Say amen (Saturday night)…

We used to go to the sunset mass at 7.00 p.m. at a church here every Saturday night unless we had something on in which case we would go to the 7.30 a.m. early morning service the next day before sending my girl back to her school in the jungle. To do that, we would have an early dinner at around 5 after which we would bathe and change and get ready, and past 6.00 p.m., we would be on our way.

However, these days, we have been going to the novena at 6.00 p.m. and having our dinner before 5.00 p.m. would be way too early. That is why we have decided that we would go for dinner at 8 something instead, after the service…and that was what we did last Saturday and this regular place of ours is a convenient stop as it is on the way back to our house.

My girl had her favourite here, the lamb chop (RM14.50)…

Colourful Cafe lamb chop

…and she got one big slab of the meat…

Generous piece of lamb

…with black pepper sauce while the mum had her usual fried kway teow (RM4.50).

I had the fried rice with masak hitam beef (RM8.00)…

Colourful Cafe fried rice with masak hitam beef

…and that somewhat disastrous-looking fried egg on top…

Fried egg, fail!

…but thankfully, the yolk was still soft and runny so never mind the look, it was to my liking even though I am very sure the guy is quite capable of doing a much better job at it like this one that I had here before…


I guess it was because there were a lot of people even though it was already quite late already (and I did see some people from the church there as well).

I don’t know whether it was because it was running late and I was extra hungry but the fried rice…

Colourful Cafe fried rice

…tasted so so good and I did help myself to some of my girl’s crinkle-cut potato chips and that tasted so good too!

After we had finished our dinner, just before we were about to leave, I saw the guy cooking this…

Yee mee & kway teow

– crispy deep-fried yee mee and ying yong kway teow, after which he cooked the tomato sauce-based gravy and poured it all over the noodles…

Tomato-sauce gravy

…but unfortunately, that is not on his regular menu. He was cooking that for his family and staff for their dinner. Good grief! And there I was thinking that my dinner was rather late already!

I did try a bit but I did not fancy the tomato sauce in the gravy. I think I would very much prefer that with the plain wat tan hor egg gravy…like the Cantonese fried (deep-fried crispy) noodles that I used to go for at PJ Old Town in the mid-80’s.

COLOURFUL CAFE (2.316673, 111.837539) is located in the Renew4U building at the junction of Brooke Drive and Lorong Kwong Ann 8, across the road from the Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “Say amen (Saturday night)…”

  1. The portion for the lamb chop looks big

    It was. Elsewhere, you’d probably get half of that and it would be a lot more expensive usually but this is a coffee shop, not one of those wannabe classy fine dining joints.

  2. I would have thought it was plain white rice if you didn’t mention it was fried rice. Doesn’t look a bit like it. I would go for the fired kway teow with an egg on it. Looks good.

    Exactly what I was thinking initially. However, I did detect some tiny bits of chicken and egg and pepper in it and dunno what else plus it sure looks like he doesn’t use soy sauce (which is good for my girl as soy sauce in not gluten-free) but the winning factor would be the wok hei fragrance.

    He sure does it well with his HUGE fire and banging of his wok, a cut above all the rest, all msg and also the Malay ones…or mine at home – we do not have that fragrance so we would have to make up for it with all the added ingredients to make it taste nice and I make mine extra spicy too to give it some kick,

    Can’t judge a book by its cover – many would not touch kacang ma as to the uninitiated, it looks awful but we know it is so very nice!

  3. All the food look very good here.

    That’s why we drop by here very regularly…and the best thing is it is on the way back to our house, no need to go out of our way, so very convenient. Actually, the guy’s a qualified professional chef, executive chef at a leading hotel in town when he first came in the late 90’s, now venturing out on his own.

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