So fast CNY has over. But my mind still stuck in this festive season lar. Can’t CNY be 1 month? hehe….
HB and I often travel few days earlier before the CNY to avoid the crowd and also the expensive air fare.
While most of my friends were at work, I say goodbye to KL. Making many of them feel envious :-p soli lor….
We missed the cheap fare which fly directly to Sibu. Therefore we took the alternative way by going to Kuching then from there took another flight to Sibu in the late afternoon. Alex’s friend, Frankie who is in Kuching brought us here for the nice Sarawak Laksa. I also had a bowl of “Tian Miang Ngu” which look like our ‘min fun kou’ but they taste differently.
Frankie also brought us to this place selling lots of Kek Lapis (Sarawak Layer Cakes). Here, you can sample varieties of kek lapis for free. Very attractive isn’t it? But some are quite dry. I did not buy much, because Alex said MIL has ordered alot for the CNY. I still have those cakes in my fridge ler…next year kena tell MIL not to buy so much for us edi 😉
When I reached Sarikei, what I must eat the following day is the Kampua Noodle! I do know there some people in West Malaysia prefer Wantan Mee over this. For me…I think I like both of them also la..cos they are different!
Also not forgetting the Kolok Mee. I will never miss having both of them!
Although Sarikei is famed for its pineapple, but I seldom eat. Too cooling for me. Trust me..the pineapples there are very sweet!
Other then pineapple, Sarikei is also famed for its pepper. Have you seen a real pepper plant? I meant before they were process. I often come back to buy their pepper. And I noticed each time I buy, the price also increased 😦
A day before eve of CNY, followed MIL to a CNY bazaar at Nyelong.
It was a wet CNY. Luckily the rain stopped while on our way to the bazaar and I noticed this rainbow. I feel joyful each time I sees a rainbow.
Beautiful orange sky at about 7pm.
Have you ever seen this kind of dish served in a fast food outlet? Yes..you can only get this from Sugarbun Sarawak! I also never fail patronizing this place whenever I return Sarikei. I seldom order the burger but will normally order the fried chicken with their special rice.
On one afternoon, we skipped lunch and felt hungry later. So, MIL steamed these plump and meaty ‘siew mai‘.
Family reunion dinner. Some of it are bought from restaurant and some are prepared at home. Too much of food, we couldn’t finish all.
People were launching Kongming Deng (Sky Lantern).
It was like a fireworks competition on eve of CNY. Watched them for free. Unfortunately I sprained my knee when I was running back home when a firework at our neighborhood went haywire. *so dangerous* 😦
As usual, we will go friends house visiting (pai nien) on first day of CNY, after having a bowl of mee suah.
Time flies…its time for me to return to my own hometown. I traveled back on 2nd day of CNY. Beautiful sky leading my way to Sibu airport.
Before traveling back…I want to have these for my breakfast! Kampua, pig’s liver soup and bien nuk! Will miss them for several months lu…
MIL knows I like midin. She bought a few bunch for me (they are nicely wrapped in layers of newspaper) and that night we had stir fry midin (cooked with garlic, ginger & red rice wine) for dinner.
For more food photos and places in Sarikei, do refer to my previous post:-
22 thoughts on “My Trip Back to Sarikei for CNY 2013”
Wow foods . Yummy . Always make me drool when seeing foods pic . OMG !
Never been to Sibu before , so wanna plan to go for a visit one day . kekekeke
What is “Midin” ??? I can’t figure out seeing yr pic . Is this available in KL .
Thanks Mel for sharing yah 🙂
Jen – Food and lifestyle there may differ from KL. Midin is a type of fern. KL only can get pucuk paku. Slightly different from this. This is how it looks before cooking. “ 😉
DIDN’T KNOW YOU’RE MARRIED! *GULP!*
i have tasted most of these food *smirk* what i miss the most are Sarawak laksa and Midin! and also Umai! oh and Kek Lapis 😀
you all serve kek lapis during cny ar?
LOL! Nvm…now you know. 🙂
Yawor…every house I go oso serve kek lapis :-p
heheh, yeah, i miss the CNY holiday season. now it’s all hard work until the next stretch of public holidays, which seems to be many months away. arghh!!! 😀 nice-looking food. i don’t think i’ve ever tried midin before, but i think i’d like it! 😀
Aiyooo…..long way more to the next PH lar… *sigh
Yeap…I think you will like midin! 😉
Ya…I like the tilapia with rice at Sugar Bun too but my favourite is still the fish burger. Yum! Yum! Hmmmm…food porn! So nice, the food in Sarikei…and you did not stop in Sibu – I’m sure you’d explode…all the nice things to eat here….not like Seremban hor? Muahahahahaha!!!!!
Wokay…hope next visit can have sometime in Sibu…
LOL! Cannot say like dat la….Seremban oso has many nice food wan…
So much CNY cookie, nice lah. I kinda miss eating them all, although it makes me fat haha!
Wahhh…..I also like CNY cookies! Talking about pineapple tarts, peanut cookies…they are my favorite! 😉
Aha…I see I see…would you like to take your Sarawak adventure deeper even though you are from Sarikei? I love the taste of Sarikei pineapple. Coiling an refreshing especially those really sweet ones!
Next time try this out! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pakej-Percutian-Sabah-Sarawak-Travel
I remember I had midin every meal when I traveled at Sarawak 🙂
Choi Yen – every meal?? won’t be too cooling(leong) ar? Do you like eating it?
As usual your food posts make me miss Malaysia. I remember my last CNY there was in Klang ang the fireworks are amazing, we have to fire our own fireworks and its like war at ground zero. Very exciting, very festive
Ray….perhaps you should make a trip to Malaysia again 😉
I reckon festive are more merrier in rural area compared to cities.
Gosh… I miss Sarawak Layer Cakes! I tried once bought by my colleague and they were quite delicious! Can’t get good ones in KL.
Chong – ya…agreed! Can’t get nice ones in KL. Becos they are made by machines n its not so fresh edi.
you make me wanna fly there now! lol
lots of nice food there… now all I need to do is plan a trip there….love yr pics… very full of heart & soul… 😀
Thanks Food Dreams.
Over there you can try many food which we hardly get it here in KL.
Such yummy photos. 🙂
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