Christmas dinner…

We did not cook up a storm nor were we planning to go anywhere for dinner on Christmas night but my girl wanted to give her cousin, my niece, a treat before she went back to Singapore the following day. It seems that my brother-in-law is so into the Indonesian ayam penyet and all those these days and since this is my girl’s favourite café in town for their North Indian biryani rice, we decided to go there that night.

They arranged a table for the six in the inner section of the restaurant where the decor evidently reflected the Indonesian…

…as well as the Indian influences…

…in their menu…

We shared the biryani rice, the masala lamb (RM27.00)…

…and also the butter chicken curry (RM21.00)…

Usually, each serving would be enough for two so we were quite sure that there was enough to go round. We could always order some more if there wasn’t enough.

We also ordered some garlic naan (RM18.00 for 3 pieces)…

…plus one plain one (RM5.00) because my niece wanted that, to enjoy with the delightful gravy in the curries.

We specially ordered the ayam bakar berempah (RM16.00)…

…from the Indonesian menu for my brother-in-law and it sure swept him off his feet. He kept singing praises of how the chicken was bursting with flavours, so so nice…and he and his wife absolutely loved the grilled brinjal with the peanut sauce.

I also asked for the ayam opor

…and the kalio ayam

…without the rice (RM28.00 for the two). Usually, there would be some mixed vegetables by the side if you order the kalio ayam set – it sure looked like they will only give you the chicken if you ask for that.

With the drinks, the total came up to RM139.00 altogether and the nice and generous boss gave my girl a discount and charged her RM135.00 only. We sure had a great time chit-chatting away in that section of the restaurant, all by ourselves. There were some customers on the other side, all Chinese. Usually, there would be a mix of Malay, Indians and other races.

The CAFE IND (2.290813, 111.829294)…

…is located along Laichee Lane, right behind one block of shops facing the main road (Jalan Kampung Nyabor) where the Bank Simpanan Nasional, Sibu branch (2.290561, 111.829071), is.

Author: suituapui

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

9 thoughts on “Christmas dinner…”

  1. All are chicken dishes except the masala lamb. Among them, I like ayam bakar berempah most as I have tasted a very nice one at a Malay kopitiam in Kota Samarahan sometime ago. The chicken is so flavourful. The garlic naan looks great too.

    Yes, you’re not into Indian cuisine so I’m not surprised, just like my missus. My girl is the opposite – she will always order from the Indian menu, never go for anything Indonesian even though the dishes are also very nice.

  2. A delightful Christmas meal. I like the decor in this place.

    I like to take garlic cheese naan. Pity I didn’t try this place when in Sibu. There was once I wanted to and drove there but it was closed. Since then, didn’t go to that area.

  3. These are the food I will enjoy. Glad I am recovering and hopefully, I will get to eat all my favourite food soon. That was really a very good lunch treat for your brother in law and your niece. Nice place and nice decor too.

    Yes, we love the food, the ambiance, quiet and relaxing and the service is very good. You’ve been unwell? Take care there.

  4. Everything looks so good! I would be hard pressed to choose between the biryani rice+masala lamb and ayam bakar berempah.

    Yes, the only way is to ask for one thing at a time. Can’t possibly have both at one go as the servings here are actually quite big. Every order is, in fact, big enough for two!

  5. Such a nice Christmas dinner, I love the mix of curry dishes, everything looks great

    Not the traditional Christmas fare but yes, it was good…and the best part about eating out is you would not have to go through all that hassle sweating it out the whole day in the kitchen.

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