On the way home…

My friend, Jimmy, was in town for one night en route home to Bintulu after a working stint in Kapit. You can see him checking in at the hotel in my previous post.

Well, we met up for supper that night at the coffee shop downstairs and when I saw them selling satay at a stall in front, I just had to order a few…

SBT satay

I saw people posting photographs of the satay they had had on Facebook and in their blogs and I was wishing I could have some too – it had been so long since I last had some…not even the miserable ones that we have here as they usually open their stalls for business so very late – well past 7.00 p.m. and I would want to have dinner at around 6 something…plus I don’t usually go out at night.

And speaking of miserable, they were most disappointing. I wouldn’t want to have them again – not at this stall, that’s for sure. The BBQ chicken wings were really nice though…

SBT BBQ chicken wings

…and went really well with the Thai chili sauce.

We also had one ikan bakar…but we were so busy eating and talking that I forgot to take a photograph of it. Never mind. It was very nice so I guess I would go back there someday for the fish…and the BBQ chicken wings. I hope I will remember to take the photograph then. We also had the salad sotong, the stuffed yew char koi/yew tiau…and the fried buntut ayam (Parson’s nose) that Jimmy loved. I did not touch the latter, of course! LOL!!!

The next morning, I took him to buy some kompia to take home and then we went for dim sum at this place. I ordered the char siew pao, the siew mai and the other one with century egg that I had on my previous visit and I also ordered the chee cheong fun

HongFu chee cheong fun

…which was very good.

The lor mai kai was not anything like the real thing…

HongFu lor mai kai

…but it tasted good with all the salted egg and stuff inside.

We loved the salted egg custard buns…

HongFu salted egg custard buns

…which had so much filling that it was literally oozing out when you bite intoย it.

HongFu salted egg custard bun

After breakfast, I sent him back to check out at the hotel and catch the bus home to Bintulu.

Author: suituapui

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

38 thoughts on “On the way home…”

  1. Never heard of salted egg custard bun – really sinful stuff oozing out there! Oh my, they sell fried buntut ayam there? Gosh can’t imagine how that’ll taste like. So it was your friend who checked in to Medan, not you, I seee…..

    Fried or BBQ… They sell that all over at your side – you can give it a try. Salted egg custard bun is available all over too – most dim sum places. I’ve seen a lot of people post on it in their blogs….which makes me wonder – are you living in Malaysia or abroad?

    Of course, I wouldn’t be checking into a hotel here. All I know is some people do – when there’s a new 5-star hotel in town and there’s a promotion, they’d check in and stay for a night or two just to check it out and pamper themselves.

    1. Haha…I’m on the border of KL and PJ. We’re not very adventurous people when it comes to food. Always go back to the usual place for what we usually like to eat. So, I go blog cari makan-lor. See, now I know got fried/BBQ buntut ayam and those buns here.

      Gosh! And it takes somebody from across the sea to tell you that. Ummmm….must be one of those super rich ones, bodyguards all around…cannot simply go here, go there one…and cannot simply eat one. Hehehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wait ah! Wait for the others to drop by and comment…and they can tell you where to get the best ones over there. I’ve never tried the buns there…and I wouldn’t touch the buntut with a 10-foot pole! LOL!!

  2. Wow, a delightful spread…all so fattening but I like..hehehe.Looks can be so deceiving…the satay look so good.

    Yalor…never judge a book by its cover. Epic fail! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Come, come… come KL… I bring u all makan nice nice satay…

      Where? Kajang? Nobody wanted to bring me…so far! Last time was 2007, I think… My radio friend, Cash, the friendly cabbie, took me and Melissa all the way…didn’t charge me for the fare and he even treated us to all the satay we could eat. Such a nice man.๐Ÿ™‚

      1. No la… not kajang… some satay in kajang is overrated. This one we had is just nearby my house, in Danau Kota. Very nice, chunky and soft. And the man who sell the satay is nice too… tarak kedekut with the sauce and stuff.

