Pretty good…

I stopped by this place again the other morning on my way to my parents’ house and I had a tough time trying to decide what I would like to eat. Eventually, I made up my mind that I would want to have some Sarawak laksa…and then I had to choose whether to order from the Malay stall or the Chinese noodle stall.

I had some of the items on the menu at that Malay stall before and I found that they were quite nice. On the other hand, I’m not a fan of the noodles from the Chinese stall – edible but nothing to shout about. In the end, therefore, I opted for the Sarawak laksa (RM3.50) from the former…

Komng Ma2's Malay Sarawak laksa 1

The colour looked good but other than that, the first impression was in no way very impressive. Where were the prawns? And where was the daun sup (Chinese celery)? For that price, they should be able to give a few prawns – three or four, at least. Otherwise they should give more of the omelette cut into thin strips…or chicken. Gosh! The chicken was not even shredded. There was a lot of mihun (rice noodles) though…

Kong Ma2's Malay Sarawak laksa 2

…and lo and behold! I did eventually manage to spot one tiny shrimp, smaller than a five-sen coin, lost among the strands of the mihun.

The laksa tasted pretty good though – much nicer than at some other places that I’ve tried before. Β I do wish that they would give chopsticks and the Chinese soup spoon though…for eating that with a fork and spoon was a real hassle and much of the gravy ended up sprinkled on my shirt. In the end, I managed to cope quite well by twirling the mihun around the fork like eating spaghetti…

Kong Ma2's Malay Sarawak laksa 3

My final verdict? Given a choice, even though it was nice, I don’t think I’ll ever want to eat that again considering the price and the measly bits of ingredients in it.

Author: suituapui

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17 thoughts on “Pretty good…”

  1. it sure look good. oho, now i am dead meat, i will be craving for it but can’t find it. i wish i am in sarawak right now. sob sob.

    Poor thing! Maybe you can find a stall somewhere…but those over there, usually not really great – mostly people who cannot make it here and going over there to bluff the people there. What you don;t know wouldn’t hurt you… πŸ˜‰

  2. I have yet gotta chance to try Sarawak laksa, just wonder what’s the difference har? I notice the gravy looks the same, just chinese laksa has cockles and fried bean curd(‘tau pok’)… taste wise is different?!!(scratch head)

    Have a joyful day ya!

    Completely different. It has its own unique taste not like the curry laksa/mee which is more like curry plus the bunga kantan taste and what not. Must come over and try… Jangan tak cuba!

  3. Ahhhhhhhhh……laksa Sarawak..I’m dying to savor it!!! Nevermind this coming holiday season, I will go to Houston. My adopted Iban sister will cook laksa Sarawak for me…yeah

    Stand by, Houston… Bon appetit!!! πŸ˜‰

  4. Never had Sarawak laksa before.Kompua lagi la no need to say.Kolok mee in KL ada but I see not so inviting so never bother to try.Since reading your blog..and believing your testimony of how delicious these are,I’m going to try when I’m next in Malaysia…might even fly to Sibu just to try the famous kompua!

    Most welcome…MAS flights from Auckland – not expensive if you can get the offers…and to Sibu, use Air Asia…dirt-cheap. Or many fly Melbourne…and then use Air Asia – if you do not mind the hassle. There’s kampua in Auckland too, my brother took me to try – NZ$12 now, I hear…quite nice but nothing like the real thing.

  5. Agreed with u.. it looks rather bland.. this looks like prawn mee to me.. better cook something yourself, STP.. more appetizing anytime!

    I will…I certainly will…when my daughter’s home. Watch out for the post! Coming soon! πŸ˜‰

  6. wowee! this one look like the one near my office area here! uh oh, craving for it dy!

    btw, quachee replied comment in my blog say gonna make STP Pancake! LOL!!!

    Oh? The stall owner from Sarawak? Hmmm…I’ll go and see what he has to say – that Quachee…wouldn’t come to meet me – so sombong! I’m in KL, right now.

  7. I prefer to eat noodles with chopstick too. The ingredient really look so pathetic.

    You’re telling me… So very pathetic indeed. Thankfully it tasted o.k.

  8. Arthur….looking at the bland looking Sarawak laksa..I think it will be better if you make your own breakfast :p French Toast with banana and chocolate..baked them and that will be a better breakfast than this SL hehehehe

    Can’t wait for Melissa to be back..ya hahaha the dotting papa…I can understand how you feel coz we are in the same category. Looking forward to reading the homecoming post πŸ™‚

    Ya…for RM3.50, I can cook a much nicer breakfast myself. I’m in KL right now (Saturday 13/11), Melissa’s taking off from Auckland soon, arriving tonight. Can’t wait to cook her faves…and take her out mam-mam… πŸ˜‰

  9. Looking at the food, I think that they minimize the ingredients to minimize cost…well that’s my thought.


    …and maximise the profit. Well, at least it tasted good so it wasn’t too bad…

  10. lol… RM3.50 is still cheap.. in Kuching you get Laksa that cost at least RM5!! the bigger the prawn the more expensive it is..

    Oh? So expensive…and not that many prawns either – maybe two or three sliced into halves. 😦

  11. yummy..i love laksa.

    You do? You’ve Sarawak laksa there…or the curry laksa. That one – not the same lah. This is a whole lot nicer… πŸ˜‰

  12. Well i hate celery so it is okay for me if there’s no celery added on that dish. LOL.. and yeah i agree with Ish.. maybe they are just matching the price to the ingredients they are putting.
    But it really looks good in your shots

    Tastes good too – only complaint…not enough ingredients especially for that price.

  13. if i knew that i was going to have curry or dark sauces, I will always wear a black top! to avoid all the messy stains on my shirts! haha

    You can always ask me to wipe up the mess for you. Muahahahahaha!!! πŸ˜‰

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