I was here…

Marathon Cafe

…around the end of June so very early at the break of dawn and the people at the chu char (cook & fry) place at the back were not quite ready yet. That was why I ended having something from the kampua mee stall in front instead.

Well, I finally went back the other morning and that was around mid-morning. It seemed to me that they would open every day and they would indicate on the blackboard in front if they were going to take the day off…

Off day

They are popular for their prawn noodles – if I remember correctly, you have a choice between RM15.00 and RM20.00. I guess you will get bigger ones if you pay more.

I was not in the mood for those crustaceans so I asked for the fish noodles (RM10.00)…

Marathon Cafe fish noodles

Of course I asked first what fish they were using and they said baung, a freshwater river fish and I was fine with that. If it had been dory, I would not touch it with a 10-foot pole.

They were very generous with the fish…

Fish noodles. baung

…but unfortunately, they did not fillet the fish and just cut it into slices so one would have to be very careful with the bones and eat slowly and carefully.

The noodles tasted great and I sure would not mind coming back for that again…but no, I don’t think I will order the fish anymore, not with the bones.

MARATHON CAFE is located in the same block of shops as the A-PLUS FOOD CENTRE/RESTAURANT (2.293355, 111.823653), somewhere in the middle, along Jalan Kampung Datu at the back of the block of shops (where Fair Price Supermarket is) near the traffic lights at its junction with Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jalan Kampung Nyabor.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Marathon…”

  1. Hahaha, when I saw the heading of this post, I thought you joined the Marathon. On a second thought, it could not be. Sorry to say that. I strongly agree to the above comment, dangerous for everyone to eat, be it young or old.

    Me in a marathon? That will trigger an earthquake throughout the whole of Sarawak. LOL!!!

    Wait till you eat the “wang poo liao”. the empurau – over RM1000 a fish and so many bones, forked some more. As bad as eating ikan terubok, cannot eat in a hurry – must have a lot of time to eat slowly and enjoy. I know one place here that uses tapah fillet – no bones!

  2. I have the same aversion towards dory too.

    I get put off by the smell and as if that is not bad enough, the texture is not quite like fish, at times, like jelly! And it doesn’t even taste nice!

  3. I like that version. With fish.

    I am not into prawns especially shelled. Prefer to deshell. Lazy to peel. Lol.

    You can always request, I’m sure. I bet they will do it…for your money! LOL!!!

  4. Fish is definitely more expensive than meat. Plate portion is not that large, I think I can finish this anytime! Yummy!

    I wouldn’t say the serving is smaller than the usual, pretty much the same just that the price is more than twice of what you would normally have to fork out but then again, that is because of the fish.

  5. I dislike eating fish with tiny bones. It spoils my eating experience 😦

    But there are some very nice fish with bones, ikan terubok is one of them. I love it so much but sadly, it is going extinct,. Hard to find any at the market these days.

  6. ahhh, they were off on sept 29 – luckily i didn’t try to go there that day! 🙂

    There was a run that day so they would have gone running. Dunno what run it was here, in KL, there was that SCB Run – I think there were issues regarding the littering and a case of one car running into some runners or something.

  7. I am curious about the name – they will give you enough energy to run a marathon? 😉

    I think the owners are marathon enthusiasts. I certainly will need a whole lot of energy if anyone expects me to run in one. LOL!!!

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