You gotta try…

My paternal cousin comes home every year from Sydney, Australia around Christmas to visit the mum and this year, he had another reason to do so – to attend his younger brother’s daughter’s wedding. Of course, each year, we would meet some place for some of the best in town like in 2016, for instance, we were here…and here in 2017.

Yes, he comes but once a year but no, he’s no Santa Claus or at least, he definitely isn’t shaped like that but yes, he does bring gifts, without fail, and this year, he got me this…


…thank you so much, Alister!

He has been to a number of other places in town – his brothers and other cousins would bring him around as well, some he loved, some not quite but he had never been here so I insisted that he gave it a try.

He loved the fried mee sua

Ruby fried mee sua

…which was something new to him – he had not heard of it done this way, much less eaten it and after his initial surprise upon finding out that it was mee sua (Foochow longevity noodles) and not bihun (rice vermecelli), he tried it and loved it!

Of course I ordered all our favourites here including their salted egg spare ribs…

Ruby salted egg spare ribs

…but even though he loved it with the curry leaves in the dish, it did not seem to excite him as much as the mango Thai-style chicken…

Ruby mango Thai-style chicken

…which he absolutely enjoyed.

The Foochow tofu soup with canned oysters was so good that day but I did not take a photograph of it as the waitress distributed it into individual bowls and served and we also had our must-eat-in-Sibu fried midin (wild jungle fern)…

Roby fried midin

…and I would say that the sweet potato leaves here…

Ruby sweet potato leaves

…is the best n town, so very young and so easy to chew unlike some that I have had the displeasure of eating elsewhere.

I confirmed that there was no soy sauce in their pandan chicken…

Ruby pandan chicken 1

…one dish that we had not ordered for a long time as I was afraid it might not be gluten free. After being reassured that it was all right, we went for it…

Ruby pandan chicken 2

– one each and it certainly swept my cousin off his feet. He loved it! I would say the ones here are different from those you will get at a Thai or Malay restaurant and I have yet to come across any anywhere that is nicer.

I did ask my sister to join us that day so there were five of us altogether and the food alone came up to RM84.00 for 6 dishes, RM104.00 altogether inclusive of rice and drinks and the nice boss rounded it all up to RM100.

There are other very nice dishes here but I just could not possibly order everything at one go. Well, seeing how my cousin enjoyed all the dishes at our lunch that day, I am pretty sure he will be back!

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.

9 thoughts on “You gotta try…”

  1. Good deal for all those lovely dishes. Yes, I remember all these 3 places (Payung Cafe, Ruby Restaurant & Flavours Thai Kitchen) which serves great dishes and you used to blog about them but unfortunately FTK had call it a day. I love all the dishes above.

    Yes, I miss FTK, one less place to go to for really really nice food.

  2. The salted egg spare ribs look good eh. I never tried that version of spare ribs before

    It sure is good. That’s why we keep going for it again and again. These days, it sure looks like it’s salted egg-everything!

  3. I just had salted egg spare ribs rice the other day, even more enjoyable with the curry leaves.

    I had not eaten jungle fern before.

    It may be available in Singapore at some places – I hear they export from Kuching everyday, air flown!

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