Time’s up…

It sure was a very long mid-year break, starting from the 25th of May right through the Gawai Festival and Hari Raya Aidilfitri until yesterday, the 24th instant.

We only had a few days left and we had not been here because it was closed for the Gawai Festival – all their employees here are ethnic Dayaks so all of them would have gone home then for the celebration. It did reopen after a week or so but somehow or other, we did not stop by until last Friday. I think my girl did suggest going there once but it was a Monday and they were closed – they have their weekly off day every Monday.

I noticed the reduced prices on their menu…

No GST

…now that there is no GST in the country and I must say that it is really good of them to take the initiative to do that so customers will know exactly how much less they are paying now.

It was a blistering hot day but no, I did not have that coconut cendol special. Instead, I asked for their ngor bee th’ng or bubur buang panas in Malay (RM3.30)…

Bubur buang panas

…and yes, it sure was nice…

Ngor bee th'ng

…and refreshing.

I also ordered one of our favourites here, their sotong kangkong, large (RM9.50)…

Sotong kangkong 1

…to share…

Sotong kangkong 2

…and needless to say, we had THE thing that we went there for, their Sarawak/Kuching laksa (RM5.70)…

Thomson Corner Sarawak laksa 1

Others may have their personal favourites elsewhere but to the three of us, this…

Thomson Corner Sarawak laksa 2

…is our No. 1 pick among all that we have in town as we feel it is closest to those good ones in Kuching and of course, we enjoyed it to the max.

I guess we did manage to get to enjoy most, if not all, of my girl’s favourites during the break before we sent her back to her school in the jungle.

SIBU THOMSON CORNER(2.296517, 111.840710) are located at Pusat Tanahwang, opposite Sacred Heart Secondary School, Oya Road,  in the block of shops to the right of the SHELL petrol station along that road.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Time’s up…”

  1. The Sarawak laksa looks so tasty. Now I feel like going to Aunty Christina’s shop in PJ to eat this. The sotong kangkung looks good too. Do they use prawn paste sauce?

    No, prawn paste is for rojak buah. When they first opened this shop, that was the sauce they used, failed big time! The sauce for sotong kangkong is different, dunno the ingredients, slightly sweet, slightly sour, very nice.

    I like it when they serve the sauce in individual bowls, you dip in your own and eat…but my girl likes it this way – Kuching style.

  2. Now I would declare that all these are my favourite except the coconut cendol special which I have not seen it done this way. Normally our cendol special will be served in a bowl too with extra ingredients, never in a coconut like yours. This one looks really special. Laksa broth looks very thick and nice. Love them heaps.

    It’s a creation of their own, very original, dare to be different – not everytime the same old boring stuff. It’s cendol ang tao plus bubur cacar served in a coconut. Very very filling – have that, no need to eat anything else and when you’re done, you can enjoy the young coconut flesh. I loved it…but I would want to eat other things so I hardly ever order that.

  3. I miss Sarawak laksa, have not eaten it for a long time…

    I wonder if there is any good one there – haven’t heard anybody saying anything about it.

  4. Ngor bee thng and rojak. best combination. Haha.

    One month has gone. Still a bit blur when woke up to my alarm clock this morning. Haha.

    We sent our girl back to her school yesterday – thank goodness there was electricity after all the hoo-ha about the supply of diesel that day. I made a lot of noise online and a good friend helped to pull some strings and the minister responded and solved the problem. One patch of the highway that was really terrible – near my girl’s school, the bottom of my car had to be dragged over the uneven road twice – not repaired even after a month…but thankfully, when we went yesterday, something had been done so it was not so bad anymore. Thank God for His mercy!

  5. Coconut cendol looks good, rm6.50 sounds like a good deal too

    Yes, it is…considering that cendol is RM3.50 and I guess bubur cacar is the same and on top of the combo, you get a young coconut to enjoy.

  6. Love all the food above especially that Sotong with kangkung.. all the crushed peanuts as toppings is indeed very inviting!!

    Yes, this one’s our favourite in town even though I prefer the sauce served separately in individual bowls as a dip.

  7. I love sotong kangkung! The Sarawak Laksa place near my office has closed down, so sad.

    Oh? It seems that Auntie Christina’s is the one to go for, dunno about the rest.

  8. Long time never Sotong Kangkung! Wonder if they have it in KL.

    I’ve seen those cuttlefish hanging at some stalls, huge ones, dunno what they’re selling, probably sotong kangkong.

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