Same thing all over…

…again, or almost, that is!

We were in the vicinity that day so we dropped by here again for lunch. I did try the kampua mee and the liver soup from the stall here but out of the blue, for reasons unknown, the lady decided to call it quits. The corner was vacant for quite some time until a young guy took over…

Kiong Chuong kampua stall

All this while, I’ve been wanting to drop by and try but so far, I have not got round to doing that and when I do, one thing’s for sure, I will not be ordering this, No. 22…

Mee spicy Korea

…not even if the price had been a lot cheaper, thank you very much!

In the meantime, we had been here a few times because we did enjoy the food from the chu char (cook and fry) stall there very much and because we had to stick to what would be gluten free, we would order the same things all over again, more or less each time we were there.

That day was no exception, of course, and we had the fried or chio/ikan bawal hitam (black pomfret)…

Kiong Chuong fried or chio

…which I thought was not all that fresh that day but the ladies did not complain and we did finish it completely all the same.

Yes, we had the siew yoke (roast pork)…

Kiong Chuong siew yoke

…again and the steamed Szechuan vegetable pork leg soup…

Kiong Chuong Szechuan vegetable pork leg soup 1

…that we found was nicer here than the same thing that we had another place in town and yes, it was very nice as well this time around…

Kiong Chuong szechuan vegetable pork leg soup 2

…and my girl particularly enjoyed the soup.

This was something new – we had not had it before…their leek fried with egg…

Kiong Chuong fried leek with egg

…and yes, it was very nice. When I ordered that, I had expected it to appear as an omelette dish but I guess the cook did not have that same thing in mind.

The total for all the dishes came up to RM52.00 which I thought was a little on the high side especially since it is just a coffee shop, not a very nice place, not air-conditioned and all and so far, it had always been 40-something, almost 50 and never over…but as long as the food is nice plus the servings here are rather huge and we do enjoy it very much, I guess that is all that matters.

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

Author: suituapui

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10 thoughts on “Same thing all over…”

  1. I would enjoy that soup very much too and like Mun, usually I will order the same dishes from the same stall but other days I would order other food from a different stall, this increases the variety of food I can eat. However my friend is more adventurous, she would want to try different kinds of food from the stall and not eat the same tried and tested.

    Yes, I would love to try new things, see if there is anything good or not – can’t be sticking to the same things, the same places all the time – I will run out of things to blog about!

  2. The or chio is very nicely done, the way I like, very cripsy looking. This time I like the roast pork as it is very lean. Steamed szechuan with pork leg seem a new dish to me. I used to boil pork ribs with szechuan and is my family favourite soup and I wonder if the steamed szechuan pork leg is the same.

    Yes, my missus cooks it that same way as you too. The difference is they add wolfberries, makes the soup sweeter and they slice the Szechuan veg very very thinly and it’s actually very nice – my missus cooks them in chunks and we never eat it, just the soup and the meat. Besides, I think they do not add so much so it is lighter, not as strong but I am ok with the strong taste.

  3. That is something I never try before. The szechuan pork leg soup.

    Pomfret. Quite sometime I didn’t buy fish. Fishes not cheap now and some more toward year end. So I hardly cook fish at home lately. If I buy, it would be mackerel or those smaller fishes like silver pomfret. Pomfret is my favourite but I don’t mind other fishes as long as they are fresh.

    Yes, I bought one pek chio (white pomfret) that day, around RM70!!! It was quite a big one though. I guess once in a while is fine, can’t get it cheap if having it outside. Mackerel was over RM25, also quite a big one too…no sign of any or chio (black pomfret). Yes, fish is getting scarce, it seems, end of year.

  4. If the same things are tasty, I also tend to repeat. The leeks fried with egg is something I could try cooking at home. Have not come across leeks cooked like this before.

    I usually fry omelette with it, just use a few stalks. They seemed to have quite a lot in the dish along with the egg. Maybe that is why this time around, I had to fork out a few ringgit more than before.

  5. That piece of fat on the soup!

    Also why not video-ing yourself eating those Korean spicy mee? 😛

    Slurpssss!!! The mee? No, thank you, probably kim-chi flavour and I am no fan of that.

  6. Same here! We tend to go to our regular shops and almost always order the same things.

    …but I’m always ready to try anything new on the menu, if they tell me about it.

  7. Oh me oh my! I am salivating at the pork leg soup. I know I will love that.

    I agree with you that portion and good food keeps me going back for more. Slight increment in the pricing is ok as long as it is not cut throat sky high.

    Yes, it was just a matter of a few ringgit. After all, what hasn’t gone up in price these days, all that talk about hope for the better for the country?

  8. The fish might be the reason for price being higher than expected… anyway, good choice of food, leeks is my favourite too… anything goes with it..

    Probably, fish prices have been skyrocketting these days, getting to be more and more expensive and leek isn’t all that cheap here either.

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