Rain, rain, go away…

It has been raining incessantly for some two weeks or so now. It would not have been so bad if it rains heavily one go and then stops. Instead, it will rain – sometimes just a drizzle for some 10 – 15 minutes and then stop, and after a while, it will rain again. This will go on the whole day and night and it’s the same story every day. It is such a nuisance really and because of this, I have not gone shopping or marketing yet for Chinese New Year.

As a matter of fact, I have not been around to any of the shops for breakfast either and every morning, I will have to make do with what I can find in the house, like this bowl of shrimp noodles, for instance…

STP's shrimp and egg noodles

I have one whole carton box of the made-in-Sibu Mee Daddy in the house, so I can be sure there’ll always be something that I can eat. I just threw a few shrimps into the instant noodles, followed by an egg and the red seeds plus some chopped daun sup (Chinese celery) and that was it! Just use less water and use half of the soup base so that the hair will not start dropping owing to the excessive monosodium glutamate content. The soup will be nice enough with the flavour from the additional ingredients.

But yesterday morning, I had something outside. My daughter’s handphone was running out of credit, so I had to go and reload it for her. I usually go to this shop in Delta Estate here that belongs to a former student of mine. I have tried the kampua at the Delta Seafood  & Cafe there once but I did not like it due to the extra-strong ginger taste in the braised meat and the soup. This time around, I decided to try the other coffee shop in the vicinity that does not look as attractive or impressive…

Sibu's Tung Ming Cafe @ Delta Estate

I had this plate of kampua noodles there…

Sibu's Tung Ming Cafe - kampua

The verdict? Well, it was quite nice and I wouldn’t mind having it again considering the convenience of its location. I would not have to drive out of my way to the other outlets that have somewhat better fare to  offer but I do not find the idea very appealling especially in such foul weather.

Well, the weather here looks pretty good this morning, so let’s hope it stays that way. If you know the lyrics of the song, perhaps you would like to click this link and sing along and hopefully, your horrible croaking will keep the rain clouds away? ROTFLMAO!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

19 thoughts on “Rain, rain, go away…”

  1. kampua with no kicap?

    That’s the authentic kampua…the original way people eat the noodles in the past. I don’t like it with soy sauce.

  2. Kuching also like that. Rain and stop and rain and stop whole day whole night. But because I’m in the office minding my own business whole day, I’m quite oblivious to what was the weather outside. Heh!

    But this morning the weather is ok ler, got a little bit of sun peeking from the clouds. But I’m not sure about the rest of the day.

    Aiyo, that means when I go back, I don’t get to eat kampua for the normal price liao? Nevermind la, can cook at home. Hopefully my mom got some kampua noodle in the fridge.

    Actually, if you buy 1 kg of kampua, it’s around RM2 or less, I think…and you can make at least 10 plates! That’s why these kampua sellers can make more money than teachers/graduates in a month!

  3. I found your blog on MSN Search. Nice writing. I will check back to read more.

    Eric Hundin

    A warm welcome to you and I’m glad you like what you’ve seen so far. Most welcome to come back and browse around.

  4. I always go crazy with kampua mee…but my belly getting ugly!Hahaha…

    It’s a whole lot of carbohydrates…but if you take it for brunch, I don’t think it will make you very fat! Can’t possibly be as bad as roast pork belly or pork leg rice! Yummy!!! Hahahahaha!

  5. it’s has been raining every-freaking-day since da day i touched down Bint-ulu

    wanna do laundry also cannot 😦

    I hope underwear got cuci!!! Bwakakakakakaka!!!!

  6. Here it is all blue sky n sunny! Did u see the Obama’s inauguration?Isn’t it amazing just witnessing history in the making. The concert for him,the powerful songs they sang,about changes…I was really moved to tears by all the speeches! Martin Luther King’s son,Michael,was there.. n everyone else….Mary J.Blige….Just awesome!

    Here, the show’s on HBO and I don’t subscribe to that channel. Saw bits on CNN, BBC and the other news channels. Thinking of posting something on it one of these days…when I run out of stuff to post.

  7. It’s sunny here today. Pregnant rain clouds never far away this time of the year though…!!

    The calm/lull before the storm? Saw on BernamaTV just now – amaran ribut petir dan hujan lebat di Sabah!!! Get all your umbrellas ready…and don’t get blown away! LOL!!!

  8. i went to this coffee shop called Lot 10..somewhere across my dad’s office..had the beef noodles..lol..like the soup and the beef

    Lot 10? Gee! Thought Lot 9 was bad enough! Can’t they be more original than that? LOL!!! Is it the one behind the petrol station – son of the one next to the fire station? They say the son’s much better these days…but I haven’t gone to try. Why you never call me leh? Hahahahahaha!!!!

  9. Miri has been raining everyday, finally today I can see the sun. Great. Hopefully the weather will get better soon. Happy chinese new year to you!!!!

    Not bad today – a bit of rain, a lot of sun. We’re all hoping for better weather to welcome to New Year. You’ll be in Sibu?

  10. haha…next to the meckey store..followed my parents to eat mar..hahaha…i didn’t know where to eat..lol..was walking around and around..then decided to walk back to the office =s

    That one? Hey! The char siew kampua VERY nice…like kolo mee! Next time, call me…I belanja u! Hehehehehe!!!

  11. Shrimp noodle, I thought it was a maggie mee..lol.

    It’s instant noodles. Mee Daddy – made in Sibu, chicken flavour (curry flavour also very nice), add shrimps and egg. Very nice and a welcome change from the ordinary, plain “maggi mee”.

  12. is that what kampua is – wantan noodles without the wantan, vegies & black sauce??

    The texture of the noddles is different from wanton noodles and the ingredients to toss the noodles with are also different. You can click the link on “Delta Seafood & Cafe” to get to my earlier post – The Riddle. That one explains how kampua, kolo mee, wanton noodles and konlou mee are all different… Btw, your first time here? Welcome and do come again!

  13. Rain rain go away, come again another day. I thought during CNY, it’s usually hot and dry? How come so much rain this time of the year? I don’t mind the rain as long as it’s at night when I sleep. Not during the day when I need to go out! So much hassle! Worse, I don’t want to be trapped in a flash flood which usually occur after a short heavy rain in KL!

    The weather was quite sunny yesterday…and hopefully it will go on like this till CNY! Can’t imagine going out and getting wet…or worse, wading in the flood waters!!!

  14. More rain, cool weather, can eat more leh! Ha ha! The kampua looks good!

    No, thanks! Too much rain liao! See…no food posts cos I don’t go out to eat and I don’t even get to go marketing…so I haven’t cooked anything special – so nothing to post! Yes, when are you coming to sample our Sibu kampua? Monday, Mar 9th (Nabi’s birthday), so long weekend….try get free/cheap ticket online from that airline, come Saturday and go back Monday. How about it?

  15. oh reli?then i’ll go for breakfast tomorrow before my work starts..hehehehehheehhehehehehhhe

    Hmmm…I guess you’re not inviting me to tag along? Sob!!! Hahahahahaha!

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