This place…


…isn’t exactly new – it has been around for quite a while now and I did ask somebody who had been here what was nice but he did not seem all that impressed. That was why we were in no hurry to come and try.

However, last Sunday, we went to the early morning Easter service at the church that we usually go to and we brought some eggs…

Easter eggs

…that my girl and the mum spent the whole night decorating to be distributed to the congregation. There were many others who donated eggs for this purpose and there were a whole lot of eggs to be given away though not all went through the trouble to get theirs nicely decorated.

Actually, after the service, I wanted to go for the dim sum here but there seemed to be a huge crowd there that morning and the parking spaces available all around the building were occupied. In the end, we decided to come back another day and went to the aforementioned place instead as there is a dim sum stall there as well.

Like all eating places around here especially on Sunday mornings, the place was packed but luckily, we managed to get a table. The char siew pao

Char siew pao

…were all right – they were good enough, as good as the better ones that we can get around here unlike what the lady at the stall said were the original sio bee

Sio bee

I did not think they were all that great, not quite like our local Sibu Foochow sio bee nor were they anything like the authentic dim sum ones. The texture was springy, like fish ball.

These dumplings…


…were quite nice and these…

In bean curd skin

…were not too bad either but I guess the filling would be more or less the same just that the latter was wrapped in bean curd skin. The total came up to RM22.00 which, of course, came as no surprise. I always find it rather pricey going for dim sum – you ask for this and that and in the end, it will add up to quite a substantial total.

The ladies went and ordered from the chu char (cook & fry) stall at the back – my girl had the fried pek koi (white rice cake)…

Fried pek koi

…while the mum had the fried noodles…

Fried mee

…and I guess both were o.k. as I did not hear them complain but I did not see them all excited either.

I ordered the duck kampua with one stewed egg (RM7.00)…

Duck kampua

…from another stall there and yes, I would say it was nice as well just that the noodles was not exactly kampua mee, very thin and more yellowish and it did not taste like it either. Whatever it is in that somewhat small bowl, for that kind of money, I don’t think I will be in a hurry to come back again for more.

7七夜cafe (2.307862, 111.848497) is located off Jalan Sena in the blocks of shops opposite Jalan Deshon on the right, the same side as Wikitea and the Italian restaurant, Bistecca & Bistro.