There you are…

Well, some of you may remember this stall…

Asian Flavours revisited

…that used to be here but they moved to some place near the Sibu Bowling Centre. I never went there as they only opened at night unlike at the old place where they used to operate in the morning till after lunchtime…and good people like me seldom venture out once the sky gets dark. LOL!!!

Well, they’ve moved again…and now they are at the food court at the back portion of the Sibu Exhibition Centre. Here, they are open for business from ย around 7.00 a.m. till 10.00 or 11.00 p.m. at night.

Out of those that they used to sell, there are only two items left on the menu – the Singapore fried Hokkien mee and the very nice Spanish chicken croquettas. But they do have a few new ones on the list and I decided to try the Thai-style pineapple fried rice (RM4.00)…

AsianFlavours pineapple fried rice 1

It was very nice with a pleasant fragrance and flavour…but I do wish that they would not use those pre-fried shallots that one can buy packed in plastic at the supermarket. I’ve noticed a lot of people using that these days ย and perhaps, most people do not mind. On my part, however, I would very much prefer it if they would slice their own shallots and fry them for use instead as they would smell and taste a lot nicer…and they can save the oil to cook other things which, I’m very positive, would surely serve to enhance the taste.

AsianFlavours pineapple fried rice 2

There were a lot of ingredients in the fried rice – a bit of this and a bit of that. I saw some pieces of chicken, some egg and ikan bilis (anchovies) and I think I even tasted a bit of hay bee (dried prawns) too, if I’m not mistaken. ย Perhaps it would be nice if they add a few prawns/shrimps and charge RM5.00 a plate…or perhaps, they can make it optional – RM4.00 a plate but RM5.00 with prawns and extra ingredients added.

The sambal that came with the rice was very very nice…

AsianFlavours sambal

…but I do wish they would give more – maybe twice that amount. It went really well with the rice…but for me, it was not pedas (spicy hot) enough. It would have been a lot nicer but considering the general population in Sibu, I guess they cannot make it too hot just to please the selected few. In fact, I’m pretty sure there are people around here who would eat everything but leave the sambal untouched. Right or not, Annie-Q? LOL!!!

Well, stick around, folks, for I will go back there again sometime to try what else that’s new on their menu…and I’ll keep everyone posted on what’s worth having, should you decide to drop by the stall sometime…

Author: suituapui

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

40 thoughts on “There you are…”

  1. Sighhh… that sambal… I think it will really really go well wif the rice. Give me those any day. And if you can add some petai and prawns to it… OMG… heaven! *DROOL* (aiyaks, sendiri padah! Now i wanna makan sambal petai pulak)

    Very very nice…just that, it was not pedas enough for me.Oooo….sambal petai. Must stop by my regular Malay food stall today and get some. Lama tak makan… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Petai…. oohhhh… red alert, be prepared for emergency evacuations, folks! ROFLOL!

      I’ve got mine. You’ve got yours. Yum! Yum! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. No wonder these days so many earthquakes. Petai is the culprit!

        Ooooo…I enjoyed that soooo much for last night’s dinner! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      2. i belum get mine wor……hmm…hope this wednesday pasar mlm have petai. Kesian my SIL come back ate 1x petai only this round

        Yum! Yum! I had…bought RM5…habis. Think I’ll go again tomorrow. Drool!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. What? Fried singapore Hokkien Mee, never tasted one before, but then again,i don’t think there is anything spectacular about it,, probably you just fry the mee (noodle first) then you drop some hokkien mee gravy on it, kan?

    hey have a great weekend ya and god bless

    It’s different – the way they do it in Singapore. I’ve discussed this before in one of my earlier posts. Just check out the links or google it up for yourself. Malas to go through the same thing again.

  3. To me, the relish is the hero of the dish, if the sambal is nice it sure enhance the taste of the food! In Thailand thy serve with julienne sour mango, really bring up the taste, yum! But RM4 for a plate of good fried rice, you sure can’t find any place in K.L!^^

    RM4 should be more or less around KL prices lah.,..unless you go to the fancy cafes and restaurants.

    1. Alamak… cilaka la, Alice… now u mentioned the kerabu pulak. Mango kerabu my fav! CHAM. Drooling jor!

      I did not trigger that craving… So don’t blame me for that! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. LOL, Eliz, I reckon this is meant to be a foodie blog so kena get ready your napkin around the neck when you read it, hehe! Btw, I also wonder where can we find good mango kerabu, lol!

