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Tuesday 3 February 2015

Kedai Kopi Nanking

36 Jalan USJ10/1 Taipan
47620 Subang Jaya
Coordinates: 3.047867, 101.584861

We were in the vicinity this weekend and decided to visit our old favourite haunt.

A long time ago living in Subang this restaurant (together with Sin Kong) was often our destination of choice for lunch and dinner during the weekends. Like most other food courts, Nanking hosted a cluster of stalls selling the typical Chinese ‘fast food’ dishes.

I had the 1Mee Hoon Curry; Cat ordered her favourite 2Penang Asam Laksa while Brendan ordered his usual 3Char Kueh Teow.

1string thin rice vermicelli with spicy curry soup, chili/sambal, coconut milk, and a choice of dried tofu, cockles, prawns, cuttlefish, chicken, egg and mint leaves
2A sour, fish-based soup (with tamarind to give the stock its sour flavor) made up of shredded fish (normally mackerel), finely sliced vegetables including cucumber, onions, red chilies, pineapple, lettuce, common mint, "daun kesum" (Vietnamese mint or laksa mint) and pink bunga kantan (torch ginger) served with thick rice noodles (vermicelli) topped off with "petis udang" or "hae ko" (蝦羔), a thick sweet prawn/shrimp paste
3flat rice noodles stir-fried over very high heat with light and dark soy sauce, chili, a small quantity of belachan, whole prawns, de-shelled cockles, bean sprouts, chopped Chinese chives and egg

good to see...

our food being prepared...

by local Malaysians

a bevy of beverages

my mee hoon curry

Cat's penang asam laksa

Brendan's char kueh teow

Run of the mill would best describe Nanking and the dishes it had to offer. Not bad, and nothing remarkable as well. Seeing as how we kept coming here weekend after weekend all those years ago it must be doing something right though. Either that or we were just plain lazy to venture out further than a 5 kilometre radius from our home then.

But still, it qualifies for the mantle of serving the everyday food for the everyday man.

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