Friday, September 21, 2018

Only RM2!

They said this shop offers the cheapest chicken rice in Kuching! Onn Cafe.

They have few outlets around Kuching and one of them is in MJC. So near, yet I have never been there before. So my curiosity got into me one Saturday that I decided to try the chicken rice. Only RM2, so no harm trying and at the same time, don't expect much out of it!

The cafe in MJC was clean and it was just 11 am, and the noodle stall has closed and done for the day. The chicken rice wasn't much either. They almost finished the roasted chicken so I asked the waiter to mix with steamed chicken.

5 packs of chicken rice for RM10. Right after my order, a guy ordered 20 packs of chicken rice. I guess after that, the shop should have done and closed for the day.

Looked good for RM2. They definitely generous with the rice. The rice wasn't fragrant, couldn't detect any chicken oil in it but it was fluffy and soft.

The chicken meat was nice. A whole piece. Not like some chicken rice shop that slice the meat into half and bang or smash the meat before chopping and serving.

The chili dipping was fine. Good to go with the meat.

Overall, it is an economical lunch. Would I be back for it? Maybe. Or maybe not. Too many other nice and tastier food around that attract me. Lol.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In the mall

After breakfast with my parents, we went our separate way. Since we were very near to Vivacity Mall, my man suggested for a walk in the mall to kill time. Since it was almost 10am and we had nothing to do, so everyone agreed to the idea.

We walked, we shopped, we ate. And we almost caught a movie, but we didn't. Nothing interesting enough for us to waste money and time to catch, so we stuck with the walking and shopping.

I bought few shirts from a boutique, the kids had new footwear. The big man also got himself a new short. Everyone walked home with loots that day.

The kids especially the boys had so much fun in the games arcade. About an hour there, you wouldn't want to know how much we spent!

By noon, we were hungry so we had our lunch in Kuching Flavours food court. We had Ah Suan chicken rice. Used to be one of the famous one (row of shop next to Sarawak Plaza) but has since closed down. The only Ah Suan chicken rice stall left was in Kuching Flavours.

And that wasn't enough, we ordered rojak (RM6.90) as well. The rojak was good. We enjoyed that more than the chicken rice, I have to admit.

Spotted a new eatery that just opened not long ago. Another day for that when we feel like having Thai food.

After lunch, everyone was tired. Mostly from the walking. So we headed home and spent the rest of the day watching DVD.

That was how we mostly spent our weekend together. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Check it out

Photo taken from Vivacity

New development in Jln Wan Alwi dubbed Milan Square. We went to one of the food courts that opened last month, named as Food Destination. Across the road from Vivacity Mall, the food court was clean and neat. 

More than 10 food stalls to choose from. Like any other food courts in Kuching, the selection is more or less there. The only matter is good or not.

We invited my dad and mum for breakfast  together last Monday since it was a public holiday. Dad suggested this new place since he hasn't been there and would like to check it out. So were we. So we agreed to meet there and see what this new place has to offer.

The kids as usual, never mind on kolo mee for their breakfast, so a bowl each for them.

Hubby also placed a side order for its mixed pork soup, which according to him, it was nice. He liked it.

Yours truly went for something different. Tomato crispy noodle. Taste-wise, it was fine. Not the best I have eaten but it was just alright for RM6.50.

There is another bigger food court at the other end but that place was very packed. Must be something good there. Maybe another day to check it out.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Miscellaneous Picture #82 : The route

Some photos to share with you when we drove from Kuching to Sibu. The lovely views we witnessed along the route mostly from Asajaya to Batang Lupar ferry stop.

We loved the morning sun when the day started to brighten up.

Big bright sun

On Sadong bridge

Fog in front

Reached the jetty

Lovely morning view

Batang Lupar river

In the ferry

The highway, still long way to go

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Before we leave

We spent 2 nights in Sibu. On the day before we were leaving for Kuching, we dropped by this old corner coffee shop for breakfast.

Wan Cafe (across the road from Premier) where an old couple busy preparing and serving their regular customers and anyone  waiting patiently enough to be served.

It was Sunday but maybe we were early or lady luck really was on our side. Not only we were able find a decent parking in front of Niichi boutique, but we were able to find good table at the crowded coffee shop. Strategic spot to watch the twosome doing their cooking.

