Mary had a little lamb…

Well, I wouldn’t know if Mary did…but I most certainly had some.  A friend from Bintulu was in town and no prize for guessing what we did.  What else would people do when they’re in Sibu? Eat, of course!  And I took him to this restaurant that seems pretty popular and is usually very crowded.  I’ve been there once but I didn’t think it was anything to shout about.  Anyway, I heard they serve this there…

It came out so piping hot…you could actually see the steam rising from the meat. But it was just so-so and in a way, somewhat disappointing.  Rather overdone, I must say, as a result of which, the meat was too soft. Old folks would love it, I’m sure! (Hey! I’m not old, meh? LOL!!!!) The gravy was plain;I would think it could do with some richer and thicker gravy like the Lamb Shank(S) I have had at Junk in Kuching…and I missed the bed of mashed potatoes beneath it. Anyway, beggars can’t be choosers so if you’re dying for a bite of lamb, you can go to…

I must give them due credit for getting the punctuation correct. With the dropping standard of English these days, I would cringe in embarassment to see those glaring spelling and grammatical errors in shop and other signs!!! Oops…sorry, but anyway, to get back to our topic of discussion, of course, we had other dishes as well…

The pork fried with salted fish came out steaming too…in the kuali/wok! It was very nice…but I thought the one I had at Stall No. 7 at Taman Selera Muhibbah was much nicer. We did not have much choice for the veg…because the waitress just rattled on and on in a language that was Greek to me, so we opted for…

We had midin with belacan…and it was well done.  The ferns were still crunchy and they had good belacan. Nice, it was VERY nice!!! We also had Tofu soup-Foochow style…but the waitress started distributing it into individual bowls before I could take any photograph of it.

On the whole, it was o.k. Then followed the usual after-dinner “ritual” here – the rush to the cashier’s counter! We, however, did not actually make a dash for it. When I went out to take a picture of the restaurant’s signboard (as it was getting dark…and it had not occured to me then to take it before we went in – still not so much into that blogger’s habit yet, you see!), my friend had already sneaked over to pay the bill. Duh!!! I coaxed the amount out of him and he said it was just 40-plus!!!

Well, what do you think? RM40-plus for a dinner for three, inclusive of rice and drinks!  Eating in Sibu, cheap or not????