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


…with a somewhat interesting tagline to its name…


…(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…


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


…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…

MS salad

…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…


…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…

MS's ribs

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

The pulled pork was very nice as well…

MS's - PP

– 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 Β 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 Β group of us in the family get together…and that, in fact, is always the best part!

Author: suituapui

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

25 thoughts on “Smoke…”

  1. i kinda like the catchphrase and the posters … gotta admire an eatery with a good sense of humor! if mike’s ever opens a branch in KL, i’m gonna head there quickly and order some ribs and sliders! πŸ˜€

    Come on, hop over…and make sure you check this place out. They’ve a webpage and they even have a video clip showing the directions to the place on youtube, no stone unturned.

  2. Pity to say I have not been to this place. Funny tagline indeed.

    Not going back to Kuching soon? School holidays coming soon… It’s round the corner from Cold Storage.

  3. Roasted chicken & ribs looks yummy. What is so special about the pulled pork? With so much food, still have room for the desserts. Salute you!!!

    It’s the taste – very nice. Go ahead and give it a try… It’s right where you are, no need to catch a plane.

  4. Wow….the food looks great!!! The smoked chicken…I would love to try… the last picture, bak koi, I think I tried something like this before.. savoury and sweet.. meat mixed with flour.. but I cannot recall where..

    Yup, steamed kay nerng kor…with meat and fried shallots – sweet and savoury and all that fragrance and taste. VERY nice!

  5. haha, “where good meat goes when they die”, nice one!! “where good people go when they want meat”~~ and everything smoked, i like, i kind of like that hickory smoke taste from food πŸ˜€

    Good place to check out when in town…and I wouldn’t mind going again.

  6. The roasted chicken and the ribs tempts me, if eaten at home, i will use hand instead of fork and knife to eat it….

    Exactly what I did. If it’s fine dining, I would order stuff that I can eat with just the knife and the fork, not something that I would have to wrestle with.

  7. Yes to roasted chicken, big NO to pork… “smoke”? Did the “smoke” gets in your eye? xD

    Oink! Oink! Oooo…you’re pretty old for someone so young, eh? Hehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜€

  8. Oh..the pull pork burger!! Wow..comes in 6 pcs, that’s quite a lot. I wish to try pull pork burger some day.

    This was in Kuching, can’t get that here…and not sure where you can get the same in KL. Very nice.

  9. the restaurant team has a funny sense of humour… lol… cute though…

    food looks good… you guys were certainly canniballing at that meaty meal… and even dessert was meat cake! lol

    We are cannibals, oops…I mean carnivorous. πŸ˜€

  10. Food looks good and quite big portion? I suppose it is for sharing?

    Yes, like what we did in KL. But the salad we had was nicer…with longans or was it lychees? πŸ˜‰

  11. That is an interesting tagline, although I think even good animals would want to avoid being eaten if possible.

    I really like how the salad looks. I usually eat some type of salad daily. Nothing fancy, sometimes it’s just a mix of greens. I usually don’t add dressing.

    My daughter has been wanting a lot of pulled ____ lately. I must say my pressure cooker has cut down that time considerably and the past month or so I’ve made of variety of pulled meats; pork, beef, chicken and turkey.

    Yup, greens have their own sweetness – can just be eaten like that, no need for any dressing. May not be compatible and will not be as nice. Harder, crunchier vegetables, I would blanch or boil a bit and maybe add a pinch of salt. First time having anything pulled. Not too sure what that means though…but I do know of people eating stewed meat and they would not want it sliced/cut into thin slices…and instead, they would prefer to tear it up themselves to eat – I guess that’s what is called pulled?

    1. I think so, I tear the meat with a simple fork. I’m sure there is a much fancier appliance that can do that for me, but I like using a simple fork to make my “pulled meat” dishes. πŸ™‚

      I reckoned as much. Initially, I thought you’d have to pull the meat prior to cooking…like one kind of fish here with a lot of bones. People say you pull it before cooking and all the bones will go in one direction and it would be easier to it. Dunno how true that is.

  12. Haha! I love the tagline of the place – where good meat goes to die!

    The food scene in Kuching is really vibrant now – 6 pulled pork sliders on a plate! I’ll love a serving of that!

    Ya, I was too full from the chicken in the buns or I could have managed all 6 on my own. πŸ˜›

  13. Try my roast chicken recipe, Arthur! πŸ˜€

    Yes, between good food without great company and great company with lousy food. I’ll take the latter. But you had both here! πŸ˜€

    Will do, this weekend when my girl comes home perhaps. We have one kampong chicken in the freezer waiting. πŸ˜‰

    Thankfully, or we would be grumbling away, criticising everything from top to bottom…like when we went to a nyonya place in Penang sometime ago. Good thing is when I go over, we would go to places they’ve been to and found to be very nice – tried and tested. πŸ˜‰

  14. Oo…Sir u r here in Kuching last week! Should have msg me and we can go out for food hunt together! πŸ™‚

    Only 2 nights there, schedule was full…not much time to do much else. Will do next time I hop over… πŸ˜‰

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