It has been long long time since I last came to this coffee shop and I think the last round I came here was bout 12 years ago, during college time. Used to come here to have our breakfast weekly before class and since then did not really come over. Its one of a famous kopitiam, New Cathay Kopitiam known for breakfast that you will be spoil for choices, as the food here are pretty good.
Till last holiday, went for hiking and came down, then my friend keep asking me where to eat and I mention why not go back to our old kopitiam and he mention good idea where he also did not go there for quite a while.
As usual, I will order my few favourites in a shop and I am suprise to see that this Curry Mee stall is listed as one of a top 10 food to eat in a online guide and my friend told me that their business been so good that make them actually a star in this kopitiam. They also got feature in Penang Food Trail and Rasa Rasa Penang.
All the classic food are available as you name it, most of the food you can get it here, from Char Koay Kak, HOkkien Mee, Char Koey Teow, Wantan Mee, and many more. . .
Not only that, this kopitiam had gain its popularity to many tourist, as the table I am sharing, have Indonesians, Ipoh People and Thai people.
Oh, one of my favourite Indian Apam as Penang version is slightly different to those in KL. Right in the middle we have an egg that makes it flavourful. I forgot to take pic of it. 😀
HOkkien Mee here are pretty good as the soup base are pretty sweet with prawn head taste and I always love mine to have lots of Chili to make it extra kick.
Although Curry Mee are listed in food guide and online guide, I find that the soup flavour is pretty mild with coconut taste and the curry paste they have is slightly different. The squid sauce that make it slightly sweet that doesnt comes to my liking. I prefer other places but well,
This is not Chinese Pan cake, but more like a modified version and used to be famous back in those days and now, I guess many prefer hawker food and I still find this pretty good,as its filled with Banana, raisins, egg and pair with my kopi kau just nice.. @ RM 5
If you are in Penang, you can put this kopitiam as one of your hunting ground for breakfast. . Wan TAn Mee here is quite another signature too. .
Kedai Kopi New Cathay
Lorong Kucing off Jalan Burma
10350, Pulau Tikus, Penang
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.
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.
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.
Cheap hair accesories
Trendy bag for you to bargain. .
Original DVD that is slightly cheaper than shop operator. .
Sunglasses that is not original . .
Doggie food and snacks. . . that is kinda cheap, I bought a few packs for my dog.
Creative handcraft greeting cards. . .
Books . .
And of course food is a must, that’s most of my content is ..
Local Snacks with Yam Cake
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.
Other fried fast food snacks from mixture of fresh and frozen food. . .
In Penang this is know as Leng lui Tong sui, that is also in this pasar malam.
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.
Seaweed Jelly Honey is a thirst quencher or I rate it like Taiwan Ai yi Ping. . Similiar.
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.
Local drink with ‘Mata Kuching’ that known as a element to cool down your heaty body.
This is something new to me. Passion Fruit Drink consist with fresh passion fruit and sour jelly.
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.
Those of you who went to Thailand I am sure you would not have miss this kind of drink.
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.
Taiwanese Pizza. .
Japanese Snacks as I always prefer the wasabi version. This is a cold platter.
Local famous XL fried Chicken, Uncle Bob.
Other fried item also available, from sausages, hash brown and .. . .
Takoyaki, as some stalls are pretty nice, and this stall that I bought so so only.
Our very local mobile steamboat car or what we call it, Lok Lok.
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. . .
Taiwanese Sasuage. . .
This special burger is pretty fattening if you stand there and see them cook . .
I don really like it but it seems like a big hit in the night market
HOng Kong hand made candy . .
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 . .
Taste is pretty decent only . .
For local snacks, Steam Nasi Lemak and of course you need to have the special spice chicken along, not the best but still okayla. .
Fried ‘Cempedak’ known as smaller version of Jack Fruit.
This cempedak is very fresh, juicy and sweet. . .
And its one hell of a expensive cempedak. 3 for Rm4 if I am not mistaken.
local dessert tarts. . .
Otak Otak . .
Not so nice ..
SOmething that similiar to Taiwan thatI have eaten is the duck parts.
Local Chinese Pancake ..
There are 2 version with the picture above is thick . . .
The thinnest is know as Apam, and in the tray is the crispy version of Chinese Pancake.
Among so many stalls I walk around, this is the stall that super pack with customers.
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
An old uncle sell this, and decidied to buy from him.
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
another stall that sell Spicy Noodle. .
