Just one more night…

We had just one more night left before the end of our holiday and we had to come back to Sibu…and that night had been booked way ahead by Annie-Q, long before we went over, as soon as she heard that we would be coming. She left for Chiangmai on a holiday with her family the day after we arrived but she said that she would be back that Saturday and insisted that we went out for dinner that night…

With the kids
*Annie’s photo from Facebook…or was it Elaine’s?*

…with her, her hubby and her handsome twins. Elaine and her hubby and their pretty daughter, Amber, were able to join us as well.

She took us all the way to Damansara Heights to this place…

The restaurant

…that did not even have a signboard outside.

It did have a name though…

Name

…and this was their menu…

Menu

LOL!!! This was cute! The poor pig looked like it had just come out from A & E…

Pig

…and I liked that…

SIGN

PRAISE THE LARD AND SATISFACTION WILL BE UPON THEE.”

It did not seem that what we had was on the menu though. This was their garlic chicken…

Chicken

Very nice and I don’t usually eat garlic cloves whole but theirs tasted great and I enjoyed them and of course, the chicken too. The gravy that came with it was very nice as well and helped add to the enjoyment we had eating that.

We had the house salad…

Salad

…and the longans in it actually went pretty well with the rest in the dish.

This was the star attraction – the Lord of the Ribs…

Ribs

…and it was simply awesome. Very very nice!

The huge slice of pork belly…

pork belly

…was just as nice or perhaps even nicer as far as the taste went but I would very much prefer it well done instead of medium rare. Personally, I’m not all that comfortable with meat that is not completely cooked but I know many who would prefer it that way especially when it comes to beef steaks and stuff like that…so what I did was…I ate the parts that were not quite red in colour and I loved it! Very sweet and juicy and very tasty!

We also had this scampi dish towards the end…

Scampi

…but after the delightful pork dishes, this paled in comparison. There was also a pretty good pasta dish as well but I did not manage to snap a photograph of that.

Dinner was great and the company too…and just look at what Annie brought back for us from Thailand. There were these very pretty colourful bags for my missus and Melissa…

Bags

…and bead necklaces and souvenirs too…

Souvenirs

…and this probably came from their 7-Eleven…

7-11

…which obviously is heaps better than the miserable ones that we have in KL and other places in our country. My missus used one of the packets to cook this Thai green curry…

TGC

…and it was really very very good despite the appearance – with the thickness and colour of the gravy, it did not quite look like green curry but it did not matter one bit. We all loved it…a lot!

Getting back to my post proper, Elaine texted me to tell me that she would buy some chang (dumplings) for me to take back to Sibu but I told her not to do so as I already had a lot from smallkucing…and I specifically told her not to buy me anything but obviously, that fell on deaf ears and she gave me this fruit cake…

Fruitcake

…that she made herself. Ah well!!! I guess technically, she did not buy anything – she made it herself. I have tried her fruit cake before – Christmas, 2010 and I served it at my dinner to celebrate the festive occasion and everybody loved it so much!

And talking about the Lord of the Ribs, this was like something from the Lord of the Rings. The following morning, as we were about to leave the hotel, I realised that I had lost my ring. We searched high and low in the room but to no avail. In the end we just gave up and left KL without it…or so we thought. A few days after we came home, I decided that I should shift the cake from the fridge to the freezer in order that we would be able to save it for Christmas at the end of the year or any special occasion before then and lo and behold!!! Look at what I found in the box…

Ring

The ring!!! Frankly, I do believe that things are all pre-destined and what will happen will happen and what will not will not and I guess it was not pre-destined that my ring and I should part and go our separate ways.

And if you think, that was all, you’re sadly mistaken. Annie asked me to pass a little bag of something to her mum in Sibu and when the mother came to collect it, she gave me this…

Patin

– one HUGE fish, patin no less and very very fresh! As for how I cooked that, I’m afraid you will have to wait awhile as I still have some things to blog about in connection with our holiday.

In the meantime, a million thanks to Annie and her family and also to Elaine and hers – we certainly enjoyed the dinner and thank you also for all the gifts and for taking time off to take us out. We are indeed very much obliged…