Have what I had…

Sometimes I would share a photograph on Facebook for a glimpse of what I had and as some sort of a preview of what I would be blogging about in the not-too-distant future. My girl, in her school on weekdays, would get to see it and sometimes, when she comes home for the weekend, she would want to have what I had (RM9.00)…

Sing Long Cafe yong tau foo

…so that was why we went back to the coffee shop…

Sing Long Cafe

…in my previous post again last weekend, just so she could have her yong tau foo. She loves yong tau fooΒ and whenever we went over to KL or Penang, we would have that and unlike me, she does not mind the soup or the dry version. I prefer the former. This is the only place where we can find this here and thankfully, it is very nice. We opted for the RM9.00 set as it had everything inside, around 15 pieces altogether, so obviously, it would be cheaper than picking the items one by one even though the ones here actually cost a little less than in the peninsula.

I went back to the chicken rice stall and ordered the roast meat plus one stewed egg (RM5.00, inclusive of rice and soup)…

Sing Long roast meat rice plus egg

…and yes, I told the guy not to pour the thick and sweet black sauce all over everything…

Sing Long siew yoke plus stewed egg

…but I think I would want the sauce over the egg…

Sing Long stewed egg

…to enhance the taste, just not the meat. By the way, that is pickled cucumber that you see by the side and yes, it is very nice and a cut above the fresh cucumber slices that you will get elsewhere here.

For the complimentary soup, it was not corn this time around but salted vegetable…

Sing Long complimentary salted veg soup

…instead and yes, it was very nice as well unlike the ones one would get elsewhere that I would just leave untouched. Believe you me, I finished this down to the very last drop!

My missus ordered the hot plate noodles (RM5.00)…

Sing Long hot plate noodles 1

…from the chu-char (cook & fry) place at the back and it sure was sizzling and bubbling away…

Sing Long hot plate noodles 2

…when it was served. I did not get to try it but my missus said it was very nice. My girl loved it and promptly declared that this would be a good stop for a bite to eat as they did seem to have some pretty nice stuff here.

When my girl was home for the weekend, she made these Sibu Foochow style sio bee (meat dumplings)…

Homemade sio bee 1

…and they turned out really good…

Homemade sio bee 2

– as good as what I had hereΒ and here or here, perhaps even a little nicer…plus of course, there is that special ingredient that one would not get anywhere else – love!

On my part, I didn’t cook anything special but I did fry some leftover rice again…

Belacan fried rice with prawns and petai

…this time with belacan and some fresh prawns as well and I finished off all that petai (stink beans) that had been sitting in the fridge for a while now.

Well, the weekend’s here again – I don’t know what we will be up to but whatever it is, with one’s loved ones around, it sure is going to be good. Happy weekend, everybody!!!

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Author: suituapui

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

18 thoughts on “Have what I had…”

  1. Happy weekend to you and your family! Petai fried rice – super tasty! The sio bee looks better than those bought from outside. Melissa is good at cooking. The roast pork looks much tastier without sauce over it.

    I wanted the sauce with the egg though – next time, I would ask for it in a saucer. That day, I just told the guy in my very limited Mandarin that I did not want it – dunno where he is from, cannot understand Hokkien.

  2. Like Melissa, whenever I post anything new on fb, my girl will request for it too when she comes back… Lol…
    Your girl is really a good cook, must have inherited from her mother? Or the papa? πŸ˜…

    Aren’t they all the same? πŸ˜‰ Like the mum, the papa so kasar, will not be able to make anything so delicate and nice, no dainty fingers.

  3. i think the roast pork does look better without black sauce poured all over, but why don’t you want it poured again? Is it for health purpose?

    sambal petai fried rice! It does look very appetising. The mrs doesn’t like petais, but I absolutely like them, when it’s cooked with sambal, prawns and fried rice.

    No, I did mention in my previous post that I do not eat anything with sauces as I want to savour and enjoy the original taste – will only resort to those when something does not taste good – the self-added ones, I mean. That is why I crinch when I see somebody drowning everything with chili or tomato sauce. It is not the same if it is part and parcel of the dish – like sweet and sour meat or fish…or spaghetti bolognese.

