Can’t wait…

I was quite puzzled when I shared on Facebook an album of the photographs that I took when we took Melissa’s friend on a tour and went to this little town that I had grown to love so much…and a friend, currently working and residing in KL, said, “Cannot wait,” and I was thinking that he could not wait to come home to pay a visit as well but I was quite tickled when I realised that he was actually referring to the similar-sounding name of the town, Kanowit. Well, that isn’t so bad actually for when I was teaching there, 1978 to 1982, a letter from a friend in the US arrived some six months later – it seemed that it got sent to Kuwait and after being redirected here and there, it finally got to me safely. Amazing but true!

Of course, I had to take them to eat the kampua noodles…

Kanowit kampua

…my favourite since those days when I was there (it is slightly reddish probably due to the bit of char siew oil added and that makes it different from the usual that we would get elsewhere) and we went on a quick tour of the places of interest in the town (You can click the link above for a look or you can check out my album on Facebook) before proceeding to the longhouse at Rantau Kemiding. Melissa’s friend was stunned by the mere sight of the place – she had been to the one at The Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching and she said it was short and nothing like this – THIS, she said, was the real thing and was definitely worth driving all the way from Sibu just to have a look.

When we got back to Sibu way past noon that day, we went for lunch here…

PC

the 1st-in-Malaysia Korean fried chicken franchise restaurant right here in good ol’ Sibu town.

I had the burger that Melissa had when we last were here

PCB1

…and she obviously enjoyed it a great deal as she wanted that again…

PCB2

…though I wasn’t exactly thrilled by it but then again, I am never a fan of the stuff at any franchise place so you need not take my word as gospel truth. You may just like it, I wouldn’t know.

My missus had this…

SCR

…but she did not say anything at all – I guess when anything is not hot and spicy, it will not get her jumping up and down with delight. Period.

Melissa’s friend had this set…

PC, spicy and crunchy

…with the two varieties of their chicken – crunchy and spicy and those came with this side dish of seaweed…

seaweed

…and some very nice chunky fries. In fact, they gave fries with the burgers too so we had a whole lot and were not able to finish it all even though we all enjoyed that a lot, dipped in the chili sauce provided.

She enjoyed the seaweed which she said had the fragrance of sesame oil in it and though she was not fond of the spicy chicken (as unlike my missus, she is not into anything spicy), she loved the crunchy one that went so well with the Korean yellow sauce…

Korean yellow sauce

…that she, like Melissa before, loved a lot.

On the whole, she enjoyed what she had and though she had been to Korean restaurants here, there and everywhere before, this was her first time trying out a Korean franchise one…and never in her wildest dreams did she ever expect that she could do that right here in Sibu.

After lunch, we went home to have a quick rest and soon after, we were out and about again. Hang around for more of all that we did when Melissa’s friend was in town…