My family and I had a good time here. This is the old style Chinese coffee shop where people go to enjoy the food and company.
So what did we eat? Steamed buns or pao, toast or roti bakar, chicken chop, fried vermicelli or bihun goreng and fried flat noodle or kueteow goreng.
Steamed buns come in many flavors. We had beef curry (very good, flavorful and the filling is generous), kaya and red bean steamed buns were also good. Not too sweet. The texture of the bun is soft and nice. This is a must try if you are here.
Chicken chop was also good. The chicken was tender. This is the battered chicken type, old Hainasese cooking style. The sauce was just accepted, I prefer the sauce at Dave's Deli. The portion was a bit small for me and for the price, RM20.00 per plate.
Fried vermicelli and fried flat noodle should be eaten with cut bird's-eye chilli which is served separately. On their own these dishes have little taste.
I drank kopi susu panas or hot coffee with condensed milk. Just OK, not potent enough for me. It didn't have the effect - eyes didn't water, it didn't travel to the brain. Kopi susu ais or iced milk coffee was also so so.
Service : the waitresses and the shop owner were attentive. Our orders were all correct. This is what we look for. Besides good food, customers want good service.
Ambiance : I was transported back to the place where my father used to bring me to eat in Kangar, Perlis. Restoran Maamor, Federal Hotel, Soo Guan Restaurant to name a few. Old style decor, round tables, wooden chair and unpretentious owner and restaurant helpers.
Will return for the pau and its old style charm.
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