The last stop…

It wasn’t the last stop actually for after this, we went to a bakery in town to buy the mochi and then to the Sibu Central Market to get some sago worms and midin…before proceeding to the Noodle House to buy the kompia stuffed with pork belly. Before this, we had gone to Rejang Park to buy the kompia and the chu nu miang…and to Bandong, for the kek lapis Sarawak.

I’m talking here about my last group of visitors – my blogger friends, smallkucing & family and Claire & family on their final day in town. They were going here and there for some last-minute shopping to buy some more things that they would like to take home to KL and Ipoh.

In the midst of all the frantic buying, we did manage to stop for a while for a dim sum breakfast. Claire had mentioned a day or two earlier that she would want to go for that but frankly, I do not think ours are really that nice – surely they can get better dim sum in Kl or Ipoh but still, I took them here…as among the Melanaus and other ethnic races here, there is this superstition that if you want to eat something, you will have to eat it especially when you’re travelling and that certainly was a good excuse for all of us to eat some more. LOL!!!

We had the char siew pao

Mitsu char siew pao

…and the lau sar pao

Mitsu lau sar pao 1

…with its creamy salted egg custard filling…

Mitsu lau sar pao 2

There were no complaints about those from them so I guess they found them to their satisfaction.

They liked the siew mai

Mitsu siew mai

…and ordered a second basket of those.

Claire wanted the baked cheese sweet potatoes…

Mitsu baked cheese sweet potatoes

…that she had seen in my blog before and she seemed to enjoy it.

They commented that the skin of the chee cheong fan

Mitsu chee cheong fan

…looked thick and white while theirs are usually thin and translucent. I guess it’s the same with their kway teow (flat rice noodles) and what we have here. Still, we managed to finish all of it – it was ok by me, really!

However, I did not think the chai thow koi/koi khak (fried white carrot/radish cake)…

Mitsu fried radish cake

…was all that nice compared to what I had in Penang or elsewhere. If I’m not mistaken, we did not finish that.

By the time, the Portuguese egg tarts…

Mitsu Portuguese egg tart

…came, we were already very full. I think they shared one just to try and tapaoed the other two…and Claire commented it was very nice, very well done.

They also ordered a bowl of kampua noodles for the noodle lover, smallkucing, and I noticed that everyone was helping themselves to it as well. I tried a bit but I would say that it was just so-so. They had real char siew (not thin slices of red-coloured boiled pork) but I felt that the meat was a bit hard or at least, it was for me.

The bill for all that, including the kampua noodles and a second serving of siew mai and drinks came up to RM45.30. I guess it would be cheaper if we had gone to some other places in town but I still think that this one has the best we can get here…and for 4 adults and a kid, I would say the price was pretty reasonable.

19 thoughts on “The last stop…

  1. sweet potato with sprinkles of bacon bits and spring onions is goood…

    Anything with bacon is good…yummmmm!!!! But it’s expensive and sweet potatoes are worth their weight in gold these days – no longer a poor man’s meal. :(

    • nasib baik nobody kentut in the place after eating the potatoes LOL

      Got that side effect kah? Didn’t know that. Well, count your blessings – I could not get to buy any sambal petai that day or we would have that for the dinner at my house. ;)

  2. LOL i love the Melanau superstition..
    if u want to eat .. u have to eat it…..

    And the same applies if your wife craves for something during her pregnancy – simply must eat or face the dreaded consequence – a dirty, smelly, non-stop salivating baby… LOL!!! :D

  3. The lau sar pau looks very good.

    I remember the kompia from Noodle house – the one with the fatty pork belly – excellent! :)

    We can go there when you’re back home again. Rumours have it that the GE will be on June 3rd… ;)

  4. So many dim sum for less than RM50.00? It is incredible! Another thing to look forward to on my next trip to Sibu. Maybe I should rent a room in your house for one month in Sibu and stay there and slowly enjoy all the food there. A few days is definitely not enough.

