Some kind of wonderful…

I was at the car wash at Taman Damai in the vicinity of the Sibu Civic Centre (Dewan Suarah) last Saturday morning and since Louis J was keen on meeting up for breakfast, I asked him to meet me there.

We went to this coffee shop…

Wonderful Cafe

…because they say the nasi lemak from the Malay stall there is very nice.

However, when we got there, I noticed that the stall in front had on its menu something that I had not seen before – pandan (screwpine leaves) kampua noodles…

Pandan kampua noodles

I expected it to be something like the green soba noodles that they have in Japanese restaurants but it turned out to be kampua noodles and they added pandan extract to it. It turned out to be pretty good with a hint of pandan flavour in the kampua noodles, plus a light tint of green in the colour. Incidentally, should you go there and find that you are not given an egg, don’t complain. I asked for the extra – 70 sen for one egg. I love these lor-nui!

Louis J had the tang hoon (glass noodles) in this mixed liver and everything else soup…

Tang hoon in mixed liver soup

…and he said it was nice.

Incidentally, the food from the “restaurant” at the back is very nice too. I particularly like their butter fish fillet. So, if anybody’s interested, you can go there for a bite…and maybe drop by at Aroma Bakery for the chicken pies.

Author: suituapui

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39 thoughts on “Some kind of wonderful…”

  1. LOL… thank God I’v e just makan-ed my bfast, else I’d be drooling like mad over here. *burp* LOL…

    Looks pretty good eh? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. can you kindly give instructions how to get to the coffee shop ? I’m feeling hungry ! ;-p

    1st shop in the 2nd block of shops – the 1st block is the one facing the front portion of the Dewan Suarah, front portion and nearest to Tung Hua. Ask Louis J to take you and your hubby there – he may even given the two of you a treat! Hehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Pandan kampua? I doubt I’ll try it even though I love kampua to bits. LOL! I usually have kampua when I’m in this shop. The stall serving it is pretty good but I’m not sure whether it’s still the same person who mans it. Overall, i think all the shops around Civic Centre are good!

    Probably the same! Seems popular – quite a lot of people eating there. They do sell “normal” kampua too… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. They have the green kolo mee in Kuching. Got one particular stall in a coffee shop called it Spanish Mee and there’s nothing Spanish about the mee. The right one should be Spinach Mee which most stalls got it right. I’ve never tried the nice (they say la) Spinach Mee because the green coloured (quite dark wan) mee put mee off (like how lui cha put me off). Tried the Spanish Mee but taste like kolo mee only, my mom said could be colouring only. But they say Spinach Mee is different, bla bla bla… *yawns* LOL! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The Japanese soba noodles are also green…but to me, not really different tastewise. I’m sure the Spanish mee guy dunno English very well and is using the wrong word when he actually means spinach! Reminds me of my castration and circumcision joke…but I’m not telling that here! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. cleff, i belum makan la.. i suddenly remember got to attend a course downstairs.. 10.30am only can makan!!! Just by glimpsing at the noodles make my stomach growwls! gosh, they look so good!

    Aiyor…kesian! Have to wait till 10.30…pengsan lor! Hahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. Nasi Lemak? The stall owner is also a Chinese lady right? If so, we used to tapao her Nasi Lemak often! It is good! ^^

    Dunno… Didn’t go to check it out since I settled for the pandan kampua…but I had a glimpse and I thought I saw a Malay lady there. I hear they’ve been many selling nasi lemak there, some good…others not so, and the current one is good. Can go and try…

  7. Good morning Cikgu, you see i learn a thing or two from your blog everytime i am here, today thank you cikgu, i learnt that Pandan is called screwpine leaves in English,,, i appreciate it, never knew that,i am humble to learn, roll out somemore cikgu, i am useless as far as vegi names are concerned… i am even confused what garlic and onions are sometimes in Hokkien i mean….

    You never cook, that’s why! So nice, just wait to be served! Chang knia, tua chang, pek chang… How to get confused? Hahahahaha!!!!

    1. cikgu, in Penang hor we called it “suan tao” for garlic….. i don’t think we ever called it pek chang…

      p/s: looking at the tang hoon….it remind me the du tor t’ng that we had it at uptown with ur missus..

      Oops…yup…it’s suan thow! Got confused with bawang putih *blush blush!!! Uwe kio is kunyit, chang mao is serai, right of not?…And what is lengkuas in Hokkien? Being of mixed parentage, we tend to use the Malay terms interchangeably… Yup, I think it’s something like that…but here it’s not just too tor but they put a bit of liver and a bit of everything too. I remember we had the too tor th’ng at that coffee shop in Uptown. Ummmm….not really the same – ours also nice, must come to Sibu and try! Hahahahaha!!!

  8. long time i nvr had mix spare parts pork soup d…

    Well, you’ll be going back to Kuching next week or the week after. Carpenter Street, some places…nice lah!!! Drool!!

  9. good morning suituapui! ๐Ÿ˜€
    haih…it’s been awhile i can actually sit down properly and enjoy my brekkie…most of da day, i have brekkie while typing la, while flipping through journals la, or just skip my meals la…
    i can haz chee cheong fun? my fav brekkie wei…but bint-ulu no have T_T

    Wah! So busy kah? Still in Bintulu? Not back in Malacca yet! Not long left, I guess…so, soon you can have all the chee cheong fun you want. I’m not really crazy over that.

