Here without you…

This was my late dad’s favourite eating place – we used to take him here to eat time and time again as he did not fancy any others.

On Saturday night, after the sunset service in church, we dropped by here for a very late dinner. This was the first time I came here after my dad’s passing – the last time was on that day itself, the 12th of July. I was giving my brother, home from Auckland, New Zealand, a lift back to the house – he was keeping vigil at the hospital all night and he said he had to eat something first before taking his medication so I took him here for my dad’s favourite – their Foochow fried noodles with added char siew.

I noticed that they have increased the price now from RM4.50 to RM5.00 so with the special request for char siew to be added on top, it would be a whooping RM5.50 a plate. Their kampua mee remains the same, at RM3.50…

Y2K current prices

…more expensive than most other places but this place is air-conditioned and a lot more comfortable as it is not as crowded and noisy as your regular coffee shops.

My girl picked this place as she wanted one of her favourites here, their lemon chicken…

Y2K lemon chicken 1

…and of course, I confirmed with the lady boss that no wheat flour would be used for the coating of the meat prior to deep frying it for use in the dish.

Yes, it was very nice…

Y2K lemon chicken 2

…nicer than most elsewhere, like their sweet and sour fish fillet which is also our favourite in town but I guess we can’t have that now as there is wheat in tomato sauce so it is not gluten-free.

This is not gluten-free either, their stewed pork leg…

Y2K stewed pork leg

…as soy sauce is used in the cooking and for some reason, there is wheat in the ingredients in the manufacture of the sauce. I felt like having it that night so I requested for a single serving, just for one and this was what I got. Needless to say, I did enjoy it very much.

My girl asked for their salted vegetable tofu soup…

Y2K salted vegetable tofu soup

that she had before and liked a lot and she also wanted their fried midin (wild jungle fern) with belacan (dried prawn paste)…

Y2K midin belacan

…but the latter was way too salty and not exactly to our liking. That’s the thing with belacan – you need to use the best available and you need to know the level of saltiness. Sometimes when we get one that is a tad too salty, we will reduce the amount or will not add any more salt – whatever we are cooking will be salty enough. Thankfully, the midin was all right when mixed with rice, the sambal blending quite well with it, so we were able to finish most of it.

Despite the increase in prices, the bill came up to only RM42.00 for the food for the three of us which of course was all right, less than what I had to fork out here recently.

Y2K CAFE (2.294220, 111.825753) is located in the Tunku Osman area, round the corner from that block of shops where the branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located. with its back entrance facing the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School.

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