The last leaf…

This place is just round the corner from my house and has been open for quite a while now…

MapleLeaf Sibu

…but I’ve never bothered to drop by because there have been mixed reviews about the place – some good, mostly not that great.

But the other day, my young blogger-friend, ah^kam_koko’, was in town for the weekend and we wanted to go to the char siew (barbecued pork) place next door. Unfortunately it was already around 3.00 p.m. and the stall had closed for the day. That was how we ended up there…and since ah^kam_koko’ was conversant in the language, I let him do all the talking…but despite how he explained that I wanted iced coffee…but black i.e. without the milk, this was what I got…

MapleLeaf iced coffee

At RM5.90 a glass, that certainly did not come cheap! It was only RM2.60 here and I could already feel the pinch and theirs tasted better as well.

We decided to try the fried durian (RM12.90)…

MapleLeaf fried durian

…which is currently the craze in Kuching ever since somebody started selling that at the Kuching Cultural Festival last year. I don’t know if theirs is anything like this as I’ve never had that before so I am in no position to make any comparison. These would have tasted quite good if there wasn’t that very strong smell of the cooking oil that they used to fry them in – in fact, it was so strong that I was quite put off by it.

The turkey ham croissants (RM6.50 for two)…

MapleLeaf turkey ham croissant

…were all right, no complaint about those but they did not get me jumping up and down with delight either.

We did not eat anything else so we cannot really say much about the food but at those prices, I certainly would have second thoughts about going there again…