Come back…

That morning, we dropped by here again…

Flavours fresh lemon drink

…for breakfast. My missus had the fried noodles (RM5.90)…

Flavours fried noodles

…which she liked and with the freshly-sliced chili that they gave to go with it, she sure enjoyed it thoroughly.

I wanted the fried bihun and much to my surprise, the authentic Thai chef here, Jos, added paku (wild jungle fern) to it (RM5.90)…

Flavours fried bihun with paku

…and he made it extra spicy and I loved it!

My missus said that her colleagues at the hospital, the ones of ethnic descent, used to cook it this way – with paku


Normally, I would add cangkuk manis, if at all, when there is any available around the house, to my fried bihun with canned clams in soy sauce so this was a first for me. I sure would like to give it a try sometime and maybe I would add a bit of belacan (dried prawn paste) or udang kering (dried prawns) – just a bit and not too much to the extent of being overpowering. Perhaps that would be good too, we’ll see.

After we had left, I got word from my friend, Mary, asking me if I was still in town and could come back to her restaurant – she heard that I was there and she wanted to pass me some more of the free-range kampung eggs as she had just received a fresh supply from the farm but I was already home at the time. Yes, Sibu is so very small – one minute you’re in the town, next minute, you’re home! Hehehehehe!!!!

I told her I would be dropping by for lunch on Saturday when my girl would be home for the weekend and look!!! That nice lady did not give me a few, no, she did not give me a tray – she gave me TWO trays of the eggs…

Fresh kampung eggs from Mary

Oh me oh my!!! This has got to stop, I told her. The next time, I must insist on paying for them, good enough that she gets the freshest ones from the farm. One will never know how fresh these eggs are when buying them from the egg stall at the wet market or worse, at the shops or supermarkets.

So what did we have for lunch that day? I insisted on having the out-of-this-world chicken rice (RM3.00 a bowl)…

Flavours chicken rice

…that is so good that one can just eat it on its own…but no, we did order some other dishes as well including this oyster omelette (RM19.50)…

Flavours oyster omelette

…and their seafood woon sen salad (RM25.50)…

Flavours seafood woon sen

…with glass noodles and all the prawns and sotong (squid)…

Flavours seafood woon sen

…in it. I wanted this…

Flavours pad krapow gai

…too – their pad krapow gai, or whatever it is called, that I had at the dinner on their opening night and enjoyed a lot…but Mary heard that I was dropping by and was already planning to get that cooked for me and she did…and it was on the house!

Incidentally, I saw in their lunch set menu that they have this with a fried egg and rice for only RM10.00 but no, when you drop by for lunch, you are free to order anything on their main menu, no need to stick to those sets in the quite limited lunch menu but they do have a few options there that you may want to consider.

That sure was one awesome lunch that we had that day and no, we were so very full and did not manage to finish everything and as always, we had to tapao what was left home…and no, we did not have this fish…

Flavours fried barramundi

…that looked so good! It just came out of the kitchen and I managed to snap the photograph right before it was served and yes, I’m very very fast! LOL!!! Actually, that was ordered by the lady at the next table who was there with three young girls, probably her daughters, and I was amazed that they ordered so much aside from the fish. I wouldn’t know if they were able to finish everything because we left before they did but if I were to have a big group with me here for dinner, I sure would want to order that fish!

Thanks so much, Mary, for that special dish and also for the eggs…and thanks to you too, Jos – we sure enjoyed the food and to Jun for the excellent and ever-so-friendly service.

Author: suituapui

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

16 thoughts on “Come back…”

  1. Seems it’s still possible to get good food without having to dig deep into the wallet in

    I don’t mind spending couple of days just stuffing my face in Sibu.

    That’s what people come to Sibu for, eat till they drop…and they always look forward to coming back!

  2. That is a whole lot of kampung eggs. I love having half boiled kampung eggs for breakfast but this is really many. So very nice of Mary unlike Merryn here who does not send you anything πŸ˜‚

    It’s the thought that counts…but yes, you’ve sent me things before – I remember the nyonya sauce in a bottle. It is really not worth sending anything though as the postal charges are way too ridiculous – double, triple the cost of what one sends or even more. Never mind, you can give me when you come over to Sibu. πŸ˜‰

  3. Pass me the extra egg tray if you don’t want it. Haha. My house needs at least 2 trays per month!!

    Mee hoon! I want a plate now.

    Of course I want!!! But I gave away one tray as there were simply too many to keep. We had just bought a tray of the regular eggs, plus these two trays, 90 eggs altogether! You would probably see me making pancakes a lot more often over the next few weeks. Hehehehehe!!! What? Two trays a month! Wowwww!!!! Ummmm…I guess we are not far behind either. πŸ˜€

    Bihun does look good, doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰

  4. Fried Bee Hoon with Paku sounds lovely

    Nice. Sure would love to try cooking my own one of these days if I happen to have some paku in the fridge.

  5. I had to laugh when I read you took the photo of someone else’s food. That’s the first time I’ve heard of someone doing that.

    Hahahahahahaha!!! Sometimes I do have the urge to do that especially when it is a nice dish that I have not ordered – walk up to somebody’s table and say, “Excuse me, may I take a photograph of that?” This one was o.k. I was at the counter when it was brought out of the kitchen and the waiter was going to take it into the dining area and serve so I quickly snapped a pic of it. It really looked so good – too bad I did not get to taste it.

  6. Bihun fried with paku, something interesting & new to me. Looks really great. Something I would love to try. Paku is not cheap and so is Midin. A small bundle cost RM4-5.

    Yes, new to me too…and yes, not cheap anymore but not that expensive – used to be RM1 only a long long time ago. Midin, the curls RM4, the ones with leaves RM2. Paku is RM2, I think here. We may get them at the Selangau market when sending my girl to her jungle school.

    1. Look forward to see what you will be cooking with the eggs…

      I made pancakes…shared the photo on Facebook. Guess I would be making those more often now. πŸ˜‰

  7. Wow, Mary sure is a very generous lady. Lucky you! That minced meat dish looks delicious. Looks like there are long beans, chilies and basil leaves in it.

    Yes, those leaves and herbs make it extra fragrant and of course, the cili padi gives it that extra kick. Yum yummmm!!!! And yes, Mary is such a nice and friendly lady and so generous too!

  8. Going to Sibu this time has another food attraction besides Payung… Mary’s food delights are really appealing… I like them all…

    Yes, definitely one place not to be missed. πŸ˜‰

  9. I love fried bihun, love chicken rice, love oyster omelette – so it’s no surprise your post is making me hungry at 1030pm, even though I’ve already had dinner πŸ˜‰

    Time for supper. Hehehehehe!!!

  10. I would love to have that omelette , that yummy fried fish ( looks really good) and err.. pad krapow gai ? I thought it’s basil leaves chicken which are served in Thai eateries. Anyway, as usual, love the food post here.

    Kaprow is holy basil or thai basil, if I am not mistaken and gai sounds like chicken, dunno what pad is. Here is one of the many recipes available online:

  11. What to do you plan to do with all of those eggs? Quiche? Egg tarts? Pavlova?

    I gave away a tray so one tray left is all right, will not last very long. Giving my girl some to take to her jungle school too – fast to cook, good to eat.

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