Not much to look at…

I spotted these packets of instant noodles…

…in the house so I asked my missus what those were and why, despite the brand being pretty well-known, they looked so plain and unappealing.

She said that they came in one big jumbo pack – I have no idea what that looked like as she had thrown away the wrapper. I guess this was their way to cut cost as they would be able to save a bit on the printing.

I took one to cook and try and this…

…was what I came out with.

I did mention in an earlier blogpost that this is a Korean brand…

…but looking at the rampant use of a foreign language that is Greek to me, one can jolly well guess that this is made in Vietnam and thankfully, there are a few words in English…

…for the likes of people like me.

Inside, other than the noodles, there are two sachets…

– one with the seasoning and the other with the dehydrated vegetables.

I boiled some prawns and used the stock to cook the noodles, subsequently emptying the contents of the sachets into the soup.

Once done, I poured it all into a bowl…

…and garnished it with the aforementioned prawns by the side along with slices of a tomato from our garden, one half-boiled/cooked egg and I sprinkled some chopped spring onion (also from our garden) all over it and served it with a sprig of daun sup (Chinese celery and that came from our garden too), stuck in it.

Yes, it was very nice. There was a hint of spiciness in the soup, noticeable but no, I would not say it was up to our level of tolerance. I would say that I enjoyed it…

…but in comparison, I prefer the clam one that I tried once, the chow chor one with the so-called “smell of the sea” but if this one is very much cheaper, then I would just settle for it instead. At the end of the day, it is what it is – instant noodles!

A cut above…

This bakery in the next lane/road from my house makes the most awesome croissants, a cut above all the rest in town, second to none. I did blog about them here and also here.

Yes, I’ve been dropping by to buy all this while but not for myself. My girl loves eating those croissants so much so I would get some for her once in a while for her to enjoy. Incidentally, one afternoon not too long ago, I dropped in to see if there was anything of interest. Much to my surprise, there were two plain/regular croissants in the glass display cabinet. Of course, I had to buy those for my girl and needless to say, she enjoyed them so much.

The girl at the shop told me that if I wanted more, I could just wait for a while. Their second batch for the day would be coming out soon, piping hot from the oven. That was around 4 something in the afternoon. In the past, the croissants would be ready at around noon, just once in a day and if you did not make a reservation, you might be in for a disappointment – there might not be any left for you to buy.

Probably they have decided to bake two batches in a day, the first batch at around noon for people going home for lunch to stop by and collect and the second around 4 something, for those coming by after office hours. Good marketing strategy, don’t you think?

It so happened that I was passing by that day and I saw a crowd in the bakery, probably those who had booked the croissants beforehand and were waiting for them to be ready. I went to another shop in that same block to grab a few things and by the time I was done, I saw that the crowd had dispersed so I went in to try my luck.

Yes, there were a few flavours available, one each and I did manage to grab hold of two of their regular ones and this one…

…with all the almond flakes.

Unfortunately, school has reopened and my girl will just eat two eggs in the morning and will not eat anything else the whole day till she comes home for lunch at 1 something in the afternoon. I would have died of starvation if I were to do that. LOL!!!

In the end, I put the two regular ones in the fridge in the hope that she would get to eat them over the weekend perhaps and I took the almond one to make this…

…for myself to enjoy.

I boiled an egg and mashed it together with a knob of butter and two slices of Cheddar cheese, cut into tiny bits…

…and then I threw in all the almond flakes…

…that had fallen off the croissant. Waste not, want not.

I cut a slit in the middle of the croissant, lengthwise and stuffed it with the egg filling…

…after which, I put it in the oven to toast for a while.

When I saw that the cheese had melted…

…I took it out and sat down to enjoy the fruit of my labour, served with a few slices of the very nice tomato from our garden. We did not have any lettuce in the house, otherwise the touch of green would certainly make the presentation a bit nicer.

Yes, it was very nice and I sure enjoyed it to the max. You can see how perfectly done it was – the beautiful flaky layers…

…of the croissant plus its holey airy texture and the buttery fragrance!

Many so-called “croissants” at some of the bakeries in town are just regular bread, rolled up to look like croissants while a sprinkling do come out with some decent ones but sadly, they still need to try a little bit harder to come up to this standard. For one thing, I found that those are cheaper but if you want the best, you will just have to pay for it.

