Just for one day…

My friends from Bintulu, Jimmy and Mohan, came to Sibu on a day trip last Saturday. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t even for one day for by the time their bus arrived, it was already 10.15 a.m. and they took the 4.00 p.m. bus back.

I took them for dim sum here but by the time we got there, most of the things were finished and we had no choice but to eat only the char siew pao (steamed barbecued meat buns),ย the butter/salted egg buns and these…

HongFu baked char siew buns 1

Actually, these are baked bread/buns and theย char siew filling is the same as what they have in the steamed ones…

HongFu baked char siew buns 2

I would say they were pretty good – not bad at all and something different for a change.

We also had the steamed pork ribs…

Steamed pork ribs

…and that was it.

After that, we dropped by my parents’ place as Jimmy wanted to stop by and say hello to my mum and then we went to buy the yummy tee piang with the meat filling but the stall was not open. Then I drove to the bakery to buy the chicken pies that are now the favourite of many but there were only two left – one for each of them. We did stop by the “emporium” that sells a lot of imported stuff as well and I spotted this advertisement outside…

NZ milk advert

…and was a bit tickled by it. LOL!!!

After browsing around one of the new mega-malls in town, we went for lunch. Yes, I took them to this place – my third visit in four days, believe it or not and we had this very nice herbal venison dish…

MingMeiShi herbal venison

The meat was very tender and the fragrance of the herbs used was just right – not too strong or overpowering.

We also tried their fresh young baby corn fried with century egg…

MingMeiShi baby corn with century egg

Prior to this, I had never heard of it, much less eaten it but Jimmy said they had that in Bintulu and he was of the opinion that they did it very well here.

They loved the braised pork belly so much…

MingMeiShi braised pork belly

– the one where the fat would just melt in your mouth…served with mantao (steamed buns). I guess everyone knows that I love that a lot too but I’m trying not to have it too often for obvious reasons.

I also ordered the KL-style Hokkien mee that I enjoyed a lot on my previous visit and they too agreed that it was very nice despite the fact that they did not use the usual thick noodles that one would get when eating that in KL. All in all, the bill for that delightful meal came up to only RM43.60 for 3 persons, inclusive of drinks.

After a brief stop at another shopping mall, I dropped them off to browse around at the 100-yen shop before they caught their bus back to Bintulu.

Thanks to the two of you, Jimmy and Mohan, for dropping by and do come again anytime but please do stay longer next time.

Author: suituapui

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

37 thoughts on “Just for one day…”

  1. I love the baby corn dish. This year we had corn growing in the garden, but the crows ate most of it. I guess they have to eat too, eh?

    However the majority of the produce was picked, frozen, cooked, and some of it is in our stomachs too, heh.

    I’ve never had century egg. I’ve heard of it though.

    That’s a Chinese delicacy – preserved egg, not quite like the salted egg variety. It’s an acquired taste, depending on the individual – I started eating quite late in life but my daughter loves it. Here, we eat the young corn…or the corn on the cob…and the corn kernels in cans.

  2. Three times in four days. You do love this place. Food looks stunning as usual.

    Yes, we’ll make the date to drop by the place when you’re all here… Melissa will be home then – she’ll love it too, I bet.

  3. yeah, that was just a half day trip + another half day spent on the bus, that’s kind of rush yeah?? hey, that bun looks good, and i can see bits of sesame inside the char siew fillings, good, i love it.. i really prefer this more than the braised pork, that’s too much fat already~~ :p

    I’m ok with anything… Ya, 6 hours here and 6 hours on the bus…but they wouldn’t stay the night even though I kept trying to persuade them to do so… :(

  4. Gosh..the food porn getting better by the day…salivating now!How many hours to Bintulu from Sibu by bus? The next time I visit you, we’ll probably hire a car and drive all over Sarawak. Gert with her American road-trip, we with our Borneo road-trip…sounds glamorous also what,huh?..lol!

