Not again…

I saw a lot of friends sharing photographs of what they had at this new place in town so of course, I wanted to go and check it out even though I did see in the menu that the big head prawn noodles did not come cheap…

…because we had not had this fish noodles with the creamy soup…

…for a long, long time (we had a good one here once but not anymore). My girl enjoys it a lot and I wanted to take her there last Sunday morning to give theirs a try.

So there we were, the four of us…

*I guess they mean live, not life*

– I asked my sister to join us – so very early last Sunday morning at just past 8.00 a.m. They open at that time every day, I hear.

I would say it was a very nice place, not much decor to get excited about but it was comfortable enough and air-conditioned. Gosh!!! It’s the early bird that catches the worm, they say but no, we were not the earliest. The place was almost full when we arrived and thankfully, there was a table available. Many who came a bit later, had to go some place else, disappointed. They did not know how lucky they were!!!

I liked this little duckie…

…that they had on every table. Too bad it wasn’t a fish nor a prawn. LOL!!!

The boss served this slice of papaya…

…to every table on the house. I think he said something about the fruit coming from his own house/compound.

After sometime, two bowls of the fish noodles(RM18.90)…

…came.

My sister and my girl had that with bihun

– the latter thought it was good and was pleased with her order. My sister did not quite fancy the fish – I think it was ang chor (red snapper) – she prefers the tapah that they have in their fish noodles here but they do not do it in this creamy soup style there.

My missus ordered their prawn noodles (soup) and this (RM18.90)…

…came. I had a feeling that they had made a mistake as there was a big head prawn in it, even though there was one only, not three or more like what we can see in the menu above. In my honest opinion, seeing how ONE prawn can cost up to around RM10.00 each (see details below), I would consider RM18.90 quite a reasonable price for this bowl of prawn noodles.

Unfortunately, my order never appeared and I just sat there and waited and waited and waited. Oh dear!!! Deja vu, history repeating itself…like how I had to wait for the beef noodles the day before.

After more than an hour, it FINALLY came (RM35.90)…

…with ONE not very big prawn, a lot smaller than the giant ones I bought from the Dewan Suarah (Civic Centre) wet market…

…earlier that morning. At RM75 a kilo, I bought RM166.00 worth of those lovely crustaceans, 17 of them altogether and that works out to less than RM10.00 each. It sure looked like I had been shortchanged, seeing so very clearly that there were at least THREE of them in that photo of it in their menu. Just ONE not really big one for that kind of money is really pushing it a bit too far!

My girl insisted on picking up the tab – including the cup of kopi-o, hot that my missus had (RM3.90!!!), the rest of us did not want anything to drink, the total came up to RM96.50.

Yes, I would say that what they dished out tasted quite good, that much credit I would give to them but they would need to cut down on the msg by at least half and at those prices and that very very long wait, no price for guessing whether or not I will be back there ever again.

FISH PAPPA is a few doors away to the right of HIDEOUT (2.301547, 111.843569) at Lorong 4, off Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Jalan Pedada) in the block of shops back to back with Kim Hock Premier Food Court.

Waiting so long…

I saw a lot of people talking about it…

…praising it to the skies, even when they were at their former location but I was not all that keen at all as it is the Taiwanese version and I am not really into that.

Eventually, curiosity got the better of me so I went in search of it, only to find out that it was not in that particular shop that everybody was telling everybody (Honestly, why can’t they get their details correct?) and I ended up in the wrong shop! Tsk! Tsk!

It is at their own shop right next door…

…and it was closed that day, a Thursday – the nice lady told me that they do not open on Mondays and Thursdays, two off days in a week!

We went two Sundays ago around 11 something and the customers were spilling onto the road so we went some place else and had a delightful lunch there.

I was out and about last Saturday morning and I decided to give it another try. Yes, it was very crowded but I was in luck. There was a table outside with only ONE chair – the other customers had taken all the rest so nobody wanted to sit there, I suppose. It was just right for me as I was alone and I wasted no time in grabbing it.

I filled in the form…

…provided at the table and waved frantically to get the attention of the people in the shop but to no avail. In the end, left with no choice, I marched right up to the kitchen and handed it to a lady there. “Yao tern wor!” she said (translation: have to wait).

