Running on empty…

Oh boy! What a day! And it’s only halfway through! I spotted some leakage from the engine of my car and I thought it was the engine oil…but when I checked, it turned out to be water. The mechanic said the pump was spoilt and the radiator had seen better days, so I had to leave the vehicle at his garage for all the necessary repairs to be done. Sigh!!! I can see my money sprouting wings and flying away… Bye! Bye!

In fact, this morning, I was in the vicinity where the garage is – Sungai Merah. I went back to that corner coffee shop – Choon Seng that I had a post about not too long ago – the one with the yummy meat porridge

Choon Seng Cafe @ Sg Merah

I have heard people singing praises of the kampua noodles at the stall but I have yet to try it. Well, I did…this morning!

Choon Seng kampua noodles 1

It is all right, nothing to shout about. I still prefer my usual favourites and even the one at Peter’s Cafe in Sungai Antu. But the piansip (kiaw/wantan) tasted pretty good…

Choon Seng kampua noodles 2

However, I would rather go for the meat porridge with all the minced meat, liver and intestines anytime! As a matter of fact, yesterday, I had that at Mei Le Cafe near my house at the Delta Commercial Centre, Pedada…

Mei Le meat porridge

It is much more expensive, starting at RM3.00 up to RM6.00 a bowl. This one cost RM4.00 with the yew cha kway and century egg. I felt there was very little minced meat and there was only a thin slice of liver – that’s all. Furthermore, the egg was disintegrated and I could only see tiny bits of it swimming in the porridge, so I would not know whether they put in one whole egg or not. Tastewise, I didn’t think it was as good as the one at Choon Seng which was only RM2.50 a bowl. By the way, the kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) at Choon Seng is RM1.30 a glass, 10 sen more than elsewhere…and not necessarily better.

Incidentally, I guess some of you in the central region of the state may have seen my blog being mentioned in the local papers this morning…

From the press is the featured blog this week and he mentioned in the post selected that if anyone wants to go out and eat, he or she should do some homework first and check out my blog to see what’s nice to eat and where to go. Gee! I think I should put up a disclaimer somewhere! One man’s meat is another man’s poison…and what I like may not be what others will enjoy. Oh dear!

Well, let’s hope that things will start looking better from now…for the rest of the day!

Author: suituapui

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

32 thoughts on “Running on empty…”

  1. No wonder no update till now lar…

    Haiz!!! All the runnning around – dehydrated! My sweat could have flooded the whole of Sibu! LOL!!!

  2. Hopefully the damage for the car does not burn deep into your pocket hor. Eh, speaking of Choon Seng, is the man (last time operated opposite SHS, behind the tayar shop, great kampua & laksa & lor mee back then) still operating there?

    I certainly hope not!…Yes, the man is still there. No sign of the wife…Still around?

    1. Not sure about the wife. Haven’t asked since last I heard she’s got breast cancer. Hmm…will let u know once I got anything πŸ˜›

      Haiz! Just had message from ex-student from Kanowit long ago, said one boy died of cancer. Worked in bank, met him couple of years back – such a nice person, so very decent!

  3. Woah… publicity. Soon you’ll be getting invites from cafe owners all over Sibu to sample food in their shops for free. Can start a food show for AFC..haahah. Who needs Anthony Bourdain or Bobby Chin…. we have SuiTuaPui. heheh

    Dream on… Actually also in KK edition of the paper today – they’re using extracts from my tribute to Yasmin! Glamour lah tu! LOL!!!

  4. hi stp.. kampua looks nice.. i would love to taste that…. over here, they put black sauce, kicap, oil..whatever…and it is called wan ton mee… have u ever tried? is it almost the same like kampua?

    u know..stp, having a car is like having another member in the family to take care of… but of course, it also serves us day and night… so we got to take care of them by burning our pockets once awhile.. πŸ™‚

    I don’t like wantan mee…but my daughter loves it! Can’t stand the black sauce and so oily…and the mee too fine and too little. Only like the char siew and the wantan. I would rather have the soup version… Sigh! I wonder how much it’s gonna cost! 5 hours liao…and not finished yet!

