Dinner is served…

After the very interesting tour around Tanjung Sepat, smallkucing and family took us here…

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…for dinner. Unfortunately, there weren’t any sexy babes in skimpy bikinis nor any hunky lifeguards in their red speedos. LOL!!!

They had this ship by the side of the entrance…

Ship

I wonder if anyone of you has heard of this superstition that when you place a ship (or for that matter, a horse too) as a piece of decor in your house, it should be pointing inwards so that good fortune will come sailing in. If it is placed facing outwards, the opposite will happen.

Oh? Axian’s (aka Jason) been here too?

Axian

Now, what did we have that day? The drunken lalas (clams) were soooo good…

Drunken lalas

I loved the wine in the sauce and I kept drinking it like it was some kind of soup.

These claypot prawns were supposed to be a specialty of the house, very popular among diners at this place…

Claypot prawns

…but unfortunately, they were overshadowed by the lalas. I loved the prawns though – hard, sweet and succulent…very fresh!

The fried sotong (squids) was nice…

Fried sotong

…but I would not say the same about the or chian (oyster omelette)…

Or chian

…which paled in comparison with the other dishes. Personally, I prefer the ones I had in Penang and I’ve had better ones elsewhere too but to be fair, it was all right, this much I would say.

The kai lan (Chinese broccoli) was great too…

Kai lan

– very crunchy and sweet. I remember I had that once in Sarikei or some place and in my toothless state, I simply could not chew the vegetable to eat even though I did not have a problem with the meat. I guess it had something to do with the texture.

After that very satisfying dinner, I excused myself, saying that I had to walk around the place and get a bit of fresh air…and I sneaked off to the payment counter to settle the bill. I wished the lady boss could have been faster in calculating for out of the blue, lo and behold, there she was – mamakucing appeared right beside her – INSIDE the counter…and the lady boss nonchalantly ignored me and took her money instead, convincing me even more that the ringgit from Sarawak has no value whatsoever in the peninsula. Tsk! Tsk!

Hmmmm…thanks so much to smalkucing and his papa and mama for everything  – the dinner, the delightful tour…the paos and the dragon fruit. It certainly was a wonderful evening well-spent and we really had a great time! I do wish I could get to pay once in a while though… Sigh!!!