Short break…

This place was closed for a short break, around a week from the 11th until the 18th for Hari Raya Aidilifitri and the boss said that he had to replace those recent public holidays when the employees had to work as they did not close on those days.

I did mention in an earlier post that their Indian chef went home for around a month leaving the Indonesian counterpart to hold the fort. The latter was able to cook a few of the dishes on their Indian menu but not those that would require the use of the traditional tandoori oven but the fish curry that I had that day came out quite different – I thought it was very nice just that it was different.

Well, the guy came back and they put up this notice on their Facebook page

Cafe IND notice

…just in time before the school mid-year break ended. I asked my girl if she would like to go there for lunch and of course, she jumped at the suggestion without a second thought.

As always, the mum stuck loyally to the Indonesian menu and had her favourite kalio ayam (RM14.50)…

Cafe IND kalio ayam

…with a special request for it to be extra extra hot. I did help myself to a bit of the gravy and yes, it was so very nice but no, I did not think it was all that hot. LOL!!! I guess we have been eating all that spicy stuff till our taste buds are numb so we do not feel it that much, not at all.

Of course, my girl wanted the nasi biryani but she could not decide between the mutton curry and the butter chicken curry so in the end, I asked her to order the biryani kambing (RM21.00)…

Cafe IND biryani kambing

…while I ordered the butter chicken curry with basmati rice (RM18.00)…

Cafe ING butter chicken curry with basmati rice

…and the two of us could share.

I did try a bit of her biryani rice and yes, she is right in saying that it is the nicest in town – others do not seem to have that same taste and fragrance and some do not seem anything more than yellow-coloured rice.

The chicken used in the butter chicken curry is actually the tandoori chicken which had to be cooked first in the oven and then used to cook the dish…

Cafe IND butter chicken curry

…so this would take a little longer than usual but yes, it was very nice and well worth the wait.

Needless to say, my girl was very happy to be able to enjoy her favourites here before going back to her school in the jungle at the end of the week. I wonder what is going to happen to this place though, as well as all the rest such as this one here with their authentic Thai chefs from Chiang Mai, for instance, if the proposal to use only local Malaysian cooks by the most wise and learned minister concerned is implemented. I, for one, would be very very sad.

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.