Monday, May 21, 2018

They are here

I am surprised to find that this supermarket from Sibu is opening soon in MJC Batu Kawa. The new shop lots opposite the Batu Kawa Petronas station. The shops have been underwent renovation for weeks and expecting to open soon.

They are taking the whole stretch of shops at the back while 2-3 shop lots in the front that facing the main road.

I had vivid memory of this supermarket as it was the very first supermarket that we visited and bought our necessity when we moved to Sibu back in 2013. Everwin in Jalan Pahlawan. And after years, they are here to compete with our local supermarkets that situated in MJC; namely Everrise, Choice Daily and H&L. Not forgetting the hypermarket, Emart which is few minutes drive away on the other side of the road.

Not so far from this new supermarket (facing the main road) is this newly opened food court, 38 Food Street. They have few food courts around Kuching and one of them that we have been to was in Stutong last year.

One thing I remembered about the Stutong branch was it was well maintained and clean.

And now with it so near to our house, we have to go to this MJC outlet last week to check its stalls out. A very huge food court, occupying 5 shop lots.

It was a long weekend here with Thursday and Friday have been declared state holidays. We were here last Thursday but oh boy! The place was full with patrons.

Many stalls operate in this large food court. They occupied few shop lots. Finally, we have a decent food court in MJC! Price-wise, I thought it is slightly expensive than other places.

I had Sarawak laksa that morning. RM8 for the normal portion. The bowl was big and the laksa only filled up half of the bowl. Taste-wise, it was so so.

RM8 normal Sarawak laksa

Jan went for ayam penyet. Not so 'penyet' to me. It was more of a fried chicken rice with no spices detected.

RM9 ayam penyet rice

My health-conscious man had lui cha for breakfast. He didn't take much of the bitter soup but overall, it was acceptable. They served with brown rice.

RM6 lui cha

Last to arrive on the table was my boy's kampua. It took quite sometime for it to be served. His only came after we finished our food. Big portion of white kampua with sliced pork and dumplings. 

RM5 kampua

And if you are wondering why I didn't mentioned Jamie here, it was because he had school that morning and didn't joined us for breakfast. Assessment tests started that Thursday. If he came along, I wouldn't be able to enjoy other food as I needed to order something that he can eat to share with him. ^^

We will definitely come back here to try food from other stalls. We are spoiled with many food choices here but one must try and see if the food is good and worth the price or not.


  1. First time I've seen that supermarket.

  2. I never try lui cha before, as I worry I might not like it..

  3. Your post title sounds like an Alien movie, lolx!

  4. Well, you've got another place to go shopping :)

  5. They've opened one big one in Selangau too. I can't stand how they play such loud music at this supermarket so I hardly ever go. Ear-splitting! Dunno how the workers can tahan the whole day.

  6. The foodcourt looks clean and the Supermarket looks very big

  7. Wow, you must be overwhelmed, dear! xoxo

  8. Long time I haven't eaten lui cha!

  9. Plenty of food there to enjoy, ya?

  10. This is not the first time I heard that the Ayam Penyet was not penyet. Wakakakaka
    I need to ask my Malay friends again how the Ayam Penyet should be. I saw one stall where they used a chopper to smash the crispy chicken until penyet. Others didn't do that smashing.

  11. Quite pricey. The price can match those in KL.

  12. Yeah.. I hate that about some ayam penyet sellers - misleading! Have never heard of this supermarket yet :)

  13. Oh yes I have saw this supermarket before at sibu. Its seems like a nice place to buy things. I am from Sibu and recently I have move to KL. Is there any info on cheap and professional plumbing services provided here? I hope there are sharing about this to solve my problems. Nice blog and nice post. Keep writing :D