Baby, it’s cold outside…

I see a lot of moans and groans all over the social media as to how hot it is in the west, over in the peninsula and Singapore, and newspaper reports about the water level in the reservoirs in certain states running dangerously low at this point in time…and of course, there has been talk of the horrendous haze which is presently quite bad in Sabah, to the east of our island of Borneo.

Thankfully, it has been raining quite a lot here in central Sarawak. It rained almost the whole day on Wednesday but it had stopped by evening…

Sunset at Sibu airport

…when we had to go to the airport to pick my sister-in-law who was flying into town.

It rained around noon on Friday too – I always hate it when it rains around that time as my girl would be making her way home in her colleague’s car for the weekend and it is never great driving in the rain especially when it is extra heavy…and there was torrential rainfall on Saturday morning as well but it stopped by mid-morning.

Yes, it also rained on Thursday evening when Huai Bin and I went out for dinner. In fact, it started right before I left the house to go and get him at his house right round the corner a stone’s throw away and by the time we got to the restaurant, all that was left was a light drizzle which was really good in a way as the evening was pleasantly cool and for that reason, we chose to sit outside instead of going into the air-conditioned section.

I did mention that they do not serve dessert at that place where we had dinner so we adjourned to the gelato place in town for that…

nica gelato

…despite the fact that it was cold outside on that wet evening.

As in my previous visit, we were given samples to try in those little plastic spoons and like the man said, they will always be trying out new flavours so what they may have at one point in time may not be available the next time you drop by again. I did not see the salted caramel that I had had twice before but yes, the fresh banana that I liked was there and Huai Bin had one scoop of that. There were also a lot of other new ones like the passion fruit and the dragon fruit but the one that took my breath away was the ang moh lulian (soursop) so I had that and Huai Bin wanted the same alongside his fresh banana.

He had had gelato at other countries overseas before, of course, and he gave the ones here his thumbs up – they were as good as any other elsewhere but like my cousin who was here recently from the UK and said that the macarons…

nica macarons

…were quite good, not quite there but were not too bad at all, Huai Bin had a similar opinion – that he had had nicer ones in some of the countries that he visited. I picked the salted caramel, the Earl Grey & lavender and the raspberry (3 for RM10.00)…and I did think that the shell was not as nice and crusty as in the case of those that I had in the past and was kind of crumbly. Probably it so happened that we caught them on one of those days.

On the whole, we quite enjoyed what we had and thank you so much, Huai Bin, for picking up the tab.

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Author: suituapui

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

20 thoughts on “Baby, it’s cold outside…”

  1. Is the ang moh lulian (soursop) gelato sourish?
    So nice of HB to give you a dessert treat.

    Rain is good for the plants and to cool down the hot weather but will inconvenient drivers and pedestrians. Can’t have it all.

    It was like very nice fresh soursop, not really sour and not too sweet either. See Huai Bin’s comment below.

    I love it when it rains, just have to be a little careful when on the road. Just not too heavy till it floods all over.

  2. The gelato was really good! πŸ™‚

    I like that they made all the flavors from scratch themselves…the memorable ones were fresh banana (very good), Greek yoghurt (even better – it’s so hot here always 37-39 even at night and I’m thinking of how refreshing this would be right about now), soursop (really nice too, lots of soursop fruit bits inside too). The teh tarik was good as well but I would have chosen passionfruit before that too. I like how the gelato isn’t super sweet, it’s just nice, so you don’t feel jelak after eating too much.

    The macarons were alright, have had better ones, but the gelato was really good. I’ll go back for the gelato. I was quite tempted by the pistachio one too.

    I could see that you really loved the gelato and it even prompted you to say that Ling would like it too. Bet the next time she comes to town with you, the two of you would be heading there more than just once, right? I had the papaya once too, at the old place…but only because they ran out of salted caramel – papaya gelato sandwiched in a macaron and surprisingly, it was very nice, not too strong on the papaya smell and taste, just nice. Glad there are things you liked here, not bad, eh? Our little ol’ town. Coming home for the state elections?

