Same inside…

I don’t drop by my neighbourhood shops all that often these days because every morning, I would see a lot of people there buying their daily rations and I often wonder whether they are different people or the same ones each day. Probably they are those same customers who would prefer everything 100% fresh but at a time like this, I really think it would be best to go out once in a long while and stock up a lot of stuff in the fridge and in the house so one would not have to go out again for an extended period of time. #staysafe #staywell #stayhome

Anyway, I was in the vicinity one fine day, keeping my distance from every other fellow-human, when the son of the people at this shop…

Photo from Google Streetview

…spotted me and called out to me excitedly. Showing the image he had in his smartphone, he told me that the Thai pork sticks that I enjoyed a lot would be available and asked me to go back and buy in a day or two.

That was some two weeks ago, I think. I had not gone back there since but last Friday, he saw my missus when she was out to stock up on food and everything and she stopped by there. He quickly took out TWO packets of the aforementioned pork sticks…

…and insisted that she bought them, saying, “Your husband was looking for these that day!!!

These grilled Thai pork skewers or moo ping (หมูปิ้ง) have been renamed Thailand pork satay and even the packaging is a little different now but they are exactly the same inside and when I checked the name of the manufacturer at the back…

…it is those same people in Miri who were responsible for the ones I bought before.

The price has gone up a bit now, RM33.00 for a packet of 10 – it was RM29.00 when I bought it before so that works out to RM3.30 a stick but I do think it is worth it, considering its size and yes, it does taste really great…

After all, the chicken satay that we used to go for here

…was RM3.00 a stick and it was not so big and not as nice.

Incidentally, if you are going out to buy these Japanese yakitori (焼き鳥)-like skewers to enjoy, I suggest that you grill the number that you can eat each time and finish them off at one go. I found that when we reheated the leftover sticks later in the day, the meat became hard, something like bak kua (barbecued pork slices) and even though it was still nice, it just wasn’t the same anymore.

SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441) is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end and on the other end, to the left is the Kim Won Chinese Medical Store and Mini-supermarket.

Author: suituapui

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

12 thoughts on “Same inside…”

  1. The Thailand pork satay looks really juicy and big. Come to think of it, it has been a long time since I last have pork belly satay and I do miss it. Bak kwa, another of my favourite…🤤🤤

    1. Yes, I like bak kua too. That is why after reheating and it becomes like bak kua, I do not really mind, just that obviously, it should not be served like that.

    1. Probably not, since they’re from Miri but I am quite sure you can get them at your Thai restaurants. Ours here were halal/pork-free so we never had these. Both closed down now, anyway.

    1. Maybe not these same ones from Miri but I am sure you can order home delivery from some Thai restaurant, lots there for you to pick and choose.

  2. Thank you for your visit and comment. I too would avoid entering a shop where there is a crowd. I rather go to a place with less customers or I will when there is no crowd. The Thai pork satays look good. I don’t think we have these in frozen form. I would love to try if I can find it here. We haven’t had satay since the first MCO.

    1. My pleasure and thanks to you for dropping by and commenting too.

      Same here. We haven’t had freshly-cooked satay since God knows when with this pandemic going on and on like it is never gonna end. I did go and buy the Sibu-made frozen ones a couple of times. You may be able to find them over at your side – they have branches all over – saw one in Negeri Sembilan!

      There’s a coffee shop here that used to sell very nice ones – I saw that they too sell theirs frozen. May just go over and grab some soon, will certainly blog about them if I do – hopefully, they come with their very nice peanut satay sauce.

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