The same one…

We dropped by here for lunch the other day – we had some pretty good stuff from their chap fan (mixed rice) spread a couple of times before so we went to have a look. Unfortunately, what they had that day did not tickle my fancy so I went to check out the kampua mee stall instead. I remember we had some beef tripe noodles, soup, from that stall before and it was very nice but the guy said he did not have anything else other than the noodles and the pian sip. For one thing, he did not look like the people running that stall before – there was a not-so-young lady, I think.

On the other side to the extreme left of the place, there were two new stalls, one selling Sarawak laksa and the other lor mee and a whole lot of other things. I did not feel like having laksa so I ordered the lor mee (RM4.00)…

Eco-Delite lor mee 1

…from the latter.

No, it was not quite like the lor mee I used to enjoy long ago, the one with the slightly sweet gravy with some taucheo (salted beans) and thickened with corn flour but this one…

Eco-Delite lor mee 2

…was very nice too and it reminded me of the Hailam lor mee

Eco-Delite lor mee 3

…that my friend, Eugene, took me to eat in Penang or the one I had in Petaling Jaya and it was as good as the other one I had before from a stall on the other side at the back but that one had a guy doing everything. When I went to ask, the lady told me it was the one and the same – they have moved from where their stall was before.

My missus went and ordered the char-chu mee (RM4.00)…

Eco-Delite Foochow-style char-chu mee 1

…from the chu char (cook & fry) place at the back, the people doing the chap fan there.

Char-chu mee, literally translated as fry and cook noodles…

Eco-Delite Foochow-style char-chu mee 2

…is actually our Foochow-style noodles, soup.

As stated in the name, the noodles…

Eco-Delite Foochow-style char-chu mee 3

…are fried first and then the soup is added, letting it boil a bit too cook and once done, it is served. The one here was really good, I could detect its lovely fragrance the moment it was served and for one thing, they certainly were more generous with the ingredients than a lot of other places.

The old guy who looked kind of mid-eastern, selling the very nice murtabak that I had once is no longer there and I did walk to the other food court/coffee shop a stone’s throw away and the people at the stalls there did not look all that familiar either. Maybe some of them have closed shop too or moved elsewhere, I wouldn’t know and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is the former – times are hard, our miserable currency keeps shrinking, prices of petrol and everything keep soaring and if you keep jacking up the prices, people will just stop coming. Heads I win, tails you lose! Period.

ECO-DELITE CAFE (2.330846, 111.855645), that includes the food court/coffee shop section to the left, is located along Jalan Ulu Sg Merah among the shops on your left a short distance after you turn right at the roundabout along Jalan Ling Kai Cheng after Giant Hypermart.