    Ya…2 days here, not even enough to cover the whole of Sibu and eat all that I thought you MUST eat… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Next time, stay AT LEAST a week or two and we can explore the nearby towns – they too have their interesting things…. Bintulu’s a bit too far though – over 3 hours by road but towns like Kanowit, Sarikei and Bintangor should not be a problem. Well, no more food for the next two days…maybe more. Nobody coming so no food to blog about… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. Baby corn with century egg? wow.. that is unique.. I would love to try that dish.. but skip the pork pork… I dont take the “melting flesh” for obvious reasons too.. hahaha…
    So who is next in your list? ๐Ÿ™‚

    So far…no news of anybody coming. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ My daughter will be back at the end of the month so we should be going round eating – can expect more food posts then.

  6. How come when we were there, all I get to eat was Dabai and pineapple?The food above looks so delicious, why you not bring us there to makan? Simon ( Shereen’s sex god )

    We were there…but the Queen decreed that we must eat crab and duck…so I did not order all the nice things I could have ordered. Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Come again…stay longer this time – sooooo many nice things here to eat and you would not need to order one for everybody to share owing to lack of time and wanting to eat as much as possible while here. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You all did not even get to try the best of Lucy’s home cooking…nor mine! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. OMG! When did Simon write the above?…how rude! And you, Arthur Wee..Queen indeed!..Huh!!
      PS:..and he’s not my sex god!!

      Hahahahahaha!!!! He’s not? He certainly has the looks and the built – the whole package. Wink! Wink! Me…can be Tu Pa Chieh ok lah, Monkey God’s best friend – the pig! Muahahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Wow so many meals packed into a few hours. I share the same lust for the fatty pork! Mwahahahaha
    Baby corn and century eggs? Seems like an odd combination. I may just buy the 2 ingredients and do a tryout then. ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was nice. Maybe I should try cooking that too… Perhaps with salted egg added, it may enhance the taste even more…??? No plans to come to Sibu… It is a very nice place, believe me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Baked bread/buns and the char siew! Gwailo dim sum? hahaha. How often milk is not from the source? Man made milk? Bananaz would skip the braised pork belly and go for the mantao dipped into the gravy.

    Ya…so health-conscious… That’s why so fit and slim and so handsome…for your age. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Good Luck!!…Today seems to be a better day for you. Gosh!!..I would drop half dead if I were to go for a day trip like Jimmy & Mohan.

    As usual, food looks nice and appetizing. No, thanks!…the braised pork belly…give it a pass. The meat buns sounds unique…steamed and at the same time barbecued….now in droooooooling mode.

    Not steamed…these are the baked ones…but we also ate the steamed ones – no choice…only buns left and it was only around 10 in the morning. Tsk! Tsk! Business sooooo good! Ya…me too! Will have to carry me around… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Pure and straight from the source, very very pure woh! It’s like drinking from the udders ๐Ÿ˜€

    Your food pics are making me hungry as it is approaching lunch time now -__-

    The babi pic – OMG!

    You like? Slurpssssss!!!!! Muahahahahaha!!!! And I’m talking about the babi….not the milk – susu cap gantung, ya! ROTFL!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. As always the trip to your blog make me hungry! Time to grab my lunch.

    And btw, I love that steamed pork ribs.

    I’m not a fan of those…but I know some people love them – a must-have when going for dim sum… Not me. I prefer mine steamed with cincaluk… Yummmmm!!!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Ooooo…this pork looks too ‘fatwobbly’ leh. No likeee. Maybe eat with plenty of fresh chilli to reduce the wobble-wobbleness??

    Take my word for it – you will not feel a thing. It simply melts in the mouth…not chewy, not wobbly. Oooooo….yummmmm!!!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. You be good and not have this dish any more for a while, OK? Not good for you..and you listen to Aunty Yoong, OK?? Next lot of visitors – take them makan satay and rojak. No more wobble-wobble…yes, I am very good at nagging..

      You wait till I take off my shirt and I jiggle and I wriggle…and you will see every part go all wobbly-wobbly…. Muahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ And hey! I said my shirt only, ya! Don’t let your imagination run wild now. Muahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Hahaha!!!…laughing at your comment to Yoong. All the jiggle, jiggle….wriggle wriggle…and wobbly…wobbly business.

