Gotta have you…

If you may recall, over a week ago, we dropped by here at around noon in the hope of enjoying their nasi kerabu but it was all sold out so when Melissa came home last weekend, without any second thought, that was what she wanted and we headed to the place at around 10.00 a.m. for brunch.

I had the fish, RM5.00 for the whole works…


…and it was really really good. I loved the sambal belacan (dried prawn paste dip) that came with it by the side…


…a lot!

Melissa had the chicken, RM5.50…


…and she enjoyed it very much too though I thought that piece of chicken was somewhat small.

I asked the girl for extra gravy – those that they would pour all over the rice and she said ok. I think there were at least two and other than that, there would be the air budu as well…and to my surprise, she gave us one whole bowl of this…


If I’m not mistaken, that was the kuah tumis, santan (coconut milk) and all.Β Needless to say, we enjoyed ourselves to the max and boy, that was so filling that we decided we would have to skip lunch that day.

Moving on from our scrumptious lunch, I received these the other day all the way from my cousin in Melbourne, Australia…

From Oz

Thank you so much, coz. Now, I’m thinking whether I should serve Bovril kampua mee/mee kuaΒ or mee sua for my Chinese New Year open house. Muahahahahaha!!!!!

Author: suituapui

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

25 thoughts on “Gotta have you…”

  1. That something new. Never taste Bovril kampua or mee sua before.

    What ever you serve me on CNY, I will eat. Hahaha. Tham jiak!

    Come, come… Don’t expect too much though – that way, you will not be disappointed. πŸ˜‰

  2. When I see blue rice, I always think of that blue nyonya kuih (what do you call that) eaten with kaya, hehe..

    I love Bovril.. Those days, it was made of beef.. Now, it has become vegetarian liao.. I always mix Bovril into my Quaker oats and eat like porridge for breakfast.. On days I don’t have much food to serve on the table (except fried egg and fried vege), I always make Bovril soup, just add hot water…

    Serimuka lah, and the blue colour comes from the use the the petals of the bunga telang. Bovril with oats? Hmmmm….I eat my oats sweet with condensed milk and these days, the one we have here is sweetened creamer actually, not milk. 😦 Ya, we do have Bovril soup too once in a while.

  3. That certainly looks like a scrumptious lunch. Is that curry leaf on top of the chicken? That few bottles of Bovril can last you for quite sometime. Getting expensive and the smallest bottle I bought is about RM10.50 if my memory serves me right.

    I bought our local – no beef one, RM14.50 for a medium-sized bottle. Yup, nice chicken…but I thought that piece was kinda small.

  4. You are always blessed with gifts, Arthur! Enjoy them… Bovril for noodles? hmmm… have never tried that before..

    I am indeed! Ya, it is very nice. You can try…or better still, hop over and I will cook for you. πŸ˜‰

  5. oh, how nice!! Bovril all the way from Australia.. and what’s that bottle in the middle?? Green Valley Beef XXXX Beverage and XXXX??? yes, by all means, create your very own way of kampua and mee sua~~ πŸ™‚

    Dunno, so very busy these few days – haven’t even had time to look closely at the label… 😦

  6. some one will like this nasi kerabu.

    Bovril from OZ…fuiyoh…bestnya

    Who? Melissa loves it…and me and my missus too!

  7. Same with Louiz, see the blue rices will makes me think of that blue nyonya kuih…

    You don’t have this in Singapore – originally from north peninsula, Kelantan…but we’re lucky – we can get it here.

  8. You got to show me where is the place! My hubby and I are nasi kerabu’s fan. It’s hard to get nice nasi kerabu even here

    Click the link – you will see the photo of the shop (sign). At Sg Antu, opposite RTM Sibu (radio station) – only a few shops there so you can just drive around – will find it easily. Available only on Saturdays though…and best to go early.

  9. bovril! that was one my grandfather’s favorites, and i used to remember how he’d have it everyday for breakfast (or was it marmite), together with eggs, porridge, bread, everything! i never quite acquired a taste for it as a kid, but i think i’d enjoy it more now πŸ˜€

    I used to prefer Marmite with porridge but with noodles, Bovril’s the one. Absolutely yummy!

  10. I prefer Marmite to Bovril, hehe~

    Me too…if for porridge, but I’m the only one in the house – missus and daughter prefer Bovril. Used to buy two bottles but now too expensive so just follow the majority. 😦

  11. I thought it is cheaper to buy Bovril in Malaysia or in Asia. In fact, I have been looking high and low for Bovril at the supermarkets in Brisbane. I remember I was able to buy them here previously, but somehow not anymore. When I was young, I also had Bovril mee sua or maggi mee.

    A medium bottle here, RM14.50 and a large one, over RM20…and NO beef extract so it is something like Marmite but with the beef taste. Ya, I did hear somebody telling me that it is not so easy getting Bovril in Oz but my coz seems to manage quite well.

  12. oh ho ho…..nasi kerabu! I love nasi kerabu and had wanted to try cooking it but it is a lot of work! Makes a lot of sense to just eat out especially if you can find good nasi kerabu. Looks like you have a place to go whenever you feel like having it. What? Bovril kampua mee for open house? Sounds like something to look forward to πŸ™‚

    And so cheap too, the nasi kerabu. No point doing one’s own. Ya…bet many will love the Bovril mee – a welcome change for those who have never tried that before.

  13. That’s a really reasonable price compared to my RM 9 mixed rice lunch, which became RM 6 after I protested.

    I can’t wait to come home and try these places! πŸ™‚

    Only on Saturdays. Hope it’s open when you’re home. Those people are great at calling the day off… 😦

  14. Oh, this nasi kerabu looks yummy, and i like it to have with ayam goreng.

    Bovril, my favourite, i always keep a bottle in fridge, for my porridge and my noodles.

    I’ve so many now – should be able to last me for quite a while. πŸ˜‰

  15. The nasi kerabu fried fish certainly is scrumptious looking! I love nasi kerabu, especially if the sambal tumis is nice. Drooling already staring at the sambal πŸ˜‹ … and at this hour!

    This one is so so so nice. Too bad available only on Saturdays, can’t go on other days.

  16. It has been a long while since I had Bovril. I like it with porridge or just spread it on some plain crackers. But my kids prefer Marmite, so I have been buying Marmite all these while 😦

    My missus & girl prefer Bovril – that is why I have not bought Marmite for a long time. Used to buy both but now cannot afford a bottle of each, getting so expensive. 😦

  17. First time see rice in blue…Um…looks like the rice got colored!!!

    Traditional Malay – they use bunga telang…same as the nyonya’s serimuka. You’re familiar with that, I’m sure? Their bak chang’s also coloured blue.

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