I suggest…

That day, we dropped by here again for dinner. Actually, my girl wanted to cook but I told her not to trouble herself and suggesting going here instead. Of course, she jumped at the idea as she likes the food here but this time around, she said she would like to order dishes that we had not had for a long time.

There was this claypot pork belly with salted fish and pork belly…

Ruby claypot pork belly

…that was really good, especially with the fragrance and taste of the salted fish.

The tofu with minced pork…

Ruby tofu with minced pork

…was good too but if I remember correctly, there would be salted fish in this dish as well and bits of shitake mushroom. I guess we already had salted fish in the other dish so they left it out in this one.

My girl wanted the Four Heavenly Kings, ching chao (plain fried)…

Ruby mixed beans

that we had on our previous visit again but the lady boss said that there would be only three – I think they ran out of four-angle beans that night. The place was packed and it sure looked like they had been enjoying such brisk business every day over the Chinese New Year festive season with lots of people coming home…and they had yet to leave – my guess is they would probably stay till after Chap Goh Meh.

As for the soup, we asked for something different and the bayam with century egg soup sounded interesting. Normally, my mum would cook bone soup plus garlic before adding the vegetable…and serve mee sanggul with it and that was so very nice, the simple pleasures of our childhood! We never had century egg in the soup…ever but the lady boss suggested that we give it a try and we did…

Ruby bayam century egg soup

It turned out that the soup was no longer clear, maybe due to the egg but yes, it tasted great. I sure would not mind ordering this again on our future visits.

The food came up to RM44.00, RM54.50 inclusive of rice and drinks – we all had the teh-c special, iced…

Ruby teh-c special
…and it looked like they had pandan juice in theirs instead of gula Melaka. The ladies loved it and yes, I thought it was nice too but I still prefer the ones with palm sugar.

I paid the boss RM55.00, telling him to keep the change but no, he would not hear of it and gave me back RM2-3 instead, the usual discount he would give everytime. These little gestures, of course, do not go unappreciated, and we sure would not mind coming back here again and again, not at all.

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.