How lucky…

My girl was home for three nights this week as she had to attend a two-day course here. We had to go and get her on Monday, after school, and we had dinner at home that night and the next. On the third night, we decided to stop by here for some western dishes.

I remember we thought the chicken chop (RM9.50)…

Colourful Cafe chicken chop 1

…was the best of the lot and the ladies ordered that…

Colourful Cafe chicken chop 2

…and yes, they did enjoy it very much – it was still as good as ever.

I asked for the lamb chop (RM14.50)…

Colourful Cafe lamb chop

…so at least I would have something else to blog about. I do recall it was quite good, nicer than the beef but not as nice as the chicken, and true enough, it was somewhat thin and I am not really a fan of black pepper sauce even though it was kind of mild and not straight from the bottle.

We had just about finished our dinner when the lady brought this…

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor 1

…to our table and told us, “老闆邀請你們吃!” My! My! It sure was our lucky night!

This was a special treat from the boss himself, this big plate of wat tan hor/yin yong kway teow/bihun

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor 2

– fried flat rice noodles and rice vermicelli, Cantonese style. The guy being originally from KL, probably Cantonese himself, for sure you can’t get anything more authentic than that here and yes, he could do it so very well even though there were just some fish slices and thinly sliced bitter gourd in it…

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor 3

…plus the lovely egg sauce/gravy. It could definitely beat all that we have had here hands down but unfortunately, the guy said that he would not add it to his existing menu as it would entail a little bit more work as he would have to fry the noodles first and then cook the egg sauce/gravy to pour all over it.

We sure enjoyed it to the max and went back home happily that night!

COLOURFUL CAFE (2.316673, 111.837539) is located in the Renew4U building at the junction of Brooke Drive and Lorong Kwong Ann 8, across the road from the Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter Day Saints

Author: suituapui

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

16 thoughts on “How lucky…”

  1. What a blessing. This plate of wan ton hor looks really good & also my kind of food.

    Yes, talk about being at the right place at the right time.

  2. Wow! That was very nice of the boss. He treated his regular very well.

    Chicken chop, lamb chop. I love them. Must be moist and well seasoned, not dry and tough.

    We do enjoy the chicken chop here. The lamb chop’s ok, anytime better than some of those stalls where they drown it with the horrible bottled black pepper sauce…and I dunno what lamb they use – theirs would have a rather strong smell of the meat.

    I dunno if the boss ever treats any of his customers or not but I sure am glad we were there that night to enjoy his special treat.

  3. Hor Fun looks legit, i’d pick hor fun over those miserable chops lol

    You too? I’m surprised! You wouldn’t see me going for anything western on my own – will only go when my girl asks for it, ok with that for a change…but give me wat tan hor anytime! I sure wouldn’t mind a bit of meat, prawns and sotong in it though. 😉

  4. For the cheaper places I felt that it’s always the safest bet to order chicken, follow by lamb, with beef the last.

    Yes, chicken is the cheapest. Pork is not all that cheap anymore, the price has been going up and up but the lamb and beef here would be the most expensive – imported from Australia and New Zealand.

  5. That egg sauce really look good. And the chops, too – especially the chicken chop.

    The chicken was good but the lamb, of course, would pale in comparison with the thick, succulent, juicy fresh slabs that you people can enjoy over there, and your beef too. Ours imported from there, expensive, frozen, not as nice.

  6. The dishes look very good! And I love lamb!

    The chicken was nicer. For one thing, it’s our own local poultry, fresh, not imported, frozen.

  7. my mom looooves wat tan hor … so she would be very happy with that special treat 😀

    It is not that easily available here, some pale imitations, not all that good…so this treat is indeed really special.

  8. Ooohhh…I love wat tan hor! Can get nice ones over here. But I don’t indulge too often as it is quite oily.

    I love Cantonese fried mee too – they fry the yee mee till nice and crispy and then pour the egg sauce all over it. Used to go for one very nice one at PJ Old Town a long time ago. Haven’t had it for so long now.

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