Hey ya…

I don’t know when they’ve opened this place…


– I first spotted it when I was at the fusion cafe right across the road for our Father’s Day dinner.


It’s a nice place…


– nothing fancy but quite big and pleasant enough.

My daughter was home that day to attend a briefing for newly-appointed and posted graduate teachers and that night, we dropped by to give the place a try. I heard from a friend that the fried mee sua was nice but we did not order that. Instead we had the pork with salted fish (RM12.00)…


…and as anyone can see from the photograph, searching for the meat buried in all those ingredients could be quite an awesome task. It tasted all right but I could hardly detect the fragrance of the salted fish used.

The fried midin (RM7.00)…


…was very salty. Probably the belacan (dried fermented prawn paste) was salty as would sometimes be the case and in such an event, I would not add any more salt to whatever I was cooking.

The hot plate Japanese tofu (RM9.00)…


…was nice. We certainly enjoyed that the most…and the sea cucumber soup (RM9.00)…


…was all right too though I could hardly find any inside and personally, I feel that there are nicer ones elsewhere.

My missus had the cincau (black jelly), RM1.70…


…and my daughter had the honeydew melon juice (RM4.00)…


…while I stuck faithfully to my glass of plain water, iced. LOL!!!

All in all, the food was not bad though they could do with a lot less msg and if anyone is interested, their opening hours are as follows:


All the servings that we ordered were supposed to be small but I think there was enough for at least 5 or 6 people…and considering that the total for the food came up to only RM37.00, I would say that it is not expensive unlike some places in town these days. You can drop by and give it a try and see if you like it or not…

Author: suituapui

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46 thoughts on “Hey ya…”

  1. Nice cafe with pleasant ambiance. Food looks good though there are bits and pieces of complaints. Big portion and prices are reasonable.

    Yes, but should I go again, I certainly would ask them to cut down on the msg, at least by half…or don’t use at all.

  2. To me the food is reasonable priced. I could eat a bowl of rice with that salted fish pork. Hehehe.

    Me too! But usually I would want a vegetable dish to go with it…

  3. Super cheap! Where to get sea cucumber soup at RM9!!! Certainly very reasonable price for 4 dishes… hmmm… really salivating when I look at the midin.. miss that!

    So when are you coming again? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. And the pork with salted fish… certainly a good dish to have with white rice.

    Wish it had a stronger taste of the salted fish though… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  5. Heheh, cute name. If I ever open a cafe (unlikely, but anyway, heh), I’ll need a cute name for it too! ๐Ÿ˜€

    If you’re going to charge high prices, you can call yours “OUCH!!!” LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. I wouldn’t add salt to belacan but will add sugar! hahaha, the name sounds awkward too, OH YA, OH YA, OH YA baby ~ xD

    Good grief! That sounds quite…obscene! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. i would very like to try that the sea cucumber soup.. errr, you mean hardly find any sea cucumber inside?? nah, it’s just RM9 and i think if you want more sea cucumber, that would be at least RM19?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    There are places here where we can actually see the sea cucumber…not this one.

  8. The place looks cozy, but simple-decorated ya?
    But never mind, as long as the food taste good!

    Oops! Duplicate comment. Dunno why your earlier one went to spam. I’ve retrieved it though… Never mind, the more the merrier. Hehehehehe!!!!

  9. Oh.. you don’t like sweet drinks? If possible, try to go for warm water instead >.<

    Ya, I think I will also have to learn to do away with the ice too – one thing at a time…

  10. well it all looks great and yummy but that hot plate japanese tofu
    seems to be the best and as for the drinks it seems very refreshing
    especially that honeydew melon juice

    The tofu’s the best. As for the drinks, my daughter enjoys fruit juices – I’d just stick to good ol’ plain water everytime…

  11. Pork with salted fish is my favourite. Pork are now very expensive so may be reason why there werenโ€™t many in your dish. And so is salted fish.

    Talking about pork. Newspaper the other day was talking about how expensive pork had now become and said the consumer is the ultimate loser but it conveniently not mention who were the ultimate winner. The ultimate winner is not the pig farmer, itโ€™s the butcher. If pig farmer raise price by 50 sen/kg, the butcher will raise it by RM1/kg.

    Post belly + salted fish…not very healthy, don’t you think? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I like the one at Taman Mubibbah – stall No. 7, I think.

    Well, I’m not surprised – business people…but then again, business is business. Those of us not in that field are the ones losing out. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. It is very common for those who benefited the most pointing the figure at others to distract unwanted attention to themselves.

      Of course…and people wonder how they can afford such expensive luxury cars and huge bungalows! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Is it just me or is “Business” spelled incorrectly? Okay, now that I have that out of the way (I know, I am a pain)….the Japanese Tofu looks amazing! I have a soft spot for that dish and I would always order one just for myself so I can eat as much as I want LOL

    I refuse to say anything about the spelling error – the last time I commented about some waitress in a western restaurant who could not speak English, somebody came and and posted a not-very-pleasant comment – saying that just because my daughter’s an English teacher and I’ve been overseas once, I think my English is so good…bla…bla…bla!!! Of course, I promptly delegated it to where it belonged – SPAM!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    The tofu was really good, wouldn’t mind having that again.

