So I’ve been told…

When I was grumbling about the kolo mee I had the other day, an ex-student told me via Facebook about this place…

KLH Sibu

…among the shops at the beginning of Jalan Kampong Datu near the Land & Survey building here. He said the the noodles there were very nice – definitely not like kampua nor like Kuching kolo mee as we would know it but it was nice.

So I dropped by the place to check it out. There was a nice old couple running the coffee shop and the noodle stall and even though it was quite early in the morning, there were a few customers already having their breakfast at that shop.

There were no signs, no menu…nothing but I noticed that everyone was having kampua noodles. Then I saw some minced meat at the stall and I asked the old man what that was for and he said kolo mee. So kolo mee it was and this was what I got for RM3.30 a bowl…

KLH Sibu kolo mee 1

I tasted it and it certainly was as what I had been told – not like kampua, not like kolo mee but it was nice. I added a little bit of chili sauce…

KLH Sibu kolo mee 2

…and that did make it taste even better. I tapaoed two packets for my parents and sis as I was going to their house right after that for my daily routine of babysitting my bedridden mum and they all said it was good.

Well, thanks, Philip (not the guitar man…even though this Philip also plays the guitar), for the information. Any other nice place in town where I should drop by and give it a try?

Author: suituapui

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36 thoughts on “So I’ve been told…”

  1. Wah… generous with meat and all that for Rm3.30 aje. KL here, dun dream u get that price. Rm5 at least for such a thing… with lesser meat.

    By our standard, quite expensive… Can reduce the minced meat and sell for RM3.00. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. looks good. Tapau to KL can ah? ๐Ÿ˜›

    If eaten on the same day, should be good…still. I bought for my parents and sis and they did not eat until lunchtime…and my father has been praising and praising it. Have to drop by and tapao for him again…

  3. By the look I can tell it’s good. Used to pass by this shop and never know they serve quality kampua. Will try when I am back.

    Ya…it’s not one of the better-looking coffee shops. I wouldn’t have stopped to eat there either if I had not been told about it earlier… Where are you now? Offshore? I wonder if you are related to that Ho guy who used to work at a bank here – the one collecting stamps and first day covers? I think they used to sell them at your father’s shop.

    1. Offshore is my second home.. Don’t know about this guy but I do have a sister working with a bank.

      Ok…so that rules out the fella. Now back to square one…in my attempt to guess who you are. LOL!!!

  4. SEDAP!! Any piansips to go along with the noodles? That would be perfect! Bookmark this… the list seems to be getting longer… ๐Ÿ™‚

    You probably will have to stay for a month. LOL!!! Annie-Q came on Thursday and will be flying back tomorrow morning. I don’t think she has managed to eat everything. ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya…they have piansip there…and this morning, I saw somebody ordering piansip topped with liver slices. Strange combination.

  5. One for me too! =)

    Come! When will you be in town? I guess you will be going back to Kuching for the holidays…but you will be here for Nicky’s wedding. We can go after the church service. Need a place to stay, text me…

  6. wow the noodles looked very nice and springy. I hope i can have a bowl of this for breakfast but all I could have at work is a bowl of cereals.

    Cereals are good… A whole lot healthier! Muahahahaha!!!!!

  7. Its fusion food! A fusion between kolo mee and kampua ๐Ÿ™‚ lol! Fusion food the term is being used to death over here in KL, almost any restaurants who is serving both western and other asian dishes will name their menu, fusion food ๐Ÿ˜›

    (CON)fusion…neither here, nor there. Was trendy once, an interesting gimmick but it has out-stayed its welcome. Not attracted by such cafes and restaurants anymore.

    1. lol! Of course the great STP won’t go for CONfusion cafes, what if he got too confused to eat the dishes ๐Ÿ™‚

      When it comes to eating, that will never happen. Anything goes…just that, I may complain and blog on it later. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Ahhh, spicy one, I think I’d prefer this, look really yummy too!^^

    Not really, just a bit of additional chili sauce taste. It is pretty good…

  9. Wow!…sedapppppnya. That is the type of mee I like….springy. Quite generous with the bak chio (minced meat. It is worth the price.

    Yes, so much minced meat. That’s why I was thinking…maybe they can reduce the amount and lower the price to RM3.00.

  10. There’re so many of these nondescript shops in SIbu and I must’ve passed this place a dozen times this July and never thought to stop by. Will have to try this kampua/kolo hybrid next year! BTW, do you still remember the kampua in the tuckshop (yes, that’s what we used to call it) at Sacred Heart? Wonder if that family is still catering somewhere.

    This one, the coffee shop does not even look inviting – not impressive at all…but many customers and the better looking one two doors away…very few people. That canteen ah pek opened a stall at HappyHour (Rejang Park with the nice claypot prawn noodles) once but did not last too long. No “captive customers” like us students in school bah… He certainly made a fortune out of us all through the years – something like the “friendly” Tiong Hua Road kompia lady. LOL!!!

  11. haiyoh, Kolo Man is blogging about kolo mee again!! haha.. i just saw somebody having that while having my breakfast just now.. hehe!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The pale imitations you get over there? I heard from Annie-Q, even the very popular one at Bangsar – an old couple from Kuching…very nice but not exactly like the real thing. Like we people have to go to Kuching if we want really nice authentic kolo mee.

