A mother’s son…

My ex-Kanowit students had planned a get-together at their classmate’s restaurant that Saturday afternoon after the wedding on Friday before going our separate ways.

However, we were there just two nights ago and I did hear that my ex-student, the owner of that restaurant, has a son…


…who has branched out to open his own restaurant…

Kwang Chin Seafood

…so I suggested going there instead and everybody…

With ex-Kanowit students and colleagues


While waiting for the food, they took out their old photographs…

Old photographs
*Ex-student’s photograph*

…and everyone was stunned to see that after 40 years, I could still remember the names of so many of their classmates when I asked them where so and so was at this point in time. Sometimes, I truly amaze myself! LOL!!!

Ah Lee brought along yet another tengalan but I was at the back of the restaurant at the time and by the time I got back to the table, the waitress had cut the fish up…


…so it was not a pretty sight. Nonetheless, it was really good and all of us enjoyed it to the max.

The fried midin (wild jungle fern)…

Fried midin

…and mani chai/cangkuk manis

Fried cangkuk manis

…were all right, pretty much like what one can get anywhere and everywhere else but the prawns…


…and sweet and sour pork…


…were really great and very much to my liking.

However, it was the claypot yam…

Claypot yam

…that I enjoyed the most and I kept going back for more till there was none left.

They were saying that they would use the money left over from the reunion they had some years ago in Penang to pay for the lunch but the mother of the bride was free to join us that afternoon and she quietly went and paid for everything!

She even insisted on giving me a BIG ang pao even though I said that I was fine and could pay for all my expenses and just being invited to her daughter’s wedding was such a special honour and privilege already. Not everyone would remember their teacher, much less want the old fogies around for their special occasions. Gee!!! She gave me more than enough for the air fare and the hotel as well, thank you so so much, Sok Hiong!

Thank you also, Ah Lee, for the tengalan and everybody for everything and not forgetting Pek Suan for the Tan Kim Hock durian dodol

Durian dodol

– so thoughtful of you to bring all of us one each all the way from Melaka.

Hopefully, the plans for the next reunion there next year will materialise and we will all get to see one another again. In the meantime, take care and here’s wishing one and all blue skies and everything nice! God bless, everyone!

KWANG CHIN SEAFOOD 广进小厨 (1.530845, 110.367471) is located at the ground floor, Sublot 3, Lot 33, Soho West Phase 2, Jalan Wan Alwi in Kuching, two doors away from CS Supermarket, Kuching Soho branch. 

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “A mother’s son…”

  1. Tasty food! The bride’s mother is so so generous!

    Yes, felt so bad – I am sure they had to bear a whole lot of expenses already for the lavish wedding and I could easily manage by myself, happy enough just to be invited and such joy to see everyone again after all these years.

  2. All the food looks great and I am sure I would love them to bits.

    Go, go and give it a try. More like home cooking, simpler like what one can get at old school restaurants. The food at the mum’s restaurant is very good too, more high end menu.

  3. The veges looked good! I too usually dislike having the servers cut up the fish, they often end up looking quite graphic..

    Yes, I thought that was quite unnecessary, takes away the joy of poking the fish left, right and centre in search of the goodness within.

  4. Dishes looked good and delicious. I have not been to this restaurant. Such a great time reminiscing the old days.

    Yes, I sure had the time of my life. It was a good trip, came home very very happy!!! Looking forward to the next time when I can go for something like this again.

    This one is good in that the dishes are simple, somewhat old-school like home-cooked, nice change from the usual – the dishes at the mum’s place were more special – something like the difference between Sheraton & Hock Chu Leu in Sibu…if you have been to both.

  5. Ooh! Your flight and accommodation paid for, what a blessing! You sure had a great time, hopefully there is another get together some time soon.

    I sure did not expect it – it was like winning a prize at TOTO. LOL!!!

    One of them has a son getting married next year – hopefully he’ll invite me and they are planning a reunion in Melaka, also next year. I sure would love to join them so hopefully, they will ask me. I don’t mind paying out of my own pocket – sure worth it especially when I had such a great time.

  6. What a great get-together and trip for you. I too do not like the idea of the servers cutting up the fish, turn out to be very messy.

    They do it all the time, standard practice. I would always stop them to take the photo first.

  7. I’m amazed with your ability to remember your ex-students too. I taught about 15 years ago in a school in our neighbourhood. Some of them has grown up, in UNI now and sometimes, they approached me when I am in the playground in the evenings. I can remember their faces but not their names.

    You’re old liao lor, memory loss! Muahahahahaha!!! Mine is still so very good. My eyes too, no need for glasses, can see.

  8. That is quite a feat – with so many students over so many years!

    Pretty good track record. Many more though, most do not bother to stay in touch but a few do, so grateful for those as they do make it all worthwhile.

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