The search is over…

Somebody told me about hot-screensaver’s post (which eventually got featured in the Borneo Post) and I quickly sent Cibol an sms to let him know. The following weekend or was it the weekend after, he was there…with Drumsticks and Daniel and he had a post about it. Not wanting to be left out, Jing went and if I remember correctly, he too posted about it, but on Facebook.

Now, what was the fuss or excitement all about? Well, if you click the links, you will find that their search is over. They have finally found a place that sells authentic Sibu kampua noodles somewhere in Puchong. Somehow or other, people from around here have this craving for the noodles especially when they have been away for a while. I remember once when I joined a tour of the Far East with a group of people from around here, believe it or not, on the flight back, they were already planning a pit stop on the way to have a plate of kampua before going back to their homes.

I am not THAT crazy about kampua but I do have my favourites – Soon Hock and Rasa Sayang. But I did stop by this coffee shop the other day…

World Cafe

World! LOL!!! Don’t worry! I don’t think it has got anything to do with that Malay singer, not at all. I think it has got something to do with the World Cup – football, that is…as they had some football match on tv the whole time I was there. Don’t ask me who were playing or whether it was a live telecast as I am not in the least interested in the game, so I did not even give the television screen a second glance.

I had the kampua noodles…

World Cafe's kampua

…which was all right, but I’m still sticking to my favourites which incidentally, are cheaper by 10 sen per plate. Maybe this shop is in the vicinity of the town centre, so it is more expensive – RM2.30 but that is still a whole lot cheaper than the kampua at Puchong – Rm4.00 (small) and RM4.50 (large), I gather!

I loved the kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) though. It came out frothy and was to my liking because it was kau (thick) enough…

World Cafe's kopi-o-peng kau

A couple of days later, I went to this coffee shop…

You How Cafe

It certainly sounds like something in broken English – “You how?” instead of “How are you?” but I think in Chinese, it means that good things are in store. Perhaps those of you who can read the Chinese characters can confirm that?

It turned out that the lady was one who had a stall in one of the coffee shops opposite Sacred Heart School when I was still teaching there but I did not think much of her kampua then…

You How Cafe 2

…Well, since I was already there, I decided to give it another try…

You How's kampua 1

It wasn’t too bad…

You How's kampua 2

…and from my personal point of view, the one at World Cafe is a bit better but both are nicer than what many claim to be the best kampua noodles in town – the one in the Selemo area. Ah well, as they always say, “one man’s meat is another man’s poison”.