We go back a very long way, way back to the 60’s…except that her name is spelt a little differently – Jasmine, as in the flower or the tea. She is now residing permanently in Adelaide, Australia and that day, our friend, Mary, and her youngest here, went over to see her two daughters there and when she came back, Jasmine sent this huge bag…

From Jas 1

…full of goodies just for me.

There were all these kitchen things…

From Jas 2

The last time she sent me some, my missus loved them all so very much. She kept saying how nice they all were, so good to use and used them till they were all tattered and torn and still refused to throw them away.

There were a whole lot of edible stuff too…

From Jas 3

…but some like the Oreos were not gluten-free while the caramel popcorn was perfectly all right.

I kept the peanut butter Oreos to try and my missus wanted the chocolates…

From Jas 4

…but I did give something to the staff at Mary’s place to enjoy. Like what Mary always says, good things are meant to be shared.

Thank you so much, Jasmine, for everything and a million thanks also to Mary for going through the trouble of carting that load all the way back to Sibu.

We dropped by Mary’s place to collect the stuff and since we were there, we decided we would just have lunch before going home. The oyster omelette (RM19.50)…

Flavours oyster omelette

…was perfectly done and we really enjoyed it.

I suddenly felt like having the massaman beef curry that we had here once

Flavours massaman beef curry

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…but for some reason, it looked like they had taken it off the menu so we asked for the green curry instead and we requested for beef (RM37.50)…

Flavours green curry beef

…instead of chicken. I think there was santan (coconut milk) in the thick gravy in this one and a bit too much of it – it made me think of the Indonesian ayam opor here

Cafe Ind ayam opor
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…which was very lemak too but I did not feel jelak after a while and enjoyed it a whole lot more.

At best, I would say it was all right, different but between the one here and our favourite at Payung…

Payung's green curry
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…the latter gets our vote.

The total for the two dishes and our drinks, 50 sen for my glass of water, came up to RM69.50.

FLAVOURS THAI KITCHEN is located on the ground floor of the ORCHID HOTEL, along Brooke Drive at its junction with Jalan Tunku Osman. You can use its main entrance at the back of the hotel building (facing Brooke Drive) or go through the lobby past the reception desk if you are using its hotel entrance.