Not what I wanted…

I wanted to buy some stuff from the store round the corner that day so we decided to just drop by here…

Chopsticks Chicken & Rice

…for lunch.

I was thinking of having some chicken rice with steamed chicken and perhaps some char siew and roast pork as well on top and the very diluted (Chinese) curry gravy poured all over it like what I used to enjoy a lot in the 70’s at one old-school restaurant at Carpenter Street in Kuching – Ang Lee, no relation whatsoever to that celebrated movie director.

However, when we got there, my missus said she would have what I would be having – normally, she would order something else from one of the other stalls there so that called for a change of plans as I would not know whether she would enjoy that or not. Anyway, they had run out of the curry and probably, the steamed chicken as well as I did not see any hanging in the display cabinet even though it was only 11 something, not quite lunchtime yet.

I ordered some roast chicken, roast pork and char siew for 2…

Chopsticks meat platter

…to go with the very nice chicken rice, one of the very few around that I truly like a lot…

Chopsticks chicken rice & chili dip

…and their special chicken rice chili dip is pretty good as well.

I also asked for two five-spice stewed egg…

Chopsticks 5-spice egg

…and I was pleasantly surprised to note that they are still RM1.00 each…

Chopsticks menu & prices


I am not all that fond of theΒ char siew at the stalls around here in general. Either theirs would not taste quite like it or it would be rather dry and hard too usually…and in the past, they did not have that here – just some roasted honey pork or something but I saw they had it that day and I asked for some…

Chopsticks Chicken & Rice char siew

…to be included in our meat platter. To our delight, it was very nice – no, still not quite like the regular char siew but yes, we liked it and we sure would not mind going for it again the next time we drop by here.

The best part, of course, was the fact that for all that we had, we only had to fork out RM17.50 for two persons, inclusive of rice and complimentary soup – around USD4.00 only, believe it or not…or around AUD5.50!

CHOPSTICKS CHICKEN & RICEΒ (2.312434, 111.845917) is located in the Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada area of shops, facing the church along Lorong Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Gambir.

Author: suituapui

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

21 thoughts on “Not what I wanted…”

  1. Indeed a good deal & sure I would ask for the stewed egg too. I like how the prices of the food are clearly indicated.

    Problem is I will order one…and then ask for extras, cannot resist. That day, we dropped by again – I tapao-ed the roast chicken rice and I asked for roast pork as well to go with it, RM6 a pack. Did not ask for stewed egg as my girl does not take soy sauce.

  2. They are still doing well there?? The stewed egg, my hubby would love that!

    Now I am thinking of chicken rice. Steamed chicken with nice oil rice and super good chili dipping….^^

    Yes, the stuff from the chicken rice stall is consistently good, love the rice especially…and the prices. Went back on Sunday – the kueh chap was not nice and way too salty, the Sarawak laksa was pale, my girl said it was ok but it did not seem very nice and the Foochow fried noodles my missus had had the pale gravy, not the dark one that I would prefer. Still so many people but then again, Sunday mornings, most popular coffee shops here would be overflowing with people…

  3. Same with Irene, I will also ask for the egg…

    Looks like those eggs are the favourite of many, not just me.

  4. Nothing better than to be surprised by how good food is – rather than the other way around.

    That’s for sure! Especially when after hearing rave reviews and I rush to the place to try and end up disappointed.

  5. I love that kind of stewed egg dish… dont think they have it in the chicken rice shop that we frequent.

    Oh? Not there? Here, at most chicken rice/stewed/roast meat shops, they would have those…unless they are sold out.

  6. Good price! A$5.50 for all that – that’d be aussie prices 30 years ago!

    This is one time when we sure do not mind being backward. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. I can never resist those stewed eggs!

    Everybody loves those stewed eggs, it seems…which makes me wonder why they do not have them at all food stalls. If they use the smaller lower or medium grade eggs, they should be able to make at least 70-80 sen per egg if they are selling them at RM1 each.

  8. Ok ar, very reasonably priced! Eating rice is more filling than eating other stuff so definitely worth it hehe!

    Yes, sometimes we just have noodles and stuff and we do get hungry very fast.

  9. i wonder if there are any restaurants in the world that DID choose to name themselves (or one of their dishes) ‘ang lee’ as a tribute to the director πŸ˜€

    This Ang Lee in Kuching was around in the 60’s and 70’s long before the guy became famous for his movies so I am pretty sure there is no connection…unlike a tailor shop in Sibu named Elvis. Bet he’s a die-hard fan! πŸ˜€

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