Said I wouldn’t…

In my post the other day, I said I would not blog about what we would buy from the chap fan (mixed rice) stall here but the other day, the ladies in the house were out all morning and I could see that my missus would not have time to cook for lunch or dinner so I took the tiffin carrier and headed to the food court.

All this time, it was my missus who went to buy while I waited in the car. I never went myself even though it is very near my house and I can easily hop over anytime. My! My! There certainly were a lot of choices but I was not quite ready to take the road not taken, so to speak and I went for the sweet and sour pork ribs…

We had that the first time we bought anything from there and we all loved it…a lot!

Next, I had to decide on which chicken dish to choose. Well, we had the sauce in the sweet and sour pork ribs dish already so I opted for the fried chicken…

After all, fried chicken is fried chicken and it should be nice enough, no matter what. Sometimes, there is beauty in simplicity – we really do not need all those ingredients that some people add to their cooking.

We had this fried tofu and mixed vegetable dish (RM5.00)…

…and we enjoyed it very much and of course, my girl loved the brinjal (RM5.00)…

…that we also bought once before.

It certainly was so very cheap – RM30.00 altogether, enough for our meals for TWO days!!! I wonder why though?

Maybe they have to order fresh supplies of food for their restaurant so to get rid of what is left, they will cook everything and sell at their chap fan stall. There was this hotel in town that used to have eat-all-you-can buffet dinners at RM10.00 per head every Saturday night and yes, I did go and enjoy myself a few times. I asked the manager and she said that they had to order the food regularly no matter what so they had this buffet dinner to finish off whatever they had left before they could order any fresh supplies.

I remember many years ago, there was an economic downturn and all hotels and restaurants were struggling to stay afloat except one. They had eat-all-you-can buffets every weekend and you can order and eat as many dishes as you like at their Chinese restaurant (no wastage allowed) every day. Gosh!!! The place was packed to the brim – they even had to put out tables in the lobby and the pub so many more people could go for the buffet. The manager said that they only needed 30 customers – they would start reaping the profit from any number after that!

Perhaps this is why everything is so cheap here but for one thing, when I looked at the choices, I had the feeling that they would have more or less the same dishes day in, day out so after a while, we would probably get sick and tired of it all…and will start looking elsewhere to see if there are any other good places around.

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.

8 thoughts on “Said I wouldn’t…”

  1. Wow, enough for 2 days??. All the dishes looks pretty nice. Over here, not that cheap and the most we can have is 2 meals of the day, lunch and dinner for only 2 of us. I always buy 2veg and 1 meat dishes. Guess is time to pack and move to Sibu… 😂😂

    I think it is only at this place. Others will give you what you ask, say…for two persons…maybe just enough for one meal…or to the most two. Definitely not enough for two days. Malay stalls will charge you per piece of meat or fish, last time RM2 a piece of chicken or beef, dunno now.
    I am not so concerned about quantity, as long as there’s quality, will enjoy eating – that’s the most important. Many chap fan places, not very nice.

  2. Wow. Can last 2 days? RM30 is cheap!! Sometimes I would tapau dishes from chap fan stall. About 3 meats and 1 veggie us almost RM20-25. And small portion, enough for 1 meal .

  3. RM30 for 2 meals for 3 people….so very cheap. Not only cheap but the dishes look delicious. If we were to pack dishes from chap fun stalls, we have to go early to avoid the crowd and also the dishes will be freshly cooked.

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