The wrong side…

Well, in a way, it is in the wrong side of town for me as it is very far from where I live but that, of course, is by our local Sibu standard. The town is not very big, you see…so relatively, what I feel is far would be pretty near to many of you.

Anyway, this bakery is located in the vicinity of Farley in the Salim area and goes by that same name and since I do not venture there all that often, I do not get to buy their very nice curry puffs…

Farley bakery curry puffs

…regularly. These are very nice – I love the buttery fragrance of the flaky and crumbly pastry and the delightful slightly-spicy curry taste of the filling which is made up of meat (chicken though, not beef) and potatoes unlike the rest where you would only find curry-flavoured mashed sweet potatoes. Besides, these are baked, not deep fried like those smaller ones at the stalls where you can get 3 for RM1.00.

That day, I happened to be in the area so I thought I would buy some for my godson/ex-student, Andrew, to try as I am pretty sure that even if he can get any in New Zealand, it would definitely cost more than around NZ40 cents each. They’re RM1.20 each but if you buy 10, you will get an extra one free so that would make it less than RM1.10 each. There’s another place in town with the best chicken pies aroundthey have curry puffs there too and they’re quite nice as well though they do not look very good nor do they taste as nice as these. If I remember correctly, they were 80 sen each but they went up to 90 sen and I think they’re RM1.00 each by now. I would much sooner fork out a little bit more to buy these Farley ones instead as they are a lot nicer…and in fact, they’re also nicer than a number that I have had here, there and everywhere, not just the ones in Sibu.

Now, since I was in that side of town, I thought I would also venture to the other side of the other side of town to another bakery that is famous for its mooncakes. Yes, it’s out of season – not the right time of the year for mooncakes but it seems that they make these yolk puffs…

Famour Bakery yolk puffs

…regularly now so you can still get these to enjoy any time of year even though it is not the Mooncake Festival yet.

I would usually toast them a bit in the oven so the skin would be flakier and nicer…and with the perfect balance between the sweet lotus paste and the salty salted egg, the overall taste is simply awesome! The only thing is they do not come cheap. It was RM13.00 for a pack of 6 before but now, it has gone up to RM13.80 which means that it is RM2.30 EACH!!! It certainly would make a lot more sense to go for a plate of kampua noodles instead of one of these golf ball-size puffs but then again, since they would not be readily available in New Zealand and when they are, as the festival comes around each year, they would surely burn a hole in one’s pocket, I decided to drop by and get these for Andrew as well before he and his family left town.

While I was driving back, I spotted some interesting new buildings along the way. I thought this one looks like a stack of shuttlecocks lying on one side…

Building 1

…but if one looks at it from the other angle, it is actually a long building, curved in a semi-circle…and somebody said that it is supposed to be a caterpillar. From the sign, it probably is a showroom for those Japanese-made cars.

Then there is this tall one on the left…

Building 2 1

…which looks a lot more impressive if you view it from the distance, say, from the centre of town around where the Chinese temple with the seven-storey pagoda is.

It comprises two tall towers linked on top…

Building 2 2

…and of course, it comes nowhere near this one in KL or this one in Singapore but considering that this is a teeny-weeny town, nothing much to shout about, I would say, it is pretty awesome that we have structures such as these around here.

Gee!!! Some may feel that there isn’t much room to swing a cat in Sibu but if you do not venture to these other parts of town, you would not be aware of the existence of these…and they still say, it’s a small world…after all.

Author: suituapui

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

31 thoughts on “The wrong side…”

  1. ya, was looking for an ark somewhere near the maritime… hmmm…

    Yes, and you all did not find The Ark but a building that looked like it instead. These buildings are further up that same road…for me, very far.

  2. So, you have been sight seeing? The curry puffs look good, lucky god son of yours. I also want to be your god son. …hehhe

    You’re sure you’re not old enough to be my father? 😀

    1. Dream on! I also wanted to be his God Son but he gave me thumbs down!

      Muahahahahaha!!! All the old foggies! If young ones, I would consider… Position of son-in-law, also available. 😉

      1. I thought son in law already been fill up?
        that time you came to Kl for the interview right? LOL

        No leh? Did not get any application from the party concerned. Not interested to apply, I guess. Or scared off by the sight of the father-in-law. 😀

  3. Hmm… the pastry skin looks a bit thick for me, i like mine thin and serve together with pickled onions, the Indian style 😀

    I love thick but crumbly pastry – must be rich with buttery fragrance as well. It’s part and parcel of the enjoyment, the whole package. Thin skin, might as well eat the filling with a spoon.

  4. “there isn’t much room to swing a cat in Sibu”, did you come up with this phrase, it does sound cute.
    Yummy looking pastries there though.. yum.

