A different corner (2)…

Well, yesterday (Sunday), I decided to go back to MAS Corner at the Kampung Datu shops. It is actually in the same block of shophouses as Ba Sen Bak Kut Teh which is at the corner in front facing the main road and MAS Corner is at the other end facing the river.

Once, it was reputed to have the best Sarawak laksa in town, but I have not gone there for a long time because I did not like the menopausal seller who would bark at you, should you repeat your order thinking that he did not hear you the first time! It seems that there is a lady there now, so I’m not too sure whether it is the same people doing it or not. Probably he had enlisted his wife to give him a hand. I did not feel like having any, so only my missus had this bowl of laksa special for RM5.00…

Sarawak laksa @ MAS Corner

Tastewise, the one at Thomson Corner here is a wee bit better but as far as the condiments go, this one wins hands down! Just look at those huge prawns…and there were so many of them too! I have not been there for quite sometime but I think the one at Thomson Corner is a bit cheaper.

I decided to try the Foochow fried noodles (with gravy) from the restaurant at the back. I understand it is famous for its drunken prawns and has its fair share of customers in the evening. Well, the noodles I had were pretty nice…

Foochow fried noodles @ MAS Corner, Sibu

…despite that horrendous pink colour of the plate used. Eyew…!!! LOL!!! For one thing, I noticed that instead of the usual sawi (vegetables), they used kangkong instead but it did not really matter as I did not think it made any difference.

As we were leaving, I heard some people ordering noodles fried with sambal and other than that, when I was ordering the laksa, I noticed on the sign that they also sell kampua with belacan. I wonder what they would taste like…so I guess I will have to go back there again one of these days to give them a try. I wonder if Gundot’s hubby has eaten those? After all, his office is just around the corner….

Author: suituapui

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28 thoughts on “A different corner (2)…”

  1. Things in Sarawak is getting overpriced. RM5.00 for a bowl of Laksa is just too expensive. Kuching also like that. Sigh…

    That’s for the special. That’s why they gave so many prawns (and a lot of mihun). I think the normal bowl is only RM3.50 or something like that.

  2. i guess the sambal noodle is called “la-k’nia” mee. the belacan kampua is ‘orrible, unless you fancy the smell of belacan in the morning.

    I’m not so much into the la-knia mee…and since you say the belacan kampua is horrible, I think I’ll go mam2 somewhere else. Thanks for the tip!

  3. was the plate red or pink?!! They should use orange plates though because orange tends to make you feel hungry!

    Most of the time, it’s orange or red. I’ve seen green but this is the first time I’ve seen PINK!!! Eyew!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!

  4. Noodles fried with belacan I think the one done by the char zhu at the gu bak mee you like (Lok Ming Yuen) is better ler. Remember how last time the lo mee stall opposite SHS (now moved to Sg Merah liao) also did Kampua with belacan? That guy cook one of the best Kampua in town but unfortunately they no longer serve Kampua. And now the wife is no longer helping the husband liao, she is down with breast cancer.

    My daughter likes that one…but I don’t quite fancy it. I never had their kampua with belacan, didn’t know they had it. The laksa isn’t good now. Went all the way to Sg Merah to eat but so disappointed. Not like when they were opposite SHS…….Oh, is that so? How sad…..

  5. Dont think he eats laksa in Sibu. He only likes the one in Fat Cat here. Then he goes to Uncle Cat for bread. Next he tells you he had laksa at Fat Uncle!!!!!!!! Once a week for laksa is MORE than enough.

    Now where on earth are Fat Cat and Uncle Cat? I might have seen Fat Cat somewhere but can’t remember. But I do know where Fat Mum is, here in Sibu…and once I brought a friend there for supper…and she asked, “Are you implying something? Are you trying to insult me?” She’s also in our league! Hahahahahahaha!!

  6. I like the laksa at Fat Cat too! It is the same family member which operate the so-called (no longer) best laksa in Kuching, Chong Choon, and they say it’s the same taste. Fat Cat is located at Tabuan Laru. 2 blocks down from Fat Cat, another place for good laksa is Foody Goody. They have nice yew zha kueh too! Dip them into the laksa soup, yummy! *drool*

    PS: I know lar, coz I had laksa every Saturday at Fat Cat.

    With Fat Cat?…Oops!!! Sorreeeee!!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

  7. I want that laksa!!! Didn’t get to taste the Kuching laksa when I was in Kuching … sheesh!

    And you did not get to eat it in Miri? I’m sure they have that there too. Well, try the one at Asia City…near the hotel where I was staying (See my post: “Left outside alone”). Dunno if it’s any good though, but seemed popular!

