Nice and quiet…

On the  first night my cousin was in town with her hubby, all the way from the UK, she wanted to go here

Nice House Restaurant
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…for dinner as our Sydney cousin was there when he was here and he was praising the food to the skies. Unfortunately, there were so very many people and my missus went in to ask only to be told that we could go in if we would not mind waiting for at least one hour for the food. Thank you very much! Having to wait is one thing but with the crowd, it would be so noisy, I’m sure, that my head would be spinning in all directions in no time at all. I said we’d better go some place else, nice and quiet, instead and both of them were in favour of that.

I suggested going for some Indonesian here

The Cafe Ind
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…and Phil, my cousin’s hubby, wholeheartedly agreed. He said that he would love the change as he had had quite a lot of Chinese over the past few days in Miri and that included not one but three pork legs! I did not suggest Indian even though they do have a very good North Indian chef here as I am pretty sure they have some very nice Indian restaurants in London and here, there and everywhere in the UK.

It was night time and this place is somewhat dim – even in the daytime when we go there for lunch, we would sit outside so I would be able to take more flattering photographs. That is why I did not bother taking any photographs that night and I am using snapshots from some of my earlier posts instead.

I asked for the rice in the sets to be served separately, meaning that there would be the main dish and all the sides but no rice but I think something was lost in translation and in the end, we got the kalio ayam

The Cafe Ind kalio ayam

…without the rice and without the mixed vegetables that we would usually get by the side…

The Cafe Ind mixed vegetables

…as well. In the end, I asked for the dish to be cooked and served separately so that it would not be an all-meat affair.

The opor ayam

The Cafe Ind opor ayam

…was fine as the potatoes and the hard-boiled egg were in the white curry and besides those two, I also asked for the seafood curry…

The Cafe Ind seafood curry

…and that had some vegetables like brinjal and pineapple in it. We also had the beef rendang

The Cafe Ind beef rendang

…that I had once and loved a lot and I did notice Phil enjoying that very much.

I ordered two servings of their lovely briyani rice…

The Cafe Ind briyani rice

…to share and my missus wanted some plain steamed rice to go with the awesome curries and we shared that as well.

The bill for all that we had, inclusive of drinks, came up to RM103.00 but as always, the nice and generous boss gave us a discount and collected RM90.00 only from me. He said that he was taking the mixed vegetables off the bill as it was supposed to be in the kalio ayam set.

They certainly enjoyed the dinner to the max, Eleanor and Phil, a lot more than they would have had we gone to the aforementioned place, I’m sure and needless to say, my missus and I loved everything here – we always do…and we had a great time chatting and enjoying one another’s company and catching up with one another’s lives.

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.