Moving on…

When I was small, I only knew of one coffee shop – Kiaw Siong as my father would go to the same one every Sunday and we would be overjoyed with the weekly opportunity to savour Ah Kow’s kampua noodles. It was located at the corner of the Central Road-Workshop Road junction but later, the food stalls moved across the road to the coffee shop beside the fire station while the coffee shop man moved his business to another one beside HSBC.

I heard that they have closed down that coffee shop beside the fire station as the landlord wanted to jack up the rent and nobody knew where the food stalls have shifted to. Then I heard that they have moved to this coffee shop behind the Sibu Polyclinic, Oya Road. However, it turned out that only the kampua stall is there – I don’t know where the beef noodles stall has moved to now.

Well, I was not in the mood for kampua so I decided to have the lor mee from the second stall at that coffee shop…

Sibu lor mee 1

If I’m not mistaken, this is the same lady that has been there ever since I was still teaching in SHS and on a few occasions, I would stop by for her lor mee. It was very nice and still is – not thick and gooey like those at some places and the smell of the five-spice powder was not noticeable unlike some where it could be a bit too overpowering. There was some kangkong in it…

Sibu lor mee 2

…and besides the meat, you will get half a lor hardboiled egg cut into quarters…

Sibu lor mee 3

Well, I enjoyed that and incidentally, one bowl costs only RM3.00 – cheaper than what I had here (RM3.80 at the time) and nicer than what I had here. I certainly wouldn’t mind going back there for that again sometime…