Try it one more time…

I’ve tried the kampua noodles here before…

MeiLe kampua stall

…because I heard a lot of people singing its praises but I did not think it was really great. We were in the vicinity on Sunday morning, my missus and I, so I decided to try it one more time.

Both of us had the kampua mee pok, the flat version of the noodles…

MeiLe kampua mee pok 1

…and both of us liked it a lot. The man added a bit of garlic to it and that made it stand out from the rest – with its very pleasant, not over-powering garlicky fragrance.

Another plus point was the fact that I could hardly feel the msg – I seem to have developed an aversion to it these days. A little will be fine with me but if I can taste it, I will be having this feeling of the crystals melting ย in my mouth for the next hour or so…and I will end up drinking a lot of water.

MeiLe kampua mee pok 2

Other than that, it is only RM2.30 a bowl compared to other places that have raised the price to RM2.50 and theirs are not even necessarily nice. Tsk! Tsk!

I also ordered the liver soup (RM3.00) that the two of us could share…

MeiLe liver soup

…and it was very nice too. We were given this special dip for the slices of liver…

MeiLe liver soup chili dip

…and it went really well together.

I used to drop by this coffee shop quite often for the very nice char siewย (barbecue pork) and the whole works and also for some of the things from another stall in the shop – my daughter loves the porridge there. Well, it certainly looks like they haven’t seen the last of me yet – I’ll be back!

Author: suituapui

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

39 thoughts on “Try it one more time…”

  1. Chamz… the title ah… reminds me of Britney Spear’s ‘Give Me Baby One More Time’ =.=ii

    The burger yesterday got Luciana singing that… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Haihh… no hope… I need to make a list of all ur victims so that i can kawan with all of them liao!

      Hehehehehe!!!! See what everybody misses…all because they do not want to come to Sibu! >.<

  2. This one, I want! hehehe… the title? it reminded me of that Captain & Tennille… Do that to me One more Time.. nice song.. hahaha..

    by the way, your page ranking is also PR3… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ya…can’t use that title anymore, already used 3 times. I’ve got the karaoke vcd… When are you coming? We can sing that…duet! Hehehehehe!!!! Ya…I guess as much – still stuck at 3. No big deal for me…no money in it for me.

  3. Sounds like terminator “I’ll be back!!” Lol.. Your skills have improved, I can’t really taste the MSG effect, but I do get the “very thirsty” effect after. XD

    I sound like a broken recorder, but you have it good over there! With the low prices of food. How come I have one Kota Kinabalu friend, he keeps saying the prices and cost of living over at his hometown is not relative to the salary there. True?

    KK in Sabah, Sibu is in Sarawak. KK – very nice place, great food…but VERY expensive…may be as expensive as KL or worse! But the money is good there, I thought? So many West Malaysians there…all very happy with their “pot of gold”. In Sarawak, Sibu is cheaper if compared to the cities – Kuching and Miri…and Bintulu, the gas town. We people in Sibu very poor mah…how to afford if things are so expensive? Sobsssss!!!!

  4. Sifu is sifu so to speak. Close analogy would be STP is on live telecast will know if got MSG instantly, Isaac & Bananaz on delayed telecast a few hours later with the thirst effect hahaha. I’ll be back. muahahaha.

    I think you people eat out all the time…so you’re immune to it . When cooking at home,I do not add msg…or salt…unless what I’m cooking is so bland that I would need to add a bit. So when I eat out, Iwould ask them to kurang masin, kurang msg…at least by half! You go and watch them cook – pengsan…all the oil, all the msg, all the salt….

  5. I wished we could get RM2.50 noodles here. Here, a wanton mee is already RM4. Prices have really gone up so much.

    That’s ok…RN4. Same in many of the bigger towns and cities. People earn more mah… Like all Sibu people, they don’t want to come home to work as salary too low compared to working in places like KL.