        Been to Kajang a few times – loved it. Had satay elsewhere too – also nice. We do not have nice satay here – small sticks, so little peanut sauce to dip in…real miserable and this one did not even taste nice. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    2. Arthur,
      I showed hub these pictures as I mo angkat order ( lol ) as what he wants to eat while in Sibu. He says…”I don’t care but I want Mee Hoon Kuey..pulled and not cut ( pan mee ). Dry, not wet with kaw-kaw sambal. I also want the small RM 1.00 packet nasi lemak…sedap one and not just any nasi lemak”.
      So, got ah? Can ah? Ceh…I thought want to eat all those exotic fare that only Sibu can offer…hahahaha. Oh, one more thing, our friend already wrote down what he needs to buy and he asked, ‘Sibu got Guardian, ah?”..rude I know but I also wonder…kahkahkah!
      Also, I need to know, Sibu got any baking supply shop?…you got very good friend who is a goldsmith?…can get special price,ah? I think I’m giving you a headache even before we arrived..lol

      Guardian? The pharmacy? Got…how many do you want? I think we have three…but no pharmacists. What does he want to buy? No worries – I know many pharmacists around, so he can pick and choose. Goldsmith – what I know is my aunties will come to Sibu to buy…dunno cheaper or the craftsmanship better or what – I dunno these things. Baking supply, got…but why want to buy here? Auckland, don’t have kah? RM1.50 lah – the nasi lemak…and pan-mee, check! Not too sure where the good one has gone to now… Haven’t had that for ages. Must go and find out. Ok…what else? >.<

  3. Waaa salted egg custard bun… looks good. I always love the egg custard bun… I missed it T^T. STP, you making hungry and I just had breakfast >.<

    Fried buntut ayam… yummy ๐Ÿ˜›

    Eyewwwwww…..you like? One gang with my friend, Jimmy… He ate one whole plate by himself – finished all of it! And he loves chicken claws too! No, thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Buntut ayam is nice la… but must eat while hot… else… YUCKIE….i dun eat chickie’s claw… geli!

      Eyewwwww…dua-dua…not for me! Ewekkk!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. Cleffairy,
        You got see chicken before or not…and belek them properly?You geli mo makan kaki ayam….but buntut ayam you makan…sedap lagi!!!…buntut ayam lagi dirty lar…the poo-poo keluar from that part, you know…lol!

        Muahahahahahaha!!!! If you’re think I’m mean, Cleff…think again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Ahhh… recently mamarazi posted satay too, hers not bad though! The salted egg custard bun is my all time fave, tad expensive though!

    Expensive? Here…3 “lau” for RM10 – so one “lau” of 3 buns is around RM3.30…so it’s RM1.10 each. Cheaper than the not-nice-at-all ordinary kopitiam paos here…. Ya, and Annie-Q also posted her satay photo on Facebook. Must go hunt for some nice ones one of these days… Drool! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Aiks… Alice, u wan to baham that satay that mamarazzi baham kah? That one i bawak her go one… nearby my house… u wan kah? Next time we go makan together, wan anot? I belanja. ๐Ÿ˜€ Chee Yee oso went together last time… ๐Ÿ˜€

      Can lawan Kajang one kah? Ooooo…I love Kajang satay! Slurpssss!!!!!

      1. Not sure, depends on individual taste… but I had satay kajang before… keras. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Must be my bad day.

        Probably… Or you did not go to the right one? I hear only one is good…

      2. Sure, my pleasure, let’s wait until I get your book, thn can get it signed at the same time makan makan, lol!

        Wah…dating in my blog, ya? I think I must charge advertising space liao… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. the lo mai kai is surely different from the common ones..
    simple yet nice dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is…but they call it by the same name. Very nice – perhaps even nicer than the usual lor mai kai.

  6. So.. that explains why you were at the hotel yesterday! Did your friend Jimmy compliment the hotel? OK or not? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hey, the lor mai kai looks fantastic! Rectangular shaped… unlike the round ones over here.. I would love to try that.. satay.. no need ler.. u must try the gourmet square near my house.. best! U must come Ipoh again.. stay a night.. more things to eat!

    He stays there everytime he’s in town on working trips – either there or at my house…so this will be a true indication of how nice the hotel is. Yup…the lor mai kai is different…not only in shape but also in taste – not so oily, lighter and it’s really nice. Around RM3.30 each, expensive or not, you think? Size of a brick, more or less… You’d better come soon…dunno if all these places still in business or not by the time you come… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. love the way you share the food pictures STP, keep it coming, day after day!

    Mind to tell how come the satay was disappointing? Not enough taste?

    The marinade’s different – does not taste like usual satay…and the meat is hoo-hoo. Not nice lah… I wonder if it is “imported” frozen satay from your side. Some hotels and cafes/restaurants use those when they serve fried rice or nasi lemak – they have one or two sticks by the side. I wonder why they bother – wouldn’t have me jumping up and down for joy, that’s for sure… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Food photos every day? No leh…none yesterday. Hehehehehe!!!! ‘)

  8. Never in my life touched the buntut ayam wonder how’s the taste? Wow the lor mai kai is sort of ‘oil-free’ quite different from here…you were saying not the real thing? Sample kah? kakaka.

