Yellow chair…

He’s one of the most popular guys in town for his kampua mee

He's the man

…at this coffee shop…

Meng Chien Cafe

…more commonly referred to as “yellow chair” because all the chairs in the shop are of that colour.

Well, some friends of mine were talking about him the other day – they said that he opens his shop real early every day at 3.00 a.m. That did not come as a surprise to me as I did notice a lot of cars outside his shop when I drove past after I had dropped my girl at her school at around 6.00 a.m.

That day, I decided to make a u-turn and drive over for breakfast. After all, I last dropped by here, my very first time, in 2013 and I had not gone back since, the reason being the fact that parking around there later in the day is virtually impossible.

This was around 6.00 something in the morning…

Early in the morning

…and most of the parking spaces were occupied – luckily, I did manage to get hold of one on the other side of the road. You can see the numerous customers at the tables arranged outside all along the pavement.

I was of the opinion that his kampua mee was really good and all this while, I would tell people that his would be among the best in town. I ordered a bowl (RM2.80)…

Meng Chien Cafe kampua mee

…and yes, it was good. It came across to me as being a bit firmer than most so if one is more into softer noodles, he or she would probably not like it as much.

I did not order the guy’s pian sip this time around as I remember on my previous visit, I was not as impressed but of course, I noticed the plastic bowl that he used and of course, I wasn’t exactly fond of that and for this reason alone, you will not catch me going back there again all that soon.

Perhaps he chooses to use those as the colour matches the chairs – I guess that’s his prerogative.

MENG CHIEN CAFE (2.285361, 111.832262) is located along Long Bridge Road, the second shop on your left as you turn in from Lanang Road.

Author: suituapui

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5 thoughts on “Yellow chair…”

  1. We call our neighbourhood coffee shop the blue chair coffee shop cos all the chairs are blue in colour lol.

    I don’t think many here know the actual name of the coffee shop.

  2. Like you, I like my kampua mee to be a bit firmer and not too soft and starchy which will make one feel geli after eating. No, I don’t think we can get RM2.80 for a plate of kampua mee, usually is RM3.50. I prefer original white to black kampua mee.

    I think the Foochows in general like it softer – that is why they are not fond of Kuching kolo mee, too hard, they would say, not nice. I prefer white too.

  3. I am gobsmacked that the nice plate of kampua noodles with meat costs only RM 2.80 nett! Don’t think we can get this price at all here. Plastic that doesn’t leach should be ok. 3 am opens is way too early. To cater for people working shift?

    I would agree that 3 a.m. is a bit too early, 4 would be fine to get the cauldron of water boiling (to cook the noodles) and to simmmer the bone stock for the soups – should be ready to roll by 5, just nice. Some parents buy home or bring their kids for breakfast and send them to school by 6, that much I know.

  4. I have yet to see yellow plastic chairs! Most are either red or white. I always prefer my noodles on the firmer side.

    White? Have not seen white ones for a long time. I guess they get dirty easily. Here, mostly red and blue, sometimes apple green. I think this is the only place with yellow chairs, their trademark! You’ll love this guy’s noodles then, firm, not soft and soggy like some places.

  5. Like you, I also don’t like to be served in plastic plates or bowls… but no choice, most of the vendors nowadays use that, overhead cost is not high cos it is not breakable..

    I guess it is cheaper too.

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