  10. lornui ? are you hokkien ? hinghua ?

    I’m a Hokkien-speaking Foochow…and we have lor bak (braised pork cooked with soy sauce, and phak lor hoon or five-spice powder) or lor ak (braised duck)…and we put hard boiled eggs in the pot to get the dark lor nui! I love those!!! Yum! Yum! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Wah, I’m so keen to try the pandan kampua noodles! I like noodles and after your verdicts, my saliva starts drooling…

    Hehe, I love eggs with noodles… always asked the stall keeper to add on egg for me although it’s not in its menu. Remember when I was a kid, I used to bring an egg to the foodstall so that the ‘auntie’ can add it to the noodle dish I ordered! ^-^

    Re. a recent post, I love eggs…and I love these braised eggs. Never tried those herbal eggs, dunno nice or not. Smell nice though! Anybody had those before?

    1. Herbal eggs are one of my favourite! During my school days, I like to drop by Petaling Street for it (Till now can’t find any place better than PS). I always asked the stallkeeper to dig me the bottom most egg, which was dark and well soaked with all the herbal essence… like to eat it when it’s steamy hot, darn satisfying!

      Nice kah? Must try one of these days. In some shopping complexes, they have stalls selling them…and one can smell the herbal fragrance from afar. Never tried though… KL, I think I used to see it at Pearl Point, Jalan Klang Lama (where Pearl International Hotel is)…

  12. Hahahaha!! Spanish mee! Adoi!

    You should see a banner at Rejang Park here once – nasi lemah!!! A non-Malay stall at a coffee shop. I don’t think it’s there anymore. LOL!!! And the banner in front of the coffee shop in tomorrow’s post says: “Kerja kosong” ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. have not tried pandan noodles before. Here in KL, we have wantan noodles made from spinach! It’s also green!

    I have had soba noodles…and also the spinach noodles before. Ok, not much of a difference, I would say – just another kind of noodles/pasta.

  14. looks like now a lot noodles “they” transform to those vege noodles. Like “pan meen” we also can have either spinach or pumpkin!!!

    I think i still prefer the traditional kampua!!yum yum!! Count down to the day to savour my kampua(sssss) and a bowl of pork liver soup with foochow red wine!!! YUMMMMMMM!!!

    Hahahahaha!!! I can see that you just can’t wait to come back to Sibu any longer – really longing for the day. Well, wouldn’t be long now… ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. the tang hoon soup i had was nice….next time i try the pandan kampua. STP finish his pandan kampua very fast so i know its good hehehehehe so STP whr to next for our next culinary adventure? cheers!

    Any other place selling something different. No point posting on the same ol’ things even though from different shops…

  16. Pandan kampua!…interesting…like spinach spaghetti, if u say it is nice, I think it must be! ๐Ÿ™‚

    It is! Nice kampua with a hint of pandan flavour – not strong and overpowering! Something different for a change…

  17. what happen to the nasi lemak? I thought got nasi lemak photos but turned out to be noodles.

    In the end, did not go to eat the nasi lemak. Another time perhaps…

  18. Wow, pandan noodles! That’s something new. Must have been a pretty interesting combination, the sweet aroma of pandan and the savoury accompaniments…

    The tang hoon soup looks so rich .. ! Too bad liver and other internal organs often make me think twice .. ๐Ÿ˜›

    That’s why I decided to give it a try. Ya…I love those innards too but have to restrain myself! Mustn’t eat often – once in a while, ok lah! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. Wow…look like so delicious because there are so many ingredients stuffed into that bowl! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yup…Yum! Yum! But mustn’t eat too often – high cholesterol, they say!

  20. zomg…kampuaaa…i waaantttt ๐Ÿ˜ฆ you know, I’m the only one who actually loves this to bits, du gua t’ng and everything else included. None of my other friends think it’s that great ๐Ÿ˜ฆ one of the everise food courts in kuching does green kampua too, but with spinach noodles i think.

    A lot of people don’t like liver – my daughter does not eat those innards either. I eat everything! Hahahahaha!!! Never been to that place in Kuching…and the members of the Glutton Club never mentioned it, so I guess the food isn’t much to shout about.

    1. to be fair, the last time i went there was prolly when i was still doing story-telling…how very last century ๐Ÿ˜›

      Hahahahaha!!! Eating before competing, eh? I think I judged that too – at the Civic Centre. You were probably in Primary 5 or 6 then. Gee! How time flies!

  21. no to that place as they recycle the unfinish food… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    What place? What do you mean recycle? The food that the customers do not finish, they collect and keep and sell to other customers. Eeeeee….I wouldn’t wanna go there!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  22. Oh…the kampua noodle looks special with blended pandan juice to it..hmm wondering how is tastes?

    Pretty much the same with a slight hint of pandan – nice!!!

  23. i guess, you never made it to the nasi lemak stall, did you STP? ๐Ÿ™‚ That greenish colour and pandan flavour can really make the noodles looks special..

    Nope, maybe next time. Can only it one thing at a time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. the famous in carpenter street lor that u niq queue n then wait for half hour b4 they took ur order…
    my godbro went thre last time saw they washing the meat from the bowl n asked them why they wash those meat n they answer for dogs to eat…they think he is stupid as dogs food whre nid to wash n that the last time he visited…

    Ask a stupid question…you get a stupid answer. Eeee….I also would not to go there anymore now. Bad as Sibu may be, I do not think they do things like that here. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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