Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Small Coconut

One would not miss this big signboard at 38 Food Street, MJC

Small Coconut, another outlet opened by Big Coconut in Hui Sing. I have never been to Big Coconut outlet although heard good reviews of its Western delight. Even my sis enjoyed the food there and recommended me to try.

So when Small Coconut opened a stall in 38 Food Street, there isn't any reason not to try it anymore.

With my Western food lover (Jan, of course) we went on one fine day.

Nothing but fish & chips for my girl. She would never get bored of it. RM10 for her fish & chips with fries, coleslaw and dipping sauce. Not tartar sauce, it was more like thousand island dipping to me. I prefer tartar sauce to go for fish & chips.

My sis asked me to try its grilled chicken chop, so I really ended up with it. Also RM10, I got a nicely grilled chicken chop with fries, coleslaw and mushroom sauce.

I liked that they served the mushroom sauce seperately instead of pouring on the chicken chop, making the fries all soggy and inedible.

I poured some of the sauce on my chop which I liked as it gave some taste to the grilled chop. The meat wasn't dry and tough. Overall, I was happy with it. RM10 only. I couldn't expect much but it was a nice lunch, I had to admit.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Miscellaneous Picture # 87: Feels like spring

We may not have 4 seasons here but it sure feels like spring in certain parts of Kuching, which are showered and decorated by beautiful white and pink blooms. 

Hubby also sent few photos while he was in Barcelona, so I wish to share a couple of spring photos from there with you. 

Beautiful blooms

Another lovely, pink flowering tree

Flower carpet

A vibrant Japanese rose showing off in my garden

Spring in Barcelona

Hubby in Barcelona

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Spring season

It is going to be a long weekend over here as tomorrow is Good Friday and then followed by schools are off next Monday to observe Easter Monday. 

Last Saturday, we went to Aeon Mall Kuching Central for a walk and shopping. They have their spring season decoration up and everything was so floral and vibrant.  

A short post today before the long weekend, so I am wishing everyone a Blessed and Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter! Wishing you peace, joy, love and happiness!! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Still the one

It is becoming a routine to dine in Topspot at least once a month for us. We did so for few months now. We did enjoyed our dinner there. 

The latest visit was 2 Sundays ago. A dinner treat for a couple, friends of hubby. No 25 Bukit Mata stall was our choice, it was still the one that stand out among the rest, in our opinion. 

We bought over a semah fish weighing over a kilo to treat our friends. It has been in our freezer since CNY. To enjoy such big delicacy, I guess it was more fun to enjoy and share with more people. I seldom cook big fish at home, worry we can't finish it and the kids don't eat much of it.

We requested for simple steaming for such exquisite freshwater fish, a cousin fish to the more famous and expensive empurau ('the unforgetable' or 'wang bu liao' in Chinese) . 

Our friends sang praises of the fish (their first taste of such fish), how smooth and sweet the flesh was. Glad that they enjoyed it.

We also had the big head prawns which were cooked with peppercorn, so it was a spicy and peppery dish. 

Long time I didn't have these molluscs. Local calls it tekoyong insap or siput sedut, it takes practice to be able to suck and eat the snails. 

I didn't take photos of all the dishes as I posted them before. Dishes such as oyster omelette (o'chien), claypot braised toufu and stur-fried midin with garlic. 

We also had sticks of lambs and beef satays from the satay stall. 

Our friends were good to pass these souvenir that they bought in their recent visit to New Zealand. Thank you and it was wonderful meeting you over dinner. 

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Feed us lunch

We dropped by Ah Nien Seafood for lunch before heading back home. As the same as our previous visit, we left everything to him to cook and feed us lunch. After all the beach, we were pretty famished by then. 

So the owner immediately busied himself in the kitchen and in a short while, he came out with our first dish.

Fried fish was so tasty that we couldn't get enough of it.

And so was its fried squids. Very tasty, very nice.

We bought a kilo of crabs in Telok Melano prior to coming here so we asked the stall owner to cook for us. He served some with this stir fried vegetables. 

And the balance, he cooked with eggs, chillies and peppercorn. The crabs were sweet and fresh.

Our lunch was RM99 plus drink. After we were well fed with all the delicious seafood, we drove back home which took us almost 2 hours as the road was packed with heavy vehicles and work in progress along the way. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

A stop for breakfast

We reached Sematan town around 830am. The morning sun was warm and nothing but clear blue sky greeted us. Sematan, a quiet town with not many people around. 

The view of the jetty with low tide. 

We decided to have our breakfast in the Malay hawker stall centre (opposite the jetty) before proceed with our journey to Telok Melano. 

Not many people at the hawker stall centre and after walking around, we took a table and ordered our breakfast. 

I spotted a stall selling the roti telur goyang (literally translated as shaking egg toast) and I felt like having that, so I ordered one to try.

Roti telur goyang RM3

Somehow it didn't turned out as I anticipated. Don't looked as enticing as in the picture. The egg yolks were overly cooked. Not runny. Goyang? I don't know which part should be "goyang" though. Maybe the egg white. Lol.

Other than sharing the toast with Jamie, we also had this plate of fried mee hoon. Luckily it wasn't big serving as I was already full from eating the toast. 

Hubby and the other kids had their share of beef fried noodle with egg on top. Theirs looked more delicious and hearty.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Discovering Telok Melano

This was where it all began. Where a highway was built on. A secluded village with  a beautiful beachline.  Opening for public use recently, this road comnecting Telok Melano village to Sematan stretch of Pan Borneo Highway.

We went for a day trip to Telok Melano in Sematan last Saturday. Slightly more than 1.5 hours drive along the Pan Borneo Highway, not included the time we stopped for breakfast along the way. We reached the 0km of the Pan Borneo destination.

Initially planned to do so over the school holiday but hubby was busy on both weekends and I wasn't well on the day we planned to go. So we postponed to the following weekend.

It was a warm morning. We started off with very foggy drive but when the morning set in, the fog cleared and we had a nice countryside view.

Lovely view of the mountain. I believe that is where the Tanjung Datu national park is located.

The junction to Telok Melano was on the right side, along the way to Sematan. New road so it was a very nice and smooth drive.

At the end of the highway was Telok Melano. We spotted some canopies where trade ministry organised some exhibition and sales booth.

We hurriedly walked to the beach. The others could not wait to hit the sea. Yours truly just enjoyed herself taking photographs and sun bathing on the beach. 

We spent a good 2 hours on the beach. A fun Saturday discovering a new place.