Something Special Cafe @ Hugh Low Street – Painted with a stark contrast of sunshine yellow and sky blue, it’s tough to NOT notice this wacky little outlet stuck in between the famous Xin Quan Fang curry mee (police station curry mee), and Paris Restaurant’s famous Hakka Mee (formerly Yin Yau Kui from the opposite side)
Huh. I lost half a Saturday today. No thanks to a well-planned, well-prepared, but ill-selected choice of starting time. Waking up at an un-Godly hour of 5am just to scramble my way over to Teluk Intan does not sound exactly like one’s idea of a perfect weekend now ….. does it?
Anyway, there’s a “Special” place (pun intended) I wanted to introduce to you readers since months ago. But somehow, the prospect of getting oneself stuck in the congestion on Hugh Low Street (Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah) during lunch hour did not appeal at all. Hence the hesitation, and then come procrastination.
“Thunder Tea” Rice, or Lui Cha Fan is a type of famous Hakka one-dish meal, consisting of an assortment of chopped greens and roasted peanuts on white rice, served with a side serving of the ‘lui cha’ – a Green broth made from various greens and herbs.
Something Special Cafe (in Chinese, it’s known as “Gu Ling Jing Gwai”) has not been on the scene for that long, but in the past couple of years, this cafe has remained a permanent favourite of the lunch crowd.
Why not? When a lunch set, consisting of a main dish (rice, noodles, or fish/chicken steak), an apple tart, and a glass of their homemade sweet potato juice is priced from RM5-RM7 (USD1.50-USD2.10) only !! Read the rest of this entry »