This was the first time I met her and her hubby…and we met again the second time here…and they were back in town again, Mary and her hubby, Steven, all the way from Aberdeen, Scotland and we managed to meet for lunch here which is located round the corner from our houses, not far away.
I had tried just about everything there so this time around, I asked for the chicken rice…
The rice was so so and the chicken was like…chicken but the chili dip was so so so good, very spicy and very nice!
I spotted some stewed chicken claws with some lovely-looking eggs alongside those scrawly, skinny looking things and of course, I just had to order one…
– the egg, I mean, not the claws, thank you very much…and yes, the egg was really good…
…I must say. Yum yummm!!!
My missus had the beef noodles and my girl had the Sarawak laksa…
…while Steven asked for the fried kway teow…
…and Mary had the nasi lemak special with masak hitam beef…
…but the sambal proved too hot for her to handle. I guess she’s not really into anything that spicy, unlike us, especially when they have been living abroad for so long. Other than that, I guess everything went down pretty well with everybody and of course, the best would be the getting together part and catching up with one another’s lives since the last time we met.
We did manage to have a snapshot taken…
…for remembrance and thank you so much, Steven and Mary, for picking up the tab for our lunch and for these goodies you brought all the way from the Land of Lochs and Legends…
We’ll meet again sometime.
24 thoughts on “It’s good to see you again…”
The rice doesn’t look very appetizing, I am not surprised you found it ‘so-so’.
It was nice, just that it wasn’t anything exceptional – can get the same most everywhere else.
The chilli dipping must be good in chicken rice, to offset the so-so rice and chicken. The other dishes look better than the chicken rice.
Yes, all his chili dips – for the rice and the one of his beef noodles, his sambal for the nasi lemak and the belacan dip for the laksa – all so very nice…and spicy! I would say, they’re the best in town. With all those, everything would taste great!
I always do well with my Malaysian friends ordering chicken rice – they want the fat, bones and dark meat, I want the lean breast meat. It’s just like sharing a box of chocolates – hubby wants the creamy ones, I want the nutty ones. 🙂
I’m like your hubby, not a fan of nuts in my chocolates. 😀 I like breast in roast chicken but not in the plain white steamed ones or when cooked in soup. Duck, I’d go for breast too – nicer!
Oooo, chicken rice.. Most important the nasi minyak and the cili dip.. If the cili is nice, then the whole thing is nice.. Oh yes, I would have ordered the braised egg too.. With tofu too perhaps.. You slim down a bit already ahh?
Yes, the extra-spicy chili dip was so nice, sure made up for everything – I did enjoy my order that day! Me? Slimming down? Old age perhaps…shrinking! 😀
The power of blogging, get connected far & near. All looks so yummy. Owh, stewed egg without chicken claws, you don’t know what you are missing. Nom…Nom…
Eyewwww!!!! No, thank you! You can have all of those! 😀
How long will Mary be back in Malaysia?
Just a couple of weeks, to visit family here.
Just wonder you egg the egg yolk or just the outside?
Maybe you should read this…
and many others touching on the issue.
We also had some old friends visit from Scotland where they had lived for many years. It was very amusing to listen to their little Chinese daughters speak with broad Scottish accents.
Oh? I have not got to meet their children but Mary & Steven spoke English like everybody else around here.
That’s one great looking laksa.
Yes, this one’s good – one of the better ones in town.
ohhh….love the stewed eggs and char kway teow!
All good, just the chicken rice wasn’t exceptional.
Oh yes! Jaffa cakes! I had them quite a lot when in Liverpool!
Didn’t have those when I was there but I did shop at Asda very frequently.
I’m guessing the “chicken rice” is just chicken and rice, right? I make that. My daughter loves it a lot. Occasionally I’ll add a little something to the rice, but not too much since most of the flavor goes into the chicken. I think I mentioned before that I typically prepare my rice in some type of herbal tea, sometimes I’ll use a vegetable stock. It depends… It adds a delicate flavor… not overpowering at all. Of course the old standby are ground spices and herbs.
No, there is a recipe for cooking chicken rice. I’ve tried but no, I was not very successful. Was not really great – the ones outside, some are very nice, others aren’t much different from plain white rice. This one here isn’t that bad…but no, it is not one of the best I’ve had.
Ok, I had a look. Is it prepared similar to this? This is how my mother used to prepare her chicken and rice; however, she did not add the sauce.
The sauce? That’s just the dip for use while eating the chicken.
Whoops… I forgot the link! I’m forgetting again! Sighs http://steamykitchen.com/5068-hainanese-chicken-rice.html
Yes, that’s the real thing! Sure looks like a lot of work. Maybe that was why mine did not turn out very nice – I am hopeless at following recipes and tend to take shortcuts or just do things differently on the spur of the moment. Hmmmm…you sure are absent-minded these days, eh? 😀
I am up for the chicken! But no rice thank you… just the chicken and dip… maybe with some fresh greens too 😀
Oh? No carbs? That’s energy producing food…but of course, not too much – will transform to sugar and that’s bad, the hidden sugar.
All the way from my husband’s hometown! 😀
The Sarawak laksa looks so good!
Yes, the Land of Kilts and Bagpipes. I like the Sarawak laksa here especially the spicy belacan dip.
The char keow teow looks very yummy. Hope that you guys are safe and well with what has happened recently with the tremors
That’s in Sabah, our neighbouring state – we’re in Sarawak, Sibu town…in the middle of the state and from here to there is about as far as KL to Singapore or further. Thanks for your concern and well-wishes, anyway.
Terribly sorry for the mix up. Always thought you’re in Sabah for some reason 😅
No worries! I got a lot of smses wishing me well too – it’s the thought that counts, so nice of everybody to be so concerned.
Yes, I heard from Aaron they are back in Sibu… Hope they will have a wonderful time there… Really blessed to know them!
Tuesday today – they would have gone back already.