Dirt cheap…

My brother and his daughter were home and while they were here, they sure enjoyed the local delights such as the kampua mee, generally around RM3.00/NZD1.00, and the Foochow fried noodles, around RM4.00 or a little over NZD1.00, and they did not mind having it every day or every other day, not at all. For one thing, they could not believe how cheap everything here is, even without converting into their currency.

I bought them the nasi lemak from here, now RM2.80, a vast difference from what they would have to fork out for the same there, somewhere in the region of NZD15.00 from places like Pappa Rich…and it’s less than NZD1.00 in their currency here.

One evening, my girl wanted the wat tan hor here so we dropped by at that place for dinner and I bought them their very nice satay, RM2.00 a stick for beef and RM1.50 a stick for chicken…

Colourful Cafe satay

…and they enjoyed them to the max. Yes, they can get them there but according to them, theirs are “not quite the same” and of course, a stick of satay for less than NZD1.00 is something quite unheard of over  there.

The serving of the wat tan hor (RM12.50)…

Colourful Cafe wat tan hor

…that my girl had was so big that she had to share it with the mum and even so, they could not finish the whole lot. In the end, we tapao-ed the remaining one-third and no prize for guessing who ate it all up. No, this time around, it wasn’t me! LOL!!!

I also ordered the honey chicken wings (RM9.80)…

Colourful Cafe honey chicken wings

…that my girl also wanted and she had two while the mum finished off the remaining one.

It was quite a struggle for me to finish the fish and chips (RM10.50)…

Colourful Cafe fish & chips

…that I wanted to try. I am not all that fond of Dory so at best, I would say it was as good as any fish and chips around here can get – I would much sooner go for the non-western delights that they have on their menu here. Of course, I did not get this for my brother and his daughter – they have much nicer fish and chips there, with your own pick of the type of fish you want. No, it is not cheap, that goes without saying, but to give credit where credit is due, I did enjoy theirs a lot more.

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.

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