    Thankfully, all of us in the family love petai…so no complaint about the smell.

  4. You are tempting your poor girl who trapped in jungle with food! Tsk tsk.

    I love her sio bee. I think it is the Foochow thinggy on putting carrot on top of sio bee because over here, we not used to put carrot on top. But I just had one that looked more or less like your girl’s few days ago and it claimed it is original Kuching sio bee.

    No lah. At least she has things to look forward to, something she can enjoy when she comes home for the weekend. Over there, the days can be so dreary and the week can seem so long.

    The carrot on top is mostly for the colour, I think. Will not make much difference to the taste. If I am not wrong, I think I heard them say that long ago, they used chopped salted egg yolk. Probably it was cheap then and carrot was not easy to come by at the time.

    Kuching original? That would be something like the ones at Open Air, I guess. I like those…but not my missus – she does not like them…and we are no fans of those famous Fook Hai ones either.

  5. The fish ball seems to shrink in size but I like the chili sauce. The fried fritters (cucur sayur) at the Malay stall is nice.

    They are still very big and at least, they are own-made, not the frozen supermarket ones. I love the chili dip too, very nice, love the smell! I did go over to see what the Malay stall had. Didn’t see any cucur sayur, just banana and tapioca chips. Will check it out again next time.

  6. The roast meat plate does look quite good! πŸ™‚

    Yes, definitely better than that other place that I blogged about two days ago and a whole lot cheaper too!

  7. Talking about went over to KL, so when you want to come ya? KL you can meet me, Penang can meet Nick, hehe!

    You young people, come over lah! Old man, not that mobile. Go KL also, most of the time I would just stay in the hotel room, relaxing and enjoying the comfort. πŸ˜€

  8. Your daughter made lovely sio bees. And I see you’re having roast pork again, also my favourite.

    I would agree, her dainty fingers. I can imagine what mine would look like. Hehehehehe!!! Yup, roast pork – I thought my girl would want a bit of that but she was quite happy with her bowl of yong tau foo. Another round of the roast pork coming up soon – I tried cooking my own. Stick around for that, eh? πŸ˜‰

  9. Your yong tau foo is almost like a noodle dish on its own coz I see some “toong fun” in it. Your girl is very good at folding the sio bee…what’s that orange stuff on top?

    Yes, a complete meal by itself – that was my girl’s lunch. She loves tang hoon. When going for yong tau foo in Penang, the soup version, she would ask for tang hoon – but I think there, that is considered as one item and you would have to pay for it but they have a choice of tang hoon, noodles, bihun, kway teow – here, it is just tang hoon, take it or leave it and it comes in all the sets. Not that she minded one bit – in fact, she finished it all and left a few fish balls for me, too full, she said. When my missus and I went, we left most of it behind as we each had our chicken rice and we only finished the soup and everything else that came in that bowl.

    The orange stuff on top? Rose and I did discuss that – see her comment above. It’s finely chopped carrot – they do it sometimes but I think it is just for the colour, does not affect the taste or not that I noticed.

  10. Melissa did those? Looks so pro and good. I would love to try your fried rice this way too. All my favourite ingredients are in it. Yums!

    Yes, very nice but she only made a few, not that many. If one makes for sale and has to make hundreds, I guess one would not be so bothered with the appearance. Ahhhh!!! You like petai too, eh?

  11. you saved the best for last! i like a lot of the food you posted here, from the YTF to the siu yok, but the one that got me was the final photo of the petai fried rice! πŸ™‚

    Another one who likes petai. From Malacca, I’m not surprised. πŸ˜€

  12. I love hot plate noodles, especially with lots of gravy!!

    This one here is pretty good. Here, venison/deer meat is usually served on a hot plate, beef too at some places.

  13. Melissa’s sio bee look so good! And so does your petai fried rice. Gee, I must cook some too. It’s only 5:45pm and I’m suddenly feeling hungry 😦

    You need to adjust your clock…and that includes your body clock too! πŸ˜€

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