Last Friday, over the long Deepavali weekend, we were out and about doing this and that. Despite the fact that it is not a public holiday here, the schools were given that day and also the following Monday off. It was already around 1.00 p.m. when we were through and started thinking of going some place for lunch.
My girl suggested going for the fish fillet…
…here. We had not had that for a very long time as being bread crumb-coated, we could not order that during those days when my girl was staying off anything that was not gluten-free. Yes, that was very nice and my girl sure enjoyed it. I only had a slice and the mum probably had one too and she had all the rest!
We wanted tofu but we did not want it deep-fried served with mayo, just like the fish fillet, and we did not want their sizzling plate version as the bean curd would usually be buried under a lot of minced meat and it was our no-meat Friday.
In the discussion, I thought the boss said something about mixed vegetables and they could leave out the meat and I was expecting a dish of tofu served with that. However, what came out of the kitchen in the end was just a plate of mixed vegetables…
…no tofu. Thankfully, it was very nice and a welcome change from the usual vegetable dishes that we would order at such places.
My girl wanted one of our usual, the butter scotch prawn balls…
…and needless to say, it was very nice, as always.
We also ordered their cangkok manis or mani chai fried with egg but it never came. When we asked the boss, he said he did not hear me asking for that so it was not in our list of orders. We were almost done by then and was already quite full so we just cancelled the order.
The total for the food came up to only RM41.00 – I must say that this is one of the places in town where the food is nice and very reasonably priced and it sure comes as no surprise at all that there are always quite a lot of people everytime we drop by.
RUBY RESTAURANT is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor right next to HOME COOK CORNER (2.292756, 111.825335) with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.
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Oh so your no meat means no pork but still can eat fish and prawns.
I think I have explained this many times before – others have brought this up in their comments as well. We were brought up observing this religious practice – no meat, that is no pork, no chicken, no beef, no lamb on Fridays…and we just carry on. In our church calendar, there was a fish icon – meaning we could eat fish and seafood – I guess these were cheap then, meat was a luxury…but this is not a must these days, only twice a year on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. We may opt for other forms of penance on Fridays now and some people do it on Wednesdays too, other sacrifices like complete fasting during the day.
All looks so good especially the mixed vegetables and butter scotch prawn balls. My kind of dishes. You pi you chi.
That is why there are always a lot of people here, not over-crowded – small place, not that many tables, just nice.
Cheap and yet so yummylicious looking!!
You were here the first and the last time you came to Sibu…many many years ago.
I was expecting that you might have had Indian food for Deepavali 😉
It somehow slipped our minds – no celebration here, no public holiday. Too few Indians around.