By night…

This is a chicken rice place by day, probably the most popular in town – it occupies the whole of the right section whilst on the left, there are a selection of stalls selling kampua noodles, kueh chap and so on and they will stay open till past lunchtime, around 2.00 p.m.

By night, however, for sometime now these days, some other people will run the show. When they first started, there was a promotion – RM25.00 for their curry fish head dish and we did drop by then. However, it was a very hot evening and in the end, we decided to go some place else and we never went back again.

The other night, it was raining and was very nice and cool so we decided to go and have a look. The curry fish head probably came from the chu-char (cook & fry) place at the back and a lot of people were having the dishes from them. I had a glimpse at the curry fish head that those at the next table were having and it looked very good. One thing I noticed was how slow the dishes were coming out but then again, there were a lot of people, probably a good idea to go there early if one wants to check out the place.

Otherwise, there are two other stalls in front, a lok lok stall…

Lok Lok stall

…and this one…

The other stall

I ordered the pork intestine soup (RM10.00)…

Pork intestine soup

…from the latter and it turned out to be peppery and milky. My girl said it was soya bean milk – she had something similar before in Sg Petani and yes, it was very nice.

I also asked for a large plate of fried kway teow (RM10.00)…

Fried kway teow

…to share and this too was very good and I liked how they went through the trouble of removing the tails of the taugeh (bean sprouts) – they do not bother doing that elsewhere.

We were taken by surprise when the oyster omelette/or chian (RM15.00)…

Or chian

…was served. It did not look anything like what I had in the peninsular before where actually, I would not consider the egg an omelette as it would be scrambled or at least, those that I had over there. Thankfully, this one tasted great and there were a lot of oysters…

Oysters

…inside.

This (RM15.00)…

Cockles

…however, was a disappointment. The cockles were not juicy and succulent – maybe they were pre-cooked to prevent them from going bad and when cooked again, they shrank till there was so little left that it was difficult to get the flesh out of the shell…plus they were VERY small. I certainly would not want to order this again.

Well, despite that last one, we did enjoy what we had that night but a word of warning if you intend to drop by. Do not be too happy if you see a lot of vacant parking spaces in front of the two stalls. Do not park there unless you want your car to be covered with the fumes of the cooking oil used in the cooking. It would be best to park further away and walk there.

CHOPSTICKS CHICKEN & RICE (2.312434, 111.845917) is located in the Delta Mall, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Pedada) area of shops, facing the church along Lorong Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Gambir.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “By night…”

  1. Great to have the pork intestine soup piping hot during a cool night. Peppery soup to warm up the tummy. All in all, the dishes are to my liking.

    You wouldn’t like the cockles, I’m sure. That was most disappointing!

  2. Thanks for the warning about the parking spots. I like the or chien cos I like having omelette. So will you all be going there again for the fish head curry?

    Yes, we may be going there eventually as it is very near my house but of course, we will make it a point to go early, around 6 p.m. perhaps. I cannot imagine sitting there waiting for the dishes – I saw a family with their plates of rice and ONE dish – brinjal with minced pork and they were eating just that. After a very long time, the other dishes appeared including the fish head curry. I would not be too happy to be in their shoes, that’s for sure.

  3. My mom also does not like it if they only the first dish and rice and have to wait very long for the other dishes cos if you finish eating all the rice, you have to eat the other dishes without rice. Tsk tsk!

    When we order or chian, i only eat the eggs not the oysters and i still enjoy it very much.

    I’m like your mum. Especially when there’s fish head curry – will need rice to go with it. How to eat that when all the rice has been finished?

    The oysters give the omelette a special taste, the sweet juices make it all the nicer. Otherwise, might as well just order omelette. Will be a lot cheaper.

  4. ohhhh, the inside of the omelet looks superb!

    Personally, I prefer the or chian in Penang…or KL. The ones here, still a lot to learn. Nice, but not quite there yet.

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