Time for tea…

This place, literally translated to mean drink tea

Lim Teh

…is not all that new and we did drive past…


…a few times but it was always packed with people spilling onto the road so we never wanted to stop to check it out.

The Sibu Twin Towers, otherwise known as the Waterfront Residence…

Near twin towers

…is located about 100 metres ahead, round the corner and if you are wondering where the other half of Mr. Bean’s  citron-green 1977 British Leyland Mini 1000 Mark 4…

Mr Bean's car, outside

…is, it is stuck to the wall inside the coffee shop…

Mr Bean's car, inside

…and this is on the other side of that same wall…

Writing on the wall

…in the left section of the coffee shop. Those of you who can read Mandarin would probably know what that is all about but unfortunately, it is all Greek to me.

I decided to try the Malay/Muslim stall…


…there and had the nasi ayam penyet (RM6.00)…

Nasi ayam penyet

…and yes, what you see is what you’ll get! There was that not-so-penyet (clobbered) over-fried piece of chicken drumstick, kind of hard and dry, with the rice and some raw cabbage and cucumber served with the somewhat watered-down nasi lemak kind of sambal. I would say that I can easily get the same a whole lot better at quite a few places elsewhere.

The sup tulang (RM7.00)…

Sup tulang

…was just as disappointing. It looked like it was freshly-cooked and of course, I quickly removed the supermarket factory-produced fried shallots on top as soon as it was served and it came as no surprise that the meat was as tough as leather…


…and the soup was just o.k. If you are looking from some very nice sup tulang, you can go for the truly delightful one here instead – as for the one here, you can just give it a miss.

The ladies ordered their choices from the chu-char (cook & fry) stall at the back – I heard that the guy was here before and yes, we went there quite  a number of times and yes, we did like what he dished out. Well, he has moved here now, so I’ve been told.

My girl had the hung ngang (the big bihun) in the egg in traditional Foochow red wine soup…

Egg soup hung ngang

…and she said it was very good. The mum had the sambal kway teow

Sambal kway teow

…and she too liked what she was served and was singing praises of the huge see ham (cockles/kerang) in the dish. I think each of the dishes was RM7.00 and I paid RM14.00 for the two, if I remember correctly.

I did meet an ex-colleague of mine the other night and I asked him what was nice here – I saw him sharing photographs of what he ate here a couple of times because when I walked around, I did not see anything that really tickled my fancy. He said the aforementioned stall at the back was good and the pan mee from the stall next to that Muslim/Malay stall as well, the dry version in particular.

Well, I’m not really a fan of pan mee, wet or dry, so you will not see me in a hurry to go back there again, that’s for sure.

LIM TEH is located at No. 42, Ground Floor, Lorong Lau King Howe 1 in the vicinity of the Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum round the corner from the Waterfront Residence, aka the Sibu Twin Towers.

Author: suituapui

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

15 thoughts on “Time for tea…”

  1. Of all the food, I will go for the sambal kway teow. Looks yummy.

    Yes, it was and the Foochow nui pao th’ng with lots of red wine and ginger is very popular among some people too. I prefer mee sua though, not crazy about hung ngang but mee sua is not gluten free.

  2. That cockle in your last pic is so tempting.

    Yes, big and fresh and that got my missus all excited. Seldom see anything with cockles here, not like in Penang and elsewhere.

  3. Drooling at the large cockle in your last photo, LOL.

    More easily available over at your side, I’m sure. Somehow or other, not all that commonly found at the shops here, dunno why.

  4. when i eat something that doesn’t taste nice….I felt very disappointed. Wasted my calories eating it. hahahha

    Yes, and in this case, money too. Not all that cheap, dunno why so many people flock there when there’s nothing really great.

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