Happy Birthday…

It was my brother-in-law’s birthday on Sunday, so we all went out for dinner at the Sweet Family Restaurant where the food is cheap and delicious…and the service is ultra-fast!

There was a birthday cake, of course! The daughter ordered this blueberry chocolate cake from Marcus…

Blueberry chocolate cake

…this guy who runs his business from his home at Delta Estate here. He only makes a few types of cakes – three or four to the most and they are all so very nice and popular that if you want one, you will have to place your order days in advance.

We had the Β sizzling venison on a hot plate…

Sizzling venison on a hot plate

…and the salty and crispy prawns (kiam sor hay)…

Salty crispy prawns

…as well as the sweet and sour fish fillet…

Sweet and sour fish fillet

…and the deep fried sotong (squids)…

Deep fried sotong

My daughter would love it cooked this way but personally, I think I would rather have it fried with dried chillies and soy sauce…and like all those severely-deprived Sibuians working in KL, my niece simply must have the fried midin (wild jungle fern) before flying off that very night…

Fried midin

…and we washed all that down with the sea cucumber soup…

Sea cucumber soup 1

…which was exceptionally nice that night and just look at the pieces of sea cucumber in it!!!

Sea cucumber soup 2

As always, all the dishes were superb and we all enjoyed the dinner a lot. We actually ordered for five people even though there were 7 of us but the servings were so huge that we had to tapaoed quite a lot home. I love the Philippine pork leg there but unfortunately, nobody else wanted that. Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!

Altogether, inclusive of drinks and rice, it came up to only RM117.00. That certainly was a steal, don’t you think?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

37 thoughts on “Happy Birthday…”

  1. For 117rm, it is indeed a steal! Sibu has a lot of nice restaurants, i can say.. the cake looks out of the world too! hhhmmmm…

    Yup! This place is cheap…and the food is nice…and the dishes come out so very quickly. One of those places where they want you to go and eat quickly and leave…so they can have more customers. That’s why so cheap! Can’t have you sitting around all night, occupying one table. I like the place…except that it’s not air-conditioned. Ya…the cake’s good, as always. This guy, Marcus’ cakes are never…not good! πŸ™‚

  2. blueberry choc cake?!!!! yummy!! gosh i saw d fried sotong, is it wit mayonnaise?

    Nice! The cake’s VERY nice!…..Yup! Why? You another one not a mayo-fan? My daughter loves it that way. Personally, I feel sotong has very little taste…and would need something stronger when cooking it – like soy sauce.

  3. Great food! I would die for some of those deep fried sotong πŸ˜›

    You like that too? Eeee…what is it with young people today? My daughter loves it as well. I can think of many other nicer ways to cook the sotong… 😦

  4. Oh, the cake, especially Marcus’ cake, the sweet family’s food ….

    Will be back home tomorrow night!

    Missing that? No lah…lots of other nice things in Kuching. Looks like your home trips are like an old song that I loved, “Here today, gone tomorrow”. 😦

  5. Sea cucumber soup with such a spread of food for RM117, not steal price lar…”rob” price!^-^

    Hahahaha!!! Real cheap eh? Come…come to Sibu, I belanja! πŸ™‚

    1. LOL! Very tempted to go over there… perhaps when my kids grow a bit older, then I won’t be “paiseh” to bother you and your family, kiahahaha!

      No problem at all…as long as you’re not staying forever. Love other people’s kids – tease/torture them and make them cry…and then return them to the parents! Hahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  6. i never tried sea cucumber yet but it looks good in here… maybe i’ll try someday..
    oh and the cake is so yummy, not to mentioned that crispy prawns and sour fish fillets,, they’re all tempting…

    Any plans to visit Sarawak…or Sibu? The cheap airline (Malaysian) flies from Clarks to Sabah – real cheap, I hear. Come on over…you can eat all you want, my treat! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Aiyor…. so gigantically gross. I can only enjoy sea cucumber that is cut into small pieces. The big ones a bit geli to makan.

    LOL!!! Symbolic eh? Hahahahaha!!! I prefer it if it’s nice and firm…and chewy! The sea cucumber, I mean! ROTFLMAO!!! πŸ˜€

    1. HAHAHAHA!!! Ewww the mental image until you said it was the sea cucumber you meant. πŸ˜›

      LOL!!! Somehow I knew you would be the one to pick up on that comment. Btw, have you heard the story of how they go and catch sea cucumbers? Hehehehehe!!!

  8. So when is your birthday Cikgu. ?…………. come to Penang, i will buy you big big black forest cake, ya

    No need to go so far lah! We people here also have black forest. This one’s a bit like black forest but not exactly…and what makes Marcus’ cakes special is the cake proper – the texture, the richness, the taste!

