Give way…

One reason why this is not quite our favoured place to go to and eat is that looking for a parking space can be such a pain…and that was why that day, when we went there for lunch, I dropped the two ladies off first and parked quite a distance away but I did manage to snap some photographs of our Tua Pek Kong Temple…

Tua Pek Kong Temple, Sibu

…here and its Seven-storey Pagoda…

Seven-storey Pagoda

…as I was walking to the place.

I heard that they had had some new additions to the menu and to give way to those, they had removed some of the not-so-popular items so we wanted to check this place out to see what was new. When I went in, I saw that my girl and the mum had not ordered – it seemed that they needed a little more time to decide what to pick.

What??? They got rid of that pork belly with salted fish rice set that we liked so much and the very nice pineapple chicken rice set had been unceremoniously removed as well? The vinegar pork leg rice set was still listed and I did see the stewed pork belly rice set too along with a whole lot of fried rice and whatever sets that did not tickle our fancy.

My missus had their sizzling fried noodles (RM7.90)…

Jack Pork sizzling fried noodles

…that I vaguely recalled having had a long long time ago when this place was run by its previous owners. She did not say anything nor did she complain so I guess it was all right…but for one thing, when it was served, it was not sizzling at all, no steam, nothing.

Previously, when this was an all-day breakfast place, the mee suaΒ in chicken soup was very nice and since they have retained the same chef/cook and seeing that it is back in the menu, I decided to have that (RM8.90)…

Jack Pork mee sua 1

…and yes, it was very good, very much nicer than the one hereΒ and other pretty good ones elsewhere. The soup was thick and rich and bursting with flavours, very strong on the traditional Foochow red wine and I loved it to bits…but wait a minute! Where is the hardboiled egg? Whenever we have a bowl of mee sua

Jack Pork mee sua 2

…anywhere in town, nice or not nice, there MUST be a hardboiled egg. Hmmm…I must insist on getting one in my bowl of mee sua should I ever drop by for the same again.

My girl went for their Classic Burger (RM14.80)…

Jack Pork Classic Burger

…that I had had a couple of times before. It was still very nice, just that the price had gone up by RM1.00 and I could not understand for the dear life of me why they saw it fitting to place a bowl of keropok (prawn crackers) alongside the french fries. They could have just left that out and retained the old price.

All in all, it was a pleasant enough lunch but the drinks were the real killers – my girl’s hot honey yuzu tea was RM7.00 a cup and my missus had iced Ribena, RM4.50…and I had to fork out another RM1.00 for my glass of iced water bringing the overall total to RM44.10. Tsk! Tsk!

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Author: suituapui

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

16 thoughts on “Give way…”

  1. That is a very ancient looking pagoda. I would love to walk up to the highest level to have a view of the surrounding area – are visitors allow to go up the pagoda?

    Yes, that’s a tourist attraction. Many climb to the top for a bird’s eye view of the town and I think there is a bell at the top, saw something like that in afriend’s Facebook pic.

  2. Love your shots of the temple and its pagoda.

    I also find hard to park there but most of the time we went there, we managed to find one. Legally or illegally. Lol.

    One illegal one where I usually leave the car was taken – one Kancil right in the middle when actually, there would be space enough for two cars. 😦

  3. In Kuching, Muara Tebas temple is a beautiful place to visit & our Tua Pek Kong temple is nothing compare to the one in Sibu. This is just my opinion, no offfence. Lovely lunch & definitely sizzling fried noodles or mee sua for me.

    The Tua Pek Kong one is the one in Padungan, on a little hill at the traffic lights? That one is nice in its own way, small though it may be. I think I’ve seen photos of the one at Muara Tebas. We have a bigger one here, they say it is the biggest in South East Asia, on the way to my girl’s school but I’ve never stopped along the way to take photographs. Maybe I should do so one of these days.

  4. Apologies for not visiting for quite some time, love this look in your blog layout, red color is the color for CNY, still can make it in time to wish you Gong Xi Fa Cai

    Thanks, and the same to you too.

  5. Trouble parking and long queues are more than reason enough for me to avoid a place. πŸ™‚

    That is why I do not frequent this place all that often and also the other eating places in that same block of shops…and there is one here where one would have to wait for a table, no, thank you.

  6. I had so much meesua during my confinement, almost everyday, with wine+ginger pork soup.. But I will never get tired looking at that bowl of meesua soup la..

    Pork? Not chicken? Usually people here have chicken, kampung or free range. I thought Cantonese would have vinegar pork leg during confinement? I love that!

  7. Lol..over here too…drinks sometimes pricer than the food. One orange juice rm10..but food around rm12 or rm15…

    Wait till you go to those coffee places, the coffee costs a lot more than the cakes! And they are always packed…with young people! They are all so rich, it seems!!!

  8. 2 days back, i also went to one of the famous temples in KL, thean hou temple for CNY. oh my, the traffic .. It can’t beat the traffic at kek lok si penang though, that one is crazy.

    That classic burger your daughter had, shown in this post, doesn’t look classic at all. So ‘action’ packed with lots of meat.

    I think I spotted an egg in it too. Yet to get myself to try the “Heart Attack” – I hear they have bacon and pork crackling in that one but the name scares me off.

  9. Yes, parking can be a hassle especially on festive days.. now at my condition, I have special privilege, either I park at the disable parking or the driver lets me down first before he parks… the food looks great though, I like Melissa’s burger but definitely cannot finish all of it! πŸ™‚

    Yes, I think a lot of people went to pray at the temple and that was why it was so hard to find a parking space. 😦

    You wouldn’t be able to take advantage of the disabled parking privilege for long now. No worries, if you can’t finish, I can always finish it off for you. πŸ˜‰

  10. Drinks always add a substantial amount to the bill. We had nice burgers the other day at a simple little kiosk, that was founded in 1946 – a bit older than me. Very good burgers.

    Wow! 1946 is a very long time. Just a little older than me, I guess – you’re a little younger than me, I think. πŸ˜€

  11. I still find your homecooked mee sua is is the best…

    This one was much nicer – I think they simmered the chicken for a very very long time so all the flavours had gone into the soup. Too bad there wasn’t any egg.

  12. Tua Pek Kong is surely one of the iconic spots in Sibu. Yea, is quite hard to find parking there but the view from the temple and river is very beautiful. Always see lots of boats docking there.

    Yes, I love those floating grocery stores, a tourist attraction.

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