Not one but two…

In fact, it wasn’t two either…but THREE altogether!

My niece, my brother-in-law’s daughter, the one working in Singapore, flew home last Friday to celebrate her birthday with her parents here in Sibu. Her father got her a cake…

Birthday cake from her father

…from Marcus, her favourite, and she got her friend to get her one as well…

Birthday cake with crushed peanut coating

– she likes the crushed peanut coating all along the sides and her aunt, my missus, got her the third one with grated cheese coating…

Birthday cake from her aunt

…and as a matter of fact, if I am not wrong, there was a fourth one that she collected the next day for her to take back to Singapore and enjoy slowly there.

We got together here…

Birthday celebration at Ruby Restaurant

…for dinner that night and seeing the cakes, the boss commented that after we had finished all of them, we would be too full to eat anything else. LOL!!!

My brother-in-law made the reservation and placed the orders for his favourite dishes such as the egg trio…

Ruby Restaurant egg trio

…and the sweet and sour fish fillet…

Ruby Restaurant sweet and sour fish fillet

…which my girl could not eat as there was tomato sauce and it was not gluten-free.

She could not eat the bread crumb coated prawn balls served with mayo as well (I did not take a photograph of that) and the lady boss declared in no uncertain terms that we would have to stick to the orders made but we could add to the list if we wanted.

In the end, my niece and I agreed to go for their very nice Thai-style mango chicken…

Ruby Restaurant Thai-style mango chicken

…that we had had on all of our recent visits and they said they had durian flowers that night so I asked for those to be fried with hay bee (dried prawns) and belacan (dried prawn paste)…

Ruby Restaurant durian flowers

…and yes, that was very good indeed!

My girl could eat their own-made tofu, deep-fried and served with mayo and also the fried cangkuk manis with egg  (I did not take any photographs of those either) but she could not have the fried mee sua (longevity noodles)…

Ruby Restaurant fried mee sua with golden eggs

…just those lightly-fried golden eggs by the side.

The total for the food for 7 of us altogether came up to RM165.00, over RM170 if we include the two bowls of rice and the drinks that we had.

RUBY RESTAURANT  is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to HOME COOK CORNER  (2.292756, 111.825335) with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “Not one but two…”

  1. Sorry to say the first cake looks too creamy for me, the second one with the crusted peanuts looks okay to me, I like the third one the most, with the grated cheese, as if they are my birthday cakes LOL!

    It’s very light fresh cream, something like whipped cream – they do not do butter cream, anymore – I used to love that, the fragrance and taste of real butter…and I’d keep any excess of the icing to eat with bread! The cheese was a tad too salty this time around and I never like crushed peanut on cake icing…so as you can see, I am you exact opposite, 100%.

  2. My very first time seeing 4 cakes (1 to be taken next day) at one go for a birthday. Food looks great and I specially love the durian flowers. The yellow durian flowers are more crunchy and nice.

    One year, there were two or was it three – lack of coordination, everyone went out and ordered one, that was why. Lots of durian flowers at the market right now, I heard…very very cheap, just RM1.00 for a mountain but I’m so lazy to go out early in the morning these days. Growing old.

  3. First time seeing durian flowers served in restaurant. Certainly not in Kuching. If want to eat, one need to buy and cook themselves. Haha. I never try cooking it myself because of the hard work. Lol. My mum loves this and I used to help her clean the flowers.

    So many cakes! Happy birthday to the birthday persons!

    Thank you! Even here, usually if we want to eat, we have to go and get and cook our own, not available in restaurants – first time! They say a lot at the market – can expect a bumper durian harvest this year.

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