Is it still good to you…

It so happened that I was in the vicinity that morning as I wanted to drop by the supermarket (grocer & deli) there to pick up a few things. I noticed that there was quite a crowd at the shop by the side and when I was done, I decided to go over and have a look.

I noticed that the dishes for the nasi campur were ready and there were quite a few having that even though it was still early in the morning, before 10 o’ clock.  Well, with the ladies out of town at that point in time, I decided to just go ahead and have that as well for brunch and be done with it.

The sambal buah kedondong (ambarella)…

Sambal kedondong

…was good, a bit too sour but good and of course, I could not resist the liver, masak hitam

Liver

The cangkuk manis and pumpkin, masak lemak

Cangkuk manis & pumpkin

…was excellent – if I had known, I would probably have a double helping of that and skip the paku and baby corn…

Paku & baby corn

…which was actually quite all right as well but it paled in comparison.

The fish…

Fish & salted egg

…was so-so – it probably was one of those frozen ones sold at the supermarkets so let’s just say that I was not all that impressed but yes, the salted egg was fresh and not too salty, definitely a whole lot nicer than what I had here not too long ago.

Yes, I would say that the food here was still as good as it was before. My lunch that day…

Mia nasi campur lunch

…came up to around RM8.00, a bit more expensive than the RM6.00 eat-all-you-can buffet lunch here but I did not mind it one bit, considering the quality and it was also a nice change from all the rest.

While I was eating, this dish…

Stuffed chilies

…came out of the kitchen – the stuffed chili that one would get with one’s nasi kerabu – the real thing, the authentic stuff, not like some ciplak (imitation) wannabe that I had here…and also this plate of pandan chicken…

Pandan chicken

I certainly would pick those to try had they been available earlier – I guess they would just have to wait till the next time I drop by the shop again.

MIA CAFE & RESTAURANT (2.308507, 111.820287) is located at No.43, Lorong 2, Jalan Kuda among the shops at Simpang Tiga, Sibu, facing inwards overlooking the houses along Jalan Kuda, off Jalan Kampung Nangka whereas Sara Cafe is one of the two on the other side of that same area, facing Jalan Bunga Normah 4.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “Is it still good to you…”

  1. RM 8 is a good price for so many selection. I would need a lot of rice to eat with the sambal buah kedondong. The portion of rice doesn’t look enough to go with all the “lauk” on the plate. Are you cutting back on rice?

    Not really. They provided a huge ladle for scooping the rice so I took one scoop – just the right amount the mix with the sambal buah kedondong so it did not feel all that sour and it made the rice more palatable.

  2. Nice choice of food but that is too much for a plate of nasi campur. Sambal buah kendodong is an appetising dish and the salted egg looks lovely. I never like the way they fried their fishes, very hard and dry.

    Don’t recall having had any that was hard and dry – maybe they sold you some overnight ones, reheated. Usually they just marinate with kunyit (powder) and fry but here and one other place (where I would often go and buy), they marinate with some very nice batter, not just flour, and it is very nice. Too bad the texture of the fish was not to my liking – end of the year, hard to get good fresh fish.

  3. I would definitely go for ayam pandan.

    Long time didn’t have nasi campur.

    Too bad it came out of the kitchen when I was about to finish eating. I would much sooner go for nasi campur than the Chinese chap fan – much tastier, no msg overload and not so oily but like everything else, must know where to go. Not everyone’s cooking is the same.

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