Welcome the change…

On Monday last week, my girl was home as she had to attend a meeting in Sibu and she wanted to go for the Sarawak/Kuching laksa here but that place is closed every week on Monday so she picked this place…

Chopsticks chicken & rice

…for its chicken rice instead. That sign looked new or if it wasn’t, I sure did not notice it on any of our previous visits. Of course, we’ve been to this place and I’ve blogged about it a lot of times before but this…

Mama Bakery

…is definitely new. They sealed off a section of the place to set up a bakery. I did not go in but looking from the outside, I did not see anything there that would tickle my fancy. Of course, there was nothing that my girl could eat – they’re all wheat, not gluten free.

This was what we had for lunch that day, RM29.00 altogether…

Our lunch

…inclusive of three plates of chicken rice.

We had two roast chicken drumsticks…

Roast chicken

…a bit of their char siew (barbecued pork)…

Char siew

…which is not too bad by our local standard – there isn’t any around here that I would say is as nice as the ones I have had elsewhere, like in KL, for instance.

I also asked for a bit of their siew yoke (roast pork)…

Siew yoke

…and only two of their stewed eggs…

Stewed eggs

My girl can’t eat that because of the soy sauce.

I quite enjoy their chicken curry and potatoes…

Chicken curry & potatoes

…RM5.50 for 3 pieces of chicken and 3 chunks of potatoes, even though theirs is what we called Chinese or Foochow curry.

In my younger days, sometimes when my mum was busy and did not have time to cook, my dad would take the tiffin carrier and go to buy the food home from one of the restaurants in town. At times, there would be curry and we used to scoff at those as it was so diluted, nothing much more than just chicken cooked with curry powder and santan/coconut milk and a whole lot of water, a far cry from the out-of-this-world nyonya kind of curry that my mum used to cook. Still, we ate it all up and I would not say in any way that it was not nice, just different.

The one here is something like that and I did notice a lot of people ordering it – it certainly seemed very popular and as a matter of fact, my girl thought it was very nice too, a welcome change from all the rest elsewhere, and would like to tapao some to take back to her quarters in her school in the jungle. She said that she could cook some noodles to add to it and it would be something like curry mee.

Upon the recommendation  of the girl taking the orders, I got her the set – the curry with chicken rice for only 50 sen more, RM6.00 altogether…and back in her quarters in her school in the jungle, my girl was delighted when she got round to eating it and discovered that there was chicken rice!

CHOPSTICKS CHICKEN & RICE (2.312434, 111.845917) is located in the Delta Mall, Jalan Pedada area of shops, facing the church along Lorong Taman Seduan 8, off Jalan Gambir.

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