Every student of all races in Miri and Lutong knows that Ah Tak's noodles are the cheapest. He started selling noodles at 30 cents when he was a young man.
I think he should be well decorated by our government. He has served more people of all walks of life than any one in this part of the world....by making his noodles cheap. So in 30 years he has only increaswed his price from 30 cents to RM l.30.
Because Ah Tak sells at 1.30 his two neighbours also have to sell at that price.
Wrapped up in squares one does not even need to use chopsticks or spoons. Just bite through like a biscuit...I once had many of these packed for a trip to the ulu...by the time we reached Long Lama all the shops were closed and I was the angel who provied these treats as we drove into the Kayan settlement of Long Bedian under the moon. How lovely was the cold noodles as we sat at the back of the pickups. A bit of dust was okay. We were hungry !!
By 11 a.m. only the packed noodles are left. Noodles or Kueh Tiaw...or Bee Hoon. Take it or leave it.
The Good Morning towel around the neck of the hawker...
These three stalls provide good service to young and old and especially the lower income group.
And for the housewives who are hard pressed for time a few packets of these noodles mean a lot of time saved. For fathers who need to redeem their status in the eyes of their children a few packets of these noodles go a long long way.