Looking at the crowd here every day, this place sure seems very popular among a lot of people. We did give it a try once and no, what we had did not sweep us off our feet.
I did ask around what the attraction was and some said that the halal kampua was the best in town – I wouldn’t know how true that would be as I had never given it a try. So far, my favourite would be the one here…
…or perhaps, here as well, the special with the lovely prawn fritters.
Well, the other day, sometime last week, my missus and I stopped by for lunch, more because of the convenience of its location than anything else, and yes, it was just as crowded as ever.
We decided to give their nasi campur (mixed rice) a go and this was what I had…
The sweet and sour fish…
…was very good while the midin (wild jungle fern)…
…was a tad overcooked but it was all right.
The brinjal was fine by me too…
…but there are a lot elsewhere that are a whole lot nicer. I did not quite like the sambal, mostly because of the quality of the belacan (dried prawn paste) used.
I had two halves of their salted egg so all in all, I had three meat and two vegetable choices and the total came up to a whooping RM7.00! My missus just had the fish and two vegetable options and was charged RM4.50. Considering that the food was just all right, we probably would choose to go elsewhere instead the next time we feel like having nasi campur with some of the local Malay delights.
I did not have the gula apong ice cream here that day, the one that I really enjoyed a lot but I thought RM3.00 for that little cup was a bit pricey, considering that we can go for a plate of kampua noodles for less than that…but that day, I thought I saw, in one passing glimpse, that the price had gone up to RM5.00 a cup plus 50 sen for each topping. I hope I did not see correctly – at that price, I certainly would have no second thoughts about not having it…ever!
YS CAFE (2.310715, 111.820735) is located at the corner of a very nice block of shops at Wisma Hamimas, on your right along Jalan Kampung Nangka if you are driving along that road from Simpang Tiga.
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I seldom eat chap fan outside so I don’t actually know how they charge but according to what you had, I think it is quite pricey too. So salted egg & fish is counted as meat.
Yes, of course. So is sambal egg and omelette. Generally, the Malay nasi campur is more expensive…except at places where they do not seem to count too well and just simply give you a round figure but from past experiences, they are cheaper than at those nasi kandar places over in the peninsula.
I am not a fan of most of the Chinese economy mixed rice around here – may be cheaper though not necessarily all the time, but usually lots of msg and very oily and not that tasty as well.
The noodles look very springy in the first pic
The secret is in the cooking – too long, it will be soggy, not so nice anymore. It is not like those noodles with the alkaline thing added to make them nice and firm.
i like how your plate balances the healthy veggies with the sinful stuff like salted egg yolk 😀
Forgive me for I have sinned but I just can’t resist the temptation of those salted eggs – one half simply isn’t enough. 😀
That fish looks good. We eat more fish than meat these days.
Fish is good. We do eat it quite a lot too but I would have to go to the market in the early morning to get hold of some nice, fresh ones. Not cheap these days but then again, nothing is cheap. 😦
The sweet n sour fish is tempting
I enjoyed it.
Just had some nasi campur yesterday, just 3 normal dishes (2 types of pork and vegetables) already RM4.50 =_=”
Pork? I guess that wasn’t at a Malay stall then. My missus just had the fish and 2 types of vegetables, also R4.50.
Fish is expensive.. salted egg too.. mooncake festival is around the corner soon.. but it is still cheaper than cooking at home.. 🙂
Salted egg is just RM1 at a stall here, one whole egg…but yes, fish usually will cost more. 😦
RM7.00 is quite the norm over here. I saw your 2 halves of salted egg and I also had one for lunch today hee..hee..
Just can’t resist!!! 😀