  3. Miri is so hot and hazy. Rain remains elusive here. Have never tried gelato and hope it will come to Miri one day.

    Yes, not so nice in Miri, saw my friends sharing on Facebook. Weather has been pretty good here.

    Ya, those guys should have set up this place in Miri, we could do pretty well with the old place, good enough. I am sure they will do well there, plus the people from Brunei some more.

  4. i actually enjoy having ice cream during rainy weather … the effect of cold + cold = heaven πŸ˜€

    Oh? You don’t like it hawt? LOL!!! I love it cold too.

  5. I love the rain…and ice cream, too. πŸ™‚

    You too? I don’t fancy ice cream in the winter though – would prefer something hot and soupy.

  6. Macaroons! Never had those before, very pricey, I saw something like RM10+ for 3 too.. Oh yes, the weather is really warm, and haze is coming back too, sigh..

    MacarOns, with one O. Price is roundabout there here too, much more expensive if you eat them overseas, especially after conversion into our miserable ringgit. Yes, brace yourselves for the haze – I read somewhere that it is coming your way. I suppose we will have our share soon enough. 😦

  7. These days the weather is a bit weird. For the past years, by this time of the year, the weather should be dry but it seems to be raining every now & then, only in Kuching, I think. I love ice cream but not too fond of macaroons.

    You too, macarOns, with a single O. Many people spell it with a double O and pronounce it as roons – I think in French, it has a peculiar pronunciation actually, not even pronounced as rons.

    It’s just sweet – the shell must be crusty and nice, and the taste depends on the filling. Matcha, for instance, you will get that green tea taste. The ones here are ok, not as sweet as the ones overseas, toned down a little. Many had them abroad, complained that they’re so very sweet, not nice.

  8. It’s raining over here yesterday afternoon…

    It rained here too…VERY heavily! Thank goodness we did not have to send my girl back to her school.

  9. Rain – we seem to be getting less and less of that over here.

    Getting more than our fair share, raining quite a lot, thankfully. Should be getting dry and hot coming towards the end of the year.

  10. Yes. Quite a rain last week. But today was warm. So was the weekend.

    Gelato. Yummy. Nice of HB to treat you.

    Yum yummmm!!! Hehehehehe!!! Yes, HB is always very nice.

  11. How lucky you have rain over there. Here even when it rains, it’s only for a short time and it does nothing to cool us down. Terribly, terribly hot over here. Ah, gelato! Any time is a good time to have gelato πŸ™‚

    Poor things, all of you over there – all dried up lah like that? Hehehehehe!!!! We’re getting by very well here, no complaint.

  12. Indeed the weather is so hot nowadays, last time I shower twice a day, now is the three times a day and need to drink twice more water than usual.

    It rained again just now before we left the house to send my girl to her school, rained a bit too on the way back…now dark and gloomy but no rain. Not too bad, this El Nino thing here in central Sarawak.

  13. Sweet tooth.. 😁

    Not really in my case but I do not mind once in a while. Wouldn’t go out of my way for these or any sweet stuff…except maybe cendol, red bean…or nyonya kuehs. Truly Malaysian.

  14. Cold or not I would love to have a good scoop or two of any gelato, in fact people love ice creams here even in the middle of winter

    Yes, so I noticed. Brrrrrr!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  15. So this is like a dessert post…. Ice cream, my all time favorite. Macaroons, ok ok la, cause too sweet :p

    Another one. O, not OO…

  16. Slurping over the desserts and the lovely macarons… Weather in Johor is quite cooling, raining on and off the past few days, I think the weather has improved compared to the recent weeks before…

    Not too bad there, eh? Still hot up north, I think. They had to close the schools again the other day, second time. Terrible haze in some parts of Sabah right now.

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