LOUIS BAKERY LW.Pattisserie (2.316411, 111.839847) is located at No. 20, Jalan Ruby in the same block of shops as Kim Tak Co., right next to Ah Kau Cafe at the end of the block to the left.

While we can…

I was in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) here that day to check out the yew char koi stall there. I never liked going to that area because it was and still is always crowded in the morning with people going there to do their marketing and shopping and to have their breakfast and at the height of the pandemic, I avoided it like a plague!

Now that the situation seemed a whole lot better, that morning, I decided to walk around to see if there was anything I would want to buy. That was how we ended up having a feast of crabs…

…for our dinner that evening.

We just had crabs that day on my sister’s birthday after such a long time since the previous time we had it on my girl’s birthday in 2020 but that morning, I spotted a basket full of those lovely crustaceans at one of the shops there selling for RM65.00 a kilo.

I asked the guy for three of the biggest ones – it was a little bit more actually but he rounded it up to RM96.00 and I quickly took them home for my missus to prepare and cook…

I asked my sister to join us that evening but she had something on with her friends. In the end, we had all of it…

…ourselves and of course, we enjoyed it to the max.

What we had on those two aforementioned occasions were both way over RM100.00 so this was very much cheaper and there was a whole lot more too.

While I was there, I also saw some fairly large sotong (squid) going for RM35.00 a kilo. They were bigger than the medium-sized ones that I usually buy from my favourite fish & seafood stall in my neighbourhood (RM30.00 a kilo) but the other day, the ones there were way too small so I did not want to buy those. I took all that they had and paid RM60.00 for them – I suppose there were less than 2 kilos altogether. My missus spent most of the morning cleaning and scouring them before putting them away in the freezer, ready for Chinese New Year. For some reason, my girl loves these sotong a lot more than prawns.

I was delighted to see that they had midin (wild jungle fern)…

…too, selling at RM13.00 a kilo. They do not seem to have this at our neighbourhood shops anymore. It has been so very long since the last time they had crabs for sale there as well, not since July 2020! Of course, I asked for half a kilo of the midin and took it home.

My girl helped the mum to pluck only the nice and tender top part of each fern and the latter cooked it with sambal hay bee (udang kering/dried prawns) and belacan (dried prawn paste) to go with the crabs…

…for our dinner that evening.

I paid RM7.00 for the midin – it was a bit more than half a kilo but still, it was so very cheap. There was a lot of it, more than double of what we got for our RM10.00 a plate of the ferns here (or at any other place for that matter) that day.

Yes, there were still a lot of people that morning but at least, everyone had their masks on even though they did not seem too worried about keeping their distance but with the situation seemingly very much under control at this point in time, I sure would not mind going to this part of the woods again and again to see what other goodies I may stumble upon there…while I can.

e-Like Mart (2.310257, 111.831069)…

…is located at No. 6, Taman Damai, Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg at the far end of the block of shops facing the back of the Civic Centre wet market.

With my own eyes…

I dropped by that place in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) here in Sibu to see with my own eyes how they made the yew char koi that my sister was talking about when she gave us a few to sample that day.

They were very nice and friendly people, a couple and a younger lady, probably the daughter or somebody and they did not mind it at all when I asked them a lot of questions nor did they bat an eyelid when I took so many photographs from left, right and centre.

This is the dough for the yew char koi

…and the lady used this contraption to cut it into strips…

…five at one go. This is something new to me – I’ve never seen anybody using that before.

They probably needed a wider plank to use as their work surface because it did not cut right through the edges so the lady had to cut them one by one with a dough cutter…

I do not know what she brushed on the strips…

– I did not ask, probably water or oil and after doing that, she placed the strips of dough, one on top of another…

…before she made a dent right through the middle, lengthwise, using a chopstick…

Having done all that, she took the strips one by one and I saw that she stretched the limp and rubbery dough first…

…before dropping them into the hot oil. All this time, I assumed that the 3-inch dough would rise to the occasion by itself in the hot oil to become a foot long! LOL!!!

I’ve never seen this being done before – they fried the yew char koi in the vigorously boiling hot oil first after which they moved them to the not-so-hot oil next to it…

…to simmer until they became a very nice golden colour.

Finally, they removed the yew char koi from the oil and placed them on a rack to cool and to let the excess oil drip onto the tray below…

I bought a few (RM1.20 each) to take home and enjoy that day and while I was there, I also saw them making something else, something that I had never seen before.

