No connection…

I was leaving on the evening flight that day to fly over to Kuching to attend my dear friend’s funeral in Serian the next day and that morning, I was out with my missus to grab a few things for some folks I would be meeting when I went over and we stopped by here for lunch…

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It has been around for quite a while now but I had never had the chance to drop by to give it a try. You can eat in air-conditioned comfort in the shoplot on the right if you choose to do so but we did not bother that day as it was a nice cool day.

All this while, I thought it was a spin-off or a branch of the one here as that coffee shop has that exact same name but when I asked the people here, they said that they had no connection whatsoever…

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…and from what I gathered, their barbecue specialists came over from West Malaysia. Wow!!! You can even place an order for one whole roasted suckling piglet…

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…at RM268.00 each!

The roast pork was very nice…

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…and went very well with the belacan (dried prawn paste) dip provided…

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I did not really enjoy the roast chicken though…

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…as they drowned it with the char siew sauce that I found a little too sweet for my liking and the skin was not really crispy, the way I would have loved it.

The char siew

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…was a bit too fat for me so I was not too impressed. The rice was all right – nicer than most places in town but I would not say it’s the best around…and I would say the same as their stewed eggs…

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…as well as I was not fond of its very watery sauce that was rather strong on those spices (star anise).

Their complimentary soup…

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…however, was so good unlike the tasteless ones that you would be served elsewhere. They do serve wanton/pian sip and sui jiao here as well and I guess those would be served in this same soup – that is why I have the feeling that they would taste really great. We did not have those that day so I guess I would need to drop by again sometime to try them.

The bill came up to RM26.20, inclusive of two glasses of kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee). At over RM10.00 per person for that, I would think it was kind of expensive but if I’m not wrong, that is quite usual when one goes to this kind of places for a meal like this. Unfortunately, in my honest opinion, I felt that this one was not good enough to make up for the fact…

Author: suituapui

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

22 thoughts on “No connection…”

  1. Wow….the siew yok is fat but looks appetizing. I want it now…. it’s my soft spot.

    I liked that – the rest, not really – just ok, we’ve nicer ones elsewhere here.

  2. The raosted pork looks crispy. Usually if you ordered mix meat rice, it will be around RM6 in Kuching. If just one meat seeving, it would be RM5.

    Nothing cheap nowadays. Pork leg rice in Kuching used to be RM4 per pax, now can come up to RM6 or more, depend how many assortment you ordered. πŸ˜‰

    I do think it’s more expensive in Kuching – RM2.50 for mee kosong, was RM1.80 here but may have gone up to RM2.00. Tomato kway teow, to share between 2, RM8.00 and the serving was so small, something like that for 1 here. I buy Foochow fried noodles here, serving for 2 – RM6.00, soooo much, enough for 3 or 4 people! There, I would go for things we can’t get here so can’t compare prices.

  3. yeah, the char siew indeed looked fat, and i think the siew yoke too (for me at least).. and i can see the roast chicken given was the breast, probably that’s why you didn’t also enjoy it?? lastly, yes, same here, i very hate the sweet char siew sauce with my chicken rice!! that’s awful to me, i always ask to skip that, just the soy sauce for me will do~~

    We do have a few nice places in town – just that to me, this isn’t one of them.

  4. Roast pork looks good but too fat for my liking. Prefer it to be a bit lean. Yummy looking stewed eggs.

    Sauce too watery, too strong on the smell of the star anise… Not too my liking.

  5. the only place i can think of to have the porkie right now would be at padungan. Evil you, very evil, especially when I haven’t had my breakfast T_T

    Who? Me? Oh dear!!! What did I do? Muahahahaha!!!!!

  6. Usually the only I’ve roasted pork is after my aunt use it for praying, since no one wants to eat it in her house so she always send to our house after prayed!!!

    Not usually found here – can get at some restaurants in Kuching and they do serve by the plate, servings depending on the number of persons. No need to order one whole pig… 😦

  7. Wow! Look at the whole roasted piglet hanging there! The roast meat looks a bit too fat for me…but I prefer that compared to char siew (don’t like the sweet gravy).

    I wouldn’t mind char siew with or without the sauce but it must be lean. This was so fat. Roast pork can be fat, I’m fine with that.

  8. Oooo it’s been a while since I had a suckling pig.. would certainly love some now!

    I wish they’d sell that in parts. Can’t possibly finish one whole pig om my own. 😦

  9. When I saw the RP, I had to keep myself from drooling! Yumms… the price is reasonable, not too expensive too..

    Should be ok, more or less this price everywhere, I would think. Some other places here may be nicer though…or more to my personal liking, that is.

  10. That suckling pig looks awesome! Too bad the roasted chicken was drowned in too much sauce but I have to say that I love char siew with fats πŸ™‚

    Eyewwwww!!!! I like my char siew lean – no, thank you…if all layers of fat. πŸ˜€

  11. I love char siew especially the goes melted in your mouth. Can easily get here but the queue is long during lunch time.

    Many places, I’m sure…and many nice ones there.

  12. wah, that whole suckling pig could feed two entire football teams, maybe! πŸ˜€ your roast platter looks awesome too, very meaty πŸ˜€

    I thought it looked good too…till I started eating. 😦

  13. The suckling piglet look very big or is it from the picture it looks big. Where is this place? To “stand by” just in case my boys want chicken rice when i am back home. hahahhaha

    Go elsewhere – just let me know and I’ll take you to the best places in town. πŸ˜‰

  14. The char siew looks good to me leh… actually when I saw the title of your post, I thought you are going to blog about no connection of internet… LOL

    I’m not surprised. Nope, rather sweet – we have better ones elsewhere in town.

  15. Roast pork looks sedap!!!

    Lil piggy hanging there looks deliciously adorable.

    LOL!!! What a way to put it! I’d love to eat that…but not the whole thing! πŸ˜€

  16. Thanks for explaining what they used to stew their eggs – I was going to ask!
    Anise, eh!? Interesting!

    I had an Anise heavy Chai this morning – helped with my tooth ache!

    Soy sauce, five spice…or just star anise, sugar…with garlic and ginger.

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