All too soon it was time for my sister-in-law to go back to Kuching and on her final night in town, I asked my brother-in-law (her brother) and his missus to join us for dinner.
We have not been here for a long time, not since December last year, for the simple reason that there isn’t much here that my girl can eat owing to her gluten-intolerance as most of the things here are flour-coated and deep fried or cooked with soy sauce or tomato sauce…or with cereal/oats. That night, however, since my girl was at her school in the jungle, I decided to go back here with my missus and in-laws for the things that we’ve loved so well.
I had no second thoughts and wasted no time at all in ordering my brother-in-law’s favourite, the sweet and sour fish fillet…
…and everybody’s favourites here, their butter scotch prawns…
…and their bitter gourd fried with salted egg…
…and needless to say, we enjoyed them all. I guess should we decide to come here with my girl, she could eat the bitter gourd and as a matter of fact, she would not touch the vegetable until she tried the one here and there has been no turning back since. A cousin of mine in Kuching also said that she would not eat bitter gourd anywhere, just the one here.
Another dish that they do very well is the cangkuk manis fried with egg…
…which, of course, is also gluten-free and yes, it was, as always, very nicely done that night.
We decided to pick their Foochow-style tofu soup with canned oysters…
…from all the options available and that was good as well.
The boss suggested something new – their salted egg pork…
…and we did enjoy it, a welcome change from the usual kiam sor too bak (salty crusty pork).
The food alone came up to only RM75.00, 6 dishes for 5 people and with the rice and our drinks, the total was RM87.00 and like what he used to do way back then, the boss gave me a discount of RM2.00 and charged me RM85.00 only for everything.
I must say it was a lovely evening, getting together with one’s dear ones for a simple but delightful dinner.
RUBY RESTAURANT is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to HOME COOK CORNER (2.292756, 111.825335) with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.
8 thoughts on “Back here…”
That’s very reasonably priced for all those dishes. I am impressed. I doubt we can get anything near that here. If yes, I’ll be frequenting it often.
I like places where they do not simply raise their prices for whatever reason there is. Of course, prices of everything and anything are going up but they can try to absorb the price hikes as far as they can and they can adjust to cope with them in other ways like reducing their serving size.
Oh ya, this name Ruby Restaurant sounds familiar. Last time, I remember you used to blog about it. All your choices of food are to my liking and the prices are reasonable.
I like how the place is brighter now, not as dim as before, so I can take nicer photographs – used to be such a challenge unless I went around lunchtime.
I love what you had. All my favourite. But unfortunately I did not have chance to go to this restaurant during my stay in Sibu.
That’s tragic!!! You don’t know what you missed. Make sure you do that the next time you stop in transit in Sibu…and do tell the boss you’re my friend. 😉 See my friend, Mandy, from KL – she liked it so much she asked to go back there again, another round before she left town…and she’s not the only one!
aha…sayur manis fried with egg…. can do this for dinner tonight liao. Oh ya… try find whether there is any Taiwan kau kee over there. Easy to plant and taste very nice.
People told me it would be so easy to plant cangkuk manis. I tried a few times, all failed. I guess I will just have to buy or eat it outside. 😦
sounds like you might very well be ordering the salted egg pork again the next time you’re here! 🙂
I forgot to ask if there was any flour used in the cooking – if there’s wheat, then we will not be able to order that when my girl is with us, not gluten free.
I had to Google cangkuk manis…the greens…they say it’s a cross between spinach and asparagus, eh!?
Neither here nor there. They grow on stalks and we eat only the leaves, very sweet and nice. I’ve a photo of it here:
Butter scotch prawns who does not love them!
They do it really well here.