{3D2N @ Sibu} Day 2 Food-Hunting & Karaoke

May 4th, 2013 [Friday]

the ant wanna spend more time with the bestie before leaving tomorrow.

will prolly update this space after election day (which i’m super gancheong about btw! first time voting bah)

meanwhile, hop over to the facebook page and drool over the food she has had the past two days 😀

add her on Instagram (@constance.ant), she’s more active there. 🙂

and travel safe ya, if you’re heading home to vote.

ini kali lah!

it’s time to have a change for Malaysia! vote wisely ya everybuddy!

till then.

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OKAY I’M BACK TO PENANG!

and reunited with the lappie! 😀

so here goes the food i ate on Day 2 @ Sibu!

Tiong Hua Market @ Tiong Hua Road

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

woke up at 7am for brekkie!

the sky was so bright even at 6ish! i’ve left Sarawak for two years plus, so not used to such brightness at ungodly hour!

but it’s okay, i usually sleep less while travelling!

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this is a norm practice in Sarawak! they soak our eating utensil in hot water! for hygiene purpose.

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

sambals. the one in focus is for Sarawak Laksa while the one at the back was Loh Mee!

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

Jeng Jeng Jeng! Sarawak Laksa as brekkie!

the portion is larger than Thomson’s! and more liao (ingredients) as well. and it’s cheaper, RM 4 only!

it’s not as thick and creamy as Thomson’s. but my friend said that the quality is not consistent, as the broth is usually slightly thicker. however i thought this version is great for brekkie, when you don’t wanna take something heavy.

i really likey the sambal! it’s not overly-belacan!

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a typical Sarawak style brekkie 😀

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

complete with a 3 Layer Teh where the sugar at the bottom, milk, and tea as the main constituent!

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

my friend, SX and her mom had this, Loh Mee!

it’s different from Peninsular’s, what we get here is usually stickily gluey one, and this was watery one..

Lunchy @ SX’s

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and Aunty cooked me lunchy!

some of the highlights were..

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Aunty tapao-ed this Pek Kueh (white kuih) from Esan Cafe @ Rejang Park!

it was like char mee, but instead of mee, they use this Pek Kueh, which is rice cake. the texture is somewhat thick and chewy..

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

initially Aunty tapao-ed this for SX’s sis when we were brekkie-ing at the Tiong Hua Market, but she already had hers, so we had two Pek Kueh on the table!

this was way softer than the above one as we only ate it few hours later =.=

both were similar.. but there’s slight different in the ingredients they add in to char together, this latter one had black fungus, i thought it’s something new 😀 we don’t see that in our char kuey teow or char mee!

but based on STP’s bloggie, from the photos he posted here and here, apparently black fungus is not something unusual in Pek Kueh =.=

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

i rakishly mentioned about Ang Jiu Mee Sua in front of Aunty yesterday, and look, i can has it today 😀 and i had TWO huge bowls of it!

Aunty purposely cooked this for me *touched* i have already photographed the whole process, gimme some time to process the photos then i’ll post it as Ant Can Cook lol!

Aunty get her supply of good Ang Jiu (which the red is derived from red yeast rice) from her Sis-in-law! and i sipped both Ang Jiu bought from the market and the SIL supplies, the latter is more fragrant and more errrr smooth, easily glides down the throat! the one bought from market has a more complex, and sourish taste.

Ang Jiu is an important confinement food! just like our rice wine here. usually cooks with loads of ginger to repel wind from within!

Fish Culture Cafe @ beside Medan Mall

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

met up with Dom (my ex-homie at Penang) at this Fish Culture Cafe

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

which obviously is a dim sum eatery! the have wide variety of dim sum to choose from..

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak
Foo Chow Fish Balls

but we have only tiny rooms for a basket of fish balls as we were still full from lunchy!

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

it’s not your ordinary fish balls!

there’s broth and minced meat inside! i quite likey the balls, it’s springy and the meat was flavourful!

SX bought a packet of frozen balls back for her mom to try.

Leong Leong Cafe @ Rejang Park

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

and then we adjoined to Leong Leong Cafe for afternoon tea!

STP, you remember i told you this stall that sells both kampua and gong pia one? it’s Jing Jing Cafe, which located diagonally from Leong Leong! i remembered from the environment. but i don’t remember the taste anymore.

