Day off…

A friend of mine told me once that she bought her favourite tee peang, our Sibu Foochow version of the oyster cake, from this coffee shop here

…but all this while, I did not bother to go and check it out.

Finally, at long last, one fine Saturday morning, I decided to stop by. It was only around 9 something in the morning but I was told that they were all sold out. That was the morning when I went to this stall at another coffee shop to the left a stone’s throw away. They told me to come back on Monday and advised me to go a bit early, around 7 or 8 as they would be sold out quickly.

I did not go back on Monday but on Tuesday morning, at around 8, I went to check it out. Unfortunately, I was told that the one making was taking the day off and they asked me why I did not show up the day before. Gee! They remembered!

In the end, I decided to buy their popiah (RM1.20 each)…

…for breakfast since I was already there. I can vaguely recall buying it before to try and though it was all right, it just wasn’t anything to shout about, nowhere near the ones we make ourselves. Probably that was why I never went back for more.

True enough, it was all right…

…much nicer with my missus’ own blended chili.

There were only two steamed paos left; according to the guy, they were made by the same people making the popiah but I did not take a photograph of those before putting them away in the fridge. I’ll blog about them if they are any good, otherwise they will join the ranks of the rest of the forgettables I’ve had the displeasure of sampling before.

I also bought these huat koi/发糕 (RM1.20 each)…

…and while the texture was nicely done, I would agree with my girl that it was a bit too strong on the fermentation smell and taste. I’ve had nicer ones elsewhere.

I guess the tee peang will just to wait till another day. If anybody is heading this way soon, park your car in the parking area at the back of the shop where the “stall” is – that way, it will be much easier to go and buy without any close encounters with the customers dining in at the coffee shop. #staysafe #staywell

ZHEN SAN MEI CAFE (2.312704, 111.847134) is located in the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall along Jalan Pedada, now Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, beside Dynapower, the shop selling all the electrical appliances and what not.