I wanted to try the Penang char kway teow at this stall…
…formerly called M.U Cafe but my guess is somebody else has taken over and renamed it thus and I do not know if it has any connection with this place that goes by the same name.
Unfortunately, we were too late; the guy was already cleaning up his stall and calling it a day…or perhaps I should say that he was closing shop way too early as we got there at around 11.00 a.m. and it wasn’t even lunchtime yet. Maybe he only opens for breakfast and brunch or business was exceptionally good that day so he had run out of noodles.
I saw somebody having nasi lemak and it looked pretty good but when I looked around the place, I could not find any Malay stall. Eventually, I spotted where it came from…
– Stall No. 19 run by two very nice Chinese ladies.
We were at a loss as to what to eat so in the end, we just decided we would order something from them to try. My missus had the chicken rendang rice (RM5.50)…
…which came with one fried egg and I must say that the rendang…
…was really very good – not spicy, or not to us, at least, but it tasted great.
I was wishing she had ordered something else as I had asked for the nasi lemak…
…with chicken rendang too which would mean that I would only have one thing to blog about. However, the ladies got my order wrong and brought me a bowl of chicken curry (RM6.00 altogether, including the nasi lemak) instead and I guess the one who served us overheard what my missus and I were saying and was absolutely apologetic and even offered to take back the curry and get me the rendang instead. We managed to convince her that it was perfectly all right and as a matter of fact, I was quite happy as I would have something extra to feature here plus we could compare between the two.
The rice had a very slight hint of the richness of the santan/coconut milk, barely noticeable, but it was all right when eaten with everything else that came with it…
The curry, though watery and not spicy – quite typical of Chinese curry…
…was very good but between the two, we thought the rendang had an edge over it; the latter was nicer.
All in all, we enjoyed our orders and yes, we would be back again to see what else we could try. I saw a stall in front selling all kinds of Japanese delights, sushi included and there is a western food stall (though it looked like it only opens at night) among the many at that place.
101 FOOD COURT (2.291330, 111.841751) is located in the vicinity of the shops around Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo, back to back with Jiali Cafe along Lorong Tong Sang 4, two or three doors to the left of Wan Li Sheng Rou Mee.
9 thoughts on “Too late…”
The rendang looks very good.
Yes, we loved it!
The food looked good. I love the curry. The ladies indeed very courteous.
Hope you get to try the dishes from Penang stall.
When you are in this line of business, you have to be nice. I can’t understand why some are so rude, so grouchy…and still people want to go back for more and some would even queue for it some more. So silly. I would not bother. About time this kind of people learn some manners and respect their customers who pay them money and put them where they are.
Both sets looks good & between the two, I would definitely go for the chicken rendang.
Definitely the better of the two.
Seeing your nasi lemak reminds me to remind my sister to cook nasi lemak… hahaha.. yes, tomorrow she will cook that.. if not, the next day.. or the next..
I wish I could try hers, see lemak enough for me or not. Hehehehehe!!!!
I would love to have that chicken and rice! 🙂
I wonder if there’s a Malaysian restaurant where you are – you may find this there.
So, no Penang char kway teow for that day lo?
No, and we have not gone back to try yet as it’s the school holidays – my girl cannot eat soy sauce, not gluten free.