Still the one…

This is my father’s other favourite place in town

A One Cafe

…and on Mondays, the other place would be taking the day off so last Monday, we went to this one instead.

We took him for his fortnightly haircut at his regular old school barber shop in town and after that, he wanted to go for brunch so we ended up here. I’ve blogged about this place a few times before and yes, we quite like what they have to offer here.

He wanted their handmade noodles (RM4.00)…

A One Cafe handmade noodles kolo mee
*Archive photo*

…which is a bit more expensive now – it was RM3.60 in 2015. It does look like everything has gone up in price here…

A One Cafe menu

…but then again, what hasn’t? Everything with the giant freshwater prawns would set you back by RM26.00, it seems – cheaper than here and looking at the pictures, they would give two, not one cut into halves.

I was kind of surprised that my father wanted the handmade noodles as the thicker strands would be firmer and more chewy and he always has this problem chewing his food and would grumble and complain to no end. I thought I would have to help him at the end with the char siew (barbecued pork) on top but lo and behold, he finished everything! Hmmmmmm!!!

My missus had the zhao chai hung ngang, regular (RM7.00)…

A One Cafe zhao chai hung ngang 1

…without those crustaceans but there was a lot of fried fish fillet in it…

A One Cafe zhao chai hung ngang 2

…except that it was not any special fish, just those frozen ones sold at the supermarket but she did not mind it at all. In fact, she liked it a lot more than the one she had at that other place which was a lot more expensive but of course, they used a better kind of fish there. The serving here was bigger with a whole lot more ingredients and she also loved how it had a very much stronger taste of the zhao chai (preserved vegetables) and was more sour which she enjoyed very much.

I guess I would have to remember this place as one of those that I could bring visitors to town to enjoy this Foochow delight and of course, I would ask for the crustaceans for that extra special treat. Anybody coming this way, by any chance?

I had the kolo mee (RM4.00)…

A One Cafe kolo mee

…which was good and did not taste like kampua mee made to look like Kuching kolo mee…and I liked how after eating, I did not have that lingering taste of msg that I would get sometimes when eating these tossed noodles at some places around here plus they had real char siew, not those boiled meat coloured red to make it look like what it really isn’t.

I would say that we were pleased with our orders and one thing’s for sure, we would be coming back here again.

A One Cafe (2.297428, 111.824346) is located along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg opposite the Kin Orient Plaza (aka old Sing Kwong) in the second block of shops. Coffee Court & Bateras Food Court are located in the first block nearer to the main road.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Still the one…”

  1. I have always preferred rice to noodles..and the soup looks delicious!

    My girl would beg to disagree. Loves pasta, and those Japanese noodles, and she finds rice boring. 😀

  2. Everything looks nice. For kolo mee, though both are noodles, I prefer the curly ones to straight. Yours looks like staight noodles.

    I don’t mind straight or curly. My friend, Eric, The Kitchen instant kampua, said that if they use a machine, the noodles would come out finer and curly. I dunno these things, can’t comment.

  3. Used to like handmade noodles but not anymore.

    Can’t say I’m a fan either, May just go for it sometimes for a change.

  4. Fortnightly haircut? I’m glad I don’t have to go to the barber’s any more! 🙂

    I go maybe once in two months, retired so I do not need to keep my hair short.

  5. Fortnightly haircut? That puts me to shame! I only cut my hair once every two months – at the end of the two months, my hair is always messy and looks terrible 🙂

    You too? You can keep your hair long in your line of work?

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