The family…

This is a family business…

Grandpa Cafe

…belonging to the family of one of my ex-students (one of those at the reunion get-together here sometime ago, the one on the far right in the group photo) whose wife is a good friend and ex-classmate of my niece, the one working in Singapore.

I’ve been wanting to stop by and try but never got round to doing so until the other day. This is the side entrance…

Grandpa Cafe side entrance

…and this is one part of the interior…

Grandpa Cafe interior

It sure looks like they used a lot of wood for everything right down to the furniture – from what we were told, they spent one whole year just designing and decorating the place.

They have these cabinets with all the super-duper expensive Japanese whiskey on display…

Japanese whiskey

…over 50 years old and prices going way beyond RM10K a bottle. *faints*

I tried their chang (dumpling)…

chang

…wrapped in one of those broad pandan leaves with a salted egg yolk inside…

...with salted egg yolk

…but unfortunately, it was not the nyonya version which I would love a lot more. They said that they got them from Kuching and I was wondering if they were from this fat girl there whose changs were very good but hers too were not the nyonya ones.

I ordered their herbal chicken soup rice noodles…

Herbal chciken soup rice noodles

…which was good – it tasted like what we cooked using one of those herbal packs that my girl and the mum brought back from Korea but I guess I am somewhat old-school so I would prefer our own Foochow herbal chicken soup – the char bee lau or the pek ting eyok. or even when we steam our own chicken soup with seng see (the more affordable ginseng hairs) and/or dong quai.

This came with my order…

Cut chilies

…while my missus got their very nice sambal

Sambal

…with her curry laksa

Curry laksa

…which she enjoyed but I would prefer it without those frozen (beef) meatballs – perhaps they could add a couple of fish slices or prawns or squid instead.

I forgot to get the cashier’s receipt when I went to pay the bill but I do recall everything was in the region of RM8.00-9.00 and the total came up to RM36.80, inclusive to two huge glasses of very nice and thick kopi-o-peng (iced coffee, black).

GRANDPA CAFE (2.300139, 111.833283) is located at 10E, Jalan Oya, somewhere across the road from the Sibu Medical Centre KPJ), on the extreme left of the block of shops there, in the corner right next to Sing Lee Car Air-Condition [SIC] Service.