Someplace new…

This restaurant isn’t exactly new. In fact, they opened this branch in 2018 but we never dropped by to give it a try. I did have a look inside once and I told my friend, the manager of the adjoining hotel in that same building, that they only had those big 10-seater Chinese banquet tables and there would only be the three of us. “Go ahead!” she said. “They have people to clean and wash everything once you’re done!” So far, we never did even though it is located pretty near where I live. As they say, so near, yet so far!

That evening, however, Sunday, we decided that we would go there for dinner to celebrate my girl’s birthday – the three of us with my sister and my brother-in-law and his wife, six of us altogether so I went two days earlier to book a table and order the dishes from their very elaborate menu.

Of course, we had to start with the longevity noodles, the mee sua, fried…

…served with the “golden eggs” by the side and much to everyone’s delight, it was very nice, nicer than any that we had had elsewhere before. My sister-in-law kept praising it for it was not oily at all, a nice change from the usual that we had been served.

When they served the next dish…

…I was bewildered for a while as I was pretty sure that I did not order any pickled jellyfish but my sister said that was their Thai-style chicken. She was here not too long ago with some of her friends and they had this dish which they all enjoyed to the max. She kept telling me to order that, adding that she was sure my girl would love it…and so she did and everybody else.

My sister also had a very nice pork rib dish but she could not remember what it was like. I asked the lady in charge at the counter at the restaurant and she suggested two, both their signature dishes. There was a rack of ribs in one dish but I felt that was a bit too much for us to finish so I settled for the other alternative…

…instead, also a very popular signature dish of theirs, served with their very nice pickled jellyfish by the side.

The lady said that they would cut the rack of ribs into individual pieces and there would be six pieces altogether, just right for the six of us. From the way she was gesturing using her fingers, I expected the ribs to be finger-sized but it turned out to be much bigger…

– at least, double the size of what I had imagined.

It did not really matter really as it was so very nice and unlike the rack, this was their pai kut ong (spare ribs in Hokkien) so there were no bones and hardly any fat, mostly lean…

I also ordered their steamed cod fish…

I saw a photograph of the dish in their Facebook page where they had a thin slice of the fish (like the one we had not too long ago), steamed on one half of the plate and another slice, deep-fried, on the other side. The lady said that that would be for 10 people so I told her that just one slice would be enough for the six of us and I asked for it to be steamed.

I was stunned when the fish was served as we got a slab so big that there would probably be enough for six slices, no less! Gee, I thought to myself, this dish alone would cost a bomb as we paid around RM70.00 for that thin slice that we had the other day. I guess it did not matter one bit as it was to celebrate my girl’s birthday and birthdays come but once a year. We did manage to finish around half of it and asked for the rest of it to be packed for us to take home.

My girl loved this broccoli with four types of fresh mushrooms…

…a lot! She always enjoys mushrooms and would buy them ever so often when she was studying in Wellington, New Zealand – they have all kinds of varieties there and can be quite affordable during their weekend promotions.

She also enjoyed the sea cucumber soup…

…a lot more than what we had had elsewhere because of the addition of crab meat in it. She said that it made the soup taste like sharks’ fins soup that she loved so much (and would have at least two helpings everytime) before it became taboo to add it to any menu at a restaurant.

The total for all the aforementioned dishes came up to RM220.00 altogether and seeing how everyone was in agreement that the food served here was top-notch and they would love to come again, it sure was worth it unlike that year in 2020 when we celebrated my girl’s birthday at the sparkling new restaurant. The food was disappointing and on the whole, it was a lot more expensive – of course, we never stepped in that place ever again after that!

The GRAND WONDERFUL RESTAURANT is right beside the GRAND WONDERFUL FOOD COURT (2.309601, 111.845163)…

…to the left, in that same building where the GRAND WONDERFUL HOTEL is located, 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.

Your special day…

The 17th of September was my girl’s birthday, the actual day but the registration department made a slip so on paper, it was one day later, on the 18th.

