Better than before…

Was it better than before? Unfortunately, no…

My missus and I were in the vicinity and we decided to stop by this coffee shop where there used to be an old couple serving one of the best Sarawak laksa in town. However, subsequently, they decided to close shop to go and visit their children overseas and they never resumed their thriving business after that.

The stall is still there, manned by a young man and I decided to give his laksa a try…

eCafe laksa 1

It was nice, a little bit salty but on the whole, I thought it was pretty good…

eCafe laksa 2

…and I would not comment on the two miserable prawns that came with it as it was only RM3.50 a bowl.

My missus had the beef noodles, also RM3.50 a bowl…

eCafe beef noodles

…and it wasn’t too bad except that I could not taste the beef in the soup. I certainly would prefer something stronger and richer even if it means paying a little bit more.

All in all, from my personal point of view, both were o.k…not great, just o.k.

Author: suituapui

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

40 thoughts on “Better than before…”

  1. Would mind trying the beef noodle..something different.Laksa..nah…unless it’s Sarawak laksa.Now, that is a die-die must try ๐Ÿ™‚
    Morning, Arthur. Good day to you.

    Morning and a good day to you too. Nope, you’re NOT stopping by this place…if you get what I mean. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Err…. bila ur makan rampage, Shereen? Aihh, bertambah sihat and gebu Cikgu if he teman you go makan around… wakakaka…

        Mestilah…. Rich Kiwis coming…must grab the chance to feast while they’re here…and they can foot the bill. Hehehehehehe!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      2. 9 more days to the day, Cleff. I think cikgu already at the very gebu and extra sihat stage ..no more damage can be done..hahaha. Woi, Arthur…where got rich kiwis coming to town?..more like poor jakun rednecks..kira duit pun tak tau and mo keluar duit wait tangan terketar-ketar..hahaha. Eh, I want to buy the belacan that you say very nice tu 2 kg can ah? 2kg a lot or not?…and also ikan masin..terubuk if can and the telur also. What else ah can buy there? ohhh…sarawak laksa paste and also the masak hitam paste. Don’t forget to tah-pau my nasi kerabu on Sat…buy and put in fridge, hokey!…oh, and letak the budu a lot a bit…must have!

        Adoi!!! Belacan from Bintulu…ikan masin terubuk from Kuching. Here, will have to see. Bad news…the ikan masin long that I was keeping – my missus went and cooked it! I thought she went to buy some more but when I checked, the one I was hoarding – half gone, even though I told her to keep and not to cook!!! Tsk! Tsk! Nasi kerabu…will drop by and see what they can do about it. Keep in fridge, where got nice anymore? See how lah…

        Cannot kira duit? Never mind…just pass all to me, I kira for you all. I memang pandai… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Pagi pagi must mention laksa… now makes me wanna go get some of my Penang laksa fix. Adoi!

    Penang laksa? No, thank you…. Shredded newspapers. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. =.=iii never thought of it that way.

        My cousin loves to eat it but the son would put her off by saying that it’s shredded newspapers… LOL!!!

    1. Your monthly Laksa fix ah? Cleff.

      Cikgu, maybe the soup of the beef noodle not boiled with the moo moo bones. That’s why no taste of moo moo

      I guess so. Probably it was just plain clear soup that they had cooked those few pieces of beef in. Even though it tasted quite nice, not pass…for beef noodles, not at all.

      1. Yalah, Kat…one month at least 3 times makan laksa ma… tarak makan, my bum bum kenot duduk senang.

        Pete took me to Paramount and I tried a bit of it – it was ok. Did not get me jumping up and down crying out for more…

  3. wow that looks great for me. and it seems being served so hot.. seeing that the soup is kinda boiling still hehe

    Yup…we take most things hot here. Chinese…, quite typical. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. hmmm, at least that laksa looks like it’s purposely decorated or was that you for the sake of taking photo?? haha.. but the beef noodles does look nicer than the laksa woh, that says, never judge a book by its cover~~ :p

    Nope…it was served this way…but I moved one of the prawns in the next pic…to highlight the fact that there were only TWO prawns! Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yup…never trust good looks…no, not at all! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. The beef noodles looks better but if it doesn’t taste of beef, I guess that kinda defeats the purpose.

    I still like Aho mee sapi – very flavorful soup. Heh.

