Never on Sunday…

In the old days, the people in Sibu were among the most hardworking people around. They would be up at the break of dawn and they would stay open all day till late at night. People said that they were among the most stingy as well but look at the huge mansions in the town, the number of their children who studied overseas (and stayed back there) and many have been baffled as to how things are so cheap here and yet they have all that money for all that.

Unfortunately, times have changed, it seems. Every Sunday, after the service in the cathedral here in Sibu, my missus and I would go around town in search of something to eat for lunch and most of the stalls in the coffee shops would have closed for the day…

Closed

I would think that Sunday would be the best day of the week and business would be extra brisk as everyone would want to relax and not sweat it out in the kitchen? They would rather go out and spend quality time together as a family and have lunch somewhere? Maybe they go out a little earlier, later in the morning for brunch so by noon, there would not be anybody left?

We did manage to have something at this place though as there was a stall that was still running that Sunday…

Take it or leave it

…and they only had kueh chap (RM5.50) left…

Kueh chap

It was nice but I remember it was much nicer the last time I had that. Maybe they too would be closing for the day so they just made use of all they had left for the last two bowls…so the soup was not as great as I remember it to be.

They were not very generous with the sambal either…

Sambal

…but the kopi-o-peng (RM1.50) was all right…

Kopi-o-peng

…also not the best that I had had there but it was not too bad.

Looking at the way things are going these days, it certainly looks like Sunday is not a good day to go out in search for things to eat unless you can go earlier in the morning…or you are willing to make do with the few and far between that would stay open the rest of the day.