What I got…

My friend, Rose, went back to Kuching to attend her brother’s wedding and to feast on all the culinary delights there that she missed so much and when she came back to Sibu, she called me so she could pass me these…

Rubber Road sio pao

– the sio pao from some place at Rubber Road. Some people told me that they’re related to those at Kai Joo Lane, my favourite but all this while, I had not got to try the ones from here…or not that I can recall.

She also gave me one yam puff…

Rubber Road, yam puff

…from the same place to try.

I would say I was not too fond of the pastry that sure was a lot different from the ones we would usually get at those dim sum places and inside, it looked like this…

Rubber Road, yam puff inside

…the meat filling surrounded by the yam paste and the pastry skin on the outside. It sure was no puff pastry and it would not fare too well Β if I were to pass it off as shortcrust either.

The meat filling was the same in the sio pao

Rubber Road sio pao, inside

…and in my honest opinion, I still prefer my favourite from Kai Joo Lane a lot. The pastry from there has a lot more of the buttery fragrance and the filling is very much tastier. I thought these were rather too heavy on the msg…even though as a whole, I would say they were not too bad – pretty close but no, I did not think they were all quite there.

But thank you all the same, Rose – it certainly was so sweet and thoughtful of you to go through all that trouble getting those and carting them all the way back to Sibu to let me try. I certainly appreciate that very much.

I really must thank my friends from Terengganu also for taking their time off to drop by our little Sibu town for a brief visit and they brought me one big bag of goodies…

From the Bates

…all the way from the East Coast.

Together, we were involved in the marking of the SPM English Language papers for a number of years before I retired and it seems that they too are no longer doing the tedious chore year in, year out. They arrived here on Monday, 15th…

The Bates, upon arrival

…and I met them personally upon arrival and I took them here for a special SibuΒ kompia welcome, pork belly…

Noodle House kompia. pork belly

…as well as minced meat filling …

Noodle House kompia, minced meat filling

…and of course, they loved them so so much that they decided there and then that they would like to tapao some to bring home on the day when they would be leaving.

Unfortunately, the lady making the mille crepe cakes had just given birth and would not be able to make any for a month while in confinement so I was not able to order that for them but thankfully, the chocolate lava cake…

Noodle House chocolate lava cake 1

…was available and boy oh boy!!! That…

Noodle House, chocolate lava cake 2

…literally swept them off their feet. They thought it was so so so good and praised it to the skies.

After that light afternoon tea, I took them to their hotel to check in and later in the evening, I came and picked them up to go for dinner…but that will be in the next post!

Author: suituapui

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

39 thoughts on “What I got…”

  1. That’s very kind of Rose πŸ˜‰

    Yes, she’s a wonderful person, very nice and easy to get along with. Perhaps you’ll get to meet her someday…but maybe not in Sibu. She’ll be moving back to Kuching soon. 😦

  2. Everything looks so wonderful here, what a great post!!! Love all your photos! Oh, and I got your comment on my Friday’s post, thanks so much. It did not disappear, you posted your comment in response to my Friday post on my Thursday post. πŸ™‚

    Oh, I did? Did not notice…but I guess I wouldn’t notice either at that point in time as the message would not have appeared – awaiting approval.

    1. It’s O.K., dear friend, I just wanted to let you know so that you wouldn’t think it had disappeared. πŸ™‚ I also love the tin in your photos here.

      Great minds think alike. πŸ˜‰

  3. Ahh… that chocolate lava looks nicely done! I still couldn’t find a good one here in Pg 😦

    The only one I had outside of Sibu was in Auckland, New Zealand and no, the chocolate inside did not flow out, not at all. Fail!

  4. you’ve got a plenty delicious selection of food my friend,
    i guess you should remember to burn some of it with exercise then…

    Exercise? Hmmmm….!!!! πŸ˜€ No worries – I will eat slowly….bit by bit, not all at one go. Just like the sio pao, I tried one – the rest I still have them in the freezer. Will take out when I feel a craving, heat it up in the oven and eat. That should last for quite a while. πŸ˜‰

  5. ooo at first glance, i thought the yam puff might be a curry puff, heheh πŸ˜€

    It did look like it on the outside, eh? Not the kind with the fine fibrous skin that we can find most place else. But at least, I’ve tried – many have told me about this place but I have not had the chance to get any to sample…and I think one or two did share my same opinion – the other place is nicer.

  6. Boy I love siew pau and that yam puff.. Here we call it ‘woo kok’, mostly only available in dim sum eateries.. I usually prefer the pork siew pau but some prefers the chicken one.. I think pork is nice becoz I like it ‘fat’.. Those fatty minced pork, if you know what I mean.. Haha am laughing when you say you don’t have to dig those butter cookies with a spoon.. But I’m surprised only two pieces not in a piece.. Others perfect, wow!

