Comin’ back for more…

My friends from Singapore came back again for more, after the great time they had here…especially with all the feasting on what this little town has to offer.

They arrived here on Saturday but I had a wedding dinner that night and the next day, I had to send my girl and her friend back to her school so I was not able to take them to the longhouse in Kanowit to spend one night there for an authentic longhouse experience. That was why they had to rent a car and drove there on their own.

I met them upon arrival at the airport to see that everything was all right before they went on their way and goodness me! Despite my telling them not to trouble themselves to bring me anything, all my words fell on deaf ears…obviously.

They had to take a bus across the causeway from Singapore to JB and I was told that there was a free Air Asia shuttle from the bus stand to the airport at Senai where they would take their direct flight to Sibu. There is one every two days and it takes less than two hours to get here. Considering that they would have to go through all that, I advised them to travel light so as not to inconvenience themselves but one of them, Jesse, even went through the trouble of cooking her own nasi lemak

Jessie's nasi lemak

…for me. She said she had read all my complaints about the nasi lemak we have here – well, in my honest opinion, hers was very good. I loved the sambal especially and the rice was fragrant and lemak, just that I would like it to be even more lemak. LOL!!! But with all the added ingredients, needless to say, we all enjoyed hers very very much.

Vivien gave me these lovely Korean tea…

Tea from Vivien

…much to the delight of my girl who went with me to the airport. She and her mum and her colleagues are all into anything Korean these days, it seems…including kim chi.

Alfred saw my post on tau sar peah…and brought me these from Singapore…

Singapore tau sar peah

…to try – one of them, according to him, is the “legendary” one from Balistier Road…though I’m not to sure which.  The 603 was pretty good, something like what everyone would be more familiar with, while I thought the other one was salty and had a unique taste of its own, with some special ingredients other than the usual in it. My girl and the mum loved it while on my part, I would say it probably would need a little getting used to. At the time of writing, I am hoping that I will be able to find some time to rush to the stall and get some of ours for them to take back to Singapore to try.

Oh me oh my!!! Just look at all the German-made chocolates he gave me…

German chocolates

and that’s not all!!!

There was also this very big plastic container filled with these packets of goodies…and some more that was different underneath….

Goodies from Alfred

Hang around if you are curious to know what was in each of them! I will certainly blog about that…soon!