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.

Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Welcome the change…”

  1. Everything looks pretty good. Ever since your introduction about the curry paste Mountain Globe A1 brand, I have been using it whenever I cook curry. Now it makes craving for curry especially during this wet & cold weather.

    Yes, we never use any of the other brands – my cousins in Australia will only buy that brand back now, none of those macam macam ones like Ikan or whatever. I think if these people here use that, their curry will be a lot nicer but then again, it will no longer be like Foochow curry anymore. 😀

  2. I like roasted chicken, usually will order roasted chicken more than steamed chicken…

    Same as my girl. For one thing, the steamed chicken is moist and if it has been hanging there all day, contamination may take place and eating it will cause mild food poisoning. Some say the chopping board too is important, must be kept clean at all times.

  3. It amazes me just how many new food outlets open every day in the country. It truly is foodie heaven.

    Yes, and all that talk about the economy being not so good all this while and the escalating prices. I guess where food is concerned, you just can’t go wrong!

  4. The roasted chicken rice, anytime for me. The curry chicken rice looked good as well.

    I would say when it comes to chicken rice, this is our favourite in town. The meat and stuff may be good also elsewhere but in our opinion, none comes near to this one where the rice is concerned.

  5. Good of you to surprise your daughter!!

    Unintentional. I took up the girl’s suggestion, cheaper – just 50 sen more…and I forgot to tell my girl that I also got the rice for her along with the curry chicken & potatoes that she wanted. It sure was a pleasant surprise!

  6. I like the look of the Char Sui.. very juicy, the roasted chicken also looks good… only the curry chicken is not so appetizing looking… but looks can be deceiving! 🙂

    Yes, you’ll be surprised – it is so very diluted but it is actually quite nice, a welcome change for the regular curries, those Malay or Indian ones. On the other hand, the char siew is, at best, just all right – nicer than a lot of other places here but you have nicer ones over at your side.

  7. I suppose the siew yok and char siew in KL or PJ are good. The ones in Terengganu is also not that great.

    Yes, those that I had there, even in the regular coffee shops beside the hotels where I stayed. Loved the ones at Hong Kong Noodle House, to the right of Sg Wang Entrance, so very nice. The roast duck and everything too!

  8. Eh best lah, eating chicken rice with chicken curry. I eat my wanton noodles with chicken curry. Actually I eat anything with chicken curry if possible 😀

    I did blog about it before – I loved the one in Kuching in the 70’s. They had chicken rice with steamed chicken, some char siew and siew yoke and cucumber and they banjir it with chicken curry gravy, so so so nice. None here so one time, I DIY-ed here. So good!!! 😀

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