I’ve never heard of an apple duck before – the waitress taking the order assured us it was a very popular dish and thus, we swapped one of the meat orders (black pepper beef) with this menu item. We were at Nice House Restaurant – me and Arthur originally wanted to go to Cafe Ind for some fusion Indonesian and Indian food, but it was closed.
Thus, we headed over to a place which serves a gigantic roti canai that I wanted to try but that was closed too.
We ended up eating at Nice House Restaurant. I’ve been here a couple of times before and it seems that their typical Chinese cuisine has changed into something which I’ll call quasi-fusion. It’s still Chinese food but it uses much more non-traditional ingredients to cook.
Arthur recommended the prawn with black pepper and honey. He said it was much better than Ruby Restaurant‘s famed butterscotch prawns and I have to wholeheartedly agree. The combination of black pepper sauce with honey creates a sweet and savory gravy that had us scooping up all the gravy till the plate was almost clean. 🙂
The black pepper lamb was really good too – the meat was tender and juicy, and it goes very well with rice. A superb dish which wasn’t as sweet as the prawns (coz it didn’t use honey).
We also ordered midin cooked with sambal – it’s a wild jungle fern that’s very popular in Sibu but hard to find anywhere else. It’s our vegetable quota.
I felt that the apple duck was the most interesting dish during dinner. We ordered half a duck since a lot of people don’t eat duck due to the gamey taste but both of us do and we have been rather deprived of this particular fowl. I quite liked it although I think Arthur didn’t enjoy it as much. He hasn’t tried it before so we ordered it and the two of us finished everything – right down to the lettuce and green apple slices.
I think a lot of people thought we were having a major argument coz when the time came to pay the bill, both of us stood up and insisted on settling it. It must have looked quite interesting since I was blocking his way to the cashier. Heh.
Thanks for dinner Arthur and see you next time I come back to Sibu! 🙂
10 thoughts on “Apple duck, prawn with black pepper and honey and midin”
Most welcome, Huai Bin. As always, my pleasure…, thanks. Hey! I like that pic of the two of us – hmmmm…I love it when I’m further away from the camera so I do not look that big! LOL!!! We’ll do this again sometime some day… Cheers!
Thanks again for buying dinner Arthur! 🙂
It’s always good to catch up and eat with you when I come back to Sibu. We’ve definitely got to do it again sometime, it’s a ritual when I come back to home – have dinner with you. Haha!
…but please let me pay the next round. 😡
I’ll be coming back this election!
Yup, the photo came out really good eh?
Cheers mate! 🙂
HB, the midin cooked with sambal look very good. Midin also known as fiddlehead fern is high demand in 4 to 5 stars restaurants due it so hard to get enough of it most grown in wild. It taste like asparagus. Wish I could able to taste the apple duck sound like a winner of a dish.
Yeah, midin is very common in Sarawak coz it grows in the wild.
Well, I guess if you use it in cooking in the states it’ll be very exotic but it’s a very common dish over here. I like it coz I like the taste of midin, one of the few vegetables I truly like. 🙂
I liked the apple duck too, but I reckon it would have tasted better if they roasted the duck with the apple, as my friend commented. 😀
It looks like you were only eating 🙂
Heh! This was taken before Arthur went to settle the bill, food was still all over the table.
We finished everything! 🙂
old school chinese way of settling a bill. hahaha.
Heh! Arthur has always settled the bill when I come back to Sibu. 🙂
I think I’ve only beaten him to it once or twice max. 😡
My pleasure really. Don’t spend much, not many ways to use my money in this little ol’ town… Love treating friends and family and seeing everybody eating happily. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they say… LOL!!!