Who’s in charge…

The ladies were here a long long time ago and they told me they were in the town centre before that, the coffee shop beside the Cathay Cinema/Star Cineplex and then, they moved to a coffee shop among the shops across the road from the school where I was teaching before I retired. After that, they moved here and the last time I saw the ladies, they were here. They did tell me at that point in time, that they were still running the stall at their previous location…

Bateras Food Court food stall

…but they had left the men in charge there. I happened to stop by there the other day and true enough, the father and the son were there, holding the fort.

I asked for a bowl of Sarawak laksa with an egg added (RM6.00)…

Bateras Food Court Sarawak laksa with egg

…RM5.00 for the regular, RM1.00 for the extra egg. I said that I did not want any meat and the guy told me that there would not be any in their laksa, no shredded chicken – just the few tiny prawns, the thinly sliced omelette and the taugeh (bean sprouts).

If you ask for the special, you will get a lot of those prawns…

Bateras Food Court Sarawak laksa

…probably bigger ones, with their shell intact but I am not all that fond of those crustaceans, the cheaper ones with the hard shell, not the pek hay and no, don’t ever dream that you will get any tiger prawns!

I remember I did enjoy it somewhat the last time I had it a long long time ago and yes, I thought it was o.k. too this time around, not the best in town and definitely not the worst and no, I wouldn’t say that I would go out of my way to come all the way here for this.

BATERAS FOOD COURT (2.297349, 111.824644) is located among the shops opposite Kin Orient Plaza (where the “old’ Sing Kwong Supermarket is) along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, right after Coffee Code, Gabriel’s Recipe and a shophouse lot hotel, immediately before Kampung Grandma.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “Who’s in charge…”

  1. A bit oily from the look of it. I have not taste laksa for a while. Maybe the last time was before CNY. Couldnt remember when. I am particular about my Sarawak laksa. Must be good. Haha. Not good, I rather dont want to take.

    It wasn’t oily and wasn’t as lemak as it looked but it had a slight sourish taste, something like tom yum. Was o.k. but if I go there again, I’d go for something else. That was a Friday, my no meat day so that was why I chose this…with an egg.

  2. Personally to me, what makes a bowl of nice laksa is all about the broth and not much of the toppings. Even it is laksa kosong with nice broth I am happy to have it. There used to a laksa stall in my area famous for their laksa but recently on FB people are complaining about their laksa broth which is mixed with lots of curry powder. I have yet to go and try out myself.

    Curry powder? That would be something like curry mee then. This one tasted slightly sourish like tom yum, quite fragrant the laksa paste they used but I’ve had a few a lot worse and no, it’s not my favourite in town.

  3. I would want a fried egg too! It’s been some time since I had a Sarawak Laksa.

    Saw somebody sharing a post on all the places selling Sarawak laksa over at your side and asking people to vote for the best. I wouldn’t know, of course, as if I go over there, I would want to eat things we can’t get here…not Sarawak laksa!

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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