Leaving today…

My Kuching cousins were here for three nights and were leaving on Monday so I sent them to the airport. I had to make two trips though because one of them and my friend/ex-colleague were taking the early morning flight as they had to work that very afternoon.

I sent my other cousin, her daughter – my niece and her baby later and while I was at the airport, I received a Facebook message from Stephanie‘s dad. It was his birthday on Sunday and I actually met them at that same restaurant that night when we went there for dinner. He wanted to send me a slice of the birthday cake…

Birthday cake

…that his wife made and these banana chocolate chip cupcakes…

Stephanie's banana chocolate chip cupcakes

…from Stephanie…

Stephanie's banana chocolate chip cupcakes, inside

Yes, they were very nice, thank you all for them, but I must say that my favourite is still the marble cupcakes – they’re really good…and belated birthday greetings once again to the dad. All the best and God bless always in the year ahead. Cheers!!!

I went to pick up my cousin and niece and baby a little earlier than promised as the kid was getting a bit cranky in the hotel room, Β probably wondering why they were not going out that morning like what they did in the previous two days and since we were way too early for the flight, I took them here…and here…in the hope that they could enjoy the chao chai hung ngang before leaving town but both of them were closed. I assume that they do not open on Mondays, their off day.

In the end, we went here (2.307201, 111.849154), the Good Happiness Restaurant…

Good Happiness Restaurant
*Archive photo*

…instead for the very nice dim sum that I have had many times before.

Yes, the har kao

Good Happiness dim sum har kao

…were very good and so were the char siew pao

Good Happiness dim sum char siew pao
*Niece’s photo on Facebook*

We also had these steamed bean curd skin with shrimp filling…

Good Happiness dim sum steamed bean curd skin with shrimp filling

…and the tri-flavour siew mai

Good Happiness dim sum three-flavour siew mai

Everyone thought that everything was great but I did not like the siew mai with the msg overload. They were all right the previous times we had those – probably the cook spilled the msg or something or maybe he had already added and he forgot all about it and added again.

I’ve had the Foochow fried noodles here on my previous visits and I love it so what fitting send-off could there be than to order a plate of that…

Good Happiness Foochow fried noodles

…for them to enjoy before leaving town. Yes, they enjoyed it and yes, they thought the one here was even nicer than the one that they liked a lot at our dinner the previous night.

After that, we went straight to the airport – it was baby’s feeding time! Thanks for coming, everybody. It sure was a lovely weekend and we had a really good time – do come again…soon!

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Author: suituapui

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

15 thoughts on “Leaving today…”

  1. You are the perfect host! Catering to your guests’ needs and forseeing what they would like to eat too. They would want to visit you again very soon. πŸ™‚

    Not only is Stephanie is so nice, her whole family is so thoughtful too.

    I would do the same for anyone who cares to drop by my little town – I enjoy it myself very much, even people I did not know but they came and asked via my blog or through their friends, from KL, Singapore, even Australia.

    Yes, the whole family, all very nice people – sent some more things over last night! Will blog about those in another post.

  2. Oh yes! I remember this place for its dim sum and Foochow fried noodle. Haha. Kind of miss it although the service could be bad on certain days.

    You’ve been here before eh? So far so good for me, even on crowded days, usually weekends and holidays. That day was a Monday, more waiters and waitresses than customers – no problem at all. πŸ˜€

  3. Siew Mai looks extraordinarily large, can literally eat for 3 days LOL!

    Nibble nibble like a mouse? Gee! You’re cheap to feed. πŸ˜€

  4. When travelling somewhere, it’s always the babies acting as a big boss. Lol!
    The dim sum looks yummy.

    Yes, like when I took my girl on holiday when she was small – must stay in hotels with swimming pools, she wanted to go swimming…and most of the time, we stayed in the hotel room – she did not like going out. Tsk! Tsk! πŸ˜€

  5. Dim sum looks good & so is Stephy’s cupcake. Very fluffy. Yumsss!!..indeed a great holidays for your cousins.

    So fast – the long weekend did not feel all that long at all.

  6. We go for dim sum quite frequently, but I haven’t seen the 3-flavoured siew mais here.

    I think it is a gimmick to get customers to order more – say, three of us order a basket, and have one each. That means we would not get to taste the other two flavours…so in order that we could do that, we would have to order three baskets. Clever!

  7. such a coincidence.. i’ve been having a couple of longan birthday cakes recently. i love longans.. way more than the other one, i think they call those lychees.

    Not sure, maybe those were longans, not lychees – they’re not the same. I prefer longans.

  8. Reading about a baby in this post makes me realize that it’s been many months, probably even more than a year, since I was within three feet of a baby! I don’t hang out with anyone with babies, strangely πŸ˜‰

    My niece’s daughter is the best baby I have ever seen. We would have dinner and she would sit in her baby chair playing on her own, and as long as we’re going some place, she will keep quiet. Maybe babies brought up abroad are different from our Asian ones? I was saying with babies like that, she should go ahead and have half a dozen! πŸ˜€

  9. Oh… the pao!

    Good, the ones here but the guy said something about there being three in a basket before, now only two – probably at the same price, I didn’t ask. As long as they are nice, that is all that matters.

  10. You are indeed a very nice host, to drive to the airport twice to cater to your guests’ needs.

    I cant help but chuckled a bit reading the msg part. Imagine if the cook really spilled msg and served you guys those 😁

    It was so strong – I had the lingering taste for a long long time, never like that before.

    You come lah – I will drive all the way to the airport to pick you…and when you leave, I will drive all the way there to send you off too. Me so so good mah! Muahahahaha!!! Old man, nothing else better to do. πŸ˜›

  11. I have taken my dinner, but seeing the foods, makes me craving for it, hehe…

    If you come to Sibu, the eating never stops. They were here for three nights and still there are a lot of things that they did not manage to go and enjoy.

  12. That cake is so Asian, in here most of the cakes are dense unlike in Asia its more fluffy and loaded with fruits on top. I like both but if I have to choose one then I would go for the fluffy light ones

    …and very sweet! I’m not into overseas cakes because of the sugar overload – would give me toothaches plus the sweetness is always so overpowering one can hardly enjoy the flavours of the ingredients used in making the cake. Even here, not all cakes are good, the taste, texture, everything – would depend on where one gets them.

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