They’re here…

There used to be a coffee shop a long long time ago at the end of the block to the left of this mini-supermarket…

Kim Tak Mini-supermarket

…round the corner from where I stay. However, the supermarket expanded and the people took over that shop lot to occupy the whole block. As a result of that, the occupants had to move and subsequently, I found out that they are here now.

I guess presently, the economy is not so good so the supermarket has been downsized and the shop lot at the end was left vacant for a while. Not long after, I saw some renovation works going on and now, there is a coffee shop…

Ah Kau Cafe

…there occupying just half of the lot and every morning, when we drove past, it was packed with people literally spilling onto the road so we never bothered to stop by to check it out until the other day, past 11.00 a.m. when it was not that busy but still, there were quite a lot of people eating there.

There is a kampua mee stall in front…

Kampua mee stall

…and a lot of people were eating that. I did have a look and it did look good but we were attracted by the nice fragrance of the things being cooked at the stall at the back so we went and placed our orders for what we wanted from there.

I don’t know if they were way too new at it or just plain slow for it took a very long time. I saw a man at another table going to ask and when he came back, he spoke to his friends in the Foochow dialect, “Ngui pha long mai siak lou wor!” (I intend not to eat already). Finally, what my missus ordered arrived – the Foochow fried noodles (RM4.00)…

Foochow fried noodles 1

…and yes, it was good and had the much-coveted wok hei fragrance…

Foochow fried noodles 2

My plate of fried kway teow/flat rice noodles (RM4.00)…

Fried kway teow 1

…came a little later and yes, it was good too…

Fried kway teow 2

In the meantime, I had gone and ordered this plate of innards – intestines and stomach (RM10.00)…

Innards - intestines & stomach

…from the kampua mee stall so we did have something to chew while waiting. Yes, it was nice and we sure enjoyed it. I guess normally, one would order that and a plate of kampua mee kosong (no meat) to go with it but probably, that is not going to be all that cheap.

I may go back again but no, if it is going to take that long, I will think twice about ordering anything from the stall at the back and will just give the kampua mee a try instead.

AH KAU CAFE (2.316346, 111.839861) is located along Jalan Ruby, off Jalan Lim Han Swee, in the same block as Kim Tak Mini Supermarket, to the extreme left.

Author: suituapui

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

29 thoughts on “They’re here…”

  1. So you followed your nose… that’s my style of food hunting too. 😉

    Especially with favourites like Sarawak/Kuching laksa – if you cannot detect the fragrance, then might as well not order.

  2. Gosh! Why take so long? If not many people order, then it is absurd for them to take long time to prepare and cook. Tsk tsk. But both noodles did looked very good. Er, no innards for me though. Hehe.

    Yes, what we ordered were very good, no complaint about the taste. Hopefully, they will learn to be a bit faster in future.

  3. The plate of innards, I like…

    We enjoyed that. My missus loved it, said she had not had those for a long time. 😀

  4. With good wok hei, you can forgive them for being a little slow. “Ah Kow” was such a common name in my youth. I don’t suppose it is now.

    Yes, almost every other guy was Ah Kau or Ah Kow. The kampua mee seller, the fried noodles guy, the one who did house-painting jobs – the list went on and on. Quite unheard of these days.

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