Of course, like what we would do every year, we started off the celebration on the morning of the 17th with this scrumptious breakfast of our traditional Foochow longevity noodles, the mee sua

…served in the most delightful Foochow red wine and ginger chicken soup with two symbolic hardboiled eggs by the side.

The mum did an exceptionally good job in cooking the soup this time around, beginning with the frying of the ginger in sesame oil for the added fragrance, instead of just cooking oil and she also added some wolfberries and red dates for the sweetness, dried shitake mushrooms (pre-soaked to soften) for the fragrance and a bit of dong quai (當歸) that elevated the taste of the soup to a whole new level. It was so so so delicious!

My girl got this lovely cake…

…strawberry, no less – my girl’s favourite –

from this bakery and this hamper of snacks…

…from her good friend, Dayang (also an English teacher like her), who never fails to give her a little something for her birthday every year.

Her colleagues, Geraldine and Chai Hong, sent this delightful layered sponge cake with its very rich cream cheese topping…

…and this very nice mee sua

from here via food delivery to the house. That sure was a pleasant surprise, indeed!

We did not plan to go out for dinner or anything as the 17th fell on a Saturday and we would always go to church in the evening for the sunset service every week. We did plan, however, to do that the following evening but that, of course, will be in the next post. You’ll stick around for that, won’t you?

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.

Don’t know how…

I really don’t know how to thank Anthony, the co-owner, and everyone at Nica Plus for this awesome gift…

…that they have given me for the Mooncake Festival this year, their gorgeous, one of a kind gelato mooncakes…

They gave me a box last year and once again, those thoughtful and generous people have done it again – I was out, picking my girl up from work when somebody delivered it to the house with this personalised note inside…

Honestly, I really don’t know how I can ever thank them enough.

The Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival falls on the 10th of September this year. The festival is celebrated every 15th of the Eight Month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. We have not planned yet as to how we are going to celebrate the auspicious occasion but one thing’s for sure, I shall not be buying any of the traditional mooncakes from the shops to eat since I am on a low/no sugar diet and more often than not, they are extremely sweet so as to preserve them and keep them from going bad especially when they are out on the market months ahead of the festival.

As for these special gelato ones, I started off with this one…

…the yogurt with raspberry yolk…

…by cutting it into segments of one eighth each so we can enjoy eating it very very slowly, a little bit at a time to make sure there is no sugar rush.

This sounds like a very nice one, the cheese with mango disc…

…but it will have to wait its turn along with this one…

…that I’m sure my girl will love. I remember she enjoys Swiss chocolate a lot!

We’re not really crazy about durians but we would be looking forward to trying this one…

…as well. It is, after all, the king of fruits!!!

I guess this is a good time to drop by the shop to enjoy all these and the other gelato temptations and all their irresistible sweet delights. Who knows? Perhaps you may decide to grab a box or two yourself to give to loved ones as gifts – they certainly are a welcome change from the usual that one would get year in and year out.

NICA+ or NICA PLUS (2.296883,111.825859)…

…as it is called, is located on the ground floor of the block of shops, the first one to the right of the Old Sing Kwong Supermarket (Kin Orient Plaza) along Jalan Tun Abang Hj Openg,

Seventy…

My sister-in-law was seventy on Thursday and she invited all of us to a simple dinner at our usual get-together restaurant in town. Her daughter, my niece working in Singapore, was not able to come home so we just had to carry on without her.

My brother-in-law went and ordered a cake from Marcus and asked for it to be coated with crushed peanut – they love it this way…

I prefer his regular butter cream icing but this was good too. If it’s a cake from Marcus, you can be sure that it is second to none.

Of course, we had the traditional longevity noodles, the mee sua, with the lightly-fried golden eggs…

…a must when somebody celebrates his or her birthday.

I asked for the Thai -style mango chicken…

…even though I should not be eating the sweet fruit but I guess once in a long while would be fine. I did refrain from eating too much of the mango though and enjoyed more of the meat instead.

