Standing in the shadows of love…

I had a post sometime ago on the different varieties of fried kway teow (flat rice noodles) that we can get in Sibu and I did mention that it is usually overshadowed by the more popular Foochow fried noodles…

Foochow fried noodles
*recycled pic*

…or the kampua mee.

Well, the other morning, I stopped by this coffee shop for breakfast and decided to have the Foochow fried kway teow there…

Foochow fried kway teow 1

I had the fried noodles before and I thought it was comparatively one of the nicer places that I had been to. This may look like the Cantonese-style fried noodles to some of you but actually the taste is really quite different…

Foochow fried kway teow 2

…and there’s no egg in the gravy, if you noticed.ย Well, it was quite nice, quite worth having for a change…but I’ve always preferred noodles.

Anyway, tomorrow I will be flying over to Penang to attend my niece’s wedding on Sunday night, arriving at around noon time…so you can expect that the first thing upon landing, I will be making a beeline to the nearest Penang char kway teow stall for the celebrated local delicacy. Care to join me, anyone? LOL!!!

Author: suituapui

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31 thoughts on “Standing in the shadows of love…”

  1. Looks like I have not tried all the char kway teow there. Being so deprived here I think I will eat all types. But of course, Penang char kway teow is the best of all. How jealous I am! Maybe you can send me some ๐Ÿ˜€

    Too bad flights from the UK go to KLIA…otherwise you can stop there on transit to enjoy the local delicacies whenever you come back. I don’t think there is any airline flying direct Heathrow to Penang, is there?

    1. No direct flight to Penang…only Cathay cargo…hehehehe.

      I guess as much. The international airport status probably for flights from Thailand… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. Thank goodness am now full. Ate durian. If not will surely be drooling all over.

    May you guys have fun on 2nd April ๐Ÿ˜€

    In season, I hear… Not a fan, just love the durian desserts. Sigh…wet, wet, wet in Penang, I hear. I hope that would not spoil the fun. Haven’t heard anything from Eugene or Claire…so not too sure what is going to happen.

  3. How can you ever need to make a beeline to buying char koay teow in Penang, don’t you know that is one tai kor there, can get it for you in a jiffy.

    nice to see you again in Penang, we will meet up with Claire, jessie,myself, hopefully Mandy can make it too, you makan makan, sing sing, makan makan again, ok?

    Ok, one char kway teow please! LOL!!! Will get in touch with you when I am there.

  4. OH another two days, right!! Wonder what Eugene has in store for us..!! Koay teow in IPoh and Penang are very different…
    OK, see u soon, guys!

    Looking forward to seeing you too, Claire… ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Wow – it looks exactly the same as it did in 1971 when I first had it – am sure it tastes the same too.
    Thanks Art for bringing back the fond memories of Sibu as a bachelor boy working at the Borneo Company!
    Your photos are fab!

    Most welcome, Edgar & thanks for commenting nad for your compliments. Some things never change, I guess…but personally, I prefer Kuching’s tomato kway teow. However, I knew of many Sibu Foochows in college in the mid-70s who did not like it or the fried noodles Kuching-style at all and were craving for the ones in Sibu…and of course, the kampua too.

  6. So early already savoring good stuffs ? Btw, I thought these are more for dinner or supper …haha… Btw, I like the canto styled hor fun. Put in some beef slices lagi better!

    Stuff like these, we have for breakfast or supper… Lunch or dinner, we’ll have more elaborate wholesome meals. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Glad we’re back to talking about proper food and not fruits!!. Love them Foochow char mee and char kway teow. Almost impossible to replicate in a domestic kitchen, can’t get enough char on the noodles. The lack of the `breathe of the Dragon’ as they say.

    LOL!!! Even watching tv shows, there are commercial breaks time and again. Ya…quite impossible to cook something that can come close – they say we do not have a BIG fire like them, so it’s virtually impossible. I wonder where you are now – somewhere abroad?

  8. Hei sir you are coming to Penang? Maybe we can meet up for tea or something. Haven’t see you for such a long time….

    Going tomorrow to attend niece’s wedding. Dunno what the schedule will be like right now. But I hear it’s been raining a lot there… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Do check your email. I’ll send you rmy contact.

  9. memang sedap, but still i prefer noodle too ๐Ÿ™‚
    btw, have a nice and safe trip to Penang, wish i could join u all…*hiks*…have fun go mad yo…!!!

