I don’t like the look of it…

I quite liked their fried kway teow the other day and as I was leaving, I saw somebody having the char chu mee (炒煮面) with a poached egg in the soup and that looked really good. I made up my mind there and then to go back there one day and give it a try.

As soon as I got there that morning, I walked straight up to the stall and placed my order, no second thoughts whatsoever and soon enough, it arrived (RM5.00)…

I must say that I was very disappointed at the mere sight of it. It did not look anything like what the usual char chu mee should look like.

No, I did not expect anything looking like this…

…not with all those prawns but it should look something like this…

…at least.

No, I was not all that thrilled by all that char siew – usually, there will be just a few miserable bits of meat and if you are lucky, you may get two or three minute shrimps and I do like a bit of green vegetables (sawi) for the taste as well as the colour. Other than that, I was quite put off by all those bubbles in the soup!

However, looks aside, it did not taste too bad, not too strong on the wok hei but it was nice and I liked how there was no msg overload, a predominant feature in many of the noodle dishes around town.

Another point in their favour was how the poached egg was perfectly done…

– the yolk was still runny, exactly the way I’d like it.

I guess I’ll be back here again since it is a convenient place for me to stop by for a bite to eat but I don’t think I’ll be ordering this again. I may try something else on their menu or I’ll have something from the other stall that is there – so far I’ve had their lor mee and their mee sua, and both were pretty o.k.

GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) is located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your right. You can also go in via Jalan Pipit from Jalan Pahlawan – go straight ahead till you get to it on your left.