I’m not in love…

There were others here before but more recently, I liked the kampua mee with dong quai soup from this guy there and his version of the Sarawak laksa was pretty good too. One fine day, some new owners took over the coffee shop and the poor guy was asked to move elsewhere. I did drop by to try their kampua mee and at best, I would say it was pretty decent, just not anything to get me rushing back for more.

Recently, I noticed that the coffee shop has been taken over AGAIN and now comes under a different name so that day, I made it a point to stop by and look around.

There wasn’t much that I could eat so I settled for plate of the kampua mee (RM3.50)…

…from this stall…

…there.

I would not say it got me all excited as I found it rather bland and the noodles…

…were overcooked, way too soft and soggy for my liking. I asked for a bit of chili sauce to go with it and yes, that did help a bit.

The complimentary soup…

…was not too bad but unfortunately, it failed to save the day.

For one thing, everyone at the coffee shop spoke only Mandarin and Foochow so I had a problem communicating with them. I saw a photograph of their pek ting eyok (Eight Herbal Treasures) on display at the stall and it looked very good. Unfortunately, it was not available that morning and later, I found out that it was pork leg – I had the impression from the snapshot that it was chicken. The mee sua in traditional red wine and ginger chicken soup looked very good too in the photograph but I don’t think I’d be dropping by to give it a try in the near future.

They have chap fan (mixed rice) at the coffee shop and even though it was still early, around 10.30 a.m., the dishes had started coming out and I saw some people going for it already. I must say that some of the dishes looked very good and it made me wonder if one can order any fried noodle dishes from the kitchen at the back or not. I guess I’ll never know because I am not planning to go back there again…or at least, not this soon.

JIN JIN CAFE, formerly Soon Kien Wang Cafe and Wan Long Cafe (2.312977, 111.847257) is located past Delta Mall, if you are coming from town, at the corner among the shops at the junction of Jalan Gambir and Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, formerly Jalan Pedada.