    Different in many ways, did not even taste like lor mai kai that I had had at all the dim sum places here, there and everywhere… Only the name is the same…but this tastes very nice, maybe even nicer and it’s not oily. Sure ChrisAu would love – healthier! Muahahahahaha!!!! I’m not into whatever buntut, so don’t ask me. I don’t know! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Yalor, Ling… the one that our big kakak makes does not look like this wan.

      That one, I know. The taste is somewhat similar to the Hokkien zhang…and it looks darker also. This one, no…and it is so pucat…but I was pleasantly surprised – it actually tasted good – got salted egg, got century egg and what not inside. Yum! Yum!

  9. So that was the reason why you were at the hotel. Otherwise I would be think something else. Satay looks appealing though you say it was quite disappointing. The salted egg custard bun looks really nice…saliva dripping. Lor mai kai looks different from what I usually have.

    Looks different but tastes very nice, so no big deal. Looks nice but in fact, not nice…that’s bad! Like the satay! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Now, what would you expect an old man like me to be doing in a hotel? Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

    1. LOL!!!…how do I know? You may look old but I guess you are still young at heart, hahaha.

      Heart only young, body not young loh…. Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Young at heart means young at body too!!!!!!!….kekekeke!!!!!!…..

        If only…if only… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. thank god it’s lunch hr now heheheh!

    looks really nice! the custard bun wowww! but i dont like salty eggs. :X

    It only has a light taste – rich creamy buttery mostly… Very nice. Ooooo…I love salted eggs…and century eggs…all eggs, I love! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Not the Filipino balut though…no, thank you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. There;s this uncle selling chee cheong fan at everrise 4th mile stalls, so yummy! yet serve so little. this one looks luscious, if there’s a word. too bad u didnt have picture of the ikan bakar.

    Ya…I only remembered when there were only bones left. Muahahahaha!!!! I’m not really a fan of chee cheong fan…but I liked this one. Not exactly fine and translucent but it was nice and soft – very nice.

  12. may I know what camera r u using to snap your photos in your blog? u take very nice pictures of food wei… ๐Ÿ™‚ lor mai kai with salted egg? something new to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    Old digicam that my daughter used before…bought in 2007, nothing special leh? New to you? I thought it’s very popular there as I’ve seen quite a few bloggers posting on those buns… Seems rather popular over there.

  13. Satay didn’t taste good? But they certainly LOOKED good!! And the egg custard bun! They’re my favourite!! YUM!

    Aha!!! Finally someone who has eaten those… So many do not even know of the existence of such paos… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Nice eh? Love the filling especially… As for the satay, looked nice only, not worth the calories. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. Finally you got your satay!! Not nice? Tsk tsk tsk ..too bad. hahahaha *evil laugh*

    Actually over here, you can find quite a lot nice satay stall, not neccessary Kajang Satay. Around my house area got two malays stall selling satay, both also nice, and the kuah (sauce) hot hot, nice. Cruz love satay a lot, usually when we had dinner at one of his favourite chicken rice stall, he will request to have satay from the makcik, the stall just next to the chicken rice and he will go eat chicken rice with satay.

    Salted egg custard buns, heard and saw it but never try it, wonder how it taste.

    Come, come back to Sibu and I’ll take you to try… Nice! VERY nice! And when you’e coming back, maybe can tapao satay satu batang? Hehehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Oooh! Must try the lo mai kai and custard bun although salted egg is not my favourite. Never knew Sibu got some many nice food. other than Kampua. :0

    Hah!!! Now you know… Times have changed. Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Damn… misleading title.
    This should be title: FOod in Heaven!
    It’s midnight in cold welli, I am hungry now!

    Poor you…and Melissa. It IS cold this year, isn’t it? Any snow in Welly? Hope it will snow there- Melissa has never seen snow before…other than at one of those winter wonderlands in KL. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. OMG, the satay is so yummy, it’s killing me already, haha.. hey, that is lo mai kai, very different from the normal ones we have here, and i think it looks good also, as good as the custard bun, see the custard ooooooooozing out, wow~~

    Looks yummy only…not yummy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Yes, the custard would ooze out like volcanic lava… Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. The food looks so good but not nice?? The satay looks amazing! uh..oh…there goes my healthy diet again… will get scolded by my doc in the next cholesterol check-up! Yeah, the lo mai kai really different leh…

    All nice, except the satay ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Which doctor? Ask him to check mine – he’ll probably have a heart attack himself first. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yup…maybe they should give it a new name – not the same, really…

  19. I reeeeaaallllyy salute your role as a good host to everyone. You are like a blog fairy to every visitor. LOL.
    I love these buns! Anything creamy, thick and sweet is my favourite! Mmmmm….

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