The third time…

I’ve mentioned in my previous posts that the weather here has been really hot so we were thinking of some place air-conditioned that we could go to for lunch that day and my girl suggested this place that we have been to twice before – here and also here. Obviously, she likes the place and the food.

I noticed this news article…

Home Cook newspaper article

…on the glass beside the entrance featuring their Foochow fish balls…

Home Cook Foochow fish balls

…so obviously, that would be one of their specialties and since we did not have that on our previous visits, I ordered it…

Home Cook Foochow fish ball soup

…to give it a try. Yes, it was very nice but I felt the soup lacked the fish ball taste. It was kind of mild, somewhat bland but we were fine with it that way since we ourselves do not add much salt and do not use msg in our own cooking at home.

For our vegetable dish, we had the cangkuk manis with egg…

Home Cook cangkuk manis with egg

…and boy, that sure looked like a lot of egg, don’t you think? Well, that was nice and so was this dish of pork with salted fish…

Home Cook pork with salted fish

…minus the soy sauce, the way they would usually do it in other restaurants. I did not miss the soy sauce, not at all, but I was wishing they had added some dried chili – they would have that too, usually.

We had another dish – their own-made tofu

Home Cook own-made tofu

…and yes, it was very good. I think among all that we had that day, we enjoyed this the most.

The best part, of course, was when I went to pay the bill, I was told that it was only RM34.00 for the food plus rice and we had 4 dishes that day. The last time we were here, we had 3 and the bill was just RM31.00. Gee!!! I am pretty sure we can’t get anything this cheap anywhere else in town!

HOME COOK CORNERΒ (2.292756, 111.825335) is located at No. 73, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to RUBY RESTAURANT with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.

Author: suituapui

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

17 thoughts on “The third time…”

  1. Oh yes, that is really very reasonably priced. It is surprising a simple tofu dish is the one you enjoyed the most. My boys love fishballs so I guess they’ll love this too.

    With just a blink of an eye, the two-week long school holidays is coming to an end 😦

    The tofu was so soft and smooth and it had a very nice tofu fragrance and taste, nicer than all own-made ones I’ve had before and definitely nicer than those they sell at the market. Dunno why they cannot make theirs like this, I would want to buy all the time.

    The Foochow fish balls have meat filling – the ones here are nicer than the famous one in town, the texture and taste of the fish ball and also the meat filling but they do not have the ginger soup inside (like xiao long pao which I do not like) and they are smaller.

    Yes, sent my girl back to her school in the jungle yesterday. 😦

  2. The price certainly sounds reasonable.

    Less than USD8.00 for 4 dishes for 3 persons for lunch. You sure can’t get that there, I’m sure.

  3. thats always the best part isn’t it? when we find out the bill is lower than our expectations :D..


    Yes, especially at times like this when the prices of everything are going up and up and up.

  4. It’s been extraordinarily hot over our way too.

    I guess you’re not Down Under in Oz right now, it’s winter there, very cold. Thankfully, we’ve been getting quite a bit of rain these past few days so the heat is not so intense anymore.

  5. Cheap cheap. That is one thing I missed about Sibu. Haha.

    Indeed more egg than cangkuk manis in that plate.

    Expensive in Kuching? I’m sure there are some affordable places around too as well.

  6. These are definitely the kind of comfort food I like, simple & yet delicious but hang on, the best part is still the price. Value for what you pay & everyone went home with a happy tummy.

    You’ll like it here, I’m sure. Other than the price, low on salt and msg too, no overdose like many of these Chinese places.

  7. I like Foochow fish ball, but not many places sell it…

    I know only two here but the famous one, they do sell theirs, frozen so one can buy and bring home to cook. Dunno if they export to other places or not.I’ve seen those made elsewhere in the supermarkets too, not sure any from Singapore or not.

    1. Just found the answer in your first reply!!

      Righto! You get that in Fuzhou/Foochow fish balls but the taste may very from one to the other. This one’s nice but I wouldn’t mind a little bit more of the minced meat. πŸ˜€

  8. Only in Sibu you can get such friendly prices. Everything looks food and I am now a fan of Foochow fishballs.

    You are? I am old school, I’d rather go for the regular fish balls, tenggiri no less.

  9. sounds like a regional heatwave, since it’s sweltering in the peninsular too! :S well, for this outlet, it looks like first, second and third time are all the charm! πŸ˜€

    Yes, at those prices and since the food is good plus they are willing to tweak their recipes to accommodate our no-wheat no-soy-sauce requirement, we sure would not mind going back there again and again…unlike the lady boss at one place – she just said, “If that is the case, you can’t eat most everything here lah!” Tsk! Tsk!

  10. This is classic the photo on the news and the real thing do not look similar in terms of content inside πŸ™‚

    That is always the case but probably that was a long time ago and with the rising prices of everything now, the balls have shrunk and the filling is very much less.

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