Maybe next time…

I was here (2.318561,111.832075)…

Kampong Nyabor Kopitiam 1

a very long time ago, way back in 2009, located opposite the RTM building here in the Sungai Antu vicinity…

RTM Sibu

…and I did not like what I had. I remember that I did go back again soon after that for the Teochew porridge – if I did blog about it then, I cannot seem to find the post now but I think that was quite all right, like porridge – nothing more, nothing less, and I have not gone back there since.

Obviously they have their own following, their faithful loyal supporters, as all the time we were there, there were people coming and going. The place…

Kampong Nyabor Kopitiam 2

…looked pretty much the same as when I was here last, the faded photographs…

Kampong Nyabor Kopitiam 3

…most probably, were the same ones that they had up on the walls since they first opened for business here.

Well, what made me decide to stop by that morning was a friend had their ayam penyet the night before and shared the photograph on Facebook and he said it was good. Unfortunately, when we got there, we were told that it was not available and would not be available till after 11 or so, around lunchtime. I saw in the menu that it was priced at RM8.00, the same as the not-so-very-nice one here and 50 sen cheaper than the one here that my missus enjoyed a lot. The one here, RM7.00 only – unless he has increased the price since, was very nice except that it came with the same sambal as the nasi lemak so that was kind of disappointing…and it was very much cheaper and nicer here, so far our favourite in town, unless they too have jacked up the prices.

Anyway, since we could not get to try that, I opted for their so-called nasi lemak deluxe instead and this was what I got (RM6.50)…

Kampong Nyabor Kopitiam nasi lemak

– no hard-boiled egg and one fried egg instead and one miserable piece of fried chicken, breast…

Fried chicken, breast

The rice was dry and hard, not lemak at all and the sambal was very salty though it was all right when eaten mixed with the rice. I did detect a little bit of salted fish somewhere while I was eating but it was nowhere to be seen…and what was worse, the kacang (peanuts) had gone limp, masuk angin (lau hong in Hokkien).

I would much sooner go for the very much nicer ones here, so far, my favourite in town, RM4.00 for the standard, RM6.00 with one fried chicken wing…or chicken curry and RM7.00 if you go for the masak hitam beef unless they too have jacked up the prices since the last time I was there. Whatever it is, I wouldn’t mind paying more for something that is a whole lot nicer and is value for money. Well, if some people are not too comfortable eating at that serves-no-pork place, even Janggut‘s is a whole lot nicer and his is even cheaper – only RM5.00 with one chicken wing…and there was no complimentary soup, nice or otherwise, with this one.

My missus had the nasi campur

Kampong Nyabor Kopitiam nasi campur

…and she said it was all right but the total for that came up to a whooping RM5.50. Maybe the sotong (squid)…

Sotong

…was expensive but I would rather go here instead – it did not seem that expensive there plus the much wider selections sure looked a whole lot nicer than what they had here.

No, we did not get to try their ayam penyet in the end that day. Maybe next time, you asked? Ummm…not likely! Based on what we had that morning, I think we would just give it a miss and try some place else instead.

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

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.

Flip it over…

In my previous post, I mentioned a certain ustaz (religious teacher) from Penang who used to sell roti canai and murtabak at a stall in front of the Bandong shops here in the morning but he has since left town and is no longer around. In the meantime, I noticed some boys setting up a stall in that same area at the so-called Bandong Walk (2.313880, 111.825717)…

Roti canai stall at Bandong Walk

– the area has been nicely upgraded and proper stalls have been constructed for those intending to do a little bit of business there.

These very nice and friendly boys from Johore will offer you a chair as soon as you have placed your order so you can sit comfortably and wait (like that lady in the above photograph), a far cry from those places where they make you stand in the hot sun and queue to pay them money for what you want. Outrageous, I must say, and I just cannot understand why there ARE people willing to subject themselves to such humiliation. Not me, never mind how good what they are selling may be!

This is the dough…

Roti canai dough

…all neatly-arranged in  a covered tray, ready to be used and this is the kuah dal (dhal gravy/dip)…

Kuah dal

…in a covered container.

These are the other ingredients…

Other ingredients

…that would go into your order should you be thus inclined, including the eggs for the roti telur and the sardines for the murtabak sardin.

I wanted two roti canai kosong (RM1.00 each) and two roti telur (RM2.00 each) and this young and handsome boy got down to work right away, spreading the dough…

Spreading the dough

…on the worktop and when it was good and ready, he lifted it up gently…

Ready to flip

…and started flipping it…

Flipping

…over and over again to make it thinner and broader.

