Take you there…

My girl was at a friend’s wedding dinner that night when we dropped by here

Anak Borneo

…so the other evening, I took her there to let her try some of those ethnic delights.

Of course, we had the barbecued pork (RM10.00)…

Anak Borneo barbecued pork

…and we brought our own Bintulu cincaluk (fermented shrimps), chili and lime dip…

Cincaluk dip from home

…which we would prefer to what was usually given…

Anak Borneo dip

…here along with another one, dark-coloured probably due to the use of soy sauce in the making.

My girl wanted the pansoh ayam (RM15.00)…

Anak Borneo pansuh ayam

…chicken cooked in the bamboo tubes over hot charcoal…

Anak Borneo hot charcoal

…as I had already ordered the pork and she did not feel like having more. I did ask for the tapioca leaves this time around so we were given a bit of that by the side. I would say the pork was nicer and I am no fan of the lau kay boh (old mother hen) that is traditionally what they would use for this. It was kind of tough but thankfully, it did not have that one kind of peculiar smell that I detected when I bought the same from a coffee shop in Selangau – of course, I never went back there again for more.

Unfortunately, they did not have any lokan that night and we had to settle for the jellyfish umai (RM10.00)…

Anak Borneo jellyfish umai

…instead. My girl would certainly prefer those clams and it was only when we were leaving that I saw my friend taking out some to cook – she said that they had just arrived and truth be told, they did look kind of small unlike the ones we had during our previous visit.

I did order this plate of fried midin with belacan (RM6.00)…

Champion Corner fried midin

…from this place…

Ah Ping at Champion Corner

…at the back of that coffee shop. It was nice even though they did not use the really good quality (and expensive) belacan from Bintulu and this was cheaper than most other places where it could go up to RM8.00 or even RM10.00 a plate.

They do have a lot on their menu, including some western fare…

Ah Ping's menu

…but no, we did not order anything else from them that night.

Then from our table, I noticed that they had just finished barbecuing these pork ribs…

Anak Borneo barbecued pork ribs 1

I only saw them as I was leaving the other day so this time around, I would not want to miss the chance and simply had to order and try (RM15.00)…

Anak Borneo barbecued pork ribs 2

It was very nice, very tasty, though a little on the tough side.

All in all, it was to me, like the previous time, a delightful dinner and yes, my girl did say that she really enjoyed it and that was all that mattered.