    The yam puffs sure did not look like those at the dim sum places…or maybe, there are – just that I have never seen any like these. I’m glad they did not end up all in bits and pieces.

  7. You are most welcome. Like you I also felt the sio pau and yam puff lack of buttery taste. Haha. I still prefer the crispier crust of sio pau from Hong Kong Puff Co that I gave you for first time last Nov.

    Ooh. Danish butter cookies. My favourite as kid. I love the tin too and actually kept one at home. πŸ˜‰

    I think they sell them at a stall in the area opposite Four Points – seemed familiar, like I’ve tried before. My favourite is still Kai Joo’s even though their quality has dropped quite a bit since those good ol’ days. Yes, I love these pretty tins – will keep in my collection.

  8. Kuching is so near. A flight away. You sounds like I am migrating to a far away place, Arthur. Haha.

    Do give me a buzz when you or others (Mun, Hayley etc) come over. I will make time to bring you guys around.

    So near yet so far! 😦

  9. My in laws are lucky to have you as their host. And I’m luckier to get a whole bag of kompia and 1/2 a bottle of ang jiu! πŸ˜›

    Come on over when your kid is bigger – I’d be glad to take you all around too. Same goes to anybody who cares to drop by our little town. People always say what is there in Sibu – they went back with one suitcase full – there’s more but can’t go in anymore, not to mention all they did and ate while they were here. Ummmm…just a bag of kompia and half a bottle of ang chiew? I’m sure you got the deep-fried kompia I featured in this post – your MIL went and bought for you. Hope they were still good by the time they arrived – a very long day, it was. Go, go…dig their suitcase – lots more goodies. Hehehehehehe!!!!!

    1. Yep yep! Sapu finish all the deep fried kompia. Wanna blog about them soon. Will feature the most honorable uncle Arthur Wee! And yes! Wanna go to Sibu when my boy can walk. Soon! πŸ˜‰

      Will be right here waiting… In the meantime, enjoy my posts on your in-laws’ visit – will stretch till end of next week, I think. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. Blessed, Blessed, Arthur. So much goodies. All looks nice and I like the kompia with minced meat…Nom!!!..Nom!!!… The Danish cookies tin adds to your collection. Have a great weekend.

    You too, enjoy your weekend. Indeed, truly blessed. Hah!!! You can ask my friends – they will tell you both are nice…and which one is nicer. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  11. I was going to ask whether that is how Sarawak does yam puff and make a mental note to avoid it. Thank goodness you clarified it is not. The yam crust thickness and the filling is totally different.
    That chocolate lava cake, it would sweep anyone off their feet! Yums!!

    Come on over! I’ll take you to enjoy that too! πŸ˜‰

  12. I know that sio pao! My sis love it very very much and would bring back a whole box of them when she come back to Sibu..I don’t really think that they are nice though.. To me I would rather opt for the chicken pie that you praise a lot at aroma bakery—it is much better for the filling itself ☺

    Aroma’s very nice, different though…and I think these are cheaper – one to one. I wonder if your sis got these or the Kai Joo Lane ones – for me, these aren’t worth the trouble…but at least, nicer than the sio pao and curry puffs they sell at Aroma Bakery, homemade – left there for sale…not their own product.

    1. Oh my sis bought it at rubber Road.. It’s this.. The same..I can remember the filling very well ☺

      Try the Kai Joo Lane ones – very much nicer. Quality had dropped since the 70’s but still good.

  13. such nice friends you have.. :D..

    hey, that lava chocolate cake! I am so in love with these type of dessert, especially those that have warm chocolate flowing out of it the moment you cut through.. Mmmmm.

    Yes, indeed. You too? Wink! Wink! πŸ˜€ I must find out where in KL or Penang they have this chocolate lava cake. Have you blogged about it?

  14. You got all the GOODIES there, no doubt about that! hahahaa… Those come with love from your friends… *If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!* I am sure you are happily clapping your hands now…. very nice… I like the Yam Puff… anything yammy, I love!

    You want? Come, come…you can have it all and more. Hehehehehehe!!!!

  15. I bet your friends surely have a blast time enjoying the delicious food in Sibu especially they have you as the generous host.

    I certainly hope they had. I sure had a blast myself – love it when friends care enough to drop by.

  16. They brought you serunding? I love east coast serunding, very flavorful.

    Very nice. Almost habis liao…just can’t stop pinching a bit again…and again! πŸ˜€

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