One too many…

When I drop by the Chinese eateries, I will always tell them to cook for Β two when there are three of us. The servings are usually kind of large and there would be more than enough to go round, plus this way, one would not need to pay so much for the food. However, when there are only two of us, I would just let it be as I am not sure if one can put in a request for them to cook for one person only – I’ve never tried that.

Unfortunately, age is catching up with me and ever so often, I would forget and it would be quite a struggle for us to finish everything. That was what happened when we dropped by here for dinner one evening last week.

Of course, I ordered my favourite fish maw clear soup (RM11.00)…

A-Plus fish maw soup

…but that day, I think they added a little bit too much fish sauce or they had switched to a different brand and it came on a little too strong.

No, I did not miss ordering their ball-shaped ngor hiang (RM7.80)…

A-Plus ngor hiang

…another favourite of ours here, and yes, those were consistently good.

I did not know how they made those into balls like that – it seems that some nyonya restaurants do it that same way too. Then, I saw my cousin in Brisbane doing it by tying the regular cylindrical ngor hiang with strings…

How to make ball-shaped ngor hiang
*Cousin’s photo on Facebook*

…which, of course, means that actually, they do not have to make them in that shape individually.

The ang sio tauhu (RM13.00)…

A-Plus ang sio tauhu

…was great. I ordered that when the handsome young boy, the son of the proprietor of the restaurant who took my orders, assured me that they do not use soy sauce and they do not coat their own-made tofu in batter to deep fry before using it to cook the dish.

We enjoyed this kut chai (slippery vegetables) with the three types of eggs (RM10.00)…

A-Plus tri-egg kut chai

…and I could not resist ordering their stewed too kha (pork leg) with one stewed egg (RM17.00)…

A-Plus stewed pork leg and egg

Actually, I did ask for a small serving for one person only but that looked like a regular size for three. Well, it did not really matter as it was very nice and I was able to finish all of it. My missus just had one piece of the meat and my girl had to refrain from eating that because of the soy sauce, not gluten-free and I liked how they took heed of my request for all the lean meat, the chunks with no fat, or less.

Yes, the servings were meant for one too many people so they were really substantial plus I got carried away and ordered one (or two) too many dishes too. In the end, I had to fork out almost RM50.00, RM47.80 to be exact, for the food for the three of us and considering that everything was very much to our liking, it was well worth it…except that it was quite a struggle to finish everything and in the end, we did leave a bit of the vegetable and tofu dishes behind – there wasn’t that much to warrant the trouble of getting them to tapao for us to take home.

A-PLUS FOOD CENTRE/RESTAURANT (2.293355, 111.823653) is located among the shops along Jalan Kampung Datu behind the block of shops (where Fair Price Supermarket is) near the traffic lights at its junction with Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jalan Kampung Nyabor.


Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “One too many…”

  1. The vege with 3 types of egg looks good. I would like to try it. Guess you wouldn’t consider bringing around a container to put in extra bits home that are too little to ask the eatery to pack as takeaways as it may be inconvenient to do so.

    Now that’s a great idea. I’ve a two-tier tiffin carrier that I got in exchange for bonus points at the petrol station. Dunno why my missus does not want to use it, sitting in the cabinet. I will keep in in the car and use as and when the need arises. That is very environment friendly too, no need for any kind of containers that get thrown away in the end.

  2. Remember this place. I remember the fish maw soup was good. Not too strong in taste and the clear soup was comforting.

    I never make a round ngor hiang. Think the normal cylinder shape easy to make. Haha.

    Pork leg. My favourite anytime.

    Yum yummm!!! I love pork leg too, but must limit to once in a while. πŸ˜€ I like the round ngor hiang – the cylindrical ones may fall apart, all hancur when I slice especially when our knives, all not sharp one! 😦

  3. It is really hard to make decision what to order especially if all the food looks so good & tempting. I love the veg dish & ngor hiang. I don’t think you can get the price over here.

    Yes, but it is not too bad for us now as when we exclude all that is not gluten-free, we do not have that much left. 😦

    Oh? So expensive in Kuching now? Ah well! City mah!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  4. I’m same with you, usually I will get carried away.

    Lucky you! At least you are not my same shape and size. πŸ˜€

  5. lol, you did order a lot , for 3 to share.. guilty of over indulging! πŸ˜› .. but it’s ok, i guess, as long as the tummy is satisfied at the end of day.

    Not all the time, just sometimes so it’s ok…I guess. πŸ˜€

  6. I too cannot eat as much as I used to. Can’t help it, age is catching up on us.

    Yes, age is catching up with us but I think I can still eat a lot – maybe not as much as in my younger years but yes, I can still eat…ummmm…more than I should, I guess but ah well!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. I think reading your blog alone actually widen my horizon on our local food. Some of the dish names I have not even heard before but thanks to you now I know them. HAHAHAHA

    As they say, charity begins at home – same thing with knowledge. Gotta know your own first – like many have not been to Sibu and many places in their own country but they’ve been to places all over the world…and likewise, they know a whole lot about cuisines from all over but not much of our own local delights.

  8. I like the kut chai with three types of eggs…. sure taste nice… I like the Or Hiang too… tasted some in Johor recently…

    I think you people call it lor bak…but that will make me think of lobak, lobak putih, that is – white carrot or radish…or lor bak, short for phak lor bak, stewed pork with five spice powder & soy sauce.

  9. These days I carry a container in my bag for packing up leftovers. But I hardly get a chance to pack as I tend to prefer finishing the food rather than have bits and pieces to bring home.

    Let me try that too, keep a tiffin carrier in my car and see what comes out of it. Hope not like my recyclable bags, keeping them in the glove compartment in my car in an attempt to be environment friendly…and always forgetting to take one along when going to the shops and supermarkets. πŸ˜€

  10. quite reasonable prices for the serving – like the fish maw soup for RM11 and the three-egg veggies for RM10 … good that they didn’t raise the price immediately after CNY!

    Places that do open for business here raised their prices during Chinese New Year but after the festive season was over, they went back down. Kampua mee was at least double its usual price.

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