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…


…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.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Like it or not…”

  1. That is a lot of pork rind. Here it would cost an additional RM0.50 to RM1 to have this amount of pork rind added to a bowl or plate of noodle.

    We do not usually have that here in our noodle dishes – pork rind, for reasons unknown. I’ve had KL Hokkien mee or char kway teow where they would melt the pork fat in the wok to render the lard and use that for frying the noodles with the fat crusts altogether – seemed like the thing people go for but not so much here, not in this one that I had, at least.

  2. All looks great. They are generous with the Foochow red wine added to the chao chai hung ngang as the broth look reddish in colour. Love them all. Yummy…

    Yes, it would have been perfect if it had a strong sourish chao chai taste and fragrance.

  3. Love, love the fried mihun. Always have soft spot for mihun. Not a fan of Hokkien mee.

    I’m just ok with it, even the good ones in KL – will not go looking for it but will go for it sometimes for a change.

  4. ooo, chao chai hung ngang is not a dish that i’m familiar with 🙂 the kl hokkien mee looks good – it has more pork lard than many of the places in kl!

    Too bad the taste wasn’t quite there, nice but not really the same. Chao chai hung ngang is a Foochow dish, Sibu is predominantly Foochow.

  5. I admire how these small restaurants seem to have no problem with adapting recipes.

    Yes, glad that there are people who are willing to tweak their recipes to suit the customers.

  6. Looks yummy, particularly the ones with pork rinds.

    It was, just not quite the same as the good ones in KL.

  7. Hello there, glad to see my hardwork appear on tweet earlier in this morning and it really make my day, thankyou once again for commented my dishes and your voice has been heard, will continue work on my hokkien mee to serving more customers.

    Sambal boss
    Happiness cafe team

    Most welcome. We love what you dish out and would love to drop by for them. Keep up the good work…and thanks for dropping by and commenting!

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