Not worth it…

Somebody told me that the mee jawa here was very nice so the other morning, I decided to go and give it a try. Unfortunately, it was not available. For reasons unknown, they had decided to take it off the menu.

Well, since I was there, I decided I would just order something for breakfast. The roti canai I had here once was good but I did not feel like it that morning and the mee goreng did not excite me much so I would not want to go for that anymore.

In the end, I ordered their mee pok (flat noodles) with beef…

Mee pok daging 1

…but I forgot to tell them I did not want it with dark soy sauce.

I had their kolo mee once…

Kolo mee
*Archive photo*

…with light soy sauce and it was all right so that morning, the whole time when I was having this, I kept thinking about how much nicer my Bovril noodles are in comparison.

Their complimentary beef soup…

Complimentary soup

…was great, as always, but they gave so little of it and there I was, wishing that they could be just a little bit more generous.

Their mee pok seemed very much smaller, half the width of the regular ones…

Mee pok daging 2

…and that got me wondering if they had used their own Malay/Muslim made ones or those dried instant noodles sold in packets at the supermarket. For one thing, I was glad they did not use those commercially-produced fried shallots which usually would have a certain smell that I am not particularly fond of. They use a lot of those at the Malay shops and stalls.

All in all, I would just say it was all right, not anything that would get me going back there for more…and at the price they charge for it, RM5.00 a bowl, I can easily go for two plates of our kampua mee at some places around town.

DAPUR AZRA (2.308398, 111.819744) is located at the shops at Simpang Tiga, along Lorong Kuda 2, back to back with Bisonte Grocer & Deli, facing Jalan Kampung Nangka and the road leading to the one-time ferry point. 

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Not worth it…”

  1. Both bowls of noodles looks pretty good and for RM5 per bowl is rather pricey but then again beef are expensive.

    Yes, I dunno how much chicken costs – they have that too, either beef or chicken.

  2. RM5 per bowl of noodle is cheap already in KL, oh my. And you can get noodles at only RM2.50 per bowl?

    Yes, the perks of living in a small town where nothing much ever happens. LOL!!!

  3. I like those flat noodles. They remind me of fettuccine.

    All in the family. History has it that Marco Polo brought noodles back from China, just that the Italians call it pasta.

  4. it can be quite tricky to find mee pok in kl – wish it were more common here! 🙂

    I miss the Singapore mee pok – texture, taste and all so very different from what we have here. I enjoyed it so much when I was there, back in 1973. LOL!!! Ours is just flattened kampua mee, nothing special.

  5. Soup looks rather ‘sad’. They didn’t even put any taugeh or meat?

    My only bone to pick would be there was so little of it – tasted real good, thick beef flavour. It’s FOC, so don’t expect any meat (this very nice sup tulang with lots of meat and rice is RM15 a set, don’t play-play) but I am glad they did not dilute it or adulterate it with anything – do not like taugeh in my beef soup a la Ah Mui, Kuching style. It gives the soup that green smell that I am not fond of.

  6. The mee pok looks different from our Singapore version of mee pok

    Like what I said in my reply to Sean above, I love Singapore mee pok, so very nice. Ours is just the flattened version of our kampua mee, nothing more than that.

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