Don’t let me be the last to know…

Well, I most probably am – the last to know. People have been telling me that the kueh chap

Victorious Cafe kueh chap special 1

here is very good and will be sold out by 11.00 a.m.

I even told my West Malaysian friends from KL that day about it and they went to try, way ahead of me! I think there were mixed reactions – some liked it, one said it was way too strong on the star anise and I would agree with her on this. When I walked up to the stall…

Victorious Cafe kueh chap stall

…to place my order, I could detect the strong smell but I asked for the special, anyway.

Yes, they have the standard chili dip…

Victorious Cafe kueh chap chili dip

…here, the own-made chili sauce with a hint of belacan (dried prawn paste), not too strong – just right, plus it was spicy enough too. I did not get something like that when I had the kueh chap in Kuching so of course, that took away some of the enjoyment. I asked the boy for more and he came back with one more, filled to the brim. So generous!

Unlike most elsewhere where the broth tastes of black soy sauce and garlic soup, more or less, the one here (RM8.00)…

Victorious Cafe kueh chap special 2

…has that exotic fragrance of the spices that go into the cooking and  I would say that initially, it took a little bit of getting used to. Once I got the hang of it, I started to enjoy it…a lot!

One good thing about this place is that it opens real early, around 6.00 a.m. so it is very convenient for me to stop by after dropping my girl off at her school which is just around the corner. However, be forewarned that even at that ungodly hour, there will be quite a crowd at the shop already (but thankfully, parking is a breeze unlike at other times of the day) and one may have to wait a bit to be served, like me that morning.

VICTORIOUS CAFE (2.283657, 111.832501) is the corner coffee shop on the left at the end of Lorong Lanang 4, opposite the Li Hua Hotel, town centre and the Kingwood Hotel is right behind it.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Don’t let me be the last to know…”

  1. The day i text you regarding where to get a good kueh chap.

    …and you told me you went to Yummy Kafe then.
    The one there:
    is more or less the same as Teo’s – the kueh chap at Chopsticks:
    I quite like the one at Kopitiam Fantasy too, a little different but not bad:

    Did you try this one at Victorious? I liked the one at Noodle House as well
    but the last time I had it, they used kway teow, not those kueh chap pieces – I never had that again.

    1. I just tried Yummy Kafe’s. No time for me to try this one as i left Sibu in that evening.

      Yummy’s all right, as nice as the one at Chopsticks’, both very popular. You can try this one when you come back next year, quite different, I would say with the strong star anise fragrance.

  2. No, thanks to those kueh chap with soy sauce and garlic taste soup. I am very sure I will like this one with strong herbal taste. Same goes to BKT. Your bowl of kueh chap looks extremely nice.

    I’m ok with those if the chili/belacan dip is very nice and if they are very generous with the meat and the innards…as long as there is no horrible smell. Had the displeasure of eating those in Kuching!

  3. I think I will be OK with the strong herbal taste. It looks delicious this kueh chap. If I see it over here, I will give it a try.

    Yes, I did think it looked really great too, tasted great as well as long as one doesn’t mind the strong taste of the spice. Once I got used to it, I loved it!

  4. I was just thinking of having kway chap just now.

    Did you? I did not see any when I was in Singapore, 1973 and none in the peninsula either. Very popular in Kuching since time immemorial. Probably a Hakka specialty.

  5. was looking at the signboard menu of this stall … i didn’t realise that telur padi means century eggs! 🙂

    Ahhhh!!! You learn new things everyday! They are coated with whatever and padi on the outside, hence the name.

  6. Here is RM8 as well. With or without kueh in most place.

    No kueh? Then it is only chap, not kueh chap. The special I had at lao ya keng was RM9.00, one ringgit more.

  7. There’s this kuih chap at Ara Damansara by an aunty from Sarawak, I need to go back there soon! Thanks for reminding.

    Oh? probably from Kuching. Kueh chap is just starting to be more popular here, didn’t have it in my growing up years. Lots in Kuching…from way back when but like everything else, there are good ones and others that are not so good. I can’t stand those with a smell, the innards not cleaned well, they say.

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