The next round…

After the splendid dinner and party the night before which sure was a fine start (well, I missed the lunch that they had here – one commented that what they had was not the same as before anymore so it was kind of disappointing) to our Class of ’69 50th Anniversary Reunion, I must say, we all gathered for lunch here the following day.

It was our no-meat Friday in the season of Lent so I told my dear friend/ex-classmate, Robert, that I would join nonetheless to mingle around and I could just eat the vegetables, not a problem at all. I don’t know if it was because of what I said that he arranged for all the non-meat dishes except for the steamed chicken…

New Capital steamed chicken

…for the very popular chicken rice here. After all, I am quite sure there were quite a few of us, all ex-Catholic school students, also observing the day of abstinence.

We had one of their signature dishes, the kampua mee

New Capital kampua mee

…which was very nice but I think it had been cooked for a while already before it was served so the strands of noodles all stuck together and it was quite a task to toss and shake them loose.

Needless to say, we enjoyed their fried filleted white pomfret…

New Capital fish

It was as good as always, certainly a dish not to be missed.

The wasabi prawns…

New Capital wasabi prawns

…were really very nice except that the batter was a bit too salty. I likes how there was just a slight hint of the wasabi in the dressing – anything more than that would have put me off as I am not really into that.

For our vegetable dishes, we had the taugeh (bean sprouts) fried with salted fish…

New Capital taugeh salted fish

…and of course, the midin (wild jungle fern)…

New Capital midin

…and everyone loved the mango desserts, this one wrapped in mochi-like exterior, coated with grated coconut…

New Capital mango mochi

…and this one in chee cheong fan skin…

New Capital mango chee cheong fan

…and between the two, everyone’s voted went to the latter. We all thought it was much nicer.

It was all about getting together that afternoon, chit-chatting and catching up with what has been gong on in one another’s lives and enjoying the food – there was no singing and dancing but we certainly had a lot of that when we got together for dinner that same night – coming right up in my next post. Stick around!

New Capital Restaurant 新首都酒家 (2.288619, 111.830057) is located at No. 46, Lebuh Tanah Mas, off Jalan Kampung Nyabor, in the block of shops opposite the Sarawak House/King’s Trioplex/Premier Hotel at the very far end on the right.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “The next round…”

  1. It seems that the reunion gathering continue on of a few days. Everyone is well-fed with great food. Next, dinner will be at Ruby Restaurant, my wild guess.

    4th-6th, 3 days altogether. No, Ruby was not in the programme as most everybody from overseas and out of town were staying at the hotel behind Payung, not convenient to get all of them to go all the way.

  2. The food all looks tasty. My vote goes to the two mango desserts! Wow, seems like all of you made the reunion gatherings like a week long festival!

    It was a 3-day thing, two events per day – lunch and dinner so there will be 5 posts altogethr – I had to miss the lunch on the first day. The food and the desserts were great, worth going for.

  3. Chee cheong fun skin with coconut. Does sound enticing.

    After all the good feast the night before, it sure sounds nice to have no-meat meal.

    With mango, not coconut – very very nice!

    Different cuisines, the Payung original…and this round, old school Chinese.

  4. It’s so nice to still be able to gather together with friends that went back from all way back. And it is even more awesome that the gathering lasts to the next day. Truly precious.

    We had it on-going for three days…and still, everyone seemed to have so much to talk about, non-stop chattering…and wefies too!!!

  5. You guys are really living it up! Looking forwards to the next post. I bet you did a lot of singing 🙂

    Not during this lunch but on the whole, we sure did and a whole lot of talking, everyone had so much to say to everybody – so difficult to get their attention!

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