Right here, right now…

My missus loved the sambal kway teow that I bought home for her so the other morning, I took her and our girl to the shop to enjoy it right there and then on the spot, straight from the wok. More often than not, when you buy something back to eat, it may not be so nice anymore but I have heard people saying how sometimes, kampua mee tastes better when bought home and likewise, our Foochow fried noodles too.

My missus stayed steadfast to her sambal kway teow (RM4.00)…

Kopitiam Fantasy sambal kway teow

…while our girl went for the Penang char kway teow (RM5.00)…

Kopitiam Fantasy Penang char kway teow

…that I had the last time I was here and yes, both of them enjoyed their orders very much.

I can’t say that I am all that fond of the melamine plates she used though…nor the plastic one on my previous visit. The lady’s predecessor, Ah Eng, used to serve hers on thick waxed brown paper in a basket – I certainly would prefer that a lot! Plus she could just throw away the paper, no need to wash the basket so that would save water and detergent.

I did not feel like having kway teow that day so I went for the kueh chap from the next stall. I’ve always liked the one right here, going as far back as 2011 (and her bak kut teh as well) and the special chili dip…

Chili dip

…that came with it.

It was only RM5.50 then but right now, it…

Kopitiam Fantasy kueh chap

…has gone up to RM6.00. I am not saying that it is the best in town – as a matter of fact, I do not recall any kueh chap here that blew me away. All are pretty decent, worth going for sometimes for a change.

KOPITIAM FANTASY, otherwise popularly known as Tiam Tiam Lai (2.292435, 111.835066), is located among the shops in the Jalan Chew Siik Hiong area of shops behind the Rejang Medical Centre, facing Jalan Mahsuri.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Right here, right now…”

  1. some noodles taste better when brought home because the noodles turned softer. For char kway teow, I guess it tastes better eaten on the spot immediately after it was cooked. Difficult to get kway chap here in kl because not many places selling it.

    I would agree with you about the ckt, best enjoyed on the spot. Not many kueh chap stalls here too, can count with one hand and come to think of it, I never saw one over in the peninsula. A lot in Kuching.

  2. Sambal kway teow sounds appetising. For me, anything eat right there on the spot from the wok to the table is always better than tapao back.

    Kolo mee is fine, or to me, at least, just like kampua. I like Kuching crispy mee tapao-ed as the sauce would go into the noodles and it will not be so hard. Last time, when I was in college, the Foochows hated the Kuching fried me – how to eat, so hard, they said. I quite enjoy it hard and crispy, eaten on the spot. Also nice, when soft…or to me, at least. Have not eaten for a long time now, last time used to buy at a roadside stall at Palm Road or Batu Lintang.

  3. kopitiam fantasy is such a cute name – it makes me think the owner was a fan of fantasy island 😉

    …and that short guy, what’s his name now…Tattoo! My, you must be quite old to know it, the days of black and white TV.

  4. Yum! Yum! Fried koay teow for me anytime. I have yet to try kueh chap.

    Like what I told Mun, I actually have never seen one in KL or anywhere in the peninsula. Lots in Kuching, maybe it is a Hakka specialty. Lots of Hakkas there.

  5. A lot of Kueh Chap stalls in SG, there is one in my neighbourhood where business is very very good. I prefer eating on the spot rather than dabao back most of the time, which is why I seldom order food delivery as the food is not as warm as eat on the spot.

    …and heating it up will spoil the taste, not quite the same anymore.

  6. I think I would be with your wife’s order of sambal kway teow. Looks yummy.

    Both kway teow dishes were great – I just went for the kueh chap for something different for a change…and more to blog about. LOL!!!

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