I love you this much…

We did not plan on dropping by here for lunch last Saturday because usually, it would be virtually impossible to find a parking space in the vicinity but it so happened that we were around that part of the town centre and luck was on our side so there we were at this same ol’ place having more or less the same ol’ dishes.

Well, it was the weekend of our annual Sibu International Dance Festival so all the dancers from all the different countries in the world were here and it so happened that they were at that same restaurant for lunch, groups and groups of them! Thankfully, their lunch was pre-ordered so as soon as one group was seated, the dishes came out really fast…and thankfully, we did not have to wait a long time for ours either.

The ones I saw included those from Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong…and a whole lot of other countries but I only spotted three Caucasians at a table quite near to ours, dunno which country they came from. Suddenly one of them, a guy, exclaimed out loud repeatedly, “I love this so much! I really love this! It is so nice!” Of course I was curious as to what got him so excited so I went and peeped. It was our local wild  fern, the midin

Nice House midin with belacan 1

Coincidentally, we also ordered it that day, fried with belacan (RM8.00)…

Nice House midin with belacan

…and though I had never seen it cooked with Bombay onions before, it was really very very nice and the gravy went absolutely well with rice.

Yes, we had the sizzling beef on a hot plate (RM13.00)…

Nice House sizzling hot plate beef 1

…again as well – one of my girl’s favourites at this restaurant and yes, it was as good as ever…

Nice House sizzling hot plate beef 2

– the beef was so nice and tender and we certainly enjoyed that.

I remember the last time we were here, we did not quite enjoy their plum sauce chicken as it was kind of hard but we decided to take the chance and asked for it again (RM12.00)…

Nice House plum sauce chicken

…as this is among their many nice dishes that we would love to have each time we drop by and yes, it was perfectly done this time around.

I noticed that the prices had gone up a bit – the beef was RM12.00 the first time we were here when they moved to their new location and the chicken was only RM10.00 then. That, of course, is to be expected as the prices of everything have been going up and up and up. Having said that, I am of the opinion that it is still very cheap – there were three of us and we ordered for two but the servings were huge enough for at least, four persons…and most importantly, the food was nice and we sure enjoyed our lunch that day. Without doubt, we will be back…if we can find a place to park, that is.

Well, it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋節) or the Zhōngqiū Jié, also known as the Mooncake Festival so here’s wishing everybody a Happy Mooncake Festival. Enjoy eating your mooncakes. Planning anything special for dinner tonight?