Pocket full of gold…

Well, don’t ask me what this means…

GoldenFull Cafe Sibu

…for I really do not know and unfortunately, it certainly is not my pocket that is full of gold. Sobssss!!!! I guess something must have got lost in translation when they were naming the shop and making the sign.

I just had to drop by the place the other morning as Annie-Q has mentioned to me more than once that it has the best pian sip in town…

GoldenFull piansip 1

She said that the skin is very very thin unlike at some other places…

GoldenFull piansip 2

…and that’s the reason why she thinks it is really very good.

I had the dry version and I thought it was good but I prefer the ones I had here and also here. Perhaps I should have tried the soup one.

Anyway, since I was already there, I thought I might as well give its kampua noodles a try…

GoldenFull kampua noodles

My verdict? It was good enough – not the best in town but can be an option should someone happen to be in the vicinity and is looking for something to eat.

GoldenFull kampua & piansip

The shop seemed to enjoy pretty good business…but I noticed that the one at the other end of the next block (right behind the Sibu Polyclinic) was bursting at the seams with customers. That Ah Kow kampua noodles that I grew up eating certainly ย seems to be going strong and is still a crowd-puller to this very day. Perhaps I should drop by one of these days to eat it…once more for old times’ sake.

Author: suituapui

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

30 thoughts on “Pocket full of gold…”

  1. I just blink my eyes looking at the kampua mee…should stop at Sibu…never mind in future once I’m done with my studies….

    Sure! Let me know when you’re coming. I’ll treat you to all you can eat… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Oh I would love to be able to come across a stall that sells wonderful kampua noodles. I wonder as to why you hadn’t stuck to Ah Kow since their noodles were your childhood haunt?

    Ah Kow died, his son ran the coffee shop…and AngKau from the beef noodle stall in the shop took over the kampua stall. They said AngKau’s kampua was nice too…but I never went to try. Busy part of town, crowded and parking would be such a pain.

    They all moved away as the landlord wanted to increase the rent…and Ah Kow’s son moved here…and revived his father’s kampua stall. Yet to go and try…so cannot tell you right now whether he has inherited his father’s culinary skills.

  3. wow you guys are so fond of noodles huh… but i think among the 2 dishes here..I’l go for the Kampua Noodles woohoo have a great day Arthur and happy blogging

    Come on over for a holiday and I’ll make sure you’ll get to enjoy this and the best Sibu has to offer. Yummmmm!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Pian sip looks delicious, kampua looks delicious, but I’ll vouch for Ah Kow’s son. His kampua is good.

    Ya…you went to try. I must get round to doing that one of these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yep, but make sure you ask him, “Are you Ah Kow’s son?” If he says yes, that’s the man. I, of course, had to call a famous blogger in Sibu just to reconfirm. Hope he wasn’t too inconvenienced.

      LOL!!! If you remember Ah Kow, the son looks exactly like him…so you can’t go wrong. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Very torturing post esp it is 8am now! Getting a bit of my own medicine, eh… this is one of the main reasons I MUST go Sibu! lol…

    Yes, you MUST… Just dunno when. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. Piansip looks like our shui gao(pork dumplings), but obviously it has more filling and the skin looks thinner.

    Probably a distant cousin – something along the same line but no, they’re different.

  7. Slurpsss… Pian sip again. I wish Nov were here soon. I have booked my air-tickets for my family to Sibu and I will be there for 2 weeks before going to Kuching. Yeah!!!

    Are we friends on Facebook? Will leave you a message there…or maybe I’ll send you an email giving you my hp contact so you can get in touch with me when you’re here. I can take you around mam-mam… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Good morning, Mr STP. This kampua noodle – perhaps I am comparing it with the dry wantan mee, and coz the kampua noodle has no dark soya sauce in it, I keep thinking it to taste bland. Describe the taste to me, please, if you can, thanks. Pian sip – it doesn’t sound familiar to me; is it wantan? Instead of Goggling, I thought I’d ask Mr STP ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t like the HK-style dry wantan mee – they prefer to use oyster sauce to toss the noodles in, instead of the dark soya sauce… and no lard equals not so yummy (but probably not so hazardous to one’s health… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Gosh! One thing at a time. Piansip is similar to wantan but the skin is not so firm, white not yellow…so the texture is not the same. Kampua – they fry sliced shallots in lard…and then they use the fragrant lard to toss the noodles with the other ingredients – all of which would contribute towards its wonderful taste. You can opt for dark soy sauce instead of the chio cheng (light soy sauce) that they use…then it will not look so pale and colourless.

    Oyster sauce and dark soy sauce in wantan mee? I thought they use some char siew sauce? At times, too oily…a layer of oil floating on the black sauce and the texture of the noodles is also different from our kampua noodles. The bottom line is – they’re different.

  9. You see you see, i must apologize to you, cos I am not a foodie kind of person but every time i come to your blog, got picture of makan makan one, worse i don’t know how to comment much about food,,,,so please forgive me ya…

    You only know Penang food…and maybe Thailand too so when I talk about Sibu food, of course you do not know what the hell I’m talking about. In my case, I’ve been to Penang, to Ipoh, to KL, to Malacca, Singapore…so people talk about the popular dishes, I would know and can chip in my two cents’ worth. Penang people so sombong…would not even bother to think about visiting Sibu, what to do? Too small for big VVIP like the Penang Godfather mah… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. hahaha…eugene.. he’d better widen his travels!

