I do remember…

It was way over a year ago in August last year when we dropped by here

…but I do remember very clearly that we liked the siew yoke (roast pork) that we had there so much that we even tapao-ed some home for our dinner. Well, I needed to buy some of that the other day (I shall blog about this another day) so I made my way back there again.

I was delighted to see that there were not many people, especially to the left hand side of the big place where this stall…

…is located. I spoke to the lady and after confirming that her beef noodles would not be the type with the dark broth/soup (the Taiwanese style), I told her I would like a bowl to try. They did not seem local so I asked the lady and she said she’s a Malay and they came from Miri.

It came soon enough (RM8.00)…

…and I must say that I was not all that impressed by the look of it with all that Chinese cabbage, the daikon and the taugeh (bean sprouts). However, I was quite relieved to find a whole lot of ingredients underneath…

I tried the soup and yes, I thought it was nice enough, that typical Chinese beef noodles soup, definitely not the Malay sup tulang kind of taste, but it was a bit mild, unfortunately. It would have to be a little thicker/richer to sweep me off my feet but having said that, I cannot deny that I enjoyed eating everything in the bowl, dipped in the most delightful, very spicy chili ginger dip…

I was quite sure they had cili padi in it.

There were no noodles in the soup though which I thought was a blessing in disguise as I did have my breakfast at home earlier so I was feeling a little full at the time. I am quite sure that if there had been noodles in the bowl, I would leave most of it behind like what happened the other day.

Actually, there is a menu on the wall with all kinds of combinations – I did not notice it earlier. One can refer to it and order accordingly and incidentally, while I was sitting there, waiting to be served, I noticed this very familiar photograph

…on the wall at the stall right beside this one.

The Seremban guy has moved here!!! I did stroll over to the food court where he used to be not too long ago and much to my dismay, ALL the stalls, except the kampua mee stall, had closed down or moved elsewhere. I did enjoy most, if not all, of what he used to dish out at the old place so I definitely would want to go and check him out at his present location. The bad news is he now has a completely different menu – he said that there are others there cooking what he used to cook so he had to come out with something completely different. I guess I shall just have to try what he has to offer now – who knows there may be some surprises up his sleeves!

7七夜cafe (2.307862, 111.848497) is located off Jalan Sena in the blocks of shops opposite Jalan Deshon on the right, the same side as Wikitea and the since-closed Italian restaurant, Bistecca & Bistro.