My family and I were just returning home from our short holiday in Perhentian Island when we decided to make a pit stop at Kemamam to see some friends. Anizam and I have been friends since we were 16th years old. We both were staying in the same dorm back to when we were at Kuala Terenganu Technical School days from 1983-1984. We stopped by at her place in Kerteh and after some good quality times spent with her family and her large family of cats and kittens, we adjourned to Kemamam to reunite with another former school colleague at Hai Peng Coffee Shop. It was my second time having a coffee break in Hai Peng.
|Kopi Tarik - most recommended|
|New outlet name as Sukiyang Coffee|
Hai Peng Kopitiam is the famous coffee shop in Terengganu and most tourist who knew about the brand and the shop's existence would have their default pitstop whenever they headed to the east coast. Sukiyang Coffee by Hai Peng is located at PT 11283, Tingkat Bawah, Jalan Kubang Kurus, Taman Chukai Utama, Fasa 3, Kemaman, Terengganu. Should you lost in direction, just call their shop number 019-915 0923 for assistance.
|Seafood spaghetti, looks yummy|
|Iced coffee and iced blended coffee|
Sukiyang occupies a spacious corner lot and the interior is embellished with memorabilia from the past. The Hai Peng’s fan lovers often visited the place which is known for its famous coffee, from the basic kopi o’ to the fancier ice blended and Vietnamese coffee, both smooth and aromatic. You may order the curry toast, a simple assemblage of lightly crusted bread with sunny side up and a serving of curried potatoes on the side. Another famous one is the toasted kaya bun which was decent and best eaten with half boiled egg. But, my favorite is always the best tasted Terengganu style nasi dagang, usually served as breakfast.
|The best combination - Kopi O ice with Kuey Tiow|
Our groups were there for dinner, hence what they ordered that night were mostly a western food, spaghetti's and char kuey tiaw as can be seen from the photos that I'm sharing here. While the shop is larger and to some extent, more comfortable, I still prefer the original Hai Peng shops which has been expanded too. The food and the coffee are a supplement to a good conversation, meeting old buddies from schools. It was what most matters when you hang out at a good coffee shops like this.
Here are more photos just to keep the memories stays remembered in this entry. And a beautiful quotes that comes with it "True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him/her is a blessing". Specially dedicated to Anizam, Fariza and Bob, ex-school mates of Terengganu Technical Institute 1983-1984.
|Fariza and I when we first having a Hai Peng coffee at the old coffee shop (now expanded too) on 5th May 2011|
|Friends since 30 years ago|