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I was on my way driving back and oh hell, forgot to ask the number of my friend, where she just came back from Melbourne and was at Ipoh. Totally forgot about that. Then dropping by at this Ipoh town where every one been talking about the Ipoh Nga Choi Kai at Restaurant Onn Kee. Came here for the 3rd time but the other stall did not open so try up this stall. No Choice. Either this or that. So it is this.

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Trying out at restaurant Ong Kee. It was around 6pm and the tables was nearly fully occupied. This shows how good the business are but of course cannot compare with Murni @ SS 2 or Steven’s Corner @ OUG / Jln Genting Klang. They are crazee. Occupied the whole street.

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 Not only that. They are quite well known for their chicken feet too.

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As some of them order chicken skin with some spare part like chicken gizzard, none of the people on my table eat it besides me. Smooth chicken skin with soy sauce just make it simple and nice to chew.

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To be in this town and eat chicken rice, their fatty juicy tauge (bean sprout) is not to be miss, and why is their tauge is thick and juicy. Well, I was being told by my friend that they grow in natural mineral water flowing from moutain. That is why the tauge here is fat, juicy and crunchy.

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One of my favourite in this stall is their pork ball and fish ball. Something nice to chew and dip onto their chicken meat sauce.

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Find that Onn Kee ‘Ngah Choi Kai’ a.k.a ‘Tauge Ayam’ taste much better than Lou Wong. Simply because of the method that they cook it differently. On my personal opinion i think that the chicken texture here is soft tender and juicy and of course what stood out is their sesame and soy sauce base make them more outstanding. This is because I had lunch on Lou Wong had dinner here. That is how I manage to taste on the difference even though I came here many times.

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This is the Koay Teow Soup’ that to be eat with the dish. It is either this or rice. Usually all the people that eat here will take Koay Teow but honestly, after you finishing the whole bowl, a little tip. Prepare a bottle of mineral water after that. You will be very thristy with their secret weapon in there. You really need it. That is why with their secret weapon the food will definitely taste nice no matter what. (This was my tip on 2009) 😀

Looking at the way how I blog last time its funny~ kekekeke

This new edit post is a blend of my 2009 writing style and 2012. Spot the difference~ I find that overall, I like Onn Kee more also just realize that I have not blog about Lou Wong before.
-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 7/10 , If compare this shop over Lou Wong-

WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
ONN KEE TAUGE AYAM (non-Halal)
51, Jalan Yau Tet Shin,
30000 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Opens for lunch and dinner (about 10-11am onwards, until about 1-2am)

A new outlet that had just pop out in the neigbourhood of Damansara Kim. Tug in a quiet area but it had start to gain its fame thru online platform. We got to know that KomPassion one of a NON-Halal Thai food, then it makes us even more eager to try it out. Then decided to head to that outlet and do menu attack again..

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I love the interior of the outlet which is creatively set up, that is very simple yet look elegant, with zink atap roof, wooden platform chairs on the side with pillows and lights below  . .

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 Water paip s as the support frame of the lap. .

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A group of us sitting there quietly browsing on the menu, then got slightly excited as they offer quite a range of food to choose from and many new items or signature to hunt for. Price are slightly more expensive . .

As usual, when we go in a group of food bloggers without any invites, the usual still we will be equip with our gear – lights and camera. As the food came, every one in the restaurant were very curious on what we are doing. Then only the owners drop by our table to introduce themselves as Desmond Wong and Tan Huat Jin (who are brothers-in-law). Even better to know that both of them actually  teamed up with Chef Nikom Uatthong to set up this restaurant.

How the name Kompassion came up is they know the chef have alot of passion in cooking hence by using his last 3 character of his name and combine with this and that is how the name being created.

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We started off with starter. KomPassion Chicken Wings @ RM17.90 A very simple dish that well marinated with spices and I was saying, if order a beer would have been perfect.

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Stir Fried Kai Lan @ RM15

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 First pork dish and we are all excited, as The Paneang Curry Pork Loin came first..

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A bit dissapointed on the other end as for the price of RM 35 its a rather small portion. Curry is thick with a hint of basil taste after that. Its not bad to go along with rice.