    Cheap kah? There are cheaper ones elsewhere – RM10 for 3 storeys/baskets of anything…but I do not think they are very nice. Come, come! Room available FOC for groups of a maximum of 3 persons… If coming in big groups, of course, cannot lah! Book early to avoid disappointment. No deposit required. LOL!!! :D

  5. hahahaha and so i read that you guys have been very “hungry” during the whole trip.. can even eat again after just one hour’s gap!! and not even just eat, but bought back to KL to continue eating~~ :p

    Well, either they were VERY hungry as the food your side is not nice and sooooo expensive OR it is sooooo nice and sooooo cheap here that they would want to make the most of the little time they have here to eat as much as they can as they never know when they can come this way again. Take your pick, my friend!

  6. The sweet potatoes and Portuguese tarts look promising ! yum, and the price was very reasonable too :O

    I’ve had the sweet potatoes before….and they tasted like…sweet potatoes! LOL!!! :D But the Portuguese egg tarts here are great – very nicely done. Prices are ok – as long as it is nice and worth it. No point paying less but quality sucks.

  7. Arthur, thanks for bringing us for Dim Sum on our last day in Sibu! Know what? My wishes for the Sibu food have been fulfilled..what I have put up, all achieved!! Many thanks once again… if I were to go again, I would love to visit Ruby Restaurant once again to try out those that I havent eaten…. this time maybe Aaron will want to follow… must force him to eat Sago Worms.. he was “aiksss”-ing when he saw the pictures… lol..

    Welcome, welcome…hop over anytime you want. I love having company – things can get boring and very lonely in this little town. ;)

  8. oh no! my comment earlier was wiped out!! sigh.. here it goes again.. i think u must do something about it., Arthur…ok, now.. what did i write just now…

    Thanks for bringing us to the Sibu dim sum… at least we have tried them… if I were to go again, I would like to visit Ruby restaurant to try out other dishes… and this time I will bring Aaron along to eat the Sago Worms.. hahaha… he has been “aissskss-ing” about that when he saw the photos! lol…

    WordPress is having some problems, it seems. Nothing I can do about it – their forum is flooded with complaints. Your comments went to spam, dunno why. Others only had to wait for moderation…and after that, all ok already.

  9. I’ve not seen sweet potatoes in any dim sum menu before. Is it just baked / steamed sweet potatoes or some other ingredients added?…interesting.
    We had dim sum yesterday too..yum!

    I think they put cheese and whatever on top before baking but not much cheese taste – only sweet potatoes so they might as well be plain sweet potatoes, if you ask me. You had dim sum? Ate a lot? How many people? NZ$20? Hehehehehehehe!!!!! *mean laugh :D

  10. Dim sum looks nice. Price quite reasonable. First time heard of baked cheese sweet potatoes. Looks pretty good cos anything with cheese I definitely love it.

    Beggars can’t be choosers – not many places to choose from and this one, in my opinion, is better than the rest. Of course, some people may choose to differ. Don’t bank your hopes on the cheese though… I could hardly taste it. :(

  11. Cheesy sweet potatoes? Must try one of these days.

    Too bad, can’t really taste the cheese, just sweet potatoes. They have had that for a while now – have a stall selling that and other things at the coffee shop across the lane from Singapore Chicken Rice (behind HSBC), dunno if they still have that there. That would be very near your office…

  12. i like the appearance of lau sar pao :) it’s so smooth. i wanna try putting one whole lau sar pao in my mouth just like in movies :)

    They do that in the movies? Maybe they’ve smaller ones. I don’t think I can do that with these…and I’ve a big mouth! 2 mouthfuls, half each time perhaps. :D

  13. thats a whole lot of food. Now i’m jealous.. hehe. Oh wait, i was jealous since like last week when the guys went over :)

    yep, i was at st patricks, and also the future music festival, 2 events on one night. Will be blogging about it soon, but for now, just not in the mood for anything.. feeling rather down with life.

    Why? So young… You’ve got your whole life ahead of you. Don’t worry, be happy…and live life to the fullest. Look at me – happy all the time…no point wasting what’s left of my life being otherwise.

  14. hey that custard filling pau looks good. I also love it especially the ones which has the salted egg yolk inside.

    This one has salted egg in the filling, very nice.

  15. Don’t think we can get that reasonable price at KL….Aijor…drooling over the char siew pao la.

    No kah? So far…I think I ate dim sum at Jalan Alor before – can’t remember how much the things cost…not bad at one place but at another one, not nice at all and very expensive. Those days, no dim sum in Sibu…what to do? :(

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