Out and about…

Melissa and I were out and about the other morning to pay the bills…and we stopped by a shop in the vicinity to get these…

A pair

I saw one on display sometime ago and I loved it a lot but I thought it was a bit small. The man said they had a bigger one which only cost a few ringgit more. I said I would like that so he went to his store to get it from his reserved stock but unfortunately, he was unable to locate it among all the things that he had. I told him to look for it and I would return the next day to buy it but when I did that, he said that he had not done what he was supposed to do. In the end, I told him to get me two and I would drop by sometime to pick them up…but eventually, it just slipped my mind.

That was some three weeks ago or more and luckily, he had reserved two for me as requested and as he said he would. The price tag read RM53.00 but he sold them to me at RM45.00 each. I don’t really know why I bought them – somehow, I just like them a lot. They look kind of old in a uniquely attractive way, like some rice or whatever pot in ancient times with a wooden cover. and I guess I can use them the next time I had guests coming over to my house for dinner.

Melissa and I also dropped by this bakery…

WeCare Sibu

…where I would usually buy the Β delightful baked Japanese cotton cheese cake. If I’m not mistaken, the price keeps going up…but then again, this place is not particularly known for being cheap, that’s for sure. These that they call Italy Pockets were RM2.90 each but are now RM3.00 already…

Italy Pockets

…and among the wide selection there, you can also get some of these “healthy breads”…

WeCare breads

…which I am not a fan of, I’m afraid.

Now, this caught my eye when we were there – I guess it must be their durian cake…

WeCare durian cake

Very nice, don’t you think?

Well, now that Melissa’s home for the holidays, I guess I will be out and about a lot more than usual as we would go out together whenever we can, just to browse around the shops or to eat something she loves and buy anything she likes and at the same time, spend some quality time with her – something that is not quite possible when she’s so far away…

Author: suituapui

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31 thoughts on “Out and about…”

  1. aww so sweet spending time with your daughter. actually some of the healthy bread taste very good, have to try to believe it!

    Hah!!! But it’s the taste that I have a problem with… 😦

  2. My girl is also back… as for both of us, besides eating, it will be shopping as well.. she needs a lot of stuff to take back to her hostel… there goes my weekend…
    by the way, is that really a durian cake or just for decoration only?

    Dunno. I did not bother to ask since I did not intend to buy. Ya…all the same, aren’t we? Like me, you’ll be looking forward to the times when the kids come home…

  3. The cooking pots are really nice. Where is the shop?

    Nice eh? The blocks of shops behind Dewan Suarah where the car wash and tyre shops are, the block behind the one where Aroma Bakery is. Same block as Tai Choon – the 2nd shop in the block, one selling kitchen utensils, appliances and what not. I used to teach at the tuition centre upstairs (Gemilang).

  4. Durian cake! like literally? wow… eh whats that 1st picture of?

    Cast iron pots with wooden covers hanging on a stand with candle holders below for candles or BBQ firelighters to keep the food warm. Ideal for buffets, I would think…for food best served warm.

  5. hahaha, i’m totally not attracted by and interested in that huge durian at all.. instead the bread are more attractive to me, haha.. but i really do not like those bread being pre-wrapped in plastic bag.. it make me suspect if they are fresh or kept from the day before..

    You’re a bread person, I see. None for me…but I don’t mind the fine and soft ones, toasted preferably, and eaten with ham, bacon, sausage, SPAM and the like…and cheese and butter. πŸ˜‰

  6. WAHHH…That ‘SO Durian’ cake is so creative. Hmm..this bakery shop sells so many types of bread oso. Its located at Sibu town? Any landmarks nearby? πŸ˜‰

    Sibu bus terminal commercial area/shops – directly opposite the Public Bank branch there.

  7. What does the pot actually function as? I’m still scratching my head trying to figure it out.

    They’re food warmers. You know those stainless steel ones they use to keep the food warm in their buffet spreads at hotels and restaurants? Of course those are too big and bulky for home use. There are smaller ones that you may find in some Malay makan shops – I wouldn’t want those, not unless they’re Queen Anne’s…but unfortunately, I can’t afford that. Sobs!!! Anybody thinking of what to get me for Christmas this year? LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  8. I know I will be the guest at your home dinner someday! I love the stove so much and it is so unique & traditional. I love old stuffs and antiques.

