Different from the rest…

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.

Thomson Corner seafood Sarawak laksa

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

Bandong's assam prawns

…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…

Bandong's assam fish curry

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…

Bandong sambal terung

…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.

Author: suituapui

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

33 thoughts on “Different from the rest…”

  1. God loves variety, that’s why each and every one of us is different. ๐Ÿ˜€ Haizzz, would love to get my hands on the prawn curry… but i dun fancy having to peel off the shell either. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Lazy…. Humph! I would just say – like that, no need to eat! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. LOL…I can get my anak to peel for me. LOLOL! He very rajin peel prawns wan. LOL!

      Exploitation!!! Child labour!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. she lazy me not lazy ah…i want LOL

      Come! Come to Sibu! Imagine all that for RM5.00. Size of prawns depends on the catch of the day – sometimes much bigger. At Muar Restaurant, RM5…you get the petai only, no assam prawns… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. I also love to eat Brinjal. Black Pepper brinjal to be exact. But they say not good for eyes.

    Anyway don’t forget to vote for me ya. :p

    Not really a fan of brinjal…but I like the plain fried ones and they stuff with pounded chilli – used to eat those at Malay or Indonesian nasi padang makan places. Yup…voted already – you should have 6 votes once I’ve confirmed mine. So kesian…. Muahahahahaha!!!! Everybody, if you want to cast your sympathy vote for him, you can check his comment on the previous post – the link is there. Thanks on his behalf. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. omigosh, i am drooling. i love sambal brinjal too and the fish~ not too keen on asam prawn. i love my prawn fried.
    i so gonna have to find breakfast to eat. the pictures triggered my hungry stomach . hahaha

    I think my daughter prefers her prawns fried too… So what are you having for breakfast? Your exam’s over, I guess. Hope you did well… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Wuhooo… my parents will be in town soon. Was thinking of making ayam masak hitam with the paste you gave for them. Kekekekeke! A few more days… a few more days… mwhahahaha…. (hope jadi la… sobs… sked tak jadi!)

    My missus will pound some shallots to fry in oil first and add a few stalks of serai before adding the paste and the meat…to make it more fragrant. Good luck!

  5. ps: The curry was so full to the brim! A little bit more will tumpah out…. and all those fish for Rm5? Worth it!

    Yalor! The man’s so nice. Fat…and wears a cowboy hat. Fat people are all so very nice! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sure Bigkucing will agree to that!LOL!!!

  6. So many varieties to eat in Sibu…. STP, you are a great food promoter… the Sarawak laksa is making me drool now… I am awaiting to go for breakfast with my kids before heading out to the last funeral rites today…

    Enjoy your breakfast – eat a lot as it may be a very long day. Funeral tomorrow, I guess. Chinese always observe the 3-day thingy.

  7. Curry On..Curry On..yummy love curry..oh udang galah sudah kalah in size eh!..carry on bro.. carry on.. tQ

    Dunno why they stopped. Another place selling prawn noodles with 3 or 4 udang galah at RM20 a bowl – tak kalah pun! VERY popular! Maybe Chinese here…not so much into laksa…

  8. geez!! love the assam prawns!!! but here some are quite spicy! but u noe pedas tapi sedap! LOL!!

    These are very pedas – my missus loves them a lot. She loves everything spicy – real pedas2 one…like the hubby. Hehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. Went to your old posts. Will have to try the kolomee at the Old Oriental. I’ve been going to the one on Green Road, but they’re always out of noodles by noon. Have to try the Thomson Corner laksa too. All these years I passed by that place, never bothered to go in. Yes kids are lazy these days, like you, the missus always says if you don’t want to peel, don’t have to eat.

    The Green Road one is also one of the best but I also like those with maybe a prawn, half a fish ball, a slice of liver and two bits of pig’s intestine – besides the minced meat and char sio. I think they have that at Carpenter Street/Bishop Gate…or they serve these in their chap-chap soup plus pig’s blood. Yum! Yum! LOL!!! Well, I’m like your missus – that would be exactly what I will say…but my missus will happily peel for her.

  10. I like those who are different from the rest, now i know i like Melissa already, class of her own….by the way Kolomee seems very alien to me, never heard of it before…kampua mee so common lol

    have a great week ahead ya

    Kolo mee (Kuching – Hakka) is the cousin of kampua mee (Sibu – Foochow) and they’re distant cousins of your wantan mee…or the konlou mee in Sabah. Hmmm…didn’t you like Melissa the 1st time you met her? Such a nice, sweet girl, eh? Hehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. kolomee, laksa, assam udang, assam fish, sambal brinjal, steamed brinjal with belacan…I’ll have them all!!!