  6. I thought you would have titled your post,, don’t do it to me one more time,, hahahah, on a hindsight, some times i wonder how we can be so different in our opinion our taste liking when the majority of them say nice nice but we say otherwise,,,, could it be our expectation is wrong or could they be just the ” get by ” ok ok means good good type.

    anyway, i do trust your taste, cos you gave me Daddy instead of Maggi, kan? hint hint hint,, please disregard the hint hint, if you don’t think like wise,, lol

    One man’s meat is another man’s poison…like how I’ve seen people’s posts on Gurney and how nice the food there is – you and I know that that place sucks big time! I guess many people are not as fussy… Not like us – yeu ai phee, yeu ai chee, yeu ai tua liap nee! (want fresh, want cheap and want big boobs some more) Muahahahahahaha!!!!!

  7. nowadays it’s so hard to get food below RM3. and this kampua uncler seller is selling at RM 2.30? =) we have kampua here in penang also and i like it a lot too.. mayb the taste wise is not so authentic as those in Sibu la…

    Oh? Kampua in Penang? I would loveto go and try one day…and see whether it is anything near what we have here. I’ve seen in some blogs- kampua in Sitiawan – where got the same…all that gravy! Looks more like wantan mee.

  8. Hmmmm…. I realize your posting title getting more and more notti !! Btw, a kopi will be great with this noodle for breakfast !!

    It’s all in the mind, Chris…all in the mind! LOL!!! Ya…that’s a must for me – kopi-o-peng kau-kau (extra strong), my cup of tea…so to speak! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. hahahaha, there again, kampua noodles again!! OMG, i think this must be your most favourite dish of all time, i remember seeing this like at least once a week in your post?? haha~~ make me wanna go and have a plate later for my brunch~~ ๐Ÿ˜€

    No lah! It is the staple or the standard breakfast dish here in Sibu…like nasi lemak is to theMalays…or wantan mee over there. Got once a week, so often kah? Gee…I must go look for something different from now on… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Erm the special dip for liver.. wasn’t it just chili with soya sauce? ๐Ÿ˜› And the kampua noodles are so cheap! RM2.30 only?? Can’t even find anything less than RM4 here.. *sob*

    Some places, they do not give you…and if you ask, they just give you chili sauce from the bottle… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Never mind, KL people earn big money…can slaughter kao-kao! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. still one of my fave kampua places. mayb because i’ve been eating his style of kampua since i was 3 ? lol

    Since 3? The guy looks familiar…. Where was he before? Ya, you were one of those I heard praising his kampua…but when I went to try, I did not think it was any different…and not that great. If I remember correctly, it was his last bowl that day – all sold out…so perhaps he ran out of his special garlic and had to do without it. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. The BBQ pork is different from here. Here is darker color one

    It’s not char siew…just boiled pork in some sauce to give it a slight reddish colour. When I was a kid, they used colouring until it was banned – harmful to health. Tsk! Tsk! All of us ate for so many years, didn’t die also… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  13. It’s hard to get good mee pok over here. Or maybe I can’t find or don’t know any of it. The one I had last time was from Singapore and it was good… since they are famous for it. Haha.

    Yes, I love the Singapore ones. Different…and I would think it is even nicer than our kampua. Gosh!!! Last time I had good authentic mee pok in Singapore was in the early 70s. These days, all those fancy food courts – not the same and not so nice anymore.

  14. Drool big time today!! Bad bad bad.

    Now, how to get my liver soup and kampua fix? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Had too much caramel and western food last night, today had a bad sore throat, how nice if i can get to eat kampua and the liver soup with more red wine. *wiping my saliva*

    Hahahahaha!!!! Counting the days? How many more days until the time when you will be home in Sibu? Hurry! Hurry! Kampua is waiting! Liver soup is waiting! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. I love garlic too and am sure will like this. Me no fan of MSG too. I don’t like to have to drink a gallon of water after a meal just to wash that thirst caused by MSG!

    So many people do not like, dunno why the Chinese restaurants and eateries still use so much of it… One kampua stall that I liked – I thought it was among the best in town…eventually, I stopped going there as I cannot stand the msg. Didn’t feel it before but now growing ultra-sensitive to it.

    1. Thanks for the link. I checked it out and looks pretty easy to make – lard, oil and seasoning. But now I just got to get the right noodle. Don’t think I can get fresh kampua noodles here. Probably have to get the dried alternatives.

