Point at you…

I walked by this coffee shop…

Happy Points Cafe, signboard

…sometime ago when I had the roast chicken and pork rice next door and I saw a group of sweet young things sharing a plate of Foochow fried noodles and it looked very good so all this while, I had been waiting for the chance to go back there and give it a try.

It’s just a regular coffee shop…

Happy Points Cafe, inside

…nothing fancy and in line with the regulations laid down by the local council, once you’re seated, they will give you a glass of hot water and you can pick your chopsticks and spoon from the basket holder and dip them in to sort of sterilise them before use…

Good practice

The coffee was good and the Foochow fried noodles (RM4.00)…

Foochow fried noodles 1

…was to my liking too, tasty and with the much coveted wok hei fragrance. No, I would not say it was my favourite in town but yes, it was nice enough and I sure will not mind going for it again if I happen to be in the vicinity.

I particularly liked how generous they were with the green vegetables…

Foochow fried noodles 2

…or at least, they were visible unlike at many places around here where the minute bits of meat and greens would hardly be visible to the naked eye.

It seems that they have nasi lemak for only RM3.00 and a whole lot of selections on their “menu” on the wall and they have mee sua (the Foochow longevity noodles) on weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I probably would try those or something else that they have to offer the next time I stop by here.

HAPPY POINTS CAFE (2.310958, 111.831458) is located along Jalan Dewan Suarah, on your right as you are entering from Jalan Melur, two doors away from the Aroma Bakery so that makes it the fourth shoplot in the block.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Point at you…”

  1. It is good that they bothered to give vegetables in the noodles.

    The basic ingredients in authentic Foochow fried noodles, just pork strips and green vegetables, sawi…and at times, fish balls, whole…not one, sliced thinly.

  2. I think it is a good idea to give a glass of hot water to sterlise the chopsticks & spoons but I can see alot of coffeshops are not practising over here. I doubt it is compulsory and apply to all concerned.

    It is compulsory here but unfortunately, this is only at the Chinese coffee shops – others do not seem bothered to toe the line. Very good practice, suggested by the late YB when he was the mayor.

  3. Love that most coffee shops in Sibu serve a cup of warm water to dip in your cutleries. Not much of a practice over here. Some but not all do that.

    Foochow fried noodle. I still dont understand why they dont add vegetable into the noodle. Haha. It is not expensive anyway. Lol.

    Not at the moment, the terrible weather! Vegetables, greens especially, are getting scarce and very very expensive.

  4. ooo, i wonder what’s the difference between foochow fried noodles and regular fried noodles 😀

    It has the nice thick dark sauce. There is also fried noodles, dry, at the Chinese places, usually with garlic and soy sauce and egg with bean sprouts added – something along the same lines as char kway teow which is found everywhere – not this version of the Foochow fried noodles..

  5. Wonder where to get Foochow noodles in Ipoh.. maybe in Sitiawan where there are more foochow people over there…

    I don’t know if they have this but even if they have, I am very sure it is very different. Their kampua and kompia are not the same as the ones here and many will tell you that ours are nicer. Hehehehehe!!!!

  6. “a group of sweet young things sharing a plate of Foochow fried noodles” these ladies don’t eat much, do they? 😀

    They do! They ordered a large plate and shared. That was why it caught my attention…but I wouldn’t want to do that – I did that once at one of my favourite places here and what we were served in the end was far from the usual standard, not nice. 😦

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