Yesterday once more (1)…

Yes, I’m back home in Sibu safe and sound…and in one piece, but now a much heavier piece than before I went to Kuching! LOL!!! I flew over yesterday afternoon on the Wings of Gold and the moment I landed at 12.00 noon, I was chauffeured to this very familiar street…

Carpenter Street Kuching

This is Carpenter Street in Kuching…where I used to loiter with my friends whose shops were in the vicinity – those days when I would go to Kuching during the school holidays using the now long-gone Rajah Mas (Rm10.00 only). We went to this coffee shop there…

Kuching's Kim Joo Coffee Shop

…for the kolo mee

Kuching's Kim Joo kolo mee stall

I had the mee pok which is the flat variety of the noodles.

Kuching Kim Joo's kolo mee

It may resemble the kampua noodles in Sibu but I assure you that they taste very different. I also had this absolutely delicious clear soup…

Kuching Kim Joo's mixed clear soup

This is their mixed clear soup…and I must say that I really loved it!

In my younger days, I did not eat at this coffee shop though. Most of the time, I would go for something like this at the corner coffee shop at Bishop’s Gate…or the kolo mee at the open space where there is a Chinese temple. If I’m not mistaken, they call it “law eya keng” which literally means lousy place. But this one is definitely just as nice, if not better! Yum! Yum!

For one thing, I find that the kolo mee anywhere in Kuching is usually quite nice even though at some places, it may be better. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I can’t say the same about the kampua noodles in Sibu. You can get it in virtually any coffee shop in town but some may be somewhat inedible. You will just have to know the best places to go to…