My lucky day…

Last Sunday, we wanted to go and check out the new hypermart in town – the previous one did not last very long, just opened around May last year and we planned to have lunch here on the ground floor of the mall.

When we got there, we saw a very long line of cars on the other side of the road, all queuing up to wait for their turn to drive into the megamall. Gosh!!! They could not even drive into that big place! We decided right away that we would go and check that place out some other day and  headed to the town outlet of that same café for lunch.

They were having a Vietnamese coffee promotion right now so my missus and I had that (RM7.90 each)…

Vietnamese coffee

…while my girl had a fruit juice. I had had Vietnamese coffee elsewhere before that was quite good and the one here was no exception but at that price, I certainly would think twice about having it again.

My girl had their creamy pasta (RM18.90)…

Creamy pasta

…and she sure enjoyed it a lot – she said it was nicer than a lot of places in town.

They were having a PRAWN-LICIOUS promotion too and I decided to pick one of the options in their special menu – their freshwater prawn noodles in creamy tom yam soup served in a young coconut. When it was served…

Creamy tom yam prawn noodles in coconut

…to say that we were impressed would be an understatement. Those gigantic prawns…

Prawn

…would be selling for some RM80 a kilo at the market and you would not get all that many when they are that big, maybe 5 or 6 and we got two of the crustaceans. I just bought some at the market the other day, RM55.00 a kg and what I got were around half the size!

Much to my delight, I found that there was this pinkish orange stuff…

In the head

…in the heads. This is so nice (though some say all the cholesterol is in the prawn’s head and the body is fine) and I have a feeling that there is a conspiracy between the sellers and the people at the restaurants. They seem to have this in all their prawns but when I buy any home, there’s none at all in the heads.

The creamy tom yam soup was absolutely delicious and the noodles were perfectly done. There was enough in the coconut for five bowls of this size…

Noodles & prawn

…so I do think this can be shared by two or perhaps even three. The coconut was very young and of course, we scraped off all the flesh inside to enjoy.

This was priced at RM38.90 but at this point in time, they were having a 20% discount on all the items on their menu so that would work out to around RM30.00 only, around the same as at some coffee shops for one prawn only, cut into halves and their prawns are not as big plus theirs would just be the regular Foochow noodles soup with the prawns added and prices may go up to even RM50 or 60 for just one prawn, depending on the size. I don’t know how true it is but I heard the ones at this very popular place here are now RM45.00 a plate/bowl with only one and a half not really big prawns cut into halves so it would look like three prawns and anyhow, I am not keen on going back there for theirs because of the msg overdose I encountered the last time I went.

That certainly was a delightful lunch and when I checked their Facebook page, I found out that they only have this prawn promotion at their town outlet that we went to, not the one we originally wanted to go at the megamall. Gee! It sure was our lucky day!

CAFE CAFE, Sibu  (2.287387, 111.826487) is located somewhere in the middle of the block of shops along Jalan Chew Geok Lin – the Tua Pek Kong Temple and the Seven-storey Pagoda is to the left, across the road from the bank at the end of the block.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “My lucky day…”

  1. such a cool presentation, having the huge prawn sticking out of the coconut! brilliant! 😀

    Sure was impressive, especially with the humongous prawns, two of them some more, really huge.

  2. That day I had prawnaholic and now you had prawn-licious LOL. I would enjoy the prawns too.

    I did not expect such gigantic ones, sure made my day!

  3. Wow… I would love to try that prawn-licious noodles in coconut! Looks so kind of special and I am sure the soup is very sweet too… good choice!

    Hoping to go back again for another round – their promotion ends in a few days, only in the month of March.

  4. You have made the right choice to head to the town outlet of the same cafe and save quite a bit. What a lucky day for you. Such a nice presentation. That looks like a delicious bowl of noodles in creamy tom yum soup. Yummy!!!….😋😋😋

    The 20% discount is applicable to all outlets but the prawn promotion is available at this one only in Sibu – also available in Kuching, their Original Carwash (Rubber Road) and Jalan Song outlets, I saw on their Facebook page. You can go and try.

  5. Good thing you all decide to go to the town outlet when you saw the long queue of cars. The prawns are so delicious and at a good price too. The orange liquid in the head is very creamy and tasty. Lucky you indeed!

    Yes, that orange thing in the head is so delicious. Have not been here for a long time – sure glad we went that day! I bet if this is in KL, it would be around RM100 at least, the prawns so big!

  6. I would enjoy the creamy pasta. Your big prawn is tempting too. I havent try the coconut prawn noodle yet. My hubby did but not me.

    Go and try! They have it at two of their Kuching outlets. Not the same chefs of course, so dunno if it is nice. This one here was so so so good!

    1. Long time didnt eat there. Not sure what good and new in the menu.

      Generally, the menu’s the same but right now they have this prawn menu at selected outlets and another promotion as well, items not on their regular menu. Glad I decided to try the prawn noodles, so so so good.

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