Not forgotten…

I dropped by here

Zhen San Mei Cafe

…one morning sometime ago but I was way too early – it was still dark at the time and they were not ready to start their business for the day. Somebody said that they had not even delivered the supplies yet even so I left and went some place else.

I did mention in that post that we had home catering way back then – the guy here was one of those we had had over the years. Of course he did not have a shop yet at the time but later, he opened this place and we did drop by to eat once or twice but for no particular reason, we had not gone back for a long long time.

Well, I went back there again the other morning and I chanced upon the previous owner of this chicken rice place and he told me the coffee was good and the food as well. The aforementioned caterer did come out of the kitchen to serve the orders and he acknowledged me with a nod when he saw me – obviously he had not forgotten me. He’s older now, still looking very good and I think it was his son – there was no mistaking the stark resemblance – who was helping him with the drinks and the serving and all. One look at that young man’s physique would tell you that he must have spent hours at the gym.

I asked for the moon version of the Foochow fried noodles, wet (RM4.00)…

Zhen San Mei Cafe moon mien

…and yes, it was very good just that it could do with a bit more added ingredients, the green vegetables, at least – I am sure an extra leaf or two would not be all that expensive. The next time around, I will ask if they have the special. I don’t mind paying more even if it is just a few slices of liver and a little bit more meat.

The coffee was all right, not the best in town and not the worst either.

ZHEN SAN MEI CAFE (2.312704, 111.847134) is located in the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall along Jalan Pedada, now Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, beside Dynapower, the shop selling all the electrical appliances and what not.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Not forgotten…”

  1. At first glance, the Foochow fried noodles doesn’t look appetising but then the taste is still in the mouth. I have this FOochow fried noodles at one of the kopitiam at 7th Mile also without much ingredients and it cost RM5.50. Tastewise so so only.

    I have not heard of any nice Foochow fried mee or for that matter, Foochow anything, at 7th Mile. My cousins used to love Me Kong but since they moved opposite, next to Heritage, they said the quality has dropped. You can try my ex-Kanowit student’s wife’s stall at Petanak. They went to try and gave their double thumbs up!

  2. I too wish that noodles would be served with more greens!

    I’m sure another leaf or two may not affect the overall taste, not that we are asking them to add a lot.

  3. Wah wah wah… you have good eyes to notice the buffed young man. Maybe he gained his muscles making coffee all day 😛

    Wahhh!!! Like that, I’d better apply for a job at a coffee shop, see if I will end up looking like him or not. LOL!!!

  4. Moon version means with egg?

    Moon mian meaning braised noodles…but yes, there is the fried kway teow that they call moon (river) where they put a raw egg on top.

  5. haha. the young man’s physique is genetics. Whole family has big built. They are famous for their porridge paired with dishes you can choose from the display. I go there often as the kitchen is hygienic.

    Yes, father and son look quite identical. Oh? They have porridge that way. Gotta drop by and try one of these days. I love that!

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