Love more or less…

The other day, we dropped by this coffee shop here…

Grace Cafe
*archive photo*

…that is noted for its dianpianngu which some say is nicer than the original in town, the brother’s or somebody, I can’t quite remember now. However, when my Kuching cousins were here not too long ago, they were rather disappointed as the fish balls used were not freshly-made ones but those frozen stuff from the supermarket. Ah well! I am never a fan of that Sibu Foochow delight so it does not matter much to me.

I have bought the fried noodles from the Muslim food stall in front…

Grace Cafe muslim food stall

…for my girl once and she said she enjoyed it but that was a long time ago and I am not sure if it is still the same people running the business but since I was in the vicinity that day, I decided to give the nasi campur (mixed rice) a try and these were what I picked…

Grace Cafe nasi campur

– the chicken curry…

Grace Cafe chicken curry

…and of course, I could not resist the chicken liver…

Grace Cafe chicken liver & kangkong

…and I also had the fried kangkong as well as this…

Grace Cafe kelapa sawit

…that the lady, for reasons unknown, served to me separately. I asked if that was cempedak or nangka muda (young jackfruit) but the lady said it was kelapa sawit (oil palm). Huh? You eat that? Well, whatever it was, I enjoyed it and everything else that I had in my plate. I would say that it was not exactly like the usual Malay style of cooking and more inclined towards our local kampung (village) style and yes, it was nice.

My missus had the same minus the chicken liver and for what we had, the total came up to only RM8.00. Not bad, eh?

The very next day, we were in another part of town and after walking around some of the shops there, we ended up here again for the chap fan (mixed rice)…

Eco Delite chap fan

…that we had once and thought was good.

We loved the curry the last time so both my missus and I picked that again…

Eco Delite chicken curry

…and I helped myself to a whole lot of potatoes and only one piece of the meat.

Both of us chose the fried egg with whatever there was in it…

Eco Delite fried egg and stuff & paku

…but while I had the paku (wild jungle fern), my missus had the kai lan.

I also had the sweet and sour chicken…

Eco Delight sweet and sour chicken

…and the total for both of us that day was RM9.00, just a ringgit more than what we had at the Muslim food stall the day before.

I would say that I loved the food at both places, more or less…and both were relatively inexpensive so I would not mind dropping by one of them again for lunch should I happen to be around those parts of town.