Part of it all…

A week or two ago, my missus steamed a slab of cod fish and my girl seemed to enjoy it a lot. I thought it was really good too so I told them to get another piece to cook for our Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival lunch last Saturday.

We usually go to the sunset service on Saturday evening every week and besides, we were inviting my sister to come over to our house to join us. I had to drive over to get her as she is still recovering from her surgery because of a fractured wrist resulting from a fall that she had and she has not started driving yet. That was why we had our simple mini-celebration for lunch, instead of dinner.

Yes, my missus served her steamed cod fish…

…again and yes, it was as good as the previous time.

We planned to cook a few other dishes as well but it turned out that we had a lot of things going on that morning and we simply did not have the time. In the end, I told my missus that I would go to that nice chicken rice place in town to tapao their package which, along with the fish, would be more than enough for the 4 of us.

For RM48.00, we had their pek chang kay (白斩鸡) or poached or steamed chicken (half a chicken)…

…and just like when you eat it in Ipoh, we got a plate of bean sprouts…

…by the side. I saw that in Nancy’s blog that day but of course, they have big, fat ones over there! I wished my missus had done a better job at arranging the meat in a plate though – somehow, when we had it at the restaurant, with the nicer arrangement, I thought it tasted nicer.

They certainly were very generous with the special chili dip for their chicken rice…

…and yes, we bought the special rice as well, RM2.50 a bowl…

…and it sure did not disappoint.

Along with the package, we also got this braised pork belly…

…and a huge plate of cangkok manis fried with egg…

That sure was a lot for the four of us and we were so full that day that we decided not to take out the exclusive gelato mooncakes for dessert – we probably will not enjoy them as much when we were feeling so full.

In the meantime, my friend, Teresa, also sent me some of the lovely sio bee (meat dumplings)…

…that she made herself with bay kar (mackerel/tenggiri) added and we decided to save those till another day as we simply could not take in anymore.

There you have it! Our plain and simple lunch for the Mid-Autumn/Mooncake Festival this year! Why! Because we were hard-pressed for time, we did not even bother to take out our nice crockery and use to serve the food but at least, we enjoyed the food and the company while celebrating this very special and auspicious occasion.

TING KEE CHICKEN RICE (2.292362, 111.825681)…

…is located at No. 85, Jalan Kampung Nyabor, to the extreme left of the block of shops directly across the road from RH Hotel.