My brother-in-law insisted on ordering one of their signature dishes for as long as I can remember, their pandan chicken…

…and yes, as usual, it was great. The chunk of meat wrapped inside the leaves is much bigger and not so dry compared to the regular ones served elsewhere plus they marinate theirs in their own way, as a result of which, theirs never fail to stand out a head above all the rest.

He also wanted two more of their signature dishes, the most delightful butter scotch prawn balls…

…and their own-made tofu served with mayonnaise…

I did not tell anybody but I seem to have developed an allergy so I have not been eating prawns for quite sometime now. I never bothered to ask to confirm but I am pretty sure I could detect a very light hint of hay bee (dried prawns/udang kering) in the tofu and that makes theirs much nicer than the rest that we have around here.

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

…and everyone liked how the ferns were extra “fat” that evening and so very crunchy. I sure liked it a lot more than the last time when we had it with belacan (dried prawn paste) as I was not that fond of the quality of their current stock…and anyway, I shouldn’t be eating that as well these days.

The sea cucumber soup…

…that we had to wash everything down was so very good that my girl couldn’t resist going for a second helping.

All in all, everything was very much to our liking – that certainly was a delightful dinner. Business was brisk with a whole lot of customers coming and going. I did not see any lingering around after they had finished eating so the place was not overly crowed at any one time. Why? The guy and his family from this VERY popular, forever crowded restaurant in Rejang Park dropped by there too for dinner! I guess this is an obvious testament as to how good the food served here really is.

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.

Light and easy…

I was still feeling full after that lamb shank I had for lunch – I enjoyed that and had the lion’s share but my girl insisted on going out for something light and easy that evening.

She wasn’t too happy to see that my appetite had not been all that good these days and my taste buds had been acting kind of cranky. That was probably why I thought some of what we had for lunch were salty when the ladies said they were all right. In the end, I relented and we ended up here.

She asked for their beef spaghetti bolognese (RM19.00)…

…with their own-made bolognese sauce using lots of fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs. I do enjoy that too…usually, anytime a lot more than the commercially-available bottled sauces that come across to me like tomato ketchup straight from the bottle.

I did not feel like having that, of course and asked for their pomelo salad (RM8.00)…

…instead. This has not been available for a while now, since they reopened fully after the pandemic, so we just went for their Payung rojak most of the time. It sure was nice to be able to enjoy this again, very refreshing, indeed.

I also ordered their mashed potato (RM8.00)…

…which is different from the regular mashed potatoes elsewhere by virtue of the garlic and whatever ingredients added. That day, I was kind of turned off by the taste though so I just left it there. In the end, my girl finished it off for me – she enjoys it very much.

My missus had their mushroom roll (RM9.00)…

…and I did help myself to one. I thought it tasted great but like most of what I had for lunch, I thought it was very salty so I did not have any more.

I did not encounter a similar problem with the jelly pisang (RM9.00)…

…though when I helped myself to the jelly and the bananas (and the milk) but no, being on a low sugar diet, I did not touch the ice cream.

My missus and I just had drinking water on the house while my girl had their coconut milk shake (RM9.00). She insisted on picking up the tab, her treat for Father’s Day, and the total came up to RM62.00 altogether.

We finished early, at around 6.00 p.m. by which time, there were already three other tables – probably families there to celebrate the special occasion and there was a private function on the top floor upstairs that night, an appreciation dinner for the volunteers at the recent Sibu International Dance Festival 2022 so everyone was kinda busy at the time. I was glad to hear that they did enjoy brisk business over the two-week Gawai Dayak break too.

PAYUNG CAFÉ (2.284049, 111.833014) is located at No.20F, Lanang Road, Sibu, Malaysia, back to back with the multi-storey car park of the Kingwood Hotel which faces the majestic Rejang River.

Today’s special…

Yesterday was Father’s Day so we decided to go out some place for something special for lunch.