    The laksa looks good though, but as you said, the two lonely (well can’t say it’s lonely coz there’s two of them) prawns is a bit sad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Like me and my missus…and hey! I saw your dad and mum walking past while we were eating in the shop – another lonely couple… The empty nest syndrome. Sobssss!!!!!…. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I must go to Aho one of these days to try the kampua kosong and beef soup – went long ago (when it was at Cathay cinema, the present Star cineplex) and had the everything in the soup beef noodles…and it was the spicy version which I do not like. Same with the one at Rasa Sayang. I prefer clear soup…

  6. beef noodles RM3.50…. damn! KK sell it like RM8 per bowl! warafak! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    But KK’s one soooooo nice! Huge chunks of meat, thick fragrant broth….so nice! But I hear they use buffalo meat… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Forgetable, that’s what they were. Forgetable, though near or far…….. (Humming to Nat King Cole’s tune) Hehe
    +Ant+

    Gosh! You’re THAT old, are you? Muahahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. I counted 10 prawns in the post that you hyperlinked and there’s only one in this one ! more tauge though. actually where’s the best place for laksa in sibu , i’ve only tried them in aloha , kpg datuk and mesra

    I like Thomson Corner’s best. Aloha’s ok…and I have not gone to the Kpg Datu one for a long time (MAS Corner) – the people very proud, so rude when business was good… Never been to Mesra. They say the one above the Civic Centre market is good…but I’ve never gone to try. Phobia for staircases… LOL!!!

  9. Santan used looks like it’s on the verge of turning bad though…frothy like.

    Or boiled/heated again and again… I also noticed that the instant it was served. But it was ok, not “chut eyew” – I wouldn’t like that. Can’t stand the coconut oil taste.

    1. Pho tai – Vietnamese beef soup noodles and beef lomein. They’re not bad but quite flavorless compared to Malaysia noodles.

      Very popular in KL. Have tried at one food court – not great…the same as this one or perhaps, this one is slightly nicer. The other one sounds like lor mee… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. i tot everything there is very expensive but RM3.50? How come so much cheaper than here?

    Expensive? Cheaper than where? Definitely cannot be too pricey in this little town – people so poor, if it is expensive, nobody will eat. Can’t afford. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  11. hehehe, want stronger stuffs? Take your soya sauce, and pepper along with you. Then tambah perisa sendiri. lol!

    It’s the soup – not like beef soup, nothing to do with adding soy sauce or pepper. But it was nice, my missus liked it – just that it was like ordinary clear soup. If you eat the one in KK, Sabah, the soup is so very thick with beef flavour – even when you park your car quite a distance away, the moment you step out of the car, you can smell the fragrance of the beef soup already. I don’t think any place in KL, no matter how nice, can compare. But of course, it’s some RM7-8.00 a bowl…

  12. I have yet see this colour of laksa in K.L, but it looks enticing though. I wonder how the taste is like, does it go with sambal… the soup should be really good!

    There is one place in KL, in Bangsar – Annie-Q had mentioned it before…where a Kuching couple sells this Kuching laksa…and also Kuching kolo mee. You can go there and try… For details, you’ll have to ask Annie – I cannot remember.

  13. Your laksa looks like curry mee2me or is it assam laksa? Can always remember the blunder during my first landing in KL with one small laksa for a man, one giant leap for curry mee…~ ;). muahahaha.

    See my reply to Yoong’s comment… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Smoke the peace pipe I come in Peace. We can debate until the cow comes home. Can Bananaz safely say this is something like in Sibu you would call coconut ~ kepala oops ‘kelapa’ but we in Northern we say ‘ngior’ and my Mama would say ‘yeah’ and the other day Small Kucing spotted a sign its ‘kukunut’. Out of the kukunut we have old kukunut, young kukunut some male some female. In both young and old kukunut we have pandan flavored kukunut, we have durian kukunut *never seen one yet? stay tuned for my next post* and whatever kukunut its still coconut. Ada korek?

      Or in Sarawak/Sibu they have two versions, the normal curry mee and Sarawak laksa which are if not equally the same close to same? Or they do have curry mee and totally different? Do you have any Penang Assam Laksa in Sibu and what do you call it in Sibu? Hope not too confusing and pray hard nobody goes cuckoo over kukunut..~;)

      p/s Pls STP dont be marah and malas just sorting out the cuckoos and kukus here..

      Good grief! What do we have here? A cuckoo with two kukunuts? Tsk! Tsk!

      Hiazzzzzz!!!! I can’t really make head or tail of what you are babbling about but this much I can tell you – there is NO curry mee NOR curry laksa as you people know them here in Sibu. We have this in Sibu:
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2011/03/05/every-day-is-exactly-the-same/
      or this:
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2010/10/07/the-corner/
      and as you can see, they are not the same as what you people have over there.
      And yes, we DO have a mild-version of your Penang assam laksa here – sold in packets at my regular kuih stall in the kampung:
      https://suituapui.wordpress.com/2011/01/24/learn-to-love/
      I do not know if they have this in the shops – have never seen, never eaten that elsewhere here.
      Now, go and click the links in my reply to Annie & witch…if you are really that keen on knowing what I’m talking about.
      ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. The curry laksa doesn’t look lemak enough. No pass ๐Ÿ™‚

    It’s NOT curry laksa, my dear…and it’s NOT curry mee either. This is what I call Sarawak laksa but Kuching people will stake their claim that it is authentically theirs and insist on calling it Kuching laksa…and they do NOT like it too lemak as they feel it will then be like curry and it will not be the same thing anymore. I don’t mind either way – as long as it tastes nice.

