How much more…

The other day, when I shared on Facebook the photos that I took here

…somebody commented that it was a tempat kayangan or something like that, implying that the things were more expensive than elsewhere but she made no mention as to how much more nor where I would be able to get such nice ones and how much they would be going for so don’t ask me – honestly, I do not know!!!

Well, I do know of one place where the tee peang (Fuzhou oyster cake) was cheaper, dunno now and that was the stall at the Sibu Central Market but of course, these days, wild horses will not drag me to that hot spot – that high risk place. I did go and buy to try a long time ago before the pandemic but no, others might praise it to the skies but I was not that impressed so I never went back to buy again.

I quite liked the ones at the fruits & vegetables sundry shop near my house but if I remember correctly, the prices were more or less the same. According to the lady boss, the old lady concerned had not been well lately so she would not be making those (nor the pretty good mang ngee in the afternoon) anymore. Other than those, there were others here and there – I don’t remember the prices but anyway, they did not tickle my fancy, including the ones from here…or here.

Well, I stopped by the shop again the other day to see what else they had. I did not want the meat ones as I had just bought them not too long ago. Unfortunately, the kosong ones, those without any meat filling, were all sold out.

I did not feel like having the deep fried stuffed kompia (RM1.00) each…

…either but I did ask for three of the Chinese French toast with meat filling (RM1.00 each)…

My girl enjoyed these but she prefers the ones at one bakery here in the town centre.

I also bought the sweet potato fritters (50 sen each, 6 for RM3.00)…

…and yes, they were pretty good.

I asked for the chai peah to try as well, also 50 sen each, 6 for RM3.00, a bit more expensive than the ones here…and not as nice! The taste was all right but the ones here were not as thin and crispy, a bit chewy/rubbery and a tad more oily so I did not really enjoy them.

I did not want the cucur pisang (banana fritters) but I did ask for two of their ngor hiang (meat rolls, RM3.00 each)…

…to see if theirs were any good.

So far, our favourite would be the ball-shaped ones here and we liked the one we had here too. I do not remember any others that we had had before so if we had any, I guess they were all quite forgettable. My missus used to make really good ones but for reasons unknown, she has stopped making for quite sometime now. Yes, I would say they were nice enough but I wouldn’t say they got us jumping with delight especially when my missus can make very much nicer ones. They tasted great but the filling was a little mushy – one does not get that all-meat feeling, unfortunately.

So other than the cucur pisang, I have tried everything that they sell at the stall. Never mind that the things may cost a little bit more, not much, but other than the tee peang, personally, I don’t think I would be making my way back there for any of the rest.

HOCK LOK HONG CAFE SHOP 福樂園茶室 (2.284690, 111.832669) is located at No. 1, Lorong Lanang 2 at the traffic lights where you turn in from Lanang Road heading toward the Sibu Rejang Esplanade and the Li Hua & Kingwood Hotels.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “How much more…”

  1. How I wish I can try the tee peang with meat fillings. There is none sold at the kuih stall near my place. I like the Chinese French toast with meat fillings, potatoes and bananas fritters. I would go for that if I happen to see them at the kuih stall.

    Somehow I am not all that keen on banana fritters, will go for all the rest. I guess like everything else, those at some places may be nicer – one would need to know where to go, not all are the same. Surprisingly, I have not heard of anybody making tee peang in Kuching.

  2. Isn’t that a tempat kayangan is mean a memorable place?

    I dunno. I asked and she said “expensive” so I just left it at that. Google says heavenly (place).

  3. Everything looks good in the photos but not everything tastes good. I would love to try the Chinese French toast with meat filling.

    There’s one bakery in the town centre – my girl loves theirs a lot, nicer, she says. I guess that one has its following as they have been making theirs for a long long time now. Parking is a pain in that area though – that is why we do not frequent it so much.

  4. potato fritters…hmmm…that one I have to try. i only know of banana fritters, love it, part of my life. especially love the ones with jackfruit 🙂

    Yes, we have jackfruit fritters here too…and another one, the cousin of the jackfruit (nangka), the cempedak. I am not a fan of either of them – these are heaty fruits, not for me. Those are sweet potato fritters, not potatoes.

    1. Oh sweet potato, we deep fry them with sugar and put them in sticks or cut them in potato chip-like sizes. The closest thing we have as a fritter for that is a cassava fritter. How come the Philippines doesn’t have the cempedak even though it’s near malaysia unless we have them in the southern part of the country

      I haven’t the slightest idea! Cassava fritter? I just bought that the other day – not usually found here, Will blog about it soon.

  5. Looks very delicious. Your blog post makes me very hungry, hehehe.

    Hi! Your first time here, I see. Thanks for dropping by and for commenting. Do stick around – you will see lots that will make you feel very hungry. LOL!!!

    Interesting blog you have there. Will hop over and browse slowly.

  6. The prices are considered ok. If in Melaka…it can be more expensive. So those are harga “kayangan” huh. LOL 😀

    I have no complaints about the prices, just slightly more than some places. I do not mind as long as the taste is good, quality assured. We have the purchasing power in our hands – to buy or not to buy, the choice is ours. But I wouldn’t want to pay more and then find it is not so nice.

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