Easter Monday was an occasional holiday (cuti peristiwa) for some schools in Sibu and my girl’s school, being formerly a Catholic primary school, was one of them. That was why their school did not reopen until the following day, Tuesday. As a matter of fact, it was among the few schools, six of them and later, two more were added to the list, that had remained closed even before the week-long mid-term break as they were located in the “high risk” zones and two more were added soon after as there were cases in those.
Anyway, we went out again that day to settle some matters and we finished at around 10.30 a.m. which was a bit too late to go home and cook lunch so I suggested going some place for lunch/brunch.
We dropped by here once for the chap fan (mixed rice)…
…or what is commonly known as economy rice and they start at 10.30 so we decided to go over and see what they had for the day.
I had the soy sauce pork belly (bottom left)…
…and it was very nice! The lady boss told me that they had pork trotters mixed with it, something I would always order here and have always enjoyed and she gave me a chunk, all lean, but that day, I did not quite like it – it tasted like leftover meat that had been reheated over and over again. Perhaps I would have loved it a bit more if she had given me a piece with some fat instead.
The curry must be mighty popular since they cooked so much of it but somehow, I wasn’t thus inclined. The soy sauce chicken (top left) did not tickle my fancy either. In the end, I picked the ngor hiang/meat roll (top right)…
…that was very nice the last time but this time around, it was way too peppery and probably had a bit too much flour in it so we did not think it was all that great. My missus had the pork ribs (bottom right) and she did let us try a bit – yes, that was really very nice. We sure would go for it again next time if they have it on their menu for the day.
Of course, my missus MUST have the bamboo shoots, masak lemak – she loves it so much and the paku (wild jungle fern)…
…that I also had was great too.
My girl had the brinjal, her favourite, and also the long beans fried with egg (bottom left)…
I guess they were all right as I did not hear her complain.
I wouldn’t say it was so good that you would find us rushing back for more but it was nice enough and inexpensive. While we were there, even though it was kind of early, there were already people coming and going, tapaoing their picks for their lunch (takeaway).
I did not ask for the breakdown of the prices but I guess that should work out to around RM5.00 each with a nice bowl of complimentary soup each – the total, inclusive of drinks for the three of us, was RM21.70. I loved their new impressive-looking display cabinet, horizonal unlike the usual vertical ones, a lovely greyish black in colour, unlike the usual aluminum ones, with sliding mosquito-netted doors on top and I never have a problem finding a vacant space to park the car in that area of shops.
A-PLUS FOOD CENTRE/RESTAURANT (2.293355, 111.823653) is located among the shops along Jalan Kampung Datu, behind the block of shops (where Fresh & Pay Supermarket is) near the traffic lights at its junction with Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg and Jalan Kampung Nyabor.
8 thoughts on “Let’s go eat…”
I have always loved to buy food from such stall as you get to mix and match what you want to eat. 🙂
I don’t mind eating the curry and white rice. Looks good.
I think we can cook nicer curries at home – theirs look rather pale, like Chinese curry.
Between bamboo shoots and paku, I will definitely go for the later. For reason unknown, I am never a fan of bamboo shoots. Long beans fried with eggs is also our family’s favourite dish. These are what I call Chinese comfort food which suits me.
I will cook and eat long beans and egg sometimes but no, not something we would want at any time – just something different for a change. Bamboo shoots and all those young shoots, masak lemak, at the Malay shops and stalls, all so very nice but of course, I do not dare to eat. Later pain here, pain there. LOL!!!
When it comes to chap farn, it is best to go early and not the peak lunch hour. By then the dishes would be all messed up… hahaha…
…and cold! Best to go as soon as they start!
How I wish we had paku at the chap fan stalls here. Sigh….
No? It is so common here. Midin is the one that is hard to come by unless you order the dish a la carte in one of the Chinese restaurants or chu-char places.
I like the variety. Dishes looked good. Supposed to go eat economy rice with my sis this morning but ended up at other place. Lol.
My boys also no school on Monday but it was cuti peristiwa for Ching Ming.
Oh? Ching Ming was over the weekend, don’t think anybody went on Monday. We #stayedsafe #stayedwell #stayedhome. Usually we observe All Souls’ Day, November 2nd.
I like economy rice in Kuching, those places where they have kacang ma! Yum yummmmm!!!!
We didn’t get a holiday over here for Easter.
Yes, special privilege reserved for us here in Sarawak. We do not have many of those Muslim holidays.