  9. *dies* I’m on tea break and this is what I see when I curi tulang? God, I repent liao! LOL… the fried sotong looks heavenly. 😦 I want…sobs!

    God works in mysterious ways! Punishment for ponteng-ing again! ROTFL!!! πŸ˜€ Gee! Why so many people like the sotong? It has hardly any taste and much depends on the batter…and I’m not that crazy about the mayo either. I would very much prefer sotong cooked in other ways…- with curry powder, also nice!

  10. *sigh* When i retire, mebbe I should consider living in Sibu, just for the sake of the food. So cheap!

    Good idea! You’ll live a lot longer…or at least, it will seem that way. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  11. midin is it same as pucuk paku ?

    the shop really generous with the sea cucumber . Normally i see is that they slice very thin. No chance to shew at all. The ones you had is still in big piece. sedap

    No, no, no, no!!! Midin is not the same as pucuk paku. Come to Sibu…or to Sarawak and you will find many things that you people don;t have on the other side…and many things that are different here. Yes, usually sliced thinly…but this one’s good! HUGE chunks!!! Yum! Yum!

  12. midin is it same as pucuk paku ?

    the shop really generous with the sea cucumber . Normally i see is that they slice very thin. No chance to chew at all. The ones you had is still in big piece. sedap

    Hahahahaha!!! Ok…ok…heard you the 1st time! Akismet caught you again, I dunno why. Ever since you started making it so difficult to comment in your blog – have to sign in google account and all that – Akismet has delegated your comments to spam. Backlash, rupanya???

    1. ya lor…caught again lor …haiz…duno why mine goes to spam. talk too much kot :p

      Dunno. Maybe it has something to do with ur url link – it’s always linked to ur H1N1 vaccine post…not to home or your blog in general.

  13. Ni nao hia… haha… so many nice food… now you reminded me why i return back to Sibu for this two weeks… haha..

    Ya…when I saw you that day, I was stunned! Reminded me of my daughter everytime she came home – only skin and bone left. What is it about West Malaysia – all the kids going there to study and coming home looking as if they just returned from a famine zone or something? Go…go and eat a lot, pad up a bit…and once you go back there, you’ll be skin and bone again – a vicious cycle! Sigh! 😦

  14. Hey! Can I have the prawns? Those seems to be really delicious.
    Found your blog from Bluedreamer.

    Yes, he featured your blog in his. Welcome, thanks for dropping by…and do come again. I’ve linked you in my blogroll. Yup…the prawns were nice, everything was nice! Come, come to Sibu and sample what we have here… Cheap and delicious.

  15. Nice taste and reasonable price. That’s why it’s one of my regular makan places. And it’s near my office lah…

    Ya…that’s why I bumped into you there than night, but don’t go and eat there too often. These eateries – the food may be nice but not as healthy and wholesome as homecooked food. But then again, business people – too busy making money, no time to cook at home…spend all the time watching the money rolling in! Hahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  16. If you take another look at that sea cucumber picture of yours, there are some similarity with black chicken with skin. Yet you can be so put off by the latter but not the former.

    LOL!!! Are you trying to put me off eating sea cucumber too? Hahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  17. Famous cake from Delta Estate? I know one, but i thought is a lady and not man? I think in Delta only one famous for blueberry cake right? If i still remember is the first or second turning on the left once you’re in Delta Estate?

    WAH!!! This sea cucumber soup sure look very good to me!!! How nice if i can have a big bowl now. YUM!!! Drooling again!

    Happy Belated Birthday to your brother in law.

    Thanks. Yup…that’s the place and no, not a lady. It’s a guy – Marcus…unless you’re talking about the elderly mother. The plain butter ones are also very nice…and there’s another type with kiwi fruit and what not on top. Some people like the cheese…but it’s just butter cake with lots and lots of grated cheese on the outside. Ya…drooling over the sea cucumber soup eh? There!…Who asked you to settle down in KL? Now you will have to wait for at least another year… Hahahahahaha!!!

  18. This is SO cheap!!! OK next time I come Sibu this is on you ok πŸ˜› I want the sea cucumber soup!! πŸ™‚

    No problem, no problem at all! So when are you coming? Bringing Saucer…or is the Cup coming on its own? Muahahahaha!!!!

  19. oh no. this is not good! you’re always showing the midin and I love it!

