Share this day…

No, they do not have their birthdays on the same date. My niece, my brother-in-law’s daughter, that is, the one working in Singapore, celebrated hers yesterday…

Birthday cake 1

…and my girl’s is coming up real soon later this week…

Birthday cake 2

…but for convenience sake, we celebrated the two together last Saturday night.

Yes, there were two cakes that night! My missus went and ordered one, thinking that they could cut it together but my in-laws got one too so in the end, they got to cut their own. LOL!!!

We went back to this restaurant again as we like the food there plus it is not in the town proper – it would not be a great idea to venture there as Sibu was the centre for the celebration of the head of state’s official birthday and there had been massive jams even in the days preceding the main event.

I had one ngor bee th’ng

Ngor bee th'ng 1

…all to myself like I said I would the last time we were thereΒ and for the uninitiated, it is some kind of Chinese cooling drink/dessert…

Ngor bee th'ng 2

– nice and cold and very refreshing.

I don’t know if it is just a figment of my imagination…or whether it was because on some days, I might be hungrier or had a better appetite than on other days but I seemed to notice that at this place, though what they dished out was generally very good, I thought that at times, some were better or otherwise. That night, for instance, I loved the Foochow tofu soup…

Foochow tofu soup
*Niece’s photo on Facebook*

…with canned oysters a lot more than the last time I had it and I was quite positive that I could taste some crab meat in the lovely soup.

It was the same too with the fried cangkuk manis with egg…

Fried cangkuk manis with egg

…that my mother-in-law wanted and we could recall that we liked their salted egg chicken very much when we had it sometime ago but what we had that night…

Salted egg chicken

…was very much nicer with the very strong taste of the salted egg yolk coating the chunks of chicken.

Everybody loved the pork with cincaluk (fermented shrimps) dip…

Pork with cincaluk dip

…but I feel that when I first had it a long time ago, the meat was not as hard and dry but despite that, it was still very good.

Some of us were of the opinion that the fried mee suaΒ (longevity string/thread noodles)…

Fried mee sua

…was nicer than many other places in town and my brother-in-law’s favourite, the tri-egg omelette…

Tri-egg omelette

– the salted egg, century egg and regular egg combo, also seemed to look nicer this time around but I thought their prawns with young coconut…

Prawns with young coconut

…were nicer the first time we had it or perhaps it was because we had never tasted it before and we were simply overwhelmed by it then whereas this was the second time around so we knew what to expect already, more or less.

All in all, it was a great dinner and the best part was the fact that with so many dishes for seven people, the bill only came up to RM135.00 inclusive of drinks and one bowl of rice. We all thought that was really cheap…and since it was our girl’s birthday and my niece had treated us all the time, we picked up the tab this round.

Happy birthday once again, girls. Here’s wishing the two of you all the very best in the year ahead and God bless always. Cheers!!!

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Author: suituapui

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

23 thoughts on “Share this day…”

  1. It seems September is a birthday month. There were so many birthdays taking place in September especially in my in law’s family, as well as my family. Except my girl, all of us are born in September…hahah…

    I know a lot in May too.

    1. Join bday ah..so much fun. Jz like during CNY we celebrated 4-5 or was it 6 people bday at one short.

      The ice drink there looks like “ling chi kang” over here. Very soothing to the throat

      Something like that with some extras things added, very nice. I enjoyed it very much but the bowl was very big, couldn’t finish all…especially after eating all the food. Best to share.

  2. Happy Birthday to Melissa and your niece. All the food here look so delicious. Just as delicious as the food in yesterday’s post. Two cakes – shows how much their families love them.

    Thank you. Yes, so very cheap but they don’t do home catering and deliveries.

  3. Happy birthday to Melissa and your dear niece! What a lovely birthday cake! πŸ™‚

    Thanks. Yes, our favourite in town – will always order from the guy, every opportunity we get.

