Sarikei road trip with Autumn

road trip

It’s the long Merdeka Day weekend and it was decided that a road trip is due to bring Autumn to check out the legendary Big Prawn Assam Noodles in Sarikei. She hasn’t tried it before and it’s a public holiday so down we went. We got some much needed rations for the one hour drive down – this is Autumn’s favorite vegetable crackers.


She was tempting me during the drive down…


…with various different crackers


…from a repertoire of herbivore food


…like carrots

long beans

…and long beans. It’s really hard to drive with someone feeding me random bits of vegetables. The long beans threw me off a little due to the phallic shape too. πŸ˜‰

oat congee

We stopped at the intersection before Sarikei to have some food since it was already past lunchtime. This is mixed oat congee (from a can) which tastes better than it sounds. We’ve been eating this for lunch for quite a while now.

congee inside

It’s really good, comes with a folded plastic disposable spoon and is full of constipation solutions (otherwise known as “fiber”).

me eating

I’m not a big fan of Healthy Stuff (TM) but I have been having a host of health issues lately (not just ED, but constipation to boot :p) so I’m trying to get more fiber into my diet.

me autumn

Anyway, after the brunch inside my car, we weren’t really that hungry anymore so we walked around Sarikei town and did a bit of the tourist camwhoring thing. There’s not much to do in Sarikei except walk around the (only) supermarket – Ngiu Kee.


After an hour or two of this, the QAG 4114 arrived at Glory Cafe and parked in its usual spot – right in front of a yellow fire hydrant. πŸ˜‰ Oh, this is becoming something of a recurring joke.


Autumn was a bit apprehensive about the Big Prawn Assam Tom Yam Noodles, but after a sampling of the rich broth, she was sold.


It turns out that Autumn is really good at peeling the antenna of the big prawns as well. She claims it’s a trick she learned from eating prawns during her youth. I can’t do it myself…


…but she was kind enough to peel the antenna for me. Thanks Autumn! πŸ™‚


I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like the great noodles over here. It’s really worth the drive down if there’s a long weekend or holiday and you haven’t got anything better to do. Cheers!

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24 thoughts on “Sarikei road trip with Autumn”

  1. HDS:
    Little Miss Muffet…
    I hate spiders…
    A very rare blackout in Halls of Residence, Clayton.
    Blog silence.
    Hui Sing Hawker Center
    Local food review in Kuching. Still one of the best places to eat.
    Sibu, here we come!
    Business trip. I had four posts in this day in ’04 – topped only by the seven posts in a single day in ’06.
    The difference between 0825 and 2025
    My travel agent nearly got me in trouble…
    Stolichnaya vodka chocolates
    Vodka chocolates! Mmm…
    One sheet is all you need
    My TP woes are over! πŸ™‚
    Highway Cafe
    Local food review in Kuching.
    Project MISER DAY 1: Laundry expenditure
    Project MISER updates – laundry.
    Project MISER Day 1: 7-11 is the spot
    Project MISER updates – don’t go to 7Eleven on a budget!
    Project MISER Day 2: Morning Coffee
    Project MISER updates – morning coffee.
    Project MISER DAY 2: Snacks
    Project MISER updates – snacks from coworkers.
    Project MISER Day 2: There is such a thing as a free lunch
    Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? πŸ˜‰
    Project MISER Day 2: KFC Meltz and Chick’n Fingers
    Cherie was kind enough to buy me lunch at KFC.
    Project MISER DAY 2: RM 50 reload
    Cell phone reload!

  2. So… Autumn is the gal thats been driving you mad. She has a wedding ring on her finger mate! What are you two up to? heh heh Where is her hubby?

  3. she is sweet. i’ve been there few times during my youth too. not really like big prawn but love the noodle asam soup and find the portion is big too πŸ˜› yeah Ngiu Kee… believe it, i’d drop by every trip to sarikei. even though don’t know what i want to buy. πŸ™‚ love sarikei. i grew up there. πŸ™‚

  4. My mom fed me those Veggie and Mushroom cracker things too…they were kinda creepy. Everytime I head back to Kuching, I swear Malaysians are eating some new “fad food” (as I call it). And the oats or weird green stuff that is supposedly good for you just creeps me out! LOLs

  5. hey huai bin!!the 10st picture i think i remember is Autumn was the girl that steal your heart???anyway,congratulation!maybe she was ur real love.but take care ur love ok coz not just one bee like to fly over beautiful flower.heheehe just kidding..

