My niece, the one working in Singapore, was back for Chinese New Year and because she took some days off, she was around for a week or so. Well, the other night, she asked us to go out for something light for a change after having had an overdose of all the heavy and sweet and rich stuff over the last few days during the festival.

She suggested going here – she seems to quite like the place and of course, we did not mind it one bit and boy, there was quite a crowd that night even though it was already the 5th Day of the Chinese lunar new year and the holidays were over and a lot of people would have gone back to where they came from.

We wanted all the greens so we had the usual midin, ching chao (fried plain)…

Ruby midin

Personally, I like it best done this way as I can enjoy the sweetness and crunchiness of the wild jungle fern.

The cangkok manis fried with egg…

Ruby cangkok manis

…was all right that night unlike the last time when I had that here.

We decided to try the butter baby kailan

Ruby butter baby kailan

– I don’t recall ever having this before and yes, we all thought it was nice.

For something light, we ordered their signature own-made tofu…

Ruby tofu

…and their claypot pork belly with salted fish and dried chili…

Ruby pork belly

…both of which were, as always, to everyone’s liking.

The total for the food came up to over RM50.00 only for the six of us, so very cheap considering that it was less than SGD20.00. I guess that is one of the reasons for the popularity of this place, cheap and nice.

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.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “Greens…”

  1. Cheap, nice and very homely kind of food. I love it.

    …and the one next door was so empty. Maybe we’ll go there next time.

  2. lately i’ve seen a small handful of sarawak-inspired eateries in kl offer cangkuk manis, but midin still seems nearly impossible to find on a regular basis! 🙂

    There is the miniature sayur manis from Sabah, mass-produced and exported – the same thing except that it is very small. I am not that keen on vegetables from there though – at one time, there was all that talk about the excessive use of pesticides.

  3. I love lots of greens too, especially after these few days of abundant food on the table. The price is super reasonable too!

    I guess they know only too well not to sharpen their knives during this time of year as most everybody would be open for business. In the past, only a handful would open…and they sure jacked up the prices.

  4. Wow so much greens. I don’t think i have eaten midin or manis before.

    I hear they export midin to Singapore, air flown daily from Kuching. Probably only available at exclusive places and not cheap. I’m sure.

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