This was the dough that they used to make them…

…covered with a whole lot of sesame seeds and some brown stuff – I think that was cinnamon powder. I could taste it when I ate it.

The lady cut it into strips and stretching each strip a bit, she made a loop out of each of them and tied the ends together in a knot before dropping them into the hot oil…

…to cook.

They looked a little bit like pretzels (RM1.00 each)…

…but no, they certainly were not pretzels.

I shared the photograph on Facebook and somebody said that at all those places in the peninsula where they fry yew char koi or what they call yew tiao there, they would definitely have this too but not here in Sibu or not that I know of. I went and googled and found out from this website that they are called horseshoe fritters or ox-tongue pastry. Elsewhere, they call them ma kiok (马脚) or horse’s hoofs.

They tasted like our ma ngee (horse’s ears/butterfly fritters) but they were not so sweet, only slightly so and with the hint of the cinnamon in them, I would say that they were a cross between those and ham chim beng. Talking about ham chim beng, I saw some very nice ones at the stall and the deep fried or koi (yam cake) looked really good too. I certainly would want to buy those to try the next time I stop by.

Incidentally, it looked like the coffee shop/restaurant had called it a day. There was this stall in front, a lot of things inside the shop but no tables and chairs for customers to sit and eat and the kitchen at the back is now a shop in its own right with its own entrance at the side, occupied by some people selling freshly slaughtered chickens.

KIM CHUO FOOD CENTRE (2.310950, 111.830541) is located among the area of shops in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah, Sibu and the Civic Centre market beside the Sarawak Energy/SESCO customer care office (to the right), opposite the ShareTea outlet there.

Don’t look down on me…

We call this fish bak chi‘…

I do not know its name in English or Malay but my missus would buy it quite frequently a long time ago when she used to do her marketing at the central market but ever since the pandemic broke out, we have not set foot on that high risk place so we have not had this for almost two years now.

According to her, in her growing up years, they would eat this fish all the time for the simple reason that it was very cheap and they all enjoyed it – all of them loved it and I must say that I would agree with them. Don’t look down on it because even though it is cheap, it tastes real good and if you fry it a little bit longer till it is more crispy, you can eat most of it, the fins and all, leaving behind only the big bone in the middle. I do enjoy its crispiness and that special taste along with it a lot.

There may be some of those smaller fish like the kembong and all the rest…

…at my favourite fish & seafood stall but my girl does not seem to like those so I would not buy them. That was why when I saw them at the Malay stalls, I would buy one or two…

…for myself to “buang gian” (appease the craving).

She does like bak chi’ to some extent but they are very small and I cannot imagine cleaning them one by one. That was why when I saw some at the aforementioned stall the other day, I asked the nice lady if she could clean it for me and she said that would not be a problem.

I asked for 1 kilo (RM10.00 only) and got 20 of them, so cheap! I expected her to pass them to her helper, a nice young boy, to cut and clean out the insides but no, she did it herself…and I was stunned when I saw how she simply plucked off the heads of each fish violently…and that was it! When I got home, my missus was delighted that I had bought her favourite bak chi’ and when I told her what the lady did, she said that was the way they would do it, no need to cut and clean one by one inside out.

My missus just rinsed all of them well and deep fried them…

– there was enough for the three of us for lunch that day and also for dinner.

Actually, I dropped by the stall that day to see how the lady was doing. I noticed that usually, the stall was not open lately. For one thing, it had been raining a lot and besides, I did see those warnings regarding strong winds and stormy seas so I guess under such conditions, the fishermen could not go out to sea. She seemed to be doing all right, lots of fish that day and I still have my stock of prawns that I bought from her not too long ago, enough to last till after Chinese New Year so I did not want to buy anything else that morning, other than the bak chi’.

I saw her taking out one of the huge storage styrofoam containers and opening it and I was stunned when she put a packet of this…

…in my bag with my fish. “For you, for Chinese New Year!” she said.

Oh dear!!! I thought that was so embarrassing but she insisted and would not take “no” for an answer. Left with no choice, I just said thank you so much and took it home – perhaps, we shall have that for our Chinese New Year’s Eve Reunion dinner, may the Good Lord bless her and all her loved ones abundantly in the year ahead. Gong Xi Fa Cai!

The fish & seafood stall is located to the right of CCL FRESH MINI MARKET against the wall at that end of the block to the right of the Grand Wonderful Hotel (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Jalan Pedada).

