Do what you do do well…

There is a world of difference between Sibu’s kampua noodles and Kuching’s kolo mee. I just cannot understand how people cannot tell the difference and even get the names confused.

Somebody was telling me that I can have very nice kolo mee at the e-Cafe here where I used to go for their one-time best Sarawak laksa in Sibu, so the other day, I decided to go and have a try. I ordered the kolo mee special…

e-Cafe's kolo mee special 1

It certainly looked good and if I were to give marks for presentation, I think I would just give it a 10 out of 10. However, as they say, “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.” The real acid test is in the taste.

Unfortunately, it failed miserably. The noodles, thought curly like kolo mee, was soft and soggy and the taste was a far cry from the real thing.

e-Cafe's kolo mee special 2

To give credit where it is due, I would say that it was nice and I would not mind having it again…but it definitely was NOT kolo mee. Somebody should tell them not to try and come out with these miserably pale imitations and just stick to what they do best.

As the song goes, do what you do do well…