She wants that too…

My sister heard that we went and tried the pek chang kay (白斩鸡) or poached or steamed chicken here and we loved it and she told me that she would want to go and try it too. Of course she’s no stranger to the place as she too had her share of bringing our late dad there for noodles and for meals when he was still around and yes, she still goes back there for the nice food time and time again.

That was just a few days ago but I told her I would not mind going for it again as I did enjoy it a lot so we picked her up at her house that evening and went there for dinner.

Yes, she liked the pek chang kay (白斩鸡) or poached or steamed chicken…

…a lot and like the rest of us, she agreed that it was very well done and deserved a place among the best in town.

When we were here a few days earlier, I heard the people at the next table ordering the phak tee poh (the blacksmith’s wife) – we had it the first time here and have loved it since. Of course I wanted it too and the lady boss asked if I wanted it sweet and sour (like those people that night) or with canned black beans. No, I did not want it either way – usually, such sauces are for fish that is not that fresh or not that tasty so in the end, we just had it deep fried…

I don’t know what the boss used to coat the fish but it did not really matter as despite the colour, it tasted very nice.

My daughter wanted those sweet potato leaves…

…for our vegetable dish and for the soup, we had the tofu salted vegetables soup…

…which was very nicely done that evening – very clear and refreshing, the way that I love it!

No, the bill for the dinner was definitely a bit more than usual that evening because there were four of us and the servings were bigger plus that fish sure did not come cheap. My sister insisted on picking up the tab and she said it was RM77.00 altogether for the food. That worked out to less than RM20 per head so it wasn’t too bad after all.

My brother in Auckland, New Zealand saw my photograph of the chicken the other day and that got him drooling away too. He commented that he would have to come home soon to get to enjoy that. Of course, without a doubt, we shall be going back to this restaurant here to enjoy the delightful chicken and all the lovely dishes again and again whenever we feel like it.

In the meantime, I cropped this out of a photograph he sent me of him and a friend having lunch there. His friend had the chicken rice with pek chang kay (poached/steamed chicken) while he had a plate of nasi lemak with a generous slab of fried chicken…

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…and believe it or not, they were NZD18.90 each, almost RM60.00!!! And just the other day, a friend of mine shared a photograph of the curry laksa he had in Canberra, Australia. I thought it looked nice and I told him so but he said he had to force himself to swallow to finish it off as it wasn’t so, plus it was AUD15.90 a bowl (around RM50). *faints*

I guess we can count our blessings and be happy that even with the rising prices here, things are a lot more affordable, compared to so many other places in the world.

Y2K CAFE 千禧餐馆  (2.294220, 111.825753)…

…is located at No. 16, Jalan Tunku Osman, round the corner from that block of shops where the branches of AmBank & RHB Bank are located, with its back entrance facing the side (right, not the main one) entrance/exit of Methodist Secondary School.