More than three…

I went back to that food court where I had the lor mee the other day but I did not feel like having anything from that same stall so I walked around to see what I could have instead.

The people at this stall…

Grand Wonderful Fooc Court Stall No, 5

…seem to imply that they are selling some nyonya stuff but what caught my attention was their char kway teow…with prawns and cockles!

Of course I wanted to try that so I placed my order and took a seat to wait for it to be served (RM7.50)…

Grand Wonderful Food Court char kway teow 1

While I was waiting, my Facebook friend whom I had never made the acquaintance before, happened to walk past, the one who shared the photograph of the much nicer bowl of lor mee that day. I was surprised that he was able to recognise me – I, of course, had no problem telling who he was as he has shared a lot of his photographs online. We chatted a bit but he was busy and had commitments elsewhere and had to go – it sure was nice to bump into him, small world indeed!

Anyway, back to the plate of kway teow, no, there were more than three prawns…

Grand Wonderful Food Court char kway teow 2

There were at least two more hidden under the noodles unlike one place here where you will only get three and only three, no more no less, never mind big or small. It is like some kind of trademark.

I liked how the prawns were very fresh and succulent but unfortunately, though there were quite  a lot of cockles hidden in the kway teow, they were so tiny, barely visible to the naked eye. However, despite that and the fact that I could not detect any wok hei fragrance, I thought the kway teow tasted great – you really can’t go wrong with prawns (and cockles).

Of course, I would be back again – I might try something else from this stall or the previous one and I spotted another stall that might be of interest to me – the photographs look interesting but everything is in Mandarin so I would have to go and ask to see if there is anything I fancy the next time I am here.

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.

11 thoughts on “More than three…”

  1. The char kway teow looks soggy.

    It may be the lighting inside that place – the photo of the lor mee I had the other day did not look too good either – a blogger friend commented that I should get a better camera. Next time, I’ll take a seat outside.

    It was all right, not soggy…but when you cook something on a regular gas cooker, the ones people use at home, you cannot expect any wok hei – you don’t have that kind of fire for that. That was what was lacking.

  2. We have thick kway teow like the one above but I prefer the thinner, smooth and translucent type, be it fried or in soup. Yes, wok hei fragrance is the most important in fried kway teow without which it won’t be that nice.

    Yes, in fried anything! Uncle Roger will be the first to tell you that. LOL!!! I love that guy!

  3. Good price indeed for so many prawns. The char kway teow looks good with those thin smooth kway teow. It is those thin smooth kway teow, right? From the photos, it does look to be those thin smooth kway teow. Now you can always eat here when you fancy ckt with prawns and cockles. You and that guy has yuan so you two met each other.

    Jodoh, they call it in Malay. LOL!!!

    Yes, not the thick and chewy type that we get around here and yes, it was good but RM7.50 is not that cheap. I’d settle for RM4.00 for a nice plate of fried kway teow without prawns and cockles.

    1. An extra RM 3.50 for 5 prawns and a few tiny cockles sound reasonable. Without them, the noodles are mainly carb.

      Definitely, RM3.50 for the prawns and cockles (wish they were bigger though) is worth it plus they bring the plate of chart kway teow to a whole new level. I would not mind going without though and paying less sometimes. Usually there would be taugeh and egg and a bit of meat in the RM4 ones, good enough for me.

      1. But if you want to save then without prawns and cockles at RM4 is more than good enough to fill up an empty stomach. 👌😊

        Yes, exactly! Can request for one fried egg too for extra protein – I think it is a ringgit extra at the chu char stalls, maybe RM2 at the Malay ones which I feel is not worth it. They’re only 40 sen each, AA size.

  4. I like enough wok hei in my char kway teow. Of course with fresh prawns and cockles, I couldn’t ask for more!

    That was one nice plate of ckt!!

    Yes, it was nice. Same when I fry at home – very nice with a whole lot of prawns added but no wok hei. Sometimes I purposely burnt it a bit but no, that did not help. I guess you need a BIG fire and know how to toss it.

  5. Small or overcooked cockles are my pet peeves for CKT.

    Oh? I should have saved them all for you!!! Bet you’re like me and everybody else – love them big and succulent and juicy. Slurpssss!!!! LOL!!!

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