You must remember that for people like us who are beginning to slowly edge towards the uncle & auntie phase, having supper outside late at night is already a party ok.
It's one of those hawker food that opens late into the night - simple & yet so fulfilling, & you'll never know whether it's the environment or the food itself that makes it taste so good.
We were lucky to have such wonderful hosts in JB. Kah Fei & his wife were there from the moment we stepped out of the airport. They were very gracious, whenever we open our mouths, they made sure they'd put something in there.
So, obviously the next morning before we departed for Singapore, there was a breakfast party.
It looks like one of those mom & pop kopitiam from yesteryears when the televisyen set had no colour yet, & West Malaysia was half an hour behind Sarawak in time.
This looks like mom & pop, but over the years they've become gramps.
This shop is so old that they don't even know nuts about modern child labour laws.
Nolah, I'm sure this must have been their loving grandaughter helping up with the shop.
And this must be their filial daughter-in-law.
And this must be the uncle who makes great drinks. They keep him at a distance in a box.
Most of the food here is your everyday Malaysian breakfast.
Again, it's the simplicity here that is most happening. You can easily have two plates of everything here.
But you know, I haven't getten to the best part yet. THIS, is the real reason why we came here.
This is where the PARTY is at -Otak Daging Ikan & Otak Kepala Ikan. Literally, the direct translation of this will shock you to death - Fish Meat Brains & Fish Head Brain.
Actually, it's just fish cakes.
These are the most succulent otak-otak I've ever had.
But then again, I've almost never had them in Kuching ever before. Heheheheh.
And then at one of those special moments in time, I turned over to Nee & said, 'Wow, it'd be nice if you can make these. mmmmmm.'