On our way…

We were on our way home that day when we decided to stop by here…

Mei Le Cafe chu char stall
*Archive photo*

…for lunch. It had been a while since we ordered dishes from the chu char place at the back to eat with rice, not since December 2015, if I remember correctly.

We had the salted fish pork belly (RM10.00)…

Mei Le Cafe salted fish pork belly 1

…with dried chili and though it did not seem to have any hint of salted fish in it, it sure made up for it with its overall taste and yes, it tasted really good…

Mei Le Cafe salted fish pork belly 2

…and my missus and I enjoyed it till the very last drop!

The sweet potato leaves, ching chao (RM8.00)…

Mei Le Cafe sweet potato leaves

…was very nice too but if I had known that their servings would be this huge, I would have stopped there as these two dishes, with rice, would be more than enough for the two of us.

I went and ordered their salad sotong (RM10.00)…

Mei Le Cafe salad sotong

…as well but we did not really enjoy it. I would not know if it was the batter or the mayo or perhaps, the oil used in the deep frying but my missus and I were kind of put off by a certain smell/taste in the dish. We certainly would not order it again – perhaps the sotong would be great if cooked in that same way as the pork belly above. I will try and ask if they could do it like that the next time we drop by.

Yes, we certainly wouldn’t mind stopping by here again for lunch or dinner but I do know for a fact that this place can be get very crowded and one would find it difficult to get a table. That, of course, comes as no surprise as the food is good and so very cheap – the total for the three dishes we had came up to only RM28.00 and the servings were so very generous, enough for at least 3 or 4 people, I must say.

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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Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “On our way…”

  1. The salted fish pork belly & sweet potatoes are the dishes I like. Frankly, I will not order the salad sotong too as I am not into anything with mayo.

    Me neither. Not into anything with mayo and I’m not into sotong either, more into prawns. My girl loves this and she loves sotong but of course, if they use wheat flour for their batter then she cannot eat it anymore. I just thought I’d order it that day to give it a try.

  2. All I like. I could finish a whole bowl of rice with just the salted fish pork belly.

    I’m sure you can. I can too but I would usually want some veg for a more balanced meal.

  3. The price is so good. Can’t find it here. I guess it would be the oil used to dry the sotong that gives a weird taste.

    We did not think it was the oil – not that rancid taste when it has been used too many times. We felt it was the batter, like they added the bottled essence to it and ended up with a horrible smell.

  4. The whole meal after adding the price of rice and drinks, must be cost less than RM40, it was a steal.

    RM30.40, with rice and with drinks, less than RM35.00. Cheap eh?

  5. maybe you could try dropping by before or after peak hours for lunch – like 1130am or 230pm 😀

    Yes, we were quite late that day and it was a weekday so it was not too bad. Best to go earlier or later – just avoid the breakfast, 10 o’ clock tea…or lunch hour…or after 7 dinner time.

  6. Salted fish pork belly is not a combo I would have ever dreamed of.

    It’s a favourite of many, very nice…except the one here did not have the salted fish taste. Thankfully, it was good enough even without it.

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