One day after another…

We have not been here for a long long time as it used to be very crowded and we thought the food was not all that great when we dropped by the first time but there were hits and misses on our second and third visits and when we went there again for the third time, we liked the beef noodles at a stall there – some said she was the sister or somebody related to the guy here, our favourite beef noodles place in town…and I think we went there for the last time for the char kway teow that we used to enjoy a lot before when they were some place else but that time around, we were not all that impressed so we never went back again.

The aforementioned beef noodles stall is no longer there and in its place now, there is this kampua mee stall…

Bateras Food Court Weison kampua stall

…which used to be here and I noticed it was enjoying brisk business at its former location though I did not get to try anything there.

That morning, my missus ordered their pian sip, dry (RM2.80)…

Bateras Food Court pian sip

…and she asked for the dumplings to be tossed in chili sauce. Personally, I did not think it looked all that great but she said it was nice.

I ordered the stewed pork leg rice (RM7.00)…

Bateras Food Court stewed pork leg rice

…from this stall…

Bateras Food Court stewed pork leg stall

…and it turned out that it was actually black vinegar pork leg. It was good and at least, I got a whole lot of meat compared to what I got here and there was an egg too…

Bateras Food Court black vinegar pork leg

…though I was wishing that they had stewed it along with the meat so it would be nicely browned, not freshly cooked and all white like this.

I saw this…

Bateras Food Court mantao with stewed pork belly 1

…at this stall…

Bateras Food Court mantao stall

…and I could not resist ordering it (RM4.50)…

Bateras Food Court mantao with stewed pork belly 2

…as well and yes, it was very nice. For one thing, it worked out to only RM1.50 each which can be considered as very cheap compared to the steamed bak paos (meat buns) in town at prices ranging from RM2.00 and above, usually with some minced meat filling and they may not be all that nice. There is also the stewed pork with mui choy (preserved vegetables), RM5.00 per set but I did not order that. Another time, perhaps. I was quite put off at this place that night when for reasons unknown, they refused to serve us mantao with the mui choy stewed pork. Well, let them do as they please – I can always come here for it anytime I feel like eating that…and it is a whole lot cheaper here too!!!

As we were leaving, I saw the sambal sotong nasi lemak photograph at this stall…

Bateras Food Court The Westernian's

…and I thought it looked really good. So, the very next day, we came back here again and of course, I ordered that (RM7.00)…

Bateras Food Court sambal sotong nasi lemak

…but the only saving grace was how they fried the egg the traditional way with all that golden fringe and I do like it this way. The rice was all right, not really lemak but at least, it was not hard and dry. Unfortunately, the sotong (squid)…

Bateras Food Court sambal sotong

…did not taste all that great. I had expected it to taste like the usual nasi lemak sambal but no, it was completely different and at best, I would say it was o.k. and I did not think it was anything I would go back for again.

Incidentally, is there such a word as “westernian“? And other than that, actually, I was wondering about that halal bit too.

My missus went to the chu char place at the back…

Bateras Food Court chu char

…and ordered this plate of Foochow fried noodles (RM4.00)…

Bateras Food Court Foochow fried noodles

…and she said it was quite good even though it did not have that coveted wok hei fragrance.

The food court is not as crowded as when they first opened – in fact, I thought it was rather quiet or maybe at past 11, we were a little too late for breakfast and 10 o’ clock tea and a bit too early for lunch.

BATERAS FOOD COURT (2.297349, 111.824644) is located among the shops opposite Kin Orient Plaza (where the “old’ Sing Kwong Supermarket is) along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, right after Coffee Code and Gabriel’s Recipe, immediately before Kampung Grandma.

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