I couldn’t believe my eyes…

I had just finished my lunch yesterday so I went upstairs like what I would do every day for my afternoon siesta. However, before I could doze off, I heard a car stopping at our gate so I got up and went to the window to have a look.

I saw a young man passing a HUGE box…

…to my missus.

I quickly went downstairs to see what that was. “It’s from Noodle House lǎo bǎn/老板 (boss)…

…the guy said,” my missus told me.

Gosh!!! “That must be from Anthony of Nica Plus,” I said. He gave me this awesome gift of gelato mooncakes and gelato for the Mooncake Festival in September last year.

I opened the specially-designed gift box to look at what was inside and I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw all those packs of awesome pre-marinated ready-to-grill/cook dishes that he had given me.

There were two packs of this rosemary & garlic lamb…

…and two of this kambing perap istimewa (special marinated lamb)…

…as well.

There were also two each of the teriyaki chicken wings…

…and two of the honey chicken wings…

Other than the aforementioned, there was a pack of kung pao chicken…

…and these Malaysian delights, the beef rendang

…the daging masak hitam

…and the curry chicken…

…and there were two bottles of their own-made sambal

…some more. Gosh!

Like what I said when I shared these photographs on Facebook, “I must have done a lot of good deeds in my previous life to deserve all these awesome pre-marinated goodies!” Now, it sure looks like we do not have to cook anything for our reunion dinner anymore – we can just pick what we like and grill and serve…and I am pretty sure there will be some that we can keep for Chap Goh Meh as well.

My friend, Yan, commented on my Facebook post. She said, “Just hopped over. Very reasonably priced!” She must have checked out their post on this on their Facebook page – the CNY 2022 Family Prosperity Set is only RM168 and all that I got (minus the two bottles of sambal) is their CNY 2022 Family Premium set, RM228 only. Wowwwww!!!! I must say that I agree wholeheartedly with my friend, so reasonably priced indeed!

Honestly, I really can’t thank you enough, Anthony Ting, for your very generous gift for Chinese New Year. May you and all at Nica Plus, Nica Gelateria and Noodle House be abundantly blessed with lots of happiness, good fortune & prosperity in The Year of the Tiger!!! Gong Xi Fa Cai!!!

NICA+ or NICA PLUS (2.296883,111.825859) as it is called, is located at No, 18 & 20 Lorong Intan 6, on the ground floor of the block of shops to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg, directly below the Kimchee Korean Bar.BQ restaurant on the first floor. For orders and inquiries, please WhatsApp Nica Plus https://wa.me/60167945449.

Another one bites the dust…

In my previous post, I mentioned that many stalls at the coffee shops in the Rejang Park commercial centre here have closed down. Looking around, it seemed that only the kampua mee stalls are left standing.

This shop…

…is no exception.

I was somewhat surprised that the bakery has called it a day and wrapped up its business completely. I used to go and buy their very nice butter biscuits and their ham & sour cream rolls were pretty good too even though in my opinion, the ones from Xiao Pao Wang in Padungan, Kuching had a slight edge over those here. Ah well! As they say, beggars can’t be choosers!

The kitchen at the back seemed to be closed too, all dark, no life whatsoever. All that was left was the kampua mee stall in front and the steamer by the side full of steamed paos.

I did try their paos a long time ago in 2010, only RM1.70 each at the time and again in 2014, still RM1.70 each then but I could not remember as to whether they were any good or not. That was why I decided to buy a few to give it a try.

According to the lady who came to talk to me, these (RM2.30 each)…

…were made by the lady boss, the lǎo bǎn niáng (老板娘 ) who also made the vegetable paos and another one, I can’t remember what that was now. The rest of the buns in the steamer were sourced by the boss from somewhere else – some other people made those and they just took from them to sell.

I tried one…

…and I found that the filling was all minced meat compressed into a lump…

…with a bit of egg in it, like those that my sister gave me the other day.

Yes, it…

…was nice but I prefer the ones from my sister but those were RM2.70 each. The ones here are very much cheaper.

I guess at the end of the day, it will boil down to where I would be and which would be more convenient for me to buy, no need to go out of my way to do that.

MASTER BAKERY CAFE (2.306820, 111.836234) is located in the main block of shops facing the main road at No. 26, Jalan Teruntum among the shops at the Rejang Park Commercial Centre here.

She’s not there anymore…

Early that morning, two Sundays ago at around 7 something, I went and walked around the Rejang Park commercial centre.