    Nice eh? So when are you coming? I’ll get them ready for use… πŸ˜‰

  9. Aah!! make sure you cook with your new town when I am in town next. I missed yours and Lucy’s cooking the last time I was there. I am still VERY JEALOUS!!

    Sure, sure!!! I promise…we’ll cook a feast for you the next time you come to town. πŸ˜‰

      1. See I mean finger not find!! OMG!! I must be losing it.

        Don’t type too fast… Too many posts to comment on, too many blogs to visit, I guess? πŸ˜‰

  10. Your makan kaki is back. So every now and then keluar jalan jalan cari makan hor. Very creative and unique the durian cake. I think there is this bakery shop at BDC area. Will drop by to see what it is actually.

    Yes, I think they opened the one in Kuching first. I heard that it’s the same there – also nice and also more expensive than elsewhere. They’ve two outlets here in Sibu.

  11. That is a nice toy you have there πŸ™‚ they do look antique ! Wa…now Melissa back , you happy lor …yea must spend more time together. I would be happy too when the Piggies are back πŸ™‚ My boy will be flying off to UK this 8th June . So I will miss him too ! Haih, why birds have to fly off from the nest ar ? Have to learn to let go now πŸ™‚

    Let them go. In the meantime, you can have some time to yourself… Make a trip to Sibu! Drag Claire along…she needs it too – so kesian in her empty nest! LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Ya…I love the look of those pots – they have a certain charm of their own.

  12. I like the pots – brings back memories of my masak-masak toys, haha!! Psst..that wooden fruit bowl looks familiar πŸ™‚

    Yes, still in centre position – held in high esteem! Now it has two guards by the side. πŸ˜‰

    1. Two hot pots as guards, good stuff, Arthur, haha! Pots are cast iron or?

      Like knights in armour – very well-protected… πŸ˜‰

  13. i also like the pots as well..
    it will be nice for shabu shabu (steamboat) for me and my wife..
    it is a cake? I thought it was a fake display plastic durian…kakakakakaka

    Ya…that would be nice…but would the fire be hot enough to cook, I wonder? It’s supposed to be just a food warmer… I don’t think it’s plastic – maybe just some icing work on display…or an actual durian cake, I wouldn’t know. I did not ask.

  14. Arthur,
    Those roti so mahal lar.Beli sebijik might as well makan kampua se-bowl…lagi kenyang and satisfying. To me, bread is not something I eat to make myself feel kenyang..it’s more like snacking.There is no satisfaction unlike eating noodles, fried rice etc.
    Those pots, satu letak chicken curry and the other one letak kacang ma…cantik πŸ™‚

    Of course!!! I’ve had such good tatse, haven;t I? Hehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰ Yalor…one plate of kampua, at the most RM2.50 only – still got change. I would have things like this or sandwiches for afternoon tea. Would certainly more than just one if I eat it for breakfast. Pengsan, so expensive!

  15. oh.. my dad loves to collect old stuff like this too πŸ™‚ have a great weekend STP ^^

    I find they have a certain charm or attraction – much nicer than the new modern stuff… Maybe that’s because I’m old…and old-fashioned…or I’m more cultured and have good taste. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  16. Shereen…can’t stop myself saying this. Those pots aahh, candles are used to keep the food warm leh πŸ˜‰

    Here we go again… Tsk! Tsk! 😦

    1. Yalor.. Cast iron some more, Itu pissy candle can keep the food warm, meh? Arthur, u sure or not use candle and not coal?

      Your food warmer, put coal one kah? Oh me oh my!!! That’s a barbecue stove or grill lah…

      1. Candles are to use on you lar, Arthur… Opppssss!!!!

        Now, now…don’t you encourage her…or I’ll delegate you two to spam for detention! Spank! Spank!

  17. The baker did a meticulous job making that durian cake.

    Yes, that must have taken a very long time but it certainly was a job well done. πŸ™‚

  18. hahahhahaha….the first picture, make me curious, why you bought them, but it sure look nice and unique.

    We care, on my first day back home, my mum first stop here to get some doughnuts for my grandpa. hahahaha. Oh, didn’t know they sell quite a lot different type of bread.

    A lot – some nice stuff there but not very cheap. I love their Japanese baked cotton cheese cake best – RM14 already for an oval-shaped loaf. Too expensive… 😦

  19. that’s a very interesting durian cake! healthy breads are yummy and flavourful. give it a try. you may well just fall head over heels over them.

    I tried them before – did not catch my fancy. I’m not too crazy over bread, anyway…

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