Good night and good morning…

That night, after our dinner, I took the guys from Kuching here as I know they have some nice desserts on their menu and since we were there, I thought they might want to try some of the stuff here first.

After browsing through the menu, we decided upon the Angelica duck steak and also these tod mun pia (Thai seafood cakes)…

N@ Casual Dining tod mun pia 1

…that I had not too long ago and thought they were rather nice and also the crispy pork belly with sweet potato wedges…

N2 Casual Dining crispy pork belly 1

…that I also had on my previous visit and liked very much.

The waitress came back soon after and informed us that the duck was not available. The last time I came, they were out of rice so I could not have the Spanish paella that I had gone there purposely hoping that I would be able to give it a try and this time, they were out of duck. I wonder what they would run out off should I ever go back there again!

The otherwise-would-have-been-good seafood cakes…

N2 Casual Dining tod mun pia 2

…were disastrous this time around – it was so very salty that one would think the lid of the salt shaker dropped off accidentally and all the contents fell into the batter.

The pork belly…

N2 Casual Dining crispy pork belly 2

…fared a little better. At least, this time the skin was crispy but only very slightly but the meat was not as succulent and tender as that previous time I had it nor was it as tasty.

We were the only table there that night but I would not know whether it was because it was past 8 o’ clock and all the diners had finished eating and left. The guys did not say anything but it was pretty obvious that they were not at all impressed…and we did not feel like having any dessert after that.

I took them here next – Gerald knew the boss, Dennis, and Sanjeev was working under him once at his restaurant in Kuching…

At Upstairs Coffee

Of course we only dropped by to say hello and did not eat nor drink anymore here…and after sometime there, chatting and looking around at the decor and everything, we called it a day.

The next morning, they wanted dianpianngu for breakfast so I took them here for that (RM4.00)…

Grace Cafe dianpianngu

…but one of the guys said that he thought he liked the one at the original place better but that was so long ago. The last time I was there, I did not think it was worth the trouble of dropping by just for that but then again, personally, I am not a fan of that celebrated and very popular Foochow delight.

I decided to try their Foochow style fried noodles, wet – with sauce/gravy, that is (RM4.00)…

Grace Cafe Foochow fried noodles

…and was delighted to find that they did it really very well here. The guys tried a bit and liked it a lot and they ended up ordering another plate of that to share! It did not dawn upon me at the time but it seemed that here, they would use the same ingredients in their dianpianngu for their fried stuff – the fish balls, the liver and the black fungus but of course, that wouldn’t be a problem at all as it was very nice plus at most places, you would hardly be able to find any ingredient in the noodles, not even the green veg.

After having had our fill, I took them to the shop opposite to check out the kompia stall there but the guy was done for the day and was not making anymore. They bought a ringgit (3 pieces) to try…and then I took them to the younger brother’s shop at Rejang Park, the one that I would go to everytime I felt like having any kompia or chu nu miang and Gerald was able to record the whole process and he did share the video clip on Facebook. They did buy a ringgit as well to try and they said that the ones here were nicer…or maybe they were fresher, piping hot from the traditional oven, I wouldn’t know.

Of course, I could not let them leave town without eating our Sibu kampua so I took them here for my favourite in town…

RTM Cafe kampua

…and yes, they loved it!

We just spent the rest of the morning sitting there, chatting and that is one thing about this place – you can sit as long as you like and nobody would mind but it would be best to sit inside the shop, away from the stray dogs loitering in the vicinity. We stayed there till it was time for lunch…but that would be in the next post. Make sure you drop by tomorrow for the concluding episode! Hehehehe!!!