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.

Author: suituapui

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

7 thoughts on “I suggest…”

  1. All the dishes looks so good and to my liking. For the claypot pork belly usually salted fish is added but I never come across tofu with minced meat had salted fish. Usually tofu with minced meat had bits of shitake mushroom added. I think bayam with century egg soup is something new and interesting.

    Maybe it was because we always asked for salted fish to be added whenever we ordered the tofu dish – we would add that when we cook our own at home. The bayam soup was nice – perhaps I can try to cook my own one of these days.

  2. Never go wrong with that claypot pork belly. So appetising, I could eat a lot of rice with that. Slurp!

    Yes, we sure enjoyed that, the sauce especially, with the rice.

  3. Usually here, it is yin choy (amaranth greens) with century eggs soup. I guess bayam can replace yin choy as well. The Teh C special really looks special. I thought the green layer is cendol until I read it is pandan juice. Sure is a place to visit again and again, regularly for the good food.

    I dunno names of most vegetables, much less if it’s in Cantonese. I thought they’re the same, except that one is red and the sauce or soup after frying or cooking will be that colour. Yes, we thought it looked like cendol…and it tasted a bit like cendol too – first time trying and personally, I prefer the regular.

  4. The drinks look like three layers drink (cendol). I think I will love this drink as I am for anything sweet. All the dishes look good and the price is good too with so many dishes.

    Yes, our regular place here for good food, reasonably priced.

  5. That reminds me that I haven’t had claypot in a while. Must fix that.

    I enjoy claypot rice, not that easily available here – only at one place and must order one day ahead. I hate that so I would much sooner go without.

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