Nice and easy…

This was the week before Christmas…when my girl cooked her Tropical Snow fish dish and it was so nice that we finished all of it in one sitting so for dinner, we had to go some place to eat.

We have not been here…

Nice House, Sibu

…for quite some time now and I did not even notice that they’ve got a new sign up!

I ordered their honey prawn balls…

Nice House, honey prawn balls 1

…that my girl loved a lot…

Nice House, honey prawn balls 2

…and yes, they were as good as ever.

She also remembered enjoying their butter kai lan (Chinese broccoli/kale)…

Nice House, butter kai lan

…so we had that as well and we also tried their kiam sor (salty & crispy) fish fillet…

Nice House, kiam sor fish fillet 1

They probably used the imported frozen dory so the fish was kind of bland but the saving grace was that they sliced it very thinly and deep fried it…

Nice House, kiam sor fish fillet 2

…so it was nice and crispy and with all the added ingredients used in the cooking, it was pretty good.

What I never liked about this place was that it was always packed and with their very low ceiling, the noise could be extremely unbearable and that would spoil my enjoyment of the food. We went quite early that day – before 6 p.m. and there were already a few tables occupied! Gee! Their business must be really good! Thankfully, the crowd was not all that boisterous that day so it was all right.

They had a young boy, on the plump side, waiting at the tables that day and I liked him! He was conversant in Mandarin, Hokkien….and English too and he was witty and interesting and had the gift of the gab. He took our orders for the food and quickly passed the slip to the kitchen and came back to see what we wanted to drink – that way, it would not take so long for the dishes to be served –  he sure deserved a bonus point for that.

I went to settle our bill at the counter…

Christmas at Nice House

– the total for the food was only RM30.00 for the three of us. The lady boss asked if I was staying in Sibu and I said yes and she asked me if I was giving any private tuition. Good grief! Obviously she knows me and the fact that I was an English teacher. Sibu is such a small place!

For one thing, if anyone is dropping by here in the evening for dinner, it would be best to call first and make a reservation and even better if you can order all that you want to eat as well or you may have to wait for quite a while. For the uninitiated, it is in the block of shops at the beginning of Brooke Drive in the first block of shops, as you turn round the corner coming from the Sibu General Post Office, on the left. The address is 1E, Ground Floor, Brooke Drive and their telephone number is 084-33 6050.

Do avoid parking under the trees though…

Birds!!!

…or you may end up driving home with your car spotted all over. LOL!!!

Incidentally, this arrived just in time on Christmas Eve. Thank you so very much, my dear friend, Quay Po, for going through all that trouble to send me this very lovely card, Hallmark no less…

Hallmark card from Quay Po

That’s so very sweet and thoughtful of you. Hope you had a great Christmas and the same goes to everyone too. Keep the peace, spread the love and share the joy!