Spend some time…

I guess everyone knows by now that my girl is on holiday and we are taking this chance to spend some time together and of course, one of the things we would do would be to go out some place and eat whatever that may tickle our fancy.

The other morning, we dropped by here…


…and if you may recall, I was here myself not too long ago.

This time around, I ordered the egg avocado mayo sandwich (RM8.80)…


…which was pretty good and other than the slices of avocado, tomato and the green vegetable in it, they had sliced hardboiled egg in the sandwich…


not mashed like mine.

My missus ordered the Foochow fried noodles, wet (with sauce/gravy)…


…and it was very nicely done as well but for RM7.80, I would have thought there would be a bit more ingredients, a few tiny shrimps…or some fish balls or fish cake slices perhaps.

Melissa wanted their Sibu Foochow style siew mai/sio bee (RM5.00 for a set of 6), lightly- pan fried…

SM, fried

…and steamed…

FSM, steamed

– both very nice and quite reasonably priced, I would say. Actually, Melissa likes the fried ones more as they would have that special fragrance that would result from the frying…and thankfully, that morning, they were not served in those badly-chipped plates anymore – remember the one they used on my previous visit and I said that if I were to see them using that again, I would just pretend to drop it accidentally on purpose and break it?

Melissa had the savoury pancakes with bacon (RM13.80) that I had on that earlier occasion and as you see from her expression in the photograph…

PC with bacon

…she was not exactly enjoying it as much as I did. For one thing, they were using a different kind of bacon this time around – the streaky type and they did not grill it enough – it came out pale and there were still those layers of fat which made it kind of over-oily and combined with the melted butter, it sort off put Melissa off and she seemed to be struggling through it. In the end, I had to take over and finish it for her. Personally, I am not a fan of those streaky bacon with all the layers of fat myself either – by the time I have it grilled till crispy and all the fat has melted, there would not be very much left to enjoy.

A friend of mine dropped by the following day and she had the kompia and she loved the one with stewed pork, served in the gravy itself. Hmmmm…I think I would want to try that myself the next time around.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

30 thoughts on “Spend some time…”

  1. Oh I really love that colorful lantern in the first photo. What a way to brighten up a room, eh?

    The “Sibu Foochow style siew mai/sio bee” makes me think of the baked crab balls that I recently made for my bosses fiftieth birthday party. Those didn’t last at all.

    Blech, undercooked bacon… I don’t blame your daughter for not wanting to finish that. Did your daughter get her haircut? It looks like it in the above picture. It looks nice!

    Yes, she did. RM25 at a salon here, very expensive (maybe not so by the standard over there) – for that amount of money, I would have been able to get a haircut plus a shampoo/hair wash elsewhere. The red lanterns are the standard decoration for Chinese New Year – Chinese people here hang them outside the house…and they do not remove them (even though some may be old and faded) all year through. For good luck, I guess. Oooo…I love crab balls but crab’s expensive and the canned ones aren’t sweet, not nice. 😦

  2. Normally I cut out the layer of fat from the bacon.. πŸ™‚ wonder why my cholesterol is still on the high side .. hmm… I notice that your wife doesn’t like western food much, right? Cos I don’t either, will anytime opt for the asian type of food! πŸ™‚

    Some bacon is almost all fat, cut all that away you would have nothing left – like when I grill it till crispy and all the fat would melt away. 😦 She’s more into anything spicy with lots and lots of chili – that’s not for you either, I’m sure! πŸ˜‰

  3. I do not know about Sibu, nowadays find those hor fun, hokkien mee, etc in the zi char stall, not much ingredients….

    There too? Most places here…there may be bits of meat and green veg, hardly visible but there are exceptions to the rule and of course, there are places where they will add prawns and all that but you will have to pay more. 😦

  4. foo chow noodle & that sandwich from the same shop? seems an unlikely combination πŸ˜€

    The original cafe next door is a fusion place – this one’s mainly local and mostly Sibu Foochow delights but they do have a few western selections, not much…just pancakes & sandwiches, that’s about all.

  5. Among all, I like the sio bee & fried noodles most. Love the sio bee done in both ways, pan fried & steamed. I only like to eat lean meat but for three layer pork, if it is really lean with only thin layer of fat, I don’t mind. Back to empty nest syndrome in few more days.

    Yes, so making the most of the time we have left…and after that, it will be back to the looking-forward-to-the-weekend routine again. 😦

  6. Oh I want that sandwich! Looks so healthy, guilt free food :p

    Whoever marries you will be the luckiest girl in the world! Just give you sliced tomatoes…and lots of greens, raw! So easy to feed! Muahahahahahaha!!!!

  7. The sandwich is so unique!

    Eh not planning to go anywhere for a family trip?

