Grandpa…

My ex-student, Andrew, who happens to be my godson too, lives in Christchurch, New Zealand with his wife, Michelle…and they have been blessed with a little girl, Ashley. Now, wait a minute! If Andrew is my godson, then Ashley would be god-granddaughter, right? Hey!!! That means I’m a grandpa, albeit a god-grandpa. Gee!!! Ain’t that nice? Hehehehehe!!!

Anyway, they came back to Sibu on holiday and to spend time with Andrew’s parents here, and one morning, I did manage to take them out for a dim sum breakfast here and of course, since they live so far away and will not get to eat anything local all that often, I had to order a plate of our Sibu Foochow-style fried noodles for them to enjoy…

Good Happiness Foochow fried noodles

…and yes, theirs was, indeed, very very nice.

We also had the lau sar pao

Good Happiness - lau sar pao

– the salted egg custard bun and as you can see, they really do it perfectly well here. Oopsss!!! I should have used a new plate having made a mess of the one I was using while enjoying the yummy noodles.

We also had their char siew pao and their har kao (prawn dumplings)…

Good Happiness - har kao

– I ordered two storeys/baskets of the latter as the ones here are pretty good. Other than those, we also had their three-flavour siew mai, a set of three dumplings all done differently, and their xiao lung pao

Good Happiness - xiao long pao

…which did not look all that nice but they were nice even for someone like me. I am not a fan of those as I don’t really care for the ginger soup in them but these were not as strong on the ginger, I thought, and I actually enjoyed it.

The chee cheong fan, with char siew, was great but I did not like how it was served – like this…

Good Happiness - chee cheong fan

Usually, it would be served without the sauce and upon placing it on the table, they would cut it up and pour the sauce there and then. Luckily, it did not affect the taste all that much and I thought it was fine as well. Even the third yam puff…

Good Happiness - yam puffs

…on the plate that obviously was a failed attempt in the process of frying it was nice. If you observe carefully, the one at the back did not have that fibrous characteristic of the exterior of a nicely-done yam puff.

All in all, we had eight items, seven with an extra serving of the har kao, plus one big pot of Chinese tea and to my surprise, it was so very cheap…

Good Happiness

I bet there is no way anyone can get what we had for less than NZ$20.00 in New Zealand…and with the delightful company, needless to say, I truly enjoyed the breakfast and had a delightful time – I certainly hope the feeling’s mutual.

And I must say thanks to you, Andrew, and Michelle for the gifts you brought back all the way from New Zealand…

From NZ

…despite having to endure the hassle of travelling with a nine-month-old kid. That certainly is so nice of you two and really thoughtful indeed – truly, I am very much obliged.

Author: suituapui

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

25 thoughts on “Grandpa…”

  1. wah… congratulations of your Datukship! Got angpau gia eh…?

    Got ang pao one kah? Come, come…I’ll be J’s god-grandpa too, cn or not? Or better still, I can be yours – sure ang pao big big one. Muahahahahaha!!!!

  2. Wow, that lao sar pao…. we used to have a good one here in Penang but closed for some unknown reason…

    Bet you can find others, sure lots of nice dim sum places in Penang.

  3. good morning, god-grandpa! πŸ˜€ i always enjoy reading your posts on your ex-student’s visits back and the hometown food they enjoy and the time they spend with you πŸ˜€

    Morning. Yes, it’s really sweet of them but only a sprinkling will bother to do so… 😦

  4. Already into 9 months being a god grandpa. Congratulations on your promotion. That was a delightful breakfast with all the nice dim sum and the great company. And you are blessed with all the goodies from your godson.

    Yes, always blessed…truly blessed. πŸ™‚

  5. I like that type of chee cheong fan, but serve in kosong one, without any char siew or prawn inside!!! =]

    Can’t get it easily here – got kosong kah? I dunno…those I had before – either prawn or char siew inside.

    1. Got, don’t know, for us the kosong one taste the best wor!!! =]

      We have something called eyew chang koi (fried shallot cake) here – the kosong chee cheong fan would probably taste something like that.

  6. Nice dim sum! I like that lau sar pao with the yellow custard flowing out πŸ™‚

    Chef’s from China. Limited choices…but all good. Very nice.

  7. Very cheap! This morning I went out with my girl and her friend, our bill came to RM44 just for 3 of us… but of course it depends on what we order la… will post it up later.. πŸ™‚

    So cheap. Ours RM52…but I consider it cheap already – in restaurant one…and I was expecting it to be over RM100.

  8. Haha, like that also can ar? Sounds like you really wanna be a grandpa la!! Hahaha xD

    Sigh!!! Girl no boyfriend, so serious with work, no time for anything else…no hope lah… 😦

  9. Wah, GrandDaddy ho… hehe. Some of the dishes looks unfamiliar to me.

    Yup, Chinese dim sum. Used to have halal ones at MeiSan (Holiday Inn) and Toh Yuen (Hilton) – don’t think they have those anymore. The one at Tun Jugah was halal too, if I’m not wrong, and was very nice but the stall is no longer there – they say they were from Crown Towers or Lok Thian or somewhere, not sure.

  10. Congrats to you…being a god-grandpa now. haha…

    OMG….that lao sa pau bursting with fillings…….must be very jelak if have too much.

    Not me. I love the custard but then again, I only had one so it was fine.

  11. Congrats on the promotion! Now is a god-grandpa, wish you very soon to become real grandpa!!

    I think i have not been to this place for dim sum. Should try that next round.
    Golden Churn, my favorite brand. Is it different from what we get from here?

    Got anybody in mind? Quick, quick, introduce… Then, hopefully, I will be a real grandpa soon. Hehehehehehe!!!!

    Gotta drop by for the dim sum here on your next trip home – pretty good. Not many choices but good. Worth checking this place out. The butter? I think it’s the same – ours here are also made in New Zealand…but theirs, the can a lot of Arabic or Jawi words unlike ours. Dunno why.

  12. The awesome sight of that flowy lau sar pau. Who cares about the plate πŸ˜›

    It was a table for 10, all nicely laid out and there were only three of us. I could help myself to any of the 7 plates…but ya, it’s ok, I guess. Saved them the trouble of having to wash extra. Save water! πŸ˜‰

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