History repeats itself…

I guess it’s not a good day to go out for lunch, Sunday morning, as it is such a busy day. We stopped by here and saw a couple of vacant tables in the midst of the crowd and decided to try here instead and it was just as bad.

We drove past this place

Bistecca closed down for good

…our favourite Italian restaurant in town and much to our dismay, they had called it quits!

No, we did not intend to go there – we actually had this place here

Claypot King sign

…in mind and even though the sign was still there on the wall, the stall was not open. In fact, it was way too empty and clean like it had been vacated so I had the feeling that it too had closed down. I don’t know if the main outlet/stall on the other side of town is still open or not and I sure would not want to go all the way to find out.

Well, since we were there already and the place was not crowded, we decided we would just have lunch there and be done with it.

My girl had the fried pek koi (white rice cakes) from the chu-char (cook & fry) stall at the back (RM4.00)…

七夜cafe Char pek koi

…and I was so sure she had that the one and only time we were here but she insisted she had not had it before. Well, she liked it and I guess that was all that mattered.

The mum ordered the Foochow fried mee and was served this dry version (RM4.00)…

7七夜cafe Fried mee

…which she said was good and coincidentally, that was what she had that last time we were here too!

Now, talking about history repeating itself, I had the roast duck kampua mee then and somehow or other, I ended up ordering it again (RM7.50)…

7七夜cafe Roast duck kampua mee with siew yoke

With the roast duck alone, it would be RM6.00 but I asked for the siew yoke (roast pork) as well.

Yes, it was very nice and I did enjoy it. I let my girl try the siew yoke and she liked it so much that she insisted on buying some home for dinner. The roast duck was good too…

7七夜cafe Roast duck

…and I also bought some home. However, I told the nice guy not to pour the char siew sauce all over the meat like that and he said he would pack all the sauces separately which he did.

I saw a kueh chap stall and I wanted to give it a try so I ordered the special (RM10.00)…

七夜cafe Kueh chap special

…to share. It had a whole lot of ingredients, right down to the pig’s tail…

Pig's tail

…in it but I did not think it was all that nice. I could not detect the fragrance and taste of any of the spices, so prominent in the very nice kueh chap here. At best I would say it was all right but no, it did not get me all excited. Nonetheless, I would give them my double thumbs up for using those stainless steel bowl unlike all the other places where they are still using those gaudily-coloured plastic ones.

After having enjoyed that decently nice lunch, we headed on home – all those places that we wanted to go to initially would have to wait till another day.

7七夜cafe (2.307862, 111.848497) is located off Jalan Sena in the blocks of shops opposite SMK Deshon, the same side as Wikitea and the since-closed Italian restaurant, Bistecca & Bistro.