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

we had 六味汤 which was really ordinary..

and also

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

Rojak which has nothing to shout about either. our rojak here (as in Peninsular) is better, with more prevalent shrimp paste taste.

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

we also ordered Gong Pia, both wet and..

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

dry version!

i know they look really lonely being solitary. but we were really too stuffed with food already! couldn’t take in more..

although the wet one was more flavourful, i still preferred the dry version. i don’t like soggy food sorry!

and donnowhy the dry one is significantly smaller in size than the wet one. SX said it’s because it absorbed all the broth and expanded =.=

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soda made in Sarawak! borrowed from the lady bossie for photography purpose, didn’t try it. but my friends said it’s more or less like those important ones wo. i was somehow intrigued by the banana flavoured..

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SX, Dom & moi! 😀

the world is so small i tell you, SX was my roomie for three years back in Bint-ulu, while Dom was my homie for 1.5 years in Penang. and both of them are colleagues now at Sibu! how can the world be so small one!

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

and look! a rainbow! i see it as a good omen and indeed, my Sibu trip was really a good one! and i didn’t miss my flight!

and then i had dinner at SX’s together with the family members. and i had another two bowls of Ang Jiu Mee Sua! XD

we also had a this salt-baked fish dish, which was tapao-ed from the family restaurant! the fish was really soft and moist and yummy, surprisingly! it’s just salt and serai (stuffed inside the fish, to remove fishiness, i think)!

Karaoke @ Terminal (opposite of Fish Culture Cafe)

3D2N @ Sibu, Sarawak

we ended the night singing our lungs out at Terminal. the PA system wasn’t really great here and we could actually hear what’s next door singing =.=

we did had a good time nonetheless!

and tomorrow’s (May 4th) my last day at Sibu! 🙁 and also my last day to have Sarawak Laksa 🙁

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30 Comments

  1. Huai Bin

    May 6, 2013 at 01:59

    Eh wait I’m confused!

    Are you actually from Sibu? I always thought you’re in Penang! Did you come back to vote?

    We just missed each other in Sibu!
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 6, 2013 at 20:48

      =.= how could you confused!

      i’m Malaccan who currently studying in Penang! was studying at Bint-ulu last time and chanced upon STP’s bloggie one day! and the rest is history wtf 😛

      yala.. we just missed each other in Sibu! 🙁
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      1. Huai Bin

        May 8, 2013 at 14:14

        Oops! My bad. 🙂

        No worries, always next time! Need to bring you to Ta Kiong also!
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        1. Constance Ann

          May 8, 2013 at 18:05

          oh rest assured i’ll step foot on Sibu again! 😉
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  2. suituapui

    May 6, 2013 at 18:57

    She’s from Malacca, Huai Bin…now in Penang…was studying in Bintulu long ago when we first met. Flew back Saturday night and went straight back to Malacca to exercise her democratic right. Definitely not from Sibu.
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 6, 2013 at 20:52

      stepped foot on three different states that day!:D

      how can Huai Bin got confused eh =.= *rolled eyes*
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    2. Huai Bin

      May 8, 2013 at 14:15

      Yeah, I remember you telling me that, got confused by her post. 😀
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  3. suituapui

    May 7, 2013 at 06:45

    The laksa there is probably watered down to suit the local Foochow taste. We find that a lot here. I prefer Thomson or a couple of Malay stalls opposite Sanyan/Parkson – more to my taste.

    Black fungus, they say, is good for health – you can try goggling that. They’re ok…tasteless…no smell, not like seaweed.

    Did you bring any ang jiu home? Can’t get that over at your side…unless you make your own. So nice…. Yummmm!!!!

    Not a fan of Fish Culture…or Leong Leong but both are very popular – I’ve blogged about both these places. Always crowded. I guess different people have different taste – to each his own.
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 20:49

      the laksa tasted good actually, just not as creamy as Thomson’s! i was okay with it.. and the uncle served us was friendly, he knew i came from Semenanjung, he came over and ask how’s his laksa fair when we left! haha i told him i can’t get that here T___________T have to cook laksa myself to satiate my own craving :/

      i know black fungus is cook! just that we don’t usually see it in chu char here! so it’s kinda interesting to me haha

      aunty gave me a homemade ang jiu omg i felt so touched! but mami seized it T_________T how can liddis one!

      both Fish Culture & Leong Leong wasn’t really crowded when i was there! wanted to try the chicken chop next to Medan Mall which you recommended one, but haih my useless stomach couldn’t fit any food anymore 🙁 and the Anson! so crowded!
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  4. Yee Ling

    May 7, 2013 at 13:08

    Ooo…i miss Sarawak laksa. Never thought about that. Nvm…have to pester HB again.