  12. It’s 10.47am now. Too late for breakfast too early for lunch yet the picture has made me hungry! STP!!!! my tummy growling!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Cannot eat – pregnant already! Later the food all over the baby’s head and face! Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. You said “Not like kampua, not like kolo mee but it was nice” So izzit kamlo? Kamko, lokam, pualo, lopua, puako or kolokam, kampualo or kamkamko, kokamkam hahahaha.

    In the end, becomes the name of my friend – ahkamkoko… Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. It certainly looks gooood!!!

    It is! Had to go and tapao for my father again this morning and again, he enjoyed it so much. One of the better places in town to keep in mind and worth dropping by sometime…

  15. That I would eat!!! Look so sedap…yum! Tak boleh tahan tengok the last pic.

    There’s another nice one at a shop in the vicinity…with beef! Post on it coming soon… LOL!!!

  16. Yum! Yum! Yummy!

    I should move to live in your town! RM3.30 is so cheap. Inflation is killing me over here!

    Cheap? If it had been RM3 or below, then I would say it is cheap. Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. OMG! it looks yummy and cheap also!

    Yummy, yes…but RM3.30 is not exactly cheap – would be ok if it had been around RM3.00 but at least, it is cheaper than some other places where I had something similar but not even half as nice.

  18. have u ever tried the Melaka’s white kon lou noodle? I somehow feel they are quite similar ler…lots of lards, hehe….

    Should be, as long as it’s not wantan mee – that one is very very different. I’ve tried something like this in KK, Sabah too…and it was also nice but then again, it wasn’t exactly like Sibu kampua noodles not Kuching kolo mee – just that it was nice.

  19. Come back Sibu only want to eat kampua kampua and more kampua . Tsk tsk tsk. A lot ppl start complaining I post too many food picture in FB , more or less the same . What to do , this is the food that I can’t get to eat in KL . Must eat till I puke . LOL . Like you said too many place to try and I can’t finish eating all and this time I don’t even got time to go to Lian Yew kampua !!

    LOL!!! At least you managed to eat quite a lot of things. The rest will have to wait till the next time you come home, I’m afraid. At least, must stay for a week or there won’t be enough time to eat everything. Come home more frequently – long weekends, can also come…and not just once a year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. Look so delicious ……… How I wish i can get to taste it.

    Can always hop over to Sibu. Airfare’s pretty cheap these days… Book early.

  21. I think if I am really going back to Sibu end of this year, I will need time to browse through your posts for all these nice foods and try them out one by one. Think I will need about 2 weeks in Sibu before going to Kuching.
    My parents are still in SIbu but we usually frequent the few shops/ restaurants that we are familiar with like Aloha, Thompson corner, food court at Farley etc. The last time I went back to Sibu was in 2008 for 3 days only for my sis’ wedding and did not have chance to indulge.

    Ok…those places that you mention have their nice stuff too. The problem is one place may have only one thing that is nice…so you can only go to one place to eat one thing at a time and if you stay for only a few days, itis not easy to want to eat everything. But 1 or 2 weeks should be long enough…

  22. Gosh, I’d kill for a bowl of this! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    and RM3.30 is really cheap!
    +Ant+

    Come, come…but for us here (poor small town people), this is actually a little bit more expensive than usual… ๐Ÿ˜€

  23. Looks like a scrumptious bits of mince on a bed of tasty MSG noodles! Love it!
    Chili, makes everything taste tastier!

    You do? Ya…tell my missus that – she drowns everything with chili. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  24. oh i saw chopsticks.. huhu me still dunno how to use it …poor me

    No worries. I don’t know how to use them correctly either…but who cares? As long as I can manage to get the food inside my mouth, that’s all that matters. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. I can’t figure out where this is…is this at the same row as the SUPP place in Sibu?

    Yup! Somewhere around the middle of that same block. I think you ate there when you were home on a day trip sometime ago. I was trying to find your post to link but did not manage to do so.

  26. yes….i agree. the old lady makes good kolo mee. and the quantity is quite large too. i sometimes go there after im done in court. cheers STP!

    Humph!!! So your closely-guarded secret is out. Never told me about it… I’ve also tried the halal one – boleh tahan. Will post on it soon.

  27. I called it kedai apek. I used to have this shop kampua years back when I was still in Sibu. The laksa at the opposite shop right opposite to SUPP also not bad.
    I miss those days when I was still working at Sibu office. I can have apek kampua when I think I want or laksa when I went with my colleagues.

    Ya…your office was next door too. I’ll post on the other coffee shop in the next few days…but I did not try the laksa. Will do that soon, I hope. Anything else that is nice there?

    1. The roti canai… you need to order plain roti canai. But for me it is quite okay. My colleagues like the roti canai very much and mee sapi.
      I like the nasi goreng kampung super spicy one… for sure that one is special order from me.

      I think I’d just stick to my roti canai stall at Bandong – best! And I never like the nasi goreng outside, cannot beat mine…but I will probably try the mee sapi…and the laksa.

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