Up & up…

That’s the way the prices of things around here are going these days, up & up!

We went for the morning service again last Sunday and on the way home, we stopped by here for brunch before going back to the house to get my girl’s water, rations and supplies for the week and so on and making our way to her school in the jungle. For one thing, it was very convenient and for another, we quite like most of the stuff served here.

The pictures of the meal sets, RM9.90…

Colourful Cafe meal sets

…now available there, are up on display but I did not see the one with the honey chicken wings. They do have that, of that I am pretty sure as I did buy it once for my girl when we went to pick her a few weeks ago and take her home. She enjoys those wings so much so of course, I ordered those…

Colourful Cafe honey chicken wings
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…to be packed for her to take along with her in addition to all that we had prepared for her. They started off with only RM8.50 for 3 and then it went up to RM9.00 and now they are RM9.80 and if you do not bring your own food container, you will have to fork out RM10.00, 20 sen extra for the flimsy cardboard box for takeaways.

She wanted the curry beef rice (RM6.00)…

Colourful Cafe curry beef rice

…that day. Their curry beef…

Colourful Cafe curry beef

…is another thing that she loves here. I’m not sure how much that was before but yes, I did have that once and for want of a bit more vegetables, I was wishing they could be more generous with the cucumber slices. They are now serving it with chicken rice, it seems, not plain white rice anymore.

My missus stuck loyally to her char kway teow

Colourful Cafe char kway teow
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…RM4.50, up 50 sen and I had their Sarawak laksa

Colourful Cafe Sarawak laksa 1

…RM5.50, up 50 sen as well, with, as always, the same three small prawns that one would get when eating this here…

Colourful Cafe Sarawak laksa 2

…but when I was paying at the counter, I saw on their menu that they actually have something that they call their “laksa king“, RM7.50. Hmmm…I probably would order that next time – I certainly hope there will be more than just three prawns, not a whole lot of bihun drowned in a whole lot of broth.

No, I’m not complaining that things here are a bit more expensive now – let’s just say that I’m getting quite used to it by now. For one thing, they are still quite affordable and as long as they maintain their standard and everything tastes great, value for money, I sure would not mind dropping by again. After all, since it is on the way back to where I live, I would probably save a bit on the petrol compared to having to drive into town or some other places elsewhere and going round and round and round looking for a parking space…plus parking here is free!

COLOURFUL CAFE (2.316673, 111.837539) is located in the Renew4U building at the junction of Brooke Drive and Lorong Kwong Ann 8, across the road from the Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

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Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Up & up…”

  1. Yes, the price is still good after the increment. I wonder how beef curry and chicken rice taste like when eaten together. Nicer?

    It was ok. I know in Kuching they have been serving chicken rice topped with steamed chicken, char siew, siew yoke and then they pour curry gravy over it…since the 70’s. I used to enjoy it – have not come across it since.

  2. I had a bowl of normal Sarawak laksa this week and it costs RM6!! From RM5 to RM5.50 and now RM6! All in this year. Price really hike so fast!!

    I love chicken wings! Hi 5 to Melissa. Your missus’ kway teow is my option here. Your laksa didnt entice me. Lol.

    His kway teow is our favourite in town ever since he was at Red Carrot – same with his chicken wings, we really enjoyed them when he was there. Never gone back since he left. The laksa is good, better than many other places, he makes his own sambal – you know Sibu is not really a place for Sarawak/Kuching laksa but our favourite is the one at Thomson Corner.

    RM6 only? That’s cheap. Last I heard, a bowl at one of the favourites in the city, RM7-8, dunno now.

  3. The chicken wings are almost glowing. Looks so yum.

    Glistening with all the honey. Yes, this guy does it really well…unlike the honey chicken (ayam madu) at the Malay shops and stalls – not crazy about theirs.

  4. All looks good. I wonder how the laksa king looks like, maybe with bigger prawns. I like the pickled cucumbers in the chicken wings set. Nothing comes cheap these days.

    Yet to go back and try. Last I heard, my cousin had a bowl at Chong Choon – her favourite, it was RM7.00 a bowl…or was it RM8.00? Also three prawns but bigger than these. Here, it depends on the supplier – sometimes big, sometimes small…but always, only 3!

  5. Not surprising anymore.. there is no down n down, always up n up only.. even Ipoh has a restaurant called Up and Up! 🙂

    Oh dear! I hope it does not refer to their prices. 😀

  6. i guess inflation is the fact of modern life that will plague us till our death. i can imagine if we live another 30 years, those three chicken wings might come close to RM20!

    30 years is not a very long time – these days, time sure seems to fly. At this rate, I just can’t imagine the prices of things then. I think you would have to pay that price in some countries already for three chicken wings, even without conversion into our miserable ringgit.

  7. The beef curry sure looks good with the thick gravy.

    The way we would cook it too – my Malay friends when we were in the UK said my curry was not like theirs. Seems that their curry is watery, none of such thick gravy.

  8. Sigh. The prices of food and other things are rising in our place too. I bet that the blood pressure is also rising because of this. Sigh.

    Unfortunately, my pension is not going up similarly. 😥

    1. Ouch! That’s the problem.

      Yes! I think we get something like a 2% increase every year but still I am thankful I am getting a pension and other benefits, quite enough, at this point in time, to get by. My brother in NZ says that he cannot retire as when he stops working, he will not have any income – no pension, no provident fund, nothing. I guess they do have welfare there for the unemployed but that really is not much.

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