Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Tong Ah Eating House, Keong Saik Road
I was recommended by an aunt to this place (35 Keong Saik Road) and it was specifically mentioned that their kaya was buay pai. The home made lumpy type that's filled with pandan flavours minus the additional flour or whatever things factories add to make them unnaturally smooth and silky. And that I could only eat them there because they don't sell them as takeaways. It's not bad but doesn't beat the ones that my mum used to make. Didn't that make me sound like an old fogey? Oh, those French toasts were okay. Didn't look at picturesque as IG has made it out to be though. Lol.
Anyways, their queue system is rather chaotic. One could simply hijack a prepared order of toast and add on additional orders simply by having thick skin. There were only a couple of people churning out the bread and coffee while the weekend queue was in full strength. We got a pack of nasi lemak which was probably not made in house. It was surprisingly edible and featured that sweet and spicy sambal that I didn't find off putting because it had enough heat. The portions of the rice was unexpectedly larger than usual.
Coffee was a pretty thick local brew but it's not especially fragrant. Which works for some people but not quite so for me because the strength is just one half of the quality I look for. It's not bad per se, just not fantastic. And ooooh...testing Google Map embed into this post.