: : Formal Lunch : :

About a few weeks ago, I went to attend a function at the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Hall. Well, not in the hall itself but in the function room. From the picture, you can tell that it was a very grand room and very formal as well.

On each table, there was a food warmer. There are tea candles at the bottom heating up the water in the middle, causing steam to rise up and gently head the small plates on top that has food on them.

Now this is the cold starter dish. Looks tempting doesn’t it? See if you can match the pickled chilli jellyfish, baby octopus, prawn and fruit salad and some fish cake rolls. The only problem was that because the food warmer was already in the middle, we had to squeeze in this cold dish plate to the side.

Also served as Double Boiled Kampung Chicken (Free Ranged Chicken) with Ginseng and Dry Scallops Soup. Yes, in the midst of all the bird flu situation, I went and took this. Why? Because it’s properly cook and at that time, no cases in Sarawak. Even to this day, there’s none. So, I thought, why not? And I’m still alive today. :p

Finally the main dishes. The middle was Yam Fried Rice in Lotus Leaf (glutinuous rice is used). The fish was Garoupa cooked in Assam Sauce. Another chicken dish known as Meisan Roasted Chicken. And the vegetable is one of the traditional Sarawakian dishes : Fried Midin with Garlic.

Who was the caterer? Holiday Inn Kuching. Surprise? Actually, their food is actually quite good IF IF IF you eat the Meisan Chinese Restaurant. The Coffee House is not so nice.

And I ate this before the start of my diet. What caused me to go on a diet was the picture afterwards. LOL! It scared me so much that I decided to go and lose some weight. So, that was that.

: : Kuching International Airport woes: :

Poor fish fish had her umbrella “misplaced” by an MAS staff at the Kuching Internation Airport recently. And after she was lending it to him. Hopefully, she didn’t get wet from the rain.

I guess it doesn’t help with this still hanging in the air. So, I need to be extra careful myself when I go through the airport next week when flying back to Miri.

BTW, that airport has a high theft rate so always good to be alert for snatch thieves. It happens fairly often at that airport. Even if it’s no less different from any other airport, still the impression does last.

Next week, back in Miri for a month long break. And hopefully with more postings (very famous last words).