Once again…

Well, it’s back once again to the Ruby Restaurant which, by now, is a familiar name to all my blogger-friends, I’m sure. Even those from Kuching would find their own way there and if you read the review in this blog, you can see that they were really very impressed.

Actually, my friend, Lim, was celebrating his birthday last week and he invited me and my missus out for dinner with him and his family…and it doubled as a pre-Father’s Day celebration. And since it was a birthday, following the Foochow tradition, we just had to have mee sua (Foochow longevity string noodles)..

Ruby's fried mee sua

This is the fried version…but that night, I thought it was not as nice as on previous occasions and I wished they had taken the trouble to do something about the presentation.

The butter scotch pork was very good…

Ruby's butter scotch pork

Normally, we would have that with prawns…but the kids love the honey prawn balls at Nice House, so we had to order that for them…

Ruby's honey prawn balls

Between the two places, I think Nice House does it better.

I loved the tofu with minced meat and salted fish that night…

Ruby's tofu with minced pork and salted fish

They must have put a lot of salted fish and the fragrance was overwhelming. Nice, very nice!

The mixed beans (with brinjal) or what they call the Four Kings in the peninsula were exceptionally good…

Ruby's mixed beans with brinjal

It was probably the quality of theย belacan (dried fermented prawn paste) that they used. Even after we had finished all the veg, I could still detect the lingering smell. I told the boss that when I run out of belacan, I would let him know and ask him to help me get some of the same.

Annie-Q did not think their sea cucumber soup was the best in Sibu but that night, it was very well done…

Ruby's sea cucumber soup

All in all, the six dishes came up to RM65.00 which I thought was reasonable as the servings were big and the food was to everyone’s satisfaction.

Author: suituapui

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24 thoughts on “Once again…”

  1. M cooking your ‘No sweat chicken” dish today! Now I have to go n find the chicken and the ‘chaisim’! :)!

    LOL!!! Good luck! Georgie tried immediately yesterday…and now he’s his MIL’s favourite son-in-law! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Cooked n ate the no sweat chicken already!! VV nice,absolutely positive feedback from my guineapigs rgdng this new STP’s dish. Hope more new ones coming soon! :)!

      Oh dear! Not only do I have to keep looking for new places and new things to eat, now I will have to crack my head for new things to cook some more…!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Glad everybody likes it! I felt it was very nice myself or else I would not have posted it.

  2. so yummy— any idea how to cook the butter scotch pork?

    My butter and cheese prawns come quite close – maybe I can work on it and should it turn out successful, I’ll post on it…

  3. Lady finger is one of my most fav!!! hahaha!!

    You too? My friend’s daughter also – so she ate most of that and we ate the rest! LOL!!!

  4. At first look, the noodle looks like Singapore Style Fried Meehoon. Didnt know it is the Foochow longevity noodle….paiseh***

    This is not very common here either. Normally it is taken with chicken soup – not easy to fry as it is soggy after boiling and sticks together in one lump. I tried once – not too bad. Maybe I can do it again one of these days and post on it as well.

  5. lol…i must admit you gave ruby restaurant very good publicity…
    why, i was blog-hopping to yienyien.com the other day and she mentioned her puzzlement as to why the frothy coffee is called arthur wee’s coffee and i explained to her actually it was named after you! ..muahaha..

    the food really does look good..i will not hesitate to go there the nxt time i step into sibu town. u shud ask them to pay you as their ambassador or something like that…hahahaha

    Ya, she went with ahlost and friends…and they loved the food there – after a whole lot of disappointment at other places. I was not in town that weekend, so I could not be here to bring them around. When you come, make sure I’ve not gone off some place…then you’ll get to eat the best in town! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Aiyor, the spread of foods really look yummylicious! Seriously… it looks much more better than most of the “dai chao”(Stir fried) in K.L!

    Have a wonderful day!

    It is nice…and the place is airconditioned and not too crowded and noisy like elsewhere – good place to have dinner and sit around and chat – but unfortunately, they close at 10!

  7. Did you in anyway make this Ruby restaurant famous cikgu?

    Not really – it is quite popular…but I guess, on my part, I have brought in a few extra customers to the place.

  8. Sobs.. wanna go to Ruby on Father’s Day but it was fully booked… haha.. yeah.. those food look very impressive, i gotta taste it once again before i go back.. haha yum yum

    Poor thing! Initially, I was supposed to go there too…but I went on Friday so in the end, we went to Cafecafe for a change. Maybe we can go one of these days before you go back. Is Nicholas coming to Sibu? I hear he’s coming back for the summer vacation. We can go together if he’s in town. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. RM65 is very cheap la. Some more have the Sea cucumber. If those dish in KL at least u have to pay 2x time price

    City people, all very rich mah! Muahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here, if so expensive, wouldn’t last very long, I think!

  10. Now if you give me any bowl of seacucumber soup i will said NICE! But in Sibu, it was too common till we can make comparison. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Talk about Nice House, last trip back, i was inside the restaurant, but no table for us, ask me to wait for 1/2, end up we didn’t dine there, what a bummer. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Nice house will be in my list for my next trip back.

