Burnt…

That day, my missus had something up so I told her not to cook and I could drive her to do what she had to do after which we would go and pick our girl at her school when she was done for the day and we would go for lunch together.

As always, nobody had any idea what they wanted to eat and after a few twists and turns to avoid being caught in the lunch hour cum after-school jam here and there, we ended up here eventually. There were a lot of people but it was not really that crowded (and noisy) – I’ve seen worse and that probably was because it was already 1 something, about time to head back to the office.

There was this one guy with his lady companion at the next table and he was speaking to her the whole time like he was speaking to everybody in the room but that wasn’t half as bad as the music they were playing plus I did not quite care for the songs on their playlist either.

I did not go and have a good look but it seemed to be from a laptop or something on the counter and we were sitting right beside it. I remember they had a proper sound system – probably that had broken down or something in which case, they might as well not play anything at all. For the prices they are charging, I certainly would expect a more pleasant dining environment.

Anyway, back to our lunch, my girl had the lor mee while the mum had the beef noodles, both of which I had had before and no, I did not think I would want to order those again. Unfortunately, my well-intended advice fell on deaf ears but don’t get me wrong – they do have a lot of nice things on their menu like their kueh chap which we all love, for instance, their mee sua is pretty good, even their nasi lemak isn’t too bad and the list goes on and on and on…just that these two do not fall into that same category.

My missus was able to finish everything, helping herself to a whole lot of their very nice chili dip that they gave in a bottle but my girl could barely manage half of hers. Luckily, she also ordered these teriyaki wings (RM13.80)…

Noodle House teriyaki wings

…which she thought were all right but she could only manage two so we had the third one packed for us to take home.

I went for the sizzling nasi biryani with beef rendang (RM15.90)…

Noodle House biryani rendang

…except that it was not sizzling when it was served but I really enjoyed it…a lot!

The beef rendang was very nice and I loved the fragrance of the daun limau purut (kaffir lime leaves) in it even though when it comes to rendang, one would usually find daun kunyit (turmeric leaves) instead of the aforementioned. The rice was great too just that it was not entirely like the Indian version with all the herbs and spices – I would say it was more like those at the Malay stalls. All things considered, I did think it was good and I sure would not mind ordering that again the next time we drop by here.

While we were there, I saw something under the glass table promoting something that I had not seen here before – their basque burnt cheesecake. This goondu has seen that in friends’ blogs and has always wondered what that is and why anyone would want to eat anything burnt so of course, I ordered a slice (RM8.80)…

Noodle House basque burnt cheesecake

…to try. It turned out to be something like the Japanese baked cotton cheese cake that I do like a lot except that the top was kind of cracked and kind of burnt in a way but that was intentional…and yes, I would say it was nice. Period.

Our lunch, inclusive of drinking water, 50 sen per glass, and the 6% SST came up to RM59.80.

NOODLE HOUSE (2.291406,111.829162) is located somewhere in the area immediately behind the Sibu Central Police Station at No. 2B, Ground Floor, Lorong Laichee 1, accessible either from Hua Kiew Road or Laichee Lane.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Burnt…”

  1. burnt cheesecakes have invaded every malaysian city and town now – there’s no escape! 😀

    First encounter. I guess if it is a hit, more will appear everywhere soon.

  2. Seems like your wife enjoyed her order since she can finish it though you didn’t like it when you ordered it the previous times.

    Anything with a whole lot of chili is nice to her, the spicier the better…and the chili dip here is very nice! I quite enjoy it myself. Having said that, we had to get her to tone down the level of spiciness when she cooks at home as my girl especially is not that into it but she will always have her own pounded chili dip or cut fresh chilies by her side to enjoy with the food.

  3. These burnt cheese cake are a hit now. People posting it every now and then. Teriyaki wings looks great, definitely for me.

    Yes, I see that a lot – that was why I wanted to try. Once is enough, nothing spectacular, not anything to get excited about.

    Wings were ok, can easily cook one’s own – marinate with teriyaki sauce, bake in oven, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

  4. Top part of the cake should be nice and soft, and not burnt. Hope they do better job next time.

    No leh? I think that is the whole idea of the burnt cheesecake. Top part must be burnt, crusty with cracks like an earthquake has struck. This is not the regular baked Japanese cotton cheesecake though inside, it is more or less the same, nothing special.

    1. the burnt cheese cake I ate in lot 10 does not have insides like the regular baked japanese cotton cheesecake. deep inside is soft wet and at the side is dense, nothing like the fluffy cotton cheese cake and it looks like this: https://muntalksfood.blogspot.com/2017/08/best-cheese-cake.html?m=1

      Yes, it was soft, wet and dense all at once – not as fine as what you had but definitely no difference between the centre and the side, just the top or not that I noticed. I enjoyed it, just that I thought it tasted like those Japanese baked cheesecakes which I love, but perhaps I should try others elsewhere. I guess one cake at one place may differ from the same cake at another, happens everytime.

  5. Noisy guests, loud music – I probably would have left.

    That is the very reason even though I do like quite a lot of things on their menu, I do not come here all that often these days. I prefer places with a more conducive dining environment.

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