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If you prefer something light and more soupy gravy, Green Curry Crispy Pork is the one that you should go after. Filled with basil leave taste, slightly creamy curry gravy and the pork cook along can still taste the crisp of the [email protected] RM35

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Tom Yum Fried Rice with Grilled SeafoodRM18.90 , is cook in a healthy way with multi-grain brown rice is used and the serving came with grilled squid rings, a medium-sized prawn, crabsticks and salmon fillet. At the price I find this is very reasonable and rice being fried to fragrant and the sauce pairs very well, with seafood is fresh.

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If you travel to Thai often, then many of us would not miss pork leg rice, as its the same in Kompassion Pork Leg Rice, when we saw this in the menu, its a must order. Pork meat is soft and juicy with gravy and the chili sauce that pair along is mild spicy and sourish end taste.  @ RM25.90

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One of my favorite which is under KomPassion Special, we ordered the Double Cooked Pork Belly and Soft Shell Crabs with Cucumber Salad @ RM65. The pork skin is awesome, that its crispy on every bite and the meat is tender. Unami sauce that shower into it that makes the taste even better. Soft Shell crab on the other end fried to perfection till crisp and top with ebiko to make it even more bitefull feeling. – Recommended!

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Tom Yum Fish @ RM45 with a spicy level of 2 (choose from 1-3, 3 being the spiciest). For those who cant really like spicy then would advise to go for level one. As the spiciness doesnt kicks in immediately, will suddenly shot up and I down a glass of water instantly. Its challenging yet I would not mind to go for level 3. 😀 Fish slices that cook along is soft and fresh. – recommended!

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Tako @ RM10 is one of the signature in the outlet as its better for you to pre-order first when you are ordering your meal. Smooth coconut milk texture on the top and pandan base makes it hard to resist and and Ice Cream with Jackfruit and Red Ruby @ RM10, I find it pretty average..

Cheese cake are complimentary for us to try (bottom left)

In the end our bill came into RM 382.50 for 6 pax. Slightly more expensive than normal dining restaurant but its pretty satisfying with the offering in the restaurant. Surely will come back again as there are a few dishes that I am looking to back for.

Remark: do note that this is a Fusion Thai restaurant as the taste might not be at your expectation as the taste had been tweak.

If you are looking for some nice Thai food, surely this would be my another recommended restaurant.

*NON-HALAL

-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 8/10 , nicee, for a fusion restaurant – recommended! -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kompassion
No.5, Jalan SS 20/11,
Damansara Utama,
46350, Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
Tel: 03-7731 9256
Business Hours: 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Closed on Mondays


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Famous Night Market is one of the main attractions for people who are bargain hunters and street food lover. Country like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand are pretty well known for their signature area. Well, in Kuala Lumpur we do have one of a signature that many locals that know about it. Famous Taman Connaught Night Market.

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught or Night Market in Cheras is already created its signature by being longest night market in KL. This had been a hit since long time ago, even when I studied in KL 12 years ago. For tourist, this is definately one of a place for you to visit and walk around besides China Town if you come at the right time, which is only on every Wednesday night.

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Night market is always a variety of mixture from fashion, handcraft and food especially. Since its near Chinese New YEar, this place will be like a warzone and its super pack with people.

For this blog post will be pretty much filled with lots of pictures to give you glimpse of what’s offering in this market.

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Lets take a stroll, whereby you usually would spend easily an hour here and if you walk,shop and eat will easily cost you about 2 hours.

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Cheap hair accesories

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Trendy bag for you to bargain. .

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Original DVD that is slightly cheaper than shop operator. .

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Sunglasses that is not original . .

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Doggie food and snacks. . . that is kinda cheap, I bought a few packs for my dog.

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Creative handcraft greeting cards. . .

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Books . .

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And of course food is a must, that’s most of my content is ..

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Local Snacks with Yam Cake

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Hong Kong Famous curry fish ball but had localise, taste is not that spicy, tomyam flavour available and of course fish ball texture is different.

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Other fried fast food snacks from mixture of fresh and frozen food.  . .

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In Penang this is know as Leng lui Tong sui, that is also in this pasar malam.

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Its a local dessert where you can have all the mixture of ingredient with different soup base or selection of your choice. If you do not know what to have you can pick from their picture menu.

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Seaweed Jelly Honey is a thirst quencher or I rate it like Taiwan Ai yi Ping. . Similiar.

