Oh no, not again…

I heard from a friend that there are new stalls here and some of the old ones have closed down so I went to have a look.

This is the menu…

Chu char menu

…for the chu char place at the back. At one time, there was a fat guy doing the cooking and we quite liked what he dished out. Then they renovated this section and turned it into a drinks stall. At that time, the chu char stall was shifted to the other side, right in front of the toilet which was not very clean…and I saw the guy with a cigarette in his mouth while he was cooking. Then they moved back to this end again and my guess is that this is another set of people…and looking at what they were serving as they walked past my table, the things did appear pretty good.

The Malay lady‘s stall and the roti canai stall are still there, enjoying brisk business and the Sarawak laksa stall is still around though it was not open when we dropped by that day. The stall selling the beef noodles that we really enjoyed a lot has called it a day or moved elsewhere and the one selling the sotong kangkong that I had once and liked a lot was not there already the last time we were here. I noticed there was a new guy selling the kampua noodles now and when I went to have a closer look, it turned out that it was an ex-student of mine. I had already eaten by then so that would have to wait till the next time we come here.

So what did we have that morning? There was a new stall and my missus had their fried sambal kway teow (RM5.00, with en egg)…

Happiness Cafe sambal kway teow 1

It was very fragrant with the sambal and the wok hei but no, that was all ruined by the fact that it was extremely salty and my missus could not even finish half of it…

Happiness Cafe sambal kway teow 2

Maybe the belacan used was in itself, very salty – sometimes that may be the case so they should reduce the salt and the soy sauce to accommodate that. I always do that when I fry anything with belacan like this plate of sambal belacan fried rice that I cooked the other morning…

My sambal belacan fried rice

Now, what did I order for myself from that same stall? The aforementioned friend shared a photograph of the hung ngang (big bihun) with paku (wild jungle fern) that she had and so far, I have only had that here so I wanted to give this one a try.

After all that eager anticipation, imagine my disappointment when I was served and this (RM4.50)…

Happiness Cafe fried hung ngang, no paku 1

…was what I got! I asked the lady and she said they had run out of paku.

Oh no!!! Not again!!! The day before, the Indonesian ladies had run out of kacang and ikan bilis (peanuts and fried cried anchovies) so I had to go without those in the nasi lemak that I had…and now, the lady saw it fitting to substitute the paku with kucai (chives) instead…

Happiness Cage fried hung ngang, no paku

What on earth is going on with these people these days? Is this how they do business in this present day and time? If they did not have any more paku, they should have the decency and courtesy to come and tell me and ask me if I would mind having chives instead…or maybe I would prefer to order something else.

I don’t know if I will ever drop by this coffee shop again or not but if ever I should happen to do so, you can bet your bottom dollar that there is one stall that I will definitely NOT order anything from, never ever again. Once bitten, twice shy! @#$%^&*!!!!

HAPPINESS CAFE, (2.306608, 111.827179) formerly KONG MA MA, is located along Lorong Delta 4, off Jalan Delta. The left turn into Lorong Delta 9 will lead you straight to the Delta Public Swimming Pool.

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