The first day…

The first day Melissa was home in Sibu, she had roti canai and murtabak for breakfast…

Roti canai
*Recycled pic*

…from that stall at Bandong that I frequent quite regularly. By the way, the guy said that he would be going back to Penang with his family for the school holidays and would resume business in January, so don’t bother dropping by till then – he would not be around.

For lunch that day, we went to Chopsticks for the chicken rice that she used to love a lot. I asked for some roast pork to be added…

Roast pork and chicken rice...

…and for myself, I also had the lor nui (braised hardboiled egg)…

...with lor nui

Melissa loved it so much and she commented that it was so much nicer than what she had in New Zealand. They gave plain rice and fried kailan (Chinese broccoli) with her plate of roast chicken and roast pork…

Wellington's roast pork & chicken rice

…and she said that the pork was not as nice either – plus she paid NZ$11.00 for that and that would come up to around RM27.00. Good grief! I paid for what the two of us had that day and it did not come up to that amount – RM11.00 for the rice, RM14.90 altogether, inclusive of the extra egg and the drinks.

We bought these for afternoon tea that day – some cucur udang (4 for RM1.00)…

Cucur udang

…and some cucur sambal (also 4 for RM1.00)…

Cucur sambal

from my regular Malay kuih stall at Bandong…and needless to say, she enjoyed them a great deal.

Well, this was just the first day… Do stick around for more! LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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

31 thoughts on “The first day…”

  1. Alamak… buka puasa session! Lucky girl! Haihh… what’s my bfast today? Cucur udang! Or rather, cucur ikan bilis… out of udang! Cis!

    Yesterday, burger post …and you had burger. Today, cucur in post…and you’re going to have cucur. Yup…follow my diet and hopefully, you may end up looking like me! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. LOL… I’d be really lucky if I even put on a few grams! Been trying to put on some meat onto my bones, but to no avail! Hahahahaha!

      I can never resist those goreng goreng stuff… hahahahaha… they’re to die for! LOL! Your girl likes goreng goreng stuff too, eh?

      She does, so rest assured that there will be lots more coming up… Stand by! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Bet your little princess Melissa will put on weight mind you its only the first day..haha.

    Hopefully. She’s so very thin…and exam-time, can drop 5 kg, just like that! Poor me, cannot even drop 5 gms. Muahahahahahaha!!!!

  3. grrrrrrrrrrrrr…………roast porkkkkkkk…*gila babi mode on*..

    I have to find some pork to eat….

    cucur sambal 4 for RM1.00 is very cheap. Here is like 50sen each

    Hehehehehehe!!! The perks of living in a small town where nothing much ever happens… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Kesian… tu la… ask you to goreng, u dun wan… sked oil… nvm… next round I see if got jagung, I fry some cucur jagung for u, okay?

      Who? Smallkucing scared of the oil? Gang with my missus lah… I always say wouldn’t kill you lah…and if more serious cases, just stick scalded part in freezer…or as some people say, apply toothpaste. Small matter lah – sometimes fry eggs also…it may “pop”!๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Hahaha… yalah, she sked oil… so you can see all her cooking, steam, steam steam steam. Hahaha… she tak berani fry ma. So sometimes meet her, I will feed her fried chicken or oily stuff la. Ngam la… I tarak tau steam ma… so exchange food! LOL!

        Kakakakaka… LOL! I’m not scared of oil … dono how many times kena hot oil liao… and yea… when fry eggs oso the eggs will pop. LOL… yesterday just kena my palm, but biasa liao… so apply toothpaste on it and it’s good as new! LOL! Haizz… not much feeling liao the hand… coarse.

        My goodness! At least my missus will deepfry fish and so on…but the way she throws the fish into the oil, very funny! Muahahahahaha!!!! Steam also good bah…very healthy and some steamed dishes are very nice also. Cannot deep fry all the time! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. This is the only one thing that other countries do not have…the “malaysian cultural food”, so it seems… the originality of the food is always missed…
    Let Melissa enjoy to her fullest!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sure will…and she’ll be here for around three months – including X’mas and Chinese New Year, so ample time to eat everything to her heart’s content. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Cucur sambal? MY first time hearing about this. :/ But the cucur udang looks good.

    It’s something like round cucur sayur…and they slit it open and stuff sambal inside – nice but I think I prefer cucur udang, eat with the chilli sauce provided. Yum!

  6. We must all agree that malaysia is a foodie paradise, I personally think compared to western food, ours is more alluring!

    Have a nice day!

    Definitely! And even when it comes down to burgers, I prefer our roadside stalls – nicer and a whole lot cheaper! No class, not trendy and what not, of course…but who cares! Those things are not my priority! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I agree with you, Alice. ๐Ÿ˜€ Even though I like western food and those junks they have to offer… i prefer Malaysian food anytime. I can never live without nasi lemak and char koay teow… one wik… sure have 3-4 times of nasi lemak or CKT! LOL!!!

      All of us, birds of the same feather then… I never go to these places unless with some other people who are thus inclined.

  7. Yum yum! I’m sure Melissa misses Roti canai and mamak food while she’s in NZ! And you just started my craving for roasted pork! *drools*

    Yesterday, burger sales went up. I guess today, it’s roast pork! Muahahahaha!!!!

  8. Don’t know how you took such beautiful pictures, just looking at them, enough to make me feel hungry. Even the cucur photos got my stomach juices flowing like crazy. BTW, don’y overfeed the princess. It’s ok for young people to be skinny.

    Just click with my auto-digital camera mah! Leave the rest to luck… Hehehehehe!!!! Not to worry, she will look a bit rounder on the face but will still remain quite slim…and next exam, she’ll lose it all…and more! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. no kampua and nasi lemak yet? hahahhahahhaha…

    When i go back..first thing to hunt is Kampua!!!!

    She’s not a fan of kampua…quite different from the typical Sibuian – there will be a post on this coming up. No nasi lemak yet…but will be eating that sometime soon, I’m sure. She’s got three months here…so ample time to eat…eat…and eat! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Arthur….you tumpang Melissa and eat what she missed having…and added lor nui to your rice….hmmmmm so I can imagine you putting extra inches on your waist * hmmmm I think you need to fast after her 3 months holidays ! :p

    Yes…yes…see tomorrow’s post! Sobs!!! Muahahahaha!!!! But after she goes back, it will be the Catholic season of Lent – fasting and abstinence, so good time to starve….hopefully! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Ahhhh…so that is what I am missing!…jealous! jealous! Wah, the roast pork’s skin so garing…I’ll eat the skin and throw away the meat :)…ohhhh…you don’t go and do the conversion from $NZ to RM ler….my heart cannot take it. Some people still got to live in NZ, ok….muahahahaha! I am not familiar with cucur sambal. First time I heard of it and I am pretty sure West Malaysia don’t have this kuih la…Burger Malaysia got la…doughnuts made into balls , deep fried and stuff with sambal with a slice of cucumber. That is not it, right?

    Nope, this isn’t it. We have burger Malaysia too. Dunno why they call it Doraemon – deep=fried buns with nasi lemak sambal and cucumber slices inside. Used to be crazy over it – but these days, not so anymore. Ya…mustn’t convert. They say that kiwis earn a lot more than us here, so it works out to be more or less the same – not fair to them to say that our things are so much cheaper. Well, they can’t deny that a lot of things here are a lot nicer…right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehehehehehehe!!!!!

    P.S. I had roast pork in Auckland – some kind of food court not far from the ferry jetty in the city. It was quite nice…and as I was walking away, the man asked whether I wanted some “crackle”, waving it in the air. No, thank you! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Shereen, West Malaysia have this kind of cucur… nearby my house where I usually buy my morning nasi lemak got sell… but it’s not so nice… that feller dono how to make it properly. The sambal is not made from ikan bilis sambal but from kuah kacang instead.

      Yup…the ones here too – kuah kacang…tastes a bit like satay gravy.

  12. I should drop by Bandong’s stall for the kueh2….never been there yet although I have been in Sibu for almost 6 yrs….

    Tell them you learnt about the place through cikgu or suituapui’s blog…and they will be extra nice to you! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ This one opens early and stays open till 9 a.m. or later but some days, the things get sold out very quickly. Try also the Malay food stall that opens at around 11 a.m. Nice food…and cheap some more – one post on that (again) coming soon….

  13. Last time whenever I travelled overseas and got back to Mal, I would go for a bowl of laksa or other local food immedietely! ha ha ha!

    The true-blue Sibuians would rush to the nearest coffee shop for kampua noodles…but not my daughter – she likes other things.

    1. Pete… when u go back Penang again? Tapao me laksa la… got one in Teluk Air Tawar… in front of the mosque… very sedap one… go try den tapau for me!

      *starts singing…”Dreeeeeeeaaammm….dream-dream-dream…dreeeeeeeaaaaammm!!!! Muahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. U have to be rich to eat in Australia lol. Even their fast food is expensive ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But they say it’s ok if you work there as you draw a very high salary and can jolly well afford the high prices of things. I dunno…I don’t live or work there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. One appreciates home food after a while overseas. I still miss Malaysian food after so long overseas.

    Well, at least, you can cook you own…so it isn’t so bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. My, my, looks like you gonna bring Melissa around town to sapu all the food that she misses. The cucur udang looks generous and it’s cheap. Here, you’ll be happy to see bits of the udang or bits of the shell! Never tasted cucur sambal..looks and sounds nice, coz I’m a sambal fan ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ya…poor girl, so deprived – hasn’t been eating all the things she loves – and could only drool over the pictures she saw in my blog when she was there, so have to bring her around to eat to her heart’s content before she goes back to NZ. Cucur sambal is nice…but I prefer cucur udang – I love the prawn and the chilli sauce/dip… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. what is that cucur Sambal? is it a dessert? filled with mashed red beans?

    Nope, not red bean paste. It’s a plain fried fritter, round shape and they cut a slit in which they put some kind of spicy peanut sauce. Nice…

  18. dont pamper too much as later she became too healthy like u ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully… Will make a very good wife – sure will get to eat all kinds of nice food. Who wants a skinny wife? Oops…sorry, Cleff, kucing…and all the skinny ones. Muahahahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Oh boy, feast for my eyes! Too bad can’t get those foods from these photos!

    LOL!!! You’ll have to fly over here for a visit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. braised hardboil egg is my fav!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ whoaa bet Melissa had a great time back to hometown n eat all the foods that she had been missing all the time when she is away so far. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Ya…and we’re still at it! Has yet to take her to eat ALL the things she loves…or has seen in my blog and would like to eat. Eat…eat…eat!!! Hehehehehe! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. all your food always make me salivate one! I was drooling at the fluffy roti canai. Haven’t had that for weeks!

    You’ve been out of the country, that’s why. This guy’s from Penang – his canai’s really good…compared to some of the shops we have here and they’re a lot more expensive too.

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