Once done, he folded them into squares and placed them on the metal hot plate to cook…

Onto the hot plate

…flipping them regularly to make sure that they were all browned to perfection on both sides…

Cooked to perfection

Somebody did tell me once that she heard somebody saying that their roti canai was nicer than the ustaz‘s but I would beg to disagree. I did not think they were as nice and the dhal dip here was very much nicer but to give credit where credit is due, I was quite happy with what I bought.

I asked for their business hours and they told me they would open at around 6 or 7.00 a.m. till 11.00 a.m. and in the afternoon, they would be here – according to them, they are affiliated, the one and the same.

They also have these nasi lemak bungkus (RM1.00 each)…

Nasi lemak

…for sale so I bought two, one for me and one for my missus, to try. I would say they were all right, nothing to get excited about but for RM1.00 each, I see no cause for complaint. That…

Our simple lunch

…was a pretty good lunch we had that day.

This woman’s work…

…or wok, to be exact…

Nasi kak wok, Bandong 1

Nasi is rice in Malay and kak is older sister or a term we use to address a lady a little older than ourselves and I do not know if the name means the rice from older sister’s wok or Kak Wok is the name of a certain lady who started this thing but nasi kak wok is something new that I have just come across quite recently at the Ramadhan bazaar here and I quickly bought a packet to try.

Unfortunately, it failed to impress me – I did not think it was anything exceptional, not something that I would be looking forward to having again. This is a Kelantanese dish, so I’ve been told, and from that state in the country, based on the sample that I had, I would very much prefer their nasi kerabu a whole lot more.

Then, out of the blue, this stall…

Nasi Kak Wok stall, Bandong

…appeared here in Bandong at the junction of Lane 3 (2.314651, 111.824698)…

Lorong Bandong 3

…and the main road. I would see it every morning on my way home from my parents’ house and finally, the other day, I decided to stop and buy some home to try and see if this one was any better.

The guy said he is from Kelantan but he did not seem all that keen to answer any personal questions so I did not probe any further. The last one we had around here selling his very nice roti canai and murtabak was an ustaz (religious teacher) from Penang and his wife was a teacher at a secondary school here…and as he was teaching in the afternoon, he was doing that little bit extra in the early part of the morning – usually sold out by around 8.00 a.m. – to supplement their family income. They have moved back to their own home state already though so I do not get to enjoy what he used to sell anymore.

I did ask what this nasi kak wok is actually and he said that what is special about it is actually the kuah (gravy)…

Nasi Kak Wok, kuah

…which may look like curry but is not anything like curry as we know it, be it Malay, nyonya or Indian. Yes, I would say that it did taste quite different and it seemed to have the taste and fragrance of many different kinds of herbs and spices combined.

For RM4.00 only, you would get plain rice wrapped in waxed paper (and I would give the guy my double thumbs up for not using those banned-in-Sibu polystyrene containers) with a whole lot of fried chicken…

Fried chicken and innards

…some cut cucumber…

Cut cucumber

…and this very nice sambal

Sambal

…to go with it…

Nasi kak wok, in a packet

This is a new batch of the fried chicken…

Fried chicken, new

…and I did notice here and also in the tray that there were some chicken gizzard and liver mixed together with the meat. I don’t mind the latter but no, I do not eat the former and thankfully, I did not get any in my packet but there was one in the one my missus had so we just threw it away. I wish the guy would put them separately and people could request for them if they are thus inclined and people like us would have the option to do without those.

The guy was nice enough to pack the kuah (gravy) separately instead of pouring it all over the rice lest it would become soft and soggy and end up not all that palatable as a result. When we got home, we opened up the packet…

Nasi kak wok, served

…and added the kuah…and ate. Yes, it was nice and RM4.00 is inexpensive for so much rice and so much chicken – my missus could not manage to eat all of hers and no prize for guessing who finished everything for her. I would say that it sure looked a lot nicer and very much more substantial than what Phong Hong had for RM8.90 at some place in Damansara Uptown.

Having said that, will I be having it again? Well, I would say maybe, sometimes, when I feel like it or when I am looking for something different for a change but I would not say it is anything like for instance, the nice nasi kerabu here that we keep going back again and again for more.

Not much left…

We did not have much left from lunch that day so I decided to fry what was left of the packet of bánh phở for dinner.

