Seven…

This place…

7

…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…

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.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Seven…”

  1. Melissa and your wife decorated the eggs so creatively. I like the eggs with flowers and the word “blessed…” drawn on them. Very pretty. I wouldn’t mind paying RM7 for the noodles with duck and braised egg. Looks tasty.

    The duck kampua was nice, just that the bowl was very small, so hard the toss the noodles even. Our first time contributing those eggs – will definitely want to do it again next year and bet we will do a much better job the second time around.

  2. I love to go for dim sum. They can be quite pricey and not very full filling. What all of you had looks good. Wow, your missus and Mel are so creative in making the Easter eggs. So beautiful.

    Not as good as it looks, the dim sum…and these were the better-looking ones – I can think of a lot of much nicer things I can for with that kind of money. We have a lot of dim sum stalls/shops all over town now – my guess is they are all of the same standard, not great, lots of msg. So far I only like the one at the restaurant, Shanghai chef.

  3. Oh, I love those cute Easter Eggs! I bet they were a hit at church 🙂

    There were some very beautiful ones like those wrapped in the flowery transparent gift paper tied with ribbons and those in origami baskets (swans) but I think ours were the cutest – the kids would love them especially but we did not stick around to watch the distribution.

  4. Cute decorated easter eggs. The church also distributed eggs but like previous years, they simply wrapped the egg in present papers and distributed around.

    At our church, the congregation was asked to contribute eggs, already cooked. They never asked people to decorate or whatever – we just did it on our own accord, just for the fun of it. We certainly would want to do it again next year.

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