      Can start with Ipoh… Go and visit you and I’m sure you, being the perfect host, would take him to eat the best in the city. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Yum! Pien nuk. I’m coming back on Friday to catch up on all this delicious food. There’s nothing quite like kampua and pien nuk – I guess it’s just the food you eat growing up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yum! Yum! Bet you can’t wait to eat all the yummy stuff that you can find…ONLY in Sibu! They do not know what they’re missing…. Hope we’ll get to meet up while you’re back in town. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Pian sip and kampua look nice but not much meat in the pian sip. Would be best if they are more generous with the meat, hehehehe!!!….

    Hence, my preference for the other two places that I linked.

  12. simple yet tummy filling meal.. would have those for breakfast ๐Ÿ™‚

    Typical Sibu Foochow breakfast. If you go around the coffee shops here in the morning, you will see that most everybody will be eating these…and a sprinkling may opt for the other things that we have here as well.

  13. hmmm…pondering upon which stall you will bring me to eat kampua noodles…ahahhahah

    Your trip is still a very very long way to go… No worries, will only take you to eat the best we have in town! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. From the pic of kampua noodles, the charsiew looks kinda dry eh? but i really wanna eat kampua noodles in sibu! See lah if one day i’ll fly there all out of a sudden ๐Ÿ˜€

    It’s boiled meat…not char siew and that’s one difference if compared with wantan mee and I must say that’s the ONLY plus point in favour of wantan mee – the char siew. That’s why I usually order pian sip mee – the kampua plus pian sip. Not a fan of those few slices of boiled meat. Yes…yes…when are you coming?

  15. What’s pian sip? Looks like big wantan or sui kow? But I’m so hungry now I can eat anything! ๐Ÿ˜›

    Remotely. Come, come to Sibu and you can try these…and then you can tell me whether they’re the same or not. Of course lah…West Malaysians wouldn’t bother to come to this miserable little town. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. AH!! You caught me! Lucky i had heavy breakfast today, i am still full now. hahahhahahha
    But now looking at the plate of pian sip, it would be nice for lunch, since today i am still quite full. hmmmmmmm…

    Actually this uncle, last time he sell kampua at the corner coffee shop, now took over by Ah Kow or Ang Kau, and now that Golden Full is the uncle who own that coffee shop!! Not bad ya? Selling kampua and can buy own shop. My nephew only eat his pian sip and no other places, die hard fans. hahahha

    Oh? No wonder he looked familiar…and he seemed to recognise me. Not my favourite stall but I would eat once in a while. You don’t know how much these kampua sellers earn meh? I wonder how many houses he has. I saw a student’s father’s income tax return, a kampua seller…and his annual income was A LOT more than mine…and that was the declared income. Imagine how much he actually earned every year! If only I had known this when I was young, I would have gone into the kampua business too… Would be a billionaire by now. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. Echo our G~dfather comment, Bananaz also no mum-mum blogger a guy who eat rice dunno rice price one, who knows nothing but eat. That’s why sometimes didnt drop peels merely touch n go & gotta excuse Bananaz at times the comments out of topic, talk no 3 no 4 on stuff not related to food. 1001 soli bro maaf zahir dan batin.

    Echo my reply to Godfather’s comment! And all the more, no excuse…in your case as you are so much nearer. Just one sector – hop on a plane…less than 2 hours, already here. Grab the zero or cheap fares – Everyone can fly….so don’t say it’s expensive and use that as an excuse. Cheaper than the taxi fare from KL to LCCT or KLIA! Malaysia already how many years…and so sad that many have been to so many countries abroad but never been to Sabah and Sarawak…and much less, Sibu. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  18. pian sip, it’s that the thinner version of wanton? Looks slurping good!

    Thinner yes, texture also different…and whiter, not so yellowish. No need to ask, fly over one long weekend… So near, yet so far! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. I will i will bro! Once kao tim the wedding and stabilize everything. Now life is so hectic with the preparations. Hehe

      Ok…less than 3 weeks to go. Feeling excited? Ya…I do hope you’ll come over someday – I’m sure you’ll love it here.

  19. Hah..kampua again!…satu bulan makan berapa kali????..tsk,tsk,tsk!!I think hub and son would like the pian sip a lot.Taste like wanton?

    For some people here, every day! Wait…tak lama lagi, you’ll be here and you can try for yourself. Then you can tell everybody how nice they all are. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. first time i see such pian sip and wonder if they are available here. Btw, i recently chanced upon midin at my market and bought some to cook with sambal belacan. my first time trying out this vege too. Verdict? My qiqi loves it soooo much. thanks for recommending!

    Yes, somebody was telling Annie-Q that day that midin is sold at some markets in the peninsula. Expensive? How much a kg? Probably cheaper than here as it’s not so much in demand. Since it became popular, the price has been soaring… Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  21. I’ll go for pian sip any day. Not kampua though. Hehe.. I’m not a fan of kampua (even though I’m from Sibu) as I don’t think there’s anything special about it. Maybe I had been tasting the wrong ones ๐Ÿ™‚

    Then you’re just like my daughter. She’ll have pian sip – the dry version…but she’ll never want to eat kampua. Ok with mee sua…and she prefers pasta. Young people today… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. oh, it’s kolo mee’s brother the kampua noodles today!! eih, i think those dumplings look really good leh~~

    Yes, all in the family…. Brothers but not identical twins. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  23. the dumplings looks like our wan tan .Hmm…but how they make the skin so thin…

    Dunno, don’t ask me… We can buy the skin at the market. 1 kg, we can get hundreds…. So cheap so no point trying to make our own.

  24. so looks like the kampua noodles and pian sip here is worth a try. Can’t wait to try the best kampua noodles when I get to fly to Sibu. I hope soon..

    This weekend? Are you coming with Huai Bin? He’ll be in town this weekend…

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