I discovered a place for Hakka lui cha stall just across Leisure Mall and having a sudden urge for healthy eating, I decided to give it a second try.
The owner recoqnized me instantly and he swiftly whipped up a bowl of rice, topped by a kaleidoscope of vegetables and nut, of different shapes and sizes and colours.
Out of the blue, he asked, “do you want to try “sar kort lieu” a Ipoh delicacy and immediately my eyes beamed with childlike delight. I ordered 2 to try out. Not bad but not as good as those from Ipoh though.
Perhaps he was lonely and he striked up a conversation with me..as such
Boss: Where do you work?
Me: A hotel somewhere near here (too lazy to explain)
Boss: Ohh..hotel ABC arr?
Me: Yes (smiling)
Boss: Leng chai (handsome boy), how much for 2 hours arr?
Me: Don’t have 2 hours. 4 hours at RM80
Boss: Wahh..expensive worr..only to f#$% worr..need 4 hours meh?
Me: Lots of guests complained 2 hours not enough…(smiling again)
Boss: Aiyohh..what they do larr..count pubic hair arr?
Me: Hahaha (nearly choked on my lui cha)
Boss: You look very young la..20 plus year old, right?
Me: Lou sai, I am already over 40 yearl old…(grinning now)
Boss: Wah..what you eat arr?
Me: Lou sai, how much ar?
If I dont stop the conversation, I will be trapped in a traffic jam as the sky threatened to pour cats and dogs.