Love grows (where my rosemary goes)…

Dining in is out of the question here at this point in time so that was why we did not go anywhere to celebrate my missus’ birthday the other day, Thursday, like what we would do in previous years.

We did not feel like cooking up a storm so other than the mee sua (longevity noodles) in traditional Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup that we had for brunch that morning, we did not cook anything else that day.

I browsed through the Facebook pages to see if there was anything of interest and this…

…caught my eye. I thought that looked really good so I quickly contacted them

…to place my order.

I asked for the family grilled platter (RM118.80)…

…as there seemed to be quite a lot so I was quite sure there would be enough for all of us to enjoy.

We got two pieces of the lamb and two of the beef…

…that we cut into smaller slices so everybody could get to eat and there would be enough to go round.

Initially, everyone was grumbling that the beef was tough – I tried it and I thought it was all right, not like the New Zealand ones that we bought and cooked ourselves. I did think it was kind of dry though and did not taste all that great. The lamb, on the other hand, was fine, tender and tasty.

However, when I got to the beef at the bottom, soaking in the sauce, I found it to be very tender and bursting with flavours. It certainly outshone the lamb but I would give top marks to the rosemary chicken…

I tried it first and found it to be so very delicious it simply swept me off my feet.

I have never thought much about grilled chicken chops or whatever chicken anywhere but this one sure puts it in a brand new light. Should I happen to drop by here to eat…someday, I sure would want to order it if it comes in a dish on its own. I encouraged everyone to have a go at it and they all agreed that it was very good and all of it was gone in no time at all.

My girl wanted this 3-in-1 Korean fried chicken wings set (RM50.80)…

…with 6 pieces of the soy garlic ones, 6 of the Korean sweet & spicy and 6 of the cheesy wings and of course, I did not have a problem with that – whatever she wants, she’ll get!

Everyone loved all three and they could not decide which one was their favourite. As for me, I thought they were all nice but just like those at the Korean franchises here, I did not think they were anything to die for.

I went to collect my orders at around 5.30 p.m. and was home by 6.00 p.m. We asked my sister to join us and she was there already when we got back so we started eating right away. I should have checked before leaving the place because once we got home, I found that they had missed out the potato salad that was supposed to be in the family platter. If I had known it would be an all-meat dinner, I would have prepared a salad or a coleslaw or something.

They certainly were very generous with the sauces though – peanut and black pepper. The former was nice, not quite like the ones at the satay stalls but we liked it a lot and the latter was very nice too, definitely not something straight from the bottle like the ones at the stalls selling some pseudo-Western cuisine.

NICA+ or NICA PLUS (2.296883,111.825859) as it is called, is located on the ground floor of the block of shops to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg, directly below the KIMCHEE KOREAN BAR.BQ restaurant on the first floor.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Love grows (where my rosemary goes)…”

  1. All looks so good and tempting. Unfortunately I am not into beef or lamb but rosemary chicken for me that is for sure. I like the 3 in 1 Korean fried Chicken wing set too. That is indeed a delightful Mother’s day dinner.

    2-in-1, my missus’ birthday plus Mother’s Day and my sister is my girl’s Godmother, sekaligus kao tim!!! LOL!!!

    I liked the chicken the most. Will see if it is served on its own, may order to enjoy even when there is no reason to celebrate.

  2. Used to have rosemary in my garden. Used it for grilled lambs and chickens. Suit both meats well.

    Everyone was talking about Korean fried chickens but I never have the will to taste. Haha. Dont know why? Or maybe worry I have to finish all if my kids dont like it, so I never want to buy them. The last time I tasted Korean fried chicken was in Sibu. Pelicana chicken, whatever its name opposite Hong Fu restaurant.

    I think I’ve had rosemary with lamb before but the strong taste of the meat drowned out the fragrance of the herb, didn’t feel anything. I was impressed by what they did with the chicken.

    I heard that Pelicana outlet has closed down already, one is still open, if I am not mistaken. I liked it more than Nene but both, to me, were fried chicken, nothing more, nothing less. Not anything to get excited about.

  3. They do look savoury. However, I would prefer not to order lamb for delivery as it will take some time for it to reach my doorstep. By then, the texture will be different.

    Why the lamb and not the other meat? You think the residual heat will continue cooking it so it will be over-well done? Well, it was ok, the lamb we had…just nice. Maybe that was what happened to the top slice of beef that everyone said was hard and I thought it was a little dry.

    Of course, by the time we ate it, everything was cold already and if you want to pop it in the oven for a bit to warm it up, there is the danger of it being over-well done.

    I guess at a time like this, we just make do with what we can get and be happy that we can still get to enjoy it. Can’t have every thing OUR way unless we cook it ourselves…but then again, we’re no professional chefs and what we dish out may not even be half as nice…

  4. Wow.. so much food!! I like the chicken wings too, all three types looks so good to me!

    Yes, enough for the 4 of us for dinner…and the 3 of us had the leftovers for lunch and dinner the next day. Enjoyed it to the max!

  5. Ohhh this is my type of place, I love them all, those Korean wings are a winner

    Oh? You’re a fan of those Korean wings too? They’re mighty popular especially among the young and trendy. To me, they’re just fried chicken wings. LOL!!!

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