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It’s my first time to comment the food that I tried during my precious and unforgettable Sarawak trip. All of these foods are nice and unique that we seldom or never tried it before at west Malaysia.
Sarawak laksa: Its taste like the combination of Penang style Hokkien mee with Ipoh style curry mee. Lime juice can be added to increase its sour taste and able to stimulate our appetite as well.
Fried bilin: My friend did mention that bilin actually is available in west Malaysia but it seldom makes it as dishes. Bilin is a kind of cheap vegetables that able to be found alongside. Its cooking style is just like kangkung cooking style in west Malaysia.
Fried oyster: It’s my first time that I ate fried oyster in this style. It fried alike ‘shrimp cakes’, as compared to what I ate it before, in which the oyster is covered with eggs and fried the all together. Overall the taste is not bad and I like it too.
Tomato mee: This one is quite unique that I couldn’t find it at west Malaysia. Tomato sauce is added into fried mee and it taste sweet and sour. I tried many stalls and I found that the portion of sweet and sour is different with each other.
Fish head meehoon: Milky style fish head meehoon is nice for me. Compared to that meehoon that I tried in KL, the fish here is fresh enough and the taste of milk is in correct portion that wouldn’t hide the other ingredient’s taste.
Sarawak kolok mee: Its taste like west Malaysia style wonton mee. However, wonton is not added in kolok mee. Minced meat like the toppings of Hakka mee is replacing wonton. It has 2 styles, whether you choose to add red char siew sauce (char siew sauce mee) or let it original (kampua). I prefer to add red char siew sauce because it able to make the taste sweety.
Red wine meeshua: This one taste sour and very delicious instead of able to stimulate your appetite too. My junior’s mum is adding two types of wine (normal cooking wine with grapes wine) into soup; I can taste the strong smell of wine by just eating meeshua. This one is nice! This one I like it much! Thanks of my junior’s mum that purposely cook this for us.
Zaocai meehoon: Another meehoon style that tastes sour due to vinegar is added into soup. That meehoon is quite different as compared to normal meehoon, its appearance is thicker than normal one. Compared to red wine meeshua, I still prefer red wine meeshua.
Sibu kong piah: This one is different compared to Sitiawan style kong piah. Sitiawan style more crispy, this may due to its thin crust. Another difference is the ingredient inside kong piah. Minced meat is added into Sibu style kong piah only, while for Sitiawan style kong piah, you can choose whether you want minced meat inside or with the combination of minced onion. Both styles have their own taste and I like both too.
Sugarbun chicken rice: It only available in Sarawak. It used the same concept as KFC, with some modifications, asian delights is added into its menu! The food available is suite for asian people and more options provided to us instead of chicken. The chicken rice is not bad, and its rice is cooked with raisins. Nice!
Fish head curry: This one is totally different on what I tried in Ipoh. Miri fish head curry is mainly on spicy like Chinese style curry, while Ipoh style fish head curry is mainly on sour spicy like Siam style curry. Both also have their own taste and uniqueness. I like both too.
‘black-white fish’: its first time I heard the presence of this fish. One side is black in colour (grilled), another side is white in colour (steamed). Its cooking style is alike normal Malay style that grilled with sambal sauce.
Marudi koay teow: The koay teow is unlike Penang style or even Ipoh style koay teow. The shape is uneven and the appearance is much thicker. The cooking style is actually the same; just u can feel the different in the taste of koay teow.
The purpose of commenting foods in Sarawak is as the guideline to my friends, so that they won’t miss out any of these special foods that are available in Sarawak.
It’s been a while I didn’t update my blog already…This time I try to use English to write this post, not because of I want to train my English, is just I kind of lazy to type Chinese one by one, and sometimes u will feel exhausted to try in errors in type some strange word or even common words that usually u will pronounce them wrongly…
I’m just came back from attachment at hospital for a month…I’m really miss the moment staying at my friend’s house with another course mate too. My friend’s family treated us very well, like become kings of their house le. I do enjoy every moment at there too. Here, I want to thank his family that allows me to stay at their house for a MONTH! One month stayed at friend house is really long. House expenses will be increased, as they need to prepare meal for me, they need to entertain me during weekends, they need to take care of me everyday… It’s frankly to say that my presence in their house will make them feel burden and inconveniences. The most unforgettable moment during the whole month is his mum’s cook. His mum cooks very suite my taste, yet I still miss his mum cook. Not to say that I stereotyping that every Teochiew lady expert in cooking, it is the truth! I very satisfy with their cooking style, like his mum, my ex-roommate’s mum and my hometown aunt, they all able to cook delicious dishes very well. Back to my previous topic, they are very friendly to me, although I keep on disturbing them hehe (not kind of disgusting action that I made, is just I always keep on chatting with them, ask them go to enjoy free air-conditioning service in shopping complexes haha). Anyway, I like their family, I appreciate their kindness and I won’t forget their enthusiasm forever.
How was my working life there? Nice! I was arranged to join 3 departments, OPD (Outpatient department), Ward supply Department and lastly Clinical Department. I would say that OPD is the department that I like the most. Maybe OPD is the first department that I entered, or maybe I stayed the longest period at that department, or maybe I interacted the most with the staffs there as compared to another 2 departments. Ward supply Department is quite nice too, this one I do agree. However, interaction with the staffs there was lesser than OPD department. And one more important point is I do sweat a lot during my attachment at that department. Surprisingly I feel very hot there, although there had 2 air cons (compared to OPD that had 4 air cons) provided with some fans there. I would think that air circulation system is the major factors that cause me feel hot and do a lot of sweating there. How was my feeling at Clinical Department? Not so good compared to others. I’m felt angry when I noticed that the role of pharmacist there can be ignored during ward check and during discussion on how to treat that patients sickness, or even the nurses played more important role than PHARMACISTS! It’s very obvious to notice that they would just ask the pharmacist the amount of medications left in hospital, whether those medications have any quota left, like treating pharmacist as a store man! They rather do check the amount of medication they need to dispense via their phone, not to take advice from PHARMACIST that just stand beside them! I just feel ashamed to them due to their ego and selfish.
I was sick for almost a month during my one-month-attachment there. Here I can conclude is, I not suitable to work in hospital. My immune system is very weak; even I get sick without direct contact with the patients. Now I’m able to roughly imagine my life during my government service then, I need to dispense myself medications everyday! Although I never step into life working in factory right now, at least I can avoid myself to stay together with bacteria and viruses everyday! Instead of this factor, my weak clinical knowledge also one of the major concerns that I not suitable in clinical life. As clinical pharmacist, clinical knowledge is the most important weapons to survive there. Doctors won’t ask simple and easy questions to pharmacists, as they would only ask your opinion when they found nothing in reference books or journals. You need a strong clinical basis so that you won’t looked down by doctors, then only doctors would appreciate your ‘participation’ during ward check then. I knew that many of my friend would say that I wish to enter industrial life is because of I’m greedy, I want to earn money as much as possible, they just not to comprehend myself deeply nia. I’m sure that those know me well sure able to understand my current situation. Anyway, attachment in BM hospital is good enough to make me clearer to my future on which pathway that I suppose to enter and which alternatives that I need to choose then. Thanks for BM attachment, thanks for my friends that we fight together during one-month-attachment, and specially thanks again to my friend’s family and I wish all the best to them in future and do invite me for their next wedding ceremony ya…