Like it this way…

In yesterday’s post, I featured my own way of eating kompia – with SPAM, cheese and tomato.

Some people, however, prefer to eat kompia just like that to enjoy its unique fragrance and taste. Others prefer it stuffed with meat and toasted…

Toasted kompia

…like these that are sold at 70sen each at a coffee shop at the old closed-down cinema complex at Rejang Park. If I can recall correctly, the name is Leong Leong or something like that. They also sell them stuffed with meat and dipped in soy sauce and 5-spice powder gravy like they do at this very popular place along Tiong Hua Road here…

Tiong Hua Road kompia
*recycled pic*

Somehow it does not tickle my fancy this way as I do not quite like my kompia soft and soggy.

These are sold at a coffee shop in the vicinity of Ling Kai Cheng Road here…

Deepfried kompia 1

First, they deep-fry the kompia and then they stuff it with meat. I stopped by the other day at around 2.00 p.m. to buy a few and there were a number of people there as well waiting for their orders. It certainly seemed very popular…even at 80 sen a piece.

Deepfried kompia 2

All in all, my favourite would be these that are sold at 3 for RM3.90 at this place

NoodleHouse kompia
*recycled pic*

No doubt they’re more expensive but personally, I think they are way ahead of the rest as far as the taste is concerned.

Of course, there are all the other ways of eating kompia at this place…or with curry gravy here and the bottom line is whether you like it this way or that, it’s all up to the individual and his or her own preference – as I always say, one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

Author: suituapui

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

35 thoughts on “Like it this way…”

  1. Kompia should be rebranded to Sibu burger!!…. another marketing ploy for food-tourism malaysia perhaps?

    Oops!!! Is it that obvious? Food-tourism Sibu, to be precise. Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    P.S. You’ve been pretty early these few days? Up and about early to work out…or you haven’t gone to sleep yet? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Uwah…sob! sob!…kompia again?..why are you doing this to me? Got up and Simon made a bowl of oats, milk and maple syrup which I love so much..normally but when I saw your posting today…hilang my selera makan!I want!I want! *hentak-hentak kaki*.
    Err…I don’t think I’ll like the one which kena rendam in some kind of sauce. Hilang la the characteristic of longer crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside and will be soggy all the way through.
    Please ah…no more posting of my favourites! Go and blog on something that will not make me depressed!

    LOL!!! Ya…I don’t like the one with gravy too – dunno why it is so popular… Ok, ok…no more tomorrow, let you relax a bit… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Dun percaya what that evil man say, Shereen… semua bohong punya… I bet this post oso to make me drool wan. Very jahat wan he!

      No…no…. I already shared the photos on Facebook, have not deleted yet…. My life is so boring these days – haven’t gone round to eat anything to post…so no choice lah! Just post these pics of kompia lor….. Honest! Cross my heart, hope to die! Muahahahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Gasps! And so you noticed. I wake up very early for prayers and a jog. Been having an extra habit lately ….. Fb-ing and checking blogs immediately upon being awake lolz!

    Have a good weekend ya! ^^

    Wah…so good. I wake up around the same time…to go online, make breakfast and eat. Pray for me too, ok? As for the jogging, ummmm….never mind! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I like the soggy Tiong Hua Road ones. It’s delicious! I also like it stuffed with minced meat and just baked but I need to have gravy by the side too. I still think the best ones used to be at the old Delta swimming pool – they have soggy kompia without the gravy, packed in 5 for RM 2. ๐Ÿ™‚

    True blue Sibu born and bred, eh? LOL!!! Delta swimming pool old? You mean the Bukit Lima one? I think there are a few nice places around actually . Some people love the guy at the Sibu Central Market – what’s his name now? Ah Hua…ah yes, Ah Hua!!!

  5. Love the first picture.. but definitely a no-no for the 2nd picture.. soggy soggy, I cannot take also.. .. geli one.. but would love the 3.90 one.. wanna try la!! when.. when…

    You ask me, I ask who??? Tsk! Tsk! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. you like it this way?? i like it THAT way, still prefer the “spammed” kompia with some lettuce tomato and cucumber.. hehehe, maybe younger generation would love the “spammed” version more~~ ๐Ÿ™‚

    The test of the pudding is in the eating… You wouldn’t know until you’ve eaten it. Ask Shereen – all the way from NZ – been here, done that…and look at her now – just tried a couple and now, she’s dying to have more of it!

