Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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Monday, June 18, 2007
my fav Laksa, good to the last drop
Our Laksa come and we devour every single drop of the soup. The soup is full in flavor but not too thick as in murky and the bee hoon is just springy and not soggy. The bean sprouts are crunchy and the prawns are fresh. Just perfect to go with the rest of the Laksa. Not forgetting is the belacan and lime to accompany with the soup. I always mixed everything up and have my way down to the last drop. All in all, it cost just RM3.50 per bowl and worth everything single cent. What can I ask for more?
after all the Laksa, this is the way to wash it down with, a perfect compliment
Friday, June 15, 2007
After all the travelling around, I finally got my break of staying put where I belong most, my hometown Kuching. Since I got the time to catch up with old friends back home, I was delighted that I got to try out something new in Kuching. It was a wet night when we decided to go for dinner at this little restaurant called Shalom. Shalom means hello in Hebrew by the way. The place is just opposite Acer services and repair centre at Green Height commercial area next to the BDC roundabout.
the whole place by ourselves
When we were there, they aren’t any costumers around since the place is catered mostly to the office workers around that area. It’s good also so that we can have the whole restaurant to ourselves. The interior is all while from the floor to the ceiling including the furniture used. It’s like stepping into a hospital clean ward.
The signature dish here is their homemade Rojak from Bintangor. The sauce are homemade and the difference between a normal Rojak and the Bintangor Rojak is the homemade ‘kueh’ that they put inside instead of the usual ‘yew cha kueh’. The ‘kueh’ is made of flour and other stuff like long beans and anions. The combination of the sauce and all the other ingredients is just nice for an appetizer or snack. Make sure you ask for a lot of peanuts as dressing. We ordered two plates and still got room for our mains.
mui chai noodle soup
We had a very traditional Foochow dish called ‘mui chai’ noodle soup. It’s kinda sour in taste that makes you want to eat it more and more. One of my friends complained that it’s not sour enough and asked for more vinegar. Just can’t imagine how much sourness she can take.
Golden taste fried rice
Next is golden taste fried rice which looks a lot like Pattaya fried rice to me. It’s basically fried rice with anchovies covered with an omelette on top. Taste like a Chinese version of Pattaya fried rice to me though.
Bangkok fried kueh tiaw
We skip this into our last dish which is Bangkok fried kueh tiaw. Normal fried kueh tiaw with sambal sauce and lots of bean sprouts and sausages. The kueh tiaw has a nice textured that I like and the sambal sauce goes well with the whole thing. Just the right spiciness and we finished the whole plate clean.
Bintangor orange juice
Not forgetting, we also had their Bintangor orange juice since Bintangor are famous for their small oranges. The whole meal cost us around RM39 which considered being reasonable since we had two plates of rojak and 4 mains. One important point here is, no matter where or what you eat, the place and food will be great if you have a great company with you around. That’s what I experience at Shalom.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
canteen on stilts over the lake
sloping hills, green grass, peaceful lake
i think Jack Sparrow' Black Pearl just crashed underneath the suspension bridge
no fishing here
hike up the hill and you'll be rewarded with THE VIEW
The many ponds are filled with varieties of fish and you can buy pieces of bread to feed them from the canteen. Although there are many fishes around, fishing is prohibited here but that doesn’t mean that you got nothing to do here. Hike up the hills to the top and enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sibu and beyond or cross the suspension bridge over the lake. By the time you finished all the trails, you can just relax and have a glass of cool refreshing drink at the canteen.
relax at the canteen after a long hike
sunset at Bukit Aup
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wisma Sanyan (a shopping mall and office block) on the right and RH Hotel (where we stayed) on the left
our hotel room on the 10th floor overlooking the swimming pool
the view from our room - the Rajang River and Sibu Town Square
Sibu town on a Saturday afternoon - slow and easy
Our hotel is just next to Wisma Sanyan and it’s a new and modern hotel. Decoration is simple yet elegant. From our room, we could see the Rajang River (longest river in Malaysia) and also the Sibu Town Square. Big and small ships plying the mighty river carrying logs (the source of income for Sibu) over the murky water.
Tua Pek Kong pagoda by the river
suspension bridge at Bukit Aup
sunset view from the top of the hill at Bukit Aup
the famous Banana Jelly at Tanahmas Hotel - sweet and cooling
the place to come for kompia and kam pua mee - situated at Rejang Park next to the old cinema
i like my kampua mee in black sauce with wanton - Yummy!
oven baked kompia with meat stuffing - crispy on the outside, soft juicy meat inside
kompia with meat sauce - just like eating buns dipped in meat sauce
the place to buy freshly baked kompia and other local pastry (have to squeeze and be brave to shout) - next to the night market in town
the different types of local pastry that were sold at Seng Kee
Cafe cafe is a nice hangout place for youngster - nice staff and food - situated next to the Chinese Pagoda overlooking the river
During our stay here, we visited the Chinese Pagoda, Bukit Aup, stuffed our self with lots of ‘kompia’, ‘kam pua mee’ and other goodies. It was an enjoyable trip and we are planning our next trip back as we drove back another 6 hours to Kuching.
the express boat jetty - take these to Kapit area