Feed the birds…

No, they did not feed the birds but instead, they went to feed the fish…

Feed the fish

…at the Bukit Aup Jubilee Park here. That was where we took Melissa’s friend after a brief rest that day when we got back from our brief tour of Kanowit and our lunch at the Korean franchise fried chicken restaurant. Unfortunately, it was raining so the girls had to abandon their plan to climb up the hill at the park.

Melissa’s friend had been in Sibu for three days already (or two full days, to be exact) and she had yet to taste our very own local Sibu kompia so we ordered a few from a stall at the park – deep-fried ones stuffed with minced meat filling…

Kompia

She took a bite and she exclaimed, “Wow!!!! This is so good!” She said that she has tried the ones at Sitiawan in Perak, including the ones with meat inside and they do not come anywhere near these, not at all. I tried one and though it was good, I thought there are at least two or three at other places in town that I think have an edge over these.

We stopped by the 1Malaysia Cultural Village across the road for a while before proceeding here for our dinner

Dinner at MMS

We had these very yummy creamy salted egg yolk prawns…

CSEYP

…and this pork dish…

PR

– I had gone to the washroom while they placed the orders and according to my missus, this was some red rice pork ribs or something and when I asked if it was ang chao (the residue left behind from making the traditional Foochow red wine), she said no. So I did not really know what it was and it sure did not taste like it but thankfully, it was quite good.

While I was attending my ex-student’s wedding dinner the previous might, my missus and Melissa took her friend here and they had midin and she was not exactly thrilled by it. Good grief! I wonder why of all the places, they took her there to eat that. I guess they did not have much choice as they said that a number of the stalls were not open, probably due to the heavy rain that night but if I were them, I would have adjourned elsewhere. Anyway, I insisted on ordering that for her again and this time, instead of the usual sambal belacan, we had it fried with the traditional Foochow red wine…

M with FRW

I’m sure my friend, Annie, in KL would approve – she loves midin cooked this way…and so did Melissa’s friend. She certainly enjoyed this a whole lot more than what she had the night before.

We also had cangkuk manis fried with egg but the photo came out blur. Anyway, I have shared snapshots of that a thousand and one times before so we can give it a miss this time around and to wash everything down, we had the Foochow-style tofu soup (with canned oysters)…

TS with CO

All in all, it was a pleasant enough dinner though it did not come cheap – RM75.00, if I remember it correctly, inclusive of rice and drinks, for 4 persons but I guess that’s the way it is everywhere these days – the prices are going up…up…and up!

While I was settling the bill at the counter, I heard from the lady boss that they also make the Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

MMS FSSB

…and are selling them at RM1.00 each. Well, there are cheaper as well as more expensive ones around but regardless of the price, I had to get some to try. I found them to be pretty nice but I wouldn’t say they were so very good that I would be rushing back for more, no. Probably if I have visitors from elsewhere and we drop by here for a meal, I may order a few for them to try, that’s all.

After dinner, we headed on home to sleep so that we could rest and rejuvenate and get ready for another round of touring and eating the following day.