Smoke…

On our first night in Kuching, Melissa and I went out for dinner with my cousins at this place…

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…with a somewhat interesting tagline to its name…

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…(though I would not think some old traditional Chinese folks would approve…and do excuse the grammar) and some equally amusing decor inside like this one, for instance…

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…and a very unique menu printed onto cardboard box paper…

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…and to think that all my life, I thought a smokehouse would be where people hang up rubber sheets to be smoked. LOL!!!

Melissa loved their apple salad…

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…though it did not quite tickle my fancy. The dressing tasted kind of sweet like apple juice and I would prefer it more sourish and garlicky or something creamy instead perhaps.

She loved the roasted chicken a lot too…

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…and I would agree with her on this one. They used the kampung chicken variety and had slices of lemon inside the bird and lots of herbs all over it. It certainly was very nicely done and tasted great. I think I would want to try and roast my own one of these days.

The ribs were good as well…

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…with its own unique taste – different from those I had elsewhere, here or here or here.

The pulled pork was very nice as well…

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– this is supposed to be the crowd puller and you would have to order in advance if you plan to have that as it would take a long time to cook. I wished it did not come in a bun like that as we had had a lot of buns with the  chicken and there I was, busily making my own chicken sandwiches to finish off all of them as it seemed the rest were leaving them by the side. Wrong move! I was already so very full…but still, I managed two of those with the pulled pork…somehow! I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more if it had been served earlier and I wasn’t feeling so stuffed yet.

We did not have any dessert as we had agreed to adjourn to one of my cousin’s house for a private screening of the videos taken during our recent family reunion to have a really good laugh at the antics of the ones who had had one too many that night. No worries, I did not touch a drop! LOL!!!

My cousin made some Foochow-style sio bee using the skin she had bought when she was in Sibu and I brought along one whole tiramisu mille crepe from this place in Sibu for everyone to enjoy and they all loved it…and another cousin made this very nice bak koi (meat cake)…

Bak koi

It certainly was a delightful evening with great food and great company, Rest assured there would be a whole lot of noise and roaring laughter whenever the whole big  group of us in the family get together…and that, in fact, is always the best part!