I went back to my table and sat there and waited. I saw this…

…in a corner and I noticed some customers going over there to refill their pots of tea and I thought they were providing free Chinese tea. DREAM ON!!! Everyone is supposed to go and get their own chopsticks and spoons and stick them into the pink cups and fill them with hot boiling water from the electric boiler/dispenser to sterilise them. I have no idea what those bowls are for – maybe there are people who would like to share their orders so they can use those. Gee!!! At those prices they are charging, we still have to DIY, self-service?

I went over to get mine and went back to my table quickly. There I sat, waiting and waiting and in the meantime, I saw many people coming and seeing there there were no tables available, all of them left. It sure did not help one bit that the orders were so slow in coming out so most of the customers were just sitting there waiting, looking quite bored…JUST LIKE ME.

Finally, at long last, my order…

…arrived! I can’t say I was impressed by how it looked but when I tasted the broth/soup, it was like WOWWWWWW!!! So very thick, so very rich, so very nice!!! It was slightly spicy though – they say that is the Taiwanese style. I can’t say I was fond of it like that but it was all right.

I don’t know if they made their own noodles but they…

…sure looked different from our regular “yellow noodles” or whatever noodles that we have here.

The beef was so fall-off-the-bone tender that it fell apart…

…when I tried to pick it up with my chopsticks.

They were very generous with the meat and also the tripe and the tendons and there was a bit of salted vegetables…

…too to help enhance the taste a bit.

I asked for the chili dip and the Indon or Dayak helper brought me their special own-made one…

…in a soy-sauce dispenser bottle. She went over to the aforementioned self-service corner and rummaged through all the plastic containers there and managed to find one melamine mini-saucer and she gave me that for me to use. The chili dip was so very nice, not spicy, a little bit sour and so tasty that it made everything in the bowl taste a whole lot nicer.

Yes, I would agree with everybody that it was indeed very nice but at RM26.00 a bowl, I can’t say that I did not feel the pinch. There were 5 people at the table next to mine and they all had a bowl each. I saw one of the guys handing over three RM50.00 notes to the helper, RM150.00 for beef noodles, nothing more, nothing less. Our scrumptious lunch here with all those awesome dishes was only RM113.50 and I only had to fork out R66.00 here with some left over to take home even and only RM70.00 here.

As a matter of fact, I do think the Taiwanese beef noodles here (and at a number of places around town) ain’t too shabby either and at only RM8.50 (before, dunno now) a bowl, for my one bowl here, I can have THREE bowls there and still have change…plus the place is a lot more comfortable, air-conditioned and not so crowded and the service is better, no such thing as self-service there, and I would not have to wait like…FOREVER!

So will I come back again for the Taiwanese beef noodles here some day? Will I be willing to fork out that amount of money for A bowl of noodles? Will I be willing to sit there and wait for what felt like a million years for it to be served? I guess everyone can jolly well guess the answers to those questions by now.

LEOI NOODLES HOUSE is located to the left of COFFEE & TEA (2.325932, 111.841566) at the junction of Jalan Teng Chin Hua and Jalan Ulu Sg Merah in the blocks of shops to the right of the traffic lights junction turning left into Lorong Sg Merah 2. if you are coming from town. On the other hand, if you are heading towards town, the blocks of shops are after St Teresa’s Catholic Church and the SIB Church on that same side of the road.

Another one bites the dust…

In my previous post, I mentioned that many stalls at the coffee shops in the Rejang Park commercial centre here have closed down. Looking around, it seemed that only the kampua mee stalls are left standing.

This shop…

…is no exception.

I was somewhat surprised that the bakery has called it a day and wrapped up its business completely. I used to go and buy their very nice butter biscuits and their ham & sour cream rolls were pretty good too even though in my opinion, the ones from Xiao Pao Wang in Padungan, Kuching had a slight edge over those here. Ah well! As they say, beggars can’t be choosers!

The kitchen at the back seemed to be closed too, all dark, no life whatsoever. All that was left was the kampua mee stall in front and the steamer by the side full of steamed paos.

I did try their paos a long time ago in 2010, only RM1.70 each at the time and again in 2014, still RM1.70 each then but I could not remember as to whether they were any good or not. That was why I decided to buy a few to give it a try.

According to the lady who came to talk to me, these (RM2.30 each)…

…were made by the lady boss, the lǎo bǎn niáng (老板娘 ) who also made the vegetable paos and another one, I can’t remember what that was now. The rest of the buns in the steamer were sourced by the boss from somewhere else – some other people made those and they just took from them to sell.

