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I was out very early that morning and I decided I would go and buy something for the ladies in the house for breakfast.

Of course, the most convenient place for me to do that would be here since I stay so very near this coffee shop, right round the corner from my house in the next lane. I took the tiffin carrier from the boot of my car and placed my orders at the chu char (cook & fry) place at the back and sat down to enjoy what I had ordered for myself. Yes, these days, I bring my tiffin carrier to do my bit for our environment – they will not need to use any of those plastic or cardboard boxes, never mind whether they are biodegradable or made from recycled material or otherwise.

I ordered the tomato kway teow special that I had before not too long ago, the regular not the special and it was really good. The kway teow was so very well-fried…

Ah Kau Cafe tomato kway teow special 1

…I could detect the wok hei fragrance as I loosened the strands of the noodles.

You can see quite obviously that they were so very generous with the added ingredients…

Ak Kau Cafe tomoato kway teow special 2

…and the best part was it was only RM6.00 a plate unlike the somewhat disappointing so-called special that I had here and had to fork out RM10.00 for it or the RM8.00 ones elsewhere! I also liked how they did dilute the tomato sauce for the gravy – at some places here, the gravy was so thick that it was like tomato ketchup straight from the bottle. That, of course, was not to my liking, not something I would go back for ever again.

My girl loves the fried pek koi (RM4.00) here and I asked for the moon mien (braised Foochow fried noodles) for the mum and yes, both of them loved what I had picked for them. Rest assured I certainly would be going back here again…and again…and again.

AH KAU CAFE (2.316346, 111.839861) is located along Jalan Ruby, off Jalan Lim Han Swee, in the same block as Kim Tak Mini Supermarket, to the extreme left.