My world…

My daughter arrived home for the holidays on Friday and on the same flight came smallkucing and his papa and mama and also Quay Po and her friend, Peng…bearing gifts of gold, frankinsence and myrrh. LOL!!! That’s not exactly true but really, they certainly brought a lot of things with them for me. However, I’m afraid that if you want to see what they brought, you will have to wait till another post.

Well, to welcome them, I bought some kompiaΒ for their snacks in their hotel rooms

A kompia welcome

…and a bit of masak hitam Sarawak to go with those…

Masak hitam Sarawak

According to mamakucing, they loved the masak hitam so much that they ate all of it and poor Quay Po did not have the chance to try it at all. LOL!!! I should have bought more and divided it and given to them separately.

It was already past 3.00 p.m. when they got to the hotel and checked in and everything so I thought it was a bit too late for lunch and we could go for an early dinner instead. However, Quay Po insisted that I took her for Sarawak laksa…as she would be in town for two nights only and would not have that much time to eat everything. That was why I took her and Peng to this place but luck was not on their side. The laksa was sold out for the day!!!

Well, they had the pian sip instead…

ThomsonCorner pian sip

…and they loved it a lot! Quay Po was saying that she would want to buy the skin home and try to make them herself.

They also liked the kampua noodles…

ThomsonCorner kampua noodles

…even though I wouldn’t say that they had the best in town. The same goes to their oven-toasted kompia stuffed with minced meat but they loved them too!

ThomsonCorner kompia

I had their rojak sotong before…or what we call jiew hu eng chai (cuttlefish with water spinach) and I did not think it was any good but Quay Po insisted on ordering it to try…

ThomsonCorner rojak sotong

…and true enough, she did not think it was great. I must say it was better than when I had it previously but still, given a choice, I would not want to have that again.

So there you have it – the first taste of Sibu for my distinguished visitors…and next stop – DINNER!!! Stay tuned!

Author: suituapui

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

32 thoughts on “My world…”

  1. my sarawakina homies made me kampua the other night as dinner! yum yum!

    it’s so muchy better than the one i had in kuching sibu and bint-ulu!

    Kuching, I’d rather have their kolo mee…and dunno any good place in Bint-Ulu. I wonder where your friends took you to eat in Sibu – like everything else anywhere, must know where to go. Your friends cooked? Did they use lard…used to fry shallots till golden brown? If not, fail already lah… No need to say anymore – sometimes, it’s the company that makes the difference. πŸ˜‰

  2. This thorn only wanted the roses to visit him, and we other thorns are now prickly green with envy! :p

    The invitation is open to all – just that the other thorns are simply not interested in visiting this big, fat old thorn… Tsk! Tsk! They do not know what they’re missing! LOL!!!!

  3. If I had all that food above, I would have died a happy man …. Oh wait, plus a bowl of laksa too! Wahahaha

    This was just the tip of the iceberg! Hang around! You’ll get to see a whole lot more. LOL!!!

  4. Ya, that place’s laksa is always sold out… My favourite place too. Where is the chendol. Quay Po visited Sibu, great news! I would love to meet her one day, God willing.

    I didn’t dare suggest the cendol. I think they’ve better ones there…or even in Kuching. 😦 Oh! She’s a great lady…and such a wonderful friend – just like you! You should get to meet her someday. Let me know if you’re going to KL and I’ll see if I can arrange something.

    1. I have been cooking her dishes!! She sure is a nice lady, I love her humours, her passions, and her big heart to share….

      Text me when you’re going to KL and I’ll let her know. Bet you two will get along well together.

    2. Yes, Yan, do give me a buzz to let me know you are in KL. I take you go “makan” and shopping but you got to give me the direction. Arthur will tell you why hahaha. If you are coming alone and don’t mind my humble place and rough it out in my house too. Oh I am so happy to hear that you are cooking my dishes and hope you have enjoyed them. If you have any questions on the recipes in my blog, feel free to email me at and I will try my best to clear your doubts. Hope to meet you in person soon too.

      Ahhhh!!!! Mine is not just a blog or a food directory but the place where people make friends. Ain’t that great? πŸ˜‰

  5. so great the blogger aunties ladies are visiting you at Sibu, am sure you’re gonna bring them to all the best places and best food there!! yes, you really did, look at all those great food!!

    Die lor!!! Suddenly you’re everybody’s enemy… What aunties? Some may be younger than you, uncle! LOL!!! Well, I promised everybody when I invited all to come to Sibu – sure lots to eat one! When are you coming? πŸ˜‰

  6. I remembered when you first posted on pian sip, seriously not fond of it. But after trying it yesterday….LOVE it!

    That’s the 2nd best – used to be our favourite but these days, I like these that I took Quay Po to try… You can try those on your next trip.

  7. Wow so nice! Many ppl came to visit u! I can’t wait to see what they brought u πŸ˜€

    Yes, so happy that finally some people came. Hope they will write nice things in their blogs so more and more will want to come to this humble little town…

  8. Saliva is pooling in my mouth,man!No comment!!!*stick out tongue*

    Hahahahaha!!!! They’re having dinner at my house tonight! What’s on the menu? You’ll have to wait for the post and see… LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Wah! So lucky leh your friends! Give a hint lah what you’ll be serving!