    They have some nice dishes…but sea cucumber soup is not one of them. Just ok…but I did not think it was really great. Ya…you’d better start making your list already – where to go, what to eat… By the time you come back again, the list will be pretty long, I’m sure! Hahahahaha!!!

  11. Arthur…..those dishes you posted up makes me wish Sibu is just next door. We don’t get these kind of dishes over here especially that butter scotch pork and the sea cucumber soup. I have to buy the butter scotch essence and try the pork out since you have tempted me with all those food porn….lol! thanks for sharing all your nice food from Sabah. I think I have to get Claire to fly over with me and try out all the deliciousness from your side ๐Ÿ™‚ and I think the pricing is fair for the six dishes infact quite cheap too .

    Pssst!!! I’m in Sarawak. ๐Ÿ˜€ Claire has been pestering you asking when you wanna come over to Sarawak – just don’t end up in the wrong state, eh? But never mind! Caroline is there! Hahahahaha!!!! You don’t have sea cucumber soup there? It’s a very common dish here – like shark’s fins soup but with sea cucumber instead of sharks’ fins…and of course, is not as expensive. I dunno how they cook that butter scotch dish – sort of rich and creamy, don’t think there’s any cheese it, not exactly sweet or salty…very hard to describe. Very nice. I must try and work it out one of these days. Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Claire told me you are from Sibu…hahaha wrong message received then. Yup she pestering me to come with her but I remembered she told me Sibu and not Sarawak…lol!

      Not common here..not heard of sea cucumber soup but shark’s fin soup plenty over here…expensive though :p

      I wish you all the best and please remember to blog about it and let me know.

      Looks like Melissa has put on weight ๐Ÿ™‚ ….all your credits …teaching her how to cook…great papa !

      Ya, I am from Sibu…and Sibu is in Sarawak, central region – like Ipoh is in Perak. No lah…she just started cooking by herself…and picked up things naturally. Cooking is easy once you have the feel for it.

  12. The butter scotch pork seems to be something new to me. So it used butter and what else? Not like sweet and sour pork I suppose? LOL!

    Nooooo….a world of difference from sweet sour pork! I dunno how they cook it and with out. I’m sure there’s butter…and I don;t think there’s any cheese… Dunno, wait till I get to try cooking it myself and when it works out, I’ll let you know. Maybe one of these days, I’ll just ask the lady boss… She’s the chief cook – the mastermind. Hehehehehe!!!

  13. if i’m join you with the same table. i think my favorite dishes will be butter scotch pork and the honey prawn balls. they looks so appealing.

    I thought you’re vegetarian? Or is it just your girlfriend? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. wow. So many unique dishes ! The butter scotch pork seems so good, and the honey prawn balls…..ahhhh …. yummy overload.

    The butter scotch pork was nice…but the prawn balls were deep-fried with the sauce poured over them. I did not think much of the sauce as it seemed like pure honey from the bottle or at least the taste of honey was very strong. At the other place, they make the nice sauce with honey and dunno what else…and coat the prawn balls with it – I find that nicer…or at least, I like it better.

  15. Lovely pixs and yummy food. Wow for RM65 its a good deal. Love prawns and the tofu & the butter scotch pork and like the ladyfingers and look at the soup got reflection with the oil on top. Like all the dishes woh..haha. tQ.

    Not oil lah…the reflection of the lights in the restaurant. Didn’t want to use flash as I don’t like the result – very unnatural colours. It definitely wasn’t oily…

  16. Ooooo… butter scotch pork… very innovative. I think I wanna cook this one day!

    Go ahead and try. Let us know if it turns out good. And btw, where have you been all day? Hibernating? Wink! Wink! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. I just happened to browse this blog from other blog and my, I felt hungry looking at these pictures of foods that you have.

    Thanks for sharing them to us.

    Thanks for the compliment and do drop by again…often! You’ll certainly get to see a lot of food around here. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. I wanna eat butter scotch pork. It looks super creamy and yummy. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Come…come to Sibu, you can get to eat that and lots more. Btw, you’re one post late. No comment on the most recent post?

  19. Now that I’m in Kuching… I don’t feel so hungry after reading your blog.. HAHAHAHHAHAHA

    Hahahahaha….enjoy it while it lasts! Pretty soon, you’ll be back to where you belong – starvation zone! LOL!!!

  20. OMG the butter scotch pork looks so delicious la. I am salivating at 11pm. It’s killing me!!!

    LOL!!! Are you still on a diet? Poor girl! Hahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. hi… just came across your blog when looking for places to eat in sibu ๐Ÿ™‚ where is this RUby Restaurant? would one to try it out one of these days. ๐Ÿ™‚
    any other good eatery place recommendation? have only tried cafecafe and hong fu… would really really love to try new places ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks

    2.292698,111.825371…Jalan Tunku Osman. Block to the left of AmBank block – or cross the road from RH Hotel, walk left towards old mosque – the block of shops beside Balkis (next to mosque). In that block of shops, there is (from left) Si Kiong – selling Mercedez cars, then a loan shop and after that Ivan Gen-X shop (selling clothes for young people) and then RUBY, and after Ruby is Home-Cooked Restaurant. Come back and see tomorrow’s post on another place to go and eat in Sibu.

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