    Hop over one weekend! Definitely cheaper than going to Singapore! πŸ™‚

  20. Wah, very reasonable price. I love the venison, especially if it is very tender!

    Very tender, really nice. No leftover – all gone. First dish to come out, very hungry…so cepat habis! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  21. “food is cheap and delicious…and the service is ultra-fast!” is all that matters. I don’t care if u bring me to a posh restaurant but then the food is lousy.. betul tak? when we eat.. the most important.. must be SEDAP! Yummylicious is the key πŸ˜€

    Happy Bday to ur bro-in-law πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Yup…agree with you! Good food, good service – that’s most important. Posh places – will have to be really good, worth the money. Otherwise, I would rather go elsewhere.

  22. wow…very delicious food ler…u mean the prawns taste too salty or it suppose to taste like dat?

    i like fast, cheap and yummy restaurant….good food recommendation

    That’s the name of the dish – not really salty. This was the way we usually had prawns here…before there were butter prawns. Now, everybody’s getting bored of butter prawns, so going back to what we used to have before…

  23. Wah, really quite worth it^^ It will costs me at least SG70 just for the dishes above in Singapore…

    I heart the fried sotong.

    That will be around RM175… Gosh! Never mind, Singaporeans are all very rich. Hehehehe!!! πŸ˜€ Another one who loves the sotong…

    1. T_T kesian Mel. Dun come to daddy’s blog… it’s pure torture wan. LOL…too many nice food d. LOL…

      ps: Jie here teach you sth… beg him to parcel you some dry food. LOL…

      Tsk! Tsk! NZ very strict when it comes to bringing in food – even egg noodles not allowed. Anyway, she can get most stuff there – only thing is, she’ll have to cook herself.

  24. Ha, ha, sounds like it. But this time, ahem, or rather after this short visit for MIL’s birthday on 1st May, I shall be going to KK on 2nd May but back on 6th May until 15th May. You know why lah! So, it’s a longer time…

    Wow! Must be a really grand affair. Ya…you’re on the campaign trail as well? LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  25. me old fren wid marcus’ nephew. so i got to try his special cake on one cny many decades ago. i think its carrot and walnut. wohoo best everr

    Hmmmm…you certainly make friends with the best people hor…like me! Muahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  26. No, I am on the reporting – gay-poh, somebody calls it. Sometimes when Raymond Tan and team work too hard, I can get them some nice food. That’s my job. You know I am party-less and I don’t buy election. Well, Sibu is not my constituency! Mine is Lanang!

    Oh! Your is the problematic one! LOL!!! Mine’s Sibu…and I’m voting! Ya!!!! I’m hardworking too!!! Wink! Wink! πŸ˜‰ LOL!!!

  27. Well, if you know where to go, KL aren’t too expensive either. Last month, 6 adults went for dinner at Restoran Yat Mun, Puchong (3.027444,101.617444) for only RM180. Dishes are 2 fish heads (one ginger & the other assam), roasted pork and a few other dishes plus home made barley drink all around. Very nice food indeed.

    Puchong mah!!! Like we go and eat in Sarikei or Bintangor…even cheaper and servings a lot bigger!!! Try Jalan Alur… The food not nice and so very expensive some more!

  28. A friend told me, the 1st eatery at Jalan Alor with lots of durain next to it has great Hokkien mee. Never tried it myself.

    The nice looking place – ate once, didn’t think it was great…and never went back again. Not cheap either…

  29. har…. recently, i noticed that you almost everyday eat good food! Damn good food!

    you not scare you gain ur weight? i dont mind share the burden with you. just call me okie πŸ™‚

    yupe… i forget to wish your brother- n-law ” Happy Belated Birthday to you”

    Tnx. Oh…no problem at all. Just let me know when you’re dropping by Sibu and I’ll share it all with you. As for worrying about my weight, nah!!! Gone case liao! Permanently fat! But at least when I die, I would not be coming back as a hungry ghost…! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  30. I need to stop drooling as i’m constantly tending my babies *wipes drool from son’s face*. What are the price range for Marcus’ cakes?

    Depending on how big the cake is. He charges by the pound. That one’s quite big…and costs only RM35.00, according to my niece. Definitely a lot cheaper that Secret Recipe’s. LOL!!

  31. I normally get my cakes from Big Thumb but your post makes me want to try out Marcus’ cakes. Me and daughter are cake fiends. We want cake ! We want cake ! It would be great if you can pass me his contact, if that’s not too much of a trouble. You’ve got my email. Thanks oh! Haven’t tried out the new Secret Recipe. Heard they are as good, if not better than the famed Tanahmas cheesecakes.

    Sorry…don’t have his contact. I only know where his house is. Big Thumb cakes – just so-so. Last minute, didn’t order in advance…so something is better than nothing. The Japanese baked cheesecake at WeCare is very nice too! You can try that one…

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