        Any Thai restaurant, sure to have…or stalls at hawker centres selling Thai food. I know the one at Red Garden in Penang has that…and also mango pulut. Yum!

    2. My place charges RM5 and above leh(hawker fried rice)…. now I start wondering why I always eat expensive food!+_+ Better get a pine apple and fry on my own, at least I get to make it exclusive and fill the rice in the pineapple shell, lol!

      Maybe you stay in rich people’s area….so exclusive, so everything more expensive. Got class mah!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Prefried shallots taste like plastics….dislike it when they used this!

    Aha!! I’m not the only one then. Don’t like the smell…and not fragrant and crunchy like the own-fried ones.

  5. When I saw that picture of the pre-fried shallots (before I even read what you wrote), I was thinking to my self “Hate those things!”. I like you for disliking it too. Exactly what peteformation said – tastes like plastic. I get so put off by it that it’ll spoil my whole meal. Usually I’d try to scrape every single bit of it off but then still some of it will be there. Yucks!

  6. Thai pineapple fried rice is nice.. the fruit taste adds aroma to the rice.. stp, u are really enjoying food each day.. live to eat! hahaha…

    Forced to… I need things to post in my blog. Hehehehehe!!!! Good excuse eh? Hey! There’s kompia and lay peang in Ipoh – Ayer Tawar. I saw the feature in The Star. Not known by the same names…but Foochow true and true: http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/6/15/north/8901235&sec=north
    Cleffairy! Anybody going to Ipoh…can get them to buy kompia now. LOL!!!

  7. A good fried rice is made out of generous ingredients. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing good food daily on your blog STP. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Worth giving it a try… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. It looks good but yeah I hate the trend of using pre-fried shallots. That happens a lot in food courts at shopping malls here. It has no taste at all and a place who fries their own shallots makes everything taste better.

    Good thing it isn’t a trend in kampua places yet, or at least I hope it isn’t.

    Oh, btw, speaking of the bowling center, I believe a friend of mine (or her dad at least) is cooking there now.

    Hah!!! Another one who shared my sentiments. I’m afraid I do see those horrible stuff being used a lot especially at the Malay makan stalls and some Chinese eating places too – including kampua stalls. The shop opposite the Methodist church in town used to bury the kampua in the fried onions…but now you’d probably get half a teaspoon. They say shallots too expensive for them to be as generous as before. Dunno anything about the centre, I”m afraid – have never been there…

  9. For Bananaz anything with pineapple is nice ~ hawaiian pizza, Penang rojak, and Thai flied lice etc certainly ho chiak yummy hahaha.

    I also prefer Hawaiian pizza for the pineapples. You missed out pineapple jam tarts! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. that Thai-style pineapple fried rice looks really good and cheap too! i like pineapple! ๐Ÿ˜€

    You do? Lots here…more expensive now than before but I hear they’re still cheaper than elsewhere.

  11. Wow…i miss pineapple rice!!I got a little choosy when eating pineapple rice. The rice must serve in the pineapple itself….LOL!! The last time i had the rice in the pineapple was almost 10 years back….sobs**till now i am still looking for one that serve this way because the one i used to have already close shop…tsk tskk

    Not me! See my reply to SK below. Can’t find? I thought a lot of places do that. Go Bangkok Jam, sure they will serve in a pineapple… It’s like those sweet desserts in a coconut…and there’s no coconut, santan or coconut water in the dessert even…and they stick an umbrella in it – all gimmicks. Wouldn’t make it taste any different.

    1. Ling ah, ur the Queen of Nasi Goreng. I am sure u can cook up very nice pineapple fried rice. *EVIL GRIN* The other day I saw they sell very cheap pineapple worr. I go borong for u, wan? Den u sumbat some pineapple fried rice to me. I DBKL for u.

      People ask you for mee jawa…pandai you turn the table and throw the ball back, ask her for fried rice pulak!!! Tsk! Tsk!

  12. The Thai pineapple fried rice looks heavenly. Oh certainly!…the sambal goes well the fried rice. Not enough for you the sambal. I see they are quite generous with the sambal leh.

    Hehehehe!!! I would need more than that…and my missus too. We like it hot! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. hmmm, spanish croquetta?? that’s not even asian right?? haha..
    the fried rice looks good, but then it would be more perfect if served in pineapple itself right?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    No, thank you. I always cringe at those dried-up and shrivelled pineapples that some restaurants use to serve their pineapple rice – just a gimmick. I wonder how long they’ve been using it and many times they’ve used it… Eyewww!!! Yup…I’ve also wondered about the “Spanish” bit – nama glamour, as Cleffairy would say. Should just call it bergedil ayam… One and the same thing. LOL!!!

