Family prays together stays together; family eats together jells together! (who says? Me!)
Our second day in Sandakan basically spent on eating. One of Jonathan's colleagues had prepared a long list of " must eat & must see " for him.
So starting with our breakfast, we went to Jetty 7 at the water village to eat fish balls, "peidan gao"( century egg dumplings).
After breakfast, we went up to Pu Ji Temple which is situated at a hill top to have a panoramic view of Sandakan water front.
Later, we went over to St. Mary's Cathedral for a brief visit.
Agnes Keith's house is a piece of conservation masterpiece. She is the author of "The Land below the wind".
After all the morning activities, time for the famous Sandakan Bak Kut Teh - pork and fish.
Before & after - embarrassing scene
After lunch, we dropped by our friend Peter Lee's shop to say hello and have the best Madras tea/coffee in town...or among places I have visited. Later, we visited the cleanest market we have ever seen - the Sandakan market.
One of the "must" items listed is "the best coffee in Sandakan" at Equator Cafe. We took a break at this cosy cafe to have another round of latte and cappuchino.
We returned to hotel to wash up for the dinner appointment with some Sandakan friends - Jerome and wife Grace, Monica, Mary and Paul.
We had steamboat at the Trig Hill sea food restaurant at about 6:30 pm. It was on a hill top overlooking the Sandakan port.
In order to complete the "must" list, we went out again at about 10:00pm to a restaurant 918 to try out the Tan Gong Mee (spring mee). Jonathan loved it very much!
It is a long day and long list of ea....t......ing!