Going out of my head…

Some people can just go for kampua every day like it’s their staple but not me! I would hunt around for alternatives or something different for a change even though sometimes, it makes me feel like I’m going out of my head trying to make up my mind. The other day, I went back to the Rasa Sayang Cafe to try the kampua with soy sauce that Alvin says is nicer…

Rasa Sayang kampua with soy sauce

Well, I beg to disagree. It certainly was not a case of what’s good for the goose is good for the gander as I did not like it at all. I would go for the plain, white ones anytime like what Bongkersz and I had last week when he was here on his way back home to Sarikei before going off to Miri to take up his new job there.

Sometime back, I posted something on what my daughter and I had for tea at Thomson Corner at Pusat Tanahwang here. We went back there again a few days ago and I would think that this coconut cendol, available there at RM3.50, is a very nice option… 

Thomson Corner coconut cendol

…but with sweet potato and yam in it, it isn’t exactly cendol but more a fusion of that and bubur cacar…and of course, you can eat the young coconut flesh inside as well. 

Thomson Corner coconut cendol 2

My daughter loves the sui chiao or chicken dumplings…

Thomson Corner chicken dumplings

…but I’m not really crazy about that stuff. I would sooner go for the barbecue chicken wings at Simpang Tiga here…

Simpang Tiga BBQ chicken wings

This is from the stall across the road from the Ferry Kebab stall that I had a post on recently. They are different from other places as they are not pierced through with a skewer but instead, they are stretched open and barbecued with a satay stick stuck in it. The taste is not the same too and that’s the main attraction. I heard somewhere that their secret is they marinate the chicken wings with, among other things, attap/nipah sugar (cousin of the gula melaka). Very delicious!

A long time ago, they were selling at RM1.00 each (when everybody else was selling theirs at RM1.50) and then it went up to RM1.20. I have not been there for a while now and when I went the other day, they’re RM2.00 each. They also have some Malay(sian) kuihs at 3 for RM1.00 only, for instance, kuih basong/basung… 

Simpang Tiga's kuih basong

I love these conical-shaped pulut (glutinous rice) coated with grated coconut. They also have another one of my favourites – kuih kosui

Simpang Tiga's kuih kosui

…as well as these chelorot or whatever they’re called…

Simpang Tiga's selirut

…and other kuihs and cucurs (fried fritters). You will have to drop by around 3.00 pm. – 5.00 pm. Sometime after 5, a van will come and they will transport everything somewhere. I was told that thay have a stall at the Sibu Pasar Malam (night market)…so that’s probably where they would have gone to.

So what are you planning on having for tea today?