Did it first…

Yesterday, the 13th of January, was my sister’s birthday but it was not convenient for us to celebrate it together on the actual day as being a Sunday, we would be sending my girl to her school in the jungle and dinner would be out for sure as she could not be here with us. That was why we agreed on doing it first and went for lunch on Saturday instead.

She suggested having it here and of course, it was perfectly all right with us as we’ve always enjoyed the food there. This time around, we decided to order some different dishes for a change but as it was for a birthday, there was no running away from their fried mee sua with the golden eggs…

Ruby Restaurant mee sua & golden eggs

…for longevity, posterity and prosperity!

No, we did not want the Thai-style mango chicken this time around nor their pandan chicken so we asked the boss what we could have instead. He suggested the poultry, boneless, fried with salted egg and insisted that it would be different from the salted egg spare ribs that we would always order. It turned out to be more or less the same…

Ruby Restaurant salted egg chicken

…except that the meat was different but having said that, my girl commented that it was very much nicer than the pork done this way.

We had the Four Heavenly Kings…

Ruby Restaurant Four Heavenly Kings

…the four types of beans ching chao (fried plain) instead of the usual – with hay bee (dried prawns) as my sister is allergic to those crustaceans and my girl said she liked it done this way a lot more too.

There was one dish that we used to order quite a lot a long time ago but somehow or other, for some reason, we had not had it since time immemorial. This was their grilled lamb with lemon sauce…

Ruby Restaurant grilled lamb with lemon sauce

…and yes, it was really good except that I thought the serving was kind of small. Probably that is because lamb does not come cheap here but anyhow, there was enough to go round. Of course, my girl had the lion’s share – she so loves lamb!

The total, inclusive of rice and drinks, came up to RM72.00 and the nice boss very kindly waived the RM2.00 and collected only RM70.00 for the delightful lunch. Thank you so very much to my sister for the treat and a very Happy Birthday once again – hope you had a great one yesterday and may the Good Lord bless you abundantly all the days in the year ahead. Cheers!!!

RUBY RESTAURANTΒ Β is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to HOME COOK CORNER Β (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.

8 thoughts on “Did it first…”

  1. happy birthday to your sister! is she older or younger than you? i have only one sister, who’s only a year younger than me πŸ™‚

    NINE years younger than me! I guess that was why I was the one helping my mum in the kitchen and everywhere else, our growing up years – glad I did as now, I can do a whole lot of things on my own.

  2. The fried mee sua with golden eggs looks good. Are the eggs coated with some coating before they are fried? Over here, we usually have longevity noodles for birthday.

    Happy Blessed Birthday to your sis….πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

    Thank you!

    No, you just fry the hardboiled eggs in oil – best not to overfry till nice and golden as the outer layer may be a bit too hard and rubbery, not so nice. The Malays do it too for their sambal telur.

  3. Didn’t have chance to dine in Ruby. Hope to do so if I ever have a trip to Sibu. Hehe.

    The lamb with lemon sauce, must be good but I do agree with you. Slightly small portion. Fried mee suah is nice.

    We did order for servings for 2 or 3 though but yes, it did look small, the lamb. I would say this place is a whole lot nicer than that one with the Philippine pork leg – that one’s quite ordinary. The pork leg and the cheap crabs were the attraction, farmed ones from Lawas or Limbang. I hear they are not so popular now, not anymore.

  4. That was a wonderful birthday meal. So generous of your sister to give you all a treat. A pleasure for the birthday girl I suppose.

    Yes, all in the family. We only have ourselves now that our parents have left us.

  5. So nice to still be celebrating birthdays with siblings. The lamb in lemon sauce sounds delicious. If that was served to my family of four, I’ll be the only one eating the entire portion πŸ˜€

    Why? They do not eat lamb? That is my girl’s favourite meat!

  6. That is the first time I’ve seen “golden eggs!” Thanks for sharing a new experience.

    You’d probably get to see it at the Malay shops and stalls – they also fry lightly first like this for their sambal egg dish.

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