Mamma mia (Not the movie or musical)…

Dr Bernard Chan was supposed to take us out for lunch again that day in Sungai Petani but he was tied up with an operation, so I just told him we could manage on our own. I guess when you’re a doctor, your time is not your own. Anyway, my daughter had been wanting to go to Pizza Hut over the past few days but we never managed to get down to doing that. So off we went…to the outlet at Central Square.

SP Pizza Hut

I have not been to Pizza Hut for years…not since my daughter left home. When she was in school,I would pick her up at the end of the day and go for lunch and occasionally, we would go there for something different from the usual local fare. But the outlet here was a disappointment though…

SP Pizza Hut mushroom soup

The mushroom soup was watery and quite tasteless;I prefer soups to be rich and thick and creamy. And what on earth do you think these were?…..

SP Pizza Hut breadstix

They certainly did not look like the breadstix we have back home at our Pizza Hut in Sibu. These did not even taste good – tough and rubbery like uncooked dough! My daughter said that there was very little quality control at that outlet and the taste of the food was not consistent. I thought for an international franchise, it should be more or less the same no matter where the outlet would be. The side order of tempura king prawns were nice though…

SP Pizza Hut tempura king prawns

and the stuffed crust pepperoni delight came out fine…

SP Pizza Hut stuffed crust pepperoni delight

That set meal (inclusive of drinks) and the side order came up to around RM43.00 and if you asked me for my honest opinion, it was definitely not worth it…but then I never actually like the food at fast food restaurants anyway, and since it was what my daughter wanted, so be it! As long as she’s happy……I’d go, “Mamma mia, here we go again!!…” anytime! LOL!!!

And since we are on the subject of lunch, yesterday, our Penang taxidriver friend, John, came to Sungai Petani to pick us up and we went for lunch somewhere near the shop that Dr Bernard Chan took us the other day…and we had, yet once again, char kway teow…but this one was fried with duck eggs…

SP char kway teow stall

It was just as nice as the other place, or perhaps even nicer but in comparison, the clams were extremely small

SP char kway teow 3

The big plate cost RM3.50 and a small one, RM2.80 and needless to say, I had the big one. One thing I noticed was that the girl fried each plate separately one by one…and she melted pig fat in the wok to get the lard for frying and you get to eat the “phok” (what’s left of the fat) in the char kway teow. We also had some dim sums…

SP coffee shop dim sums

They were cheap and nice…but nothing like those authentic ones from the dim sum restaurants, but anytime better than those 88 ones or whatever that you get at coffee shops in Kuching.

After having had our fill, we sent my daughter back to the institute and John drove me to Penang…and the rest will have to wait till another post.

P.S.: In case anyone’s wondering, I’m home safely in one piece, praise the Lord! Other than the one-hour delay in the KL-Sibu flight, everything else was fine…more or less.