: : RC’s Hands : :
Joke of the night
Not my hands but RC’s….
He is a GUY!!
Sorry Jia but it seriously was so funny.
: : Sarawak Laksa : :
Went out this evening to get steph’s sambal laksa (laksa paste) to make the famous Sarawak Laksa. This particular brand is the best tasting one in the whole Sarawak. Good laksa hawker stalls always use his paste. Sad to say that it’s only available in Kuching. When I used to live in Miri with my parents, we used to ‘order’ from whoever was coming up from Kuching.
Right, trying to recall what my father told me about the manufacturer. It’s a family-owned business somewhere in Green Road. They’ve been making laksa for a really long time. They used to run the St. Joseph school canteen where it first became famous. It’s a bit more expensive now compared to before but still very much so affordable.
It’s available in 300 g and 600 g packaging. I got the packets from a Chinese grocery shop called Goh Say Lak along Green Road. A bit far to travel from my home in Tabuan Jaya but it’s kinda difficult to hunt around Kuching looking for this particular brand as there are limited stock available. The shopkeeper amuses me : looks like a typical Chinaman with shorts and T-shirts and yet has a very polished English accent.
Here is a closeup of the packet. Yep, pitch dark brown. Can’t eat the ingredients though. The paste is boiled in water to extract out the delicious flavour. Then, drain the water and add coconut milk in it. Cholesterol, cholesterol, cholesterol. Behind the white label, there are instructions on how to cook the paste but Daddy dearest has a better recipe. Okay, I’m biased. So what? ;p He’s good at it and his laksa parties in Miri are famous.
The laksa stall at Tabuan Jaya makes a mean soup. My favourite. Other locations are the stall in front of Maybank Office in town, the coffeeshop in Sekama Road (can’t remember which one, sorry), coffeeshop next Grand Continental Hotel (mornings only!! it’s that popular). Then again, Hilton Hotel’s laksa soup is good as well but pricey at RM14 (US$3.67) but available the whole night (I think). For Sarawakians in KL, there’s a place in Bangsar that sells Sarawak Laksa. Can’t remember the name though. I just remembered it was along the same row as Coffee Bean but further up. Has throw pillows on the floor. Heard that it’s a bit pricey.
Okay, have ranted and raved enough about Sarawak Laksa. Gotta go. Enjoy it people.
: : Thompson Corner, Tabuan Jaya : :
Running a bit late today. Got distracted at Josie’s Dollz having a little bit of fun. It’s a gal thing when it comes to playing with dolls. :p
Lunch was at Thompson Corner, Tabuan Jaya, again. A popular lunchspot. Found a site showing the front of Thompson Corner, Tabuan Jaya but it hang my PC so decided not to put the link up until I check it out at the office.
Hong Kong Mee
Hmm… slightly different today from previous visit. Guess they had veggie today. The crispy mee become ‘un-crispy’ when soak in the gravy. Wonder if one can get this type of mee overseas? It’s easy to make the gravy. Use a little bit of cornstarch to make it slightly thick or just simmer it until it thickens. Non-halal stall though.
Fried Kway Teow with Taugeh
Taugeh is bean sprouts. Goes great with the kway teow. I think they only added kway teow, taugeh and egg. No meat. Cheap : RM2.50 (US$0.65). I can see raised eye-brows everywhere. ^_^
Ever had porridge cooked in a claypot? Well, for first timers, be prepared for a slightly burnt after taste if it’s not done properly. And yes, the egg is raw but will be partially cook over time.
One of the local herbal drinks. Translation : snake water. Surprise? There isn’t any real snake in it although someone once mentioned to me that it was wheatgrass. Doubt it. Again, RC couldn’t wait for to drink it before letting me take the pic. Typical. :p
That’s all from lunch today.