I want to go back there again…

That was what my girl said last Saturday so there we were, back here again

Syarikat Kiong Chuong Cafe
*Archive photo*

…for lunch but no, I had no intention of ordering the fish and the bitter gourd omelette or the siew yoke (roast pork) again.

I went to the stall and spotted these…


…in the cabinet so I asked the young boy what they were. Despite the sprinkling of Mandarin that I know, I could understand from his lengthy description of how they cooked it that there was chicken inside and among the ingredients used, there was curry powder and the boy added that neither soy sauce nor wheat flour was used in the making. Gee!!! I was surprised that he could remember, not that we had been there all that often. Most impressive, indeed!

I ordered two to try, (RM14.00, RM7.00 each)…


…and I sure was glad I did. It was so very nice – I guess it was because of the bit of curry powder in it that prompted my girl to say there was a hint of chicken satay in it.

I also saw these ribs (RM13.00)…

Ang chao pork ribs at SYARIKAT KIONG CHUONG CAFE

…and asked for those too – coated with red glutinous wine lees (ang zao/chao or 红槽) and deep fried. They tasted great and my girl loved them very much. On my part, I loved the meat just that I was not too keen on having to deal with the bones.

They liked the mixed vegetable soup (RM7.00)…

Mixed vegetable soup

…too but I prefer the one that I like a lot here and all of us were in agreement that the bitter gourd with tau cheo/fermented beans (RM9.00)…

Seafood bitter gourd with taucheo at SYARIKAT KIONG CHUONG CAFE

…was very good and so very cheap, considering that there were all those prawns and sotong (squid) and chicken used in the cooking.

Yes, I know! I know! I had over-ordered again, a total of RM43.00 for the fours dishes for three – just one plate of meat would have been enough but no, it did not matter one bit as most importantly, all of us enjoyed that very delightful lunch and other than that, my girl was home for the week-long school holidays and that, of course, called for a little celebration, don’t you think?

SYARIKAT KIONG CHUONG CAFE (2.291062, 111.827381) is located along Jalan Kampung Nyabor at the bend where one turns into Brooke Drive, a stone’s throw from Malaysia Hotel in the next block.