The young ones…

Well, I went out with the young ones, Ryan and Julia, again…and this time, it was for breakfast. Julia would have left by the time this post gets published and Ryan by this coming weekend, so why not? It will be quite sometime before they will be back and I will get to see them again. Alfie was home for the Hari Raya holidays so they dragged him out of bed to join us as well.

We went to the Thomson Corner which everybody should be quite familiar with by now as I had posted on the stuff they serve there many times already.

Julia and Alfie had the seafood laksa

ThomsonCorner seafood laksa

…that I quite like myself and Ryan had the seafood kampua noodles…

ThomsonCorner seafood kampua
*recycled pic*

…which is one of my regular options every time I drop by the place.

That morning, I decided to have the regular kampua noodles…

ThomsonCorner kampua, regular

…which was as good as most other places in town and better than many and I also ordered the pian sip, the dry version…

ThomsonCorner pian sip, dry

I was impressed by how thin and translucent the skin was and how much meat there was compared to elsewhere where the skin may be a bit too thick at times and there would be so little meat that you get the feeling that you’re eating nothing but skin. My daughter would eat those teeny weeny bits with the meat and leave the rest of the skin behind so at the end of it all, there would be at least half a bowlful of pian sip skin.

All in all, the food was pretty good and come to think of it, this would be a good place to bring my NZ friend when she comes to town as we would be able to order a few things on the menu and she could try a bit of each. At most places, there would probably be one thing worth having at one place…and everyone would have to eat that same thing. Hmmmm…I must keep that in mind.

Well, back to our breakfast, the food was good and as always, the company was great. All the best to all of you, my very young friends, in your undertakings, till the next time you all come back home to Sibu. I certainly would be looking forward to going out and eating with you all again sometime…

Author: suituapui

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

36 thoughts on “The young ones…”

  1. Whoa… the seafood laksa looks very good… I wonder if there’s any in the open houses today? Wakakakakaka… yay! Raya liao… i can go find kawan to makan!

    I’m going to an ex-student’s wedding… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Got ppl belanja me makan today… wakakakaka… =.=

      Oh…so tired. Wedding in the morning, went to try HingHua mihun…then my cousin arrived in town from Kuching and I took her and her hubby out for THE burger and I ate again…and chesh!!! I forgot to bring along my camera – no photos of the other things we had besides the burger…and the wedding reception at night. Thank goodness not every day like this – I miss my nap! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. The food surely look very good. I know they are cheaper in Sibu than Miri. Laksa here is plain with just 3-4 small prawns for RM5! Daylight robbery here!

    This one’s my favourite…but according to one of the young ones, Kuching’s much nicer. I think it’s more expensive there too – cities mah! All the rich people… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I’d prefer kampua with prawn thn Char siew, unless the char siew is moist with hell lots of char siew gravy, lol!(anyway, I hv yet had any good kampua so far)

    That’s not char siew lah! It’s just boiled/braised pork, coloured red – in the true traditional spirit of Sibu Foochow kampua…and at this place, they probably use chicken. If I’m not mistaken, they do not serve pork – even though it’s not a Malay shop. Only one place here that sells kampua noodles with real char siew – not bad too that place. I like!

  4. hey, the seafood kampua noodles looks good actually.. i think better than the regular ones.. so when are you going to have your seafood kolo mee?? :p

    Already lah… That seafood kolo mee that I did not like. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Never going to have that again…

  5. Hellooooo!! You have a great blog, Mr STP! Love reading your blog and love the yummy food photos! The hawker food scene here in Perth, Western Australia, has improved only ‘ that much ‘ and we have lived here for 23 years now ๐Ÿ™‚ I am an Ipoh (MGS) girl, yay!!, and I definitely know my food!

    Also, I think you should be called Mr SYT (sweet, young thing), and I believe you would have been one great gentle teacher before your retirement.


    Thanks for your kind compliments. I’m glad you like what you see – many Ipoh bloggers and many of them blog on food too. Well, a warm welcome to my blog and do keep dropping by. Glad to have you around.

    Gosh! 23 years in Perth… I’ve relatives and friends (and ex-students) all in Perth but I’ve yet to go over on a visit. Hopefully, I’ll get to do that one day. Hah!!! Sweet will be fine (considering the amount of sugar in me – from all the sweet things I eat! Muahahaahaha!!!!! :D) but young would be the last word I would use to describe myself – well, young at heart perhaps… ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!!!

