The price is right…

There used to be some other people at the chap fan (mixed rice) stall here

Diandianlai Cafe
*Archive photo*

…but they have moved next door.

I did go over to have  a look but there did not seem to be much of anything left even though it was not even noon yet. The guy there was busy cooking but I decided not to wait and went back next door instead to have a look at what the very young couple had at their stall…

Diandianlai Cafe chap fan stall

I was attracted by this steamed minced pork with salted egg yolk…

Diandianlai Cafe steamed minced pork with salted egg yolk

…and it turned out to be quite nice, just a little bit salty but my guess is that was because of the salted egg white in it.

I also helped myself to their very nice pork and their sweet and sour fish fillet…

Diandianlai Cafe chap fan 1

…that looked very much nicer, presented in the tray and both were good.

I did not take any of the vegetables and for my pick of three, I had to fork out RM5.00 only.

My missus, as always, had better self-control and was more well-disciplined. She just had two vegetables, their fried kangkong and fried chives with egg, and the pork that I had as well….

Diandianlai Cafe chap fan 2

…and that cost only RM3.50, a little more than a dollar, Australian.

I would give them my double thumbs up for the fact that what we had was not oily and there was no msg overdose, something that would put me off instantly at such chap fan places. We sure would not mind coming back again since we did enjoy what we had and…the price was right!

DIANDIANLAI CAFE (2.310079, 111.831103) is located in the block of shops facing the Sibu Civic Centre (car park) along Jalan Dewan Suarah that links Jalan Melur and Jalan Suarah.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “The price is right…”

  1. Steamed minced pork with salted fish is very common but not with salted egg yolk. Seems an interesting dish and actually my first time seeing it. Does every piece of the steamed minced pork has a salted egg yolk on it?

    Yes, they steamed the meat in one big square tray with the salted egg yolks neatly arranged in rows. Once cooked, they cut the meat into little squares each with a salted egg yolk on top so each serving of the meat will have one yolk. It was very nice but a bit too salty for me – maybe it was just me as I do not take so much salt…or the salted eggs they used were too salty – some can be very salty, others not so.

  2. I like your selection of pork, fish and salted egg yolk minced pork. No vegetables but very tasty meal and affordable too at RM5.

    Yes, cheap and nice and I liked how the food was not too oily, no msg after taste.

  3. It always helps when the bill doesn’t hurt the wallet!

    Yes, especially at the classier places. Things can be so expensive that one would feel the pinch, a hard one. 😦

  4. I’m curious as to how they make salted egg yolk. I guess I’ll find it on google.

    I guess they get them out of those salted eggs…and use the white instead of those regular eggs in the original recipe for steamed pork.

  5. Wow – I’m impressed by the steamed minced pork with salted egg yolk. Won’t get a chance to have that here.

    Shouldn’t be a problem cooking your own, a variation of the Chinese steamed pork, with salted eggs added and leaving out the soy sauce.

  6. wah, quite a generous portion of salted egg yolk on that slice of minced pork. that’s a combination i wouldn’t be able to resist 😀

    I think that was one whole salted egg yolk…or half, at least.

  7. Salute your wife, if me, I will be out of control…

    She will always stick to one meat and two vegetables. In my case, it will depend on the food choices available and I may end up taking more than I should.

  8. I like the steam minced meat with salted egg yolk and the pork, not easy to find nice chap fan stalls

    Dunno Singapore but I’ve seen one at Mid Valley, the food court on the first floor. The selections looked good but come lunchtime, the queue would be a mile long. I didn’t try, of course – having gone all the way, I certainly would go for something more exciting than…chap fan.

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