Fierce…

smallkucing‘s grandma came to town, unexpectedly so he and his parents were not all that free anymore to take us around here, there and everywhere. Ummmm….no, the title of this post is not about her but is actually the name of this place…

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…that they brought us to. LOL!!! Gosh!!! They were so nice, so concerned that they even managed to take some time off to take us here for lunch – on our 5th day in the peninsula.

This is actually an Indian makan (eating) place…

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…and quite a well-known one at that.

Hey!!! My blogger-friend‘s photograph is in their menu…

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I wonder if they pay her for the use of that snapshot.

Hmmmm….and this certainly is the best thing I’ve heard/read in ages…

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LOL!!!

I had the mutton bryani that day and it was served in this stainless bowl, the lid sealed with dough…

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You will have to remove the seal…

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…and turn the bowl over onto the tray on which it is served…

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Oops!!! Clumsy me! It did not come out as a perfectly-round mound.

The mutton curry is wrapped inside the rice…

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…and though it was very nice, I would prefer bryani with a lot more curry gravy like the ones we have in Sibu.

They certainly were very generous with the papadums though…

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Most of the time, we would just get one miserable piece, if any but I do wish they could be more gentle in handling it though so we would get them whole instead of in bits and pieces like this.

Everybody else had the banana leaf set…

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…which did not come served on a banana leaf which would be the usual practice at such shops, but in a food tray lined with the leaf cut into small pieces.

I did not try any of it so I cannot comment on how good it was or otherwise but somebody did not want the dessert…

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…and passed it to me. Gee!!! It was very nice! I certainly liked it a lot…and sure would love to try making my own at home sometime.

Papakucing ordered this chicken…

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…but I was already too full by then to tell the difference between what was good and what was bad…so I think I’d just refrain from making any comment on it.

ANDDDDDD…if you think that was all, you’re very sadly mistaken! Mamakucing got these nyonya kuehs for me…

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…from some place outside…

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…which definitely would be cheaper than those in a mall and actually, I thought I had something that looked exactly the same at this place here sometime ago but of course, I had to fork out a bit more then – RM2.50 for a pack like that.

Wait a minute! Wait a minute! There’s some more…a lot more! They also got me these very lovely treats…

Tarts & such

…from this place…

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…and also some roast goose and pork belly…

RG & PB

Nom! Nom! Nom!!!!

Actually, they wanted to drop us off at some other shopping mall to browse around and they would pick us up a couple of hours later to send us back to our hotel but we politely turned down the offer – they had gone out of their way to take us  to so many places and to eat..eat and eat…and I honestly think we had troubled them enough and would not want to impose on them any further.

Ah yes!!! Somebody dropped by the hotel to see me before we left for lunch. She used to comment quite a lot right here in my blog – a Bovril kampua convert after she tried it upon seeing that in my blog and there has been no turning back since…and we are still very much in touch with each other on Facebook. She came with her hubby and they brought along these very fragrant Mexican coffee buns for me…

MCB from LKH

…and she had some stuff for me to pass to mamakucing – they’re fellow-book marathon readers and Facebook friends but they never got to meet one another in person. Well, I told her she was coming to pick us up so she could get to meet her finally…and she did!

Thanks for the buns, King Hua – it was a pleasure making the acquaintance…at last and thanks so much to smallkucing, mamakucing and papakucing for everything. As the Malay saying goes:
Hutang emas boleh dibayar, hutang budi dibawa mati