Just okay…

I said I would go and try their mee goreng (Malay fried noodles) but I changed my mind when I got there and I never got down to doing that since.

Well, the other morning, I stopped by again and I did not feel like having anything in that coffee shop nor the one next door so I decided I would give their mee goreng special (RM7.00)…

…a try, at long last!

Yes, I would say the noodles tasted great but no, they were not the same as the old lady’s here – I think I would prefer the latter a lot more. The special over at the other side had a bit of masak hitam beef and one fried chicken wing for RM6.00 plus a ringgit more if you want a fried egg as well.

Here, in their special, they were very generous with the chicken nuggets…

…and you would also get one fried egg…

…too. The egg was perfectly fried the traditional way, in a wok…with its beautiful golden fringe and its egg yolk still runny, exactly the way I would love it.

Yes, I would say that even though this was not as nice as the one at that other place, it was more than just okay and besides, if you are in this area of shops around the mall, you would be hard-pressed to try and find something halal (suitable for Muslims), only at this stall in this coffee shop and there is a roti canai stall (if it is still open) at one on the other side (facing the Methodist church) unless you go for something from Colonel Sanders or from that Taiwanese chicken franchise inside the mall or from our Sarawak’s own franchise over at the other side and those do not open till at least 10.00 a.m.

It sure looked like this one has its following too. While I was there enjoying my order, somebody came and ordered a takeaway – it was the same at the aforementioned old lady’s stall too. I also noticed a lot of people tapao-ing her noodles and nasi lemak and one more thing that I would add about this one here in its favour is that the serving I got was really huge and it was quite a struggle for me to finish all of it – in fact, it could be shared by two and there would be enough to go round.

e-CAFE (2.311913, 111.846213) is the first shop right behind Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada – the block a little to your left if you are coming out of the mall via the back entrance.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Just okay…”

  1. Yes, that egg is fried to perfection, golden fringe and runny egg yolk, the way I like mine too. I like chicken wings more than chicken nuggets. Looking at the photo of the partly hidden fried noodles , it looks pretty ok but the taste is still in the mouth.

    Ya, the noodles were all right, quite nice…just a different recipe and there are other nicer ones I like more. First time getting chicken nuggets – it was always chicken wing before this. Their curry just came out of the wok when I got there – I was hoping they would give that but they did not.

  2. The egg was fried to perfection! Really generous with the chicken nuggets. I like that the nuggets are made from real meat. Not those frozen type, don’t know how many percent is meat and what is not.

    Yes, all those frozen factory-made stuff. We really do not know what goes into them – best avoided! The nuggets I got with the noodles tasted fine, breast meat , of course but I was o.k. with it.

  3. The mee goreng looks pretty good and your plate was filled to the brim. I would choose that anytime over KFC or Taiwanese fried chicken. Somehow I don’t find KFC appealing anymore. Is that a sign of old age? LOL!

    I’m a lot older but I do not mind KFC, just that I feel it is expensive to go and eat at the fast food franchise. The Taiwanese one is worse – even more expensive and the food is not nice, so much msg…and the drinks, nothing below RM10.00. Cannot understand why so many people like to go and hang around there.

  4. I haven’t had fried noodle Malay style for a long, long time. It used to be my breakfast item at the office canteen with the egg fried exactly just like on your noodle. I usually will request for ikan bilis sambal or prawn sambal with the noodle.

    I prefer Malay mee goreng to the Chinese fried, dry – those are dependent on its wok hei, not much in the ingredients to enhance the taste. The nasi lemak ikan bilis sambal? Yes, that should go very well with the Malay mee goreng.

  5. Love this Malay fried noodles. I think you could also replace the chicken nuggets for calamari.

    That would be nice. Here, there are some that serve those squids in the sambal accompaniment for nasi lemak (coconut rice). Yet to see any doing that for their fried noodles.

  6. Yummy, but mee goreng in Sibu looks like our version of see hum fried noodles (Chinese style).
    Our version of Malay mee goreng is very tomatoey, red in colour and also spicy.

    1. It varies from place to place – unlike the Chinese places, there is no fixed recipe. The Chinese has a standard one – garlic, noodles, soy sauce, egg, bean sprouts AND a BIG fire – meat, shrimps and whatever else are optional. At the Malay stalls and shops, I’ve seen them adding tomato ketchup…or chili sauce…or their own-made sambal so the taste will not be the same from one Malay stall to another. Their own original recipe.

  7. I continue to be amazed at the price of food over there. I don’t think you could find much under RM10 over here.

    Everybody’s talking about the prices of everything going up and up and up! Hopefully, it will not be too bad here.

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