Take me back in time…

I dropped by here that morning as I wanted to check out the kampua noodles from this stall…

Stall No. 9

I had the Foochow fried mee from another stall once and from yet another stall the second time around and I thought they were both very good.

When I got there, as I was walking past the chicken rice stall (No. 4), I saw somebody buying the steamed Chinese kim kua (pumpkin) cake and it looked really good so I made up my mind to stop by before I left to buy some home to try. Unfortunately, it was all sold out by then. The guy said that his sister-in-law made those kuehs (cakes) for sale at his stall and there was or koi (steamed Chinese yam cake) too but it was all sold out too.

All that was left was this kao teng koi

Kao teng koi

…and because it looked very good, I bought all that he had and much to my delight, it was indeed very nice, lemak (rich with santan/coconut milk) enough and the texture was perfect, not hard and rubbery. It sure took me back in time as it was exactly like the ones we had way back in my growing up years and I really enjoyed eating them. I certainly would want to buy it again and whatever that is available to try should I happen to drop by there again.

Going back to the kampua noodles I had that morning from the aforementioned stall, I also ordered the pain sip (meat dumplings) soup (RM2.80)…

Pian sip soup

…to go with it (RM2.80)…

Kampua mee

…and yes, both were very nice but the coffee I had from the stall next to it was a little disappointing. Actually, I had it once before and I thought it was very good – perhaps they should look into their quality control because there are lots of drink stalls there and I can easily order from another one.

Talking about the stalls, I noticed, this time around, that most of the stalls were selling the same things. They may have a kampua mee stall in front but further in, they will be frying the Foochow fried noodles and all the other fried noodle dishes. I guess they all are pretty all right generally as from what I saw, they all seemed to be enjoying brisk business.

The guy that I bought the kao teng koi from at his chicken rice stall, probably the only one there, told me that there were two stalls selling porridge as well (together with the noodles) – I saw some people eating that with a plate of stewed soy sauce pork intestines and some other dishes. Perhaps I’d like to try that next time…

THE SUNGAI ANTU MARKET & HAWKER CENTRE/FOOD COURT (2.320030, 111.830741) is located along Jalan Sg Antu 2, on your right off Jalan Industri as you drive in from Jalan Kpg Nangka.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Take me back in time…”

  1. Arthur, the kueh lapis makes my mouth drooling…. hard to get this type of kueh here… maybe Mary knows how to make these? *rub hands*

    I bet she can! No special ingredients so shouldn’t be a problem making this there. Tell her to make it more lemak, nicer.

  2. The piansip looks good. I seldom see pumpkin kueh here, not any bingka pumpkin, sometimes just those pumpkin cake like those yam cake savoury not sweet type.

    They sell the Chinese kim kua koi here – just like the savory yam one except that they use pumpkin instead of yam. Bingka, we will have to go to the Malay kuih stalls – green is pandan, yellow is labu…pumpkin. They have bingka durian too, so very nice…but only at Ramadan.

  3. I peel it layer by layer when I eat this kao teng kuih. Yes, must be very lemak then it is nice. I like the ones made by Irene Goh, very lemak. I would love that bowl of pian sip too.

    I used to buy Irene’s nyonya bak chang and popiah when she was at the old Chong Choon, Padungan – convenient to walk over from Holiday Inn in the morning. Can’t remember if I’ve tried her nyonya kueh before. For me, the old lady’s at Green Road is the absolute best – her nyonya chang is nicer than Irene’s.

    A friend just posted a photo on Facebook. Looks like kao teng kueh in Kuching is still 9 layers, here only 6 and most, not worth the calories, not nice.

  4. I was expecting 9 layers!

    People are getting lazy – I did grumble about that in my earlier post on the kueh. You should see my missus’ kek lapis – 1st time, many layers, following year, one only! Tastes the same, she said. LOL!!!

  5. The kao teng koi looks really good. Ayden and I love these layered cakes/kuehs. We will peel one layer after another and gets frustrated if we can’t get a clean peel

    Must be gentle…like with hubby, sayang sayang! LOL!!!

  6. ooo, the kao teng koi does look good — it does feel difficult to find things that still taste the same after a couple of decades – from pineapple tarts to kfc’s original recipe chicken, everything seems to go downhill in the modern world 🙂

    Sad, isn’t it? Especially with the traditional stuff – once the old folks retire or die, it will not be the same anymore.

  7. Hee hee. If I eat the sweets I am eating the rainbow and that is recommended now right – getting a lot of colours on your plate 😉

    Gotta be careful with the colours. I’ve sworn off the celebrated Sarawak kek lapis (layer cake) now. That day, I ate a few slices of the very popular “Evergreen” and I was shocked to see my teeth and tongue after that, all green…and the whole day, the following day, what came out was green in colour too. Thankfully, it was all right the day after that. I thought they would use natural pandan colouring for the cake, so many of the leaves all around – maybe they are just too lazy to extract the juice.

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