A year ago…

There is this thing on Facebook that tells you what transpired on this day a year or more ago and what a coincidence it was that I had the popiah here

Jiali Cafe popiah 1

…on the 12th last year and it so happened that we dropped by at that same place again the other day, the 11th – exactly a year ago and I had not one but two of those lovely spring rolls…

Jiali Cafe popiah 2

Unfortunately, I had to eat both of them all by myself as there is wheat in the skin so my girl is not having any more popiahs these days and the mum is following her in keeping to a gluten-free diet.

Actually, it was my girl who suggested going there as she wanted the chee cheong fan and I ordered the “original” (RM6.00)…

Jiali Cafe chee cheong fan, original

…and the one with char siew (barbecued meat) inside (RM6.00)…

Jiali Cafe chee cheong fan, char siew

Of course I asked them not to pour the sauce all over our orders – it is probably chio cheng (light soy sauce) and the ones sold at the shops and supermarkets do contain wheat as well.

Yes, they were very nice and she enjoyed eating them very much but two plates of those with two of the rolls in each were a bit too much for her and even though I did help her a bit, we still had quite a lot left so I asked for them to be tapaoed for us to take home. Having said that, if you were to go for these in a group, it would be a good idea to order the cham (mixed) as that would be very much cheaper. For RM9.00 only, you would get both the above and two more rolls, the ones with kucai (chives), a total of six altogether.

The mum had the so-called Penang char kway teow (RM6.00)…

Jiali Cafe Penang char kway teow

…from the stall at the back. Well, it did look all right and she did say it was good plus it had cockles and lap cheong (Chinese sausage) though I did not see any prawns.

I ordered fried kway teow too, the special from the Malay stall in front and for just RM1.00 more, RM7.00, I got one fried egg…

Jiali Cafe kway teow goreng special, egg

…and quite a lot of fried chicken…

Jiali Cafe kway teow goreng special, chicken

…and I would say it was very nice…

Jaili Cafe kway teow goreng

…a little spicy and that made me enjoy it a lot more.

No, we did not go some place special last Saturday for lunch like what we would normally do but it was a good lunch nonetheless and we all liked our orders.

JIALI CAFE (2.292140, 111.841524) is located among the shops behind Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo, facing the road leading to the Medan Hotel there.

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