Look who’s back in town again…

Well, it was my cousin from Sydney Australia who was back in town again – he comes home every year around Christmas to see his mum here and yes, as always, he did bring us a gift, thank you once again…

Chocolates from Alister

…and of course, we arranged to go out for lunch.

Last year, we were here and he loved the food there and the previous year, we went to the now-closed-down Thai restaurant and the year before that, we were at Payung. I didn’t want to take him to the places he had been before so this year, we ended up here.

Of course, we had to have their signature dish, the dong po pork belly (RM20.00)…

Ming Mei Shi dong po pork belly

…served with steamed mantao (FOC)…

Ming Mei Shi mantao

Theirs was just as nice as the pork leg we had in Kuching, if not nicer and definitely a cut above what we had in Miri.

The creamy butter prawn balls (RM26.00)…

Ming Mei Shi creamy butter prawn balls

…were great too and for our vegetable dish, we had their cangkuk manis fried with egg (RM14.00)…

Ming Mei Shi cangkok manis with egg

We ordered their sea cucumber soup (RM16.00)…

Ming Mei Shi sea cucumber soup

…and I thought it was so very nice with the huge chunks of hai song (海參/sea cucumber) in it, rather different from elsewhere and I couldn’t resist a second bowl…and a third!

The total inclusive of rice and drinks and the 6% SST came up to RM89.45 for the 4 of us, not that cheap but definitely worth it especially seeing how my cousin enjoyed all that we had that afternoon.

名美食大酒家 Ming Mei Shi Restaurant (2.293896, 111.836528) is located at 25,27,29, Lorong Chew Siik Hiong 1A in the Fortune Commercial Centre, the area of shops behind the Rejang Medical Centre, right beside the Doraemon Supermarket there.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Look who’s back in town again…”

  1. that’s a meal full of comfort food! sea cucumber soup sounds like something i haven’t ordered before, but i’d want to! 🙂

    The soup is common here, available everywhere but some places, you’d be hard pressed to find any sea cucumber inside. Most would be like sharks’ fins soup, with sea cucumber instead of the offensive stuff.

    1. These are the kind of comfort dishes I like, minus the dong po pork belly. Too fat for me. As long as everyone enjoys it, I think it is worth everything. Speaking of sea cucumber soup, just few days ago, I saw my friend post on FB that there are fake ones, make from pork skin and it looks exactly like the real sea cucumber.

      Have not heard about that here. Pork skin is good…if it is not sold at sea cucumber prices. There’s pork skin being passed off as fish maw too. Those who cheat people will burn in hell, may they get their just reward.

  2. Tempting porkbelly. I like that with the buns. I remember this place, been there once.

    Very nice but not that cheap, save for special occasions.

  3. All the dishes i like especially the dong po pork belly. I love to eat sea cucumber too.

    Typical Chinese restaurant dishes – shouldn’t be hard to find the likes of this in Singapore,may be nicer even!

  4. We didn’t do much festive feasting this Christmas. As my dad passed in the weeks leading up to it, we really just tried to avoid it as much as possible. It was just too hard and too raw.

    That was why we did not celebrate Chinese New Year for some two years or so, first it was my father…and we had to observe the traditional Chinese one-year mourning period and then it was my mum. So sorry to hear about your dad – God bless his soul, may he rest in peace. Condolences to all loved ones.

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