Not much…

My girl has gone back to school for a couple of weeks now. Even before the pupils had to go back, she was already back in school to make all the necessary preparations. She did not have to go too early though – there  by 7.30 a.m. by which time, most of the coffee shops would be in full swing and I could go anywhere I chose for breakfast.

However, that did not last too long as by the time the senior pupils came back, she had to be there every morning at around 6.00 a.m. to make sure they observed social distancing while queuing up, take their temperature, get them to wash and sanitise their hands and all those things…and the rest of the classes will be coming back this week, a lot more to deal with.

Well, 6.00 a.m. is not a good time for me as except for a sprinkling here and there, nothing much other than kampua mee, the rest of the shops will still be closed so I will just have to come straight home and eat whatever I can find. I am getting quite tired of steamed paos and bak changs, cookies/biscuits and bread and I think I’ve had quite enough of instant noodles too.

On one of the mornings, I did drop by my regular Malay kueh stall at Bandong here to see what they had that might tickle my fancy. It sure looked like everybody was back in action and they were getting most, if not all, of the usual supplies for sale. I did buy their bingka labu, putu mayam, pulut panggang to keep in the fridge for breakfast or tea as and when I feel like it.

I didn’t want their nasi lemak again as I just had that not too long ago so I bought two packs of their mee jawa (RM3.00)…

Kopi Kopi mee jawa, takeaway

I had it there sometime ago

Kopi Kopi mee jawa

…and yes, it was very nice and so is the one from the nasi lemak stall…

Nasi Lemak Bandong Walk mee jawa

…along Bandong Walk a stone’s throw away but that one does not open till at least 7.30 a.m.

Going back to the takeaway mee jawa that I bought that morning, my missus did not want it – she has this aversion to mee jawa as she had it ONCE at the hospital canteen and she did not like it at all, so very sweet, she said and she never had it again after that even though like everything else, there are the good ones and there are others that are not so good. In the end, we heated it up for my girl for lunch and yes, she enjoyed it. I quite liked it too.

KOPI KOPI Café & Kitchen is located next to Penyet Bandong at the back of the blocks of shops facing Bandong Walk (2.313869, 111.825808) and my regular kueh stall is right beside it.

Author: suituapui

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7 thoughts on “Not much…”

  1. That early at 6:00a.m.? Gosh…Glad I didn’t have to be so early.

    Mee jawa looks good to me. 🙂 Spicy and soupy.

    Lucky you! You do not have to get up early, prepare breakfast, get the kids ready and send them to school. Your missus does that while you go one sleeping? So nice.

  2. Yes, I like mee jawa too. Used to have a very nice and cheap one at a stall at 7th Mile, opposite the tamu market. Only RM5 per plate and it comes with 3 sticks of satay but only if you are lucky enough, then you will get to eat her mee jawa. She is like Chipsmore. Now you see me now you don’t. Guess you know what I mean.

    Some of them here are like that too. Makes me wonder how they can do business like that, open for one day…disappear for a week…sometimes, even a month…and they complain that some people are so rich! Tsk! Tsk!

  3. I haven’t had mee jawa in the longest time. I used to eat it regularly during my student days. There is one uncle selling this at a coffee shop near my office. If his stall is open, I’d like to eat mee jawa again.

    Shouldn’t be a problem now that the partial lockdown has been relaxed…if he is still there, of course!

  4. It has been a long time since I had mee jawa. The best one is in the old part of Kuching. Those opposite Electra House or in Satok area.

    I have never been to any of the shops opposite Electra, other than Open Air, of course. I guess those are all the Malay shops. Don’t think I’ve ever had mee jawa anywhere in Kuching.

  5. 6am is a tad too early, i do agree on that. Go home, then come out again at 7.30am? :D..

    What time do you get up to prepare breakfast, get the boys ready and send them to school…or do you leave all that to your poor wife? Once home, I will start with my gardening until it gets too hot – no intention of going out again.

  6. Is mee jawa made with egg noodles?

    It’s yellow noodles but of course, there’s egg, hence the yellow colour. Our yellow noodles here, none of the alkaline that people add to keep them firm so none of the unpleasant alkaline smell.

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