My sil did the ordering and she recommended its lovely, warming Foochow-styled fish ball soup. 

Definitely could detect the fragrant Foochow red wine in the soup and I loved the hand-made fish balls. Not round like what we have outside.

Everyone except me had their white kampua. Big serving of the noodle. And I love that they used the ceramic crockery to serve customers.

As for yours truly, this Foochow stir-fried noodle was nice but I did have trouble finishing the whole plate of it.

After our delicious breakfast, we drove to the town centre to buy some kompia and goodies home. Don't ask me where, I forgot the name but it was the one at backlane of the old shops in Tiong Hua road.

Freshly baked kompia with sesame seeds topping but not enough for us to order so we drove over to Rejang Park to get some more of the plain, sweet type and with butter on top.

With full tummies and after bought all these goodies, we brought my sil and her daughter home, collected our luggages and headed back to Kuching.

We used the Sadong route where we needed to take 2 ferries (Batang Saribas, Pusa and Batang Lupar). Actually we spent an hour waiting for the ferries but overall, the driving only took us slightly over 5 hours to reach our destination.

A long journey but everyone enjoyed the time we had in Sibu. Don't know when we would be coming back.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

New Capital

We had a sumptuous dinner in this old, retro-like but well-known restaurant in town, New Capital Restaurant on Saturday night. Suituapui did posted on this restaurant and its specialty dishes few times, and lady luck was with me in this trip. An uncle of hubby invited us to dinner in this restaurant in the town centre.

It was hard to find parking and we were lost at first as unfamiliar with the route but we managed to find parking in front of Ambank and took a short walk to the restaurant.

Uncle has ordered the dishes firsthand so when we were seated, we were served with this delicious white and black fungus appetizer. It was delicious and it was easy to prepare. I believed they used the sesame dressing such as Kewpie for the dressing to the fungus. Maybe I could prepare it at home one day.

Their oil rice was unusual from what we usually served in Chinese restaurants. Fragrant and fluffy; we enjoyed it.

Their roasted pork belly was surprisingly good. But I enjoyed its stir Foochow fried noodle the most.

Their fried rice was equally tasty; well cooked with generous ingredients in it.

By this time, we were already half full but more food came to our table. I don't know what soup was this but I would named it the mushroom corn soup. Something like sea cucumber soup but I didn't find any sea cucumber in my soup and what we had was milder in taste.

Another amazing specialty dish of this restaurant was the deep-fried white pomfret. Crispy deep-fried flesh with sweet sour dressing.  It was so easy to eat as they have pre-cut the flesh.

And to balance all the carb and protein, we had 2 vegetable dishes. One was mixed vegetables (at back of the deep fried fish) that I didn't managed to take photo of. Another was this bean curds, mushrooms and green dish.

The soft bean curds was fried first before been added to the mushrooms and vegetable. I could only take one toufu as by now, I was too full to digest anymore.

I couldn't guess how much was our dinner but thanks to hubby's uncle for picking up the tab. It was totally an enjoyable feast. The restaurant itself was nostalgic, eluded the change of time. The food? Simply good.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Late lunch

I used to buy my lunch from this eatery during our 1.5 year stay in Sibu from 2013 to 2014. Sibu Thomson Corner in Jalan Pedada.

After our hearty kampua and mixed pork soup breakfast, we rested and spent few hours in my sil's house while hubby went out to "yam cha" with few old classmates of his. By the time he was back, it was almost 12 noon. But no one complained of hunger (because the kids were busy with gadgets), so we only decided to go out for a very late lunch around 2pm.

Thomson Corner came to our mind as we were sure that most eateries would close around 2pm.  And we wanted something fast as we would be having an early dinner that evening.

There was a crowd in Thomson Corner but we were still able to find a table in the shop for lunch. 

Hubby and sil each had its nasi lemak special (RM6.20 per plate).

I noticed a new dish on the menu. Sambal nasi ikan pattaya (RM8.00) so I picked that as my lunch. The sambal and fried rice pattaya were nice enough but nothing fancy abut the fried fish fillet.

My girl had its nasi ikan pattaya (RM6.20).

First day of SST implementation but luckily no tax in this eatery.