September 27, 2009

May Fang Coffee Shop in Tutong Brunei

May Fang Coffee Shop is well known throughout Brunei.

Many from Miri would also drive up to Tutong just to have its teh c and Kopi c with the kuih like pulut. The pulut panggang from this simple and clean shop has a good reputation and most of them would be taken by 10 .30 in the morning. The pulut will be cooked by 8 in the morning. So one cannot be there too early also. Apparently the first owner of the coffee shop must have made the pulut in the early 60's when government officers frequented the shop and mobility was not that great then.

The Tutong Magistrate's court is just about 200 meters away on the same side of the road..

The other nyonya kuihs are just as good. I like them because they are not very sweet but are tender and fragrant. Perhaps being a corner shop its feng shui is very good. People of all races come here and meet up. And sometimes it is so motivating and cheerful to see good friends smiling and talking animately over a nice "glass" of kopi c or teh c. And then the river scenery is just perfect to make your morning start well.

the pulut comes in two "tastes" : you can have the prawn sambal or the beef sambal fillings. I love both. Most people buy up to ten each time they visit Tutong. But more often then not you come away empty handed.

The Kuih Lenggang is very tender. I used to tell my friends it was love at first bite for me. I do make an effort to go there.

The characteristics of old style coffee shop (kopi tiam) should never be abandoned by our business people.


William said...

I was in Tutong on Friday! Should have tried this place if I knew about it earlier.

yan said...

These are all my favourites. But I have long given up, except for the teh c kosong, probably!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi William
Nice of you to pass by Tutong each time you go see your brothers and sisters?
Yes do visit this place - but must be between 8 and 11 in the stock. The Best Pulut in Brunei..I will give 4 pulut panggang (Symbol -++++) to this coffee shop.
Next time.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Yan
Good morning to you. It is a good treat to have one pulut with the special sambal once in a while to reward oneself...
My digestion is not good too...going slow on curries and too much carbo. Boiled veg. is good for me.

Superman said...

Local specialty. Nice.

Ah Ngao said...

the teh C looks very orange - did you find the taste "lain2" ?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

You must visit Tutong - it is a special corner of Brunei with a special ambience.

Excellent pangang where you can find such standards in the whole of Borneo.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ah Ngao
The teh C is orangey..may be not made from 888 brand. But it is tasty.

The kopi peng I heard is very nice.

these glasses are very old style and served with a small saucer (politeness). Perhaps remnant of colonial era.

By the way have you noticed old ladies are found in coffee shops in Kuching but not in smaller towns in Sarawak? Tell me your opinion.

Ah Ngao said...

sorry for the late reply.i think old ladies in smaller towns are more "conserve" as to the city's "siaw chier".in the city's night joints,you have housewifes too-frequenting and some are really city or bigger town,middle aged or elderly women are also quite catch-up with their males counterpart,hehe..

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ah Ngao

Good explanation! Thanks.

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