  7. *popping my eyes big… dipping kompia in soy sauce?!!!! Man, I don’t like my food soft and soggy either, taste like baby food. I would prefer original kompia, exempt the sauce thingy…I reckon it would taste good with a cup of good coffee!

    I think it’s the old traditional Foochow thing – they liked their food soft. That’s why they did not like Kuching kolo mee – so hard, they would say…and would swear by their Sibu kampua. Tastes have changed now – but some things still remain. You see this shop with the horribly-rude woman – so crowded, so many people! Just because of that horrendous woman, I would prefer to stay away…and I don’t like my kompia soggy either.

  8. maybe my mum would love the soft type..

    Old people? She would love the chu-nu-miang then – the softer, slightly sweet/not salty version. Also very nice…

  9. Kompia….never come across and never eaten before. Will give it a try if I happen to bump into kompia.

    You’ll have to come to Sibu for that. I’ve seen photos of the Sitiawan ones – not really the same. Dunno the taste…

  10. Wow,looks like there are so many ways to turn a simple kompia into a mouth watering staple. Now I feel like cooking curry chicken or ‘tau eu bak’ and see how it taste. How to ensure kompia remain soft and what is the lifespan?

    Best hot from the charcoal oven…but if keeping for a few days, better keep in fridge and toast in oven or lightly deep-fry before eating. Dunno the lifespan – never last long enough for us to find out. LOL!!! Should be able to keep for a few days without turning moldy – unlike bread despite all the preservatives they put in it.

  11. eeeeeeesh! Now u remind me of Burger Malaysia, u know, the one with sambal in it? aiyo… why lah? why????!! argh!!

    Huh??? The pathetic Doraemon? Available at my kampung kuih stall but I never buy. I think Shereen bought some to eat when she came over from New Zealand. Over there, don’t have mah…. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Got lar..I made myself..hahaha.But that day when we bought the doraemon from Bandung, not so nice…maybe because dah termakan fight ler!

      Sambal also tak cukup and tak sedap – that’s why I never bought that. If nice, sure I would have asked you to buy already mah… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Bread types always rock with meat and cheese~

    The texture and the fragrance of the charcoal-oven baked kompia will enhance the taste even more… Anytime better than bread.

  13. i’d like mine plain…maybe…:) because of your kompia, i’ll go get a fresh bread for my lunch today ๐Ÿ™‚

    Bread? How can bread compare? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Ya… must at least get bagel…kompiah taste abit like bagel… but den cannot compare… taste different.

      You’ve yet to try the fresh ones…so much nicer. The ones you had were a couple of days old, re-toast…still nice but not exactly the same anymore.

  14. Kompia post again?? Aaaarrggggg!!

    I love the most the one stuff with minced meat and must come from that Wong Soon Kei coffee shop. The one you mention, Ling Kai Ching Road, that is the one where Wong Soon Kei coffee shop located? I don’t know the road name, i only know the place.

    My mum always buy my kompia from there, either bring it to KL or eat it at home. My mum just need to call her and tell her when she need and how many pieces, she packed nicely in a small box. That is how my mum bring kompia for me everytime when she is here.

    Yes, that’s from the “Wong Soon Kai coffee shop” all right. Nice, very nice…but you must try the Noodle House ones – will take you there when you come home again. I think theirs are nicer…but are more expensive. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. for those who comment up there, saying prefer kompia with spam, you should try this, kompia with mince meat and you will agree withe me , it taste 1000x better than spam! hahahhahaha

    I agree with you 100%. They’ve all never tasted before…and they don’t know what they’re missing. Only we know…and Shereen too. Hehehehehehe!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. i like it this way too! ๐Ÿ˜› but I’m too “green” in the ways of the kompia, maybe coz I have never tried one yet.

    You will, you will…when you hop over for a visit like you said you would. Hope it will be sooner, not later… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. son soon son soon .. oops, did i just let out my wish for a son? ๐Ÿ˜›

      Janice is expecting? Weeeeeeee!!!!!! Ya, hope you’ll get a son…but I think a daughter’s better. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Aiyor…when got kids already, not so free and easy to travel lah!!! Don’t think you’ll ever come to Sibu then. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. Haihh… I’m sure this post is made up just to torture me and Shereen. Tskkk~

    No! No! I wish somebody would come and visit…and then I would have an excuse to go around and eat…and I’ll have more stuff to post. So sad…so lonely, nothing ever happens around here. Sobssss!!!!!

