I said…

I said to the guy at this nasi kerabu place that I would go back and try their Sarawak laksa one fine day simply because they seemed to be pushing it and I did see a lot of customers having that…but that was around a month ago. Time does seem to fly these days!

I finally stopped by the other morning and I noticed this…

Only on Saturday

Oh no! They only have nasi kerabu on Saturdays now, no more on Tuesdays. I guess it does entail a whole lot of work and the guy told me that even on Saturdays, they would cut down on the amount so I guess should we feel like going for that, we must go early to avoid disappointment.

Well, I had the Sarawak laksa (RM5.00)…

Sarawak laksa

…like I said I would and the fact that they used the cheaper hard shell seawater prawns did not bother me too much. I would much sooner have these, not those bland and rubbery farmed ones.

On the whole, though it did not sweep me off my feet, I thought it was quite nice. In fact, in the first place I never got my hopes up high especially when considering that this culinary delight was of Chinese origin, in Kuching. In my growing up years, we could hardly find a stall here selling this but we can find many all over town nowadays and of course, whether it is nice or not is another story altogether. Likewise, it is available at many Malay stalls and shops now and they even have Malay/Muslim companies/factories making their own sambal for their use.

My happiness upon seeing the sambal belacan

Lime & belacan

…was short-lived, unfortunately. At other places, they will give you less than half a teaspoon of it but they usually use the very much nicer and more expensive Bintulu belacan. They certainly did not use that to make this one here and I hardly touched it in the end.

All things considered, my favourite is still the one here so should I feel like having Sarawak laksa, I would much sooner hop over there for theirs than the one here…

Sarawak laksa 2

…even though theirs costs a little bit more.

LA’ZZATY CUISINE (2.307198, 111.828479) is located along Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg on the left if you are coming from town, right after the SHELL petrol station, at its junction with Jalan Nibong. The Sibu Buddhist Temple is on your right on the other side of the road.