One, not two…

I dropped by here that morning as I was thinking of tapao-ing the or chian (oyster omelette) home for our lunch or dinner. It has been a long time since we last had any but unfortunately, when I got there, I was told that they were out of oysters so what I wanted was not available.

Actually, I had not been there for quite some time and I had not tried a lot of things on their menu, not that they had an elaborate one with plenty of choices. The Penang kway teow th’ng I had the first time I was there was very good and somehow, I am not into curry mee in the morning.

In the end, I ordered their Penang char kway teow/fried flat rice noodles (RM7.90)…

…which turned out to be very good except that there were no cockles (see ham/kerang) in it. There were a few slices of lap cheong (Chinese sausages)and a number of those tiny shrimps…

…egg and taugeh (bean sprouts).

I could tell from the wok hei fragrance when it was served that it would be good and yes, I was right. I just tried a bit though and asked for the rest to be tapao-ed so I could take it home for the ladies to try.

I suppose you may be wondering why I did that when I could have eaten it all by myself and ordered one or two plates to take home for the ladies. Well, it was because I also ordered their nasi lemak (RM7.90)…

…to try. Ooooo…I so love that blue & white ceramic plate! I have one at home and I wished I had five more to make a set of 6.

They certainly were very generous with the fried chicken…

…which turned out to be very nice and I loved the fried egg with the yolk still runny. Unfortunately, the rice was not really lemak and a little salty. The taste was not quite like how the usual nasi lemak should be and sadly, it was the same too with the sambal. In the end, I just ate the chicken and the egg and left everything else behind.

When I got home, it turned out that my missus was cooking beef stew…

…using the imported premium New Zealand grass-fed beef. It turned to be so very nice and it sure made up for the fact that I did not manage to buy the or chain that morning – perhaps I can go back there again another day.

HOME COFFEE SHOP (2.306064, 111.847597) is located along Lorong Pahlawan 7A4, among the shops where the UOB and OCBC Banks are, in the block of shops before Sianggelila Xiqing Restaurant facing that private road/shortcut leading to Good Happiness Restaurant/SMK Deshon.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “One, not two…”

  1. Hmm no need to dabao anything, the beef stew is good enough for me already.
    But I would like to have it with rice not kentang please. Ha! That’s what I call fusion lah.
    Oddly, I do enjoy kentang in kari ayam. Our family makes the watery one so we can save some surplus for curry mee the next morning. I like the pekat thick curry chicken too.

    Oh “or jian” is a famous Teochew dish. JB and Potian in South Johor have a huge Teochew population, I am actually half Teochew too. Do you have “or nee” (sweet yam paste) in Sibu? It’s one my favourites too. Teochew porridge and Teochew style braised duck are also very famous.

    1. Yes, we had the beef stew with piping hot rice, they go so nice together!
      I do love potatoes in curry too, just like you…and with corned beef!
      This is the only place selling or chian here – I came across another one but no, it was not done correctly, and not nice at all.
      We do like or nee…the paste, lovely dessert at Chinese dinners
      and also those yam puffs with char siew filling.

  2. Char kway teow, anytime for me whereas for nasi lemak, I will only settle for it if there is no other choice. That beef stew looks very appealing.

    We do have a few nice char kway teow places here in Sibu – the hunt is on right now for a decently good nasi lemak in town. So far, generally disappointing.

  3. I have that blue and white ceramic plate!! Yes, the presentation on it makes everything different. Food also looked yummy. Hehe.

    Penang char kway teow looked good, I like with cockles too but can do without it. Not fond of lap cheong though.

    I know a few people who do not like lap cheong. I love the special own-made ones from my friend Annie in KL, wine infused and milder in taste, something like those Taiwan sausages. The ones sold at the shops here are very hard and have a strong taste.

  4. Drooling over the Penang char kway teow. How can that be possible when I only just had lunch?

    It does look good…and yes, it tasted great too. Not the nasi lemak though, failed big time!

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