and true enough, when I asked the nice lady, she said that the shop…

Kheng Nam Cafe

…used to be in some place in town and now they have moved to this new location in the vicinity of the Sibu Bus Terminal, right next to this Malay shop…

Kayu Manis

I don’t know if the latter has closed down for good or what – according to the lady, they have not been open for a few days already. I have never managed to go and check it out so I would not know if it is any good but it has been around for quite a long time, I must say.

Well, I would not say there is anything special in this coffee shop. We decided to stop there to check it out as we saw a lot of people and was wondering what the attraction was. There was a kampua stall in front selling all kinds of things including lor mee, laksa, mee sua but I did not feel like trying anything from there.

My missus had the fried kway teow, wet/with sauce or gravy (RM4.00)…

Kheng Nam Cafe fried kway teow

…from the chu char place at the back and yes, she said it was nice though there are places around town that are cheaper and are just as good or even better. The chap fan (mixed rice) was not ready so there was no way I could go for that.

There is a chicken rice stall opposite the kampua mee stall in front…

Kheng Nam Cafe Chicken Eating House

– do excuse the language, please…run by a young girl, probably Indonesian, all by herself and unlike others that I have had encountered, this one was definitely not the friendliest of persons, far from it!

I did not see any steamed chicken…

Kheng Nam Cafe Hainanese chicken rice

…in the cabinet and anyway, at RM8.00 for that, I don’t think I would want to order it even if they had it at that point in time.

The girl was in the midst of all the frying so obviously, what she had in the cabinet was freshly cooked. I just told her what I would like to have and went to my seat. For one thing, I must say that I liked how she would put on plastic gloves when she was chopping the chicken and this was what I got (RM5.00)…

Kheng Nam Cafe fried chicken rice

…in the end.

The rice was at best, all right, the pickled cucumber was ok and yes, I loved the chili dip and I did wish they had been a bit more generous with the chicken…

Kheng Nam fried chicken

…which was good too! Having said that, I do think the one I had here was nicer even though they were just as stingy with the meat.

The coffee was nice but no, I would not say there was anything that would get us to go out of our way to come here and eat unlike the Penang prawn noodles at the coffee shop round the corner, just a stone’s throw away.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Some place new…”

  1. Chicken Eating House???…LOL!!!.. That plate of chicken rice for RM8, I don’t think I want to order too but RM5 chicken rice with drumstick (looks like it is) is reasonable cos over here is the same.

    Unfortunately, the drumstick was kind of small. RM4.50 perhaps would be more reasonable. 😦

  2. I was thinking of eating chicken rice this morning but ended up ordering fried koay teow with cockles instead.. No meat, just cockles and eggs and noodles, and it cost RM4.50… so I guess yours is cheaper.. hahaha

    50 sen more with cockles, so cheap! Very expensive here and hard to find, kway teow with cockles.

  3. Oh, the chicken rice is served with pickled cucumber. Not friendly, eh? Perhaps she is the reserved sort. I tend to shy away from people like that. They make me feel uncomfortable.

    Yes, you ask a question and they grudgingly answer curtly and briefly – full stop. With the likes of those, I will not bother trying to be friendly.

  4. I have taken my dinner, but seeing your chicken makes me crave for it…

    Aiyor! Fried chicken, can get anywhere one.

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