I'm confronted with another long queue after battling the previous one at a nearby Roti Prata stall. This time, a renowned mee jiang kueh awaits at the other end.
It was a rather entertaining process, the waiting, as you get to peek over the signs pasted over the glass casings into the kitchen of the stall where the old couple (owners) slave away over the hot stove, churning out new slices for the eager crowds. Most people would take away large quantities of slices, enough to fit into a standard size styrofoam box, but they still do entertain individual slices orders.
My order of the peanut mee jiang kueh ($0.60 a slice) was... interesting. It's outer casing almost assuming a chewy texture. So i've heard that this version uses a yeast culture instead of the usual baking soda in its making hence it's slightly chewy feel. I loved the freshly ground peanuts that was not too sweet, the grinding done just right that the sugar was incorporated perfectly (no gritty bits) and the peanuts revealing one or two surprising chunks here and there. Truly old school in every definition.