The initial plan was to go to ‘Gou Lou’ ( tall guy) place for dinner but it was closed ( although a very very noisy person was insisting that we go to Cheng Mai ( a Thai restaurant in Wakaf Bharu), we didn’t have a plan B, and was still discussing where to have dinner ( while noisy person (NP) was still saying ‘it’s Cheng Mai, or nothing’ ) when Jit Mun’s name was brought up..so to Jalan Hamzah it is..( NP sulking in the car)
Jit Mun is not NP’s favourite place – not because of the food but for fear of running into her English tuition teacher and we had an agreement that, if Ms Tuition Teacher ( Ms TT) is having her meal there , we will change the venue.
Must be JM’s lucky day..no sign of Ms TT when we entered the restaurant, but…as they say..the night is still young ! We ordered : Fish in soy sauce and salad; stir fried sweet potato leaves ; black pepper venison ( this dish was ordered as a bribe to NP) . pork trotters + buns; ‘stewed’ yee mien.
The fish in soy sauce + salad was a weird combination, the fried mango ( salad) on top of the fish was err..interesting , you have ‘cooked’ mango strips on top of the fried fish seasoned with soy sauce. I prefer my mango salad to be raw…
We were informed that the pork trotters are not available, so we ordered marmite pork ribs instead. The noodles came next..and hey..it was pretty good yee mein. Plenty of fishballs, chicken slices and spinach in dark thick gravy. Tasty…
When the sweet potato leaves arrived, we burst out laughing, it looked so plain and pure ( the actual word we used – look like food for the sickly). But once you taste it, ehh… …it was surprisingly good, the leaves were tender and compliments to the chef for achieving this just with some chopped garlic.
The venison arrived accompanied by lots of spring onion, onions and ginger. The venison was tender and the combination of black pepper, spring onions and ginger complemented each other very well. NP had this dish placed in front of her, I could almost hear her growl each time someone took a piece off this dish.
Marmite pork ribs..a bit too sweet for me ( this, coming from someone with a sweet tooth, is saying quite a lot) and there were more batter than meat. I was told JM does a pretty mean pork trotters dish
..so, it’s a pity that I didn’t get a chance to taste it this time around, nevermind la..there is always a second , third, forth, fifth….