It’s good to see you again…

My cousin and her hubby from the UK were in Miri for Chinese New Year with her mum and the rest of the family there and then, they flew to Penang with her mum and her brother’s children – like Kuching, they have direct flight connections via Air Asia, but not Sibu and I wonder why! – to visit relatives on the late father’s side…and they flew back to Miri on Monday and the couple caught a plane to Sibu that same day.

The MasWings flight was delayed by almost an hour and it was almost 8.00 p.m. when they came out of arrivals, bags and all. It sure was good to see the two again and we stopped here for dinner before I sent them to their hotel.

Unfortunately, the hubby (and one of the aforementioned kids) came down with food poisoning at the dinner at some restaurant in Penang so he did not have much of an appetite. At first, I thought of taking him for some porridge but I was not too sure whether they would do something like that or not in England. Here, we would always have porridge and some light stuff to go with it, things that the weakened digestive system would be able to handle better. This was the reason why I did not order our favourite here – the very nice prawns with young coconut flesh served in a coconut. The rich and thick and slightly spicy gravy might be a bit too much for him to handle.

I asked for the fried pork with cincaluk dip (RM18.00)…

Tung Seng pork with cincaluk dip 1

…but I told him not to use the dip and just eat the pork…

Tung Seng pork with cincaluk dip 2

We also had the fried cangkuk manis or manicai with egg (RM10.00)…

Tung Seng manicai with egg

…and the midin, ching-chao (RM12.00)…

Tung Seng midin, ching chao

I enjoyed the steamed fish here on one of my previous visits so I thought that should be good for my cousin’s hubby so we had that as well (RM22.00)…

Tung Seng steamed fish, lajong

…and yes, it was very nice. Maybe it was a smaller piece but it was cheaper than what we had here and I did enjoy this one a little bit more. Unfortunately, the poor guy was not able to eat very much so the rest of us had to finish everything.

It was way past 9.30 when I dropped them off at the hotel. It seemed that they had moved the concierge booth/counter to somewhere further inside in the middle of the lobby, a bit too far in to see outside and we had to struggle to get all the suitcases and bags up those steps at the entrance and drop them onto one of the trolleys beside the door ALL BY OURSELVES before a bell hop came to lend a hand by which time, we could have handled everything on our own without anybody’s help. Tsk! Tsk! I certainly would expect much better service at a hotel of this class.