Sorry yah. This week there is no cooking or baking post. Not that I have not cooked or baked. I did but since it was over the Chinese New Year period, there was no time to doll up my food and take pictures.
On the third day of Chinese New Year, I went to 1 Utama to buy some stuff. That's when I decided to drop by Mak's Chee to try their authentic wanton noodles.
I have always wondered, why is this place called Mak's Chee? What is this "Chee"?
Apparently the "Chee" refers to Chee Kee by Master Mak Woon Chee which was a famous noodle stall in Guangzhou, China.
Since I was on my own, I went inside this room which had individual booths. It felt a bit strange at first. There were two other customers to keep me company.
I read about the Prawn Roe Dry Noodle (RM14.90 L) and that was what I ordered.
The sprinkling of prawn roe was not as generous as some I have seen on blogs. The taste was alright, fishy (in a nice way) and the wanton is lightly seasoned, unlike our usual wanton mee which is drenched in dark sauce. If you find that you need more flavoring, you can add soya sauce which is available at the table together with pickled green chilies.
It was just noodles, no substantial protein (well, the prawn roe is protein) and if I had spent a bit more time studying the menu, I could have ordered the Wanton and Dumpling Dry Noodle with Prawn Roe. That would have made a more substantial meal. Or I could have added one of their dumpling soups.
The noodles are a bit on the dry side, I mean not dry until you choke, if you know what I mean. But there is a small bowl of soup that comes with it and I did add some soup to my noodles. The soup tasted quite alright.
The Rose Jasmine Tea (RM3.90) was very fragrant. The tea bag looks rather pretty.
Since I only had noodles, I got hungry really quickly. So.
Hee..hee..hee... a large serving of IlaoIlao frozen yogurt with some sprinkles and berry sauce. This serving costs RM18.85 with 3 toppings and by using Favepay, I got an immediate cashback of RM3.92, so I paid RM14.95 (after rounding).
Then the following day, I realized I ran out of butter and I had to make another grocery run. So ..............
I went back to Mak's Chee for the Wanton & Dumpling Dry Noodles (RM16.90 L). There was a peanut sign on the menu for this dish which I did not understand until later. Eh, where are my wanton and dumplings?
Ah... they were hidden under the noodles.
This made for a substantial meal and I enjoyed the wanton and dumplings. When I bit into the dumpling, that's when I tasted peanuts. It was not unpleasant but rather nice. I did not mind the peanut paste in the filling at all.
I left happy and I would not mind coming back, though personally, if you asked me, I prefer our local wanton mee.
There was something else I had to have again.
This time with crushed cookies, chocolate and hazelnut sauce. The yogurt itself is not flavored and no sugar is added so it is very tart. It tastes milky and sour and somehow I was OK with it even though I do not like plain yogurt. Eaten with the toppings, they balance out the tartness and made this yogurt very enjoyable indeed.
So I got to enjoy two foods in a day, two days in a row. Keong Huat Chye indeed hee.... hee... hee....