By your side…

This sparkling new coffee shop…

Yun Lung Cafe, Sibu

…is right beside the one I blogged about in yesterday’s post. They just opened earlier this month so you can see some of the flowers…


…from well-wishers here and there in the shop.

It turned out that the guy, an ex-student of mine, who used to dish out the fried stuff at this since-closed-down place (where I used to enjoy my favourite kampua noodles in town) is now here…

Stall selling fried noodles and stuff

…but what he has in store is not in the “official” menu. However, you can order the usual like fried mee, kway teow, bihun and all the rest and if what I used to have at the previous place was anything to go by, they would all be pretty good.

The son runs the kampua noodle stall…

Yun Lung Cafe, kampua stall

…in that same shop but I did not order any to give it a try. Perhaps I will do that the next time I drop by.

There was a vacant stall beside this one that day, available for rent at only RM350.00 a month and according to the proprietress, a Malay tenant was there but left after a week. Hmmmm…perhaps I could take over and sell something there, you reckon? LOL!!!

Talking about the proprietress, it looked like she sells the drinks and also some delightful selections that you can pick from the menu. She has this Vietnamese coffee…

Yun Lung Cafe Vietnamese coffee 1

…which I tried…

Yun Lung Cafe Vietnamese coffee 2

…and yes, I thought it was quite good but at RM3.50 a cup and RM4.00 with ice, I think I would much sooner go for our own local coffee – RM1.80 next door…and only RM1.50 here or here. I don’t know if the one here is any good though as I did not have that that morning.

She did mention that they make their own kaya (coconut jam) for their kaya toast unlike many places in town where they just use the canned Yeo’s one which does not tickle my fancy, not even a little bit, thank you very much.

I tried their sio bee/siew mai (meat dumpling)…

Yun Lung Cafe sio bee

…going for RM1.00 each but I must say that I would prefer their seafood ones (3 for RM3.50)…

Yun Lung Cafe seafood siew mai 1

…with real whole shrimps inside…

Yun Lung Cafe seafood siew mai 2

I asked the lady if she made them herself but she said no, a friend makes them at home and she helps sell them at her coffee shop.

So what did we have for our brunch? We did not want the chicken curry with rice…

Yun Lung Cafe rice

…so I chose their stewed pork leg (RM6.50)…

Yun Lung Cafe stewed pork leg

…which, like the one next door (RM7.00), was very nice too but I would not say that this was cheaper as it did not come with one whole stewed egg nor did I get any complimentary  char bee lau/fragrant root (chicken) soup.

My missus had the pork belly slices with preserved vegetables (RM6.50)…

Yun Lung Cafe sliced pork belly with preserved vegetables

…and I would say that this one had an edge over the pork leg – I thought it tasted a little nicer.

Yes, I would say that we enjoyed what we had that morning and yes, we certainly would be back. I did give the location in my previous post, but anyway, here it is once again – it is here (2.296578, 111.826150) along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg among the shops to the right of Kin Orient Plaza where the old/original Sing Kwong Supermarket is – there are not that many shops there so it should not be difficult to find…plus parking is easily available and free!

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “By your side…”

  1. The dim sum is quite expansive.

    Dim sum is becoming expansive here. Regulars have told me that quality has declined except in one or two places but they are not cheap.

    The stewed pork and belly pork look good. The latter appear to have the edge judging by the appearance. I wouldn’t add so much water.

    Expensive? How much are they where you are? I doubt you can get anything decent for 20 p…or anything less than a pound. Here, at the full-fledged dim sum places, it is usually around RM4.50 for a basket of two or three, still less than a pound…and let’s not go to those Hong Kong or wherever franchises in KL or Penang – so expensive and people actually queue to go and eat at those. Of course, here, you can get the cheap ones at the night market or at some other coffee shops, 80 sen each…all flour and fat, so mushy that you would spit it all out at first bite.

    As for the pork belly preserved veg, for me, the gravy is the main draw. Went so so so very well with the rice. I was wishing I had more gravy in my stewed pork leg…and in the end, I just helped myself tow hat was in my missus’ bowl. That was how I was able to come to the conclusion that her pick was nicer than mine.

    1. If you were to compare prices , of course, everything in Malaysia is cheap. I was just saying…….Happy Sunday.

      What’s left of it here, evening already.

      Well, I would not say those that I had were expensive for the reasons that I mentioned above…and like I said, there are cheaper ones…and more expensive ones too, a lot more expensive. Prices are secondary – what is most important is it must taste nice. I’ve been to classier dim sum places and paid a lot more…and left, suffering from an msg overdose.

  2. definitely a very heavy meal here! so many porks!! and all my favourite recipes! no vinegar pork>?

    That’s Cantonese, I think. Not a Foochow thing here but there are more and more people selling it here – available at a lot of places here, not this one and they actually can do it very well. I’ve had a few good ones. This stewed pork leg, they say, is a Hakka thing. Maybe that is why the ones at the shops are not really great, my missus does it so much better – she is Hakka/Cantonese.

  3. Both meat dishes looks equally good & tempting. If I were to choose between the two, I would go for the pork belly slices with preserved vegetables. It will whip up ones’ appetite with the sourish taste. Beautiful shell shape plates.

    Drop by Supersave. They do have some nice and cheap crockery – whether they are durable or not, I wouldn’t know…but anytime better than using those colourful plastic plate and bowls. I am not comfortable with hot food served on plastic…and they did say something about melamine too, not good to use those either.

  4. I’ve bought a few of those Vietnamese coffee makers, and we often have them at home. They’re pretty good.

    I’ve two or three. My niece in Singapore bought me a few packs on her trips to Vietnam. Everytime you buy a pack, you get a drip and a nice cup and saucer set – the thick old school coffee shop type, white with blue flowers. Love it! The coffee is ok, I prefer our local one but at least it is very much nicer than those very expensive branded coffee franchise places.

  5. If you set up stall I bet your fried meehoon and fried rice would be the bestsellers 😀

    Maybe I should do that, get my girl out of the horrible jungle school to help run the stall. Poor admin, useless, good for nothing, more dead than alive, the school is falling apart…no electricity going into the 3rd week now. So angry!

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