Dou Sha Pian

DOU SHA PIAN, also known as “Sweet Bean Cake,” is a popular Chinese dessert that has a rich history and a delectable taste. This sweet treat is made of a thin layer of crispy pastry filled with a smooth and creamy red bean paste.

The origins of Dou Sha Pian can be traced back to ancient China, where it was originally a delicacy served in imperial courts. Over time, it gained popularity among the common people and became a beloved dessert in various regions of China.

To make Dou Sha Pian, skilled pastry chefs meticulously prepare the red bean paste by cooking and mashing red beans with sugar until it reaches a velvety consistency. The paste is then carefully placed onto a piece of thin pastry, which is folded and shaped into a cake-like form. The pastry is then baked to perfection, resulting in a delightful combination of crispy and creamy textures.

The taste of Dou Sha Pian is truly heavenly. With each bite, you will experience the delicate sweetness of the red bean paste balanced by the crispiness of the pastry. It is a culinary delight that is both comforting and satisfying.

In addition to its delicious taste, Dou Sha Pian is also considered a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Chinese culture. It is often served during festive celebrations and special occasions.

Whether you have a sweet tooth or simply want to indulge in a delightful treat, Dou Sha Pian is a dessert that should not be missed. Its unique combination of flavors and textures will leave you craving for more. So go ahead, try this exquisite Chinese dessert and experience the magic of Dou Sha Pian for yourself!

Location: Yong Cheng Cafe, Riam Miri

Kampua Mee

KAMPUA MEE, also known as Kampua or Kon Loh Mee, is a popular noodle dish that originated from the town of Sibu in Sarawak, Malaysia. This humble dish has a rich history dating back to the early days of Chinese migration to the region.

Legend has it that Kampua mee was introduced by the Hainanese immigrants who migrated to Sibu during the early 20th century. Hailing from the island of Hainan in southern China, these migrants brought with them their culinary traditions and skills in noodle-making.

Kampua mee is typically made from wheat-based noodles that are first tossed in lard oil to impart a savory flavor. The noodles are then served with a variety of toppings, such as slices of barbecued pork (char siu), fried shallots, spring onions, and sometimes, a splash of soy sauce.

Over the years, Kampua mee has become synonymous with Sibu’s food culture and has gained popularity not only amongst the locals but also among visitors from near and far. Its simplicity, yet satisfying flavors, have made it a beloved comfort food for many.

Today, Kampua mee can be found in various kopitiams (coffee shops) across Malaysia and even some other parts of Southeast Asia. Its cultural significance and delicious taste make it a must-try dish for anyone exploring the culinary delights of Sarawak.

If you are in Miri, head to Tea Woks Cafe located at Marina Miri for this delicious kampua served with braised minced pork and green vegetable.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/BWYCZHCjBjjCuJz78

3 mins to renew your driving licence

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Having heard a lot of unfavourable experience at our local JPJ office during the renewal of their driving licence, today, it was my turn to renew mine.

JPJ has made it easier for us to remember when to renew our driving licence by making it to coincide with our birth day – so, you need to spend extra on your birthday :p

With all the bad postings over the social media, I equipped myself with a full stomach, just in case it may take up to 4 hours (as claimed by some Mirians at their facebook timeline).

Arrived at the JPJ Office at 9.20am and gotten my queue no. 8072, clocked at 0924 hrs.

By 1015 hrs my turn to be serviced by the officer at the counter (no. 7 for my case). With a photo in hand (taken a day earlier), my old driving licence, and MyKad, as I told her I want to have my latest home address printed on my new licence.

It was fast! 3 mins is all she needs to scan my photo and get it printed on my new licence.

While waiting for it to print, she even attend to the next person in line.

I should give JPJ the thumbs up for a fast service. Well, we can’t comment much on the waiting time, as everyone is in a hurry to get it done, and the officers are also in a hurry to attend to as much clients as possible.

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