On a Friday…

New Year’s Day, the first day of the year, fell on a Friday, usually our no-meat day and we decided we would not make it an exception that day.

That was why, the first thing in the morning, we had the traditional Foochow longevity noodles, the mee sua, with Bovril…

Bovril mee sua

…instead of having it in the usual Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup plus some hard-boiled eggs by the side.

We thought of going here for lunch as they would have more non-meat choices on their menu but for reasons unknown, it was closed so we ended up at my late father’s favourite located right round the corner.

Of course we had their sweet and sour fish fillet…

Sweet & sour fish fillet

Theirs is our favourite in town – so far, we have yet to come across any that comes anywhere near the one here.

Other than that, there wasn’t much else without meat so we went for the vegetables, the fried cangkok manis with egg…

Cangkok manis with egg

…and the kangkong with belacan (dried prawn paste)…

Kangkok belacan

We thought both were really good, very much to our liking.

There was a breakdown in communication, most likely the lady boss made a mistake when jotting down our orders and instead of the Foochow tofu soup with canned oysters minus the bit of minced meat they would usually add, we got this bowl of tofu with salted vegetables…

Tofu salted vegetable soup

…instead. It did not matter much as the soup was great even though no meat was added in the process of cooking that.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’ll give them my double thumbs up for using those ceramic plates and bowls unlike so many places in town that stick recalcitrantly to those horrendously gaudily-coloured PLASTIC crockery, so NCAA (no class at all)!!! They used to use an assortment of sorts here before, ceramic too, not plastic but with all kinds of different designs. I do like the ones they use now a lot more.

The total for the food came up to RM50.00 and as you can see, I forgot to request for smaller servings for two (instead of three) but it did not matter as we did manage to finish everything,

Y2K CAFE (2.294220, 111.825753) is located in the Tunku Osman area, round the corner from that block of shops where the branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located with its back entrance facing the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School.