Friday, July 31, 2009

Flavors of Old Town Kopitiam

Old coffee shops always ignite a wave of nostalgia and memories in most of us; and it is a feeling that one often seek when it comes to walking down the memory lane.
It is this feeling that I suppose the merchants are trying to preserve with the establishments of the old-style kopitiam as their theme for their new cafes.

We are all familiar with this new style coffee shops; with an old themed kopitiam concept with the continuous growth of one after another of these chain outlets.

Old Town Kopitiam is definitely one of the familiar names around; and I have lost count of the number of outlets they have around.
I just know that this seems an inviting place for a quick lunch and shelter from the hot sun as we stopped by the outlet in Juru Autocity.

What a welcoming drink to quench my thirst with a healthy option of the Spirulina Organic Wheatgrass Juice (RM5.90)
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A long name, but it all means green and healthy.
It was not too bad; if you can get past the 'raw grass' flavor in your mouth.

Simple choices for kopitiam food include the Tomyam Meehoon (RM7.90)
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A bit of a wrong choice, as the tomyam was a bit too spicy for me and the meehoon seems to have soaked all the spiciness in it!
It was on the average; as it did not have much besides meehoon, and a couple of imitation crabsticks.

Nissin Noodles with ham and eggs (RM6.90)
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I wonder what's the fever with all these nissin noodles; which clearly resembled basic instant noodles or in layman terms, Maggi mee?
I guess it's all the craze with the Char Chan Teng food we have grown so familiar with the dramas/movies on our TV screens where the actors gulp their noodles hungrily and appetizingly, which makes them seem so delicious to us?
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I think this is just an overrated bowl of noodles which can be done up in a few minutes in anyone's home; and do not need to be compared to coffee shop standard at any time.
That's what I think of most kopitiam food these days; overrated price for a simple easy-to-whip-up food?

9 comments:

  1. You should try papa rich. At least their food still god some standard compared to the rest.

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  2. er how come your pictures can't be seen? maybe it is my computer/internet.

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  3. FoodPOI, hmmm...think I am not really a fan of all these kopitiam cafes ler:p

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  4. Duckie, really? I am not sure, it loads okay wor...:p

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  5. the Nissin Noodles with ham and eggs from Kim Gary is nicer...
    you should try it...

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