I tried one…

…and I found that the filling was all minced meat compressed into a lump…

…with a bit of egg in it, like those that my sister gave me the other day.

Yes, it…

…was nice but I prefer the ones from my sister but those were RM2.70 each. The ones here are very much cheaper.

I guess at the end of the day, it will boil down to where I would be and which would be more convenient for me to buy, no need to go out of my way to do that.

MASTER BAKERY CAFE (2.306820, 111.836234) is located in the main block of shops facing the main road at No. 26, Jalan Teruntum among the shops at the Rejang Park Commercial Centre here.

She’s not there anymore…

Early that morning, two Sundays ago at around 7 something, I went and walked around the Rejang Park commercial centre.

Maybe I was a bit too early but during the pre-pandemic days, this area was to be avoided on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays. There would be, without fail, a massive traffic jam and parking would be virtually impossible. It was all right that morning, light traffic and ample parking spaces.

I walked to the wet market there. The crowd there was bearable, not overcrowded but I did not feel all that comfortable along the narrow aisles, trying to keep a safe distance from my fellow human beings. That was why I got out of there quickly.

I headed to this coffee shop – I particularly loved the mee sua from one fat lady who used to run her stall there. Her fried kway teow was pretty good too. Unfortunately, she was not there anymore…

…and neither was the sweet young thing whose Sarawak laksa I also enjoyed a lot.

I asked the coffee shop boss and he confirmed that they have called it quits. Right now, there is only the kampua mee stall…

…left. Somebody did tell me once that their kampua mee was quite good but I was not in the mood for it that morning.

In the end, I decided to give their pan mee (RM5.50)…

…a try.

I must say that when it came, I was kind of disappointed. It did not look like pan mee as I know it. There was no cangkok manis, torn into bits and they were not very generous with the deep fried ikan bilis (dried anchovies). The noodles did not look like they were handmade and one thing’s for sure, they were not hand torn. Cut into nice thin strips, they looked like kway teow (flat rice noodles) but thankfully, it did not taste the same.

I do not what sauce they tossed the noodles in but it was rather nice. Still, I did not think it was anything I would want to order again. Perhaps I’ll try their kampua mee next time.

Yes, this little corner shop…

…is still open but it did not look like they were frying their very popular tee peang (Foochow oyster cake)…

…or anything else for that matter anymore.

I did not ask but they looked rather busy opening up the shop to start cooking – there were a couple of customers there already seated at the tables probably waiting till they were ready to roll. I think I did try their fried kway teow once and yes, it was not too bad. Rose would be in a better position to give a more accurate opinion – her sister-in-law’s shop used to be towards the other end of that same block.

I did stop by my favourite kompia (Foochow bagel-like bread) shop to buy the kompia

…and the softer, smoother and sweeter chu nu miang.

Thankfully, they are still selling them at 2 pieces for RM1.00, their fixed price for quite sometime now – a little bit more expensive than elsewhere but theirs are a whole lot nicer. You buy a bagful, hot from the traditional stone oven and bring them into your car and the whole vehicle will be filled with the awesome fragrance of the freshly-baked bread. All the rest do not have that same effect. Their chu nu miang is 3 pieces for RM1.00, the same as everybody else.

Gosh!!! That skinny scrawny young boy baking the kompia there day in and day out has grown into a tall and handsome young man now. Gee!!! How long has it been since the last time I stopped by here?

HAPPY HOURS CAFE (2.307165, 111.837312) is located at one corner of the Rejang Park shops/commercial centre in that residential area, beside the volleyball stadium and the surau, facing the vast parking area there while SENG WAN BAKERY (2.307484, 111.836558), the kompia shop, is located at the Rejang Park shops/commercial centre facing the Rejang Park Market, back to back with Quality Cake & Bread Factory.

Not the same anymore…

These…

…are Chinese crullers or what we call yew char koi but some people call them yew tiao (油条) while the Malays call them cakoi.

I had the opportunity to watch them frying these at the pavement outside their shop at Market Road a long time ago and I was amazed to see the short three-inch strip of dough, pressed down the middle lengthwise with a thin piece of wood or whatever to make a dent, rising to the occasion the instant it was thrown into the hot oil. It expanded till at least 12 inches long and it could be torn into two along that aforementioned dent…

For a very long time now, we could not get any good ones here in Sibu. If there are any, they are not the same anymore and I would not bother buying, not at all.