    Thanks. Hopefully…but they say it’s raining non-stop there – wet, wet, wet! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. then have fun go wet lor ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Old man, can’t get caught in the rain, Will fall sick… I’ve got my umbrella ready though. Nothing’s gonna stop me now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Okay okay first grab of the day when I land myself in Penang would be curry mee and kopi ‘o’. Sorry to say Bananaz just cant get used to the kopi ‘o’ in KL, already old dog or old horse liao? Aaaah been a long long time think more than 3 years didnt go to Penang, missing all the yummy food. When are you meeting up with Ed count me in please? Right on bro shall join you for the CKT.

    You will be in Penang? Text me your location. Haven’t contacted him yet, maybe can sms him tonight.

  11. Have a safe flight to Penang and have fun!! Enjoy all the yummy food!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks, Hopefully I will. Worried about the rain, mana tau…in the end, stuck in hotel. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. Wow!…drooling…love tomato char kway teow and mee..both are equally nice.

    KL chilli pan mee is my favourite too!.

    Have a nice trip and do enjoy yourself to the fullest and eat to your heart’s content.

    Thanks. Keep watching this space – posts on stuff in Penang coming soon…(maybe after I get back… See got time or not there. LOL!!!)

  13. heard Penang Char Kuey Teow is one of the best you can get in Asia, I’m sure eugene can tour guide you there, lol!

    Enjoy and have fun, have a safe trip!;D

    Thanks. Hopefully, Eugene will be available… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Drool habis, Arthur. I suppose you are going all out to torture your readers with photos of seductive plates of CKT, CCF and what not from tomorrow?…Just peep in your blog can get fat, man!!!

    It’s all in the genes, they say. People like me will just have to see or smell food to put on a few kg. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Nope…I don’t think I will have the time in Penang but if it rains heavily non-stop and I’ll be stuck in the hotel room, then I may have some posts lined up… Keep your fingers crossed! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. wantan hor and ying yang is nice. for hokkien mee i only like the one cook by my bf’s auntie. enjoy penang char kuey tew. ya. enjoy that long queue one. the sister what , the grumpy sister, haha

      In Penang? They have a branch in KL, I hear. Have not been to any. Some like it, some say it’s overrated…

  15. it’s an April Fool’s Day tomorrow. Beware….don’t get fooled. hehehe

    enjoy your trip to penang…looking forward for more food post soon….

    Hopefully not. Thanks. Will definitely share on the trip…sooner or later. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Penang char kuey teow!! Yummy!

    STP! I’m so sorry I cannot join u in penang this week. Am scheduled to work OT by the management this sat. T___T.

    Do snap good photos, and post it up ok!

    Owh!!! Was hoping we could get together on your home ground. Yalah…yalah…nowadays, so many blogger friends…all famous-famous ones, where got want to be seen around with me anymore? Muahahahaha!!!! How’s that for a guilt trip? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Yes, would love to join you in Penang- thanks, but only in my dreams…. Likely to go back to Sibu during Chinese New Year next year. Hope to meet you and the pau you promised then. Will let you know nearer the time.

    Gosh! That long… I have to wait till next year’s Chinese New Year before I canget to know who you really are… The suspense is killing! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Well, you will have to get in touch with me then…or no pau! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Really difficult to find Foochow noodles here. But there a good one serving those huge fishballs with meat fillings and yellow/red wine noodles in Pudu area.

    Hope you have a great time in Penang, but who wouldn’t with all that ckt, asam laksa and chee cheong fun with prawn paste gravy. Perhaps you could get some nice Bao Sheng “ang hay” durians too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Aha!!! Those huge fish balls with meat filling is Foochow all right! As for the wine noodles, that I will have to try and see. Didn’t like the one I had at Jalan Alor despite all the newspaper reviews I saw displayed on the stall. Oh me ohmy! You certainly are tempting me… I wonder if they will allow on board the plane on my flight back if I eat that much… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S. I got a malware warning when dropping by your blog – some virus from chedet’s. Been visiting the old man’s blog, have you?

  19. Wait for me!!!

    Run…run! LOL!!! I think I’ll take a cab to New World as soon as I arrive. Everything is there…and no worries, rain or shine.

  20. Seriously, the portion looks kinda small to me. Or is that the normal portion in Sibu?

    Not small, don’t think it is. Normal, I would say, compared to such fried stuff in the country…and definitely more than what you would get in a plate of Penang char kway teow…but small if compared to NZ – they have HUGE servings there, enough for two and the price too is very attractive! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. looks good. I’ve always like the flat koay teow noodles

    The kway teow over at your side is nicer. Ours, not as fine – thick and coarse…

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