I know that we have loved before…

After we had our delightful lunch here that day, I suggested going out for something light and simple, things here that we have loved before for dinner so we would not have to do any cooking that day.

My girl did talk about going for the wat tan hor a few times already but we never got round to doing that. I did take a snapshot of what we were served that night (RM12.00) but I accidentally deleted it. For one thing, I must say that it was nothing like this…

…not at all. The serving was huge, meant to be shared by two, in that big plate but there was so very little kway teow (flat rice noodles), none of the miserable three minute shrimps and very little bitter gourd drowning in the egg gravy! It tasted all right though, that much credit I would give to what we had that night but at that price for so little, I sure would think twice about going back there for it again.

I also ordered our favourite honey chicken wings (RM12.00)…

…and yes, we enjoyed those but they did seem to look a whole lot nicer, those days when they were only RM9.80 a plate…

I did not like the beef satay (RM2.50 a stick)…

It seemed that they no longer marinated the meat the same way they used to so it had a somewhat peculiar taste, very strong on the spices so I did not really like it this time around. The chicken tasted o.k., RM2.00 a stick but even though the prices have remained the same, I am pretty sure there was more meat on the sticks before…

We had a waffle with kaya (RM4.50)…

…for dessert and all in all, inclusive of drinks, the total came up to a whooping RM59.00 and to think that I only had to fork out RM60.00 for what we had for our lunch that day, I would say that it was somewhat steep especially considering that it is nothing more than a coffee shop, not some classy and more exclusive restaurant!

COLOURFUL CAFE (2.316673, 111.837539) is located in the Renew4U building at the junction of Brooke Drive and Lorong Kwong Ann 8, across the road from the Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

7 thoughts on “I know that we have loved before…”

  1. Oh, RM59 for this dinner is not quite worth when compared to your fulfilling and delightful lunch of RM60. The chicken wings and satay looks good though and as always I prefer chicken satay to beef.

    Definitely over-priced for a not-so-impressive meal at a coffee shop!!! Don’t think we will bother to go there again especially when what they have to offer there aren’t anything so very special!

  2. Everything is not cheap nowadays since the price hike last year. Sigh. Lol on the wat tan hor. Can hardly see the noodle, so little. All egg gravy.

    If you think this was little, you should see what we got that night – three spoonful, I think, so very little. Really pissed me off!!! I always said – you want to increase the prices, go ahead! Just don’t shortchange us on the quality of the food served.

  3. True. Prices have shot up and nothing is cheap now. At least the quality should remain.

    That was the problem – the quality seemed to have dropped in more ways than one. Will definitely think twice about going there again.

  4. I miss wat tan hor in Malaysia! Here in London, whenever I order this dish, the waiter will surely ask me what type of wat tan hor I want whether seafood, chicken, pork or char siew? Not like in Malaysia, usually it’s “standard”.

    We’re lucky, satay in my little kampung is still 80 sen per stick! But we get less meat than yours, that’s for sure.
    You get what you pay for, right? Timun and bawang are free, ketupat must pay for. Ha!

    1. When were you last home? Here, the satay at the Malay stalls are 80 sen for chicken and RM1 for beef and lamb…and we do have really very nice ones. Those at this coffee shop have always been expensive but the sticks were bigger, twice the size and they tasted so good. Unfortunately, the beef was a disappointment this time around.

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