O come, all ye faithful…

This and this used to be here…

Catholic Centre

…in what was called the Catholic Centre in the Sacred Heart Cathedral compound and there was a budget inn upstairs but they have all since moved away when the premises was taken back for some massive renovations.

It sure looks like they’ve got it all nicely done now and the other morning, I decided to drop by to check the place out. They have an eatery downstairs where they say all the workers are volunteers from the church. I don’t know what the arrangement is, whether they rent out the stalls and the proceeds will go to the church fund but right now, there is a drinks stall and also one food stall…

Food stall

I tried the kampua mee, kosong (RM2.00)…

Kampua mee

…and I thought it was all right. No, I would not say that it swept me off my feet but it was good enough which is more than what I would say about some of the noodles at some of the stalls elsewhere.

Likewise, the piansip/ meat dumplings (RM2.50)…


…were o.k. too but it appeared to me that the fried stuff was more popular – everyone else seemed to be having something fried and looking at what was served and the lovely fragrances that filled the air, I did think everything looked nice and I sure would want to order and try on my next visit. I must say that I liked how they used glass and ceramics instead of plastic, all their plates and bowls.

I’ve heard people saying that the chap fan/mixed rice is cheap…


…and very good as well and when I was there, they already had a few dishes ready like these…

Chap fan options 1

…and these…

Chap fan options 2

…as well. I wonder if the ginseng soup…

Ginseng soup

…is any good or not – perhaps I can try that as well next time.

That day, after Stephanie and Andrew’s wedding at the cathedral, they had a buffet brunch/lunch here – everyone sang praises of the dishes served. I did not join them as I was already too full after what I had prior to the wedding service. It sure looks like I will have to go back there soon to try for myself first-hand, their chap fan.

For one thing, this place sure looks like a leading contender for the environmental award, the next round, if it is still going strong by then. If you wish to tapao (takeaway) the food, you will have to bring your own containers or tiffin carriers as they will not have any of those plastic ones…

No plastic

…for you to pack your picks.

There are these steamed paos (buns) too…

Steamed buns

…and if you want to buy those to take away, in line with their No Plastic policy, they will use these brown paper bags…

Brown paper bags

Why? You do not even get a plastic drinking straw…

No straw

…with your drink.

Other than all the aforementioned, this is a No Smoking zone so if your nicotine level is running dangerously low, you will have to stroll out to the main road outside.

This place opens from 6.00 a.m. till 2.00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday and it is closed on Sundays in keeping with one of the Ten Commandments that says, “Remember thou keep holy the Sabbath Day.”

I could not find any sign anywhere all around the building but the place has been called Laudato Si, which means “Praise be to You” in Latin…


…after the second encyclical of Pope Francis in which he “critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming and calls all people of the world to take swift and unified global action”…and it sure looks like this place is heading in that right direction and I would say that it sure deserves the support of members of the public.

LAUDATO SI is located in what was previously known as the Catholic Centre located in the compound of the Sacred Heart Cathedral and St Rita’s Primary School.

Author: suituapui

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

14 thoughts on “O come, all ye faithful…”

  1. I love their no plastic, no straw policy. If only more eateries will follow suit, we can reduce waste tremendously. Just look at the amount of plastic food boxes being discarded daily. It is really worrying 😦

    Yes, it certainly is a step in the right direction that everyone should emulate.

  2. Glad that they practise no styrofoam/plastic used over your place. Here, not strict about those plastic thingy, so people don’t care much but I know of one Malay stall use brown paper bag for their takeaway fried chicken wings, etc.

    The worst would be those supermarkets! They say no plastic bags…but they will give and charge customers 20 sen for each of them – obviously cashing in to make more money. So cilaka!!!

    1. Happy Winter Solstice Festival to you and family. Make any tang yuan?

      Thanks and the same to you. Yes, just ate my balls. LOL!!! Just shared the photo on Facebook.

  3. An eatery by the church volunteers. That is nice. Indeed the price is cheap, so cannot expect much. The chap fan dishes looked homey and nice to me.

    Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas to you and family! So did you get to enjoy any tang yuan today? ^^

    Thank you…and the same to you and your loved ones. Yes, I did get eat those balls after all – blogpost on it coming soon!

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