Let’s celebrate…

It was my niece’s birthday last Saturday – she’s my wife’s niece actually, my brother-in-law’s daughter but it did not matter as that was one good reason to go out and celebrate. Β We went for dinner at this place that I had not been to for quite sometime now and of course, there was a birthday cake…

Birthday cake

…from BreadSense – their mocha cake which was very nice though I would prefer thinner layers of the cream and more cake…and also the longevity noodles – the fried mee sua with the golden egg…

Mee sua

The kiam sor (salty crusty/crispy) fish fillet…

Kiam sor fish fillet

…was very nice – strong on the garlic taste and I loved it like that a lot!

The lemon chicken was all right…

Lemon chicken

…but my missus complained that there was a strong essence smell. I did not really notice but I would not say that it was the best lemon chicken that I have had.

I was o.k. with the salad tofu too…

Salad tofu

…but my brother-in-law did not like their own-made tofu with egg and what not inside. I remember having their tofu once cooked in a different manner and it really was not great at all – I would never order that again, that’s for sure but this one isn’t half as bad.

The fried midin (wild jungle fern)…

Fried midin

…and also the sea cucumber soup…

Sea cucumber soup

…were both all right – more or less the same, as usual but it was their butter prawns…

Butter prawns

…that I really enjoyed a lot that night.

It wasn’t exactly like what I used to have there – slightly pinkish which made me wonder whether they had added some salted egg yolk into the batter. It was indeed really yummy but I think I would probably like it a lot more if it had been served coated in a creamy sauce instead.

All in all, it was a good dinner and the bill for 7 persons came up to over RM150.00. I think the portions were a bit too big and it was quite a struggle to finish everything – I would have asked for smaller servings and perhaps, the total in the bill would be reduced as well.

Author: suituapui

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31 thoughts on “Let’s celebrate…”

  1. Fried midin again.. argh! I’ve never tried that but always seeing it in ur blog.. 😦

    Come on over. You can eat to your heart’s content. Everybody loves it!!! Did you manage to grab those AA’s “free” seats?

      1. I miss Sarawak fried midin too…Only had it once when i was in kuching many years back. Happy birthday to your niece!

        Thanks, Andrew. Come on over… Your son is big enough to travel already! Air Asia having a sale right now…You’ll be in good hands here!

  2. All the food and the cake look very good. My brother went to east Malaysia once (can’t remember which part) and was raving over the midin. I think I know what your missus meant about the strong essence smell. I have had lemon chicken that has this strong fake lemon smell urghh….I think I would enjoy all the food up there especially the fish fillet and butter prawns πŸ™‚

    Come, come. You don’t know what you’re missing. Everyone who came loved the food here soooo much!!!!

  3. RM 150 for 7 people and with huge portions? Mana nak dapat!!! Darn cheap and the food look so good. Untung orang Sibu πŸ™‚

    Cheap kah? Portions enough for 10 people at least… If 7 people, I will ask them to cook for say, 4… Ngam ngam like that!

  4. I’ve never seen a plate of noodles and an egg before for birthdays. Happy birthday to your niece!

    Thank you. This is the Foochow tradition – either soup or fried mee sua PLUS the eggs, not optional… I love it!!!

  5. Fried midin looks kind of special. I love all greens veggie. If it is fried with sambal belacan, must be even better, right?

    Come, come…hope over to Sibu. So many things to try – you will not regret it, that’s for sure. See this post – my friend who came from KL that day:
    http://tunkuchanbestfood.blogspot.com/2012/09/sibu-food-good-food.html He and his missus loved it sooooo much – now already booked their Asia tickets, going to come again and staying longer this time.

  6. I always stopped to tapau their kuih kochi from breadsense in Sibu, the one with green sticky kulit and rubbed with flour and fillings of either peanut, yam or redbeans. (not sure it’s called kuih kochi thogh)

    Mua-chee, I think they’re called. Yes, they have those there…but I think another place is more popular – Big Thumb (same row as old MAS office).

  7. RM150 for 7 person?
    it is really cheap….. It really cannot compare with KL and Sibu huh..

    Yalor! People here not so rich – if charge prices like in KL, no customers liao…can close shop. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  8. Drooling .. especially for the fish fillet and midin.

    Actually Semenanjung does has midin. Sometimes saw the midin plant along the highway. And I personally plucked and cooked midin in Sitiawan…ahhaha.

    Many don’t know it can be eaten, like many don’t know durian flower can be turn into delicious dish. However, Malay did uses the ‘mature’ midin, the reddish leaves, as ulam.

    Ahhhh, I see! Not possible that they do not have it there – same climate…but maybe, with development, not that many forests, so not so easy to find midin there plus, the people all rich, got class one…where got to one to go into the belukar to pluck midin one. Wink! Wink! πŸ˜€

    1. Except for those got strong craving for midin, namely me!

      Oh ya, I did encounter a restaurant in PD which serves midin. Now, don’t ask me the name or the location of the restaurant coz, I don’t know. We found it accidentally. The food not worth mentioning except IT SERVES MIDIN!