        Now, now…behave yourself!!! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. Hahahaha!!! Eh, who is a closet Chippendale / Man Power??!! Come on baby, let’s do the ROLL…!!

        Roll? What roll? Spring roll? Sausage roll??? Oopssss!!!! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. those buns do look good. no custard fillings wan?

    Got. Did not take the photo…as I already took and featured last time… Same place.

  14. Now no more Ruby? So this is your current favourite place? heheheheheh

    I think by now the boss already recognise you!

    That herbal venison meat and the porky dish look very good!! Yum!

    Ruby’s more expensive and limited choices – wouldn’t want to eat the same things all the time. The boss? She was the Captain at Blue Splendour before (and the chef’s her husband also from Blue Splendour last time) – she has known me since then…and always calls me Mr Wong – following the Chinese character in Foochow dialect.

  15. I can never get enough of braised pork belly. This one looks very promising. The venison too. ๐Ÿ˜€


    I get what you mean by the NZ thing, however, if you squint and look at it under zero lux, it does look somewhat like a cow. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hahahaha!!! Just being naughty and poking fun at the Kiwis there. I would not say this about the venison though it was good…but the pork!!! Try it once and you’ll keep going back for more. Slurpsssss!!!! It’s that good. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Look at those pork belly! I can imagine the fat melting in my mouth! Haha but I also avoid them for obvious reasons ๐Ÿ˜›

    In your case, not so obvious… Saucer maybe…and in my case, it’s VERY obvious! Muahahahahaha!!!!

  17. When I saw the pork, all I can say is… “I wanna eat it.” Now I am so hungry. I am glad that I am going home now and fix my hunger with home-made dinner.

    Bon appetit! Enjoy your dinner… LOL!!!

  18. i seldom read but i love the photos of food that you posted sir..

    “Sir”??? You must be one of my students… That’s a dead giveaway! LOL!!! Ok…enjoy looking at the photos…but not all my posts will be on food. ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Mmmm…everything just looks sooooo delicious! Those char siew buns look really mouth-watering.

    They’re good…but I prefer those with shortcrust pastry or the steamed ones. Not a fan of bread…

  20. wow the siew bao looks pretty different from those in KL! would love to try it

    They’re not siew pao…like the over-rated Seremban ones. They’re bread buns with char siew filling… Not the same.

  21. The baby corn dish looks like mixed vege aje. Would love the oink oink

    It was baby corn – maybe they added a bit of carrot for the colour. Otherwise, not very colourful – corn pale yellow and century egg, black!

  22. those FAT!! Yumzzz!!! I only learn how to enjoy fat meat when I am very much older. Unfortunately my kids already start liking them at such tender age ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    When I was younger, I could not eat anything fat – like when we had pork trotters, my head would spin when I ate a lot of the layers of fat…. Now, I eat anything… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  23. Truthfully, i really don’t know how to comment already about your posts, it seems food and more foods each time. Sigh,too bad I am not a food blogger and I don’t believe in simply hantaming one,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,so I just tell you this, I do enjoy your pictures and the other thing, I enjoy your English

    Ok…ok…no more food posts……

  24. But then again, it doesn’t mean I wont be back again, I love to read your blog, another reason is i can learn the names of the foods as well……….that’s good enough for me

    Hmmmm….you’re easy to satisfy eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. straight from the source eh.. *winks

    and more briased pork belly please. Soon my belly will be like a pork’s belly too! XD

    No worries… Can’t possibly be worse than mine… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Yum, the siew pao does look very alluring, crisp crust, succulent pork filling!

    It was good…but I prefer shortcrust pastry…

  27. I want those Char Siew Bun! Wow so many delicious food in Sibu. I must apply leave from my Quay Lo and tell him I need to stay there one month just to eat! hehehe

    LOL!!! Come, come… They’re RM10 for three “lou” (storey) or basket or plate, i.e 9 buns altogether…so it’s only slightly over a ringgit each. So cheap!

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