This coffee shop…

Bai Wei Xuan Cafe

…is so very close, just two doors away from this very popular one that many will declare without any reservation whatsoever that the kampua mee is the best in town, talk about stiff competition! There were others before them, two, at least – the names were different but obviously, they did not last very long. This one, if I can remember correctly, commenced business not long before COVID-19 struck.

I decided to give it a try the other morning and was greeted by this very friendly and chatty woman. The guy…

Bai Wei Xuan Cafe kampua mee stall

…looked quite familiar and he seemed to recognise me. I asked a few questions and the woman said they were at a coffee shop beside the fire station before even though she did not specify exactly which one.

I ordered the kampua mee (RM3.00)…

Bai Wei Xuan Cafe kampua mee

…but I did not think it was anything spectacular enough to get me to come to this part of the woods where traffic congestion (pre-COVID 19) is the order of the day and parking can be such a pain. Even that celebrated one to the right couldn’t get me to come back for more but yes, I would say it was very good, very original/authentic/old school.

I sure was glad to see that they used stewed pork instead of the usual boiled pork coloured red and kudos to them for not using those horrendously coloured plastic plates and bowls.

I also asked for the liver soup (RM6.00)…

Bai Wei Xuan Cafe liver soup

…and I specifically asked for the vegetables to be left out – I saw that in the photograph in front of the stall. It tasted great – the liver was very fresh and perfectly done so it was not hard but it was completely different from the usual traditional Foochow red wine and ginger liver soup. Maybe it was the quality of the red wine used or perhaps they used some other kind of Chinese cooking wine so it simply was not the same and from my personal point of view, I would prefer it the way it is usually served.

All in all, I would say this is one place worth dropping by for a bite to eat if you happen to be in the vicinity or if you are staying at the hotels around that area.

BAI WEI XUAN CAFE is located to the right of Li Hua Hotel, town branch along Lorong Lanang 2 and Sing Hin Corner 新兴阁 (2.284607, 111.832116) is located two doors down.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “Close…”

  1. The liver soup looks great. Since it is fresh, it will tastes even better right?

    The liver was really good in itself but our typical Foochow soup for liver is nicer than what they had with it there.

  2. The liver soup looks good. I am fine with some greens in the liver soup, usually they use kiew cai. I was told there are 2 types of liver, harder and softer type. Don’t know true or not. The soft type is called “hoon too kua”. You can try to ask the butcher if you happen to buy pork from them.

    I will never buy liver to cook, my girl does not eat plus high uric acid, they say. May eat sometimes outside, take the chance. LOL!!!
    I only know that if you cook too long, it gets harder…but if undercooked, there is all the toxins or whatever. Chicken liver is softer but I do not like so much, prefer beef liver rendang, harder and nicer.

  3. Not that good, eh? That pork liver soup sure looks good with many slices of liver. Yums!

    The kampua mee was good, the soup was good too…very good, in fact – just so very different from the usual and old folks like me like to stick to the familiar roads.

  4. Not easy to find parking at that area!! I seldom went to that part for food.

    Based on your description, my hubby would not enjoy the liver soup. He like the Foochow red wine in it. And murky soup from the just-nice and not overly cooked liver.

    Old habits die hard – I’m like your hubby, love the murky soup with the strong taste of liver plus the ginger and the Foochow red wine. That was why even though this was good, it did not really tickle my fancy.

    Same here – I never bother to go here usually, so congested but these days, after dropping my girl off at her school, I could drop by at the places here, not so jammed and not hard to find a parking space.

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