I had one kilo of pek hay (white prawns), the seawater variety of the crustaceans in the freezer, peeled and de-veined and divided into four tubs for use as and when necessary. The biggest one of the lot was selling for RM15.00 a kg that morning when I went to the market. There were some really huge ones going for RM45.00 a kg but no, thank you – I can live without those.

One thing I’ve noticed is how the seller(s) would place all the big ones on top and when you ask for a kilo, he or she would use the plate to scoop the ones buried below for you and more often than not, those would be much smaller plus there would be all that water that would also go onto the weighing scale. Then, to make up the weight required, he or she would take those from the sides in between the trays – I would not know what those are, probably some even smaller ones, the rejects. Yes, I’ve seen that often enough to assume that it is the regular practice but no, I never bothered to make a scene and did not say a thing.

To be fair, there are the likes of these everywhere. Once, I bought some buah pakon (wild durians). I picked the ones I wanted and put them in a plastic bag and paid for them. Then I went to get my car so I would not have to carry them so far and I thought the guy was so nice as to help me carry and put the bag full of the fruit in the boot. When I got home, I found that they had been switched and I got all the not-so-good ones.

And haven’t we had our fair share of those errant teachers who bluffed their way through day in and day out, not bothered to put in any effort at all in their work, and laughed all the way to the bank at the end of every month? Well, God is all seeing, all knowing and what goes around comes around – they will get their due “reward” one day.

Anyway, back to the prawns that I bought, I only used one of the four tubs so that means it would be less than RM4.00…and I also took one of the very nice wine-infused lap cheong (Chinese sausage) from my friend, Annie, in KL and sliced it very thinly for use…

Char kway teow ingredients

…and two of the fresh-from-the-farm kampung eggs, a whole tray of them that I got from my friend – thanks so much for them, Mary. My girl would take those to her jungle school to enjoy but she did not take all so we would help ourselves to the ones left for breakfast…

Instant noodles with kampung eggs and prawns

…for instance, like this one that I had with my instant noodles with prawns added. It certainly looks like there is some truth in what they say that it is very difficult to peel really very fresh eggs and look at the mess that I made! That sure speaks volumes about the ones from the shops and supermarkets – I never had a problem peeling those!

Other than the prawns and the eggs, I had some sliced shallots and chopped garlic, pounded fresh chilies – two of them, taugeh (bean sprouts) and I did not have any kuchai (chives) so more for the colour, I used the spring onions that are growing abundantly in my garden and of course, though not the same, those would render their own fragrance and taste. Don’t worry about the chilies – that is also for the colour. I bought some HUGE ones and no, they are not spicy hot, not at all, what a let-down!

Yes, I boiled the noodles and then I tossed it with some dark soy sauce and pepper…

Noodles

…and after frying the shallots and the garlic in a bit of oil till golden brown, I added the chili, lap cheong slices and prawns and after those, in went the noodles and the spring onions and the eggs. Lastly, I added the taugeh, making sure that I would not overcook them and once ready, I dished everything out…

Fried noodles 1

…and served.

That sure was a lot, enough for at least 5 or 6 plates, normal coffee shop stall serving…

Fried noodles 2

…and it tasted all right – a bit sweet and a little too strong on the lap cheong and it drowned out all the taste and sweetness of the prawns. Perhaps I should have added half only. Now I see the wisdom of those people at the stalls and shops when they only add two or three very thin slices to their plate of fried kway teow.

What was most disappointing was the fact that the chilies were absolutely hopeless so we had to add some more while eating – my missus’ special extra-spicy blended chili in a bottle in the fridge to give that much-needed kick…

Fried noodles 3

No, I did not try cooking my own pad thai like I said I would. I was thinking that now that we can get to enjoy the very nice one here, I can always drop by and have it there instead of having to go through the trouble of whipping up my own.

There wasn’t much left after dinner that evening but yes, there was a bit that I could save for breakfast the following morning.

Let your love flow…

…or to be more precise, let your lava flow!

UNIqBUN…

UNIqBUN 1

…is the brand name of the products of the Centuryin Bakery, a subsidiary of our very own Sarawak fast food franchise. A long long time ago, it was called Applebee and I sure liked that name a lot more but for some reason or other, there was some kind of rebranding and revamping process going on and they saw it fitting to change it to this one.

The products are easily available at all the Sugar Bun outlets everywhere but if I am not wrong, they do the baking of some, if not all, of the stuff here…

UNIqBUN 2

…not far from the Delta Mall, across the road from ASTRO in the next block…

UNIqBUN 3

…so here, there would be a better chance of you getting something right out of the oven, piping hot and very fresh.

