How many years…

How many years has it been since I last saw my cousin and her hubby from Bintulu? I think they were at our niece’s wedding in Kuching in December, 2019…or at least, my cousin was. Can’t recall if the hubby was there or not – been so long and this old memory of mine sure isn’t like what it used to be anymore.

Well, they were in town for some kind of reunion among the hubby’s family and I sure was glad to be able to get to meet them for breakfast at this food court here.

We all had the fish soup (RM6.50)…

…and we all had kway teow (flat rice noodles)…

…added to it. My sister was able to join us too and yes, she likes the soup a lot as well but she asked for hung ngang (the big bihun) instead of kway teow to be added to hers.

Yes, they enjoyed it a lot, very clear and refreshing, they said and just like me when I first had it, my cousin liked the dip that came with it. I’m not sure what it was – probably light soy sauce with a touch of black vinegar and a sprinkling of chili flakes. Whatever it is, it sure goes really well with all the ingredients in the soup and the kway teow too.

My girl had the pek koi (fried rice cake) from the stall to the left once and though she said it was all right, she did not seem all that excited by it. My missus went and ordered that (RM6.00)…

…and it sure looked nicer than what was served to my girl that previous time. She said it was nice so I guess that was all that mattered.

We certainly picked the right place to meet because there weren’t many customers around (it was quite early and it was raining a bit) so we could just sit there as long as we liked and we sure had a great time chatting and catching up with lost times. Parking was not a problem plus it was free and traffic congestion is something unheard of in this part of the woods.

Thank you so much to my cousin and her hubby for all the goodies they brought from Bintulu – the beautiful fruit cake that she made herself (I sure enjoyed it so much!) and the special Bintulu keropok (prawn crackers) and of course, not forgetting , the black gold – the celebrated Bintulu belacan (dried prawn paste), now RM80.00 a kilo, don’t play-play!!!

Looking forward to the next time when we can get together like this again, God bless always and cheers!!!


…are located at the GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163) along Jalan Pipit, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai, on your right. You can also go in via Jalan Pipit from Jalan Pahlawan – go straight ahead till you get to it on your left.

Author: suituapui

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

10 thoughts on “How many years…”

  1. All looks so good especially the clear and refreshing fish soup with kway teow or bihun. I prefer fried kway teow to pek koi. OMG, the black gold is so so expensive these days.

    1. Yes, they are so thoughtful and generous to buy for me and bring all the way here. Like everything else, must know which to buy. My missus always bought from an old couple at the market here but the last time she bought, it was not nice and VERY salty. That time, already RM50 a kilo! Not sold at other places here, only the cheap, not nice ones. Too expensive, nobody buying, I guess.

  2. I like such kway teow soup. Super comforting. Nice to have your cousin and family to visit Sibu. And wow. Bintulu belacan sure not cheap. I haven’t been taking belacan for quite long. Not at home as I rarely use.

    We used to eat a lot, even if it is just for our ulam…but since I’ve developed some kind of allergy to prawns and dunno what else, I guess I shall be cutting down on it. Good also lah..since it has become so expensive. Cannot afford to eat so much all the time.

  3. The kway teow soup looks good and delicious. I will usually order kway teow. I hardly use belacan in my cooking these days. Good to meet up relatives and enjoy catching up with one another.

    If I can’t get any good belacan, I will not bother cooking with any either.
    Like during the pandemic and I ran out of the nice Bintulu ones, I bought those from Melaka, Penang…and ended up throwing them away.
    So salty, no nice fragrance/smell, not nice at all.
    If I know the restaurants use those, I would order vegetables like kangkong or midin ching chao (fried plain).
    There are some local Sarawak dishes like the sayur rebus where belacan is needed, if I do not have any good ones, I’d not bother cooking.
    Will not enjoy eating them at all.

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