    1. Ya lah hor they cant wash or rather no time to wash them and got your sweet saliva, then SK’s then Bananaz’s and […] many many more…ohhhh..Oops sorry hope all have eaten their lunch by now.

      LOL!!! Added flavours, makes it all the more delicious. ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. Tsk… I pulak get dragged into the conversation. LMAO. Actually the other day I tot I wanna call that bergedil home made hashbrown. But the shape gone case pulak. =.= Den i see got more nice name to use, so decided to make it glamer abit. LOL!

      Bergedil lah tu!!! Like if we start calling our humble kompia…bagels!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Thai fried rice, nice! There is a stall at the food court here, got very nice thai fried rice, but no pineapple inside, anyway i don’t like to eat pineapple, but i don’t mind to have hawaiian pizza. hahahahha.

    Eh, you know me well, i will not touch the sambal, but nasi lemak sambal i like wor. hahahhahah

    Side track a bit, the other day read your “fatt kou” post, make me crave for ‘fatt kou”, cannot find any nearby my place, and this morning my colik get me some, finally i get to eat it !!!

    Wah! You’re craving so badly kah? Putting on weight too? Got good news kah? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ah…this sambal is something like nasi lemak sambal – not the belacan sambal.You probably would eat it then… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Yes, I totally agree on slicing and frying your own shallots part. I like to do that too and reusing the oil to fry other stuffs is simply awesome isn’t it? Ppl including hawkers are getting lazier these days…

    Yup! Price going up, quality of food going down – not like in the past anymore. Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. You and my hubby will get along very well. He also likes to eat, clever to comment on food and like his sambal to be hot-hot.

    Aha!!! A true connoiseur! Then he’s my friend! Hehehehehe!!!!

  17. Aiks! Craving doesn’t mean pregnant! It’s your post too tempting. hahahhaha and also it had been a long time since i had “fatt koh”, now i don’t even remember what it call in foochow. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Put on weight? Maybe, mum in town, everyday on eating spree! :(:( Time to hit to gym and get work out hard!

    Have a great weekend.

    Hahahaha!! You too. Adoi…now everybody’s blaming me for the extra weight they’re putting on. Kesian…poor me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Dun worry Cikgu. if I put on weight, I wun blame u. Hahahahahahaha…

      Coming from you, not much of a consolation…knowing that next comment, you will be blaming me for something else already. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  18. There are big chunks of pineapples!! RM4 is reasonable.

    Price is ok. Just giving suggestions as to how it may be improved… ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Took me 5 years of boarding school to like Hawaian pizza (ham and pineapple). I think I wouldn’t choose pineapple in my fried rice. But as an Indonesian, anything would be edible with enough (loads) of sambal ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh? Not a fan of pineapple, I see? I’m not really crazy about it…but ham, I like! Yum! Very expensive here. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. Big portion for 4 bucks…you can finish eating it,ah? As for the sambal, I am sure the seller wouldn’t mind if you ask for more.
    Agree with you and Pete…I hate that plastic tasting fried shallots. But they are so popular and even made it in overseas market.I’ve seen them in NZ,OZ,UK etc!!!

    PS: Cleffairy berbadan dua kah?She seems to mengidam everything…hahaha

    Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Not that I know of! Eyewwwww…..I would notwant to buy those fried shallots. Maybe people are getting lazier…and will always take the easier way out. Kuching, I think, used to have people frying at home and selling in plastic bags – dunno still got or not. Those are ok…crunchy and fragrant. Ya…I”m sure he’d give more but I was too lazy to get up and go and ask. My missus would do that…and come back with a lot!

    1. Choi! Touch wood. Gua baru mau relax anak sudah besar ask me I pregnant pulak. Touch wood, touch wood! Baru mau enjoy ni! Tsk tsk… this Cikgu punya pasal la… always post up nice nice food… make me crave things. TSK TSK TSK.

      Alamak! Another one! Just not my day…. I get the blame for everything! Grrrrrrr!!!!! Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  21. just ask for more sambal! isn’t it free flow for sauces?!! hehe

    Shy lah… LOL!!! Not really, just too lazy to go and ask. ๐Ÿ˜€

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