If you reside in the vicinity of Bandar Sunway, you’ve probably come across mentions of Rock Cafe. However, what exactly is it? Despite having “cafe” in its name, Rock Cafe is, in fact, a vast hawker centre that remains open 24 hours a day!
Having friends from universities nearby, I opted to pay a visit and find out what all the excitement was about. We all know that TTDI is notorious for its parking, and I would say it’s the same case with Bandar Sunway. Although finding a parking spot is not impossible, it certainly presents a challenge.
I reached Rock Cafe at 8pm, and it was bustling with university students and small families enjoying their dinner. Fortunately, I secured a table beneath one of the many large fans. After taking a stroll around to explore the offerings of the hawker stalls, I placed my order and patiently awaited its arrival.
What I tried at Rock Cafe
Among the 3 of us, we each selected a dish, which, coincidentally, happened to be various kinds of noodles.
I opted for the small Char Kuey Teow (RM8) with a fried egg (RM1). The noodles came with a few small shrimp, a handful of fishcakes, a decent amount of bean sprouts and a touch of vegetables.
The char kuey teow noodles were nice and springy and seasoned well. However, I do think it needed a little more wok hei to enhance the smoky flavours of the dish. The fried egg, on the other hand, had a nice runny yolk that added an extra layer of creaminess to the noodles.
I’d describe the char kuey teow as quite conventional, but it was missing that additional burst of flavour to make it truly remarkable.
My friend opted for the small Hokkien Mee (RM10). He mentioned that the mee was more on the pricier side than average. The dish came with a fair amount of pork meat and pork lard pieces.
After taking a bite, he mentioned that the sauce had a pleasing thickness, effectively coating the noodles. The soy sauce imparted a delightful savoury flavour reminiscent of classic hokkien mee. The pork, in particular, was tender, elevating the overall taste of the dish.
My other friend ordered the Chicken Fishball Noodles (RM8). The dish consisted of kuey teow noodles in soup with a handful of shredded chicken and fishballs paired with fuchuk (tofu skin).
The rice noodles exhibited a delightfully chewy texture that proved to be quite satisfying. The tender, shredded chicken harmonised with the gentle umami essence of the soup, which was absorbed wonderfully by the fishballs and fuchuk.
If you love to lepak with friends or are on the hunt for budget-friendly dining options, Rock Cafe is the ideal destination. I’d definitely return for another visit to explore additional hawker stalls and soak in the lively atmosphere of the bustling crowds.
Among the choices for other hawker stalls located in Rock Cafe include a Japanese cuisine stall, a few satay stalls, as well as a number of nasi campur stalls. There are also options for non-halal food as well as vegetarian food.
It’s important to bear in mind that each stall operates on its own schedule when visiting. However, Rock Cafe itself remains open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please take note that the majority of stalls prefer cash, although QR payments are also accepted. Additionally, be mindful that finding parking can be quite challenging, so do plan accordingly.
Expected damage: RM3 – RM15 per pax
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