Their cakes and muffins are quite nice – I like their red velvet especially – and when I dropped by the other day, I saw that they had those molten lava croissants and I remember that not too long ago, there was a whole lot of commotion over the ones sold at a bakery in KL and that probably gave it a whole lot of publicity and since then, it seems that anybody and everybody is making and selling it.

Of course, the test of the pudding is in the eating and I wasted no time in grabbing one…

UNIqBUN molten lava croissant 1

…to take home and try. They are selling these at RM5.50 each but at a reduced price of RM10.00 only, if you buy two.

Sadly, the lava did not flow…

UNIqBUN molten lava croissant 2

…but the salted egg yolk custard inside tasted very nice, that much credit I would give to it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t all that much of it so when you get to the ends, you would find yourself eating plain croissant.

I must say the croissant was very nice – the texture was very well done…

UNIqBUN croissant

…and it had that much coveted buttery fragrance that seemed to elude me when I had those elsewhere like the ones here

Hotel breakfast croissant 1
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…or here
Hotel breakfast croissant 2
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At RM3.00 each, I would much sooner go for these plain ones and enjoy them with butter and jam or make my own croissant sandwich…

Croissant sandwich
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…instead of forking out that extra RM2.50 or RM2.00, depending on how many you buy, for that little bit of filling in the middle that to my disappointment, failed to flow.

Catch us if you can…

This current craze…

…is so popular that there have been claims that people hooked on it have got themselves involved in traffic accidents though there are also reports that deny that.

I haven’t the slightest idea what that is all about as I do not own a smartphone so I am not able to download that to check it out. However, I am no stranger to that cartoon character, or characters for that matter, as when my girl was little, she was so much into it. Gee!!! To this day, she can still remember the lyrics and sing the theme song! What I do know is if you have the application, you can go round looking for all those characters…

Gotta catch 'em all 1

…and catch them all…

Gotta catch 'em all

I bought this…

Pokemon Collector's File 1

…for my girl, first produced in 1995 and when I checked the dates, this one was the 2000 batch so that means it is already 16 years old, not quite an antique or a collector’s item yet, I suppose…

Pokemon Collector's File 2

I wonder how much I would get for this if I put it up for sale on eBay.

There are lots of things in the collector’s file such as this colourful poster…

Pokemon poster

…stickers…

Pokemon stickers

…and puzzles and games…

Find the Pokemon

Can you find the Pokemon? Do you know all their names?

And talking about their names, there was this report the other day that parents are naming their kids after those Pokemon characters. I do hope they know the characters well enough to pick a good one and as a matter of fact, they are all listed in this file with a brief description of each of them…

Snorlax

I wouldn’t mind picking this cute one…

Cute Pokeman

…if I had a kid to name. What about you? Pikachu? Hey, that rhymes!!! LOL!!!

Well, fads and trends come and go. Let’s just wait and see how long this one will last. In the meantime, are you one of those going round and catching them too?

Always good…

Only the people at the Payung Cafe here…

Payung Cafe flowers

…would place a tray of buah pinang (areca nut)…

Payung Cafe decor 1

…on the counter and that is decor…and whatever these are…

Payung Cafe decor 2

…they sure look nice as well. That’s Payung Cafe for you – unique, one of its kind and I would say the same about the dishes that they serve here.

My girl wanted their Bangladeshi lamb curry (RM19.00 with rice)…

Payung Cafe Bangladeshi lamb curry

…for lunch and when we got there, she wanted the green curry (RM16.00 with rice)…

Payung Cafe green curry

…as well and the pomelo salad (RM8.00)…

Payung Cafe pomelo salad

…to go with our orders.

The green curry was exceptionally good that day, spicy and bursting with flavours but not too much to the extent of being overpowering, just right and we liked how there were a lot of terung pipit (solanum torvum)…

Payung Cafe green curry - terung pipit

…in the dish, a must-have in every green curry.

I asked for a plate of rice (RM2.00) and we shared the aforementioned orders so our lunch that day came up to only RM35.00 and no, we did not have any dessert.

Actually, we dropped by there because one fine day, for some reason or other, my dad asked my missus to cook some kacang ma chicken for my bed-ridden mum – he does not eat that himself as he doesn’t have the acquired taste for it. Well, we’ve run out of the traditional Chinese white wine and right now, we are still waiting for the next supply of some really top quality ones. No point cooking if the wine is not good – it would not be as satisfying, and at times, far from it, in fact.

