Most Sibuians, coming home from abroad or even from the peninsula, would head straight to the nearest kampua stall to have their fix…but not my daughter. She has never been a fan of the noodles but she does have a soft spot for the kolo mee in Kuching and also the Sarawak laksa.
She already had her favourite pian sip (dry) in town earlier…and last Sunday, I took her to the Thomson Corner outlet opposite Sacred Heart School for the laksa there.
This was the Sarawak laksa – seafood special (RM6.00) that I had but she, being a small eater, only wanted the regular- RM4.00, and RM5.00 for a large bowl. It is no longer selling the RM7.00 special with the three giant udang galah (freshwater prawns) but this was pretty good too and well worth having.
I thought she would love the assam prawns (RM5.00) that I bought from my regular Malay food stall at Bandong…
…but she did not seem too keen on those. Most people love prawns of all shapes and sizes but I suspect she did not like the idea of getting her hands all dirty from trying to remove the shell.
She loved the assam fish curry though…
I had asked for RM5.00 of it but there was enough left that day for around RM7.00-RM8.00…and the nice man gave me ALL of it for RM5.00, bless him!
I also bought Melissa some sambal brinjal (RM2.00) that has always been her favourite…
…and true enough, she ate a whole lot of that. I’m o.k. with it but I prefer brinjal steamed and eaten ulam-style with sambal belacan.
I guess that’s part of being human – we are all different in our own ways.