It was Sunday and lunch is usually chap fan at Restoran 134@Taman Megah. But guess what? My lahling suggested that we try something different. Oh?
He did mention the previous week that maybe we check out Hainan Joy Cafe@Taman Megah. As usual, I thought he was just saying, so I did not take it seriously. "You always want to try something new, isn't it?" he asked. Maybe he has been reading my blog wahahahaha....
So there we were.
I could not take better pictures of interior as the place was full of people. The decor is very ancient, drab and old school. In other words, not instagrammable, if you get the drift. If it is ambiance you are looking for, this ain't the place.
But I don't care much for aesthetics. The most important thing for me is the food and service.
We ordered a hot teh o kosong to share.
I was very tempted to order nasi lemak but chose the Hainan Chicken Chop instead. And surprise surprise, my partner opted for the same. I thought he would go for noodles, rice or porridge.
The chicken chop comprised of a battered and deep fried deboned chicken leg, a fried egg, a slice of tomato, fries and baked beans. I assume that the sauce on the chicken is mushroom sauce judging from the slices of canned mushrooms. But frankly, I could not make out the taste of the sauce.
I wished that I could say that the Hainan Chicken Chop was very good (I had high hopes since this is Hainan Joy Cafe after all) but I'm afraid it was not. It was below average and the chicken smelt and tasted of rancid oil. I had to pour chili sauce to make it go down easier.
Judging from the number of people at the cafe, I can only assume that there might be better fare on the menu. Maybe we will come back for something else.
As we were walking to the car, my partner playfully asked "Eh, don't you want to take a picture of the signboard?". How sweet. So I did. Click!