Like that…

I saw the photo of the lor mee that my friend had on Facebook…

Joshua's lor mee

…and it got me wanting something like that too. Don’t you think that looked really good?

I quickly asked him where he had that and he told me, he had it here. That’s pretty near my house – I can go by the back route via Lorong Taman Seduan 8 and would not need to go out onto the main roads at all even. Other than that, the other plus points about this place are there are ample parking spaces and it is free and it is not that crowded – not when I went that day, that is.

I managed to locate the stall selling the lor mee, No. 8…

Grand Wonderful Food Court, Stall No. 8

…and quickly placed my order for it. It was manned by a lady, not very young and a young girl plus two more, a boy and a girl in school uniform – they are probably in the afternoon session and were there to lend the mum a hand until it was time to go to school.

I saw a lot of those blue and white bowls, maybe 20 or more, all licked clean, at the next table. It sure looked like they had a lot of customers earlier and did not have time to wash up yet. Well, they did get down to it eventually while I was there and cleared away and washed everything in no time at all.

My order came soon enough (RM4.00)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court, Stall No. 8 lor mee 1

…but I thought it did not look as impressive as what my friend had. On the whole, I thought it tasted all right – not quite like the lor mee that I used to enjoy a long long time ago but it was good.

I went online on my antique 3310 handphone and checked my friend’s photograph. Only then did I realise why I thought his looked much nicer – he asked for another egg so he had three halves while I only had one…

Grand Wonderful Food Courst Stall No. 8 lor mee 2

No, I was fine with half an egg but I thought the gravy could have been a little bit thicker and a little stronger on the five-spice fragrance and the fermented beans but of course, there are people who are not into those. However, if ever I should go back there for this again, one thing that I would definitely ask the lady to leave out would be the fried shallots – if I am not wrong, she used those factory produced ones sold in huge packs at the supermarkets. A lot of the Malay shops and stalls use those and no, I am not fond of the taste and the smell.

GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) is located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Like that…”

  1. I am the opposite of you. I don’t like my lor mee gravy to be too thick and too watery. I think it is the 3 halves egg and more fried shallots in your friend’s bowl of lor mee that makes it looks so good.

    I’ve had some factory-produced fried shallots that were all right, some have an unpleasant smell and taste, not all but I dunno which brand that would be. Nothing beats one’s own fried shallots but they are so so so expensive these days, cannot be so generous with them.

  2. All it takes is a bit of better lighting and maybe better camera, yours look pretty decent too for sure!

    I couldn’t agree more. Due to SOP and social distancing, I sat near the stall, further inside the food court, not so bright there…and yes, I do need a better not-so-cheap camera.

  3. So…the extra eggs made the difference in the visual pleasure. Ha 😀

    They sure do…and the enjoyment in eating it too as well, I’m sure.

  4. I like my lor mee gravy and broth slightly thicker, not too watery. What other ingredients are in your lor mee?

    Yes, me too. This was a bit too watery, I thought. I can’t really remember – other than the egg and the slices of meat. There should be kangkong as well, some would have bean sprouts too.

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at sibutuapui@yahoo.com

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