It was nice…

The other day, after I had bought the fish I wanted at the stall by the wall

…I went into the grocery store right beside it to pick up a few things. I did not intend to buy a lot so I did not grab a basket to use.

While I was queuing up at the cashier’s counter, making sure that I observed the required physical distancing, the young girl in front of me saw my balancing act with the things I had grabbed and she went to the front of the shop to get a basket to pass to me. The old man in front of her bought six cans of what looked like baked beans and he did not have a basket either and she also got one for him. I must say that was very sweet and thoughtful of her – the world would be a much better place to live in if there are more like her.

I spotted this…

…during my brief stop at the shop and I was thinking that perhaps, my girl would like it so of course, without a second thought, I bought it for her to try.

Inside the beautiful paper cup with the lovely sarong/batek design, there were the rice noodles which turned out to be hor fun/kway teow, not bihun

…and there were two sachets, a big one with the sauce/gravy and a small one with the dehydrated spring onions and whatever else.

One is supposed to just pour hot water to cook the noodles and add everything in the sachets but no, the mum would not hear of that! She insisted on cooking the noodles and when she was done…

…only then did my girl sit down to eat.

Yes, it was very nice with a slight sourish taste, not quite like the celebrated Katong nyonya curry laksa which tastes like masak lemak and neither was it like curry mee as we know it nor the curry laksa at that franchise place. Let’s just say it is in a class of its own. My girl loved the taste in general and she particularly loved the hor fun/kway teow. There was quite a lot in that bowl and she did not manage to finish all of it so I did that for her.

I don’t know if there are others available – there were only two at the shop and I also bought the other one…

We’ve yet to try this one so I can’t say much about it at this point in time.

Of course if I were to cook either one for myself to eat, I would add some prawns perhaps and an egg too and some bean sprouts and I would garnish it with some chopped spring onions and/or daun sup (Chinese celery) plus thin strips of fresh chili for the added colours but at the end of the day, even though it was nice, at RM6.50 a bowl, I probably would not be buying this all that often.

CCL FRESH MINI MARKET is at that end of the block to the right of the Grand Wonderful Hotel (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your right if you go in via the junction where San Len Tyres is located, just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall.