Spending time…

Tuesday was a public holiday here so my missus was not working. Because of that, I thought it would be a good chance for us to go out for brunch and spend some time together.

We went to this place

Farley Food Court & Restaurant

…which I have been to a few times before to sample some of the stuff there, but not my missus or daughter. Normally, we would not venture that far as this is on the other side of town from where we stay.

We ended up having the dim sum there which I hadย once before. This was quite all right…

Farley dim sum 1

…but it did not have any distinct taste that would make it special.

I liked these chicken meatballs a lot more…

Farley dim sum - chicken meat balls

…and so did my daughter.

Now, this one is something quite different from all that I had before…

Farley dim sum 2

Inside, there were yam and potatoes plus other things wrapped with seaweed. We all loved it!

The char siew pao (barbecued meat bun) was different from what we had at the other dim sum place in town

Farley dim sum - char siew pao 1

The skin is more like what we have for our local steamed buns in Sibu and Melissa always prefers this to the cotton-like dim sum pao skin. The filling isn’t exactly the same either…

Farley dim sum - char siew pao 2

…but it was good – I wouldn’t mind having that again.

The siew mai (meat dumplings) were nothing to shout about…

Farley dim sum - siew mai

…and the lor mai kai (lotus leaf-wrapped glutinous rice with meat) was a disappointment…

Farley dim sum - lor mai kai

I’ve had nicer ones elsewhere (though not in Sibu). The rice was not soft enough and unfortunately, it failed to make up for that as far as its taste or flavour went.

On the whole, it wasn’t the best dim sum we have had but it was good enough for the three of us…and all that came up to only RM20.00.

After that, we walked around the vicinity, popping in and out of the shops…just to while away the time and spend a pleasant morning together.

Author: suituapui

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30 thoughts on “Spending time…”

  1. Are you kidding me?..all that for only RM20? Wow,my hub would be in heaven as he can eat all he wants. Dim Sum is his favourite. You seem to surprise me more and more about Sibu. I have always thought Sibu is so tiny…and with tiny, sure la grotty kan.So far,you have promoted Sibu well and I’m impressed!
    Have a safe flight to KL…you are flying off today, right?

    Great place for a holiday! Come, come…can put up at my place – free lodging, free food, free transport, free tours. Now, how does that sound? ๐Ÿ˜€ And anyway, one of the best hotels, 3 or 4-star is only around NZ$50 (can book using my name, get government rate)… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks. Melissa is looking forward to meeting you. I’ve called the airline last night to reconfirm her flight – all o.k. Will let you know if anything…

  2. These dim sum-s looked very nice and of course, very cheap too… gosh, should i go out for dim sum breakfast after looking at these ‘torturous’ pics? :p

    Better save tummy space for your Chap Goh Mei dinner tonight… LOL!!!

  3. the char siew bao really special hor, the colour also looks different, light brown.

    Tastes different too. It has its own unique taste, but very nice too. I like.๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. wow..so yummy n so cheap too….ada salah calculation I think.
    Am interested in the one wrapped with seaweed..is it fish paste mix others….something special.

    No leh. Actually I thought the guy said RM12 and paid him that much – you know how my Mandarin is half past six one. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I dunno whether that was fish paste but it was really nice – I liked the yam and the potatoes inside. Will definitely order it if I go to that part of town again.

  5. Either you are on ‘diet’ after all the CNY fiesta or its plain cheap. Where can we find dimsum for 3 pax at only RM20 in Klang Valley? Here it will cost RM20 for merely two pax.

    KL mah… Went with a friend once to a shop at Jalan Alur – ate only a few items and the bill was over RM20…plus it was not even nice. So disappointed!

  6. I’ve seen that place but never ventured in before. Guess I’ll have to stop over there this year. Everything looked really good but I think the char sio pau look the best. I like the more chewy traditional dough too. Never liked the new flaky crumbly dough.

    Then you’re like my daughter – she does not like that mee-mee kind of skin.

  7. What i really want to say is that,, it is damn cheap….i go Sibu,, take me there ok?

    Come…! Actually you should plan to come over to Sarawak, bring your family for a holiday. Fly direct Penang-Kuching using the cheap airline and then take a bus to Sibu, stop at the small towns along the way…. Would be a great experience.

  8. RM20 for a scrumptious dim sum?!! Next time if I got to visit you, you gonna bring me there for sure, muahahaha! I love especially the yam and seaweed dim sum!

    I like that one best. Really very nice. Come, when are you coming to Sibu? See, all the nice places, all the nice things to eat…and nice people like me! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. wa…good leh the dim sum…looks very yummy

    The things look like a bit kasar – not like what I would see at the classier dim sum restaurants…but it doesn’t really matter, as long as it tastes good.

  10. I can’t get very nice dim sum here so everything looks too mouth-watering to me. Arthur, you are too spoilt…LOL. It’s always lovely to spend time with family. You are a super star dad and hubby ๐Ÿ˜€

    Can’t get here too…but luckily, we have two places with some decently-good dim sum and this one is cheap some more. There’s another one – will give it a try some other time. Thanks for the compliments.

  11. Wow…that was super cheap and looks delicious too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not too sure about the prices over at your side…but it’s definitely cheaper than the classier and not necessarily completely better dim sum restaurant in town.

  12. RM20 is somehow cheap…i think if at PJ, will cost about RM30plus. I like the chicken meatball. Havent seen any yet at any of the dim sum restaurant i used to dine in.

    My 1st time too. At first, I thought it was deep fried fish balls which Melissa likes. But the guy said chicken. Good thing we decided to give it a try – quite nice, worth having.

  13. You know who makes the best lor mai kai in the world? LMAO. *hint hint at kucing*

    I’ve tried…but it was cold and in that state, i would say they’re about the same. LOL!!!

  14. The char siew pao doesn’t look very appealing.. I think I would have preferred the Chicken meat balls more! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Different but I think these will go down well with the Sibu population. We’re more used to paos like these – not the original Hongkong-style dim sum ones. I don’t mind both…as long as they taste nice. Hehehehehe! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Wow! It is good for you to be able to spend time with your family. Nice bonding moments.

    I know of some fathers who are looking for so many excuses when the children ask to take them to some park or spend good family time.

    I know. Many parents today simply do not have the time for their kids – too busy with their work, their interests or their own social life.

  16. I would go with the Char Siew Pau. The others look pretty “artificial” to me. :p

    I’ve seen them looking like that in some places in KL too. Maybe the dim sum chef worked there before…

  17. so it’s siew pao there but it’s siopao here ๐Ÿ™‚ and your siew mai is siomai ๐Ÿ™‚

    That’s in Cantonese…but in Sibu, we call them sio pao and sio bee (in Hokkien).

  18. but the char siew bun filling doesn’t have that dark reddish colour that I like. I still prefer a dark colour filling like charcoal roasted char siew!

    Yup…different but also nice. Good for a change… I like both.

  19. ya..having the same thought as eiling, i prefer the char siew with darker colour. But RM20 for three of you it is really cheap!

    I like both…as long as there’s a lot of the filling. Here, the local paos – the skin so thick and sometimes tough like rubber…and the filling so little. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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