Loyal…

The food stalls here seem to have their loyal followers as they have been around for such a long time and they are still going strong.

The kampua mee stall…

…has been here for as long as I can remember and yes, it is pretty good. It’s RM3.50 a bowl now, much cheaper than that one a few doors away to the right at the end of the block. Theirs has gone up to RM4.00 and I hear that despite having to pay more, you have to go and get your own cutlery, pour your own hot water to sterilise them and everything and honestly, I would say the noodles are good, among the nicer ones in town, but not exceptionally so. I, for one, would much sooner go some place else…cheaper.

The kway chap

…stall is still around too. I’ve had it a number of times and though I would not say it is the best, I would say it would rank among the nicer ones in town. Rumour had it when they first opened here that it was the popular stall here before – somebody else has taken their place there and is doing very well. too.

Well, I have not been here for a long time and last Friday, I took my car to the car wash after which, I stopped by the bank to settle some matters and when all was done, I decided to go some place for a bite to eat.

It is quite a problem to go some place to eat on Fridays as we usually abstain from meat on this day every week. That was why I decided to go for the Sarawak laksa (RM7.00)…

…here, with specific instructions not to add any of the shredded chicken. This stall too was rumoured to be the one here a long long time ago and after they moved here, somebody else took their place there and is doing just as well, if not better.

I was a bit disappointed when I saw what was served that morning because it was so pale, so colourless – it did not look like it was going to be good at all. Probably a sprinkling of chopped spring onion or daun sup (Chinese celery) would add a bit of green and will make it appear a whole lot nicer. Thankfully, it tasted all right and after I had added ALL the sambal belacan and squeezed the calamansi lime juice into it…

I would say I was quite happy with how it tasted in the end.

I sure wouldn’t mind some more sambal to enjoy everything with but I was too lazy to get up and go and ask so I decided to do without some more. At the end of the day, I personally feel that the one here at the coffee shop round the corner wins hands down! Besides, their regular, the one without all those giant prawns and what not, is just RM6.00 a bowl, a ringgit cheaper than the one here.

The roti canai stall…

…has been around like forever too! I did mention in some of my posts that one would find it hard to find halal food/food suitable for Muslims around this part of town and this roti canai stall is one of them.

I ordered the kosong (plain) but I was told that it was not available so I asked for the roti telur (RM3.00)…

I almost had a heart attack when told the price and I thought the one here, RM2.70, was a rip-off, so very expensive.

However, I was somewhat consoled when I started eating…

…it as it was so very nice, different from all the roti telur I had had elsewhere.

It was kind of fluffy and nice, very fragrant with the egg and everything in it and I really enjoyed it with the very nice dhal curry dip…

…that came with it.

I certainly would think twice about ordering that again though. At RM3.00 for just one piece of that, I can’t say I did not feel the pinch.

There are a few other stalls, two, at least and the chu char (cook & fry) at the back, the dim sum stall and also the very famous/popular chicken rice place here as well but they do not have anything that I can eat on a Friday.

CHOPSTICKS CHICKEN & RICE (2.312434, 111.845917) is located in the Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada area of shops, facing the church along Lorong Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Gambir