    1. Oh, so it’s NOT curry laksa…I put my boxing gloves on and was ready to take you on ๐Ÿ™‚ , then re-read your blog and note that you specified it as Sarawak laksa. Aiyah, sorry lah to have upset you. I only know of curry laksa and assam laksa but not of Sarawak laksa. That my partners in crime, Bananaz and Eugene also kena ‘scolding’, I feel slightly not so upset leh ๐Ÿ™‚

      Wah, you dished out three NOTs to me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Kongsi with the TWO, one each…chun-chun! Muahahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. We call that curry mee, cos laksa is all together different, but by the pics you shared,I think i would love it, if go loads loads and loads of “Haung Chiu Yu”

    Another one! See my reply to Yoong… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. Sarawak Laksa, nice to have it on a cold weather like today.

    Had been sometime didnt have Sarawak Laksa, yesterday Elaine was at bangsar and she enjoy the laksa and kolok mee so so much. Tell me it taste a lot better than Kuching one! hahahhahahhahah. I think i should pay Aunty Christina a visit soon. The stall owner name is Christina. ๐Ÿ˜€

    We’ve mentioned this so many times…and people still have not gone to try and still, there are people confusing it with curry mee…or curry laksa. Not that they have to fly all the way here to try.

    In Penang, they also have Kuching laksa:
    http://pinkcotton.blogspot.com/2010/07/sarawak-laksa-in-penang.html
    …and if it is good enough for pinkcotton (originally from Kuching), it should be quite good then…

  17. The picture of the laksa certainly looked very different from the ones we have over here! I don’t think we have beansprouts on our laksa for starters! Hehe.. goes to show the same dish can be different if you have it from different parts of the country!

    Only the name is the same – the taste is completely different. Sarawak laksa has its own special sambal…and hence, its own special taste:
    http://elinluv.blogspot.com/2011/06/sarawak-laksa.html
    Which one you like – Penang assam laksa, curry mee…curry laksa…or Kuching/Sarawak laksa – that is entirely up to an individual’s taste. One thing that’s for sure – they are all not the same.

  18. aijor…cant stop laughing seeing the so called giant prawn..LOL!!

    Giant is the last word I would use to describe those. So thin… I think I would call them shrimps rather than prawns…but RM3.50, can’t complain. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. The bean sprouts..they look raw… this morning and afternoon, i took noodles.. so looking at this, I am glad i m not salivating.. otherwise “torturing”… hahaha…

    Should drop by early in the morning. You used to do that! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. it is most unfortunate sometimes when our favorite food stalls decides to pack up and retire.

    then next thing you know someone else took over, first thought “must be their children, should be good!” but to later find out it was totally different from what you remember. immediately you know, it is gone and no longer worth to go back for more.

    Guess time to look for a new “good” one~

    There are a few nicer places in town – just that we happened to be in the vicinity of this particular shop that day.

  21. The laksa looks very yummy! I’m hungry now. Luckily dinner time is soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was nice…but there are a few better places in town.

  22. Very well said short and sweet: NO curry mee NOR curry laksa in Sibu. tQ for the trouble to clear the confusion. ~;).

    I’m sure many here do not know what curry mee, curry laksa and Penang laksa are…much less know the difference between them…until they go over to further their studies – like how many do not even know what a mamak is. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  23. Both looks nice but the colour of the laksa looks dull…too much santan, I guess. The taugeh looks crunchy…that’s the way it should be.

    There!!! Exactly what I said. Kuching people do not like it too lemak – then like curry, not like laksa. Must kurangkan santan. Here, I think…most of them a bit too lemak – perhaps the people here like it that way, dunno…

  24. wow, these beansprouts looked so long. Unlike the fat beansprouts in Ipoh, these one here is TALL… hahah…

    LOL!!! You like them loooong or fat? Wink! Wink! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Muahahahahaha!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  25. I actually cooked sarawak laksa once from the paste Annie gave me. My mother in law shook head.. Boiled one big pot of soup but only had less than half a pot left after draining away the fibre n spices. The whole house smelled laksa.. sarawak laksa.. including the towels and clothes that were drying outside the kitchen.
    I’d better go for Aunty Christina’s sarawak laksa at Bangsar ๐Ÿ˜€ but the only problem is.. there’s other food to choose from at the coffee shop too : kolok mee, duck egg kway teow.. too many ! sigh.. eyes bigger than stomach !

    More people, have to use BIG packet…or more of the small packets lor. LOL!!! Can go a few times mah! Annie says the kolo mee tak pass – more like Sibu kampua…not like Kuching kolo mee…and of course, she likes it lah! She die-die wants to eat kampua one… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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