The same but different…

We have not dropped by here

My Chef Restaurant

…for a very long time – it is different now as it is no longer air-conditioned and has switched to the regular coffee shop kind of setting.

I was distracted for a while by the lady’s t-shirt…

Song titles

…that day when my missus and I dropped by for lunch. No, I do not know all the songs but I would say that I know most of them except for a couple. How many do you know?

My missus had their mee mamak (RM5.00)…

My Chef Restaurant mee mamak 1

…which was fried with curry powder…

My Chef Restaurant mee mamak 2

I don’t think I’ve ever seen mee mamak done this way elsewhere before but then again, we have places here where they fry bihun with curry powder and they call it Singapore bihun. I am pretty sure they do not have that in the island republic, much less cook bihun this way. Nonetheless, my missus enjoyed it very much and insisted that it was nicer than all that she had before at the Malay shops and elsewhere.

I loved their Mongolian chicken with rice (RM6.50)…

My Chef Restaurant Mongolian chicken with rice 1

…which was still good but I do recall that the gravy used to be thicker…

My Chef Restaurant Mongolian chicken with rice 2

…with a strong peanut fragrance, something like satay sauce but not quite the same.

For one thing, I would give them top marks for their chili dip…

My Chef Restaurant chili dip

…that was so very very nice and very spicy and they give that to you in a bottle at your table – you can have all you want and we sure helped ourselves to a whole lot of it.

A couple of days later, over the weekend when my girl was already home for the week-long school holidays, we went here again for lunch because I wanted to try their stout pork (RM13.00)…

My Chef Restaurant stout pork

For one thing, it is very convenient for us as our house is just round the corner. As for the pork, yes, I would say it was to our liking.

I did not think the Thai-style tofu (RM8.00)…

My Chef Restaurant Thai-style tofu

…was anything special though – my girl wanted that and I also ordered their salted vegetable tofu soup (RM8.00)…

My Chef Restaurant salted vegetable tofu soup

…which had a whole lot of ingredients inside and it tasted great though we would very much prefer the simplicity of the one here, more like what one would cook at home and I would prefer it more if they had used regular soft tofu instead of those cylindrical Japanese egg ones.

We also had their salted fish brinjal (RM8.00)…

My Chef Restaurant salted fish brinjal

My girl loves brinjal and no matter how it is done, she is sure to like it! The food warmer that they used to serve it in caught me eye – very nice…

My Chef Restaurant food warmer

…and it seemed that they used it to serve some of their other dishes too.

On the whole, lunch was all right, nothing sensational, not anything to sweep us off our feet but it certainly was so very cheap and the servings were all so huge that we had to tapao a whole lot of the food home. I think for the three of us, one meat dish and one veg would be more than enough.

MY CHEF RESTAURANTΒ (2.311365, 111.846638) is located along Jalan Pedada in the block of shops to the left of Delta Mall, the second one in that block if you are coming from that direction, with the Astro Sibu office at the other end of that same block.

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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 “The same but different…”

  1. what a cool t-shirt … i love music from that era, so i do know all the songs, except for the Girls Aloud song πŸ™‚ ohhh … brinjal for me too! πŸ˜€

    Wow!!! You’re good! I don’t know that one either and the one by Sum 41. Oh? You love brinjal too?

  2. I don’t know 1 or 2 songs in the list. The food sure looks good though not great by your review. Since portion is big, 1 vege and 1 meat should be enough for 3 like you mentioned but may be still a bit much for 2 pax since most of the time I am with my spouse so may need to take away the leftovers too.

    Same here. I don’t know 2…or maybe 3.

    Food sure looked good, tasted ok, pretty much the same as most places round town but it was really cheap and the servings were huge. We noticed that everybody else was packing the leftovers to take home, not just us. Well, it was good enough for us to want to do that. If it wasn’t nice, we would not have bothered.

  3. Haha, only 2 songs I know…From Backstreet boys & Westlife. It is not a bad idea to add curry powder to the fried mee or bihun. Should try one day. I think is nice.

    Well, my missus liked it. Oh? You know 2 only? Guess you’re not into English pop songs all that much.

    1. You are absolutely right. I am not much into English pop songs though am English educated. I only like oldies, both English & Mandarin

      Yes, these songs are quite recent.

  4. Curry power add to the mee, don’t think I try it this way before…

    That’s what I thought – no curry powder added to fried bihun either. They do that here and they call it Singapore bihun. Bluff one!

  5. All the dishes are priced very reasonably and they indeed look very nice too! As for the tshirt, I like it.. maybe can put our own favourite songs behind.. hahahaa..

    Your favourite songs? I know they will include Those were the days – Mary Hopkins, Yesterday once more – The Carpenters and Dancing Queen – Abba. Right? πŸ˜€

  6. Haha. Where they got that t-shirt with the songs. Very catchy.

    Long time did not have mamak mee. Make me hungry only. Time for dinner.

    The t-shirt sure caught my attention. πŸ˜€

    So what are you having for dinner?

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