      Many do not even know of the existence but those who have tried before would definitely be longing to have the chance to eat it again.

  9. The portions do look huge – just look at the fish fillet and prawn dishes! And a bill of RM150+ is pretty good.

    Yes, too huge. I think for us that night, half the serving would be more than enough.

  10. 1,2,3… I counted 7 candles on the cake, so is your niece celebrating her 7th birthday? Can’t be 70th one, right? Kakakaka~

    RM150 for fish, prawn and chicken, plus tofu, vege and soup sounds reasonably priced. Don’t concentrate on scooping the rice into the mouth, leave them aside and feast with yummy dishes instead! Sure no problem in finishing them πŸ™‚

    No, no…3 big candles and 4 small candles. Now, you guess how old she is. Hehehehehehe!!!! No, I did not take any rice that night…just the mee sua and even so, had to struggle to finish everything, the 7 of us.

    1. Oops! Didn’t realize the size of the candles actually are different.
      3 big candles and 4 small ones? Yay, I’ll be using them this year end, too XD

      Not very observant, eh? πŸ˜‰ Mine, if put all…will activate the sprinklers and the fire alarm. LOL!!!

  11. The salad tofu looks yummy.

    Not really. My brother-in-law grumbled and grumbled… Said the one at Ruby nicer. I quite agree with him and I like the one at Nice House also…

  12. am booking you for next april 2013 can? that is if EOTW does not happen as yet…

    Ok, I will be right here waiting for youuuuuu….!!!! LOL!!!

  13. Among the dishes I missed the midin most! And the cake looks so yummy!!!

    Not much longer in the states, I guess. Coming back soon? Booked your tickets to Sibu already? Papakucing has got his lor… Come, come!!! Don’t get left out of all the food and the fun!

  14. All the food looks so nice. Nice family gatherings too and the best is all enjoy the food. Happy Belated Birthday to your niece.

    Thanks. Ya…I love happy gatherings, never mind with friends or next of kin. πŸ™‚

  15. Ello you have been eating lots of prawns lately no wonder your comments in SK’s blog are turning yellowish salty & wet kakaka.

    That’s what they say… Eat prawns, will gatal all over. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Thought Menggatal soup makes you gatal oh prawns also can? ;).

      You buy 2-3 kg and eat, see tonight whether you will ask Mango to scratch or not…. Oh no! On second thoughts, not you!!! You’ll be intense pain…gout attack!!! Kesian.

  16. oooh, i love the meesua and the golden eggs!! so you got the golden eggs from the ass of golden goose or you got it directly from its stomach?? hahahaha~~

    Got the eggs from the goose and coated them with solid gold… Want one? πŸ˜‰

  17. Perhaps not the prawns but the comments itself in SK’s blog polluted your mind haha..

    Ya, that one’s where all the gatal people congregate… Scratch! Scratch! Oops!!! hehehehe!!!!

  18. eih, i haven’t had lunch yet lah.. reading this post is such a torture.. all the food looks good lah.. the golden tofu, the sea cucumber soup, the butter prawns.. i hate you!!! πŸ˜€

    You do? Why???? Come on over, I’ll treat you to these…and lots more! You wouldn’t regret it, I assure you. πŸ˜‰

  19. Ming Mei Shi? Love the sea cucumber soup and the midin!

    Happy belated birthday to your niece!

    Thanks. I like the food here a lot – very nice…but nothing really different that one can’t get elsewhere like Payung’s otak-otak or Ruby’s butter scotch prawns…

  20. I heard from someone that there is midin in Seremban, need to go hunt for that on my next trip there!

    Good luck. There, see an earlier comment, my friend said she had it at a restaurant in PD…

  21. It definitely looks good! I miss birthday banquets like this in Sibu, complete with longevity noodles and deep fried egg. Although when I was working there, we used to bring corporate clients to eat that too, opposite Premier, at possibly the oldest restaurant in town. πŸ™‚

    They make good ones too.

    This post has me drooling and wanting to go back! πŸ˜€

    Come back, come back!!! Let me know, I’ll pick you up at the new airport… Ya…New Capital has some very nice dishes…but it’s not known for being cheap though.

  22. walao! salivating! virtual feasting at your blog after almost a week of absence from internet. don’t worry if portions are too big. you know my email πŸ™‚ i’ll gatecrash whenever i’m in sibu πŸ™‚

    Can get in touch with me when you’re in town…and we can go some place mam-mam. Well, you know where all the good places are so you do not actually need a guide… πŸ˜‰

  23. Yummy yummy, everything look so awesome and tempting. Cheap and good too with big serving, we can never get to eat all this at RM150 in JB 😦
    Have a nice day, regards.

    Must be those Singaporeans lah…always coming over to eat, making everything expensive. Here, places like Miri would have something like that – the people from Brunei. Thankfully, Sibu’s quite far away.

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