Where did the time go…

Where did all the time go? In the blink of an eye, all the years have flown – the kids have grown into men and we would have grown much older ourselves while some would have gone ahead before us.

I was at my nephew’s wedding in Kuching and though it felt somewhat recent, that was 2 years ago in 2016 and I had not seen him nor his brother since then. That was why when they called me and asked me to join them for a get-together, I accepted the invitation without a second thought even though I had had my dinner already, an early one that evening.

There I was with the boys and their mum and the grandson plus the wife of one of them, a cousin of mine – the brother of their late father – and his wife, three generations altogether…

Gathering with the Ong's

…at this hotel café – every place else was full that night, the Ching Ming/Good Friday and Easter weekend. I was here a long time ago, in 2011 to be exact, after they had given the place a fresh new look but I was not very impressed by what we had so we had never come back since.

As I have said earlier, I had had my dinner already so I wanted something light and what looked kind of small in the photograph in their menu turned out to be huge, their club sandwich…

Bamboo House club sandwich

It was all right, nothing great – I had club sandwiches a whole lot nicer elsewhere.

My cousin and the nephew had this Cantonese fried kway teow

Bamboo House Cantonese fried kway teow

…and they were unhappy with the fish fillet in it – they said it had a smell like it wasn’t fresh so they left it by the side. Probably that was the frozen fish fillet we can get everywhere around town – I am never a fan of that.

They certainly were not very generous with the lamb chops…

Bamboo House lamb chop

…unlike what we would get here – I shall not compare the prices as one is just a coffee shop and yes, we do need to fork out extra when we choose to go to some place nice.

The satay, beef…

Bamboo House satay

…and chicken, were not well done enough but it sure made up for the lack of the charred fragrance by whatever they used to marinate the meat. It was bursting with flavours and I thought they were very nice and their peanut satay sauce was really good too. I sure would not mind coming back again just for this.

They did order a lot of other things but owing to the dim light at the place, the photos came out blur and anyway, we weren’t there with the sole intention of eating and leaving but more to chat and catch up with one another’s lives and enjoy the company. This, I must say, would be a great place to do that as it was not as busy as elsewhere, and not as noisy as many places as well…and like what my cousin said the two hours plus went by so quickly that it felt like 10 minutes!

Thank you, Nicholas and Edgar, for including me in the gathering – I sure had a delightful time and I sure am looking forward to the next time we can get together like this again.

BAMBOO HOUSE is located at the ground floor of the Premier Hotel (2.288946, 111.830218)…

Premier Hotel Sibu

…right beside the lobby, at The Sarawak House along Jalan Kampung Nyabor.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Where did the time go…”

  1. Your club sandwich comes with potato wedges, such a huge meal. Nothing small about that. Haha.

    Yes, sometimes, it is the company that matters and for that, a comfy place that is not too noisy will be perfect for chitchat. I can’t stand those places with blaring music for meet-ups. We cant even hear each other.

    Not small at all…and I was so full already plus it wasn’t all that great, just egg, cheese and turkey ham in between – I have had a lot better elsewhere.

    I cannot stand noisy places, never mind where – my head will start spinning. Used to frequent pubs and clubs with loud music but eventually, I could feel my ear drums vibrating at such places so I’ve stopped going altogether.

  2. It is always the company that matters to me when I am home for such a short time, but great tasting food never hurts either!

    You have a very handsome nephew right up in front! Actually everyone there that night looks amazing! Glad you got to get together with your family and enjoyed each other’s company thoroughly

    Splitting image of his late father, a very handsome man and his mum has her share of good looks too.

    When somebody comes home after a long spell, there is always so much to talk about, all that catching up to do. No point if the place is not nice and comfortable or worse, too noisy that one would have to shout oneself hoarse to be heard. There are other equally good places here with great food too but they picked the venue and…I wasn’t hungry so I did not make a counter-proposal – went there for the company! 😀

  3. Lamb chops look good! The beef satay too… I prefer beef satay than chicken! Your post reminded me of my friend in Sabah who will order Cantonese fried kway teow or watanho whenever it’s possible! 😀

    My nephew said the lamb was so-so, nothing sensational. Me too, I’d rather have beef than chicken satay…but no, I’m not crazy about wat tan hor – will order that sometimes for a change but no, you will not see me going out of my way for it.

  4. The club sandwich & beef satay does looks good in the pix. Nice catch up with great company.

    The beef satay was great, loved the flavours.

  5. I would expect a restaurant in a hotel to serve better quality frozen fish. But the objective has been met because you all had a great two hours chatting and catching up. Why not sit and chat longer?

    Especially at the prices they charge. I think my girl did have their fish and chips that time long ago and no, she did not think it was great.

    It was already very late when we left, way past my bedtime…and I do not think they open till much later, not too sure, did not check. This is Sibu, not like KL, the city never sleeps.

  6. Club sandwiches are nice if they have bacon. Doesn’t look like there’s bacon in yours, I think.

    No bacon, just slices of turkey ham. Of course, they can’t have pork ham and bacon here, halal place but I wouldn’t mind some sliced roast chicken and at some places, they even had sliced beef or a thin piece of beef patty. Very much nicer.

  7. Mmm…the club sandwich looks great! I cannot resist sandwiches. Time sure flies when you are having a wonderful time.

    It was nice, a combo of the three types of sandwiches they have there – egg, turkey ham and cheese. I would expect more, very much more, especially for the price, over RM27.00, if I remember correctly from what I saw in the menu.

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