      Yup! Those egg noodles sold in packets in supermarts (I usually buy Cintan brand) would be good enough. But those, youwould need to boil longer till soft – usually a bit firm.

      1. Hey, I usually buy the Cintan brand too. Let me give this a try one day then I write a post on it – “Kampua Noodles, Ipoh-style”

        LOL!!! Ok, get down to it, quick! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Wow…over here, hard to find one that is nice and cheap . For 2.30 a bowl is so very cheap and that liver soup is cheap too ๐Ÿ™‚ but I have to stay away from the liver soup ( my favorite actually ) or I have to go on pills soon. Wild Boar always tell the stall man , no liver for the wife…so unfair…rite? He can eat and I can’t ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Aiyor…kesian. I guess I should not be eating liver as well…but once in a blue moon, curi-curi makan…ok lah! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. hey, the noodles look pretty smooth and tender… really enticing lar, feel like taking a bite!^^

    Come, come…you can this any time of day here in Sibu! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Kampua noodles again. Not really fond of it. That bowl of liver soup looks good.

    RM2.30 for that generous portion of noodles considered very cheap loh. In Kuching, the cheapest is RM2.80…

    Kuching is a city, Sibu is a town…of course, there is difference lor… As simple as that! Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  19. I still can’t get over the fact why must the kampua be so pucat?…so white like that got taste, meh? See also tak syiok. If eyes see no syiok, how the mulut can syiok? Somemore kan,in this particular kampua, even the char siew got no colour!!!! Tengok terus nafsu hilang!! My late mom will cakap,”colour macam pompuan mati laki”, meaning so pucat….hehehe.
    Anyways..I think the liver not cooked enough lar…still like got darah-darah and red-red(okay…pink-pink) lagi….eewww!!!..and I don’t eat anything that’s inside, sticking up or down, dangling…and standing!!

    You don’t eat anything that’s dangling or standing???? @.@ Muahahahahaha!!!!

    Anyway, let me share with you this – when I was in Auckland, I did not think the kampua was anything like what we have so I decided to cook my own. No kampua noodles, so I used the packet flat egg noodles, no lard so I used ordinary cooking oil…and no chio cheng (light soy sauce) so I used Maggi seasoning…and I gave to my brother’s two-year-old son and he finished it all…and asked for some more. Here, you too can click the link and hop over to my friend’s blog…and try to cook – see whether your hubby and your son will like it or not – black or white:
    http://kongkay1.blogspot.com/2006/12/kampua-mee-foochow-dry-noodle.html
    Sure one bite and they’ll be wanting to come to Sibu for more…and here, they’ll be able to have the real thing, of course!

    1. Okay,I dah bookmarked.Nanti I try as I’ve home made char siew in my freezer.Set!

      Good luck! You won’t regret it! Sure everybody will love it one! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. silap komen kat atas tu, LOL
    STP, u jahat lar…why always kampua noodles..make me ohhhh …

    No lah… I just post according to what I’ve been eating…and in Sibu, of course, I would get to eat kampua quite a lot. It’s everywhere all over town – the Foochows’ staple or standard breakfast.

  21. Liver soup! I love! with the extra chinese wine in it… made my day!

    Yum! I love those clear innard soups at the old coffee shops along Carpenter Street. Drool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. that stall changed your mind ๐Ÿ™‚ maybe the taste of the food depends on the mood of the cook ๐Ÿ™‚

    Maybe. Sometimes it may be the case… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  23. where is that kopitiam? I like to eat Kampua mee at one of the stall near Farley…very nice,cheap and portion is big.

    Mei Le, next to Sweet Smelling Bakery – in the Delta Mall area, the block of shops after the mall if you are coming the town…facing the pyramid-shaped houses. This is the 2nd time you’ve mentioned this one in the Farley area – I wish you could at least tell me the name… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  24. Ermm…wondering how many types of kampua noodle u have tried?**shudder** hahahhaha

    Not many types…just that different stalls, different taste. Like Penang char kway teow… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. i think he used to be at chopsticks (the one hear hsbc) long time ago.

    Oh? I can only remember the beef noodle lady there…and that pale and skinny now-chicken rice guy.

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