Chandelier…

When you see chandeliers…

Chandelier

…all over the restaurant and the captain all nicely-dressed up…

Smart

…and folding cloth napkins, no less, for the main tables for that night’s function and braised peanuts served as starters…

Peanuts

…you would expect the bill at the end of the meal to be quite high, you reckon?

Well, we dropped by one like that the other day for lunch and had their signature dish – their fish head curry…

FHC 1

…with a special request for extra vegetables thrown in…

FHC 2

…so that we could have a one-dish meal with rice and there would not be any need to order any other dishes to go with it.

That, by itself, was RM55 and absolutely worth it considering that they do it so very well here, better than any that I have had at other places. The peanuts were RM2.50 and rice was RM1.50 a plate. We all had iced water which was only RM1.00 a glass – I do know of a few places that charge much more than that!

Needless to say, we all enjoyed our lunch here…

Sheraton, Sibu

…and if there is anyone who does not know where it is, just drive along Brooke Drive from the town, past Telekoms and you will soon get to it on your left – the big, relatively-new Lin Clan Building is across the road, on your right.

Now, moving away from our lunch, these came via one courier agency here…

Via courier

…on Saturday afternoon from my very dear friend all the way in KL. Thank you, Mandy, for the lovely Chinese New Year card…

CNY card

…all red and gold for good luck and prosperity, and also for the very nice Mount Kinabalu t-shirt…

T-shirt & key card

…and thank you so much also for all the hotel key-cards to add to my collection. It’s so very sweet of you to remember to save them for me everytime you go travelling. You’re truly a gem, sweetheart – hope you will have a wonderful Chinese New Year celebration too and an awesome Year of the Goat! Cheers!

On a more solemn and very sad note, I would like to close today’s post with this special dedication in loving memory of my very very dear friend who left us very suddenly on this day last year

Missing you heaps, Jimmy. You will always be forever in our hearts.