    1. Heard the Japanese Tofu are not really Tofu but rather made from eggs.

      Yup, I can detect the egg smell. Not my favourite but my daughter loves it – anything Japanese, she likes. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    2. Man, people can be brutal! I am a self confessed Grammar/Spelling Nazi at times, but it’s ironic since I am dyslexic and I have a hard time with spelling myself LOL. I won’t put you in an uncomfortable situation, so I shall never speak of it again ๐Ÿ™‚

      People learn from mistakes…but I guess for some, ignorance is bliss.

    3. Man, people can be brutal! I am a self confessed Grammar/Spelling Nazi at times, but itโ€™s ironic since I am dyslexic and I have a hard time with spelling myself LOL. I wonโ€™t put you in an uncomfortable situation, so I shall never speak of it again ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oops! Duplicate comment. Never mind, the more the merrier… Keep them coming. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. What a cute name, OhYa! haha..Food portion seems decent and reasonably priced indeed. I do miss the hot plate tofu!

    They did it pretty well, we enjoyed that.

  14. what a quick and easy to remember name! ^_^
    “searching for the meat buried in all those ingredients could be quite an awesome task”…LOL!! Maybe u need to bring along a magnifying glass.
    Too bad they did not put sufficient salted fish.

    Yup…if it had a lot of the salted fish fragrance, I would be quite happy with the sauce and rice, no need for the meat anymore…

    1. My parent-in-law were in the fish business in Mukah. And they said the salt fish I brought back from Yangon is the best they came across. They called it “Dan Lao”, big fish. Saw that again in Penang claiming it came from Mynmar but taste waste, definitely not as good.

      Talking about salted fish, I have not bought any for a long time now…but next time you go Yangon again, you would remember to spare me a bit, wouldn’t you? Would love to try! I love salted fish especially the very good “long” ones…but they’re very expensive now…plus it’s not good for health. Once in a long while should be fine.

  15. OH, very reasonable price, and sea cucumber soup only RM9??? Wow! Cheap cheap.

    Supposed to be “small” and yet all the servings were huge!

  16. wow the price is really reasonable considering the portions of the food is big. If the food is lack of saltiness, at least we can add salt but if it’s too salty, it’s too difficult to eat.

    Yup, I don’t mind food that is not salty – in fact, that way, one would be able to detect and enjoy the original taste of the ingredients used…so what they use for the dish must be fresh and good for one to be able to do that – not drowned out by/camouflaged with the excessive use of salt and msg.

  17. the salted fish pork doesnt look like our usual kind here where it is drenched in black soy sauce… and yes, I would expect salted fish to be highly detectable in this dish… cute restaurant name though!

    I used to buy this at another place – one would be able to see the meat…and the salted fish but not the one here. Yup, the one at that other place is darker too…with lots of dried chilies. Very nice!

  18. Very catchy name! Too bad the sea cucumber soup didn’t have much of the main ingredient. I really should visit you first thing in the morning after breakfast rather than at this hour. I am very hungry now ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’ve been fasting the whole day, have you? Most people would be hungry all morning till lunch.

  19. That’s nice – a new outlet. That’s a great price. Over here, this meal could easily come up to at least RM60.

    Here too! That’s why for this place, the price may be a drawing factor…plus the food ain’t too bad – just have to ask them to cut down on the msg.

  20. That is pretty reasonable! Sea cucumber soup for RM9 only is a steal isn’t it? My favourite!

    Just as sharks’ fins soup may vary from place to place…so it is with sea cucumber soup too. The one here was ok, not the best around town.

  21. Those were very delicious bites…

    They were o.k. I know a few other places that I would say would be nicer…but not necessarily cheaper though. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  22. The food pics enticed me very much and I thought I love this place until I read about the MSG towards the end of the post. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Yup, will have to tell them to cut down or do without…or go to my usual places where the food is nicer and they know my preferences. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. I am missing midin! Certainly need to make a trip to East Malaysia for my Midin fix!

    No to MSG! The cause of my bad headaches and dry throat.

    It just makes me thirsty…and I always imagine crystals exploding in my mouth. Some people feel numbness in their cheeks. I do not use it at home anymore…so I get extra-sensitive now if I eat out.

  24. Oh My English…….Bussines….short form for bus service ka?

    When i saw the title i thought you talking about the “O-Ya” junk food that I used to have in school

    Hmmm…not raving food about the food wor…so will be going back there again or not? 50-50?

    Got kah? In Sibu, we have Oya Road…the name of a town downriver. Maybe yes, maybe no…

  25. I LOVE those glass straw thingies ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also really like that GREEN hue in the dining area! Nice!

    My daughter too…and she loves anything green.

  26. I went there for lunch yesterday and I found out that the food was really salty espcially the belacan midin.We ordered for small and I was surprised that the portion was really small (the midin not as nice as in your blog ) but nevertheless the ambience is good yet “nothing to shout about for the food”.

    I told ya! It was sooo salty, the belacan midin…plus the msg overload in most/all of their dishes. Oh? Small portions? Hehehehehe!!!! Maybe they saw I was so big… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Btw, is Derek your other name, by any chance?

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