Love don’t live here anymore…

Well, if you love the Sarawak laksa at e-Cafe

e-Cafe Sarawak laksa
*recycled pic

…the bad news is that they have terminated their business, effective 2nd June. Nope, it’s not that they were not doing well or anything like that…but they’re taking time off to visit their children and some relatives Down Under and also in KL and KK, so they do not expect to be back so soon. The man said that they would be gone for half a year, at least!

I was there a few days ago but actually, I went there to try the Foochow fried noodles. I heard from a friend that it was very good…

e-Cafe Foochow fried noodles 1

As you can see, they are a lot more generous with their ingredients, compared to a lot of other places…and they only charge RM2.80 a plate…

e-Cafe Foochow fried noodles

However, when it comes down to the taste, I think there are other places that are better, for example, this one that I posted on not too long ago.

Still, it wasn’t too bad, so maybe you would like to go and give it a try. I did hear that they have poor quality control – sometimes, very good and at other times, just so-so. Anyway, as they say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison…

Author: suituapui

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

25 thoughts on “Love don’t live here anymore…”

  1. I think I’m gonna try to cook the foochow fried noodles. Looks quite simple leh… LOL… (habis, Cleff is on her cooking mode again, run for your life!)

    Ya…go ahead, give it a try. My missus tried this recent Chinese New Year with all the best ingredients – prawns and all…but let’s say that if she opened a stall, I would not go and eat. LOL!!!

    It looks easy…everybody does it but few can get it…just right! That is why I would go around and try and say this one isn’t as good as that one…and so on.

    The best ones have a special fragrance that is sadly missing in others.

  2. Rm2.80 per plate?.. that’s cheap!!.. lol.. but I never fancy the foochow fried noodle.. πŸ˜›

    It is. The prices vary here – some places RM2.80, others RM3.00, dunno why. Maybe because you’re not a Foochow…? Or perhaps you’ve never tasted a really good one…or people keep telling you that eating that makes you fat. Btw, I know there are at least two places in Kanowit that sell very nice ones – your father is from there, isn’t he?

  3. The sauce looks too clear to be good!

    Yup…seems that a number of stalls here have the sauce like that. May taste ok…but it’s all wrong! Not the real thing!!!

  4. need real foochow to cook a real plate of foochow fried noodles. :p

    duno why im not reli a fan of foochow fried noodles tho. gimme kampua anyday!

    Only a few places here that are nice. Ming Kong is one – minus the giant prawns, it is quite affordable, LOL!!! What’s it with young people today? Melissa’s not crazy over the noodles either…and she’s not a fan of kampua too… Sigh!

  5. hah?! only rm2.80 for that foochow fried noodle??! soo cheap one!!

    Yup…that’s the standard price here, but some places charge RM3.00. Cheap…not like KK, but KK city mah! People there all rich ones!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  6. Sooner or later the old will be gone and all replaced by new younger generation..just this morning i went to look for my regular shop and heard that the coffeemaker man has just passed away and the shop now is closed.. so now got to look for new shop to frequent..

    If there is a younger generation… Most of the young ones do not want to learn, so many things are gradually dying out. Lost for good! 😦

  7. aiya, the sauce like clear soup…..and the noodles don’t have the charred look…..

    Yup…FAIL! Yet, somebody told me it was good…and it seems to be enjoying brisk business. I guess not everyone’s as discerning as us when it comes to food.

  8. Aiyor, how come no longer run their business, I always prefer Sarawak Laksa over any other kind of noodles! Frankly, the Foochow noodles doesn’t look nice to me… those are ‘boric acid’ noodles if I was not mistaken, I always prefer handmade noodles, which very rare nowadays… sob sob!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Nope…Sibu noodles not the same as the yellow noodles over your side – no boric acid, so not “khiew” and if cooked in soup or sauce, may get very soggy – not nice anymore. Best eaten on the spot.

  9. You want laksa come to Kuching la~~
    I take you to my favourite shop!

    Where’s your favourite shop? Let’s see your taste – up to standard or not… πŸ˜‰

  10. Early retirement liao…..they should be back again in business in no time! LOL!

    Don’t be surprised if they decide to do their business in Australia – will be rich in no time!

  11. One man’s meat is one man’s poison. That is so true.

    Yup…very often, people seem to like what I feel isn’t that great…or maybe they’re just not that particular/fussy about what they eat.

  12. RM2.80 for the foochow noodle..where the heck i can find here ler. Anyway, i think i wana wallop 2 plates..looks so good.

