Just one night…

I know for a fact that Huai Bin enjoys the traditional Melanau delicacy, the umai (RM15.00)…

Cabe Ijo umai

…so when he was home for the Ching Ming Festival and we had the chance to go out for dinner together, I took him here specially for that.

I ordered the fried chicken platter (RM9.50)…

Cabe Ijo lalapan ayam gurih

…for myself and the one with the barbecued chicken (RM12.50)…

Cabe Ijo ayam bakar

…for him.

For our vegetable dish, I asked for the kerabu midin (RM10.00)…

Cabe Ijo kerabu midin

Oops!!! Spoke too soon! In my post on my last visit to this place, I was commending them on the use of the more expensive and bigger ikan bilis, with the heads and insides removed. It sure looked like they had gone back to the cheaper smaller ones, those with the beady eyes.

And to wash all that down, we had the sup tulang (RM13.50)…

Cabe Ijo sup tulang

It was quite obvious that Huai Bin enjoyed the dinner even though I had ordered a bit too much but then again, since we just had one night and I wanted to get him to try as much as I could, it left me with not much choice. We did manage to finish most of everything though.

They do not serve dessert here so after hanging around here quite a bit, enjoying the food, chatting and catching up with each other’s lives, we adjourned some place else for that.

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Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Just one night…”

  1. I don’t really like Ikan Bilis, normally if it comes with nasi lemak rice, I will not eat them.

    Oh didn’t know HB’s hometown is Sibu.

    I went to “visit” my father on Tuesday for Ching Ming already.

    Ikan bilis like salted fish, the dry version – good source of protein but must not take a lot, uric acid = gout. Deep fried or baked, great with drinks, along with peanuts! But nuts are bad for gout sufferers too, no good. I would prefer it if they remove the heads and clean out the insides though, those ikan bilis.

    Oh? Why not? He’s too big for this little ol’ town? He blogs about Sibu quite often, born and raised here.

    Many have gone…since the school holidays, a lot more this weekend and Easter weekend last week. Some would insist on the actual day, it seems.

  2. i like umai too … though at this point, it’s extremely difficult to find at any outlet in the klang valley. there used to be a few that served umai around PJ, but they’ve all closed in recent years…

    Can make your own, very simple – imagine kerabu, just replace the ferns with the raw fish, fresh and cut into thin strips.

  3. I believe I would enjoy the umai too. I know I would love to eat the kerabu midin, never mind the beady eyes anchovies, hehehe. Nice catching up with HB. I have just had a long chat with a friend after 8 months and I know how nice it feels to be chatting with a good friend and in your case over good food too.

    Yes, always great to meet up with old friends coming home or dropping by. I do enjoy company and sharing what good food we have here with them.
    Imagine the kerabu and in place of the ferns you have the fish – quite similar, actually.

  4. Great choice for both the chicken platter. Umai looks appetising but I don’t think I would enjoy as much as the kerabu midin. Sup tulang, I would love it too.

    Sup tulang was good, not bad, not as watered down as those that I had at the Malay shops and stalls, not strong on the spices but I would love the beef taste to be a little stronger.

    Huai Bin enjoys umai but none in the family likes it, not even his other half, so he does not get too many opportunities to go and enjoy that.

  5. The barbecue chicken looks mouthwatering! πŸ™‚

    Very nice. I insisted that they picked us a really nice slab – juicy, tender and succulent…not hard, dry and overcooked. We had that a couple of times before, so disappointing.

  6. I love umai, but this one here really looks spicy.

    It was spicy, not overly spicy…just nice and very much to our liking. Would not have enjoyed it as much if it had not been spicy.

  7. Amidst the busy schedule, you two managed to meet up and enjoy good food.

    Nice catching up.

    Yes, and I was not feeling well – still having a croaking voice at the time.

  8. nice food there.. bbq chicken for me please.
    curious when you mention adjourn somewhere else, where did you go after? karaoke? πŸ˜€

    Come back and see – tomorrow’s post! πŸ˜‰

  9. BBQ or fried chicken, both i like…

    Then go for the fried, it’s cheaper…and also very nice.

  10. Umai! I still think of the umai my Sarawakian friend made when we were in the university. If I can get fresh fish, I would love to make it at home.

    This place, they use fresh bawal hitam. Most Malay stalls, they just use the frozen fish fillet so of course, will not be as nice.

  11. Everything here was sooooo good! I really enjoyed the food here, especially the umai. It’s really appetizing! I think I ate most of it. Haha!

    Yeah, it was really too much food for two, I was quite amazed that we managed to almost finish it. I can eat quite a lot, and did eat quite a lot that night, but couldn’t finish the midin even though it was very nice.

    Come to think of it, I’m craving for the sweet sauce that the kerabu midin has, it went really well with rice. I like the BBQ chicken too – tender and flavorful. I found their sup tulang to be very nice too.

    Thanks for the wonderful meal Arthur! πŸ™‚

    Most welcome. I knew you would love it there – and at least, we went to one place that you had not been before, something new to blog about.

    I love the food there, everything – just that choices are limited and I’ll end up having the same things again and again so can’t drop by too often…and one would have to watch out for the ayam bakar, see how I kept stressing to the young boy that I would not want one that was dry and hard and overcooked. They do it really well but not when it turned out like that. The fried one is always good but then again, fried chicken is…fried chicken, not as special.

    We can drop by again the next time you come home, give me a tinkle!

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