Good & bad…

I saw my friend’s updates on Facebook praising what she had here…

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…to the skies so I just had to drop by for lunch and give it a try, the 6th day of our over a week-long holiday. I think, if I remember correctly, I did not have any breakfast that day or rather, I had to finish all the food that I had in the room and that was it.

The first stall certainly seemed immensely popular – the chap fan (mixed rice) place…

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By the time I had finished my lunch and was leaving, the queue had already gone round the corner – it was that long. They certainly had a lot of choices but they were the usual stuff one would find at such makan (eating) places…and I was stunned when I glanced at the prices displayed on the wall – over RM9.00 for 2 meat and 1 vegetable. Good grief! I’d much sooner go for something else and you wouldn’t catch me queuing up for it, that’s for sure, not at that price.

I found the stall I was looking for – at the end of that same row, just round the corner…

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– the one selling the Portuguese grilled fish…

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I ordered the fish-sotong (squid) combination…

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…with rice and true enough, it was absolutely awesome! Be forewarned though as it is VERY spicy. By the time I was through, perspiration was gushing out from every pore but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can’t remember exactly now but I think it was RM6 or RM6.50 plus another ringgit for the rice – and it was definitely worth every sen, I must say!

The next morning, the 7th day of our stay, I went back there again with my missus and Melissa to see if we could find anything nice for breakfast. We were early, around 9 something, and most of the stalls were not open yet. I decided to try the nasi lemak kukus (steamed) at this stall…

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You can see the big rice cooker used to steam the nasi lemak at the back…

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It was very nice…

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…and I particular loved the sambal kerang (cockles)…

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…and the fact that he used fresh ones unlike at my favourite stall here in Sibu but the rice wasn’t as great, not as lemak, I’m afraid…but it was good enough and I would not mind having that again should the opportunity arise.

Melissa went to this stall…

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…and ordered their curry mee

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She did not like the fact that the noodles were overcooked till too soft, almost soggy…

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I tried a bit and thought it tasted quite nice but she said she had had better ones at some place in Sungai Petani in Kedah.

In the meantime, my missus had this…

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…from this stall…

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She didn’t like it much…but I did not get to try so I am in no position to make any comment on it.

For one thing, there are so many other stalls at that place and in our brief stay, we just couldn’t possibly go there all the time to try everything to see what would be good…and what would be bad.