Draw a crowd…

This guy used to be here and we did drop by his stall to enjoy what he had to offer and yes, we did like what he had there at the time. We did not know at the time but my missus went to this stall

Chao chai hung ngang stall
*Archive photo*

…here…

Yummy's Kafe
*Archive photo*

…for the chao chai hung ngang and though the lady had salted vegetables instead of chao chai (preserved vegetables) in the dish, she quite liked it. It turned out that she was the wife of the aforementioned guy and from what I heard, because business was so good at her stall, he closed down his place to go and help her at the new location.

One look at the place every morning, one would think that there must be some really very nice things that draw the crowd. We went on a Sunday morning and no, it certainly wasn’t easy getting a table but luckily, we managed to grab hold of one.

Yes, chao chai hung ngang is gluten free and my girl wanted that for breakfast so I took her here thinking that since the guy is now with his wife at her stall and we liked what he used to dish out, it should be fine now.

It did draw quite a crowd and when my girl went to place her order, she was forewarned that she might have to wait for some time. It did not take all that long though but unfortunately, it was somewhat disappointing – the soup was sour but did not have the chao chai fragrance and taste and this time around, it did not even have salted vegetables in it…

Chao chai hung ngang

In the end, my girl barely managed to finish half the bowl so need I say more?

My missus had the beef noodles…

Beef noodles, Taiwanese style

…Taiwanese-style that we used to enjoy a lot, my girl especially but since there are noodles in it and probably soy sauce as well, my girl cannot have that any longer. The mum said that it was still good, just like before so that probably would be one of the crowd pullers at this place.

I had the kampua mee

Kampua mee

…and the piansip, dry…

Piansip, dry

Yes, it was the same people that I knew before in the past and yes, I did enjoy the noodles the last time I had it here…and yes, they were enjoying bustling business too…and maybe because of that, what I had was not all that satisfactory. You can see from the photograph that the kampua mee was not completely drained till it was totally dry and that should not be the case. I guess it will suffice to say that I can get the same a whole lot nicer elsewhere.

After what we had that morning, we probably would not be all that keen to come back again and if we ever do, we most certainly would choose a day or time when they are not so busy – perhaps what we order would be very much more to our liking then.

YUMMY’S KAFE is located along Jalan Bako in the same block as the Alliance Bank, Sibu branch, at the other end on the right, off Jalan Tuanku Osman or you can come in via Brooke Drive as well.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Draw a crowd…”

  1. I guess when they are busy they want to be fast so some steps are bypassed and the quality of the food served are affected.

    Or they get careless.

  2. I absolutely agree with what zmun2 said and is always the case, when business is too good, the seller might have by pass some steps and or forgot some ingredients. And worst is when they forgot your order.

    …and some, when they are busy and you go and ask what is taking them so long, you will end up getting scolded. Really ridiculous that you are giving them money and that is the treatment you get. I would never go back to such places again.

  3. Need the patience to wait. I also prefer not to venture into crowded coffee shop especially on weekends. Like last weekend, many people in most coffee shop. Wanted to bring my friends to Chong Choon for laksa but packed like crazy. I don’t like that type of feeling where you can’t enjoy food with people looking and waiting by your table waiting for you to finish. So stress. Haha.

    The problem is some people would not just eat and leave – they would sit around for hours to chit chat. That makes the situation worse. I really cannot tahan sitting in a noisy crowded coffee shop to chat knowing that there are other people who would want a table so they can sit down and eat too. Very inconsiderate, those people doing that.

  4. Too many people, I also sian, can’t really enjoy the foods as like what Rose mention, people looking and waiting for table…

    Luckily, not so bad at this place – full house but nobody standing by your table waiting for you to get up and leave. So irritating!

  5. This is exactly the reason why I sometimes choose to dine at less crowded places as we may get better food at times. Pity Melissa did not enjoy what she had 😦

    I did not enjoy my orders either. Will definitely not go for theirs again.

  6. i guess when business is too good, or getting big, quality may suffer somewhat.

    Which is silly, I would say, as customers will soon go some place else – unless they are those who do not really care, as long as they have something to put in their mouths and fill their tummies. There must be good quality control at all times.

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