One too many…

When I drop by the Chinese eateries, I will always tell them to cook for  two when there are three of us. The servings are usually kind of large and there would be more than enough to go round, plus this way, one would not need to pay so much for the food. However, when there are only two of us, I would just let it be as I am not sure if one can put in a request for them to cook for one person only – I’ve never tried that.

Unfortunately, age is catching up with me and ever so often, I would forget and it would be quite a struggle for us to finish everything. That was what happened when we dropped by here for dinner one evening last week.

Of course, I ordered my favourite fish maw clear soup (RM11.00)…

A-Plus fish maw soup

…but that day, I think they added a little bit too much fish sauce or they had switched to a different brand and it came on a little too strong.

No, I did not miss ordering their ball-shaped ngor hiang (RM7.80)…

A-Plus ngor hiang

…another favourite of ours here, and yes, those were consistently good.

I did not know how they made those into balls like that – it seems that some nyonya restaurants do it that same way too. Then, I saw my cousin in Brisbane doing it by tying the regular cylindrical ngor hiang with strings…

How to make ball-shaped ngor hiang
*Cousin’s photo on Facebook*

…which, of course, means that actually, they do not have to make them in that shape individually.

The ang sio tauhu (RM13.00)…

A-Plus ang sio tauhu

…was great. I ordered that when the handsome young boy, the son of the proprietor of the restaurant who took my orders, assured me that they do not use soy sauce and they do not coat their own-made tofu in batter to deep fry before using it to cook the dish.

We enjoyed this kut chai (slippery vegetables) with the three types of eggs (RM10.00)…

A-Plus tri-egg kut chai

…and I could not resist ordering their stewed too kha (pork leg) with one stewed egg (RM17.00)…

A-Plus stewed pork leg and egg

Actually, I did ask for a small serving for one person only but that looked like a regular size for three. Well, it did not really matter as it was very nice and I was able to finish all of it. My missus just had one piece of the meat and my girl had to refrain from eating that because of the soy sauce, not gluten-free and I liked how they took heed of my request for all the lean meat, the chunks with no fat, or less.

Yes, the servings were meant for one too many people so they were really substantial plus I got carried away and ordered one (or two) too many dishes too. In the end, I had to fork out almost RM50.00, RM47.80 to be exact, for the food for the three of us and considering that everything was very much to our liking, it was well worth it…except that it was quite a struggle to finish everything and in the end, we did leave a bit of the vegetable and tofu dishes behind – there wasn’t that much to warrant the trouble of getting them to tapao for us to take home.

A-PLUS FOOD CENTRE/RESTAURANT (2.293355, 111.823653) is located among the shops along Jalan Kampung Datu behind the block of shops (where Fair Price Supermarket is) near the traffic lights at its junction with Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jalan Kampung Nyabor.

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