Back in the old routine…

Well, thankfully, my mum was discharged Friday afternoon last week and is presently looking well. I guess as long as she eats regularly, she should be all right from now on…and now that she’s home after over a month at the medical centre, we can finally go back to our old or usual routine.

My girl was home, of course, over the weekend and for our lunch on Saturday, she wanted pad Thai (RM13.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen pad Thai

…and of course, whatever she wants, she gets!

That was why we stopped by here

Flowers at Flavours

…that day and to go with it, we also ordered their tom yam goong (RM42.90)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen tom yam goong

…with two huge freshwater prawns…

Flavours Thai Kitchen freshwater prawn

…and that certainly works out to be cheaper than what we had here for RM30.00 with just one prawn cut into halves to make it look like two. The soup was absolutely perfect, just the right level of the sour taste and spiciness and we all enjoyed it very much and of course, their pad Thai was great, as always.

We also enjoyed the oyster omelette (RM19.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen oyster omelette 1

– it had that very nice egg taste that I love in omelettes, something that I do not seem to detect much elsewhere or when I fry my own. I don’t know if it’s just me but I do not seem to find that same egg smell, what people would call chao chor in Hokkien, in eggs anymore these days and it would be worse in those kampung (free range) or Omega-3 eggs, no smell at all.

Anyway, going back to the oyster omelette…

Flavours Thai Kitchen oyster omelette 2

I did think that they should place it on some kitchen towel first before moving it onto the banana leaf in the plate – I do that myself at home all the time and that would help soak away the excess oil so that it would not be so oily underneath.

The ladies said the paku (RM13.50)…

Flavours Thai Kitchen paku

…was all right but I thought it had a little bit too much santan (coconut milk). I prefer how they do it here and I do think it was nicer the previous times when we had that.

Jos, the Thai chef, was out when we got there – well, they open for lunch at noon and we got there before 11.30. We really must stop showing up too early all the time here, there and everywhere. LOL!!! I think all the dishes we had were cooked by the other Thai chef who came to work here a bit later than Jos but yes, Jos did come back while we were enjoying ourselves there and lo and behold!!! We were served one huge bowl of beef noodles on the house!

I was afraid there would be those yellow noodles in it and my girl, being on a gluten-free diet, would not be able to enjoy it. Luckily, they used those pad Thai noodles in it…

Flavours Thai Kitchen beef noodles 1

…making it look like those Vietnamese pho. I asked Jos if it was that but he said no, it was his own original recipe.

We thought it was very nice…

Flavours Thai Kitchen beef noodles 2

…different from any beef noodles that we have had before and very fragrant with the Thai basil and all the herbs that went into it.

I noticed on their menu that they do charge for drinking water now but looking at my cashier’s receipt, it looked like they had left that out – wasn’t that so very nice of them?

FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN is located on the ground floor of the ORCHID HOTEL, along Brooke Drive at its junction with Jalan Tunku Osman. You can use its main entrance at the back of the hotel building (facing Brooke Drive) or go through the lobby past the reception desk if you are using its hotel entrance.

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Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Back in the old routine…”

  1. Everything looks so nice, especially the omelet! 🙂

    One of our favourites here, just that that day, it was a tad too oily underneath.

  2. “whatever she wants, she gets!” Hee hee! And, whose fault is that? 😉

    Not blaming anybody. In fact, I look forward to the weekend so we can go some place nice to pamper not just my girl but ourselves too. Other days, we would just stop some place convenient for lunch and dinner, we would eat at home – not easy cooking for two if you’re cooking Chinese or Asian. But of course, after the dreary week in the jungle, she gets to pick what she wants. Not possible when my mum was at the medical centre as we got the noon shift and most of these nice places will not open till noon – hence, we would go some place else and eat quickly and rush to the medical centre.

    Actually, I know many of my girl’s colleagues do the same – come down to Sibu on weekends and enjoy some nice things here, no families here so they would have to pamper themselves…and there is, of course, the retail therapy. The temporary relief sure helps in keeping their sanity. My girl does not shop, other than going round to buy her rations for the week and books – she enjoys reading so regular visits to the bookstore would be in her usual routine.

  3. Hotel? But the prices are okay, not expensive at all

    Not run by the hotel this place, they get to rent the place on the understanding that they will provide breakfast for the guests in the morning. Prices are ok, not cheap…but ok – just do not order too much. After all, servings tend to be very big.

  4. Your comment about the egg smell is interesting. I remember my mother used to buy eggs from someone who fed their chicken fish meal. The eggs always smelled of fish! Maybe the feed they give chicken nowadays is different.

    Glad your mother’s out of hospital and better.

    Yes, I am glad too.

    Maybe it is the feed – somehow I just can’t detect that egg smell anymore. Of course there are those who are not all that fond of the smell but without it, somehow, I would feel like I am not eating egg and would not be enjoying it. Quail eggs still have the smell but the smell and taste are different from chicken eggs.

  5. All the food looks so delicious, especially the big prawns and omelette. PTL, your mother is back home now and has appetite to eat. Hope she is feeling good enough to eat more kinds of food. Is she just eating porridge now?

    She does not like porridge, probably from eating too much of it over the years but yes, she’s eating and drinking, probably not that much but enough to get her discharged.

    Yes, they do dish out some pretty good stuff here, would not mind going back again and again but I guess not that often, considering the prices. Best for special occasions, some reason to celebrate.

  6. All looks good but if too spicy or sourish, then not for me. I really love the oyster omelette.

    Not too spicy and definitely not too sourish – fat people do not like things too sour, remember? 😉 Sure you would not prefer the oyster omelette the way they do it in Kuching, the so-called Sarawak pizza – we can’t get that here anymore. Used to, at one place but it has since closed down.

  7. Aaaww. Loving daddy. Your girl is your gem.

    Tom yum goong. I like that!!

    Glad your mum has discharged. Hope she is recovering well at home.

    She’s looking ok, thanks.

    Yes, the tom yum goong was very nice, just that there were only two prawns so I ate the head of one and gave the body to my girl while the mum ate one all by herself as my girl said what I gave her was quite enough. The one and only, truly precious.

  8. Good to hear that your mum is discharged…. Who take care of your dad and mum when you are not around?

    I think I would prefer to leave the personal nitty-gritty details out of my blog. Anybody can PM me privately on Facebook if anyone is curious.

  9. My girl loves Pad Thai too… but not for me, too sweet for my liking.. The tomyam is making me salivating and all in all, this restaurant is worth looking out for!

    The one here is not that sweet. In fact, I would not describe it as being sweet. Our mee mamak is definitely sweeter especially with the chili sauce used in the cooking but yes, I had pad Thai at the other Thai restaurant here and it was sweet and my verdict was that it tasted like mee mamak.

  10. I am glad to know that your mum has been discharged from hospital and is well. I would sure love to have that bowl of beef noodles!

    It was good. If you are into all those exotic herbs and leaves, you would love it, I’m sure.

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