    1. Come over for a visit lah!! Can take you makan makan; the hawker stuff may not be as good but we have got some great Chinese restaurants. And if you enjoy wines, my hubby has a great stock of reds! Will you email me your mailing address…?

      I have never heard of kampua noodles…got to Google that ๐Ÿ™‚

      LOL!!! You go and google…and you end up seeing all my old posts. Muahahahaha!!!! I would love to go one day but not right now as I have to help babysit my bedridden mum. Can’t travel – long trips definitely out of the question at the moment. Will email you my address, maybe tomorrow… Rushing off to wedding dinner in a bit…and just came back – out with cousin from Kuching who just got into town this afternoon.

  6. Aiyo…..morning morning show me these stuffs! Where on earth in peninsula can find the kampua noodles???? Must try!

    Bangsar. It’s Kuching kolo mee actually – but Annie-Q says that it’s not up to par with what they have in Kuching and comes across more like kampua. She loves it! And they have the Sarawak laksa too – very very nice.

  7. All looks equally nice except the char siew of the kampua noodles. Looks a bit dull but nevermind as long as it tastes good. Yup!… lots of nice laksa in Kuching. Foody Goody is one of them. Ahem!…you are always young at heart, kekekeke!!!!…

    I think it’s chicken. See my reply to somebody’s comment earlier. My ex-student prefers Chong Choon, Choon Hui seems to be the famous one…and then there’s the Golden Arch…and Kenny Sia like Madam Tang or what’s her name. So many in Kuching. My cousins like Foody Goody…

    1. You mean Madam Tang’s laksa at Carpenter Street. Heard of it but have yet to try.

      I think so…and I think they’ve open a new place somewhere. Not sure. Never been. You can google, sure there have been people blogging about it.

  8. wooot, always go out with young ones, then must feel pretty young too eh! XD

    wait, the first picture is the seafood laksa? Was trying to figure out where is the laksa. o.O

    You’re also young, VERY young… I’m sure you did not feel uncomfortable in my company, did you? Like going out with your grandpa or somebody? Don’t look for Penang assam laksa – this is Sarawak/Kuching laksa… Not the same…and I must say, a lot nicer. Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. nasib baik i ate before i come here. The noodle have so much char siew. Hard to find here.

    Boiled pork…and in this particular case, I think it’s chicken. Don’t think they serve pork here…but the food is nice.

    1. No pork is good. Why? Cuz i can eat. Hahahahaha!

      All the cafes here no pork. Just the other day, my friend asked me where to get good pork chop…but hey! Come to think of it, we can’t get that in Sibu! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. what a nice morning to be eating those delicious noodle. too bad we don’t have that much noodles here, i remember yesterday my Mom was looking for congee for breakfast and i can’t find a stall or restaurant for selling congee ๐Ÿ™‚

    Oh? Congee is nice too. I would have that once in a while for a change…

  11. Yes, by end of this week, everyone will go back to their own homes and from Monday onwards, everything will be back to our normal routine! Anyway, enjoy these few days while it last!
    hey, I would still opt for the kampua noodles and the “sip” whatever… they look so … so… droooooooooooling!

    No need to say lah. You so sombong, don’t want to come…so all you can do is droooo…oooo…oooo…..oool!!! Muahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. Yes, that is a very good idea, Arthur! Sorang order satu and then we do the musical chair. That laksa is the famous Sarawak laksa, is it? Colour a bit different than the normal laksa. I got a feeling hubby would love the pian sip…his kind of food as he’s more Asian than me…lol.

    Yup, this is Sarawak laksa – the colour is different, taste is also different from curry laksa. We always consider that as curry or masak lemak – this one has its own taste, not the same. Hmmmm….1 month to go and you’ll be here. It’s starting to get exciting, eh? Hope you will not be disappointed. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I enjoy the Sarawak laksa here. Many think Aloha serves the best in town but for me this is better ๐Ÿ™‚ The sambal kampua is my another favourite here. It may not be too good for you if you prefer spicy sambal.