Ever since my sister shared a photograph of the lamb shank she had here

…on Instagram, we had been waiting for the chance to go there and give it a try ourselves.

We had the M (medium), RM39.00 and it was served with this what-they-called nasi mandi

The lamb was so very good, fall-off-the-bone-tender and so very flavourful, bursting with the fragrances of the herbs that it was stewed with.

We felt the rice was very fragrant too like one of those nasi Arab or Indian biryani rice but unfortunately, it was a little on the dry and hard side and there wasn’t much gravy/sauce to mandi (bathe, in Malay) it with and because we had ordered a lot, we left quite a bit of the rice behind.

Actually, we had no idea what nasi mandi was but a reader was kind enough to post a comment to enlighten me about it (See comment below). It seems that according to Wikipedia, mandi (مندي) is a traditional dish that originated from Yemen, consisting mainly of meat and rice with a special blend of spices, cooked in a pit underground. A Malay friend commented on my sister’s aforementioned photograph asking if it wasn’t nasi Mandy, whatever that was. Well, at least, we now know it is indeed something along those same lines as nasi Arab or nasi biryani, thank you, SW in the UK, whoever you may be.

The grilled chicken with ayam percik sauce (RM18.00)…

…would have been very nice too – we particularly loved the sauce/gravy, if only they had given us a lot more of it. The ladies thought the chicken was all right but I found it somewhat salty plus it was overdone, a little on the dry and hard side. I certainly enjoyed the lamb shank a whole lot more.

This plate of plain rice…

…came with the chicken and just as in the case of the lamb shank, it would have been a whole lot nicer if they had given us a lot more of the very nice ayam percik gravy to enjoy the rice with.

The sotong goreng ala tempura or fried calamari (RM16.00)…

…was, to me, a little on the salty side but the ladies were fine with it. It turned out that they used the giant frozen sotong (squid) which is usually a little hard and rubbery and not all that sweet and nice.

The Penang-style char kway teow (RM12.00)…

…never came and in the end, we asked for it to be packed for us to take home. I never got to try it so I can’t say how good it was but actually, I insisted on ordering it as when we entered the restaurant…

…I saw somebody eating fried kway teow with a whole lot of prawns and it sure looked very enticing! It turned out to be another item on their menu – the seafood noodles where you have a choice of noodles and whatever seafood you would want in the dish. Perhaps I will order that next time.

Service was excellent – the young Malay girls were very nice and friendly, very efficient and fast and there was a Chinese man in charge (the girls told me he was the manager and the place is Malay-owned).

We did not have to wait very long for the dishes to come out of the kitchen (except for the char kway teow) and if I had a bone to pick about anything, the thought did cross my mind that they could vary the presentation of each dish a bit. All of them had more or less the same things by the side.

There was a huge cauldron of chicken soup – I went and asked and yes, as I had suspected, it was complimentary but nobody ever said anything about it and there wasn’t any sign to let the customers know. There was a jug of iced water with slices of lemon and glasses by the side – I think one can help oneself to that FOC too…but nobody said anything about that too. My missus’ teh tarek (pulled tea) was RM6.00 a glass while the plain water that my girl and i had was on the house.

All in all, we did enjoy the lunch and yes, we would not mind going back there again…especially for the lamb shank that I did enjoy tremendously.

OLE OLE KAMPUNG by ROOK 3 (2.291155, 111.821081)…

…is located at Lot 8, Lorong Lau King Howe 1.

The 5th…

It’s the 3rd of June today, the 5th Day of the 5th Month in the Chinese Lunar Year, the day of the Double Fifth or the Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival (端午節), fondly known as the Chang or Dumpling Festival. The Chinese eat zongzi or chang on this special day because they are considered a symbol of luck, as the pronunciation of zong is very similar to the pronunciation of zhong (中). This character has a positive connotation, used in words such as 中奖 (winning a prize).

