I have always been curious about Lei Cha but did not have the courage to try it because I was afraid that I would dislike the taste. The thought of drinking a greenish herbal concoction freaked me out a little.
But boy, was I wrong. My opportunity came on an outing with my brother (after another movie, this time Equalizer 2) at A Foodie's Nest@The Starling.
I read about Judy's Lei Cha from The Star and I made a note to check it out. Since I had been overindulging in Champ's Chee Yok Fun heh..heh... I decided to do penance by eating something with lots of vegetable and herbs, hence me taking my virgin Lei Cha plunge.
I approached the stall and took a look at the menu.
Oohh...they have stewed pork.... but no, Lei Cha it is with brown rice.
So there you go.
A bowl of rice with chopped vegetables and peanuts.
And a bowl of scary green soup.
Okie... I took a tentative sip. Hey! This is good. Another sip. So good!
So I mixed up the rice and veggies and ate them with spoonfuls of the green soup. Wow. It's really good. The flavors of the minty soup, the veggies, peanuts and rice came together so well.
I guess I am now a fan of Lei Cha.