Yes, we have a lot of Malay stalls selling these cakoi but no, theirs are not the same at all, very dense and doughy, not cushiony soft, not even a little bit crusty on the outside and filled with air holes…

…like the ones we grew up eating and enjoying.

I came across an old couple making and selling theirs outside a coffee shop in the vicinity of the Permai shops and tamu (native jungle produce market) but that was in 2019, before the pandemic. I don’t know if they are still there or not. For one thing, the old man did not use the cutter to make a dent in the strip of dough. Instead, he placed two strips together and dropped them into the hot oil to fry. Despite the difference, it tasted great, almost like the ones in our growing up years and yes, I did buy from them a few times.

I have not been to those part of the woods since so I do not know if the old couple are still around making their yew char koi for sale or not. In the meantime, my sister was delighted to stumble upon these very good ones at this coffee shop…

Photo from Google Maps

…next to the Sarawak Energy/SESCO customer care office among the shops in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah here.

I had the kampua mee there…

…once and I thought it was very nice but some people grumbled that the serving was kind of small. Yes, I remember there was a stall on the pavement in front of the shops selling all kinds of kuihs.

My sister said that they sell or koi (deep fried steamed yam cake), ham chim beng (Chinese cinnamon rolls) and so on but they only sell yew char koi, fried on the spot on Saturdays and Sundays. She gave us two to try and yes, everyone agreed that they were good, just like those before. I certainly would want to go over there one of these days to buy some more and perhaps, I may pick a few of whatever else they have for sale to try.

KIM CHUO FOOD CENTRE (2.310950, 111.830541) is located among the area of shops in the vicinity of the Dewan Suarah, Sibu and the Civic Centre market beside the Sarawak Energy/SESCO customer care office (to the right), opposite the ShareTea outlet there.

Have you tried…

Have you tried the highly-acclaimed Taiwanese beef noodles in town? Everyone was talking about it and singing its praises. I, for one, did not get all excited as I prefer our clear soup version like the ones here or here or here even. It used to be here but word had it that it had moved here and since I was out that morning, I decided to drop by and check it out.

I was glad that there were not many customers at the time so I parked my car and went into the coffee shop and searched high and low for the beef noodles stall. Eventually, I asked the lady at the second stall and she told me that the guy was not there but in the shop next door, closed on Mondays and Thursdays – it was a Thursday that day.

In the end, since she was so nice to give me the information I wanted – most would just say they did not know – I ordered the kway chap

…from her stall (it looked very nice in the photograph)…

…and took my seat at a table outside and waited to be served.

I was a bit disappointed with it (RM6.50)…

…when it came because it looked like there was a whole of lean meat and pork belly, just a few bits of intestines and two pieces of the ear (I think that was it, the ones with the hard, white layer inside – I left the two untouched), no liver.

Thankfully, it was kway chap

…not kway teow. I get really pissed off at places where they serve this but when you dig into the bowl, you find kway teow (flat rice noodles) instead of those pieces of kway chap.

The broth was very nice, a bit on the mild side as far as the soy sauce, the salt and the msg were concerned but very strong on the spices – I could taste the cinnamon in it especially. The chili belacan (dried prawn paste) dip was so good and went so well with everything. I had to refrain from pouring all of it into the broth – I am sure that would being the taste to a whole new level.

All things considered, I would say I enjoyed it very much, not to the extent that you would find me back there again for more in no time at all but I sure would not mind ordering that if I happen to be around there some other day. I probably would want to try the lor mee (RM5.00) though – it also looked really good in the photograph.

Incidentally, I was somewhat amused when I saw this lady’s t-shirt…

– she was also seated outside, two tables away. It made me think of all those with their age-old outdated convictions. They would cringe in disgust and even come up in arms against it everytime I said that I added a pinch in my cooking. They should read this article as well as the many available online if they care to google for them.

Of course, there is no denying that it is sodium…and so is salt and don’t we all know that salt is bad for health. That is why if you have added salt to the food, you should not add msg anymore and vice versa or maybe you would want to compromise – just a little bit of each. Similarly, if you use soy sauce in your cooking, there IS salt and there IS msg in it and if you go and add some more, you may be in for a bit of trouble! The bottom line is, like what I always say, moderation is the key. Too much of a good thing may be bad for you!

