I want it…


Fish Culture II, Ulu Sg Merah

…is the branch of the original place here and both have been around for a long time now, the latter going all the way back to 2012. I guess they must be doing pretty well to be able to sustain all this while.

This particular branch sure looked a lot nicer when it first opened in 2016…

Fish Culture Cafe II *Archive photo*

…or maybe it looks better at night but it still is very nice and clean and the members of the staff are friendly and efficient.

I can’t say I am a fan of their dim sum and personally I would not go out of my way for it but that morning, I was in the vicinity of this branch after I had sent my girl to attend a meeting at the secondary school further up the road and I was delighted to see that they now have yong tofu

Fish Culture II yong tofu section

…one thing that is not readily available here in Sibu and thankfully, what we have here is pretty good and we do go for it time and time again.

There were quite a range of choices to pick from and I picked what I wanted or actually, I told the lady what I wanted and she picked them one by one from inside the enclosed glass cabinet. I thought that took away part of the enjoyment of going for yong tofu but I do appreciate the fact that they put in that extra effort to keep everything covered, even their dim sum selections these days instead of leaving them exposed to flies, dust or whatever is in the air.

Yes, they still have their sambals, the very nice ones with hay bee (dried prawns) that I used to enjoy when having their dim sum before but this time around, they gave me a third one, something like what we would get when having chicken rice…

Sambals & chili dip

…and I liked that the most with my order.

They have a choice of clear soup or curry or tom yum and of course, I wanted the clear soup – I love anything in clear soup and in no time at all, my order was served…

Fish culture II yong tofu

…and yes, I did ask for some tang hoon (glass noodles) as well…

Tang hoon added

The kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) that I had was great, RM1.80 a glass, and everything in the bowl came up to RM9.40 – that’s the trouble when you go for something like this; you want everything and when they add it all up, the overall total can be quite shocking.

I wouldn’t mind coming back for this again though since I did think it was very nice and the next time around, I would bring my girl along – she enjoys yong tofu very much too!

FISH CULTURE CAFE II (2.330808, 111.855937) is located at the shops on your left along Jalan Ulu Sg Merah, a short distance from the roundabout if you are coming along Jalan Ling Kai Cheng and taking the right turn from there.