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Our very first version of Bubble Milk tea before Taiwan milk tea hit our shores. Used to be power base and of course its still very popular among bubble milk tea lovers.

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Local drink with ‘Mata Kuching’ that known as a element to cool down your heaty body.

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This is something new to me. Passion Fruit Drink consist with fresh passion fruit and sour jelly.

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I love this so much that I ended up having 2 cups. Its not cheap tho, is RM4 per glass if I am not mistaken.

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Those of you who went to Thailand I am sure you would not have miss this kind of drink.

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Fresh young coconut juice and signature of this stall is coconut jelly with slices of coconut being frozen in it. Love the taste as there is strong taste of coconut juice showing its made from fresh.

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Taiwanese Pizza. .

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Japanese Snacks as I always prefer the wasabi version. This is a cold platter.

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Local famous XL fried Chicken, Uncle Bob.

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Other fried item also available, from sausages, hash brown and  .. . .

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Takoyaki, as some stalls are pretty nice, and this stall that I bought so so only.

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Our very local mobile steamboat car or what we call it, Lok Lok.

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 as KL version comes with a bbq grill pit that you can choose some for them to grill and add on spiciness if you want. . .

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Taiwanese Sasuage. . .

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This special burger is pretty fattening if you stand there and see them cook . .

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I don really like it but it seems like a big hit in the night market

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HOng Kong hand made candy . .

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This is one of a stall that operate by family and brisk business. Decided to give it a try, its a local type of Okoyaki . .

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Taste is pretty decent only . .

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For local snacks, Steam Nasi Lemak and of course you need to have the special spice chicken along, not the best but still okayla. .

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Fried ‘Cempedak’ known as smaller version of Jack Fruit.

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This cempedak is very fresh, juicy and sweet. . .

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And its one hell of a expensive cempedak. 3 for Rm4 if I am not mistaken.

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local dessert tarts. . .

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Otak Otak . .

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Not so nice ..

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SOmething that similiar to Taiwan thatI have eaten is the duck parts.

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Local Chinese Pancake ..

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There are 2 version with the picture above is thick . . .

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The thinnest is know as Apam, and in the tray is the crispy version of Chinese Pancake.

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Among so many stalls I walk around, this is the stall that super pack with customers.

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Its a homemade cake that is RM6-RM8 per piece and so many of them buy at least 3-5 different flavour. Decided to join the crowd and gotten Cheeze cake which is their signature. Not bad for RM6

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An old uncle sell this, and decidied to buy from him.

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Love this stall as its used to be in front of Tesco on the Thai food fair and its one of the best street Thai food available. Price slightly cheaper that what I usually have or in Mall food court. Located at the end the road – the other end from McD

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another stall that sell Spicy Noodle. .

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Not so spicy and add the chili oil, its too oily and not spicy also . .

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Another signature stall of the night market is Stinky taufu. .

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Deep fried to perfection, stink enough that every one say its like toilet never wash for 4 days or drain got clock with stinky stuff. Well, not as bad as it is and its  love hate relationship. Still find Hong Kong & Taiwan taste so  much nicer although its much different.

Nowdays to eat snacks in Night Market is no longer cheap as I remember 10 years ago, RM20 enough to eat the whole street and for this round, after 10 years on my last visit, I spend about RM70 for the street snack. This is how much different compare to last time and of course choices of offering had change 50%. One of the best night market in KL.

Food snacks in here rangers from RM3-RM15, drinks from RM0.80 to RM10 and fashion shopping from RM1 – RM100 (depends on your bargaining skills)

Parking at the area will be horrible .. .

Its a great place to hunt for especially travelers, by Taxi it will cost about RM15-RM25 outright from KL, Bukit Bintang or by train , Star LRT to Tasik Selatan station then taxi..

Another of my favourite Pasar Malam is Pasar Malam OUG.

Locations:
Pasar Malam Taman Connaught,
Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
56000 Wilayah Persekutuan
(Opens on Wednesday nights weekly from 6pm till late)
– Look for USCI college or McD drive Thru)

As on the way back to KL, and I just love my friend Ian as he always love to find food during his sales discover over the other states then will bring me there whenever he had the chance or when I follow him, cuz he knows I love to eat in those kind of hidden places. Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain is one of a good recommendation.

