The news that I would be going to Kuching spread like wild fire, or within the family, at least as I was keeping a low profile. Normally, when I go some place, I would keep very quiet about it until I come back home.

One of my cousins contacted me to invite me out but I told her not to bother as at that point in time, I did not know what my ex-Kanowit students had planned but she said that her mum (my late maternal uncle’s wife, my late mum’s second brother) insisted that we must go out for dinner. Eventually, it turned out that there was nothing on that night the day when I arrived so I accepted their invitation.

They took me here

Ah Tou

…and good grief!!! The place was packed and we were placed in the 7.30 p.m. “shift”! Despite the crowd, the people were super efficient and the food was served very fast.

The deep fried pork marinated with tau joo (fermented bean curd)…


…was perfectly done, not dry and hard like at some places here in Sibu and it was served with sambal belacan – that certainly was a winner!!!

The fried bihun (rice vermicelli)…


…looked somewhat plain but much to my surprise, when I tried it, it was really very nice. I wonder what went into the cooking.

Their own-made tofu with minced pork on a hot sizzling plate…


…was so good that I kept helping myself to it. It was their special tofu that appealled to me, great taste and nice smooth and soft texture. I think I did hear somebody say that this is one of their 招牌菜 (zhāopái cài), a signature dish of theirs.

The creamy prawns…


…were very good as well and the midin (wild jungle fern)…


…was…like midin, nicely done, nothing to complain about.

By the time the curry fish…

Curry fish

…was served, I was really way too full to eat much of it and I guess everybody else was filling that same way too. I think in the end, most of it was packed for them to take home.

That certainly was a splendid and most delightful dinner on my first night in Kuching and I do think that it does live up to its name – according to one of my cousins, it is one of the Top 5 seafood restaurants in Kuching, thank you so much, Auntie Grace and family for the treat.

AH TOU SEAFOOD 阿頭海鮮 (1.50351, 110.35043) is located at 48, 900B, SEDC Woodhouse in what is called the BDC RH Plaza area of shops at Jalan Song.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Invitation…”

  1. I like all the food in this post especially the pork marinated in tao joo. It looks like those nam yu pork I used to eat. Tasty! wow, you sure are popular and all your relatives so kind and generous to welcome you to Kuching.

    I think that is what it is called, nam yu pork. Not so crazy about the ones here as they may deep fry the meat till dry and hard, not so nice…and no sambal belacan.

    That is our usual practice when somebody comes to town, he or she gets taken out to dinner by the families in turn…or the whole clan will go out together.

  2. All the dishes ngam me but i have not tasted wild jungle fern before, wonder if i will like it.

    Crunchy…like asparagus but 100% organic, no pesticide, no chemical fertiliser, no preservatives en route. I hear they import from Kuching, air flown daily – dunno where it is available in Singapore.

  3. This is one of my favourite place to go for dinner. All the dishes suits my taste. We would never miss ordering their pork marinated with tau joo and own-made tofu.

    So crowded, full house…so so so noisy! LOL!!!

  4. This reminds me of the best seafood bak kut teh place by the name of Ah Tau in Klang.. unfortunately the guy passed away…

    Oh! Oh dear! Overworked, I guess.

  5. Very good food! I have also once tasted a very pale plain looking fried bihun that surprisingly tasted so very good. I too wonder what they put in it!

    Yes, I had bihun from a kampung stall once, RM1.00 could feed the whole family, no ingredients but so very nice. Dunno how they cooked. Some years later, I went again, RM2.00 only a little and did not taste as great either. Dunno what happened.

  6. Used to go there but no more. I remember its business was good and many customers.

    Good to be able to catch up with your relatives here.

    Too good, full house, so very noisy! You should go and try my ex-Kanowit student’s place – food is good too, bigger place, more spacious, not so cramped and not so noisy. Post on it coming up real soon!

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