Though I am not about to lose my carnivore card because by and large I am still very much a meat eater. So for the past weeks last month, I had been dining at Kam Kee Cafe 1967.
I was very intrigued by the Fried Rice with Diced Ox Tongue in Black Pepper. I placed an order and noted that there is an option to add sides of Kampung Fried Egg and Borscht Soup. Curious about the soup, I included the add-ons.
It was a very big portion of rice (I like!) with many tiny cubes of ox tongue and the wok hei aroma was wonderful. The fried egg as you can see in the background was pathetic.
The Borscht Soup was a revelation because it was pretty good with bits of beef and vegetables in it. I did not expect to like this soup but ended up loving it.
As you can see, the seating is very cramped and getting in and out of your seat can be very uncomfortable. If you are flanked by (occupied) seats on your right and left, to get out you have to practically slide right next to the customer at the next table. Very awkward.
I don't know what came over me because I don't like food that contain too much cheese. And yet I was motivated to order this Cheese Baked Tomato Pork Chop with Egg Fried Rice. It came to the table super hot so I had to be careful not to burn my tongue.
The cheese is very mild, mozzarella, and the tomato sauce was very pleasant. No overly strong taste or smell. The fried rice is pretty much simple fried rice.
Someone at the next table couldn't finish his plate of fried rice (kepoh mode on). Like I mentioned, the portion size of the fried rice here is very ngam for sharing between two small eaters.
Then I went on to have the Yeung Chow Fried Rice which upon first and second spoonful, I tasted wok hei but after that there was no more wok hei aroma as I continued to eat. This fried rice was disappointing because it was also on the dry side.
I was also curious about the Seafood Fried Rice in XO Sauce. This one was much better than the Yeung Chow Fried Rice in terms of wok hei aroma and it was more moist.
But alas, I discovered that "seafood" meant crab sticks. Lots of crab sticks (and very little tiny shrimps) which I dislike.
Then one day I spotted an auntie (next table, super kepoh mode on again) who ordered the Signature Club Sandwich. It came in four pieces and she could only finish two and requested the server to pack the remainder.
So one Saturday I came for an early dinner and ordered the Signature Club Sandwich. By the way, when I came, there was no small table for me, so I had to sit outside at the al fresco area.
Shortly after I placed my order, a table was available inside and the server came to ask if I would like to move. Ah, that's what I call service!
I must say that the sandwiches look very attractive but in terms of taste, well, they were pretty much ordinary. But I was happy that I tried it.
So that was it, my lunches (and one early dinner) at Kam Kee Cafe. The food here is more than decent and costs me about RM20+. So it is affordable.