Of half-boiled eggs and Hainan kopi

I seriously cannot remember which Kopitiam outlet this is except it is in the basement of Queensbay Mall! LOL, you see, my children jumped over the little fence they placed and we sat down and enjoyed our meals without realising that there is a main entrance and people are queuing up for a seat! It is truely an innocent oversight but the waiters were too busy and did not realise that we actually gate-crashed from the back.

Anyway….here are some of the things we had – Ipoh koayteow which my hubby enjoyed and lots of buns which my kids loved. But for the life of me, I cannot remember what I ordered! Can you believe that? We didn’t take many photos so now, I am trying to figure out what I ate.


The half-boiled eggs on toast. They make an indent and put the eggs on top of the toasted bread. Eating it can be messy but the eggs look lovely perching precariously like that on the toast.


My 11 years old enjoyed drinking the half-boiled egg from the toast. Remember to put some pepper and soysauce before eating.


My other son had the Nissin noodle and a por-lor-pau with ham and cheese. The por-lor pau is nothing fantastic, rather dry and not enough buttery smell.


I had their signature Hainan kopi which I must say is good. After writing all the above, I just recalled that I had their tomyam noodle which of course, is nothing to shout about and that’s why I couldn’t recall immediately. But you can’t blame me ‘cos I had to remove all the squids and prawns and that’s why everything is lack-lustre to me.

Anyway, it is still a cosy place to have a simple, nice meal because they offer nasi lemak and many other local dishes. Price is cheap, service is good as the waiters are all very efficient, friendly and know how to recommend their menu items. It is a halal outlet and worth visiting. Now…if only I can recall which Kopitiam it is.

Post Author: Lilian

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4 thoughts on “Of half-boiled eggs and Hainan kopi

    Cindy Chin

    (March 20, 2007 - 1:38 pm)

    Hi Lilian,
    By looking at those pictures, I believe it’s the Ipoh Old Town Kopitiam in Queensbay (like what you mentioned).

    Erina Law

    (March 20, 2007 - 4:47 pm)

    Ipoh Old Town in E-Gates is one of our ‘pak tor ing’ place. hehehe…… Sometimes, when the kids are not around and after work, we will drop by to enjoy some tea or coffee. Me and Lawrence like the White Milk Tea. I prefer it hot. Hainan kopi not to my expectation yet. Cheh wah!!! Lawrence like the Ipoh Hor Fun and for me is Nasi Rendang. Taste better than the Nasi Lemak. If our son follow us, his favourite is toast bread and 1/2 boil egg.


    (March 21, 2007 - 9:12 am)

    Your second pic, i saw that Ipoh OldTown logo haha… actually their noodles dishes are lousy, so are their curry chicken. only toast and drinks are ok.

    Cindy Chin

    (March 21, 2007 - 8:06 pm)

    I agreed with babe_KL…
    Should try the authentic Ipoh noodles in Ipoh. What OldTown have are not that good.

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