No place like home…

Melissa did not like the roti canai she had at Sungai Petani in Kedah – she said it was tough and rubbery. I suppose she had that at the dilapidated make-shift food stalls right across the road from the entrance of the teacher-training institute where she was studying, the ones where the flies outnumber the customers…but they did not have a choice. The canteen in the institute was not all that reliable, I’m afraid. From what I hear, it is one of those what-you-see is what-you-get kind of business enterprise and unfortunately, what you would see and get is not quite appetising and to make matters worse, you can’t order anything on the menu – most of time, they will say it is not available.

So never mind the adverse situation and conditions, the trainees had no choice but to eat at those stalls opposite but to do that, they would have to cross the road and despite the presence of traffic lights, it would be a matter of life and death to walk over to the other side. In an earlier post, I mentioned that one of my daughter’s coursemates was run down by a speeding motorcyclist who did not bother to stop even though the lights were red…and this accident was in fact not an isolated case. I wonder why the college authorities could not get the town council people to put bumps on the road to prevent speeding or build an overhead bridge since the trainees (and the staff) go across to eat every day!

Anyway, back to the roti canai, she loved the ones here

Roti canai

…and the roti bawang (with onions) was very good as well…

Roti bawang

…and the dhall dip was richly thick and spicy and as nice as ever.

My missus had the Foochow-style fried noodles (RM3.00)…

Foochow fried noodles

…from the chu-char (cook-fry) place at the back and she said it was very good.

I had the zhajiang mien (RM3.50)…

Zhajiang noodles

…from yet another stall in the coffee shop and though it was nice, I did not think it was anything sensational. I would probably opt for something else the next time I drop by.

I love the view from the stream at the back of this commercial area. One would be able to see the 28-storey Sanyan Building, the tallest in Sibu…

Wisma Sanyan Sibu

…and this is the ship-shaped Rejang Port Authority (RPA) Building…

RPA Building Sibu

Anybody planning to hop over to Sibu soon?