This journey, he decided to stop by Ipoh and bring me to this Bercham area which is the other side of Ipoh, that I will consider pretty outskirt already. If you consider coming from Ipoh town it will easily take about 30 mins – 45 mins to reach here.

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Neverthe less, if you ask me to drive another round again to this place, I think I am capable or driving myself here as I did recognise a few buildings. . .:D

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Okay, cut things short that we reach here pretty early as no wonder he hurry me from Penang, that he tried to reach here to beat the heavy dinner crowd. I notice quite a moment later upon our arrival, family by family start to pouring in and I asked Ian, that the people there “sot sot (means crazy in hokkien) one? so early come dinner? as it was bout 5.45pm – 6pm and near half full already.” He explain people around the area eat dinner early!

According to Ian, you must pre-order their signature item if not, its hard for you to order their signature item on the night itself as they are trying to safe the best for the customers either by choosing one of the item. As to order, I let Ian take care of what;s for dinner .

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Signature Claypot glass noodle

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It was serve boiling hot as when I took a few other picture it was misty and the side of it is still boiling. The soup is sweet with freshness that cook along with the crab and glass noodle cook to perfection. Crab were fresh and meat is hard.

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Another signature ‘Cheeze Prawn Claypot’ while it was servce right infront of me, the smells entrails to my nose and I istantly swallow my saliva as the smells is just too good! As we dig up, look at the cheeze ooze and flow around the claypot with its stickiness texture like pizza, I just cant wait to put it into my mouth. Cheeze topple nicely on the fresh prawn and eat it along with rice is just a match made in heaven.

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Vegetable nothing to shout about .. .

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As we finish our meal, I observe alot of table also order this ‘Saito Fishball’ which is homemade and being steam in high temperature then after that just add on some simple soy sauce with fish oil and garlic. To me is nothing to shout about too as its just another home made fish ball that are a bit bouncy.

I find the price is quite reasonable as 3 of us ate about RM 110 for all the above. It was another great and satisfying mean that Ian had intro me, as on the way back to KL he stop and buy 2 small bottles of mineral water and mee too. Only found out that the dish uses quite alot MSG as no wonder it taste super good!

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10  quite good ah . . -stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Kedai Makanan Rasa Lain 味不同海鲜坊
69, Psn Medan Bercham 2,
Pusat Bandar Baru Bercham,
31400 Ipoh,
Perak.

Open: 5-10pm

Closed Weds

Contact: 012-512 8407, 012 485 3085, 016 567 5349

[Updated] 22/5/2016 after a reader inform me, this stall is called Wong Ji Bak Kut Teh and have moved with updated address as below.

Quite sometime ago, my best friend brought me to try out a bak kut teh stall that she find very good. Its quite a hidden one as travel all the way to mainland to try it out. One of the reason that she always told me that, have to be there early, cuz its often sold out if we arrive late. So this round we arrive at 6pm. I called it BM Pasar Bak Kut Teh.

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To locate this stall, its not hard nor easy, as its located along Bukit Mertajam wet market, nearby Pos Office. What you can do is either double park if you have the chance or park further behind or front and walk there. I was lucky that day to park by the road side next to the stall. One of the problem is that, the coffee shop doesnt have a name and you just have to drive pass slowly to locate it.

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Mostly they are doing neighborhood business which they do not cook it alot ..

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They have a few pots for you to choose if you do not know what you want, best of all is always go for a mixture of everything.

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One of the trick that make it so good is because they using charcoal to heat up the claypot that makes the taste extra umph. . not like those normal ones using gas stove to make it warm. . .

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Here is my pot of Bak Kut Teh Mixture. .  everything also masuk of all the pig spare part. .

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Quite like the taste of it, which is a bit strong on the herbs taste, yet not too thick and well prepared. Taste of the soup is much better I think its because using Charcoal to boil on it or its just my mind always have the impression using charcoal to cook stuff is always better. Price is pretty decent as for 2 pax is around RM18 with such generous amount of ingredient.

Well, I have visited this place a few times yet often forgot to ask the auntie what is their name of the stall. . .:d

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 8/10, pretty good~ Recommended! -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Jalan Pasar
(next to the Pasar itself)
14000 Bukit Mertajam
Penang

New Address: Taman Betik Manis, Jalan Betik Bukit Mertajam

For larger map and directions, Click HERE

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