Been here once before…

We’ve been here once before

Home Cook Corner bamboo

…and the other day, we decided to drop by again, one reason being the fact that it is air-conditioned and the weather here these days has been unbearably hot.

Well, we quite liked the food the first time around so we wanted to see what else they would have to offer and we had this tau cheo (fermented beans) pork…

Home Cook Corner tau cheo pork

Actually, I asked for tau joo (fermented tofu) where they marinate the meat with it and deep fry but I guess the boss did not hear me correctly. Thankfully, it was very nice so we did not really mind.

Of course we did remind him that we did not want anything with soy sauce or wheat flour so we had the sweet potato leaves, ching chao (clear fried) with just garlic…

Home Cook Corner sweet potato, leaves ching chao

…and that was nicely done too.

We enjoyed the claypot own-made tofu…

Home Cook Conrer claypot tofu

…very much. The tofu was so very delightfully smooth and they were very generous with the yam too.

I was pleasantly surprised that the food for 3 persons came up to only RM31.00, inclusive of rice. It is very hard to come by that kind of price these days if you drop by such places where you get to order the dishes that you like. At most places, it will be RM40-50 at least, or more!

We’ve been here before too…

Delta Seafood & Cafe bamboo

…but more than once. We stopped by on Sunday after the morning church service on our way to my parents’ house which is just round the corner. Now, what is it about those people and the good luck bamboo? I seem to see it everywhere I go. LOL!!! I don’t know if those umbrellas are for sale or they are those left behind by customers. If it is the latter, goodness gracious me! There sure are a lot of forgetful people around, it seems.

My missus had the chao chai hung ngang – the big bihun in preserved vegetable soup (RM5.00)…

Delta Seafood & Cafe chao chai hung ngang

…from the chu char stall at the back. It did not look like it was anything to get excited about but she said it was good and did enjoy it.

For my girl, I ordered the Sarawak laksa (RM6.00)…

Delta Seafood & Cafe Sarawak laksa

…that I had the last time I was here with a special instruction to leave out the fish balls – they use those cheap supermarket ones, anyway and I’m pretty sure there is wheat flour in those. I did not think it was anything great, more quantity over quality and true enough, my girl did not enjoy it and the serving was so huge that she could barely finish half.

I wasn’t all that excited about the mee sua in traditional Foochow red wine chicken soup (RM6.00)…

Delta Seafood & Cafe mee sua

…that I had either. It badly needed a lot more red wine and I think they used the imported ginger – the clean ones that one can get from the supermarkets and shops. My missus says those are not hiam (the strong gingery taste) and not so fragrant compared to those fresh ones sold at the market, covered with dirt and all.

We probably would not be going back again for a while and when we do, out of convenience more that anything else since it is a stone’s throw from my parents’ house, we would prefer to try some other things instead, especially from the chu char stall at the back.

HOME COOK CORNER (2.292756, 111.825335) is located at No. 73, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to RUBY RESTAURANT with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block and the DELTA SEAFOOD & CAFE (2.307832, 111.825125) is located along Lorong Delta 10, in the blocks of shops somewhere right behind the public swimming pool there.

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Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

14 thoughts on “Been here once before…”

  1. RM31 for all those dishes is really good value for money. As for those umbrellas I know that some shops provide umbrellas for customers. The waiting staff would bring the umbrellas to the cars when it was raining so that customers could get to the shops w

    Yes, hard to come by that kind of price these days at this kind of places even though it may be just some simple dishes, nothing sensational..

    1. Could get to the shops without getting wet.

      I know the people at one cafe here does that, others maybe especially if they know you or you are a regular. The rest, don’t dream. The sky can fall on your head and they will not bat an eyelid.

  2. Only RM31 for all the dishes inclusive of rice is indeed a good deal & somemore it is an air-cond place. The red wine mee sua does look desperate.

    …and I had to wait a very long time. They probably cooked the soup upon order so the sweetness of the chicken had not come out yet. I think I can say that I would be able to do a much better job at it at home.

  3. Sarawak Laksa looks promising but where’s the chili paste?

    My sentiments exactly! If it is based on appearance, this one would rank among the top in the town, too bad I can’t say the same about the taste. Yes, there was the usual sambal belacan and half a calamansi lime but no, they were not enough to save the day. For good Sarawak laksa, it would be best to go elsewhere.

  4. I know fermented foods are supposed to be good for digestion, but I’ve not really picked up a fondness for them. Fermented beans … I’m not sure I’d order it.

    Cheese is fermented, no? Yogurt, wine, pickles, sauerkraut, the celebrated Korean kim chi and a host of other stuff.

  5. I like the look of the claypot dish – chock full of goodies.

    Yes, and so much yam. Other places, if they had yam, one would hardly notice there was any. 😦

  6. RM31 for the above 3 dishes meal is very reasonable!
    chao chai hung ngang , red wine mee suah…they are my all time favorite 🙂

    Bet you have not had those for a while now, eh? Hehehehehe!!!

  7. RM31! Very cheap!! Love what you guys had.

    Never been here. Green table cloth. Not so common in Chinese restaurants. Usually it is red.

    Indeed! Yes, usually red or pink.

  8. i think you definitely consume more sarawak laksa in six months than i have in my entire lifetime, heheh 😀

    I dunno of any good, really authentic one in KL, never tried any there…but the celebrated Auntie Christina should be good. Incidentally, I hear she has moved from her Bangsar place to PJ, SS2, if I remember correctly…or was it SEA Garden?

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