  8. everytime i go mas corner i will order the ‘fish noodle’ there… they use ‘batin’ fish which makes it very nice… u shud try it next time… and one more thing, my mum said all ur posts have been making her cholesterol level higher coz i will ask her to bring me out to eat the stuff u recommended… haha

    LOL!! Never mind! She same size as me! Birds of the same feather!…Yes, I saw a lot of people eating the “chou chai hung ngang” but I’m not so much into that stuff!!! Don’t mind trying the fish noodles next time though!

  9. Miaow!Miaow! I don’t go Fat Cat,neither skinny cat or menopausal cat! Since can’t have the luxury to visit cat town all the time, have to bring back cat town to my home, so I cook my own laksa, not as good perhaps like all those cats, but like they say no cat, dog also can, as in ‘bo hu,hei ma ae-sai'(no fish, got prawns also can!LOL!) Was going to buy ‘lisa’s’ laksa, no need to ‘tapis’ but already overweight, so maybe next time!

    I’ve never tried Lisa’s laksa. They said it isn’t too bad. The masak hitam is good…but all the time, not available!!!

  10. Wow, RM5.. a bit pricey lorr. Haven’t had Sarawak Laksa for quite some time. Somehow the Sarawak laksa vendors in KL don’t survive very long. Need to find a new place lorrr. LOL

    Maybe they’re not good ones…can’t make a living here so go over there and try to cheat you people!!! Hahahahahahaha!!!!! Big prawns and so many!!! KL…at least RM30 a kg that size!!! LOL!!!

  11. Pete, last time I had a bowl of Sarawak Laksa somewhere near Ampang Prima Condo. Taste quite the same as those in Sarawak. I asked the aunt who was selling the Laksa, she told me she was from Kuching.

    Actually so easy…just order the Swallow Brand sambal laksa from Kuching, can set up business liao!!! Kampua…not so easy as must know how to make the noodles. Not the same as those over there!!! Even the Foochow fried noodles, the noodles not the same as the yellow noodles in Kuching or in the peninsular!!!

  12. Kampua with belacan is pretty good. There’s a place near Ang Kau kampua that sells that. I can’t remember the name of the place coz I went with a couple of coworkers.

    Ok…perhaps I’ll try it sometime. Variety is the spice of life, so I should give it a chance!

  13. I think I’ll like the laksa cos it has lots of prawns although the prawns must be fresh otherwise I will not eat it! At RM5 it’s considered reasonable in KL but maybe quite expensive in Sarawak?

    Yes, the prawns were very fresh and that’s another plus point unlike some of the other places. It’s not really expensive; a normal bowl is only RM3.50, the same as other places but to the most, you’ll get three prawns…and elsewhere, much smaller and sometimes, not fresh!

  14. oohh lala… the prawns look fresh and juicy. itll taste better once its been soaked into the laksa soup.. cant wait for december.. IM COMING BACKK!!! HAHA

    You just went and you’re coming back already??? JPA’s not paying, I hope!!! The economy’s bad enough as it is!!! LOL!!!!

  15. teacher, my sis’ wedding leh.. of course must come back rite ? :p but wont be cmin back til summer 2010 after this.. winter olympics in december lol!

    I see. Which sis? Laura???

  16. Yeap. Im sure u know who’s laura right ? lol

    Of course! She was in my tuition class for a couple of months!!!

  17. wah, sibu food prices are catching up with the rest of the country..
    I would like to taste the kampua with belacan too, keep us updated when u do taste it.

    It does not sound very compatible!!! But I may just give it a try one of these days…and I’ll post on it!

  18. Housefly back in the house ! Haha.. the harder papers have all been tested, the rest need minimal studying so… haha. O.o, i alwasy try the “zao cai hung ngang”. It’s reputed to be the best in sibu and jb, and some say in batam. Haha

    Now…which housefly is this? Gee!!!! Now my blog is getting infested by flies! Hahahahahahahahaha!!!! I don’t really like “chao chai hung ngang”! But I hear the one at Kin Coffee Hut (the stall at the back) opposite SHS is very nice!

  19. Oops, wrong typing. Michelle’s comment is mine. Hehe

    OHHHHHHH!!!!….So u have been posting phantom comments in people’s blogs using a girl’s name!!! Eyew…..always knew something’s not quite right! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  20. Ai ya, no la. You know that cousin of mine, Michelle ? She used my com last time. So when i log in, the name there is michelle. I couldn’t be bothered to check, so viola, the error

    Oh…that one! Seems to be in Sibu a lot? No school kah?…..Cousin or what? Wink! Wink! Hahahahahahahaha!!!!

  21. Hai ya you… Cousin lar !! Hmm.. well, she’s in a private school, Riam Secondary School, studying A lvl

    Hahahahahahaha!!!!…I don’t think it’s a “secondary school” lah!!!

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