  18. No wonder I don’t know what Kompia is! I’ve been to Sibu ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Why KL don’t have wan???

    You mean you’ve never been to Sibu, I guess? Try Sitiawan in Perak… They may have it in Ipoh too – Foochow delicacy.

  19. Oh, that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh,
    I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh.
    That’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh,
    I like it, uh-huh, uh-huh.โ™ซ

    Soli reminds me of ham chim pang with the mua chee all over..haha. Kompia mesti kom-puas..hehe~;).

    Our ham chim peng like cinnamon roll leh…no mua chee all over.

    1. I was singing that song when I saw the title. Uh huh uh huh ๐Ÿ™‚

      Huh? You’re that old kah? That’s the way I like it? Aiyor…I was still young when it was a hit. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. wahaha got insulted for awhile. Joke joke.. Turned 19 this month. The last year my age starts with the number one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ That song is quite popular.. Lots of funny different versions.

        Ahhhhh!!!! So young! I think it was a hit when I was 29…and now I’m 59. Sobsssssss!!!!! I’m soooo old! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  20. The one with gravy looks weird la. The Kompia wont be soggy ke? LOL….don’t la kill Shereen with so much Kompia post. Kesian leh….

    It’s not soggy if eaten as soon as it’s served. This was why I was scolded by the horrible woman running the place – I asked for the kompia and the gravy to be served separately and she simply refused – said they did not know how to do any such thing, unheard of, she said!!! Tsk! Tsk! Kesian Shereen kah…yalor, so kesian. Sob! Sob! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I love you so much, Small kucing..hahaha!!!!!

      Hehehehehehe!!!! Let me see where the other nice kompia places in town are…. Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Kompia ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I miss kompia. I had kompia few months ago. My aunt brought some over from Sibu (no idea how it managed to get in)… Gone in few days. I was not so adventurous… Just spread a little bit of butter and toast it in the oven. Still tastes good ๐Ÿ˜€

    Where is Ling Kai Cheng Road? I’m not familiar with the road names in Sibu.

    Can, can! Can take into Oz. My cousin does it all the time – take to Melbourse. No egg content, no problem – just have to declare. Ling Kai Cheng’s at the roundabout (now no more – traffic lights already) at the end of Jalan Pedada, right turn will lead you past SMK Rosli Dhoby on the way to the hospital or airport – the block behind Comfort Furniture. Hmmmm…I guess you need a gps! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. waahhh!! You made my day hehehe.. Will bring lots and lots back next time. Most probably only last for few days ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Too yummy to resist. I think I may know where it is. Hehe.. I haven’t got my license yet so I rely on other people to bring me around. GPS is my best friend.

      Hah! The bane of technology! Now many people cannot calculate without an electronic calculator. Only we old school people will work it out mentally… Go ahead…bring kompia back to Oz. Mee sua also ok – you tell them – See! White in colour! No eggs! Just flour, salt and water…

  22. come everything there so cheap one? I tot things are generally more pricier than Peninsular? I remember someone told me ya char kuai over there is selling at Rm1 wor

    Where got yew char koay so expensive? The RM1 ones would be those GIANT ones sold at the Kuching Festival every year – just a gimmick lah! As big as my arm…and people queued up to buy, I tell you! This year, the fad was fried durian… Dunno what they will think of next year…

  23. Kompia reminds me of bagels. .The only kompia i’ve tasted is from sitiawan.. .with little pork n lard fillings. Very nice when toasted till warm.

    Why don’t you try plain toasted kompia dipped in aged balsamic and extra virgin olive oil ? I’d think it’ll be yumzzzzz…

    Eyewwww….I don’t like olive oil (and it’s soooo expensive). What? You’ve never tried kompia? You mean Annie never gave you any? Aiyorrrrr!!!! Hmmm…maybe she loves them so much that she can;t bear to part with them – must keep to eat them all herself. Never mind! I’ll get you some when I go over…. Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

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