Say it out loud…

This Malay eatery…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant

…is fairly new, located in the area of shops where this supermarket…

Bisonte Grocer & Deli

…is located, at Simpang Tiga here in Sibu.

I was wondering how one would pronounce the name should one want to say it out loud. MIA is the acronym in English for missing in action but maybe it should be pronounced as Maya, a popular name here but when I asked one of the guys there, it turned out that one should pronounce it as in the Italian expression/Abba hit/musical, mamma mia.

My missus and I went for the nasi campur (mixed rice) and make no mistake, the prices are stated on the whiteboard very clearly…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant prices

…so what you take will be what you will have to pay later after you have enjoyed the meal.

My missus had the perut (beef tripe)…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant perut

…and that would be RM2.00 and also the sotong (squid)…

Mia Cafe & Restuarant sotong

…RM2.30 and the sayo (vegetable)…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant sayo

…RM1.00, making her total, RM5.30 altogether.

I had the sotong and the sayo too, totalling RM3.30 already and I also had the asam fish…

Mia Cafe & restaurant fish

…RM2.50, bringing it up to RM5.80 and I flooded the rice with the very lovely soup but of course, there was no charge for that.

The salted egg, 80 sen…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant salted egg

…kept calling out to me and it looked so good that I just could not resist taking one and as buah emplam is currently not in season, they used buah kedondong instead to make the very delightful sambal, RM1.00…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant sambal buah kedundong

As a matter of fact, I loved it so much that I tapao-ed some of it to take back and enjoy with our meals at home.

That means that the overall total for all that I had picked…

Mia Cafe & Restaurant nasi campur

…came up to RM7.60.

Obviously eating here is not like some other places where they do not seem to bother what you take and will just give you a random total that may be so cheap you can’t believe your ears but at least, here, you pay for what you take and yes, the food is pretty good so I certainly would not mind coming back here again sometime and hopefully, I will be more disciplined the next time around and not help myself to everything that catches my eye. LOL!!!

MIA CAFE & RESTAURANT (2.308507, 111.820287) is located among the shops at Simpang Tiga, Sibu, facing inwards overlooking the houses along Jalan Kuda, off Jalan Kampung Nangka whereas Sara Cafe is one of the two on the other side of that same area, facing Jalan Bunga Normah 4.

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