It’s not right but it’s okay…

I’ve been hereย in Sungai Merah before – I remember I had the beef noodles that weren’t too bad and were very cheap but long before that, I had the kampua special that I thought I could do without…but the other day, I was in the vicinity and I decided to have some kampua noodles for my breakfast so I ordered a plate from the stall there. The lady asked me if I wanted the special (again) and somehow, I said yes and this was what I got…

BanSen kampua special 1

After all this time, it had not improved – the noodles still tasted o.k. but if I could help it, I would much rather have something else or go elsewhere.

I wished they had not given the tauhu pok and the sliced fish ball and meat ball…

BanSen kampua special 2

…and replaced those with maybe two or three pian sip (meat dumplings/wantans) instead.

On another morning, I decided to try the kampua noodles here…

FriendsKopitian Sibu

Located right across the road from Sacred Heart School here, it has been around for quite sometime but I had never had the chance to check it out.

It looked really good…

Friendskopitian kampua

…but I did not think it tasted all that great. Again, if I had the choice, I would much rather go elsewhere. In fact, the ones at Thomson Corner, just a few doors away would be a whole lot nicer…except that it does not open that early for business every day.

For one thing, I noticed that both these places had their following – there were quite a lot of people there eating the noodles which makes me wonder whether I’m a bit too fussy and picky about what I eat…

Author: suituapui

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

17 thoughts on “It’s not right but it’s okay…”

  1. i want i want… but makesure the chair is comfy and strong enuf for me to sit on.. muahahaha…

    No, no…we’re not coming here…no time and nothing great. We’ll go for the better ones elsewhere.

  2. the kampua special looks good to me, i like the taufu pok also, and especially the egg makes the whole thing looks even nicer to me.. the second one looks just too ordinary~~

    Looks are deceiving. Between the two, the noodles in the 2nd one (RM2.30, the first one RM3.60) tastes a bit better…but there are nicer ones elsewhere.

  3. OMG! wrong move. I just ate and now Im starving again ๐Ÿ˜‰ love the fist pix. send me some, lol

    Oh, poor thing! LOL!!! I’m sure you have a lot of nice(r) things over there in the Philippines…but would be nice if you can hop over for a visit. There are many things similar…and many that are different. You’ll love it here, I’m sure.

  4. “I will follow you…follow you wherever u may go… ”
    Yes!! Just take us to the best kampua noodles u can find!! And not forgetting the piansipSS … midin… kompia mini burgers..and what else… gosh.. i should have bookmark all those exclusive food!

    One week to go…and counting the days one by one. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yes….me also follow the big boss wherever he wants to bring us…hehehehhehehe

      One night only… Really wonder how much you can get to eat but namind, you’re coming again in April. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. So with the tauhu pok and the egg, it is kampua special. 1st time see kampua got tauhu pok. Pefer the normal ones with thin sliced of meat. Looks more original kampua.

    Yalor…or with pian sip. Very strange combination… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. Sometimes the crowd just goes with what other folks eat.. hey go like “hey they’re having it, it must be nice, let’s makan!” ๐Ÿ˜›

    Perhaps they’re used to that kind of taste…and I’m not. That’s why they’re ok with it while I would rather go for the better ones elsewhere.

  7. kampua with egg and taufu pok? Sound very weird.

    I still prefer my original kampua, with soya sauce and chili sauce. Yum!!! Anyway, i just had my kolok mee this morning. hahahhaha

    Hah!!! Should have reserved this post for another day… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya…it wasn’t great. Minced meat, pian sip would be good for a kampua special.

  8. Tofu pok with this type of noodle doesn’t seems like a good match.
    wrong type of ‘special’ ha ha ha

    My sentiments exactly… I guess they think it looks appealing…

  9. Tofu pok should be in a gravy type of noodles baru sedap..can soak up the kuah.Very hungry leh reading this post although you say the food not so good..just had dinner 2 hrs ago..sigh!!!

    Yalor…my daughter loves it in curry fish head gravy…and it’s ok in Sarawak laksa, lor mee and so on… Not a fan of those in the clear chap-chap liver and whatever soup either.

  10. The photos really look nice. I have to check this kampua noodles in Thailand.

    Don’t think you’ll get this in Thailand – their cuisine is quite different. You can only get this in Sarawak (Sibu, in particular) and you may get some pale imitations of it in the peninsula.

    Btw, thanks for dropping by, welcome and do come again… ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Arthur…your famous kampua noodles !!! Lucky Claire…hahaha she gets to eat :p Counting the days whereby you will be the chaperone and bodyguard to Claire and the rest of the beautiful ladies :)))) Have fun !

    Hopefully, hopefully… Looking forward to all of them being here… Bet it would be a whole lot of fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

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