Close by…

We wanted to go here for lunch that day and had actually taken our seats at one of the tables there when the lady told us that the people at the back had moved away to a new location and would only open for business around the middle of this month.

Once we heard that, we decided to go some place else and ended up here…

Kian Hock Coffee Shop

…which is actually pretty close by, just a couple of shops away, to the right. It used to be bigger but I heard one of the brothers left and ventured out on his own here so now they are occupying one shop lot here instead of two.

I’ve heard people sing praises of the coffee – they say they roast their own…

Kian Hock coffee

…coffee beans but I thought it was just o.k.

Their roast stuff…

Kian Hock roast stuff

…is also very popular – they say you will have to order well in advance for festivals such as Chinese New Year or you would definitely be disappointed.

I ordered a platter (RM25.00)…

Kian Hock roast meat platter

…of the roast chicken, char siew (barbecued pork), siew yoke (roast pork belly) and their roast duck…

Kian Hock roast duck drumstick

…and yes, we did enjoy everything just that I did not think there was anything that would make theirs stand out, a cut above all the rest – there are some elsewhere in town that I’ve enjoyed as well.

This plate of ladies fingers (RM8.00)…

Kian Hock ladies fingers

…was very nice and my girl seemed to enjoy their ngor hiang/lor bak (RM6.00)…

Kian Hock ngor hiang

…very much.

As we were leaving, I spied with my little eye the people at the next table enjoying their bitter gourd omelette. Gee!!! It sure looked like I was the only one who did not know of the existence of such a dish…and if I had known they had it here too, I definitely would want to order theirs to give it a try. Well, another time perhaps…

KIAN HOCK COFFEE SHOP (2.284853, 111.831557) is located along Jalan Maju to the left of the River Park Hotel and across the road from The Ark and the Rejang Esplanade.

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