What do they see…

We went back to the supermarket, that same one that my missus and I went to a couple of days earlier, as my girl was home for the holidays and I was very sure she would love to browse around and look at all the imported products from countries overseas including Korea. However, there was nothing much that she could buy since they were all not gluten-free but I did spot two boxes of cookies that she could eat, made in Portugal, going for around RM11.00 each. We did see some at an organic shop near here but they were all priced way over RM20.00 so of course, she bought the two, one plain and the other chocolate chip. She did try the former and yes, it was good and of course, it made her very happy as she had not had cookies for a long time now.

When we were through, it was time for lunch and we decided to drop by here, one place that we had not been to for quite sometime as we had had some issues with their quality control like here, for instance…or here. However, being located right across the open space in the area of commercial buildings, it was very convenient and besides, I have seen a lot of people there everytime I passed by, whatever do they see that I don’t, I wonder. Surely they must be doing something right to be able to attract that kind of crowd.

Unfortunately, my missus’ ayam bakar (RM12.80)…

Cabeijo lalapan ayam bakar

…was terribly charred and the meat was rather dry, probably the result of overcooking. She did not like the chili dip in the middle and neither did I and she did grumble that the other two sambals were not as nice as before. I thought they were all right but the sambal in the sotong sambal (RM14.00)…

Cabeijo sotong sambal

…stole the show. It was really very nice though the whole time, I was wishing I could say the same about the sotong (squid) – they were kind of bland, quite tasteless and even the nice sambal could not save the day.

My girl told me that one of her colleagues liked it here and she loved the lalapan empal (RM14.80)…

Cabeijo lalapan empal 1

…so I ordered that to try. It tasted all right, something like bak kua, the beef variety…

Cabeijo lalapan empal 2

…though I would not say it was anything so very nice that I could not wait to come back for more.

I asked the nice and friendly boy who took our orders and he said that they would coat the chicken with tepung kanji (tapioca flour) so that meant that my girl could have their lalapan ayam gurih (RM9.80)…

Cabeijo lalapan ayam gurih

…which was all right except that the meat was also on the dry side, like the mum’s ayam bakar.

All in all, I would say we wouldn’t mind it so much that the bill came up to RM61.90, inclusive of drinks and GST, had they paid more attention to the cooking of the things they served to ensure the quality expected of such a place and such prices. We can get stuff a whole lot cheaper…and most likely, very much nicer too at the coffee shops all around that area, of that I’m sure…or we can always go back to the African guy, just a stone’s throw away – what he dishes out everytime never fails to please.

CABEIJO (2.307981, 111.820533) is located somewhere in the middle of the commercial area at Simpang Tiga, Sibu with Jalan Bunga Normah 4 on one side, Jalan Kampung Nangka on the other and Jalan Kuda on the inside.

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