Old times’ sake…

After our dinner here that night, Michael suggested going to visit an old friend from our time, my ex-classmate, Ing Kok, his ex-schoolmate – Michael was in the science stream, the class next door and of course, I did not have a problem with that.

We sat and chatted till late and as we were leaving, Ing Kok suggested getting together for old times’ sake with a few of the others here for lunch the day after the following day. However, other than Michael and I, there were just Joseph and his wife and a couple, related to Ing Kok in some way – probably they were not able to get any of the others to come.

Ing Kok brought along one freshwater upriver fish, the ikan semah, supposedly the next best thing to the ikan empurau or the wang poo liao/忘不了 (unforgettable) though personally, I prefer this one…and he got the chef to prepare it in two different ways, steamed…

Ikan semah, steamed

…and grilled…

Ikan semah, grilled

…and needless to say, it was really good either way.

There was also this very nice sea cucumber soup…

Sea cucumber soup

…with lots of the coveted stuff, huge chunks and strips of it!

For our vegetable dish, we had the Green Dragon vegetable (青龙菜) or the royale chives…

Royale chives

…and we also had this, one of their signature dishes – the chess/chequer board duck…

Chessboard duck

I loved this fried tofu topped with seaweed and garnished with enoki

Seaweed tofu

…and whatever else – I certainly would want to order this again the next time I drop by here.

That was indeed a sumptuous lunch treat, thank you so much, Ing Kok and nothing beats getting together and bonding with old acquaintances and celebrating that special friendship that has endured all those years since 1969.

New Capital Restaurant 新首都酒家 (2.288619, 111.830057) is located at No. 46, Lebuh Tanah Mas, off Jalan Kampung Nyabor, in the block of shops opposite the Sarawak House/King’s Trioplex/Premier Hotel at the very far end on the right.