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.

Author: suituapui

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

13 thoughts on “Nice and quiet…”

  1. The opor ayam looks interestingly delicious. I don’t think I have seen it in the menu before

    It’s actually greyish green in colour like our Malaysian korma or Thai green curry but that day, we asked for extra spicy so I guess a lot of red chilies went into it.

    Any nice Indonesian place in KL and the surrounding places? I loved the nasi padang joints in Singapore. I think I remember reading about one at the Summit USJ a long long time ago.

  2. Need to wait for one hour???…. A big NO No for me. Reminds me of Noodle Descendants in Kuching. I like the beef rendang and glad that everyone enjoyed the Indian cuisine dinner.

    It was Indonesian. We only ordered the biryani from the Indian kitchen.

  3. I never try Opor Ayam before.

    Indeed a change from Chinese food. London. Reminded me of a Northern Indian cuisine we had on our 2nd night in London. Indeed there were many Chinese and Indian shops in London.

    One of my favourites here, very nice.

    Indeed, with those chefs from Hong Kong, our Chinese restaurants will pale in comparison and when I was there a long long time ago, I enjoyed going to the Indian restaurants. They were more affordable at the time, dunno now.

  4. One hour wait for Nice House!! Ohh my….by then, a hungry man will turn into angry man. 😀

    Some people do not seem to mind – they have the patience of saints. 😀

  5. Yup, i bet there are A LOT of indian restaurants in UK, the indian population is quite big over there

    Some of the cities there, you’ll feel like you’re in some place in India! 😀

  6. Good alternative that did not disappoint. I am the same, rather go elsewhere than wait.

    …or worse, where people are made to stand in line and queue to wait for a table. Absolutely ridiculous, really! They should know that we are the ones bringing in the money, they should treat us with a lot more respect. I can’t understand why there are people willing to subject themselves to such abuse. I would rather not eat or settle for something less even and save my pride, my dignity!

  7. I need to make some rice and soon! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to – today – but maybe tomorrow or Saturday!

    We have rice every day here, our staple. Seems that’s not really a good thing unless one goes for the low starch ones like the basmati rice but that is mighty expensive.

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