Not so spicy and add the chili oil, its too oily and not spicy also . .
Another signature stall of the night market is Stinky taufu. .
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..
[update: Jan 2014 uncle and auntie had moved. dont know where they are now]
How many of you often crave for food? I often crave for a few food and Curry Mee is one of it. In Klang Valley/ Selangor area, it is definately very hard to find Penang Curry Mee and one which is the nearest to Penang few years ago is Lorong Seratus Tahun in SS2. After they have converted to HALAL status, I no longer go back to that shop anymore. The different between Penang Version and KL version is Penang soup base is more towards coconut taste and KL version is more towards curry chicken ..
Well, the auntie previously did their business at a kopitiam behind KFC and now they have move to Millennium Eighty Six still inside seapark. thanks to Bangsarbabe as I borrow her pics. . :D, the sipek good in food hunting, introduce us this auntie which is from Penang that cook authentic Penang Curry Mee. We used to dine alot and now she move we also follow along.
a simple stall that locate inside the shop which is next to the kopitiam coffee making stall.
This picture was taken at the old stall in Seapark but I did not retake the new one at the new stall as the most important is the curry mee still the same.
They have a few condiments that is available in the stall as it depends on what you order.
This is the thing that you must not MISS. A bowl of simple Penang Curry Mee @ RM4.50 for small bowl and RM5 in big bowl. The auntie is really generous on the portion.
This simple Penang Curry Mee is the killer that often makes me crave for it. A bowl that comes along with tofu puffs, prawns, cockles, cuttlefish and best of all got pork blood, mine this round I add on with Pork Ball (RM0.80 additional each). The important is the soup base that hint of coconut, a bit clear, sweet that the auntie use alot of prawn heads to cook the soup and with a hint of pandan too. Then the chili that given separately, as I prefer mine to at least add on 1 spoonfull of chili to make it super chili red and spicy.
Anyway, if you do crave for Penang Curry Mee, I rate this by far the best and its a MUST TRY! The auntie also used to serve Koey Teow Soup and Penang Hokkien Mee (prawn Noodle) which is good too, as currently this is her new location, she will bring back her signature soon. Do watch out if you do go . .
___ Updated on 18th Jan 2013
Not only that, my friend introduce me the WEstern food next to the curry mee stall and I must say its a bomb.
2 huge slab of Pork chop that cost only RM10, definately very fresh piece of pork meat being slowly grill on the pan and drench with rosemanrry black pepper sauce is just very satisfying. Another thing to aim for in this coffee shop. – Highly recommended.
When comes to Penang hawker food, its pretty hard to resist it. I believe during this holiday season many of you are up in the north to hunt for all these street food. One of my favourite area is this little street that have some variety for you to choose from is this Chulia Street Hawker.
A place that many food hunters spread that the Wan Tan Mee, Curry Mee and Stir fried (Char Hor Fun, Ee Foo Mee) to die for. Its been a long time since I last came here and decided to drop by again to do a blog post.
I was so hungry that I order Koay Teow Th’ng and I finish it only remember I have to capture the picture. The soup base is sweet from hours of boiling with bones and the uncle use duck meat that comes to my liking with added little cubes of garlic and pork lard. Perfect.
I walk further down abit at the little junction then saw this Char Kuih Kak.
Love mine to add extra bean sprout and ‘Chai Poh’ (salted Turnip) to make it extra umph fried it itn small pieces upon request.
This is the classic packaging of take away Kuih Kak.
The smell and look of it wasnt impressive as its not fried dark enough with dark soy sauce, added dark egg suppose to be extra kick turns out to be mild. Not so good as I expected.
This is good, the stir fried stall next to a fruit juice stall. Need to wait a while for it and its filled with wok hei. I only eat Ee Foo Mee in Penang as the noodle texture in KL are slightly different and the starchy base is also much better in Penang. Added an egg would have been perfect as its semi cook, that mine the uncle forgot to add in.
Hearsay Curry Mee here are quite good, but I prefer mine that the soup base is slightly stronger and chili paste is in fiery red and much spicier. The taste of soup base here is slightly more mild but definitely have their own regular crowd. You have to wait at least 20 minutes for a bowl.
Char Koey Teow here is not the best but would not recommend to order.
On that day, more famous Wan Tan Mee stall did not open so didnt try it out as there are 2 stalls here. The better ones are next to the Fruit Juice stall. Average waiting time for a plate is 30mins – 45 minutes. Do have patience when you dine around the area as its one of a famous hawker spot for local Penangnites.
