What you wish for…

This was the Saturday before Hari Raya, the start of the long weekend and the one-week break for Melissa and she was home for the extended school holiday.

We went out for lunch and it was her wish to go for some Indian food and of course, we ended up where else but here

Cafe Ind, Laichee Lane, Sibu

…again – the only place in town where we can get authentic Indian food, North Indian to be exact.

She did not have any second thoughts about ordering their mutton bryani (RM17.50)…

Cafe Ind, mutton bryani

…something that she would order again and again each time we drop by this cafe – yes, it is that nice and in fact, we all thought that it is getting even better as time goes by.

My missus did not fancy anything Indian and went for their Indonesian menu. They have both Indian and Indonesian cuisines here, different kitchens as the Indian chef would not want to share with the Indonesian one who would have beef in some of the dishes. This time around, my missus wanted to try their mee nyemek goreng (RM12.50)…

Cafe Ind, mee nyemek goreng

…with a special request for it to be extra spicy. I tried a bit and it was so nice with the flavours of all the prawns used in the cooking of the dish and ooooo….it was so so so hot! Needless to say, my missus enjoyed it to the max.

I ordered the roti tandoori (RM4.50)…

Cafe Ind, roti tandoori

…and the mutton masala (RM14.50)…

Mutton masala

…to go with it. The roti was great and the masala was nice too but compared to the curry that came with Melissa’s bryani, I think this is milder, not as strong in the flavours and taste and I would prefer the latter.

Yes, the things here don’t come cheap – after all, it’s a classier, more upscale cafe Β but at least, the food is really good and value for money…plus if it is something that my girl wishes for, you can be sure that I will try my utmost best to see that she gets it…plus she sure deserves some kind of pampering after sweating it out in the jungle throughout the week, the poor thing, and should we feel like anything Indian or Indonesian again, most likely, this would be where we would be heading to…again.

Author: suituapui

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

20 thoughts on “What you wish for…”

  1. ooo, it’s surprising to hear this is one of the only places for northern indian food over there … there are tons of northern indian restaurants in kl, but i guess the market is different. anyways, the biryani looks tasty πŸ˜€

    Come on over, if you get to meet one Indian, I’ll treat you to a meal here. πŸ˜€

    Oh no…on second thoughts, I don’t think I’ll take you up on this. It seems we have LOTS of them these days – all over. They’re upgrading the lane where I live and it seems that the workers are all Indians. Lots working in coffee shops too…and the guy at my favourite satay stall is in fact Bangla, employed by the lady owner, a local. Dunno why the sudden influx…or where they come from.

  2. Well, if the food is good, I don’t mind to pay slightly more too πŸ˜‰

    Nice place too. Want it cheap, go to the coffee shop ones lor…something like the nasi kandar places in the peninsula, just very much cheaper.

  3. Nice lunch indeed. All looks pretty good but roti tandoori looks a bit oily. I like the mee nyemek goreng but not too spicy for me.

    Looked it, not really it. I think they just sapu a bit on the surface, maybe for a bit of that glistening look so it will not appear so dry. The previous visit, I asked for the butter one – that one I did not like, a bit too greasy for me and did not think it was more wangi either. This one that day, was ok, very nice.

  4. Your missus is just like me. Not really fancy Indian cuisine. The place is good because we can opt for other menus. I’ll mark down the place so that I can try it for my balik kampung food hunt next time. hehe.

    Don’t miss it, worth a visit and certified halal.

  5. Weekend is here!! πŸ™‚

    That mutton briyani looks great!!

    My daughter’s favourite. She’ll be heading home later today – wonder where I will be taking her this weekend. Nom…nom…nom!!! πŸ˜€

  6. I do enjoy a good Indian curry now and then. I have to spread them apart though as I’m sure they’re incredibly calorie heavy.

    Indeed. In fact, I don’t think they have any vegetable dish on their menu here. I love palak paneer, none here.

  7. I like spicy food, guess I will like the mee nyemek goreng very much, hehe!! =]

    If my missus thought it was spicy, it would indeed be very very spicy. Very nice!

  8. It is a good thing that you have a default choice of place to go to. Too much choices causes severe headache and bad temper when arguing where to go.

    Not many choices here – so if we want a particular cuisine, we would just head to one place. There are others – those where the young ones hang out, free wifi and all and the food may be cheap(er) too…but usually I do not think what they dish out is all that great so I do not bother to go to those, not with the crowd and all that noise. 😦

  9. ah.. the nasi briyani and roti tandoori look very nice, perfect to go with the masala curry.. but since i don’t like lamb so if i would to order that, probably i’ll go for chicken instead.. the mee nyemek goreng is really loaded with “liao” huh?? πŸ™‚

    I think they have chicken, not sure. My daughter loves lamb so she will not have anything else. Yes, the mee had so many prawns in it and it tasted really great with all that prawn sweetness! Other places, it is more likely than not just msg!

  10. I love all the food in your post today.. When I read you guys will be going for Indian food, I knew that Mel would go for something mutton.. I love the fried noodles too, looks like mee goreng basah with egg, BUT of course, with better ingredients and more “hor liew”.. Your roti looks nice too, I don’t find it oily, in fact, I love it to be a lil’ oily (just a lil’).. Looks like butter and not oil, hehe.. One piece enough?

    Ummm…not really enough but it was ok, for a light lunch. You like Indian eh? I don’t mind, once in a while…for a change. I think generally, I prefer Indonesian but I thought I felt like having some Indian bread that day.

  11. I would go for the mutton biryani anytime! Your mutton masala looks good too. I see that your missus loves it very, very spicy hot πŸ™‚

    Yes, that is why she is not really into Chinese, too bland/mild for her…unless there is lots of fresh cut chili or some very hot chili dip to go with the dishes.

  12. I love mutton briyani too !! What’s roti tandoori ? I think it’s nann la…. Come to SG little India , there are loads of Indian cuisines there.

    …multiply by 2.6, no, thank you. I’d rather go to KL or Penang. Same thing, may be even better.

  13. I agree with Hayley in that if the food is good it is worth paying a little more! This way I leave feeling happier. πŸ™‚

    I would too – good food, great service and an ambiance conducive to dining. I don’t think you have these over where you are but I just can’t stand those crowded, noisy places where one would have to queue and while one is eating there, there would be people standing around waiting to grab the table. Never mind how good and cheap the food is – I would just go elsewhere.

  14. the nasi briyani looks like the one we had in Fierce last time. tast how?

    That one, the mutton curry was buried in the rice – I like it in a bowl like the one here, can mandi the rice with the nice gravy, nicer and easier to swallow. Melissa loved their banana leaf though – no banana leaf here. 😦

  15. i haven’t had indian in so so long!!! totally must make it a point to have banana leaf this weekend. hehe!! just wondering, STP – how come you don’t run ads on your blog? could be great to just generate a bit of income for fun, no? hehe.

    WordPress doesn’t allow ads – will have to use blogspot to do that.

  16. Love Melissa’s choice…good choice! The roti tandoori and mutton looks good too! I would go for Indian food anytime πŸ™‚

    Yes, we do love Indian a lot too – so we would think of going for that once in a while for a change.

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