Now it’s your turn…

My cousin and her hubby from Brisbane, Australia, invited us to dinner here the following night after I had taken them for a Thai dinner here. Their son would be dropping by Sibu that day and would be joining us as well and of course, it was our pleasure to be a part of it all…

Dinner with cousin & family at New Capitol

They ordered the celebrated Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

New Capitol Sibu Foochow-style sio bee

…and their equally well-known fried kampua noodles…

New Capitol fried kampua mee

…and we had their just-as-popular chicken rice and the steamed chicken…

New Capitol steamed chicken

This was something like the best in Sibu in one sitting especially when they were here for a few days only and the son was here for just a couple of nights and we would not know when they would be dropping by again. To the most, they will probably come home just once a year.

We also had one of the restaurant’s signature dishes, their checkerboard duck…

New Capitol checkerboard duck

…which happens to be my girl’s favourite.

The corn soup…

New Capitol corn soup

…was very nice and so was the Thai/kerabu-style midin (wild jungle fern)…

New Capitol midin

The sesame spare ribs…

New Capitol spare ribs

…were good and their sweet and sour giant udang galah (freshwater prawns)…

New Capitol sweet & sour udang galah

…certainly were like no other sweet and sour dishes that we had had elsewhere and this one was truly a winner!

Yes, it was definitely a delightful get-together – there was so much to catch up when we are living so far apart and do not get to meet often. Thank you so much for the treat, Teresa & Richard – hope you had a pleasant stay and got to eat and enjoy a lot of the local delights, especially those favourites from days gone by. We sure are looking forward to the next time you all come to town again.

New Capitol Restaurant 新首都酒家 (2.288619, 111.830057) is located at No. 46, Lebuh Tanah Mas, off Jalan Kampung Nyabor, in the block of shops opposite the Sarawak House/King’s Trioplex/Premier Hotel at the very far end on the right.

Author: suituapui

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

11 thoughts on “Now it’s your turn…”

  1. OMG All those dishes look so scrumptious! Also, is that lady standing in the back a sister of yours? If not, you guys definitely look alike!

    Can easily tell, eh? Same shape and size too! LOL!!!

  2. Such a sumptious feast. Good to be able to catch up with your relatives whenever they are home.

    Next time if I ever go here, I must order its checkerboard duck. Hehe.

    Oh yes!!! You were there and you did not order that! The fish you had was good too, a signature dish as well.

    1. Uncle ordered everything before we reached there, so we “makan” only. Hahaha.

      …and he paid too, I guess. Best lah, like that, just eat! LOL!!!

  3. All looks so tempting and yummy. I can eat a lot of that sio bee.

    They’re very big. Usually if I eat those and only those, I think I would stop at 3, enough already.

  4. I was going to ask you the same thing as Darlene.. both of you can enter the siblings’ lookalike contest. As for me and my siblings, each of us have a different look, cannot explain why though from the same parents! LOL… The restaurant looks familiar, was that the one I went to last time? 🙂

    Nope! You did not come to this one then.

    Ya, we two look alike but our older brother looks very different – you will not be able to tell. Shape and size also not the same.

    1. Reana – Their muka chop macam twins! ADUH I had to do a double take because I was trying to figure out the long hair on Uncle Art! LOL

      Oh dear! I would probably look like an overweight John Lennon with long hair like that. LOL!

  5. food looks good. ever since i did my minor op for gerd recently, everything i eat has to be divided by 4.. stomach grew smaller already! ><"

    Oh dear!!! Hope you are ok now. What is the cause? Irregular eating habits? Too much booze? Or not eating right?

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