The world is your oyster…

I know it is a somewhat privileged and a prestigious thing to do – to eat fresh raw oysters but no, it is not something we fancy. I joined a contest on the radio and won a free two-night stay at this hotel…

Melia Kuala Lumpur

…many years back and the prize included a buffet dinner for two. Of course, we were delighted when we saw there were oysters in the buffet spread and we quickly helped ourselves to those. Sadly, we did not like it at all and ended up leaving them by the side of our plates.

However, we do enjoy them cooked, like the or chian (oyster omelette) here

Or chian, Sibu

I’ve gone back to buy it home for our meals a few times already so imagine my delight when I spotted this…

Frozen oyster meat

…at a shop here that sells among other things, all kinds of frozen products.

I haven’t the slightest idea where they come from but upon closer scrutiny, it is packed by some place here in Sibu and of course, RM13.90 for a whole pack of them is really so very cheap.

No, my girl did not want the mum to cook it or chian-style – she did try once and she was not very successful to say the least. I remember she could not get the gooey bits in the omelette right. Besides, we used to enjoy the fried oyster fritters from that New Zealand franchise, The Fish Shop, I think it was called and my girl wanted those…

Fried oyster fritters

It sure turned out really well…

Fried oyster fritter

One bite into one of them and my girl was prompted to remark as to how she missed those wonderful days in Wellington when she would go and buy these to enjoy.

Seeing how well it turned out, I certainly will make my way back to the shop again to stock up on more of those oysters. I wonder how long they can keep…

CCL FRESH MINI MARKET is located at the end of the block to the right of the Grand Wonderful Hotel (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your left just before the Petronas petrol station a short distance from Delta Mall. You can also go in via Lorong Pipit 4, turning left into the lane at the junction where Starbucks Sibu is located and go straight ahead from there.

Author: suituapui

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

8 thoughts on “The world is your oyster…”

  1. I like oysters cooked in “or chian” style with gooey bits in the omelette but not the cripsy type.

    Kuching or chian is the crispy type, isn’t it? We like them all, as long as they are cooked.

  2. One of these days I shall attempt to make oyster omelet at home.

    Dunno if my missus will give it another go. Probably she would not – that woman thing, once failed, never again!

  3. I will eat the gooey bits in the omelette and my mom will eat the oysters, lol.

    We eat them all, just that we do not how to cook it to get it that way.

  4. I love to eat o chian…but it has been a long time since I last had any oyster. 😀

    You did not go to eat when in Penang? Oooooo…I love the ones at the hawker centres and coffee shops there, so so so nice!

    Thankfully we have that nice place here that sells the awesome or chian – I would go back there to buy sometimes. There is another place too, FAILED big time. Bought once, never went back again. Only two that I know of here.

  5. Wow nice of you to win. During my early years in NZ I used to join a lot of online contest and the winning stakes are high since we dont have a big population and very few join the contest, in fact I won many times.

    So nice! I seldom join as I rarely win, just once in a blue moon.

  6. It really depends on which type of oyster it is and how fresh they are. Buffets are not the best spot to enjoy them. Hope you get a chance to try a good fresh one in the future.

    I guess so and I remember what they had that day were not big and succulent either.

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