No stranger…

My sis bought the chai peah (Chinese vegetable pancake) from here…

Ho Ho Cafe

…one day and gave my girl two. Personally, I was not into those, the ones that I had had before but anyway,  since my girl enjoyed them so much, the other day, I stopped  by there to buy some more for her.

There were only three left…

Chai peah

…but the nice young guy was good enough to fry some more…


…for me.

He also sells sweet potato fritters, fried fish balls and popiah (spring roll). I heard people saying that the latter was very nice but I did try it before and no, I was not in the least impressed – nowhere near the ones that I make myself but then again, his is only RM1.00 each. Even those around RM3.00 in Kuching, these and these, are not up to my standard. Hehehehehe!!!

Once he was done, I took my order from him and paid him the money. “谢谢, 老师!” (Thank you, teacher!) he said, taking me by surprise or at least, that was what I thought he said. Hmmm…obviously I was no stranger to him and yes, he did look kind of familiar, possibly a student in a school where I was teaching but I don’t think I taught him. I had to go some place after that so I just let it be – maybe I’ll ask him the next time I drop by.

I tried the chai peah when I got home and yes, it was indeed very very nice. I will certainly be back for more!

HO HO CAFE is located to the left of NICE HOUSE RESTAURANT (2.29201,111.82739), the last shop in the block opposite Rejang Bookstore, in the vicinity of the Tunku Osman shops.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “No stranger…”

  1. My ex-colleagues and i used to order that from the coffee shop for afternoon tea/snack and they (not the young guy) even will delivery to our office.

    Yes, there was a guy carrying a basket walking round the banks and offices in the area selling popiah – they say he was from this coffee shop, not the young guy as well.

  2. I like to have my chai peah dip in chilli sauce and have a cup of hot coffee to go with it. Gala City has a stall selling very nice popiah.

    I had that – I did blog about it and yes, I did link it too in this post. Very nice but not as nice as mine. I hear Irene is back, also making popiah (stopped for quite some time), same food court…but they say hers not so nice anymore.

  3. Once in a while, I would enjoy eating deep fried snacks like these fritters but most of the time, I find them very oily.

    You have to let it stand on kitchen towel to absorb the oil – I see this guy uses brown paper. My missus will even press it with the towel before eating. If they let them stand and drip for a while, it will not be too oily but the oil must be hot when frying!

  4. I like this type of chai peah. I used to buy fron that corner lot in Rejang Park, same row with my sil’s shop, on left.

    I always buy their tee peang. Not as nice as the pasar malam one but a lot more convenient to go and buy here. Never tried their chai peah, will try one of these days.

  5. I think I would like those veggie pancakes too.

    So far this is the only one in town that I enjoy. Usually I would go for the prawn ones, preferably with one or two prawns on top.

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