Move it…

The food court here has called it a day and some new people have moved in and taken over and they have renamed it thus…

23 Food Court

I don’t know why 23 – I am very sure that is not the number of the shoplot.

I thought the lady at the kampua mee stall…

23 Food Court kampua mee stall

…looked familiar but the waitress serving the drinks said they are all new except for the laksa stall. However, when I walked around, there was a stall selling those mantao stuffed with stewed pork that I do love a lot. I had it here before but the stall was closed so I am not sure if it is the same person or somebody else.

I dropped by at around 3 in the afternoon and all the stalls were closed except the aforementioned kampua mee stall (which also started cleaning up and calling it a day while I was there) and the chu-char (cook & fry) place at the back. This looks like the crispy noodles in Kuching…

23 Food Court mee dawai

…the one served with tomato gravy and I would have loved to give it a try if that stall had been open. I guess I will just have to go back another day.

In the end, I ordered the char kway teow (RM4.00)…

23 Food Court char kway teow

…from the nice young boy there and yes, it was very nice even though it did not have a lot of ingredients in it and it had that lovely wok hei fragrance.

Incidentally, if anyone is interested, followers of the very popular fat guy especially, he is no longer there and has moved to the coffee shop right next to this food court (formerly Kampung Grandma), at the moment still unnamed. According to the people at the shop, he opens from  7.30 a.m. till 1.30 p.m.

Well, one thing’s for sure, I shall be back around these parts to check out the stuff available and see what is good. The people here are very nice and friendly and as a matter of fact, I forgot my umbrella and the guy from the kampua mee stall (probably the lady’s husband) came running after me shouting, “Towkay! Towkay!” to return it to me.

23 FOOD COURT (2.297349, 111.824644) is located among the shops opposite Kin Orient Plaza (where the “old’ Sing Kwong Supermarket is) along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, in the vicinity of Gabriel’s Recipe – both The Coffee Code and Kampung Grandma there have closed down.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Move it…”

  1. As long as the char kway teow has the wok hei fragrance I would love it. Having say that, I hope they will add more greens or taugeh which I like it in my char kway teow. Rm4 with bits and pieces of meat is quite a good deal. Over here without meat cost Rm4.50-5 depending at the different places.

    Wowwww!!! I like taugeh added at the last minute, still nice and crunchy. I do not like overcooked taugeh especially if tapao home and reheated, all shrivelled and shrunk, not nice. I like greens with mee…but not so much with kway teow like they are not the correct match.

  2. i guess for RM4, that char koay teow is still pretty reasonably priced. though it’d be nice to be able to add RM2 for some cockles 🙂

    I paid RM7.50 at another place for ckt with prawns and cockles – nice but I would not say it was nicer. Blogpost on that coming up real soon.

  3. The CKT looks delicious! 23 i think it means easy to go up or easy living in cantonese… kinda auspicious, like 88 and 128.

    Oh? That’s a pretty logical explanation…except that there are very Cantonese here, mostly Foochows.

  4. I like the look of the mee Dawai, it looks yummy to me…. The price RM4 for a plate of koay teow with meat is pretty reasonable enough… over here in Ipoh, can hardly get this price now..

    So expensive there now? City mah? Rental, wages, overheads…all more expensive. Soon will be like overseas, cheaper to just eat at home.

  5. What a name. Mee Dawai? Would love to give it a try. Our char kueh teow is around RM5 now. So yours for RM4 is considered good.

    I guess you have a lot of ingredients in yours, big prawns and what not. This one did not have much.

  6. Ckt with meat served is something new to me, usually in sg they serve ckt with prawns, cockles and fish cakes plus some bean sprouts and vegetables.

    Here, usually it is just egg and bean sprouts, nothing much else. Be thankful there was meat. With prawns and everything else, don’t dream you can get it for RM4.00. That will be the day!

  7. No one believes me back home when I tell them you can get a complete meal such as char kway teow for just over $1 Aussie dollar!

    That’s what everybody says. Can’t even get a bun to eat! LOL!!! I remember 1994 in London, I could not afford anything decent for lunch except a muffin and that was £2, so sad and then I stumbled upon an eat-all-you-can lunch at a Chinese Restaurant in Soho for £2 – fried rice, fried noodles, so many kinds, fried bihun, all MSG free, quite bland…and fried chicken wings. Thank God for that last one – I feasted on those!.

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