Take my advice…

I did mention in an earlier post that I kept telling my missus to just go out and buy a few dishes from the chap fan stalls for our meals instead of sweating it out in the kitchen but she always turned a deaf ear.

Well, during the week-long school holidays recently, my girl went and stayed with my sister, her godmother, while she was nursing her fractured wrist after the surgery she had to go through. At the same time, we also cooked or bought food from here, there and everywhere to take to the house and enjoy eating our meals together.

On one of those days, I stopped by this food court to let my missus go and pick the dishes that she liked from the chap fan options and seeing how easy it was to do that, compared to cooking one’s own, and how much cheaper it was, it came as no surprise at all that finally, she would just follow her old hubby’s advice, just that I did not expect it to be this soon.

The other day, on Tuesday, two days after school reopened, she took the tiffin carrier and said that she wanted to go and tapao some food for our meals that day as she had run out of meat in the freezer. Of course, I had no objection as I was the one who suggested it in the first place.

It turned out that she only bought two dishes – she insisted that our girl said she loved this one that she thought was the butter chicken we had that day

I remember that was nice but I thought the colour was a bit off and they did not do a good job with the egg floss. I opened the tiffin carrier when we got home and saw that this time around, it was their cereal fish fillet and not only did it look nicer, it tasted great too!

My missus asked for RM10.00 of it and was given the whole tiffin carrier full so she divided it up into smaller containers for us to eat slowly bit by bit in the days to come.

She also bought some ladies’ fingers fried with ikan bilis (dried anchovies), RM5.00 of that…

The girl was not as generous with the vegetable so we did not bother saving a part of it for another day. I must say that I liked how green it looked – more often than not, the vegetables that we get served at the restaurants would turn dull and grey after cooking, not at all a sight to behold.

I asked my missus if they had the very nice pork ribs that I enjoyed a lot, the one with the hint of some Chinese cooking wine and yes, they did! Seeing how I liked it, she insisted on going back to the stall to buy it…

…and once again, for RM10.00, the girl there filled the whole tiffin carrier and there was more than enough for us not only to eat that day but also to divide and keep for our meals in the days to come. It was chicken though which was nice too but personally, I would prefer the pork ribs we had the other day.

I suppose we shall be dropping by here again and again till we get sick and tired of the food there but perhaps I should stop blogging about what we buy from here too as I am pretty sure everyone is getting rather tired of reading all about it again and again.

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.

4 thoughts on “Take my advice…”

  1. That is exactly my thoughts when I tapao dishes from chap fan stalls, cheaper, no need to think what to cook and best thing is not sweating in the kitchen day in and out. These days I also do like that unless I want to cook something nice and different for a change. Lead a simple and enjoyable life.es

    Yes, and those special dishes will be so special when cooked and served on special occasions. Otherwise, we cook and eat those same dishes on ordinary days, they become so boring, not special at all anymore.

  2. If I can find a place that cook nice dishes that we like, I too wouldn’t want to sweat in the kitchen. The portion must be big for RM10 that there is enough to keep for another meal. Fish and meat is not cheap these days.

    1. Two meals that day and we saved some for the next day some more. Not so much veg though. I really wonder how they can make any profit. Maybe they want to get rid of the food they have ordered for their restaurant. Cheap sale so they can order fresh supplies.

  3. Used to frequent that place for the zap fan too. I ate there and the dishes were pretty good like you said but the rice was quite disappointing because it was way too soft and mushy. So good thing you have just been tapao-ing! lol! Btw, is the popiah stall still around? Haven’t been back there in ages.

    Unfortunately, no! Most of the stalls were closed during the pandemic, now only 3-4 stalls are open. The lor mee stall and the kampua mee stalls are the old ones, two new ones – nothing to get excited about. I did not ask for the rice either when I went to the restaurant for dinner that night – yet to see how bad it is.

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