Where you wanna go…

When my sister-in-law was in town, I took her around the no-longer-all-that-familiar places in Sibu and the new ones like the UniCity area and I drove her round the university campus after which we dropped by the Sungai Merah Heritage Walk but the recently-opened pasar malam (night market) there was such a disappointment. Only around 3 or 4 stalls were open and we did ask one of them and he said that all the others had called it a day. Ain’t that sad?

The place in itself was in dire need of maintenance – the Lovers’ Bridge looked so pathetic…

Lovers' Bridge

…and to think that this year, 2017, is Visit Sibu Year…

Visit Sibu Year 2017

…I simply cannot imagine tourists coming here and seeing everything in such a miserable state. Since there was nothing much we could buy to eat and enjoy, we stopped by here on our way home and had dinner there instead.

The next day, for our lunch, I wanted to take her for something that she enjoys very much so we stopped by here only to find that the people running the stall with the very nice own-made fish balls had terminated their business or moved elsewhere. I tried this place next but even though it was still early, around 11.30 a.m., the coffee shop was already closed. I did hear that the drinks people here would like to close early as they would open again in the evening and stay open till quite late into the night.

We ended up here…

Yong Chuan Fish Noodles House

…eventually and yes, my sister-in-law got to enjoy her zhao chai hung ngang (RM6.00)…

Yong Chuan zhao chai hung ngang

– the sourish preserved vegetable soup with the big bihun, one of the local Foochow delights, and they certainly were very generous with the fish slices and their own-made fish balls. She loved it so very much and kept praising it to the skies. She did say that they also have that in Kuching but the one she had here wins hands down.

I had the one with the clear soup (RM6.00)…

Yong Chuan fish hung ngang, clear soup

– fat people are not so into sour things while my missus had the sour and spicy tom yam version (RM6.00)…

Yong Chuan tom yam fish hung ngang

…of the same and she too enjoyed it a lot.

YONG CHUAN FISH NOODLES HOUSE (2.308016, 111.848896) is located among the shops on the right (next to WikiTea) along Lorong Sena 8, off Jalan Sena, directly opposite SMK Deshon.

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