Downsizing…

This place was closed when we went there one day a couple of weeks back but when we tried again the other day, it was business as usual. We noticed they were doing some kind of renovation works that day and it seemed that they had downsized a little, letting go of one unit of the shops they were occupying so they had it walled up.

The fried kway teow stall that seems to be the favourite of some people I know has moved to the other side of that section and is now beside the mee sua and whatever stall – I had the black vinegar pork rice from there the other day. The stall where I had the very nice stewed pork rice is no longer there, its place occupied by the Malay stall that used to be beside the fried kway teow stall at the other end.

We were there around 11 something and there were just a sprinkling of customers around, a far cry when they initially opened and the place was so very crowded. Probably it is because times are hard and everyone is feeling the pinch or perhaps, we were a little early and it was not quite lunch time yet.

My missus ordered the pig’s intestine kway teow (RM8.00)…

Bateras Food Court pig's intestine kway teow

…from the aforementioned mee sua stall and she said it was all right but no, it was not anything she would want to order again and at that price, one can easily go for something a lot cheaper and nicer too.

I had the kampua mee pok (RM2.80)…

Bateras Food Court kampua mee pok

…from the people who had taken over from the beef noodles stall that was there before and yes, it was nice. Actually, I had wanted their fresh own-made fish balls but they were not available that morning.

I also had their liver soup, small (RM3.50)…

Bateras Food Court liver soup

…which was good too, very generous with the traditional Foochow red wine but there was very little of the taste of the liver in the clear soup.

The other stalls in the shop are the same ones that have been there all along, all at their original locations and I do hope business picks up soon or we may get to see them getting fewer and fewer in time to come.

BATERAS FOOD COURT (2.297349, 111.824644) is located among the shops opposite Kin Orient Plaza (where the “old’ Sing Kwong Supermarket is) along Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg, right after Coffee Code and Gabriel’s Recipe, immediately before Kampung Grandma.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Downsizing…”

  1. Sometimes there would be less people at a very popular coffee shop here which I guess is due to people going away for holidays. Maybe it is the case with this coffee shop too.

    No holidays at this point in time. Maybe because there are too many coffee shops around, opening here, there and everywhere…and the Sibu population is not that big.

  2. I know it’s environmentally friendly to eat parts of an animal, yet I’m still not fond of intestine or other parts.

    As they say, if Adam and Eve had been Chinese, we would still be in Paradise. 😀 Btw, originally sausages are made using intestines or something, right? I think they still do, the better authentic ones. Others use some kind of edible plastic now, I hear – I would say no, thank you to that…even in Chinese sausages. I would cut it and pull it off and throw it away.

  3. Taste of liver?! *screams*

    With delight? I love pork liver soup or fry Chinese style with soy sauce, ginger and Bombay onions and traditional red wine…also nice. Love beef liver rendang, chicken so so only as it is a little soft…and I love liver pate on bread! Not a fan of the controversial exclusive foie gras though.

  4. I like what your missus had as well as the liver soup. Slurpppp!!!!

    She did not like it, dunno what she was expecting it to be like when she ordered it. Usually here, we have beef tripe soup noodles, not intestines. The liver soup was ok, nicer ones elsewhere.

  5. How many different eating establishments are within BATERAS FOOD COURT??? Just curious 🙂

    No less than 10, more than there were customers when we were there that day.

  6. downsized? as long as the food is not downsized and still as delicious. all is good in this world again

    So far so good here. Have encountered that some place else but usually, they just jack up the prices. These are hard times, my friend.

  7. I love the liver! But must not be overcooked, overcooked will taste hard and tough, prefer it a bit soft.

    The word downsizing, reminds me of those days when companies downsizing due to poor economy and retrenchment.

    That is what is happening here…and in Singapore too, if I am not wrong, but maybe it is not so serious there.

    Yes, liver must not be overcooked, same thing with cockles/kerang, but they say for health reasons, that is not advisable.

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