The Old Seremban Station Kopitiam has just changed its name to Seremban Station Hainan Coffee as one of its effort in re branding the old name. Re branding is not an uncommon thing to do as big brands like Pepsi had also undergone several changes over the years in order to make its brand relevant to the current market.
There are currently two branches, one in Equine Park, Seri Kembangan, Serdang and the other in Summit Square, Subang Jaya. The new Seremban Station Hainan Coffee is now occupying the outgoing Hailam Kopitiam’s premise in Equine Park. The menu may look the same one way or another, but the food quality is definitely different. Here’s why:
While we were there, we had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Mr. Ritchie and from what we gather from our conversation with him, he aims to serve good quality food at an affordable price.
They would choose and buy most of their own ingredients instead of relying solely on suppliers. Even though this is very time consuming and some times more expensive, he wouldn’t want to sacrifice the quality of his food just to save a couple of bucks.
We were told that every dish is cooked with fresh stocks / broths and not store bought chicken stocks and the clear difference is reflected in all the dishes we tried that afternoon.
We had the Penang prawn mee @ RM8.90 which resembles a close resemblance to the authentic Penang prawn mee. The soup is packed with flavours, so much so that you could taste the flavours of the prawns in it. The spiciness level is tolerable. My only critic to this dish is that they had put too much chili oil in it. But overall, it was good.
The Sambal Seafood Fried Rice @ RM 12.50 is fragrant. It wasn’t too spicy and it had reasonable amount of seafood in it. This fried rice was cooked with the fresh broth / stock mentioned earlier and they may have used too much of it.
The Mee Mamak Goreng @ RM9.50 is very good and is even better than the mee mamak goreng you could get in any mamak shop. It wasn’t too dry but just right.
They are offering the same Famous Nyonya Cendol you can find in Summit Square here. The cendol we had tasted a little different from the one served in Summit Square. It is probably due to the incorrect combination of gula melaka and coconut milk. The one served in Summit Square has more coconut milk and hence its more flavourful. A little bit more coconut milk would definitely make a difference. By the way, they make the cendols themselves. The cendols they have in their Summit Square is a dessert to die for.
SEREMBAN STATION HAINAN COFFEE
No.1, Jalan Equine 9E,
Taman Equine, 43300 Seri Kembangan
Tel: 03-8959 3131
Business hours: 8.30am – 11.30pm
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