Can’t do it…

There used to be a lady at this stall…

…here. We enjoyed her noodles very much so we would go back there again and again for what she dished out even though she was a little bit slow and at times, we had to wait quite a bit.

Well, she’s still there but she has gone into frying stuff – I saw somebody sharing a photograph of her fried bihun with canned clams in soy sauce and cangkok manis and it sure looked pretty good. In the meantime, they have set up a stall to the left where two young boys are selling kampua and kolo mee and so on, those noodle dishes that the lady used to cook herself.

It so happened that we dropped by for lunch the other day and I asked for their kolo mee

It was RM6.00 now, compared to only RM4.00…

…in 2017.

The boy asked me if I liked things sour and I told him that I did not mind. It turned out that he added the pickled red and green chili that we get to see sometimes in kolo mee in Kuching or at other times, they will give you that as a dip.

My missus asked for their own-made noodles, kolo mee-style…

…RM6.00 a bowl now, also RM4.00 in 2017…

She commented that it did not used to be so big before and she did not like how they were using those supermarket factory-made fried spring onions. Not only are they not fragrant – at times, they have an unpleasant smell. Frankly, in the food business, you can’t do it like that. There are no shortcuts – you will just have to work hard and do everything properly to ensure top quality in what you are selling.

I shared the photograph of my kolo mee on Facebook and an ex-student/friend could name the place right away. He also said that he liked the noodles better when the lady was doing it all by herself.

I also asked for a bowl of pain sip (RM4.00)…

…but I felt it was quite forgettable, not anything I would want to order again should I happen to drop by here another time.

Incidentally, should anyone happen to think about dropping by, the lady takes a day off every Wednesday while the young boys close their stall once a fortnight, on Wednesday which means that they would not be open next week since they were open that day.

A One Cafe (2.297428, 111.824346) is located along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg opposite the Kin Orient Plaza (aka old Sing Kwong) in the second block of shops.