I found this piece of information from this website rather interesting. During the early hot days of summer, people would easily fall ill and epidemics spread. This made the month seem evil, so people in ancient times regarded it as an important time to prevent diseases and keep evil spirits away. Therefore, the Dragon Boat Festival was originally regarded as a traditional medical and health festival. It is traditionally a festival for people to ceremonially come against diseases and poisonous insects. As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the world, this year’s Dragon Boat Festival has a renewed focus on health.

Well, every year, since time immemorial, my very dear friend, Richard, would make his own homemade nyonya chang and he would always give me some. This was last year, 2021 and this was in 2020 and in 2019 and yes, he does it without fail year after year after year. My mum used to make them but these days, unless Richard makes and gives us some or we manage to get some from Kuching…or Singapore, we would not get to enjoy this special Peranakan version of the meat dumpling.

Earlier this year, however, I received word from Richard informing me that he would not be making any as his mum said they would give this year a skip owing to the outbreak of the swine fever that day. I was thinking that perhaps I could just go and buy one or two from the neighbourhood shops or from here to eat so as to uphold and preserve the tradition, our heritage.

Before I got down to doing that, my sister gave me some very nice ang tao chang (red bean dumplings)…

…that she got from her cleaner. They were very nice, no alkaline water (kee) so they were white…

…not yellow or orange and not jelly like as in kee chang (碱水粽/枧水粽). I thought they tasted like basong, the Malay pulut/glutinous rice delight that I like a lot…

I decided to save them for the actual day of the festival so I just stuffed all of them in the fridge – I guess it would not matter one bit if it was red bean…

…not meat dumplings.

Much to my surprise, the other day, however, Richard appeared out of the blue at my gate with these, his nyonya dumplings…

…for 2022! He said that his mum had a change of heart and gave the green light so he made some and went round distributing to family and friends.

There were two, tied with string…

Richard said that those were chicken and of course, I could not resist taking those out the very next morning to steam and heat them up…

…to enjoy and appease my craving!

Yes, as always, never mind whether it was chicken or pork…

…it was so so so good with the fragrance and taste of the ketumbar (coriander) plus the slight sweetness of the other ingredients in the generally savoury filling.

I had to resist the temptation to heat up some more to eat and thankfully, I was able to control myself so I do have some today that I can heat up and enjoy…

…to observe this age-old traditional Chinese practice during this time of year.

I hope you all have some at hand, never mind if you made them yourselves or bought them from somewhere or some good friend gave them to you. Thank you so much, Richard, for the ones that I shall be enjoying today…and to all of us celebrating this auspicious occasion, a very Happy & Blessed Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival! May all of us be abundantly blessed with good health and good fortune!

Two birds, one stone…

It was my missus’ birthday on Friday, the 6th of May and Mother’s Day was on Sunday, the 8th so we decided to kill two birds with one stone and have a double celebration. We invited my sister to join us, my girl’s godmother, so there were 4 of us altogether.

We made a reservation here

…two days earlier and we were mighty glad we did as the place was packed even at around 6 in the evening.

One look at the piggy banks…

…on display and their logo…

…of a pig in that Jane Fonda (or was it Burt Reynolds’) pose…

…here and there in the place would give anyone an idea of what would be in store there.

We ordered the bacon and walnut salad (RM29.00)…

…because we wanted a change from the usual Ceasar Salad that we would order at this kind of places and of course, the word bacon was an added attraction!

We sure were glad we did because it turned out to be really very nice. I don’t know what dressing they used – there were these little black bits of whatever and I did see balsamic vinegar in fine print in the list in their menu. We all agreed it was good and we sure wouldn’t mind having a go at it again the next time we drop by here.

There were a lot of eager beavers among the very young waiting staff, all Dayaks (I wonder how they will manage when Gawai comes around!), all very pleasant and polite and helpful and they seemed to know a lot of everything they had on their menu. An ex-student of mine was here sometime ago and he loved the bacon steak so I asked the girl what was so special about it – she said it was just 3-layer pork and I could gather from the tone that it wasn’t anything to shout about.