    Aha! You, I like…very easy to feed – not fussy about food. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. I miss having those Malay dinners at your home! When can I make a booking? hahaha~~

    Not available 5th – 15th December, other times o.k. Just let me know in advance you’re coming out of the jungle…not an hour before mealtime and then contact me and ask me to go out and eat (and then pout on Facebook when I cannot make it). I need to check my schedule and get all mentally tuned up…and that needs time. LOL!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Gila~~ Hot date ka?
      Guys are usually impulsive last minute creatures!

      Too bad… Just don’t grumble when I’m not available. I don’t like last-minute kind of thing…even before – at work. I would make sure that my grievances were heard (to put it mildly) by whoever was responsible!

  13. All the food in this post i cannot eat XD

    I think ur daughter want u to remove the prawn shell for her lah~

    That is wat my sis do, she wait and wait til my dad peel for her.

    Not me, I wouldn’t do that. No worries though, the mum would do it for her.

  14. I love brinjal too..Normally i ll fried it with dried shrimp or steamed it. Then garnished with some fried onion or minced meat…yumm

    You’re one gang with my daughter – fans of brinjal. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Can I just say that Melissa is so lucky to have u as her dad! My god just look at those glorious food! I love sambal brinjal too btw!

    Tenkiu, tenkiu…only child – she can have anything she wants… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. I like everything laksa but have no idea how to differentiate each of them and your Sarawak laksa definitely looks good! *drool*

    Oh dear! Sarawak laksa and curry laksa very different and when it comes to Penang assam laksa, that one is totally different. Not the same lah…all of them.

  17. The stall here that I always have my Sarawak Laksa also sells at RM5 for large bowl.

    That’s the standard price everywhere, I guess. Over here, such things are considered expensive – maybe, that’s why not so popular as the kampua mee or the Foochow fried noodles, all below RM3.00.

  18. I love sambal brinjal..

    So many. Like I said in my earlier reply to one of the comments, I like the plain fried ones and then they stuff pounded chilli in it… That’s nice. Love the ones in yong tofu also…stuffed with fish paste.

  19. yeah i don’t understand why people can’t just cook assam prawns or curry prawns that are without the shells?!!

    LOL!!! Or just leave the tail! Maybe they want you to lick your fingers after enjoying the prawns. As they say…it’s finger lickin’ good! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. Never like prawns..but likes Asam prawns although I will only hisap (wah…why sound so vulgar?) the prawn’s skin with the ‘chap’.Then I’ll throw away the whole prawn unless hubby is willing to eat the flesh…hihihi!
    Kolo mee is the dry version of wantan mee,right?Black-black in colour with char siew and I believe the Sarawak version is rather pale in colour.Do correct me if I am wrong.

    Nope…kolo mee is not like wantan mee – a distant cousin, yes…but not the same. All these may look the same but the tastes are all unique in their own right. Eyewwww…..your hubby wants to eat? Gee! That must be what they call true love… Muahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. I never try the laksa at thomson corner ..I should try it out one day.
    The one at farley cafe also not bad…

    I have not tried that one. Seldom go all the way as it’s the other end of town. Wouldn’t want to drive all the way for no special reason.

  22. You know what, i just had my Sarawak Laksa as breakfast this morning. Remember i told you there is one coffee shop nearby my house serve very good Sarawak Laksa? My mum agree with me, the taste exactly like Sarawak one and very generous with the prawns! Too bad i didn’t bring camera with me this morning, if no i shall take a picture and show you.

    I love sambal brinjal!! This is the dish that i will take if i had malay mixed rice!! *tummy growling*

    LOL!!! You’re like Melissa then – her favourite Malay-style veg. Oh? You can always go and eat the laksa again and bring your camera this time. Hehehehehe!!!!

  23. i was reading your blog in my physics class actually and i m sooooo hungry now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    luckily i m going back soon for winter holidays.
    i will definitely show this blog to my sisters and have a well planed 3days FOOD HUNTING in Sibu!!!!!
    gonna start preparing the wanted-list!

    Welcome home…and bon appetit! Reading blogs during lesson? Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!

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