Wonderful! Wonderful!

On Sunday, my girl had something on in church so we went for the morning service instead of our usual one at sunset on Saturday evening. After she was through, we decided to go some place for brunch so we would not have to worry about lunch later.

I expected all the coffee shops to be packed to the brim with customers falling onto the road as is always the case here on Sunday mornings so I took them to my regular haunt which is usually not too busy on weekdays but when we got there, we saw that there were a lot of people there too. Perhaps business is beginning to pick up here so things do not look as gloomy as that time right after the pandemic. Thankfully, there were a few vacant tables so we grabbed one on the pavement outside and quickly went to place our orders.

This was their second time the ladies came here – I did bring them here once when I wanted my girl to enjoy the Seremban guy’s wat tan hor or Cantonese yin yong way back in November, 2020.

I ordered the clear fish soup that I love a lot, with kway teow (flat rice noodles) added (RM6.50)…

…but the ladies did not feel like having anything soupy. They went and took the tiffin carrier from the boot of my car though so they could order two bowls to take home for dinner that evening.

My girl wanted to try the pek koi/fried rice cake (RM6.00)…

…from the stall where I bought the fried udon to take home for my missus to eat. She said it was good but it had its own taste and was not anything like what she liked a lot at Ah Kau’s before.

The mum had the sin chao bihun (RM6.00)…

…which looked like what they call Singapore bihun to me which is actually fried bihun with curry powder added. I think I had that a long time ago but I cannot remember where or when – it was that forgettable.

I noticed there was a new stall beside the kampua mee stall and the items in the photographs at the stall looked pretty nice. I ordered one of the two that were available, the ayam penyet (RM7.00)…

…and I must say that I was quite disappointed when I opened the pack when I got home. Where was the sambal? Where were the raw/blanched vegetables that I was supposed to enjoy with the sambal? It turned out to be nothing more than just roasted chicken rice…breast, minus the skin!

Thankfully, it tasted all right but no, I would not say it was anything to get me rushing back there for more. I certainly would ask him what happened to the ayam penyet the next time I drop by here.

GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163)…

…is located along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your right. You can also go in via Jalan Pipit from Jalan Pahlawan – go straight ahead till you get to it on your left.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Wonderful! Wonderful!”

  1. I am not really a fan of pek koi but I like what your missus had. With curry powder added to it I bet it taste nice in its own way. Love the clear soup kway teow too. Truly the ayam penyet looks dull and not appealing. What?? Minus the skin.. 🤦‍♀️. Never come across in my entire life. They just cobblered the chicken meat and called it ayam penyet.. 😂.

    Actually the guy was a member of the waiting staff in the drinks section. Looked like he wanted to do a bit extra by starting his own food stall. I guess we should give a bit of encouragement – who knows he’ll get better eventually. I asked for the ayam penyet, maybe he got mixed up and gave me the roasted chicken rice instead. Will see how things will go after sometime.

  2. The fish soup looks good to me. The chicken breast meat looks dry. Probably he got mixed up and serve you chicken rice without the veg and sambal.

    I love the fish soup and RM6.50 is very cheap! One of my favourites around town. I dunno how the guy could get my order wrong. I did say clearly that I wanted the ayam penyet. Guess he is not very experienced yet.

  3. That kuih teow clear soup really looks good.

    I love it! Clear, refreshing, bursting with flavours and everything went well with the black vinegar chili flakes dip that they gave with it. I sure do not mind going for it again and again but then, I would not have things to blog about!

  4. Your clear fish soup looked wonderful but the ayam penyet is so miserable!

    Looked more like roasted chicken rice to me, not ayam penyet. Bet the guy got it all mixed up.

  5. Pek koi looks interesting! I don’t think I’ve seen it anywhere near where I am staying. Probably I didn’t notice it since I’ve have never tasted that version before!

    I don’t know but it is probably a Foochow thing. The rice sticks/cakes are imported dried from China though so they should be easily available everywhere. Koreans have this too. I’m not really a fan, prefer kway teow.

  6. Business seems to be picking up again here too. A few more tourists around as well.

    Lots of people at the shops here but I do not think the tourists have started coming yet.

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