My good friend/ex-classmate, Robert and his wife, Angela, kept telling me that the croissants from those chicken pie people

Hiestand mini French croissants

…were very nice and encouraged me to go and buy to try. They said they were very light with thin, crispy and flaky layers unlike many that we can find at many bakeries here in Sibu – they only look like croissants but the similarity ends there.

I am not particularly fond of that supermarket as it is very popular and more often than not, there are a lot of people there. Yes, they are very strict with the SOP when you enter and also at the cashiers’ counters. However, it is not a very big place and inside, it is a free-for-all. I cannot stand people who cannot wait their turn, wait for me to take what I want and move on. They would cast all physical distancing to the wind and simply edge up close to you to see/get what is on the shelves. Sometimes I had that urge to take off my mask and purposely cough in their faces, silly nincompoops!!!

My missus would drop by at least once a week and usually, my girl would tag along. That day when they bought the Australian PAMPAS brand filo pastry (and also their shortcrust pastry) there, they also bought a pack of the aforementioned croissants…


…four in a pack.

They took two and heated them up in the oven and tried and yes, they loved it a lot and were praising it to the skies! I did not bother and after a few days, it got them wondering as to why I did not go and eat the two left in the fridge.

Well, I am not into eating them straight, just like that and i did not want to waste them by eating them with just peanut butter and butter. In the end, I had them with some leftover luncheon meat fried with sliced onion and egg…

With Korean luncheon meat, onion & egg

Yes, the croissants were really very nice and so was the Korean luncheon meat.

My missus bought a tin from the Korean store affiliated to this supermarket and much to her delight, it was really very very good…and that’s not because she is so into anything and everything Korean. It has that lovely luncheon meat fragrance and taste and the best thing is it is not salty, unlike Porkies, definitely a whole lot nicer than SPAM.

I did not take a photograph of the Korean luncheon meat though but don’t worry. This was the second time my missus bought a can and I am very sure she will be buying some more. The next time around, I shall grab a can and cook and feature it specially in its own blogpost.

TA KIONG EMPORIUM (2.2933,111.82713,783) is located at No. 42-46, Jalan Tuanku Osman.