  6. hey huai bin!!the 10st picture i think i remember is Autumn was the girl that steal your heart???anyway,congratulation!maybe she was ur real love.but take care ur love ok coz not just one bee like to fly over beautiful flower.heheehe just kidding..

  7. wow, looks nice. i must have it the next time i am in sarikei.
    errmm.. i thought you posted the 10th pic sometime after you wrote about the new way of advertising. it was long before merdeka weekend. did you guys pose in the same way or am i just confused with the dates?

  8. Dammit. Why is it that all blogs I visited within the past hour just SCREAMS of Malaysian food? πŸ™ Sigh. Maybe its coz I’m stuck in a hotel in Sweden with cold bland food. Scandinavian food sucks big time. Years till I get my hands on Malaysian food again πŸ™

  9. suituapui: Hmm…you’re all too observant for your own good. πŸ˜‰
    She’s not married though.
    The Bull: will neither confirm nor deny these allergations. πŸ˜‰
    I think that’s an engagement ring, not a wedding right. We’re just friends, nothing much to it. πŸ™‚
    Dr. Tan: Dr. Tan that is very chim for me to comprehend.
    Anyway, we do have Majlis Perbandaran. There are several in fact. It’s not that ulu. :p
    janel: It’s delicious, eh? I love it as well, I’m so hungry now coz I just ate an apple the entire day. Not on diet, was busy with work the whole day. Just one of those days. I miss this noodles, I can devour three bowls easy right now.
    Grew up in Sarikei, eh? Seems to be a nice town. πŸ™‚
    long time reader: Eh, what do you mean? We’re just friends.
    But yeah, she’s a very caring and understanding friend. She’s a good person.
    Skwermy: I find them interesting. It has the exact (well, close enough) taste as the vegetable in question. I like the shitake mushroom one.
    Yeah, there’s even more fad foods like nutritional supplements going around nowadays – Herbalife, 4Life, Usana etc. It’s a huge MLM market, even Money Still Not Enough (the Singapore movie) did a parody on it.
    Blue Curacao: I don’t know. I wasn’t the one who gave it to her. I shall ask her fiance.
    vincent: November Rain, my friend, November Rain.
    xin: Yeah, I kinda like them too. The dried vegetables, I mean.
    The prawns over here are HUGE. You should try them if you ever come over. I will personally drive you down. πŸ™‚
    Nana: Oh well, I’m not watching my diet anyway. I should be though, considering the decidedly unsexy pouch I’m gettin around the waist. Will start swimming again once my nipple piercing heals.
    mei mei: Hey, very observant. πŸ™‚
    No, my heart is still inside my chest cavity last time I checked. πŸ˜‰
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I’m a bee myself. πŸ˜‰
    clement: Sure, let’s go then. I’ll drive you down. Road trip.
    GF: It is the most famous noodles in Sarikei. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like it. πŸ™‚
    Wah, you also very the observant. You didn’t confuse the dates. The post has been unpublished though. πŸ˜‰
    Bengbeng: Autumn: Hello Bengbeng. πŸ˜‰
    She reads the blog.
    whimsicaljottings: Well, I guess it’s just your luck. πŸ˜‰
    I would love to have some Scandinavian food though, I’ve never been there. In fact, any food sounds good now, I’m starving. Just an apple the entire day.

  10. Gosh I live in Sarikei like 19 years ago and Ngui Kee is still the only supermarket there??? Waseh Kennot believe it… But it brings back so much of my memories back Sarikei and Ngui Kee seem to be only place where I always go with my mum… Hope I can find my old pals back in St Anne school…

  11. AG: Yeah, I think it’s still the only one there. Not much going on in Sarikei although it is better than a couple of years ago.
    Glad to hear from someone who lived there. Cheers!
    FONG2: I can understand Damansara Heights and single room but I blur about the rest la. πŸ™‚


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