Two places…

This first place is one where we’ve been dropping by regularly all this while and we made our way there again that day as I heard that the guy now had wat tan hor, the Cantonese-style yin yong or fried kway teow or hor fun with thick egg sauce, on his menu. He treated us to that on the house a few months ago but it was not on his menu at the time.

Yes, it was very nice (RM12.00)…

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor 1

…but it was such a huge plate with a whole lot of gravy/sauce and there was so much of it! I was thinking that perhaps I could tapao (have it packed for take away) it home and then I could add my own kway teow or bihun and maybe, some extra ingredients too.

As it was, I would say the noodles would be enough for two persons and the ingredients included a whole lot of fish fillet, some prawns…

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor 2

…and very thin slices of bitter gourd. I was wishing he had some sotong (squid) and thinly-shredded Chinese cabbage in it too – they usually have those, the ones I had in KL and elsewhere in the peninsula. Unfortunately, this would not be available in smaller servings so unless you can find someone who is willing to eat the same thing as you, you probably will have to eat something else or go elsewhere.

Then, on another day, more recently, we dropped by here

View from Warung BM

So far, our favourites here would be their smoked chicken rice and also their ayam penyet. My missus said that she had their nasi lemak once but it was a disappointment, the sambal especially. I tried looking for it on their menu but could not find it – maybe they decided to remove it in the end.

That morning, she had their mee mamak with an egg (RM7.00)…

Warung BM mee mamak with egg

The noodles were very good, with lots of ingredients, mostly chicken, and were spicy too. Of course, I was not impressed by the egg – I am not a fan of eggs fried using the ring and it was way overcooked, no runny yolk at all.

I ordered their mutton curry with rice (RM7.50)…

Warung BM mutton curry with rice

…and yes, the curry…

Warung BM mutton curry

…was very nice with lots of meat though I was wishing they would add some potatoes in it as well…or at least, some cucumber and tomato slices by the side of the plate with the rice. For some reason or other, I had to wait a mighty long time for it to be served so if that is how it is going to me all the time, I think I would not want to order it again.

My missus had their cendol while I had their ais kacang/iced red bean (RM3.00 each)…

Warung BM cendol and ang tao peng

She did not seem to enjoy hers all that much and I did see a lot of things in it – the sago pearls, jelly of different colours and maybe some cincao as well, not just the cendol and the ang tao. On the other hand, I loved mine to the max especially when they were so generous with the gula Melaka (palm sugar) and the santan (coconut milk). I sure wouldn’t mind going back there for that again.

I bought one smoked organic chicken home – it is now RM26.00 each, up from RM23.00 before but it is still very much cheaper than the ones at the chicken rice stalls – I think theirs go up to RM30 and above and the ones from here are very nice and supposedly healthier so I don’t think I really mind the slight increase.

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 and WARUNG BM (2.293317, 111.841781) is located right beside Medan Mall, among the shops to the right at No. 2, Ground Floor, Lorong Wong King Huo 1D.