COFFEE & TEA (2.325932, 111.841566) is located at the junction of Jalan Teng Chin Hua and Jalan Ulu Sg Merah in the blocks of shops to the right of the traffic lights junction turning left into Lorong Sg Merah 2. if you are coming from town. On the other hand, if you are heading towards town, the blocks of shops are after St Teresa’s Catholic Church and the SIB Church on that same side of the road.

So so good…

When she was at our house for lunch on New Year’s Day, my sister told me about the very nice steamed paos (buns) at this coffee shop. I did see them in the steamer on the pavement outside when I was there before but I never got the chance to ask where they came from – I just assumed that they probably came from this shop round the corner that is very popular around here for their buns.

My sister said that they were not from there, that much she could say, but she did not know who the people making them were. She did stop by again the other morning and she bought me a few…

…to try. She said they were from the day before but it did not matter – they were as good as new.

I tried one and I found that it had minced meat inside, compressed into a lump and there was a bit of egg too…

I am not all that fond of paos with the filling like that but this one tasted so so good that all was forgiven. I enjoyed it very much even though I did feel that it could do with a little bit less msg.

My sister grumbled that it was RM2.50 when she bought it before but going into the new year, the price has shot up to RM2.70. Looking at it…

…I was thinking that it could be the other very popular steamed paos in town, the ones they called Ah Pui’s bak pao (meat buns). I remember the filling was similar…

…and I really liked the taste, just that I did not quite like the skin that time in 2019 and boy, it was only RM2.10 each then.

Well, since they were so very nice, I’d probably be dropping by this coffeeshop one of these days to buy some more and of course, I shall confirm with them whether these were Ah Pui’s paos or not.

EMAS CORNER CAFE BARU (2.292229, 111.838162) is located to the extreme right of the blocks of shops along Lorong Tong Sang 1B at the junction of Jalan Tong San and Lorong/Jalan Langsat.

My intentions…

I did not intend to have this…

…for my breakfast that morning when I dropped by this coffee shop…

…to buy the chang (dumplings)…

I love the ones with meat and peanuts (RM4.50 each). I gathered that those are Hakka changs and personally, I do feel that they are very nice.

I asked the very friendly and chatty lady, I believe she is the daughter – usually, there would be an older lady, probably her mum but I did not see her around that morning, if the water had started boiling at the stall…

…or not since it was very early and of course, she said yes, adding that there were customers having breakfast there already long before I came.

So far, I’ve only had their kolo mee

…a few times and yes, theirs is very nice but I had not tried anything else.

I looked at the photographs on display at the cabinet and they sure have a lot on their menu including nasi lemak which is usually the exclusive domain of those Malay shops and stalls. I wanted that but the lady said the rice was not ready yet, still in the process of being cooked and I could actually smell the lemak-ness coming out of the rice cooker with the steam. Gee!!! I must come back here one of these days to give it a try!

In the end, I settled for their glass noodles (RM7.50)…

…in their chap-chap (assorted) clear soup.

Initially, I felt that RM7.50 was rather expensive but when I looked at all the ingredients in the bowl, I must say that it was worth it. Other than the tang hoon, there were some meat balls, fresh as well as frozen, two each, two fish balls, some strips of gutor (beef tripe), bits of liver, two fried tofu stuffed with minced meat, some seaweed and Chinese cabbage.

It tasted as good as it looked and I enjoyed everything with their slightly spicy and sourish chili blend made specially to go with this dish. I sure wouldn’t mind going for it again should another opportunity arise.

While I was there, though it was not my intention initially, I decided to buy their sio bee (meat dumplings)…

…frozen, to store in my freezer so we would be able to steam and heat them up to enjoy as and when we feel like having some and because the lady kept promoting their shui jiao (water dumplings), in the end, I relented and decided to grab a pack…

…to give it a try.

Hopefully, when I finally take them out to eat, I shall remember to take some photographs so I shall be able to see how nice they really are and can blog about them when the time comes.

SIN KIAW CAFE (2.291287, 111.826611) is located along Ramin Way, the first shop on your right as you turn in from Jalan Kampung Nyabor, right behind the petrol station located at the bend.

We love it…

I met Victor’s parents when I dropped by here one morning.

When his dad saw me, he quickly came over to tell me that the fried noodles…

…were very good, showing me the packs that he had picked to take home and enjoy. Yes, I know, I said and indeed, I used to buy home myself too but come to think of it, I have not done so for quite sometime now, no thanks to the pandemic. I think I’ll do that on my next visit.

