Bad timing…

That day, I had to buy something at the neighbourhood shop round the corner in the next lane so I left the house a little bit early. Unfortunately, my timing was bad and it did not take very long for me to do that. In the end, I had a lot of time on my hands – it was way too early to go and pick up my girl after school.

These days, with the SOP and everything, teachers have to be on duty to keep an eye on the kids and wait for their parents to pick them up one by one and of course, there are some who will take their sweet time, never mind that the teachers, after a long day, are tired and famished and because of this, it may be quite late before they are able to get away.

In the end, I decided to stop by this coffee shop for a drink and something light – I had no intention of having anything heavy as after I had picked up my girl, we would go straight home and have lunch.

They did prepare the things required for the SOP…


…all placed on one of the tables – DIY (do-it-yourself) and that was what I did. Much to my relief, my temperature was 36.4 °C. At most of the places that I went, it was always 35 something and that got me kind of worried. Am I suffering from mild hypothermia?

I was thinking of having a small bowl of pian sip (meat dumplings) but the kampua mee people were already cleaning up and closing down for the day. They suggested that I ordered from the chu char (cook & fry) people at the back which I did and I asked for a plate of tomato kway teow (RM4.50)…

Ah Kau Cafe tomato kway teow 1

I had not had this here before and I sure was glad that I asked for it. It was really very nice – I liked how the tomato sauce was diluted somewhat so the gravy did not taste so concentrated like tomato sauce straight from the bottle and there was a lot of meat, plus some char siew and yes, I was delighted to see so much green vegetables in the dish. Some places can be really stingy with it!

I enjoyed it a lot and would not mind ordering it…

Ah Kau Cafe tomato kway teow 2

…again the next time I drop by here. Of course, I would not say it was “something light” – I was so full after that but I did eat a bit for lunch that day, just in case… Hehehehehe!!!

AH KAU CAFE (2.316346, 111.839861) is located along Jalan Ruby, off Jalan Lim Han Swee, in the same block as Kim Tak Mini Supermarket, to the extreme left.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Bad timing…”

  1. Yes…now teachers are tasked to monitor students…all the time… Then again this is the SOP. Gotta make sure that we do our part.

    So far so good here, Kuching side in the red. Kinda worrying.

  2. That is definitely a full and satisfied meal. Plus point for the generous greens added. Kuching people take thing lightly, bo liang no juak. Beh kia si. I once have my temperature taken at 35.4, that is the lowest ever, usually is 36.5 Sometimes I wonder if the thermometer used is working properly or not.

    Yes, I get that feeling too. These electronic things, if the battery is low, will go haywire!

  3. Looked good and yummy. My childhood favourite and still is. Kway teow, mee hoon and the crispy noodle, go so well with the tomato. But I mostly order the crispy noodle, otherwise kway teow. Rarely mee hoon as not all places have this.

    I never had bihun done this way. In Kuching, I’d go for the crispy noodles, don’t think they have that here.

  4. Yes, there are so many new SOPs for schools to follow. Wishing teachers the best with all the additional work they have to take on. It’s certainly no easy task keeping children at a social distance.

    So far so good. Additional work and responsibility, no doubt but somebody has to do it!

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