Sunday 7 April 2024

The Old Mark Cafe (Malaysia, Melaka)

Tiramisu Souffle Pancake RM 19

I was looking at the location of Atlantis Residences, the airbnb where we were staying and the places nearby. That was when I stumbled upon The Old Mark Cafe, which had good reviews and was just a 8 minutes walk (or 3 minutes car ride) away.

We visited on a Monday afternoon at 1.40pm. Despite the timing, the cafe was full and there was a group in front of us. We waited around 15 minutes for a table as we had a big group (nine persons). Be prepared to wait 30 to 60 minutes during peak hour. Ordering was done over the counter and I was glad that I could use YouTrip to make payment. 

Old Mark Big Breakfast RM 27

This was the Old Mark Big Breakfast RM 27 which consisted of chicken ham, salad, sauteed mushroom, hashbrown and scrambled egg with toast bread. It was quite decent with all the right notes in terms of taste. Scrambled egg was perfectly cook, not overcooked.

Whites Nutty Souffle Pancake RM 19

The Old Mark Cafe is popular for their signature Souffle Pancake. You cannot visit this cafe without trying them. Their Souffle Pancakes were soft, fluffy, light and wobbly. Taste wise they were not overly sweet and literally melt in the mouth. This was the Whites Nutty Souffle Pancake RM 19 with homemade white chocolate sauce, walnut and butter crumb. Despite looking so plain looking, it was delicious and tasty.

The other Souffle Pancake we tried was the Tiramisu Souffle Pancake RM 19, with homemade cream sauce, lady finger soaked with daily espresso and butter crumb. Taste wise this was oh so good too. 

The other items that we ordered which I did not managed to try are below. I heard that they were not bad. 

Butter Garlic Chicken Rice Bowl RM 20

The Butter Garlic Chicken Rice Bowl RM 20 consisted of deep fried chicken thigh with butter garlic sauce and corn. 

Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl RM 24

Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl RM 24 came with teriyaki salmon cube and tobiko, carrot, corn and zucchini slices.

Hojicha Latte (Hot) RM 13

Overall, I was so glad that we visited The Old Mark Cafe. Ambience, food presentation and taste was fantastic. The younger generation will love this especially the Souffle Pancake which are so IG worthy.

The Old Mark Cafe (Malaysia, Melaka)
No.39, Jalan KSB 11
Taman Kota Syahbandar
Malacca City, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: Wednesday to Monday 12pm to 7pm
                           Closed on Tuesday 

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Wednesday 27 September 2023

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Food Centre)

$4.50 Fried Kway Teow Mee

If you are a fan of fried Char Kway Teow, you may have heard of this stall located at Hong Lim Food Centre; Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee. This stall has been mentioned many times on mainstream media such as The Straits Times, Yahoo Singapore and 8 days, and even received the Michelin Bib Gourmand award in 2018.


I visited on a weekday at around 10.30am and there was already a queue of around 10 persons in front. I waited for around 20 minutes before I received my plate of food.    

$4.50 Fried Kway Teow Mee

There are two versions available, either $4.50 or $5.50. I ordered the $4.50 Fried Char Kway Teow

$4.50 Fried Kway Teow Mee
This plate of Char Kway Teow really hit all the right notes. The wok hei (smokey fragrance) added on to the sweet and salty flavour of the dish which consisted of just noodles, kway teow, cockles, bean sprouts, fishcake, egg, and pork lard. It is amazingly how these ingredients could be fried together to produce such taste. There was not even any chinese sausage to enhance the taste. The cockles may look small, but they were plump and juicy.
$4.50 Fried Kway Teow Mee

Even if you try to get these ingredients and fried it yourself, you would not be able to get the taste as it takes skill to cook the wok hei flavour out. Moreover, the owner added his own mixture of umami soya sauce when frying the ingredients.

I was glad that I went early at 10plus in the morning. Because by the time I finished it was around 11am and the queue had grown in size to more than 20 pax. I really like this plate of Fried Kway Teow and am glad that I managed to try it. Rating this a die die must try dish! 

Outram Park Fried Kway Teow Mee (Hong Lim Food Centre)
531A Upper Cross St
Hong Lim Food Centre #02-17
Singapore 051531
Opening Hours: 6am to 3pm Monday to Saturday
                           Closed on Sunday

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Saturday 1 July 2023

Chef Wai Hometown Noodle (Blk 461 Yishun) - CLOSED

*edited on 21 April 2024, closed*

Having stayed in Yishun nearly all my life, I was surprised to see a few photos showing the same food from Instagram. Curiosity got the better of me and when I clicked the location geo tag, I noticed that the stall was located in Yishun. 

The stall called Chef Wai Hometown Noodle is located at Blk 461 in Yishun. The owners are husband and wife. The menu offers Signature Seafood Pork Noodle, Pork Noodle, Meat Ball Noodle and even Bitter Gourd Pork Noodle.

I ordered the most expensive item on the menu, which is the Signature Seafood Pork Noodle (dry) which cost $6.50. Interestingly, it comes with an onsen egg on top of the noodles, which gave the noodles, a creamy and silky texture when they are well mixed. 

The bowl of cloudy soup was definitely the differentiating factor that makes this stall stands out. It was robust, flavourful and full of ingredients. It came with two deshell crunchy prawns, two squid rings, two meatballs, minced meat patty and slices of lean meat, fishcake and cabbage. 

The minced meat patty was unique in terms of taste, it taste as though powdered dried sole fish was added in it. I liked the soup so much that I finished the whole bowl of soup. 

I have gone back to visit the stall around 4 times thus far. Can't wait to visit them again. 

Chef Wai Hometown Noodle (Blk 461 Yishun)

Prime Court Stall 5
Blk 461 Yishun Ave 6
Singapore 760461
Opening Hours: Fri to Wed 7am to 4pm
                           Closed on Thu

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