Like it or not…

Seeing how my girl enjoyed the sambal bihun here that day, I took her to another place where we liked the fried sambal kway teow very much, but I do know for a fact that they have mee or bihun as well at this stall…

Happiness Cafe/Kong Ma Ma fried sambal noodles stall

…at the back of the shop.

I ordered that (RM4.50)…

Happiness Cafe/Kong Ma Ma sambal bihun

…for her and of course, I specifically requested that no soy sauce should be used in the cooking and yes, she liked it very much but when I asked which one was better, she would not commit herself as to which one she liked better and just said that both were good.

The mum went to this stall…

Happiness Cafe/Kong Ma Ma another stall

…and ordered the chao chai hung ngang (RM8.00)…

Chao chai hung ngang

…which was very nice with all the own-made fish balls, bay ka (tenggiri/mackerel) no less except it did not have the sourish taste and fragrance of the chao chai (preserved vegetable). Nonetheless, my girl loved the soup very much, very tasty and very strong on the traditional Foochow red wine so she kept helping herself to it in her mum’s bowl.

I saw that the stall from which I ordered the sambal bihun has something new – the KL Hokkien mee (RM6.00/RM7.00 with an egg added)…

Happiness Cafe/Kong Ma Ma KL Hokkien mee 1

…and I decided I would like to give it a try.

It had the pork rinds…

Pork rinds

…by the side of the plate and quite a number of prawns…

Prawns

…except that I think they were those not-that-sweet frozen ones sold in packs at the supermarkets so I was not all that impressed.

I loved the fried egg…

Fried egg

…though, done exactly the way I would like it.

All in all, I did not think it was anything like the nice ones I had had in KL – it could do with a stronger lard and garlic taste and a bit more of the much coveted wok hei fragrance and it did not have those thin strips of cabbage in it. To give credit where credit is due, I would say it tasted fine…

Happiness Cafe/Kong Ma Ma KL Hokkien mee 2

…just that at that price, I would much sooner go for something else that is cheaper and probably much nicer from that same stall…like the sambal kway teow, for instance.

HAPPINESS CAFE, (2.306608, 111.827179) formerly KONG MA MA, is located along Lorong Delta 4, off Jalan Delta. The left turn into Lorong Delta 9 will lead you straight to the Delta Public Swimming Pool.

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