    And.. shuttlecocks? It does look the bit. 🙂

    Nope, that’s an age-old expression. You can google that.

    1. yep, did a google search. Thanks Arthur! 😀

      Very strange expression, I must say…but it’s a standard English expression all right…and with me in a small space like that, it’s like “a bull in a china shop”. 😀

  5. Never tired of curry puffs but can’t get good ones here so only choice is made our own. I must try using chicken instead of beef all the time.

    I guess as much – no good ones around but you can always make your own. Easy to get those frozen puff or shortcrust pastry there, would not be very expensive, I’m sure. Can’t get that here. Have to work from scratch.

  6. I seldom go to Farley too. Only been to the food court.

    yes, indeed Sibu has some interesting (spell weird) building along that stretch of the road. When the road is going to complete huh??

    No idea. I drove back to town down that road and I did not see anybody working. Tsk! Tsk! The upper stretch took years and years and years. But you can bypass the bad part by using Wong King Huo and Bukit Lima or Alan Road.

    1. Still ongoing?

      Lower down – not on-going, not going…did not see anybody working. The upper part from the school onwards, all done now. Took them years and years.

  7. I love going to bakeries.. Once I’m inside, then sure die-die will buy something, cannot empty handed.. I like mushroom chicken pies (with gratin sauce), egg tarts and curry puffs, just like in your first picture..
    Haha, stack of shuttlecocks.. You so funny la..Looks more like trains.. Wait, like pufferbellies (all in a row).. *Chug chug puff puff, off they go*…

    Ya, rather an odd shape but unique. You’re like my girl – she loves going to bakeries and walks around with the tray and the tongs to pick whatever catches her eye.

  8. I just had a big curry puff yesterday, the one inside has egg and larger than the usual one!!!

    Baked or fried? I don’t like the fried ones – had one very very good one in Sg Petani with an egg inside…but unfortunately, it was rather oily. The brown paper bag they sell them in – all soaked. 😦 Give me the baked ones anytime.

  9. That curry puff is begging to be eaten hah..hah…I love curry puffs too! There is a new shop just opened near my area called A Pie Thing. I haven’t gone there yet and I suppose they specialise in pies. Will do my inspection soon 🙂

    I saw that in Sean’s blog. I am sure my girl would love the place.

  10. Seeing the curry puff makes me crave for it…

    Go ahead. I saw them selling at a roadside stall at Orchard Ropad, near Centrepoint (long ago, very famous one)…but they were fried ones, not my favourite.

  11. oh, very nice curry puffs and yolk puffs.. great idea for a tea snack later~~ :p

    You can get yolk puffs there too…anytime of year? Cheap or not? Dijamin sampai hari esok… Wink! Wink! 😀

  12. Good looking curry puff with flaky pastry, love it heaps. This little town does have very nice building with unique shape.

    Yes, and we wouldn’t know unless we venture to that side… Hardly ever do that. 😀

  13. Long time never have curry puffs already! Miss it!

    Bet you have a lot there – every other Malay stall will be selling either this or cucur pisang.

  14. Pastry.. I love it. Now I’m craving to make curry puff. yumm..

    Any good ones in Kuching? My favourite before, Chinese non-halal…not so nice now. 😦

  15. I also could buy fried curry puffs here for RM1 – 3 pieces. Just curry potatoes or sardine inside by the expert Malay kakak.
    Sibu is not that small until you cannot swing a pussy cat. It could even toss a big cat like you about. Muahahahaha
    The shuttlecock building is a clever design with minimal cost!

    Cheap kah, building like that?

  16. Now feel like taking curry puffs! These look good… my canteen ones… sigh… don’t even want to think about them!
    Ok, about godsons.. I notice a few are interested, eh… too bad.. Godfather is not interested.. hahaha… How about son-in-law? Any potentials yet? I think many are interested but silently planning how to please the Future Father In Law… not easy to tackle leh… heehe…

    Easy, easy…father-in-law very nice one, very generous and kind, can cook very well one… Don’t be deceived by the appearance. See the size, all run away. Muahahahahaha!!!! You leh? Your sons both booked already kah? Must invite me wor… I will go all the way to Ipoh for the big banquet, or Singapore also good.

  17. LOVE the travel pics! Of the buildings and LOVE LOVE LOVE those Palm Trees! I LOVE Palm Trees!

    Gosh! You’ll love it here in the tropics then. Lots of those and all the rest here. Green all year round.

  18. That is UMW buildling right? I am quite impressed when we passed by there on my last trip back. I didn’t see the other one.

    I think so, since there’s the Toyota logo – they’re agent for the cars.

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