Used to be…

It used to be at the original SRC (Sibu Recreation Club) premises next to King George VI Memorial Ground (Gosh! What was it renamed after that? I can’t seem to put my finger on it now!) where the Wisma Sanyan stands today. Then it moved somewhere…and I remember that once, it used to be in the block of shophouses behind AmBank, Tunku Osman branch…and now it is in Kampung Datu. I am talking about the A-Plus Restaurant here in Sibu. 

It used to be very nice and I would frequent it quite regularly. The only thing to bear in mind was to avoid the fish and the prawns as they could be somewhat expensive. I have not been there for a long time though, for one reason or other, one being the fact that it is not air-conditioned. If I’m not mistaken, the last time was with Gundot when her hubby first moved to Sibu and that was quite a few years ago. I’ve always loved their clear soup…

Sibu's A-Plus clear soup

…which seems quite plain – just some Chinese cabbage with a bit of sweet corn, some pieces of bean curd sticks, a few pieces of fish maw and meat and a couple of shrimps granished with fried onions and daun ketumbar/sup (Chinese celery), yet it tastes very nice!

So when my friend, Paolo, came over from Kuching, we went there for dinner and of course, I had to order the soup. We also had some braised pork leg…

Sibu's A-Plus braised pork leg

…with ONE lor nui (braised hard-boiled egg). I wished they had given us one each, and talking about limited servings, I also ordered an assorted dish of prawn fritters, mini ngor-hiang (meat roll – one of their specialties) and fried homemade tofu and this was what we got…

Sibu's A-Plus assortments

Good grief! We were given ONE each! Other than that, there was also the ladies’ fingers fried in sambal hay-bee (dried prawn sambal) which some claim, is the best in town…

Sibu's A-Plus ladies' fingers with dried prawns

…but they were very generous with the bitter gourd fried with salted eggs, it seemed. We got a mountain of that…

Sibu's A-Plus bitter gourd with salted eggs

…but unfortunately, it came nowhere near, compared to the same dish at Ruby. In fact, I did not think it was nice. It was pretty cheap, around RM25.00 for all that, but on the whole, I must say it was quite a disappointment. Somehow, the dishes were not piping hot; as a matter of fact, they were quite cold. Nope!!! I did not take a long time taking the photographs. Perhaps we talked a lot, catching up with all that had been going on in our lives…but still, it should at least be a bit warm. After all, the place is not air-conditioned.

Well, if your instincts tell you that I will not be going there again for a long, long time, I must say they are absolutely right. I think I’ll just stick to Ruby from now on!

Thank you for loving me…

I have received a couple of awards before, one from elegant coral and the other from buwau98. They include this one…

Brilliant Award

…and also this one…

Kreativ blogger award

The most recent award I have received is this one…


Butterfly Award

Thank you so much, Calvin, for giving me this award. Sorry, I can’t seem to find my acceptance speech…so I will just take this opportunity to pass it on to 10 other “lucky” bloggers. Now, who should I include in the list?
Ummm….the award goes to:
jeremy c
who have been most regular in posting comments in my blog. ROTFLMAO!!! So the rest of you should comment more often, and only then will I consider including you in the list for the next award. Some of you, of course, e.g. peteformation, are already in Calvin’s or somebody else’s list. As for the 10 of you, if you’re keen, this is what you can do:

1 Put the logo on your blog.
2 Add a link to the person who has given you the award.
3 Nominate 10 other blogs.
4 Add links to those blogs on yours…and
5 Leave a msg for the nominees on their blogs.