Just right…

I’ve always loved the clear fish maw soup here for as long as I can remember but the last time I had it, they added some other ingredients that were not in the dish before and it tasted quite different…and no, I did not like it at all.

This time around, I decided to take the chance and ordered it again (RM10.00)…

A-Plus fish maw clear soup

…and yes, it was just right! I sure enjoyed it and my goodness, that was such a huge bowl for just RM10.00 and there were fish maw, prawns, own-made fish balls and a whole lot of delightful stuff in it.

Of course, I ordered another of their signature dishes, the mini ngor hiang  or lor bak (RM6.50)…

A-Plus ngor hiang

…that were packed with wholesome goodness and were as delicious as ever…

A-Plus ngor hiang, cross-section

– I sure enjoyed them to the max.

The (snake) long beans with sambal hay bee/udang kering (RM8.00)…

A-Plus long beans with sambal hay bee

…would have been nicer if cooked a while longer – it was a little hard.

For want of something different other than sweet and sour or butter or kiam sor (salty and crispy/crusty), I asked for the fish fillet to be cooked with fermented bean sauce (RM18.00)…

A-Plus fish fillet with fermented bean sauce 1

People did tell me before that if one ordered fish or prawns here, the bill could be quite substantial but I thought this was pretty reasonable, considering that the serving was so huge…

A-Plus fish fillet with fermented beans sauce 2

We only managed half of it and had to tapao the rest home and there was enough for us for a meal (alongside a vegetable dish) the following day.

I guess the servings were for two persons – I did not specify otherwise but looking at the sizes, there sure was enough for three, at least. The total for the food came up to only RM42.50, very much cheaper than what I had to fork our here and considering that the food here is very much to our liking, we sure would look forward to coming back again.

Incidentally, the 1st floor of this restaurant is air-conditioned and one may choose to go upstairs to dine at no extra charge. With the current hot spell here, it sure would be a good idea to do that.

A-PLUS FOOD CENTRE/RESTAURANT (2.293355, 111.823653) is located among the shops along Jalan Kampung Datu behind the block of shops (where Fair Price Supermarket is) near the traffic lights at its junction with Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jalan Kampung Nyabor.

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Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Just right…”

  1. Those mini ngor hiang are so cute, I’m sure I’ll love popping them into my mouth.

    The fish maw soup at RM10 is really a steal. I love fish maw soup but usually only drinks it during CNY or special occassions as it can be quite pricey here.

    Yes, golf ball size and the best thing is they are so very nice, probably the nicest I’ve ever had outside…and yes, I always thought fish maw is so expensive…and there was quite a lot in the soup. Of course, it’s the soup that I love, very nice clear soup.

  2. I remember this place. I like the fish maw soup too.

    Your fish fillet looked good too.

    It used to be a lot more popular. Food is always nice – maybe people hear what some have been going round saying how expensive it can get here. I thought it was all right, would surely drop by again sometime.

  3. RM10 for the fish maw soup is really a good deal & loaded with lots of goodies. Love the mini ngor hiang, looks so flavoured. My favourite crunchy snake beans, yummy. All in all, worth every cent.

    I would prefer the snake beans cooked a while longer so it will be softer, a bit too crunchy for me that day but yes, it tasted great.

  4. Very interesting variety, something unusual from the chu char stalls here in Penang

    They do have the stuff people would go for at those stalls but they have their specialties – I would go for those instead of the usual things people would go for at such places. Nice change from what one can get anywhere and everywhere.

  5. Can’t get any RM 10 fish maw soup here, but this reminds me that I have some fish maw in the fridge, time for soup!

    They say it has lots of health benefits. Do you deep-fry it for use? I’ve tried it minus the deep frying but no, I don’t think I liked it all that much.

  6. I like Ngor Hiang, never get tired of eating it…

    You should try the ones here – like no other, so very very nice!

  7. ooo, that’s quite reasonable for fish maw. i’ve had fish maw dishes at chinese banquet-style meals before, but i haven’t seen it in a regular soup bowl 🙂

    It’s quite common here, fish maw soup…usually done in the style of sharks’ fins soup but with fish maw added instead of the offensive stuff. This one here is different and of course, I love it a lot more than all the rest.

  8. Those are a lot, Arthur… surely cannot finish if two persons only. Good can tarpau and save for the next meal…

    Yes, it’s a sin to waste. We will always tapao if we cannot finish anything, especially if it is very nice – can eat for later meals.

  9. The mini lor bak looks so cute. At a glance I thought the dish is marmite fish fillets. Good that they are ok with your request for the fish fillet to be cooked with fermented bean sauce when it is not an item in their menu.

    Yes, cute golf-ball size. I love the filling, very different from the usual lor bak filling and a lot nicer. Yes, I like places where they are very obliging and will not stick to their own recipes, regardless whether you like it that way or not.

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