We know better…

We went to tapao the food from here on our no-meat Friday last week because we were not too sure if there would be any nice meat-free dishes at the chap fan (mixed rice) stalls.

As far as I know, if we go to the Malay nasi campur shops or stalls, we would not have any problem getting some deep fried kembong or fish curry…

…or assam fish…

…and some sayur masak lemak

…or other vegetable dishes such as labu (pumpkin), for instance…

…but we would not be completely sure that there is no belacan (dried prawn paste) or udang kering (hay bee/dried prawns) in the ingredients.

So, what did we order from the restaurant that day? Of course, I wanted the deep-fried bread crumb-coated fish fillet…

…served with mayonnaise, my girl’s favourite.

I also wanted their very nice deep fried own-made tofu…

…also served with mayonnaise but my missus was not all that keen on having two deep-fried dishes served with mayonnaise and that was why she asked for the “ang sio” version…

…with a special request for the meat to be left out. They were fine with it, I guess but I was not fond of how there was a lot of ginger, big slices of it, in the dish.

For our vegetable dish, we asked for the midin (wild jungle fern), ching chao (fried plain)…

…but we all felt it was not up to their usual standard that day.

The total came up to only RM49.00, comparatively cheaper compared to what I usually would have to fork out at such chu-char (cook &fry) restaurants but we have had some very nice dishes and super cheap deals at the chap fan (mixed rice) place here so we sure know better now and would probably reserve these more expensive places for some special occasions.

RUBY RESTAURANT 红宝石餐厅 …

is located at No. 71, Jalan Kampung Nyabor, right next to HOME COOK CORNER  (2.292756, 111.825335), with the AmBank Tunku Osman branch in the very next block.

Author: suituapui

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

5 thoughts on “We know better…”

  1. I am the opposite of you. I like anything cooked in ginger and will eat the ginger too especially if they are cut thinly in strips and not in big slices. As always I like the deep fried tofu and ching chao midin.

    My missus loves ginger too – maybe ladies love ginger. Not me, that is why I am not a fan of xiao long pao. Don’t like the ginger soup in them.

  2. Long time didn’t go to Malay nasi campur. Their knife rather sharp, pricey, so hardly go.

    Deep fried tofu, I like that!!

    Here, it depends on where you go. Some seem to simply calculate anyhow – the food ends up expensive because of that. There are some that are all right, reasonable…and more importantly, the food is nice.

  3. Everything looks so good! I happen to love ginger and I will pick up all the ginger slices to enjoy. LOL!

    Aha! At least there is something that we agree to disagree upon. I do like some ginger dishes like kacang ma or chicken soup in traditional Foochow red wine with ginger but not when my missus adds too much of it…or worse, if she pounds it first so the bits of ginger will be all over the soup and I hate biting into it. That is why I do not like ginger in thin strips in any dish – so many and so hard to get rid of them. LOL!!!

  4. Love the assam fish, pumpkin and fried tofu. I don’t mind the ginger strips or slices in the dish..

    I guess I am the odd one out. So far I have not encountered anybody else with this same dislike.

  5. I am very happy having meat-free days. There’s so much variety in the plant world.

    I’m more a meat person but once in a while, a vegetarian meal can be a welcome change. I love the Indian vegan dishes with all the fragrant spices that go into the cooking.

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