: : Drinks & Snacks : :

Rushing to get some blank CD-Rs when I saw this tempting thirst quencher. Looks similar to the one in Petaling Street, in front of Popular Bookstore.

Air Mata Kuching

Couldn’t resist getting one as it was a pretty hot and humid afternoon. The gals at the counter were a bit suspicious when I ask them if I could take picture.

Gal : What for?

Me : For fun.

Gal : …

The jug!

Quickly took some pictures before she could say no. Notice the mispelled spelling? Supposed to be Kucing. Mata Kucing is a local fruit that looks like a smaller version of longan. Translation : Cat’s Eye. Probably does look a bit like the cat’s eye. The flesh of the fruit is firmer and the skin of the seed doesn’t stick onto the flesh like longan does. This juicy, delicious, thirst-quencher is so cheap! Only RM1 (US$0.26)!! And the only ingredients are the mata kucing fruit, brown sugar and water! Yum!

This stall is located outside Wisma Wan, Tabuan Jaya, just outside the Big Fresh Supermarket. Does a whopping business but not as good as the one in KL. Heard that the one in KL (where they serve the mata kucing with sea coconut) was checked by Inland Revenue and now has to pay taxes! I seriously need to get an interactive map of Kuching up soon. One day.

Chai Tau Po

Well, since I was going to buy some CD-Rs, also stop by the timbang place to get some junk food. This time, bought some chai tau po. It’s actually made from a type of white carrot that is……errr… hmmm….. tough? stretchy? springy? rubbery? It’s all those things but tastes great as well. This one was shredded, preserved in sugar and dyed in red. Bought too much : 100 g. Will be eating it over the next few days. Was tempted to take pictures of the timbang place but decided not too. The gals would freak out. Will do it another day when I go with friends. Besides, a lot of postings up on Sunday already.

: : You pomelo, me orange : :

For pomelo lovers!

You have to try this out! It’s a cross between a pomelo and an orange. Taste sweet like a pomelo and slightly sour and tangy like an orange! Gotta take a pic of the opened fruit once it’s ripe. Takes forever to be ripe. 1/4 the size of a ripe pomelo. Have yet to see it in the market. Then again, I HATE going to the wet market. Can’t stand the smell.

Pomelo-Orange Fruit

The fruit!

BTW, pic was from Granny’s garden. She got the plant from the chap that cuts our grass every month. There is also a humongous rambutan tree at the back. Anyone for rambutans? Bears fruit in November / December. If it doesn’t rain too much. Totally organic and no pesticide sprayed on.

: : Granny’s Cooking : :

Does this look good or what?

Maggi Mee : Curry Flavour

It’s actually Maggi Mee : Curry Flavour with chicken sausages with chai sim.

1st intrepetation

My Granny rocks!

2nd intrepetation

Running out of inspiration for postings!

3rd intrepetation

It’s Sunday so have a bit more time to blog. Got more pics too.

: : SoHo, Pandungan : :

SoHo : Back Alley

Okay, a bit more clearheaded today. Went out to SoHo after dinner last night with BJ, Tiger and some other friends.

SoHo is a pub along Pandungan Road, very near to Holiday Inn Kuching and Crowne Plaza. It’s actually facing one of the many Kuching City statues. Drinks are reasonable and music to good. Service could improve but it’s great just sitting outside and chit chatting with friends. It’s also a restaurant where the food is tasty but we didn’t eat there. I love the spaghetti carbonary and kalamari squid. Yum. However, the restaurant closes at 10 p.m. and that includes hot snacks. They still serve peanuts and ikan billis (salted anchovies) until closing time.

Had a shot of vodka lime but took it too fast. So, was sleepy after that. Plus, it was so bloody hot. Should have gone to Monsoon instead where the breeze from the riverbank is more cooling.

Took a few more shots. Then, we all left at about 11:00 p.m. Early night? Yeah, too many things to do tomorrow. Same for everyone else.

Specky : Wena and Jac (female!)

Outside the aircon area, by the alley

Fairy lights