Still the best…

My uncle and his family lived in Sibu for a long time before they moved to Kuching – all the children finished their secondary school years here…and every year, when they came back to Sibu, he would want to eat the things and go to places that they loved before even if it meant going to the same places every year. In his own words, “No matter what, the food in Sibu is still the best!”

So every year, without fail, they would drop by here like what they did last year and the year before. In fact, long before they came, they sent word asking me to go and reserve a table and pre-order their checkerboard duck…

New Capitol Restaurant checkerboard duck

There we were that very evening on the day they arrived and I also ordered another specialty of this restaurant, their ikan bawal putih/pek chio (white pomfret)…

New Capitol Restaurant white pomfret

…filleted and deep-fried and served with the very nice, kind of sweet and sour sauce minus the tomato ketchup.

I ordered my favourite these days – the bitter gourd omelette…

New Capitol Restaurant bitter gourd omelette

…something that they had never tried before, it seemed and they absolutely loved it! I bet they would be ordering that or cook their own when they get back to Kuching.

We also had the Foochow-style tofu soup with canned oysters…

New Capitol Restaurant Foochow-style tofu soup with canned oysters

…and knowing how they loved the Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

New Capitol Restaurant Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

…I ordered a few for them, just one each. Wowwww!!! They enjoyed it so much and kept singing its praises and seeing that, I went and bought 3 packs, 60 altogether – the frozen ones for them to take back to Kuching and enjoy slowly. Yes, they do sell them, frozen, in packs of 10 or 20.

The total for the food that night came up to only RM152.80 for the 7 of us. I don’t know if they can get anything like this in Kuching at this price but for sure, my uncle will be the first to tell you that there is nothing there that is this nice. Hehehehehe!!!

New Capital Restaurant 新首都酒家 (2.288619, 111.830057) is located at No. 46, Lebuh Tanah Mas, off Jalan Kampung Nyabor, in the block of shops opposite the Sarawak House/Premier Hotel at the very far end on the right.

Author: suituapui

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

15 thoughts on “Still the best…”

  1. That is so ridiculously cheap! You got me really into bittergourd omelette too that I fried it for dinner two days in a row. And two days in a row I still could not get it right. Huhuhu…

    I thought the price was reasonable too…for 7 persons. That ikan bawal putih is so expensive now and duck is not all that cheap either. I did expect it to be more. You did not get the bitter gourd omelette right? Just yesterday, my cousin shared the photo on Facebook – the sister tried frying their own at home in Kuching and it did look good. Keep trying! 😀

  2. Sounds like a nice time with loved ones

    It sure was. I love it when family and friends come and visit, all that cheer all around.

  3. The food look so good and is cheap.

    Yes, actually it took me by surprise. Always thought this place is not all that cheap and we had pek chio!

  4. It’s always best to have good food with family! Nothing beats that I wish you a very happy holidays to you and your family. I always enjoy your posts please continue to share all the delicious food pics lol

    Thank you so much for your kind words and a Blessed Christmas and a Happy 2018 to you and all your loved ones too. Cheers!!!

  5. haha, of all the things you have written about, but I’ve never eaten, my favourite is the checkerboard duck.

    My girl rates it as her No. 1 here but I love fish, so that would be my No. 1. 😀

  6. Hometown food is still to best for your uncle. Haha.

    Old habits die hard, I guess but it is good that they have maintained the quality here – many places are no longer so good once the young ones take over, downhill all the way.

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