After you…

There were others here before – the Singapore franchise laksa place and this one that had chap fan (mixed rice) for lunch. They did not last all that long though and after those two came this one…

Welcome Coffee Shop

Of course, parking is always a pain in that part of the town centre unless you are real early on a Saturday morning, like me, in which case you can park right in front of the shop. LOL!!!

Ooooo…I so love the blue and white weeping willow ceramic mug…

Willow ceramic mug

…that they used for the hot water to sterilise the spoon and the chopsticks. Surprisingly, the legend behind it is  English in origin, and has no links to China; it was first published as “The Story of the Common Willow Pattern Plate” in the magazine The Family Friend in 1849. You can click the link above to read the romantic fable behind the design.

I ordered their beef tendon noodles (RM7.00)…

Welcome Coffee Shop beef tendon noodles

…for breakfast that morning and yes, since word went round that the collagen in the tendons would keep one looking young, the price had soared and is now almost as expensive as the very much coveted sea cucumber. If you go for just the beef or the “mixed”, it is only RM6.00 a bowl.

Yes, I would say it was nice – the typical beef noodles chili dip is pretty good too…

Welcome Coffee Shop beef tendon noodles and chili dip

…but I still think the ones here have an edge over what I had here but I have sort of fallen out of love with that place – it is always crowded, the people spilling onto the road. Maybe it is because they have extended the shop to include the unit next door and they are not really able to cope. In the midst of the commotion, they always got our orders wrong…and the last time we went, the young Indonesian guy doing the serving spilled the whole bowl of hot beef noodles, soup, onto our table. Luckily, we were not scalded by the hot soup but looking at how things are there these days, we certainly would think twice before going back again.

I did hear that the people here were here before and we did go there to eat once and yes, we thought what we had was quite good. I certainly would give them due credit for doing away with those horrendously red plastic bowls that they used at their former location – anything served on plastic is not good for health, especially when it is piping hot.

The kopi-o (black coffee) I had was all right, just nice but luckily, they got my order wrong. If they had served it iced like what I asked for, it would have been too diluted and would not be to my liking.

Looking at all the photographs on the wall, it looked like they had a lot that I would not mind trying – like among their breakfast sets, Set C is a plate of nasi lemak with coffee or tea for RM4.00 and it did look good to me in the photo. Ah well! I wouldn’t know when I will be able to drop by here again, probably not for a long time unless I go so early again or on a fine day, with a little bit of luck, I am able to find a place to park the car.

WELCOME COFFEE SHOP (2.292472, 111.826947) is located along Jalan Bindang among the Tunku Osman area of shops, right next to the Singapore Chicken Rice outlet there behind the HSBC Building.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “After you…”

  1. So the car in front of the shop is yours? Is it a gold car? The colour looks gold in the photo. How early is early on a Saturday morning? I think RM7 for a bowl of beef tendon noodles is quite ok because I don’t think we can get this price here in KL.

    No, it’s dark brown – looked golden because of the reflection of the morning sunlight, I guess. That was 7 something, before 8 on a Saturday morning. I was ok with the price – I did buy those tendons from the sea cucumber stall at the market once and I was shocked – I thought it would be lots cheaper, not as expensive as sea cucumber.

  2. According to an online article, “There are thousands of variations, but the true Willow pattern must have a bridge, weeping willow, birds, three men, a pagoda, a border on the outside and inside of the edge of the plate, an island, a boat, a fence and an orange tree.”

    Yes, but usually one would see it in crockery, plates – first time seeing a mug with the pattern. I have a soft spot for anything blue and white, not just the classic willow pattern.

  3. Beautiful ceramic mug. So far, I never come across any using ceramic mug for the hot water to sterilise the spoon, forks and chopsticks. Over here, not many practise the sterilisation of those cultery and if they did, most will be using plastic cups, eweeee!!!

    This is required by the municipal council – sad to say, after the late YB/mayor died, they do not seem that strict about these things. Thankfully, the locals are cooperative and they are still carrying on with this healthy practice. Some places do use plastic cups though.

  4. Hope you able to give the other dishes a try.

    The beef noodle looked good.

    Probably will drop by again when I am up and about so early in the morning. The beef noodles were good, not the best in town but good enough.

  5. I love beef tendon noodles. Too bad there are no good ones sold in my area 😦

    Yes, I love those tendons too but I do like the gu tor (stomach) too…and may be a bit of beef as well. Perhaps I should have ordered the mixed.

  6. is there grabcar in your town? if so, maybe you could use that once in awhile to avoid having to look for parking in these crowded areas 🙂

    There is! But I do not have a smartphone so I do not have the apps to get in touch with them. Ummmm….you missed my birthday but Christmas is round the corner. Hint! Hint! LOL!!!

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