Well, we have not gone to check out any new places in town as we’ve been going out with my father all week, including taking him for his fortnightly haircut and of course, he would want to go to the same places to eat, his favourites.
And so it was that we ended up here again for his favourite Foochow fried noodles with char siew added (RM5.00)…
…and my missus had one of her favourites here, the fried glass noodles (RM5.00)…
…which had bits of char siew in it…
I did take note of their list of dishes and drinks on the wall and saw some in Mandarin priced at RM2.50 so I guess their kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee)…
…is indeed RM2.50 a glass, much more expensive than the regular coffee shops where it may range from RM1.50 to RM1.80 but then again, this isn’t your regular coffee shop – for one thing, it is air-conditioned.
For a change, I asked for the char chu mee, the soup version of the Foochow fried noodles, with char siew added (RM5.00)…
…and yes, they do it pretty well here.
I guess they cook it more or less the same way and then, add water for the soup so at many places, it is kind of diluted, not all that nice but not here. However, as our yellow noodles…
…is lye or alkaline-free, it does not have the unpleasant smell but it is not so firm and one would have to eat it as soon as it is served or it may become a bit too soft or even soggy. I certainly would not want to tapao this to bring home.
We also dropped by this other favourite place of my father’s and he and my missus had the kolo mee that I had the last time around. I decided to go for their bihun soup (RM7.50)…
…which was very nice.
I guess one can see from the colour…
…that they did add a bit of our traditional Foochow red wine but just a little bit so it was not over-powering and they did add a bit of sesame oil which I am not all that fond of and thankfully, they also added just a bit of it – enough for me to tell that it was there but not so much as to put me off in any big way.
I did not like the fish they used though – it was the frozen fish fillet available at all supermarkets, the dory. For that price, I would expect them to use some nicer kind of fish – in fact, I wouldn’t mind even if they charge more than that as long as it is some fish that I do enjoy. Elsewhere, something similar would cost around RM5.00 only or RM6.00 to the most. I would ask them to leave out the fish and give more of the minced meat if ever I were to have that again.
Y2K CAFE (2.294220, 111.825753) is located in the Tunku Osman area, round the corner from that block of shops where the branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located. with its back entrance facing the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School while 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.
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Oh, seems I am the first commentor in your post today… it is 10.30am over here while it is 1.30am over there… must catch up with my blog friends since I was without “wifi” for the past few days…
Coming back to your post, I have not taken fried glass noodles for a long time. Not easy to do them at home for they get sticky very fast… must learn the art of doing that in order to get to a nice plate of fried glass noodles.. ie. I am speaking for myself. 🙂
Oh? No wifi? Withdrawal symptom already? Hehehehehe!!! Don’t soak till too soft – it will get softer during the frying, rinse well to get rid of the sticky starch and make sure it is dry, then fry. I do not have a problem with it. Harder to fry mee sua.
Nice looking dishes.
I guess we do enjoy them all.
WOW!!! That is some DARK black coffee!!!! Must have been a nice hearty pick-me-up!?
Our local coffee is very dark but that does not mean it is good, some are very black but lack the lovely coffee fragrance – it all depends on the roasting of the coffee beans, Arabica usually. Varies from place to place.
All looks so delicious and as a typical Chinese, these are my kind of food. Yummss!!!!
Very ngam for you, nothing spicy, nothing exotic.
Kopi O tarik? Why so much foam?
Something like that, it’s the current trend. I do no for a fact that some places use a hand-held blender, they do not actually tarek. Don’t you have a lot of foam too at those classy over-RM10-a-cup coffee places with pictures in it some more?
I have not had nor cooked fried glass noodles for a long time. The glass noodles I get appear not to stick together nor is it starchy. Perhaps it varies from brand to brand.
I like the dishes you had. I would try them.
Shouldn’t be much of a difference compared to bihun. Frying mee sua would be a much greater challenge but it was ok too when I did it.
I must try frying glass noodles one day. I’ve never done that before.
Same as bihun, texture a bit different. At one time, the so-called fake sharks’ fins dish, dry, was very popular – they used this instead of the offensive stuff. Very nice, perhaps I should try frying it some day and blog about it.
i’m with your missus – the fried glass noodles would be my choice from these dishes! 🙂
I could detect the wok hei the moment it was served. Very nice.