That day when we arrived, my cousin’s wife left specific instructions to call her the following day if we wanted to go anywhere but we did not do that as we did not have any place in mind, just that megamall up the street and we could jolly well walk there ourselves, no need to bother her.

The megamall has been around for a long long time now and I hear there is a new wing but it has been so well maintained that I could not tell the difference – the whole place looks really good with all the branded names and truth be told, what we have here in Sibu comes nowhere close.

When we got there, I called my cousin’s wife to tell her where we were and ask her not to trouble herself as we were fine and could get around by ourselves. In no time at all, there she was at the mall and she insisted on taking us here…

Excapade, Bintang Megamall

…for lunch…


…even though we were so very full from breakfast and had no plans whatsoever to eat anything till later. Incidentally, this Brunei franchise has another outlet in the vicinity of the Tanjong Lobang beach in Miri.

My girl had her favourite – the unagi don

Excapade unagi don

…and she said it was all right, same as what one would get anywhere else.

The mum ordered their tako meshi (mixed rice with octopus)…

Excapade tako meshi

…which looked like fried rice to me and she too said it was all right.

I have had ramen at Japanese restaurants a few times, very few and I did not think I had any that swept me off my feet and I fail to understand why a lot of people seem to rave over the ones they have here, there and everywhere. That was why that day, I asked for the beef ramen in miso soup…

Excapade beef ramen in miso soup

…and at best, I would say that I quite enjoyed it but I liked the Taiwanese beef noodles I had the day before a lot more as I would very much prefer beef soup/broth to miso soup in a bowl of beef noodles. To each his own, I guess.

The onsen tamago

Excapade onsen tamago

…was a little overcooked – the yolk was moist but not quite runny. I sure can do a better job at cooking that.

My cousin’s wife ordered these…

Excapade sushi

…to share and they were all right too.

After that, we continued our tour of the megamall to see what we could buy and cart home.

This EXCAPADE outlet is located on the ground floor to the left of the main entrance of the Bintang Megamall (4.396911, 113.993408) in Miri.

Author: suituapui

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

6 thoughts on “Escapade…”

  1. All looks good especially the unagi don, that much I can say.

    Anytime nicer than salmon…or pek chio or those expensive fish, not that it is cheap.

  2. Oh no, don’t order ramen at regular Japanese restaurants. Only eat ramen at Japanese restaurants that specialize in ramen or else you end up having just an ordinary noodle soup. If you ever come down to KL/PJ, try Ramen Bari-Uma, Menya Musashi or any of the other ramen restaurants.

    Ok, will KIV that. No wonder I’ve felt disappointed with the ramen I’ve had all this while. At least this one was not bad, quite nice but not anything I would go rushing back for more.

  3. ooo, i wouldn’t have guessed that excapade is a japanese restaurant, based on the name. my bet would have been western fusion, like salted egg yolk pastas 😀

    Yes, that’s a really unlikely name. I thought it was one of those “Escape Room” kind of place.

  4. So nice of your cousin’s wife. She really took the effort to bring you around though you are in the mall and can get about yourself. My boys love unagi too. That’s the first thing they’ll order everytime we go Japanese.

    Yalor! We didn’t want to trouble her but she insisted on going out of her way to make a trip to the city a pleasant one.

  5. I must go try ramen again one of these days.

    Take the advice of those who know – go to the specialists. All the rest elsewhere would be like this one, at best, ok, nice but nothing to get excited about.

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