Thursday, April 19, 2007

Kedai Kopi Hai Peng, Chukai

Do I really need to blog about this? Hai Peng is so famous that maybe I should not blog about it...
But, for the benefit of those who have never heard of Hai Peng, I shall trudge on...hehe
Hai Peng oozes nostalgia, with the furniture and the ambience of old fashion kopitiam. Always packed with an eclectic mix of locals and tourists, Hai Peng serves a range of roti bakar (toast), kuih muih (malay snack), nasi lemak, nasi dagang etc.
We had the Kopi Hai Peng.... I like this strong, cukup kau (thick) coffee which I understand why some people are so crazy over this little cuppa.
Blur Butterfly decided to have some latte, which she was not too please with... Maybe it's too thick to be latte? I took a sip, thot it tasted alright, though there's a strong hint of cinnamon...
Bubbly Alicia opted for teh ais (ice milk tea) which was served sealed with Hai Peng's logo at the cover. Good way to prevent messy spills from iced drinks... Tea was thick and quite aromatic..
The old fashioned charcoal toast aka roti bakar was served next..
Thick toasts smothered with kaya (local coconut & egg jam) and butter served hot, we quickly grabbed a piece each. Though the bread was home made, I was not too impress with the bread. More doughy than usual, their bread seemed like a cross between sourdough and bread. hmmmm
Next was the toasted buns served with kaya and butter too.. Again, I was not very impress with the buns. Too thick, chewy and bland for my liking.
Bubbly Alicia wanted something savoury, so she ordered the curry toast... For RM5.90, this was way too costly for a slice of toast, egg and dhal sauce. Yes, you read right, dhal. Well, at least it tasted like dhal as I could not find any semblance of curry in it.
Took a nasi lemak bungkus as we wanted to have some rice.. Now this was yummy stuff, tasty, spicy sambal ikan bilis goes really well with the rice and hard boiled egg..
We did return on another day, extra stuff we tried was the Hai Peng Ice Blended Special... Beats all the franchised coffee chain's ice blended hands down. The coffee was strong, aromatic, ice was blended finely, the sweetness was well balanced with the bitterness of the coffee..just perfecto..
We had the nasi dagang too (usually sold off before 12 noon), pretty tasty, the sauce on the heavier side of ginger and asam, but goes well with the rice. No picture on this, you can see it hiding behind my cup of ice blended though.. :)
What Julianne thinks?
Killer coffees not to be missed, yumz for the rice dishes, mediocre for the toasts
Kedai Kopi Hai Peng is located at corner of Jalan Dato Omar (the main trunk road from Kuantan-Cherating-Cukai-Kijal-Kerteh) and Jalan Sulaimani, one of the main roads at Chukai, Terengganu. If you still cant find it, just ask a local. Everyone there knows where Hai Peng is..

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Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Someone I know told me that the food and drinks here are priced like KL pricing! hehe. But having said that, why should we expect stuff to be priced cheaper just becoz they're not in KL, right?

19 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

yeah lemongrass, it's quite pricey but not to KL's extend la..true, true, since hai peng has become a rather popular 'tourist spot', guess we shud expect to pay tourist price..

19 April, 2007  
Blogger Someone who is constantly craving said...

ohh i was just about to ask where in kl..ahhahaah...looks damn kao thick..probably leave my teeth stained big time..but i luv my coffee..hmmm yummmm

19 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

hi SWICC! (hope u dont mind d abbreviation)..hai peng is not in KL le..hehe. yes, the coffees are darn thick there, very la, wont stain that bad, my pearly whites still looks ok wor..;p

19 April, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

1st time I went there, was very surprised to see the Muhibbah-ness at a Chinese coffeeshop. Hardly find it anywhere else except for mamak stalls.

19 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

that was the same comment my friend made when we were muhibbah!

20 April, 2007  
Anonymous durianberry said...

I love a good cup of rich coffee and kaya toast. Unfortunately for me, this place is out of reach at the moment ;)

20 April, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

This is the first time I've seen teh ais sealed in a cup. Will wonders never cease? Or am I just a bit of a katak bawah tempurung? :P

20 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

durianberry: same sure u can get good coffee & roti somewhere else (closer to home) ;)

kenny: jangan le cakap macam tu.. i've never seen teh ais served this way too, i've only seen such packaging like this for bubble tea :)

20 April, 2007  
Anonymous Jungle Jerry J*Ho said...

Nasi Lemak bungkus!
Kopi O! Roti Kaya!

24 April, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

betcha missing these babies in HK eh jem? but u got ying yong and dan tart.. ok la, give and take lor.. ;p

24 April, 2007  

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