Appreciate…

A thoughtful and generous gesture is always appreciated, well, by me, at least and I do appreciate how, during these difficult times, there are people who always think and care for others and do whatever they can, however, small to help anyone in need.

The other day, somebody shared an appeal on Facebook, purportedly from the Sibu Hospital, asking for donations/contributions and I drove all the way to send some of the things I had stocked up in the house – I wouldn’t have left the house, otherwise and because of that, I had to drop by the shops in the neighbourhood to restock on the stuff that I had given away.

I was quite pissed off when the authorities released a press statement saying that they were quite well-provided for and did not ask for anything. Well, I did what I felt I should do out of my own sincerity but what I did not like was the way they put it – at least, they should add that they appreciated all who had sent them stuff, thank you very much. That would not be so hard to do, right? But I would give them the benefit of the doubt – they were probably so caught up with this dreadful thing to think of much else.

I have always been blessed abundantly – people give me things all the time and yes, I do appreciate it a lot and just the other day, I received an sms from my friend, Annie, in KL telling me that she was giving me some of the jiaoxi/shui jiao (dumplings) her brother made…

Jiaoxi from Annie

…and her nephew would send them over to my house the following day and she added that she had paid for them.

Her brother went into this business once and yes, he did give me some to try but he left town soon afterwards to work here and there and now that he is cooped up in the house owing to the partial lockdown/CMO/RMO, he has gone back to making them again for sale.

I asked his son, Annie’s nephew, when he brought them to my house and he said they are RM14.00 a pack and there are 15 in each one of them, less than RM1 each…

15 in a pack

My missus pan-fried one of the packs right away and in no time at all, we all sat down to enjoy eating them…

Filling

The skin was beautifully done, very nice and smooth and not chewy/rubbery or hard like some that we had had the displeasure of buying and eating and the meat and chives filling was really delicious.

My girl in particular loves these dumplings unlike me. I am not crazy about them but will eat when there is any to be eaten but I sure would not go out of my way for them. I did enjoy these though so if anyone around here enjoys these dumplings…

Dumplings, pan-fried

…and are keen on placing an order for a pack or more to enjoy, they may PM me on Facebook or send me an sms giving me their address, telephone contact and the number of packs they would like and I would convey the orders to Annie’s brother or the nephew. Yes, they will do home delivery, provided the house is not too far away.

Thank you so much, Annie & David, for the dumplings and thanks to you too, Anson, for going through the trouble of sending them over to my house, very much appreciated, indeed.

Author: suituapui

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

14 thoughts on “Appreciate…”

  1. The dumplings look really tasty. I would order them if I stay nearby. Maybe some people donated their white elephants so it created more trouble so the press release is to stop people from donating things to them.

    I hope they do well in their venture, such nice people, all of them.

    I dunno who was behind the appeal – I saw it on our town mayor’s Facebook page that morning. It gave a list of things that they needed. Maybe I responded too quickly, should have waited a bit longer – the press release came out at around noon. The supermarkets sure came out in full force and gave A LOT!

    1. good advice to wait longer to see whether got further confirmation of requiring donations.

      Yes, too many people with too much time on their hands, all the fake news going round.

  2. Very nicely done. My favourite. I will enjoy it too.

    My girl too, she loves these dumplings. We’re saving the rest in the freezer, dunno how long this lockdown is gonna last. Maybe the next pack, we can try to cook soup – dumplings soup.

  3. Glad you all like them and thanks for the feed back.

    Your brother sent me some more today, Anson sent over to my house this morning. He said xiao long pao style with ginger soup inside. One pack with prawns, one meat. Will try the prawn one today and blog about it. Must pay next time, cannot makan free all the time, so shy.

  4. That was kind of you to do that. I agree they could have handled it a bit better, however, you might be right they might be overwhelmed at this time. We’re seeing some of that here.

    The dumplings look delicious. Perhaps I’ll make some this week. When my daughter was young, she used to call dumplings, “dump-per-lings.” It was so cute. I’m planning to make udon pasta noodles today. She’s now 16 and will be taking her Drivers education class in April. The students were to meet in person, however, with the coronavirus, that is being handled online.

    Times sure are different. I pray that all in our world make it through this with very few issues. I pray you and your loved ones are well. I’m out of work until next week. I’ll be thrilled to return. Our business is still open since we are considered essential.

    Thanks, Opal. Praying that God will bless us and see us through these trying times and may it end soon. Can’t wait to go back to our usual routine and live our normal lives once again.

    Wow! Time sure flies. Your girl is so bog now. She was just a little girl way back then. Good luck with your udon pasta noodles!

  5. I love to eat these dumplings, fried or steamed.

    Frankly, I can’t remember any that I had before as nice as these – that is why I was not really crazy about them, so blessed.

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