Maybe I was a bit too early but during the pre-pandemic days, this area was to be avoided on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays. There would be, without fail, a massive traffic jam and parking would be virtually impossible. It was all right that morning, light traffic and ample parking spaces.

I walked to the wet market there. The crowd there was bearable, not overcrowded but I did not feel all that comfortable along the narrow aisles, trying to keep a safe distance from my fellow human beings. That was why I got out of there quickly.

I headed to this coffee shop – I particularly loved the mee sua from one fat lady who used to run her stall there. Her fried kway teow was pretty good too. Unfortunately, she was not there anymore…

…and neither was the sweet young thing whose Sarawak laksa I also enjoyed a lot.

I asked the coffee shop boss and he confirmed that they have called it quits. Right now, there is only the kampua mee stall…

…left. Somebody did tell me once that their kampua mee was quite good but I was not in the mood for it that morning.

In the end, I decided to give their pan mee (RM5.50)…

…a try.

I must say that when it came, I was kind of disappointed. It did not look like pan mee as I know it. There was no cangkok manis, torn into bits and they were not very generous with the deep fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies). The noodles did not look like they were handmade and one thing’s for sure, they were not hand torn. Cut into nice thin strips, they looked like kway teow (flat rice noodles) but thankfully, it did not taste the same.

I do not what sauce they tossed the noodles in but it was rather nice. Still, I did not think it was anything I would want to order again. Perhaps I’ll try their kampua mee next time.

Yes, this little corner shop…

…is still open but it did not look like they were frying their very popular tee peang (Foochow oyster cake)…

…or anything else for that matter anymore.

I did not ask but they looked rather busy opening up the shop to start cooking – there were a couple of customers there already seated at the tables probably waiting till they were ready to roll. I think I did try their fried kway teow once and yes, it was not too bad. Rose would be in a better position to give a more accurate opinion – her sister-in-law’s shop used to be towards the other end of that same block.

I did stop by my favourite kompia (Foochow bagel-like bread) shop to buy the kompia

…and the softer, smoother and sweeter chu nu miang.

Thankfully, they are still selling them at 2 pieces for RM1.00, their fixed price for quite sometime now – a little bit more expensive than elsewhere but theirs are a whole lot nicer. You buy a bagful, hot from the traditional stone oven and bring them into your car and the whole vehicle will be filled with the awesome fragrance of the freshly-baked bread. All the rest do not have that same effect. Their chu nu miang is 3 pieces for RM1.00, the same as everybody else.

Gosh!!! That skinny scrawny young boy baking the kompia there day in and day out has grown into a tall and handsome young man now. Gee!!! How long has it been since the last time I stopped by here?

HAPPY HOURS CAFE (2.307165, 111.837312) is located at one corner of the Rejang Park shops/commercial centre in that residential area, beside the volleyball stadium and the surau, facing the vast parking area there while SENG WAN BAKERY (2.307484, 111.836558), the kompia shop, is located at the Rejang Park shops/commercial centre facing the Rejang Park Market, back to back with Quality Cake & Bread Factory.

Don’t wait…

I dropped by Payung Café the other day because they have started taking orders for Chinese New Year…

…and like what I’ve done in previous years, I wanted to book some of my favourites here. If you’re thinking of doing the same, don’t wait! Do drop by to place your orders or call them. I simply cannot understand why one would want to slave for hours/days/weeks in the kitchen when one can just go and buy something just as nice or perhaps, ever nicer.

Their decorations for the forthcoming festival were up already…

…and of course, you can get to see those delightful floral displays…

…at every table.

I was feeling a little hungry but it was Friday so I was not able to order their meat dishes plus I only wanted something light, a pasta dish perhaps. I was tossed between their belimbing prawn spaghetti or their tom yam prawn spaghetti and in the end, I settled for the latter…

The former will have to wait till another day and anyway, we just had it, minus the pasta, not too long ago.

I am sure if you take a look at the serai (lemon grass), the lengkuas (galangal) and the daun limau perut (kaffir lime leaves) in the dish…

…plus the onions and tomatoes, you can jolly well imagine the fragrances of all these contributing to make this dish…

…so absolutely awesome, to say the least. Elsewhere, they probably would just use the bottled tom yam paste to cook something for you, as simple as that.

