Following footsteps…

I don’t know if this young man…

Siong Kee kampua guy

…is the son following in his father’s footsteps but he’s the one running this stall…

Siong Kee kampua mee stall

…at this coffee shop…

Mei Le Cafe

…here.

Well, if he is indeed the son, his father used to have a stall at another coffee shop in the vicinity, right around the corner but no, he is no longer there. There is a stall at night at the Taman Muhibah hawker centre and I did see one at this coffee shop opposite Wisma Sanyan in the town centre. Maybe there are more in this chain of kampua noodle stalls, I wouldn’t know.

I did go and try the noodles at the father’s stall but I did not quite like it even though he did have quite a following – there were some who said that his was nice. It was kind of soggy and somewhat starchy but I did try the one here at this stall, white (no dark soy sauce added), and I thought it was all right, nice but no, it wasn’t anything to get excited about.

The other morning, I happened to be around there again and for want of something for breakfast, I ordered the kampua piansip mee, white and tossed in chili sauce…

Siong Kee kampua piansip mee

It was all right too but personally, I would prefer it without the chili sauce added.

I was quite put off by the fact that the plate used was chipped…

Siong Kee chipped plate

– I wish people would get their workers to handle the crockery carefully when washing and when cracked or chipped, they should throw them away. I don’t recall anything like that the previous time but still, at RM3.50 a plate, it is 30 sen more expensive than here and a lot more than elsewhere and at that same price at this air-conditioned place here, I would say that the one at the latter is a whole lot nicer.

MEI LE CAFE (2.313147, 111.846968) is located along Jalan Gambir, a stone’s throw away from the Delta Mall, on your left as soon as you turn into that road from Jalan Pedada.

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