She’s gone away…

There used to be another lady here, quite pretty, fair complexion and rosy cheeks because of the heat from her cooking. I quite enjoyed what she dished out and would go back time and time again for more and on weekends, I noticed that her handsome son would be there to lend a hand.

One fine day, when I dropped by the shop, I noticed that she was no longer there. They told me that she had called it quits to go with her son to Kuching – he was going there to further his studies. I don’t know if she had decided to set up her business there or not, perhaps she is running a stall somewhere there, I wouldn’t know.

Well, that first time I was here after this one took over her place…

Mei Le stall

…I was of the opinion that she should do something about her stall to make it more presentable and at least, have nicer photographs of what she was selling. I did not feel inclined to order anything to try that first time around but not too long ago, I saw a friend sharing photographs on Facebook of what she had there that looked quite good and she seemed to like it. That was why the other day, I decided to give her a chance and went back there to see if she had anything I would enjoy.

After browsing through the photographs, I eventually decided to order her bai gu mee (pork rib noodles)…

Bai gu mee 1

…though I must say that I did not have my hopes up that high. However, when it was served, I must say that at first glance, I was quite impressed. It did look impressive…and yes, it was very nice!

It (RM5.00)…

Bai gu mee 2

…certainly was a lot nicer than what I had here (RM6.50). She used our local alkaline-free eyew mee (our version of the yellow noodles) and whatever she tossed it with, it tasted really great…even without any contact with the sauce from the pork ribs. Yes, the ribs were to my liking, tender enough…and I imagined it would be compatible too if served with rice.

I certainly would not mind going back there again for more of this or maybe I would try something else the next time around. Incidentally, the coffee shop boss who took back the kampua mee stall from the previous guy is not doing it anymore – there is a lady there now assisted by a young boy. I guess I would not know if these new people are any good unless I go and try one of these days.

MEI LE CAFE (2.313147, 111.846968) is located along Jalan Gambir, a stone’s throw away from the Delta Mall, straight ahead from the first turning to your left as soon as you turn into that road from Jalan Pedada, now Jalan Datuk Wong Soon Kai.