I was in the vicinity the other day and I felt like having their curry puffs…
…chicken curry filling with egg…
…selling at RM2.00 each but if you buy 5, you will get one free and that was what I did! Unfortunately, there were only 4 left in the warmer cabinet but the girl said that the fresh ones would be out in around 10 minutes. That was fine by me so I told her I would wait.
We have had their curry puffs a couple of times before and yes, we rather enjoyed them. They are deep-fried though – thankfully, they are not oily – and personally, I do prefer the oven-baked ones.
In the meantime, I wandered around the area and went to the coffee shop a stone’s throw away. While I was there, this photo display…
…caught my attention – now that’s the Kuching version of the or chian or oyster omelette that some call the Kuching pizza…
The omelette part is thin and crispy – the texture is something like that of the rempeyek and the oysters are all in the middle. I do enjoy that but I did not want to buy that to bring home to eat. I am sure it will not be crispy anymore and will not be as nice.
In the end, I asked the lady for the or chian that everyone in the peninsula would be more familiar with and she started working on it right away. First, she started frying the egg, beaten and with a whole lot of chopped spring onion added…
After the egg had cooked, she started breaking it up into smaller bits and pieces and I was wondering why she did not scramble the egg earlier – it certainly would be a lot easier to get it the way she wanted it.
After that, she added the oysters…
…and after cooking everything together for a bit, it was done!
Wait a minute! Where was the cornstarch or whatever solution? That would give that gluey bit to the or chian. Obviously, she was doing it all wrong. It was just a regular omelette with oysters added (RM15.00)…
and even though I would say it was nice – well, I do enjoy omelettes, any which way they cook it – for or chian the way everyone knows it, I would go back here instead – they do it the way it should be done, the right way and is a little cheaper and it tasted really good too.
JIALI CAFE (2.292140, 111.841524) is located among the shops behind Medan Mall, Jalan Wong King Huo, a few doors away to the right of JUNCTION CAFE, facing the road leading to the Medan Hotel there.
6 thoughts on “Doing it wrong…”
I like or chien done in both ways, cripsy and gluey woobly type. Though it was done the wrong way it still look good as in omelette with oysters.
It was nice, just that it wasn’t anything like the real thing, one way or another.
Oh my…the Kuching version of the or chian is really, really something that I have never seen before.
But I guess you are right this is not really or chian right? Still…I don’t mind indulging in this. Just look at the size of the oysters. 😀
Yes, only in Kuching…but looks like we can get it here now.
The oysters look fresh, over here in Ipoh, sometimes they are so tiny that they couldn’t be seen at all… different types of cooking over here, in Ipoh, it is something like yours above, in Penang, there is cornstarch… in Sitiawan, the omelette is crispy….
Oh? So she did not do it wrongly then! She was cooking it the way it is done in Ipoh. I am only familiar with how they do it in Penang (and KL) and Kuching. I wonder if the crispy one in Sitiawan is the same as the one in Kucing or not.
I would also prefer oven-baked.
That makes two of us! The IKEA ones…and the ones I tried at Gardens/Mid-Valley are all deep fried.