I loved their cucur (fritters)…

…too and I used to stop by just to buy those but for reasons unknown, they seem to have stopped making those. I heard that this lady’s ayam masak merah and nasi tomato were so good that my friend came to buy every day one Ramadan but unfortunately, when I went over myself, they were always sold out!

The chicken rendang

…is very good too, Victor’s father added and of course, I told him that I did try that the other day and yes, it was very good.

This time around, I wanted to buy their beef rendang, I told him but unfortunately, it was not available that morning. In the end, I just bought the chicken rendang again for my missus and for myself, I picked the daging masak hitam

…to try. The ladies in the house are not into this dish, dunno why.

One bone that I would have to pick about it was how very little there was! Of course, the reason is obvious – beef is so very expensive but I did tell the lady that they can just increase the price. Like what I’ve said so many times before, after all, what has not increased in prices these days? Just add a ringgit or two or more but do not scrimp on the quality or the quantity – usually, some people may complain for a while but after some time, they will get used to it and will go on buying and eating, never mind the increase in price.

Other than that, I would not say that the daging masak hitam was the best I’ve had in town. It was a bit on the salty side, probably because of too much kicap (dark soy sauce) and a bit too strong on the aromatics, those spices that they add to the dish. I would stick to the chicken rendang next time.

I got the chicken rice with ayam madu (honey chicken)…

…for my girl. She loved the chicken and the soup that came with it and she enjoyed the chili dip but she did not seem to enjoy the rice all that much. Needless to say, she prefers her mum’s a whole lot more.

That morning, I bought the roti jala (RM2.00)…

…for breakfast/tea and yes, we loved it! We particularly enjoyed the curry gravy dip that came with it – I sure would want to buy this again next time.

I could not remember how much these cucur bubuk (dried krill fritters)…

…were and frankly, I did not get my expectations up high when I bought them as I was not impressed by how they looked. Much to my surprise, my girl loved them and gave the green light should I feel like buying some more next time. Alongside these, there were the cucur cekodok (banana) – I wonder if they were any good.

Yes, give and take a bit here and a bit there, the bottom line is we do love a lot of the things that they sell here. Rest assured that I shall be going back there again…and again!

KOPI KOPI Café & Kitchen is located at the blocks of shops, at the back facing Bandong Walk (2.313869, 111.825808) and the main road.

Where are you now…

Some will swear by this guy’s kampua mee

…and declare that his is the best in town. He was here a long time ago…and then he moved here.

Well, it so happened that the other day, my good friend/ex-classmate, Robert, called me and he mentioned in passing that he has moved again and this…

Ooopsss!!! Excuse the spelling error!

…is his current location.

I loved his pian sip

…when I tried his that first time at where he originally was but I was somewhat disappointed with both the noodles and the dumplings the last time I had them at his previous station.

That, however, did not deter me from driving over to his sparkling new shop to give what he dished out another chance. The kampua mee (RM3.50, regular) was very nice and the serving was huge!…

It had the authentic old school kampua mee taste with its lard and shallot oil fragrance that many true-blue lovers of the noodles would insist upon.

Yes, I did hear people saying that noodles in general have gone up in price here in Sibu, RM3.50 now but personally, I do not mind it one bit if they jack up the prices. After all, what has not gone up in price? More importantly, they should maintain the quantity and quality and ensure value for money and not shortchange their customers. Besides, RM3.50 is still very cheap compared to the other towns and cities in Sarawak and even more so if we look at how much they charge a plate in West Malaysia and Singapore and countries overseas.

The complimentary soup wasn’t too bad…

…a bit on the mild side but it was good enough for me to wash everything down especially now that I do not order any drinks at the coffee shops since I am on a low-sugar diet.

Yes, the pian sip (RM3.50, regular)…

…were indeed really great, very generous with the meat and there was clearly a lot more lean, unlike a lot of places where the dumplings are somewhat mushy because of the excessive fat in the filling.

It seems that there is an option if you drop by here to eat – you can choose the smaller servings at only RM2.50. I did not order that so I would not know how small the small is. Maybe I’ll try that next time…

BIG GOURMENT (2.300756, 111.843492) is located at Lorong Dr Wong Soon Kai 4D, facing Bizmillah Cafe, in the blocks right behind Kim Hock Supermarke along Jalan Dr Wong Soon Kai (formerly Jalan Pedada).