Moon River…

Last Sunday, we decided to take a break from our stay-at-home routine and go out for lunch.

I saw on Facebook that they had nasi Arab served with mutton curry at one place here so we made our way there. Actually, we had that there before and we had forgotten all about it completely. That shows how forgettable it was and obviously, it was not that great as we never went back for more.

Anyway, when we arrived there that day, I saw that there were so many cars parked outside the shop and I was really pissed off by how there were motorcycles in the few vacant spaces available, one in each parking space. These people are so inconsiderate! We looked into the shop and we saw a whole lot of people – it did not look like there was a table available. No, there was obviously no social/physical distancing and at a quick glance, I did not see anybody wearing a mask either! In the end, we decided to go elsewhere instead.

My girl asked about the wat tan hor that I was telling them about and she wanted to give it a try. That was why we ended up there. Gee!!! I am becoming quite a regular at that place!

I ordered the nyonya egg skin popiah (RM3.00 each)…

玛莉娘惹料理 MARY’S NYONYA CUISINE popiah

…from the so-called nyonya stall.

I wanted the kuih pai tee too but the boy said they were all sold out which I felt was a lame excuse. Some of my friends went there and they were told that same story too. If they were selling so well, they could have made a whole lot of the shells and kept them in an airtight tin for use…anytime! I am quite sure they did not make any at all and was lying through their teeth. Honestly, I am amazed by how these people can run a business like that! To be frank, considering how all their other dishes weren’t that great, they should just forget about them and concentrate on these two.

The ladies just had a slice of the popiah

玛莉娘惹料理 MARY’S NYONYA CUISINE popiah, inside

…and yes, they said it was very nice, much nicer than when I bought it home that day and it had turned all soggy. My girl did not like the raw cucumber inside though and needless to say, she prefers the ones that I make a lot more…anytime!

I went to the Seremban guy’s stall and placed our orders and we all sat at a table outside and waited to be served.

My girl had the Cantonese ying yong (RM5.50)…

Noodle Bar Cantonese ying yong

…and she was visually delighted the instant it came. When she tried it, it swept her off her feet and she declared it to be the best in town!

She said that it reminded her of a place that they call Er Chea, which probably means 2nd Elder Sister, at this lane in Sungai Petani that is lined on both sides with hawker stalls. She and her friends would walk there after the church service on Saturday nights for a very late dinner/supper before going back to their hostel. She said that they had that there at one of the hawker stalls but at times, it was not open so she would have something else instead.

My missus wanted the claypot lau shu fun/老鼠粉 (RM8.00) but got the fried version (RM6.00)…

Noodle Bar fried lau shu fun

…instead. I wanted the boy (probably the son, there to help out on a Sunday) to take it back but my missus said it was all right as it looked really good and she was overwhelmed by the wok hei fragrance the instant it was served. Yes, she was very happy with it and did not mind the mix-up one bit.

Like what I said in my previous post, I would come back  here and try the Moon River (RM5.50)…

Noodle Bar Moon River

…and that was what I did but unfortunately, it was not what I was expecting. I remember that the few that I had had before had char kway teow, dry as the base with the raw egg on top. This one had the kway teow fried KL Hokkien mee-style so even though it was all right, not too bad, in fact, it was not what I was looking forward to so I was rather disappointed. If it had been the guy’s very nice KL Hokkien mee plus the egg, it might have tasted much nicer. I don’t think this is anything I would want to order again.

That lunch was RM23.00 altogether (excluding the drinks), way below SGD/AUD/NZD10.00 for the three of us – it’s so cheap here, isn’t it?

玛莉娘惹料理 MARY’S NYONYA CUISINE and NOODLE BAR are located at the GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) 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.

8 thoughts on “Moon River…”

  1. Wow! Still so many people in the 1st restaurant until no more seats available. Luckily you thought of this place. The egg skin popiah looks so tasty. Good that all of you like your orders except for you because you were expecting something else. Maybe next time you could order the kl hokkien Mee and ask the seller to put an egg into it like the moon version.

    No, I would order fried kway teow dry and add the egg, like the very nice one I had at Dengkil.

    Yes, some coffee shops here are so very crowded, dunno why! Sometimes the food ain’t that great even. Maybe good feng shui! Once I see so many people, I’d go some place else. No second thoughts – it sure is not worth the risk!!! And I can’t understand why so many people do not seem to care at all!

  2. The Cantonese ying yong looks good but your moon river is even more splendid. 🙂

    You like it this way? Not the same as what I had before but it wasn’t too bad, quite nice, in fact!

  3. Ohhh my they look all good, specially that Yin Yong

    Drool! Drool! I am very sure that you find the prices quite unbelievable…even though they may be considered to be a bit higher than usual, by our standard. LOL!!!

  4. All looks so good especially the yin yong. All in such huge portion. Guess there is still a lot in the menu waiting for you to try out.

    Yes, I kept telling the ladies the servings here were small, not much ingredients…but when our orders were served, they were so surprised – huge servings, lots of ingredients. I was rather surprised too. Maybe the guy read my blog and saw me grumbling away. LOL!!!

    There are a few more items on the menu but nothing really exciting, I think. No hurry to go back and try.

  5. Used to eat and enjoy the Cantonese yin yang noodle when I was studying in Nilai. So so good with the wok hei and the gravy over the noodle. Slurp. Now craving for it.

    Haven’t heard of any place in Kuching. Wat tan hor a lot here but ying yong, we have one only that I know, Cantonese guy from KL, big plate…RM12, plate only big but his is very nice too. This one better and more affordable.

  6. I love egg skin popiah! I would order it whenever I see a stall selling it… that moon river looks really good eh!

    You have it in KL? That’s nyonya style, never heard of it nor seen it before. The Moon River was ok, just different from what I was expecting. Different from what I had many years ago in Dengkil.

  7. I am eyeing the egg in the moon river. I have yet to go try KL Hokkien mee.

    Oh? Not easily available here, few and far between and not all are great.

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