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.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Here without you…”

  1. All the dishes looks so good & feel like homecooked food. That plate of midin looks very crunchy and I won’t mind dropping by everyday to try out different dishes. RM42 for all is really a steal.

    Yes, I do recall forking out more for our meals here – this place is not exactly known for being cheap. That was why I did not ask for the breakdown of the prices for the dishes and paid quickly…and left happily. 😀

  2. My sister’s a fan of lemon chicken.

    My girl’s favourite. I don’t mind eating it on the spot, hot and crispy – not nice if taken home, the batter would have gone all soggy because of the sauce.

  3. Going there reminds you of the time with your dad enjoying his favourite food in his favourite place.

    Anything slightly expensive in air-cond place but I don’t mind as long as the food is good and service is nice.

    Yes, especially my girl – she misses him a lot.

    That is why we keep going back, nice quiet place, good food and lovely people – never mind if there are other cheaper places.

  4. This is my late mum’s fav cafe, too and we used to go there after every sunset mass. Her fav was their char chu mee.

    That’s my dad’s favourite too. He would either have that or the Foochow fried noodles with char siew added.

  5. sounds like a place you’ll continue going to for many more years to come. and hopefully you’ll always have good memories here.

    Yes, they do have a few dishes here that my girl likes so we would be dropping by here time and again for those, that’s for sure.

  6. I love lemon chicken too, provided that fresh lemon juice is used. At some places, the taste is so artificial.

    Yes, some just use the bottled lemon essence – I cannot stand the smell and the same goes to all the rest too! That is why I don’t like cakes and kuehs and stuff with a strong smell of the essence, lemon or whatever.

  7. I’m sorry but I am no ta fan of those dish swimming in a pool of sauce… a little would be nice but not drowning the dish (save for those braised dishes)

    Easy! Just drizzle a bit and pour away the rest, not that they cook the dish in the sauce – you wouldn’t know a thing! Ignorance is bliss!

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