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November 25, 2009

Simple pleasures of life @ Meng Fang, Kuantan

Rain rain rain rain. Don’t you just hate it when you step into big puddles of water? I know I ruined two of my favourite shoes during this monsoon season. The rain is much worst in Kuantan. The weather there is dreadful — wet, cold and foggy with water puddles everywhere. I was so tempted to buy a pair of Phua Chu Kang boots!

During such rainy days, I often crave a simple kaya toast with a hot cup of coffee, and I got what I wanted at Meng Fang.
This simple coconut jam had a thick, grainy texture, and was fragrant and nicely caramelised. Between a bun and a slice of toast, I had the former. Freshly out of the toaster, the buns (RM1.50 for 2) were crisp on the outside and puffy on the inside. I had a cup of old style kopi (RM1), with a generous amount of condensed milk. Strong, aromatic and smooth till the last drop. Beats the overpriced and overhyped coffee from a famous local coffee chain I know.
Ambiance: 4/10
Price: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Verdict: Simple, yet satisfying.

Meng Fang
B1445 Jalan Beserah
Kuantan, 25300
09 566 6126

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10 Responses

  1. "Joe" who is constantly craving

    i hope its not kuantan for holiday bcos the weather is dreadful!

  2. thule a.k.a leo

    it rained non-stop for a few days (5 or 6 I think) since last week…
    what r u doing in kuantan anyway?

  3. taufulou

    wow!~ now days you post so frequent ha.~

    enjoy your trip there eh~

  4. thenomadGourmand

    yeah man..this rain is gettin on my nerves too! Gloomy lehh…!

    Oh, its so hard to find good kaya here!
    I'm tempted to make some myself once I move into my new plc! You can be my QC!! ;p

  5. eiling lim

    OOOH nothing beats an old fashioned kaya toast on a rainy day. looks good!

  6. foodbin

    for good kaya-lady at 1st stall in front of O&S Paramount Gdn on Sunday pasar malam.

  7. Xiang Ying

    I love to enjoy coffee & toast in those old style kopitiam(not the commercial type, haha)

  8. wetfusion

    i know that shop!


  9. Huai Bin

    I can totally relate! It's just nice to be eating kaya toast (we call it roti kahwin over in Sarawak) with a cup of coffee on a rainy day…especially weekends! :)

  10. Bangsar-bAbE

    Huai Bin – High five!

    wetfusion – Kekeke…

    Xiang Ying – Yup, old school toast is yummy.

    foodbin – Thanks for the tip!

    eiling – Tasted good, and it was cheap!

    nomad – Hahaha…if you didn't ask, I would shamelessly volunteer. Muahahaha….

    taufulou – Frequent meh? I thought it's the same…

    leo – I went to see rif. He was assigned there for work for two weeks. I wanted to call you, but you were in Penang. =)

    Joe – No la…went there to see rif (he misses his gf, and wanted me to bring his sweater! =P).

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