  5. Aiya!STP! Go get yourself a new car lah! U know you can afford it!. But if you want to skimp,your mum’s bike still around? Or buy a motor-bike…vespa….pa…pa…perhaps. I think I ‘ve been to that Sungei Merah’s kampua place before long long ago before we moved overseas…..the flat kampua very nice!

    Where got can afford? Pension…do a bit of tuition, one month on and one month off – just enough to pay the bills! The bike’s still around…Maybe I should use it! Save petrol…and Sibu’s so small anyway! The mee pok? Can try next time…but usally tastes the same as the kampua, I thought.

    1. I think he’s suitable for Harley Davidson πŸ˜›

      Size maybe…but not the money! Kassim of Kassim Rojak had one! Imagine how much money he makes!!! LOL!!!

      1. Meaning you should start a side business to earn extra pocket money liao lor…Well, you can open food store in town and name it Suituapui Cafe. I open one franchise in Kuching also (can quit my day job liao if profitable, which I am sure is) πŸ˜› Not only you will own a Harley Davidson…okay, I need not elaborate… πŸ˜€

        Yalor…can have second wife like that fella hor? Some people have all the luck in the world! Hahahahaha!

  6. Hahahahahaha……to Clare’s comment!

    Go ahead and laugh! Sticks and stones may break my bones, words never will! LOL!!!

  7. Wild Hog? Riding into the sunset…. heheh

    That sounds like the Lone Ranger minus Tonto! LOL!!!

  8. I’m jealous. Why Borneo Post never feature my blog? HAHAHAHAHAHA! Only food blogs worth mentioning eh? πŸ˜€

    “One man’s meat is another man’s poison…” well said hehe.

    The porridge looks nice, I love mine with a lot of yao char kuey!! πŸ˜€

    Come! I can bring you there when you come to Sibu again…but the other place is better. We can go there and you can bring your own yew char kwai… Oops!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!

  9. Wah, STP getting very famous already! What have you done to you car….overworked it leh? Go slow slow lah!

    Where got! Sibu so small…I go 30 kmph, also will reach my destination before one song on the radio finishes! Hahahahahaha!!!

  10. Hopefully your car is ok right now! Kesian you. Ouh! Ouh! I can see all your money flying away already. LOL :p

    Oops! Just came over from your blog! Was wondering why I didn’t see u around today! RM667.00!!!! Enough to makan the whole month!!! Have to puasa laio! Sob! Sob!

    1. War….RM700? Yeah! I think enough to makan the whole month plus coffee ice! lOL πŸ˜›

      Or two! Here, if you get somebody to cater and send to your house in a tiffin carrier, RM300 a month – more than enough for two persons!

  11. The kampua looks rather normal…and it doesn’t look presentable. Ha πŸ˜€ The meat porridge is a different story. It makes my salivate. War…..

    Appearance can be deceptive! Not as nice as the one I had the other time with the liver and the intestines! Yum! Yum! LOL!!!

  12. I wonder when my blog will be featured in local newspaper? hahaha πŸ˜€ In my dreams maybe.

    You blog on nice nice food and nice nice places to eat…and the Star food columnist might spot you one day and feature you in the Sunday edition…

    1. haha πŸ˜€ Yeah! Perhaps in my dream on day. LOL :p So I gotta post nice, nice foods lor.

      Ya…but they don’t pay you. In fact, she does not even ask!!!…Anyway, you’re famous enough already lah! Look at your hits, comments and your page rank… LOL!!!

  13. tekkaus, write something about Sibu, then you will be featured!

    STP, paying 600 plus for the car repairs? Get a new one – echoed Stella’s!

    Sigh! I think I’ll just go back to the good ol’ bicycle…

  14. Yummy, had 4 plates of kampua, and 3 bowls of laksa ‘dua’ up till now… muahaha… i love sibu kampua… u can’t get anymore authentic than sibu’s

    Good frief! You’re going to be one big fat fly by the time you go back to Shah Alam at the end of the week! Hahahahaha!!!

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