    Nope, not cheap for the 3 of us to go…and besides, Melissa is bogged down with her work. Might as well just spend our time around here, enjoying what we have.

    I remember when she was small and I HAD to take her on holidays – I would bring my work to do in the hotel room with whatever time I had…or sometimes, even sitting by the side of the pool while she went and play in the water. Whoever said teachers have it so good, so many holidays, definitely has it all wrong! 😦

  8. I also love that first photo. It is the creative eye you have to snap the lantern and the board together to give the majestic feel. I always criticized that Mr Lonely blogger for his lousy photography of food and scenic places. He gave excuses that he does not have a DSLR and I told him to look at your blog posts using compact camera. STP has sharp and drooling photos always. Hey, I am polishing your apple so much! Will I be rewarded?

    I just read an article the wonders of Avocado fruit and there you are eating the sandwich! I must add them to my sandwich too!

    You said the same thing to poor Simple Person. See! He has stopped blogging completely… πŸ˜‰

    So, what reward do you want? Hop over and i’ll treat you to all the good food here – you will never look at food in KL and the surrounding areas the same way again.

    Ya…I love avocado too – not easy to get here… Hint! Hint! πŸ˜‰

  9. No to undercooked bacon. t should be crisp…brown…not pale. yucky!

    kompia and stewed pork sounds delightful. do try it and let us know ok?

    Yup! If we get that again, we certainly would send it back. Really disgraceful especially considering the price they charge! Tsk! Tsk! Will try the kompia when I drop by there again…but no more pancakes and bacon, no…thank you! 😦

  10. I have not been to this place. Next time i should go and try their pan fried sio bee, looks very good. No pancake for me, not really pancake fans, but my boys love it. I will try their kompia too. πŸ™‚

    Melissa loves them – said it has an extra fragrance, tastes nicer than the steamed ones…but then again, she likes anything pan or deep-fried… πŸ˜‰

  11. ooo, i like the combo of egg and avocado and fresh greens, but i’m thinking the bread is too thick for that sandwich. you might end up tasting too much bread and too little stuffing in each mouthful, hmmm. or maybe i’m just greedy πŸ˜€

    It was ok, didn’t feel there was too much bread and too little stuffing…unlike some of the buns we get at some bakeries here. 😦

  12. wah u and ur wife always makan diff food in diff places… so adventurous! πŸ™‚

    I always let her choose first and then I will order something different so I will have more things to blog about…but sometimes, she chooses the thing that I like and I would have to go without it… Sobssss!!!! 😦

  13. Yah, streaky bacon is a waste of money! I bought some the other day to make the Eggs Baked in Tomato Cups. By the time I fried them, there was hardly anything left! The egg and avocado sandwich looks good. I heard that it is nice to put avocado in sandwiches. I have yet to try.

    My sentiments exactly. All you get in the end would be some miserably tiny bits of the bacon…and I thought I did not know how to do it and was doing it all wrong. 😦

  14. eih, i love that sign 早逐 (meaning breakfast)!! so straight to the point, haha.. errr, is it also the name of the restaurant?? how interesting.. πŸ™‚

    That’s the name of the place all right – CafeCafe’s the fusion place next door and this is a spin-off from that one – originally for all-day breakfast only but they’ve changed the business hours now.

  15. I’m thinking to go foochow cafe tmr for their foochow fried noodles with gravy.. been craving for it.. and looks like my diet plan is gonna fail once again.. hahahahaha !!!

    My cousins like one new place named Foochow Cafe, dunno where that is – they used to go to Mekong – opposite Heritage Restaurant. I went once – not bad the Foochow stuff they have there.

  16. Are you talking about me? Hehe…. yes, I enjoyed the kongpia with the gravy – super!

    Yes!!! Now, I can’t wait to go and try. All this while, I never bothered as it brings to mind the ones at that not-very-friendly old lady’s place here – I don’t like those, not at all…even though lots of people make a beeline to the place to eat, despite her tantrums…and for the amount of money she is making (they say she has a string of houses by now), she can at least make the place more presentable and comfortable…and don’t let her see you taking photographs – she’ll snap your head off! Tsk! Tsk! 😦

  17. It;s great to know that you two find some quality time together,
    and food is just the perfect thing for that

    It most certainly is, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰

  18. Your missus Foochow fried noodles wet type is the best among those you’ve ordered ler. Hehehe… Her plate looks so yummylicious.

    I wish they had more ingredients in it…especially at that price! 😦

  19. Great Photos! Especially LOVE that first one with the angle and colors! The sandwiches sound great!

    You can make your own there, no problem at all – one of the few items in the western section of their menu, not many choice as it is basically a place serving our own local cuisine.

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