Sign on the door…

We dropped by here

Cafe IND

…on Christmas Eve but the sign on the door said they were closed right through the weekend till after Boxing Day.

When we went back again the day after Boxing Day, though the place was open, the sign said CLOSED. Thankfully, that was because they forgot to flip over the OPEN/CLOSED sign hanging there and finally, my girl was able to sit down to enjoy her vegetable bryani

Cafe IND vegetable bryani

She was planning to order that the previous time we were here so this time around, she got to give it a try. She enjoyed it very much, just that for want of a little bit of gravy, she wished it had been the bryani rice served with vegetable curry by the side. In the end, she had to help herself to what was in her mum’s Indonesian kalio ayam

Cafe IND kalio ayam

…which was rather overly spicy – the mum would always request for her orders to be tambah pedas as she loved it that way.

I didn’t have much gravy in my order that day either – the Indonesian beef rendang with rice…

Cafe IND beef rendang with rice

…but it was all right as I could mix the very very nice rendang

Cafe IND beef rendang

…or the lovely kacang (peanuts) and ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

Cafe IND kacang & ikan bilis

…with the rice and enjoy eating it that way.

I would say the rendang was very much nicer than the one I had here, truly like rendang as I know it to be, and an added bonus would be the fact that it was spicy, unlike the one at that other place.

Needless to say, that sure was one delightful lunch at one of our favourite cafés/restaurants in town and if you’re wondering why I have not mentioned the prices in this post, I seem to have misplaced the chit from the cash register and that was quite sometime ago, a bit too long for this cranky old brain to retain. LOL!!!

CAFE IND (2.290813, 111.829294) is located along Laichee Lane, right behind one block of shops facing the main road (Jalan Kampung Nyabor) where the Bank Simpanan Nasional, Sibu branch (2.290561, 111.829071), is located.


Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Sign on the door…”

  1. Among all the dishes, I would go for the beef rendang.

    Yes, it was very good but the kalio is very nice too, my missus’ favourite – Indonesian curry, very different from our regular Malay curry, much nicer.

  2. What a coincidence – I ‘ve just got back from a vegetable briyani breakfast!

    Was it like this too or did you have bryani rice and vegetable curry by the side?

  3. the kalio looks the most delicious among your photos … i’d be splashing the gravy all over my rice to completely soak it through ;D

    I would say the kalio would be a preferred choice as it is a curry like no other whereas rendang, we do have our Malaysian ones – some just as great, others not so.

  4. Kacang looks good. Oh, it’s so important that they check the signs on their doors. They’re gonna lose lots of customers if they don’t.

    Yes. Luckily, the door was wide open and we could see the people inside, lights on and all.

  5. Has been a while since I had briyani as after eating it, makes me very full…

    Yes, here, the serving is big, best shared by two but my girl loves it so much she can finish it all by herself even though she is not a very big eater.

  6. Yummy meal. Your girl must be very happy.

    Yes, always happy to be home and get to go around to enjoy the best in town.

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