Even less…

Earlier this month, I blogged about a place here that sells a plate of kampua noodles at only RM2.50 when others have jacked up the prices to over RM3.00, some as much as RM3.50. Then, when I shared the link on Facebook, somebody commented that it costs even less here, RM2.20 only…

Lok Ming Yuen kampua stall, menu

…at this stall…

Lok Ming Yuen kampua stall

…so of course, I made up my mind to go at a convenient time and give it a try.

My missus was not all that keen so she went and ordered this plate of fried tang hoon (glass noodles) with an egg (RM6.00)…

Lok Ming Yuen fried tang hoon

…and she said it was very nicer, nicer than the one here that she likes a lot and will order quite frequently everytime we drop by.

Hmmm…if you click the link to go and read that old post, I did mention that her memory is not so good these days – she said she wanted to give it a try even though she had eaten it before, not her first time but she could not remember that…and this time around, it was her hearing that was a problem. The guy asked her if she wanted a chee tan (egg) and she thought he said see ham (cockles) and she said yes…

Lok Ming Yuan fried tang hoon, egg

…and in the end, she gave it to me as she said she already had an egg for breakfast that morning. Hmmm…at least, she could remember that! Phewww!!!! LOL!!!

I ordered the pian sip, soup (also RM2.20)…

Lok Ming Yuen pian sip, soup 1

…from the kampua noodles stall to try and yes, it was very good. You can see that the skin is very thin and translucent…

Lok Ming Yuen pian sip, soup 2

…and that is what good pian sip skin should be like, not thick and white and chewy.

As for the kampua noodles (RM2.20)…

Lok Ming Yuen kampua noodles

…yes, it was very good and had the authentic/original Sibu kampua mee taste and even at the lower price, they did not scrimp on the amount of the noodles nor the meat.

Gosh!!! The coffee shop was so crowded but luckily, we managed to grab a vacant, still uncleared, table. I looked around and I saw that most of the people were eating the kampua noodles – I am sure with the huge turnover, this guy here is making a whole lot more than all those other places with their jacked-up prices…and will be the one laughing all the way to the bank, not them.

LOK MING YUEN CAFE (2.293215, 111.836281) is located along Lorong Chiew Siik Hiong 1 in the Fortune Commercial Centre, behind Rejang Medical Centre. It is at the corner opposite Mitsu Shabu Shabu Cafe and across the lane from its back entrance is Sushi Tie, the Japanese Restaurant.

Author: suituapui

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13 thoughts on “Even less…”

  1. It sounds like a good price for the noodles. And I love eggs in the morning; in fact, I have them for breakfast almost every morning. Otherwise I have fruits, toast or cereal. 🙂

    My missus has an egg every morning – I need something a bit more substantial. Hehehehe!!!

  2. Over here, a plate of taugeh kway teow/mee already cost RM4 -4.50 & if you want meat add on RM1. You are lucky that you can still have a big plate of kampua with meat for only RM2.20. The fried tang hoon looks good.

    Gotta go and check some places here, only RM2.00, I hear. I guess the fried tang hoon is RM5.00, RM1.00 extra for the egg. Seems like tang hoon is more expensive than mee or kway teow…plus this one had prawns in it!

  3. rm2.20!? you could have 3 of those, and everyone would be satisfied for less than rm10

    Yes, especially for families, they would be able to save a lot, eating here…and more importantly, this one is very nice, as nice as many of the favourites in town…and nicer than many around here even.

  4. That’s something I can’t figure with restaurants that are overpriced. Surely they’d do better in lowering their prices a little and getting more customers in than remaining empty.

    Indeed! Between one coffee shop and another, if one can sell at that price, there is no reason why another can’t. They are just using the rising prices of things as an excuse to jack up their prices and 50 sen more per plate is actually a lot! I would boycott such places – what they dish out can’t be very much nicer if at all it is.

  5. Waah cheaper than bintangor here, here cheapest rm2.50, but he not fully give meat but mix with fish cake slice la. Other also rm3.00, cha mian ady rm4.00, pengsan

    Bintangor small town, small turnover. If selling cheap, may not make enough to keep going. Like Malay shops, last time especially – generally more expensive. Now, not too bad.

  6. Great to find a place that keeps its quality and low price!

    Still looking. I hear there are places, only RM2.00, even cheaper! Of course, if cheap and not nice, no use also. Must taste great as well or at least, good enough.

  7. A hidden gem could be found at unexpected place. I like what your missus had. I would order that myself since I am not a big kampua fan.

    You’re just like her. She’s not really into kampua and now that she’s following the daughter – sticking to a gluten-free diet, though not all that strictly, she will go for other things instead of wheat noodles.

  8. Price still cheap as compared to here which could be double or triple that amount

    Indeed, very thankful that there are places here where things are still very affordable.

  9. Pian sip is my all time favourite…

    The one I shared about in Singapore, they said not so nice – skin too thick.

  10. Wow those prices are so cheap, now you want me to visit Malaysia soon 🙂

    Come on over, let me be your guide! It will be my pleasure.

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