    I agree with you on the laksa. I’ve tried Aloha’s but I prefer this one. Not a fan of the sambal kampua though – not used to it, I guess. I would not think that sambal and kampua are all that compatible. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Ooppppsss how rude of me not to introduce myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m not the Julia mentioned in this post that’s for sure. Haha.. I have been following your blog for about a year? but never left any comments. Shy maybe? Wahaha. I am not a fan of kampua even though I’m from Sibu. Sambal kampua is the only kampua I enjoy eating ๐Ÿ™‚

      Oh? You’re not? Gee…I just assumed you were that Julia. Never mind, whichever Julia you may be, welcome…and do keep dropping by. My daughter does not like kampua…not Foochow fried noodles either…. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. give me all the pian sip skin !! LOL !!

    i used to eat pian sip skin only.. and the meat.. JF had them all.. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh? They sell the dried skin… Nice for cooking soup. Must buy and cook and post on it one of these days.

  15. sigh still cant find any kampua at KL here. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Go Cheras – there’s Kuching laksa and kolo mee there…and according to Annie-Q, the kolo mee is not really like the original and more like Sibu kampua. Go ahead and try…

    1. correction here, it should be Bangsar not Cheras. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lucky garden Bangsar serve nice kolo mee and Sarawak Laksa.

      Oops…forgot, slip of the tongue. Ya…it’s at Bangsar – my cousin, originally from Kuching, stays at Cheras and she goes to Bangsar to eat when she craves for it.

  16. Sir,

    Start pondering where to go for what kind of food or you already compiled the food marathon listing in view of your guests of honour ~ Shereen and her family’s visit in the coming month? If I remember correctly two days are how long their stay over in Sibu is.

    Her top ‘must have’ is the blue coloured rice. Then… she could not leave Sibu without trying the Sibu specialty, which among others… the plain looking Kampua, along with the Pian SIp. Come next, the ordinary looking Kompia (fresh from the charcoal ‘oven’, before the further ‘make up’ with dark coloured sauce or becomes ‘hamburger’ ~ ala Sibu style with meat stuff in it) Also must have are: the masak hitam, the sourish preserved vege Hung Ngang, Your missus’ Kacang Ma, Foochow red wine chicken and/or Foochow red wine longevity noodles. Then… I actually failed to recall what is the mom-mom you’ve kept half… about a month or two back…. was it… the Long Kiam Hu? or the cincaluk… or the ultra expensive Bintulu belacan?? And not forgetting the Kate’s panggang. Of course the very dark coloured noodles that kept calling her which resulted to a couple of sleepless nights or made her came back every few hours ~ to check out the yummy looking pic) Midin, pucuk paku, cakur manis… may be the sea cucumber soup or tou fu soup also. Plus the custard salted egg yolk dim sum… the banana jelly. Ahem, just to name a few. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am very certain the list is much more longer than this.

    Mentioned of salted egg yolk. Sir, the other day you blogged about the ‘replica’ mooncake ~ 5 @ RM 8++… if the salted egg yolks being used are fresh (not ‘dried up’, losing the vibrant bright red orangy colour) and if the lotus paste is really made from lotus seed (not mung beans, green beans or russet potatoes)… you got yourself quite a good deal there. Cos salted eggs these days don’t come cheap, it costs about RM1 per pc. Hence, the salted egg yolk has taken up at least half if not more than half of the per unit price of the ‘replica’ mooncake.

    Now which Mag would this be? You’ve been here before obviously since your comment wasn’t blocked by Akismet. No fixed schedule – just have to play by ear. Dunno their habits- wake up late…or sleep early or whether naps are the order of the day. Will see how it goes. Shereen wants the rice but that is served here only on Saturdays for lunch and she will arrive late on Saturday night. Like I said, will just have to wait and see… Definitely there will be lots and lots for her to eat – dunno if there will be enough time.

  17. I still prefer my normal kampua. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your pian sip look good, next time try the one i went behind Sibu Polyclinic – Golden Full coffee shop. According to my mum, they are having the best pian sip, thin and smooth, try and let me know.

    I may have eatenthere before…but I think I only had the kampua. Didn’t think it was that great. They used to operate their stall at a coffee shop opposite Sacred Heart School long ago – didn’t really like it then either. Hmmm…will go and see tomorrow.

  18. This makes me miss Sibu very much loh…..
    Follow your blog, hope to read more stories of food in Sibu….
    If cannot eat, baca pun jadilah.. Follow you…

    Rose Ragai

    Kesian. Where are you now? Yes, do keep dropping by. Welcome and thanks for visiting. Will link you in my blogroll. ๐Ÿ™‚

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