    Ummm…come to think of it, compared to what I can get at many places in KL, this can be considered really, really good and that price – nowhere in KL can you dream of getting anything so cheap!

  13. yee…only RM2.80? wah. must be small plate but then quality control is not consistent.

    Small…when you talk to Sibu Foochows, you don’t talk about small. If you know Hokkien, “yeu ai phee…yeu ai chnee…yeu ai tua liap nee!!!” ROTFL!!!

  14. Wah, that’s really a lot of ingredients and meat! It’s too bad they will not be around for a while after this…

    This fried noodles stall will be around – still in operation. Only the Sarawak laksa stall is closing down – but then again, we can get nice(r) laksa elsewhere, no problem at all.

  15. i’m sure you’ll miss the sarawak laksa there. haha

    Not really. I found that the standard had been dropping, probably because of the sambal used…so I would prefer the laksa at another place now – except that the normal does not have much ingredients and you would have to order the special – RM7.00…and you get three huge freshwater prawns!!! Value for money.

  16. lunch hour, and looking at your laksa and foochow fried noodles..make me more hungry.

    Maybe one of the weekend i must drop by the coffee shop nearby my house to eat the Sarawak Laksa.

    LOL!!! I saw some ex-students in KL talking about laksa and kampua on Facebook, can’t remember which place they said the laksa is nice – husband and wife from Kuching or something.

  17. Not consistent like dat susah. If first time I go and I get it not good.. i wont go there again to wait for the GOOD time πŸ˜€

    by the way, I suka Cheese lah… i dun like potato n sweet stuff only πŸ˜›

    CHEESE is my fav πŸ˜€

    Ah…then you would love my cheese and milk and butter prawns…so nice, so sinful! Slurpsss!!!! πŸ˜€

  18. Here if order char mee, they give the small mee like those they use for yee mee. Have to specifically say hock chiew (char) mee tarm only will get the above.

    Yup…that is Kuching char mee – deep fried till hard and crispy and then they pour sauce over it – like Cantonese fried in KL…but Kuching one, use got tomato sauce. I like!!! But when I was in college, the Foochows from Sibu all did not like…and got withdrawal symptoms – longing for Sibu Foochow fried mee….

  19. I cooked foochow fried noodles before^^

    But not edible…T T…made my dad rushing to the toilet all day long.

    You know how to fry? Thought you’re Singaporean – I wouldn’t think you have many Foochows there. Maybe I should give it a try one of these days and if successful, I’ll post on it. If not, just keep quiet. Hahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€

  20. Had the Katong laksa today, solid broth but cannot beat Kuching Laksa!! Kuching Laksa is the best!

    Isn’t it something like curry mee with the big mihun? Most likely like what I had in Auckland – nice but nowhere near our Sarawak laksa. Did you manage to get any nyonya chang and nyonya kuihs?Saw on AFC – seems Katong’s the place for all these…and if I remember correctly, fresh durian cream (sponge) cake too… Yum!

  21. Noooooooooooooooooooo… where’s justice ! T.T Haahahaha

    Hahahahaha!!! This must be the worst that could happen to you! Coming home and finding your favourite laksa stall closed!… You should try Thomson Corner, very nice too…but very miserable – so little ingredient but it does not matter to you as you’re allergic to crustaceans and don’t eat prawns. πŸ˜‰

  22. AHHHHHH should have read your blog earlier. I had a few friends over at sibu last week and did not have a single idea where to bring them for laksa!!! brought them to aloha, and it was so-so, mas corner *shakes head*.

    anyways, mr.suituapui, I’ve heard from a few friends that there’s this rm8 kampua somewhere at lanang. They’ve heard of it but have no clue which shop. Do you have any clue?

    Aloha is ok – spicy, limited condiments…MAS Corner was once the best – the guy so grumpy and ill-tempered…but it’s not so nice anymore. Go to Thomson corner – the regular will have only a couple of prawns and very little chicken and egg but it is nice – like the laksa in Kuching…and if you go for the special – RM7.00, you will get 3 huge freshwater prawns.

    As for the kampua, I have not heard of the RM8.00 one…but you should try the halal RM3.50 kampua special that I will post on tomorrow. It is really very nice…

  23. We should all go and sell laksa. So syiok…. can earn so much money and go holiday for half a year.

    Yup…that should give you a fair idea how much these people make. You wouldn’t know…they could be millionaires in their own right!

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