Big…

There was an old lady here once and her char kway teow (fried flat rice noodles) was quite good and I did drop by for it a few times. However, I did not see her the last few times I was in the vicinity so my guess was she had called it a day and the other day, I heard there is a big-size lady there now and word has it that her char kway teow is good too. That was why I dropped by that morning to check it out.

True enough, there she was…

Happy Hours fat lady's stall

…but she was not occupying the stall where the old lady used to be – it is now a Sarawak laksa/nasi lemak stall. Instead, she is at that stall on the right while the kampua mee stall is to the left, the front part of the coffee shop.

I ordered the char kway teow (RM5.00)…

Happy Hours char kway teow 1

…and she asked me whether I wanted lap cheong (Chinese sausage) or prawns and of course I chose the latter – one can’t go wrong with those.

I must say that it was good…

Happy Hours char kway teow 2

…and would be something worth dropping by for. I had a chat with the lady and she told me she was here before but she was not selling kway teow there. Instead, she was running the stall selling mee sua which I did go and eat once or twice and I did think it was very good.

She was telling me how she will not order a lot of the ingredients as business these days is not so good and she does not want to buy a whole lot and use the less-than-fresh ingredients in the days that follow. Instead, she will just buy enough and once finished, she will close her stall for the day.

While we were talking, the whiff of the fragrance from the traditional Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup that she was simmering came drifting to my nose and it did smell really good. I think I shall drop by there one of these days for that!

HAPPY HOURS CAFE (2.307165, 111.837312) is located at one corner of the Rejang Park shops/commercial centre in that residential area, beside the volleyball stadium and the surau, facing the vast parking area there.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Big…”

  1. Yeah it can be quite unpredictable right? So better be safe than sorry.

    She did the right thing. Done selling everything-balik. 🙂

    Must be thankful for whatever little one can make at a time like this.

  2. Rm5 only for Char kway teow with prawn or lap cheong, that is a good deal.. Here with egg and taugeh only already cost RM5. I guess pretty soon you will drop by to try her mee sua. Nice plate and I have a few at home too.

    Yes, a few places using those old school plates. I wonder where they buy them. I would love to buy a set for use when we have dinners at home, nyonya menu.

  3. Wow! It must be really good that you say it is worth going there just to eat this char kway teow. Must be full of wok hei. Can you say you want both prawns and lap cheong?

    I guess one can ask for both, will probably have to pay a bit more…or get less of each. Yes, it’s good but I would not say it is the best in town – one coming up soon, that one’s my favourite.

  4. The char koay teow looks good, I can see some brown char marks on the koay teow. I like that it was served on those old school plates.

    Somehow the nice plates give a good impression, not like those cheap plastic ones.

  5. I would go for prawns too, not so fancy about lap cheong.

    I don’t remember having her char kway teow or seeing her at all. Haha.

    New one. There was an old lady before in the middle stall…and the one at the corner, still there, same block as your SIL’s shop, the one selling tee peang – I’m not a fan of that one, so so only.

  6. Lookin forward to your post on the foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup. Yums! No prawns or lap cheong in my ckt, i would be very happy with just cockles lol. Now you make me hv craving for ckt.

    Yet to go back there to try. Maybe will go this week.

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