While I was waiting for my order, Andy passed me this…

…to munch. He probably got them from one of his girlfriends – it seems that a lot of people like to make these tidbits for Chinese New Year and if I am not wrong, these were chicken or prawn floss in wanton skin, tied into a knot and deep fried.

I told him what I wanted and paid for my orders in advance. I said I would collect them in the afternoon of Chinese New Year’s Eve and take them home, still warm so we could enjoy them for our reunion dinner straight away, no need to go through the chore of warming them up first. I don’t know how much the tom yam prawn spaghetti was (probably RM17.00) because the very nice guy insisted that it was on the house.

Incidentally, according to Andy, they will be open that night (and throughout Chinese New Year) so if you are looking for a place to eat (or hang out) – I guess most places, Chinese restaurants especially, will be closed – you can always drop by here. In fact, you can even arrange to have your reunion dinner here but of course, at a time like this, you will have to limit the number of people and sit at least one metre apart, unlike that time when I had mine in the afternoon of Chinese New Year’s Eve with my in-laws here. It sure was good and won the praises of all and sundry!!!

PAYUNG CAFÉ (2.284049, 111.833014) is located at No.20F, Lanang Road, Sibu, Malaysia, back to back with the multi-storey car park of the Kingwood Hotel which faces the majestic Rejang River.

Quiet celebration…

The other day, Thursday, the 13th of January, was my sister’s birthday so of course, we had our longevity noodles, the mee sua

…in the traditional Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup. She got this very nice free range kampung chicken so it was kind of skinny and small but no worries! There was more than enough to go round = there were not that many of us.

Usually, in the past, she would celebrate her birthday at some place outside and she would also invite some of her friends. With all the SOPs and physical distancing, a maximum of 5 per table, one metre apart and what not, we told her to go ahead – we would not mind sitting this one out but she said she did not plan on doing that. She said that she would just tapao a few dishes and bring them over to our house for a simple and quiet celebration.

I went out and bought this fresh mango sponge (RM48.00)…

…for her from this bakery near my house so we could have the usual birthday wish and cutting of the cake accompanied by the singing of the Happy Birthday song.

For the food, my sister went to this restaurant where she celebrated her birthday in 2020 and bought this awesome crab platter…

Gosh!!! It had been so very long since the last time we had this crustacean and boy, we really enjoyed ourselves to the max.

My girl did mention to her aunt that she would prefer sotong (squid)…

…to prawns so there was this fried squid dish with mayonnaise that looked somewhat pale but it tasted great.

We already had mee sua that morning so she opted for their Foochow fried noodles…

…for a change and yes, they did it pretty well too.

The aforementioned birthday cake turned out really good…

…with the fresh mango cubes and the fragrance of mango in the sponge and the fresh mango cream. I loved it a lot but I had to confine myself to just two slices to avoid an overdose of sugar.

I also took out these lovely kek lapis slices…

…that I bought from this bakery here. Obviously, these are samples of the variety of layer cakes that they have for sale for Chinese New Year. There were (going clockwise from the left) prune, yam, matcha/red bean, san cha (haw flakes), vanilla (the traditional Indonesian kek lapis) and in the middle, the expresso cheese.

I did not tell my sis that we would be having these cakes so she came bringing along these…

from here that she got from her helper.

I can’t remember the last time we had the double chocolate mille crepe…

– usually, we would go for the rum & raisin or the tiramisu but my girl loves chocolate and she insisted on having that instead of all the other cakes and yes, she enjoyed it immensely! We did not try the other one – my girl said that it probably was their salted caramel cheese.

There you have it! Our simple and quiet celebration of my sister’s birthday and needless to say, it was no less meaningful and we sure had a great dinner together and enjoyed all the cakes as well.

MJ HU SEAFOOD RESTAURANT(2.291971, 111.834740) is located along Lorong Mahsuri 2, the second shop on the left after Kuching Cafe, opposite Bateras Supermarket and C&C GALLERY (2.311247, 111.846177) is located at No.24, Lot 62, Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai among the shops in Pusat Pedada at the extreme end of the block of shops to the right of Delta Mall, back entrance while LOUIS BAKERY LW.Pattisserie (2.316411, 111.839847) is located along Jalan Ruby in the same block of shops as Kim Tak Co., right next to Ah Kau Cafe at the end of the block to the left and NICA+ or NICA PLUS (2.296883,111.825859) as it is called, is located on the ground floor of the block of shops to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg, directly below the KIMCHEE KOREAN BAR.BQ restaurant on the first floor.