Well, since they do it pretty well here (RM15.00 without rice)…

Payung Cafe kacangma chicken 1

…I thought we could go and buy some…

Payung Cafe kacangma chicken 2

…for my mum to eat and when we have the wine, we can cook our own for her…and since we were going, I asked my girl whether she would want to have lunch there and she said yes.

I also bought this – ikan keli (catfish) cooked Foochow style (RM14.00 without rice)…

Payung Cafe ikan keli

…with soy sauce and lots of ginger for my mum. I could see a lot of chilies in it so hopefully, she will not find it too spicy.

We certainly enjoyed the lunch and after that, off we went to send the stuff to my parents’ house for my mum to enjoy, fingers crossed.

It was such a good day…

It actually started the night before when my friend/ex-classmate, Robert and his wife, Angela, drove all the way to my house to give me this…

Angela's nasi lemak sambal

– the nasi lemak sambal that the latter made. I was a little under the weather – down with flu and a terrible cough, probably from the gardening I was doing for a couple of hours one late afternoon – the heat and the exhaustion must have done me in. Otherwise, I would have loved to cook some nasi lemak of my own to go with it and since I was not feeling up to it, I just had that with rice, a bit at a time…or for ulam with cut cucumber, nice!

The very next day, I was at my parents’ house – it is our daily routine to go and visit them and spend some time there every morning – when I got a call from Robert telling me that they were having tom yam at Mary’s place and she was inviting me to join them for that. So there I went with my missus for our brunch that morning and we were served this very nice white tom yam fish soup…

Flavours Thai Kitchen white tom yam fish soup 1

I wonder what fish that was…

Flavours Thai Kitchen white tom yam fish soup 2

…but yes, it was nice and I so loved the slightly sour and very fragrant soup. It would have been perfect with bihun, I think. We were given a bowl of sliced cili padi to add ourselves should we like it extra hot and of course, my missus helped herself to a lot of that.

Mary also got Jos, her Thai chef, to fry this plate of kway teow

Flavours Thai Kitchen fried kway teow

…for us. I had this before when I dropped by here for lunch and yes, I thought it was nice but we were so full that day so I had to have it tapao-ed to take home.

When my Kuching cousins were in town, I had to go to the market early in the morning to collect the skin I had ordered for our popiah lunch and I saw two ikan buris at a stall and I quickly grabbed both. This river fish is not easy to come by these days. In the end, I decided to give them to my cousins to take home to Kuching – I don’t think they can get those there – so I had none left for myself.

Well, as they say, what goes around comes around…and my brother-in-law dropped by my house in the afternoon to give me FIVE of the fish! He said something about my sister-in-law buying them or somebody gave them to her. They were not as big but would be perfect for our kampung-style sayur rebus

Ikan buris sayur rebus
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I cooked two the other day, pais-style (wrapped in banana leaf and grilled) but I did it my own way using kunyit (turmeric) leaves instead. The miserable ones I have in my garden are very small so I could only place one on top of the fish and one  at the bottom after rubbing the fish with salt and placing some daun kesum and strips of ginger on top and wrapping it all up in aluminium foil….and then, I put them in the oven to bake…

Oven-baked ikan buris

They turned out really very nice – the fish was so fresh and sweet and was absolutely delicious and my girl loved it so much! Like ikan pansoh (ethnic fish cooked in bamboo), she said – that must be because of the daun kesum. Yum yummmm!!!!!

My brother-in-law also brought a few of these…

Ang koo kueh

– the yellow version of the ang koo kueh with the skin made with pumpkin and hence, the colour. They have been buying these regularly from a stall at Rejang Park here (I hear they also have the red ones) and for once, I am so very happy that the skin is thin and not hard or rubbery and there is so much mung bean filling in it…

Ang koo kueh, inside

Now that we can get our own very nice ones here, there is no need to go over to Kuching for these anymore.

And if you think that was it for the day, no, there was more to come! That evening, the Youngs dropped by my house and Stephanie gave me more of my favourite – the marble cupcakes to enjoy…

Stephanie's marble cheese cakes

…and also these old-school delight…

Old school ice cream potong

No, this was after my time – I am a lot older than that. Hehehehehe!!!!

They also gave me this cheese layer cake…

Cheese layer cake

…that the mum made and boy, it was so very very nice – step aside, Lavender!

Thank you so much, everybody, for everything – it sure was such a good day indeed!