Making up for lost time…

Right after class ended and a quick chicken rice lunch last Thursday, we left my girl’s school in the jungle and stopped by the memorial park…

Dad's 1st Anniversary 2018 1

…to offer flowers and prayers…

Dad's 1st Anniversary 2018 2

…on the 1st anniversary of my dad’s demise and after that, we headed on home.

It was already around 4 by the time we got to the house, too late and too tired to do any cooking so we went out instead. I asked my girl if she wanted to go here since it was on the way and she jumped at the suggestion instantly, saying that she would want the lamb chop (RM14.50)…

Colourful Cafe lamb chop 1

Personally, I prefer the chicken chop and it is cheaper too (RM9.50) but if it was lamb she wanted, then lamb she would have.

I think she forgot to mention that she would like the mushroom gravy so she got the black pepper sauce instead…

Colourful Cafe lamb chop 2

Thankfully, it was not very strong and not like something straight from the bottle and she sure enjoyed that huge slab very much.

She mentioned in passing that her one meal here would be equivalent to her meals for two or three days at her school, poor thing. I guess at the end of the day, she would be too tired, too stressed out to eat and needless to say, even though the mum had packed some nice dishes from home, she would still need to heat up and clean up and no matter what, somehow, everything that has spent some time in the fridge would not be as nice as when freshly cooked and served piping hot from the wok. That is why I would always makes sure that when she is home on weekends, she would get to enjoy all the things that she loves to eat in those few days to make up for lost time, so to speak.

That evening, the mum had their sambal char kway teow (RM5.00)…

Colourful Cafe sambal char kway teow

…while I had the char kway teow with a special request for their very nice masak hitam beef (RM8.50)…

Colourful Cafe char kway teow & masak hitam beef 1

…by the side. I don’t know whether it was because I was terribly hungry but I actually thought that the kway teow was so much nicer than usual…

Colourful Cafe char kway teow & masak hitam beef 2

…that day.

The ladies said they wanted the satay so I ordered 5 sticks of chicken (RM10.00) and 5 of beef (RM12.50)…

Colourful Cafe chicken & beef satay

…for them. Yes, they are more expensive than at the Malay stalls here but the sticks are thick and big, so much bigger and no less than two or three times the regular size and most importantly, they are very very nice. In the end, they just had one of each and declared that they were already too full to take in anymore so no prize for guessing who had all the rest.

After that delightful dinner, we headed to my parents’ house where we were having a gathering of relatives and friends that night for prayers.

COLOURFUL CAFE (2.316673, 111.837539) is located in the Renew4U building at the junction of Brooke Drive and Lorong Kwong Ann 8, across the road from the Church of Jesus  Christ of the Latter Day Saints.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Making up for lost time…”

  1. They may not be here but they are still fondly remembered by all of you and with you all in your hearts. The lamb dish is so affordable. Definitely prefer that to chicken chop. The char kway teow looks good too.

    This guy is a qualified professional chef, originally from KL – I think he came in the 90’s to work as an executive chef at a hotel here and at classy cafes and restaurants, now venturing out on his own…so what he dishes out here is very good. Married a local, with kids, so I guess he’s permanently settled here now.

  2. How time flies. The sambal CKT looks good even without the masak hitam beef and portion is huge. The satay are to die for, big and juicy.

    Yes, value for money and the satay and the peanut sauce are so very nice but even so, at those prices, I certainly would not be ordering those all that often, only when we feel the craving for them…once in a while.

  3. I will go for the chicken chop as I don’t take lamb chop… Drooling over the satay…

    I would prefer the chicken too, of course – fresh! Lamb and beef here are all imported, frozen meat.

  4. The satay is not cheap at all, i’m quite surprised

    No, they’re not cheap at all especially considering that for one stick, one can get a nice plate of kampua mee at some places elsewhere or for two sticks, one can go for the char kway teow instead.

    Having said that, for one thing, we can’t get fresh beef here, only the expensive imported frozen beef from Australia and New Zealand, always very tough – I wonder how he gets his to be so tender, nice and juicy! Other than that, the sticks are huge, three times the size of my thumb – I see a lot of people ordering just one or two but compared to the ones at the Malay stalls, those are the size of my little finger. Even at RM1.00 each there, I would never go for their beef – chicken and lamb are ok – their beef is as hard as stone…no, not tough, hard! I dunno what beef they use. Still, at that price, no matter how justified it may be, of course, I would not be ordering them all that often.

  5. The lamb chop was delightful. I would go for brown or mushroom sauce rather than pepper as I don’t like too peppery food. But glad it wasn’t that overwhelming for your girl.

    I just had fried kway teow for supper last night. With clams and lots of eggs. ^^

    Luckily it was not like the McD’s Prosperity Burger black pepper sauce – that one’s horrible! Everytime she will ask for mushroom, maybe too hungry that night so she forgot.

    I only know of one very nice fried kway teow with clams here – near the house where you stayed in Sibu, corner shop, same lane…but they say it is very dirty. Opens only at night and daytime, the rats come out to play.

  6. Poor Melissa! Nothing beats being home and having good food with love ones. At least she comes back every weekend to make up for the “lost food”….. The lamb chop is quite cheap, less than RM20 is still very reasonable…

    Yes, it is cheap but this is a coffee shop, not one of those classy upscale cafes. Chicken chop is RM9.50, cannot find that kind of price at those.

    I do hope she will get her transfer soon – yes, nothing like being at home, that’s for sure.

  7. I’m not generally fry fan but those crinkle cut fries look tempting.

    I do prefer those or the chunky ones to the shoestring ones especially when they shrink and get so miserably thin when over-fried.

  8. That’s quite a generous portion, the lamb chop. I would be very happy with that serving size 🙂

    Yes, we thought it was huge too – not the usual serving size elsewhere, definitely.

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