Enjoy street food on next upcoming holiday season.
I remember quite long ago when I first start reading blog, this Sarawak laksa known as one of the best in KL that was blog by many bloggers on the quality of the food that similar to be compare to their origins. Little did I remember or I have nearly forgot about this place existence till my friend bring me here to satisfy on their cravings
Kedai Makanan Nam Chun is a typical coffee shop where you can find in most of housing neighbourhood that house many types of hawker stall but this particular ones house 2 special stalls that have attracted many East Malaysian patrons to be hunting their favourite food which is famous for Sarawak Laksa and Kuching Kolok Mee.
Some where along those lines with a few reviews that I read, apparently this is one of the best but with slight inconsistency of quality ( in other blogger review)
Dining in here could be hot and you would just want to spend a quick 15 to 20 minutes.
Here is my bowl of Sarawak Laksa. I have never tried before laksa from the east and this would be first experience. 2 prawns sitting on top of the noodle nicely decorated to make it colourful for my picture. Slightly thick soup base with a bit sourish, a bit strong taste of coconut milk, spread with some egg slices and coriander leaves with a bowl cost RM5.00. One of the most unique thing is the special type of vermicelli that they are using, thicker then normal mee hoon.
According to my friend, today’s quality was so so compare to other time that they have had.
Kolok Mee, is another type of East Malaysia food that is top with many slices of Char Siew, some fish ball and blend in taste. IT taste normal for me besides that, apologize that the noodle had been stir as she is too hungry and makan first.
This is not East Malaysia food already as I was sitting there looking at old uncle cooking, what makes me order that he have a special pot of soup base that added on to cook along and I thought that must be his own soup base that had boil for long time to cook along. Not only that, he also have another side smaller pot that added on alot of mince meat after he had done the instant cooking.
This would have been a good perfect bowl of Instant Pork Noodle Soup if the mince meat wasnt that salty. The uncle is very generous with its ingredient and a huge bowl like that cost RM6.
Right after my meal, I was looking something to much some more then discover this little tricycle and went check it out. Its a motor that filled with home made nyonya kuih~
When I saw the selection I drool as the texture and quality that this little stall have to offer. By the look and colour texture had attracted me already.
I bought nearly everything a piece each. Conclusion, I love it so much and I ta pau another RM10 bucks worth of Kuih. Highly Recommended if you love Nyonya Kuih. One of the best that I come across.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 7/10 , not bad lah, will come try again -Stamped-
-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
It has been a long long time since I last came back here and hunt for Chuan Chiew Bak Kut Teh in this area. Used to be one of my hang out spots when I was studying, till I have a few disappointed bak kut teh hunting around my housing area till have to come back here for a decent one.
SS14 is already quite well know with a street filled with Bak Kut Teh with many offerings. Every shop have their very own customer base and down till which stall you prefer. As too many years back and little did I remember which one was the best and start off with 2nd outlet on the street which is Chuan Chiew.
Early dinner it is as the uncle already busy preparing all his ingredient and cutting it off for waiting customer.
To dine Bak Kut Teh of course the ambiance must be in Kopitiam Style ..
2 types of soup base, one which is all the ingredient being boil along and another one is to mix it around.
After mixture or order, and putting it into claypot, its left on this stove to boil till pippin hot.
I quite like the Dry Bak Kut Teh here as its cook along with dry shrimp, taste of squid that make the slight saltiness and thick soy sauce to make it thick, along with chili padi to make it slightly spicy. Just perfect.
My pippin hot claypot bak kut teh ..
I have a mixture of meat, variety of parts, meat is not too tough yet cook till soft as i prefer. The sad part is always remember to order your needle mushroom to be separated if not the taste of it will over power the taste of the soup. As I order another portion without it. Soup base here is mild not so herbal which most of the locals prefer. Soup definitely can be refillable. I prefer mine to be strong in herbal taste but this is good enough to satisfy.
Overall came up to RM61.20 for soup with portion of 4 and dry bak kut teh with 2 portion and 3 of us just whack it.
-= Ka Ching =-
Food Rating 6.5/10, not bad lah.. ~ -Stamped-
–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
All pictures and video taken with Samsung NX 210
Restoran Chuan Chiew Bak Kut Teh
18, Jalan 14/2
47500, Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 – 5633 0629
Business hours: 8am -10pm daily, Closed on Tuesday.