She suggested their signature pork ribs with BBQ sauce (RM39.00)…

…and she added that we could ask for their half serving in which we would get four pieces of the ribs, just nice for the 4 of us, and that was what we did! It sure seemed VERY popular – everybody else was having that but personally, I thought it was, at best, just all right – I have had ribs a whole lot nicer elsewhere in town.

What stole the show was the babi bakar (grilled pork) which we paired with aglio olio by the side (RM32.00)…

It was so very tasty, like very well-caramelised char siew and all of us loved it and promptly added it to our list of must-order items should we happen to come back here to dine again. Unfortunately, the pasta could do with a little bit more cooking that night – that needed a bit of improvement.

The girl taking our orders suggested two of their most popular sausages – the deluxe Nuernberger ring sausage (RM28.00)…

…and the deluxe cheese ring sausage (RM28.00)…

I loved the latter – it was very nice with the very delightful creamy cheese oozing out as we cut into it but I was not too comfortable with the taste of the former with all the herbs that went into it. My girl and my sister were fine with it though.

Basically, this Kuching-original eatery serves German cuisine so you can place an order for their German pork trotter two days in advance, if you are craving for that. I saw the price in their menu – it was over RM100.00 so probably that would be quite big, enough for a number of people to share. We may go for that one of these days.

My girl insisted on picking up the tab that night and no, it was not cheap, dining here. The total for what we had that night was RM168.00, best reserved for special occasions for its very nice dining experience and great food (if you know what to order) and they played some very nice music (English songs) at just the right volume (louder if you’re seated outside) here and that sure made the ambiance of the place rather conducive for anyone looking forward to spending a great evening ahead.

OINKS Sibu (2.286075, 111.847044) is located at Sublot 7-01, Ground Floor, Hann’s Commercial Centre, Jalan Wong King Huo.

66

It was my better half’s 66th last Friday but we had an early celebration the previous Sunday so we had a birthday cake and the longevity noodles, mee sua, fried.

She wanted to cook some chicken soup in our traditional Foochow red wine with lots of ginger for our mee sua breakfast on the actual day but I told her not to bother. I told her I would go out and buy for all of us instead and that was what I did.

We had this…

…that morning from my favourite mee sua stall in town…

here.

I was early – I went there just after 7 and the nice lady had just arrived from Kanowit and was setting up her stall to start her business for the day but yes, she was willing to take my orders and get down to them right away.

The mee sua I had here once swept me off my feet but I heard that the lady had call it quits so now, this is only one around…

…that, to me, is a cut above the rest.

Like everything else, the price has gone up – it used to be RM7.00 only but it did not matter one bit as it was as good as ever…

– very strong on the traditional Foochow red wine and the ginger and the poached egg was done to perfection, the yolk still runny and I also loved the super fine and smooth mee sua used.

This was provided FOC…

…and I liked that they used the environment-friendly bamboo tissue paper instead of the usual, especially those horrendously pink-coloured serviettes that they use at many Chinese restaurants.

There was a new guy running the stall in front and yes, I did stop by to try some of his dishes a couple of times but that morning, I noticed there were new people at that stall and also the second one…

I did not walk over to have a look at what they were selling but if I am not wrong, the second one is the one selling the kampua mee in that coffee shop now. I asked the mee sua lady but she said that they just left without a word so she did not know whether they had moved elsewhere or they had just decided to stop for good.

Thankfully, the mee sua stall is still going on strong. So far, I find that the rest that I tried may be quite good but one is as good as the other, none that is outstanding in any way like this one.

NEW HEE’S FOOD CORNER (2.311365, 111.846638) is located along Jalan Pedada, now Jalan Datuk Wong Soon Kai, the very first one in the block of shops to the left of the Delta Mall, with the Astro Sibu office at the other end of that same block.