    1. Huai Bin

      May 8, 2013 at 14:15

      I think Kuching has the best Sarawak laksa in Sarawak. 🙂

      Sibu isn’t famous for their laksa.
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      1. Constance Ann

        May 8, 2013 at 21:05

        haiyo Sibu is good enough to satiate my craving le 😀
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    2. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 21:04

      hallo Yee Ling!

      haha HB already took note of this! maybe he will cook you Sarawak Laksa one day? hehe
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  5. Melissa

    May 7, 2013 at 15:39

    I’ve nvr seen 六味汤 here. I duno why. It doesn’t look like a difficult to do thg.
    Ohh…those bottled drinks are interesting.
    “i was somehow intrigued by the banana flavoured..” <—Me too! I think I would only try that flavor :-p
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 21:29

      i thought 六味汤 is pretty normal tong sui that available everywhere? :/

      more interesting that it’s made in Sarawak! but too bad stomach didn’t allow me to stuff in any thing jor. too full!
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  6. ahlost

    May 8, 2013 at 12:17

    I’m as confused as HB.. you’re from Malacca.. but how come you vote in Sibu?? O.o hahahahaha.. wait.. i think i need to read more here 😛

    oh oh.. my first time voting too.. and i dirtied my whole hand O.o
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 21:34

      hallo ahlost!

      hope you’re not lost here 😛

      =.= y u so clumsy!
      she painted my finger heavily! but i cleverly avoid staining it on the ballot! and the whole process took less than 10mins! so efficient haha
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  7. Choi Yen

    May 8, 2013 at 13:02

    kompia drenched in soup? The kompia all become soggy dy…yucks!
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 21:36

      hallo Choi Yen!

      yay *high five*!

      i alsono likey soggy food la! dry one better!
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  8. suituapui

    May 8, 2013 at 21:20

    No black fungus in the pek koi here – I like this one…fried with canned clams in soy sauce. Told you about it but you did not go… Have to wait one or two years now…
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 8, 2013 at 21:39

      eh this one unlike other char pek kueh! it’s clear type! haiyo missed it jor.. but it’s okay, it gives me an excuse to revisit Sibu again! just that donno when la 🙁
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  9. Eugein

    May 9, 2013 at 18:54

    为什么你拍食物的照片可以这么厉害?即使最简单的福州鱼丸都让看到我肚子咕咕叫,好令人生气噢!!XDD
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 13, 2013 at 14:49

      谢谢夸奖啦!嘻嘻!

      那福州鱼丸真的很不错!他家的点心也很多选择,可惜肚子不争气,吃不下 =.=
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  10. cibol

    May 9, 2013 at 20:28

    how come STP never bring to any of these places mentioned above? Double standard kah? Lol!
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    1. suituapui

      May 11, 2013 at 05:29

      You came to Sibu, never contacted me, Cibol…only saw photos of the food you ate here. there and everywhere on Facbook… Not enough friend lah like that!!!! Not like Annant, so sweet and so nice.
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    2. Constance Ann

      May 13, 2013 at 14:50

      ooopps! STP merajuk sudah! haha
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  11. missyblurkit

    May 14, 2013 at 13:24

    I love ang chiu mee suah…can’t really get good ones in KL unless a friend is in her confinement period. LOL…then I tumpang makan:D
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    1. Constance Ann

      May 14, 2013 at 22:47

      what we usually get here is rice wine.. but my friend’s mami was really nice she gave me a huge bottle to be brought back! but my mami seized it =.= tsk

      speaking of confinement food, i likey zhu geok chou MOOORE!

  12. {3D2N @ Sibu} Day 3 Last Day of Food Hunting | AntzWorLd

    July 9, 2013 at 21:41

    […] it was almost four years ago since i last stepped foot on Sibu! and i must say Sibu has certainly developed a lot especially the airport! and also the addition of Giant & Daesco! road also smoother i heard. last time, i dined more in Cafes and Restaurant, this time around, my one and only request to Xiang the ex-roomie was, Sarawak Laksa everyfreakingday idoncare! so far wish granted, i had laksa for the past two days which you can read about here and here […]

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