The other day when I was back in Malacca, I got a call from James Liew, a long lost friend whom I haven’t met for months, perhaps even coming to years, since he dumped me and the rest of our bachelor’s gang for Cinderella.
I was happy he called, and my first reaction was “si mi kang tau?” (a Hokkien phrase that means What’s Up?), and he asked me whether I’d like to join him for lunch in this new coffee house in Malim Jaya which serves one of the Best Curry Chicken Rice in Malacca town.
First, I’m not a big fan of spicy food to start with, and second, I’m not a big fan of chicken either (I only eat chicken breast meat. Yeah I’m weird, I know).
But out of courtesy and since I haven’t seen this brother for months, I obliged.
Turns out, James was right. The Curry Chicken Rice served in 2K Coffee House was indeed not bad. Within minutes, we were served a bowl of curry chicken that looks like this.
Rice is served separately on another plate, together with some vegetables and an egg.
If that’s not enough to please your taste buds, they serve many other sumptuous home-cooked dishes as well. 2 extra dishes worth mentioning are their Steamed Pork Belly served with Eggs and Chicken Feet in Black Sauce.
There’s a saying that goes something like “Three Time’s the Charm”, and in the case of 2k Coffee House’s dishes, the saying applies. When you have curry, steamed pork belly and chicken feet in black sauce served together, the end result are 3 different tastes lingering on your tougue: Spicy, Sweet, and Sour.
I don’t know about you, but to me, it left me salivating all the way back home, hoping to come back for more.
Here’s another look at the Steamed Pork Belly.
And the Chicken Feet in Black Sauce.
Another surprise the shop owner gave us was their Sauteed Minced Meat wrapped in Eggs. They told me it was their ancestor’s recipe.
Didn’t really looked that special at first, but after putting some in my mouth, I just lost it.
And it just tastes even better with their home-made Sambal, a local traditional Malay chili sauce.
If you’re like me and you like to have everything mixed together on your plate of rice, do this.
And then use your fork and spoon and mix it all together, stir it, flip it, mince it if you will, and the result is a homogenized dish with all the nutrients, vitamins, spices, and fats you can get under the sun.
The thing about eating Curry Rice is that, it somehow allows you to simulate the feeling of being locked up in jail, because in Malaysia, if you’re jailed, Curry Rice will be your staple food throughout your penance. So one day if I’m jailed, this is what I’ll look like while eating.
Lastly, I must commend 2k Coffee House for their Half Boiled Eggs. Seriously no joke. It’s not too cooked, and it’s not undercooked. When I asked them how did they managed to keep it so consistent all the time, the answer I got was “It’s Proprietary” coupled with a grin.
Who cares how you make your half boiled eggs nicely done as long as I get the gobble them in one go right?
Oh before I forgot, this is only perhaps the only Coffee House in Malacca that serves Fresh Sugar Cane Juice – In Jerry Cans.
Contact 2k Coffee House at:
22, Jalan MP 10, Taman Merdeka Permai, 75350 Melaka, Malaysia.
Tel : 016 – 328 9055 (Ignatius)