  4. I’d like to try the cangkuk manis. The presentation of dishes inside fruit casing is always a winner for me. Shame this dish didn’t fare so well however on your second visit.

    It tasted good but I think this time around, the gravy was not as thick, slightly more diluted…plus it was not such a novelty anymore, had that before. I hear you can buy cangkuk manis over in the peninsula at the supermarts and they do serve this somewhere, just that I don’t know where.

  5. Happy birthday to both girls. A nice family dinner. I like when everyone gets together.

    Nice food. Everything is great.

    Thank you. Yes, like the words of the kiddie song go, “The more we get together, the happier we will be!”

    I guess you have not tried this place when you were in Sibu. Must KIV, worth dropping by to give it a try when you’re passing by this way.

  6. Happy birthday to Mel and your niece.. Delicious family dinner, I remember the butter cake and noodles with golden eggs, haha.. Wah, 2 cakes, lots to tapao home after that πŸ™‚

    Thank you. Thankfully, no more birthdays over the next few months…till mine in December so we will not be ordering any more of the cake in the meantime. πŸ˜€

  7. Brilliant idea, celebrating 2 birthdays in 1. I would do that too if their birthdays are not far apart. Food look great but still the best part is the bill. Wishing both girls, “Happy Birthday”….Cheersssss!!!

    Thanks. Yes, all one go, easier. We are surprised when we got the bill, did not expect it to be so cheap…and of course, the best part was the food dished out was nice as well.

  8. happy birthday as well to both melissa and your niece … i really like the look of these dishes, they look like they’d be a very satisfying and enjoyable meal πŸ˜€

    Thank you. Very delightful dinner, and price-wise as well. πŸ˜‰

  9. Happy birthday to your daughter and your niece. I think in quite a few families, birthdays tend to come in groups and then you have a long period with no celebrations.

    Thank you. Yes, in mine, a lot in May and September…and then, no more till my own, in December. πŸ˜€

  10. The food is good and cheap…you’re so lucky. Over here, that’s the price for a good meal for two….not seven! πŸ˜€ Hmmm, I’ve never had the tri-egg omelette fried…only steamed.

    I’ve seen the steamed one like everywhere, blogs, cooking/recipe websites…but I have never tried that. Don’t think they sell it anywhere here so I guess one of these days, I would just have to cook my own…when I am not too lazy to go out and buy those eggs. LOL!!! The lady who took our orders that night did ask how we would like it – maybe they do steam ’em. Will ask her the next time we drop by.

  11. With so many delicious dishes, I can’t help but notice only one bowl of rice was ordered? How to wipe up all the nice gravy? πŸ™‚ Happy birthday to your dear daughter Melissa! Many happy returns!

    Too many dishes, and there was the mee sua as well so nobody wanted more rice. So very full! We did manage to lick the gravy clean though, regardless. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Thanks for the greetings!

  12. Oh, Melissa is a September baby! Somebody’s birthday is coming up too this month hint, hint, wink, wink LOL! Well, another birthday celebration and another round of good food. I am sure you will be taking the apple of your eye for another celebration on a small scale.

    Yes, second round when she comes back on Friday. Whose birthday coming up? Who? Who? *blur blur* πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  13. Happy Birthday to them πŸ™‚
    Look at all those dishes, specially the prawns and coconut, I so love it

    Thanks. And the prawns here are so sweet and succulent, so very nice…unlike the ones I had in NZ, dunno why they are all so bland – did not like the prawns at all but fish was ok, had some very nice ones there.

  14. Interesting! I don’t think I’ve been here recently (or at all).

    The fried longevity noodles are good? I won’t mind popping over just to try it out, had some at New Capitol back when my mom was still alive (which also has a reputation for good fried mee sua) but it wasn’t very good, oily, maybe it was the chef. The prawns in young coconut looks intriguing too, good presentation in the coconut itself.

    KIV this place, worth dropping by to give it a try. Great stuff, and the best part – very cheap!

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