Cold weather dem kao syiok to sleepla wei.
Yesterday night we went to have dinner at Kemaman Coffee Shop before sending Mun Yee off to the bus station. Read a review of the place here about its char kuey tiaw and tuna toast so was quite gastronomically (is there such a word?) curious to try.
It looks like an ordinary kopitiam unlike those kopitiam franchises, with an extension outside, where all the food are prepared. We noticed that most customers there had a plate of char kuey tiow in front of them so it must be the best selling item.
It does not have much food to offer besides some buns, toasts, sandwiches, 4 fried dishes and nasi lemak Terengganu. Almost 70 percent of the menu is made up of the drinks. =P
EC said that the coffee susu was quite good, however Yen Lin found the iced coffee too sweet, and I have no comments on the iced coffee.
The tuna and vege sandwich contained slabs of tuna in creamy mayonaise with tomatoes and cucumber slices in three slices of toasted bread, this dish was favoured by the four of us. I like the crunchy toast and the filling was quite good since generous amount of mayonaise was used. However, I prefer my sandwiches cold so I do wish that the filling was a bit.. colder.
The char kuey tiaw was quite a disappointment since it smelled really good. Although it was fried in some sort of special sambal, it was quite tasteless for me that even no amount of soy sauce thrown into it could enhance the taste. It had the wok hei taste, but again, it wasn't salty enough for me, Mun Yee and Yen Lin. On the other hand, EC quite liked it, so I guess it's really up to a person's tastebuds. The dish had no seahams and pieces of chicken, but filled with eggs, fishcake slices and some prawnsla.
Again, another tasteless dish, and weird enough to be called Singapore Fried Bee Hoon (SFBH). I thought SFBH are generally orange in colour or colourless, and tasted sweet and sour. However, this one looked like it was fried with soy sauce or black sauce. Masih tiada rasa. Even when Mun Yee laced it with soy sauce, still tasteless. The portion was bigger than the char kuey tiaw though, and generously filled with eggs and capsicums.
Either the shop ran out of salt or it was quite stingy with salt.
The funny things is, when we went up to the counter to pay, there was a table filled with a tray containing bottles of tomato and chilli sauces, and soy sauces and peppers. So, I guess, we had to self-servicely enhance our food taste.
In conclusion (chewahhhh), I would not mind coming back again to try some other toasts for teatimes, but not definitely not go back there during mealtimes.
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