Enough to go round…

We decided to go out for dinner one Sunday evening and since we had not been here for quite a while, not since January, if I am not mistaken, I suggested that we went there and of course, my girl jumped at the idea.

This was my late father’s favourite restaurant and their lemon chicken…

Y2K Cafe lemon chicken

…is my girl’s favourite – the best in town, she will insist. She went out for lunch at some Malay restaurant in town with her colleagues once and she said that everyone commented on the small serving of the lemon chicken there but when all of them had tried a bit, they left all the rest on the plate untouched – it was that bad! I guess this one that we had that night more than made up for the disappointment and as a matter of fact, she had most of it that night.

I also ordered another one of her favourites here – their sweet and sour fish fillet…

Y2K Cafe sweet and sour fish fillet

Personally, I prefer this to the lemon chicken but generally, both were good. I guess that was dory but I liked how they sliced it so very thinly and had the slices pre-fried till very nice and crispy and the sauce was, in my opinion, a cut above the rest elsewhere.

We had their tofu with salted vegetable soup…

Y2K Cafe tofu salted vegetable soup

…before and we all enjoyed it so that night, we had it again.

We never had their kangkong (water spinach) fried with belacan (dried prawn paste)…

Y2K kangkong belacan

…before so we asked for that for a change. It turned out to be really very nice – we sure would want to order that again the next time around.

No, dinner was not cheap, RM56.00 altogether for the food for the 3 of us – this place is not known for being cheap unlike the restaurant next door which is forever packed and noisy.

However, for one thing, I did not ask for smaller servings that night and there was more than enough to go round, enough for 5, I would say, except for the soup, just nice for 4 individual bowls but if everyone gets a little less, there is every possibility that it could be stretched to 5. Anyway, I do not mind forking out a bit more to be able to dine in comfort plus in comparison, we do like the food here a lot more.

Y2K CAFE (2.294220, 111.825753) is located in the Tunku Osman area, round the corner from that block of shops where the branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located. with its back entrance facing the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Enough to go round…”

  1. 4 dishes for RM56 is ok since the price includes rice and drinks I guess. For good food, no complaints on the price.

    Yes. Went to a cheaper place last night, cheaper but the food is so so, not as great. Don’t think I will go there again.

  2. Oh yes, I think I recall pics of this lemon chicken before. Yum.

    Always good here. Fresh lemon juice, not the bottled ones with the horrible essence smell that most other places use. I get put off by it instantly.

  3. My kind of dishes and will definitely love them to bits. For kangkong dish, I only eat the leaves, not the stems. RM56 for everything is reasonable enough. I don’t think we can get that price over here. Bo ho hiam liao.

    So expensive in Kuching? Never gone to eat something like this, two or three persons, so I wouldn’t know. We usually do not eat kangkong at all…except in jiew hu eng chai and if they have it in their bowl of lor mee. I don’t mind the price, generally it will come to around that much here but as long as the food is great, it is fine by me.

  4. Lemon chicken is a dish I think twice before ordering because it could be good or it could be bad. The worst is when the lemon sauce comes across as so artificial tasting 😦

    Yes, we have something like that at most places here, the smell of the lemon essence puts me off instantly – that is why we will not order that elsewhere, only here. My girl loves it a lot!

  5. would you believe these would be the exact dishes I used to have with my parents in Penang.. when I was younger. but it’ll be sweet and sour pork instead of fish fillet.

    In my younger days, when eating at restaurants (and that was so very rare – only when someone in the family got married…or died), my favourite was sweet and sour pork and fish was whole fish – we never had fish fillet then. Gotta order their pork the next time we drop by.

  6. looking at the crisply attractive lemon chicken, i can certainly believe it’s the best in town! lemon chicken does bring back fond memories as a favourite order at restaurants in the late ’80s and early ’90s 🙂

    I wonder when it first made its appearance, probably the 80’s or 90’s would be right. We never had that in my childhood years – my favourite would be sweet and sour pork and sweet and sour fish would be ikan bawal hitam/black pomfret – we never had fish fillet either, least of all, dory.

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