Honestly speaking, I seldom venture to the old part of the city for food. The only places that I knew there were the Open Air Market for some nice hawkers' food as well as the famous Kai Joo Lane's sio pau.
So when Suituapui recommended me on trying this old coffee shop for kolo mee, I was a bit adamant at first. Firstly, I never knew of this old coffee shop's existence. Secondly, when I asked my parents of this coffee shop, both were cracking their heads trying to think of this coffee shop. I guess it has been ages since both been to this part of the city.
I told hubby about this coffee shop since it is near to his office. And guess what? When his KL friends came over last month, he brought them over here! And everyone loved it! The KL friends fall in love with the kolo mee that they personally came back the next morning for more!
So one morning, hubby brought us here for breakfast since he needed to drop by his office for some matters.
Located right in one of the oldest places in Kuching and well hidden, it is not wonder that not many people know about it!! Once our car turned into the small alley, I felt like I were transported to another time! Back to the PAST!
This coffee shop is located just beside the old Cathay Cinema. I remember I have been to this cinema when I were young. But those were the days.
Now, that how the coffee shop looks like but before that, it was very traditional coffee shop till it caught fire many years ago. It serves only kolo mee. And true enough, it serves one of the best authentic kolo mee around!!
Delicious authentic kolo mee with slices of char siew and minced meat. RM3.00 per bowl. I requested for "ang" (char siew oil) so it was slightly sweet but I did not mind it.
After our satisfying breakfast, we went for a ride around town before we went to a supermarket for our grocery shopping. We did our grocery shopping every 2 weeks so we always ended with 2 shopping carts full with stuff.
Back home, I got everything put away, took me a bit of time. However this time, I did noticed that as I put my things away, my poor pantry was in desperate need of reorganising! Oh well, must do it one of these days.
That evening, our dinner menu was simple. As usual, home-cooked is the best. Seldom go out for dinner nowadays. So when ever I can, I will whip up a simple home-cooked dinner for my family.
Deep-fried pomfret, lo ark (Hakka braised duck), stir fried sawi susu (what it is called in English?) and Dayak eggplant with anchovies soup
While preparing our dinner, I were entertained to enchanting music played by my girl. What else could I ask for while busy in the kitchen? Of course once a while, I could hear the tuneless sound coming out from the piano then I knew it must be Jay on the bench. Lol.
So that was the recap of our Saturday. Did not go out much that day as it was a very warm day. Next in my post - Sunday stay-cation near the beach!