      Go Facebook. One of them already uploaded the photo. I tagged you… πŸ˜‰

  9. maybe if i were to eat there in malaysia, i’d love all your food even if for you some food are just so so, the taste of foreigners are easier to please πŸ™‚

    But you’re Filipino and I’m sure your cuisine is equally exotic and very very tasty… πŸ˜‰

  10. the rojak sotong with kangkung looks really good! πŸ™‚ well, i have no idea what’s a kompia, but that looks like a petite yet filling burger

    Latest: Meh-meh Goats

    Can consider hopping over for a holiday. All of them who came loved the place, the food…everything here! So different from the places in the peninsula.

  11. Argh!!!! eh pian sip is wantan? why la ur pictures so clear one, i havent eaten lunch!

    No lah!!! You in Kuching, you call kiaw…not the same as Semenanjung/Hongkong wantan lah. They all agree that wantan is not as nice! πŸ˜‰

  12. Aiyo, luckily I haven’t been to Sibu as yet to try all these food, else I could become another Shereen and dream about the yumminess of the kompia, masak hitam and piansip!

    You don’t know what you;re missing!!! They have had the time of their lives here!!! Eat non-stop all day… πŸ˜‰

    1. Fantastic makan spree they must have had!! The hubby went eyeeewww when he looked at that pic of wormy worms! Deep fried?

      This is the Sarawak experience!!! I just can’t understand tourists from overseas coming to Malaysia and then they go and eat burgers at McDs.

  13. Wahh such nice hospitality from the great STP! How i wish i was one of them flying to Sibu too! I really want to try Kompia!!

    Come on over! Would love to have you and Saucer here anytime…and I’ll certainly make sure that you get to eat the best that we have in town.

  14. I am sure all of them enjoying their stay in Sibu. You are a very good host and tour guide! Btw, I just tried making fried bacon kompia! hehehe! Very tasty. Plain kompia may be boring, but just put fried bacon and lettuces in the slit, voila! Taste good like the original meat-filled kompia.

    Yup…I will always stuff my kompia with something. Try eating with sambal rojak – nice, too! πŸ˜‰

  15. good food, great company. Have fun! and yes i’m checking out the wonderful happy people photos in FB now πŸ™‚

    When are you coming, Isaac? You said you will and I am waiting…!!!

  16. kampua noodles = sarawak flat noodles?

    Nope. You will just have to come over and experience it yourself. Ask the bloggers who were here – so hard to explain, you will only understand when you’re here and you eat it first hand. Don’t be fooled by those Myamarese/Bangla-cooked so-called Sarawak noodles in KL… Tsk! Tsk!

  17. this is the first time ive heard of masak hitam. what is it exactly? red bean paste?

    Wow! You sure have many blogs and many names, reeyau? You’re from Sarawak and you do not know masak hitam? They’ve that in Kuching – the ones at the Grand Continental hotel cafe are very nice, the last time I was there. It’s black owing to the use of soy sauce and blended raisins – I tried cooking once but was not successful…
    I think it was the santan – not supposed to add that.

    P.S. Will link you in my blogroll…so do come again. πŸ˜‰

    1. haha! i recently changed my blog url. ruth reeyau is actually my full name. πŸ˜‰ blended raisins? must be delicious! i make sure i try d next time i go back.

      Just get hold of the Liza Brand masak hitam paste like Irene – saves a lot of trouble and tastes just as great. I bought a whole lot of all my blogger-visitors and everyone’s trying it out and they’re all happy with what they’ve managed to dish out.

  18. wah all these food is making me hungry. Lucky it’s nearing to lunch time.

    Yup!!! Off you go! Enjoy your lunch! I must go on a diet now that they’ve all gone. Been overeating for the past few days…but no worries, So glad to have great company around. πŸ˜‰

    1. We are still here, at the airport. The checkin lady asked what’s in the box. Dun dare to tell her the truth… Hahaha, ya, normal stuffs like kompia, masakhitam and sago worms

      Hah!!! Kepala babi!!!! And the next thing you know, you’re swimming back to KL. Muahahahahaha!!!!!!

      1. kepala babi chopped nto pieces liao..unidentifiable…so it’s safe :p

        Well, you people over there get it all the time at those banquets with whole roast piglets so no big deal really. We don’t have restaurants serving that here…or at least, not that I know of. I had that in Kuching…and there, it was also cut into bite-size pieces already.

  19. Hmm, the rojak sotong doesn’t look wonder you said not nice..

    They have not got the gravy right yet… 😦

  20. Arthur, I should have listened to you and not order the rojak sotong. I am glad that I return the next day to try the Sarawak laksa but I am still not satisfied because I did not get to eat the laksa at Rasa Sayang. Good excuse to be back in Sibu soon:D

    Older and wiser…like Shereen. She used to criticise things that I said were nice but since she came, she would take my word for it. It’s the kampua at Rasa Sayang that you missed…and Shereen will tell you that it’s really good. You definitely will have to come again.

  21. wow i gotta jot down all these food, kompia, masak hitam sarawak and even pian sip! these are something new to me! =D

    No need to jot down! Just let me know you’re coming and I’ll take you to eat the best in town! Can meet you at the airport and send you off – free airport transfers, can show you around the scenic spots – free tours…and can stay at my house – free lodging. Who could ask for more? Just grab your own air tickets – MATTA fair coming up! Book yours eh!

All opinions expressed in my blog are solely my own, that is my prerogative - you may or may not agree, that is yours. To each his/her own. For food and other reviews, you may email me at

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: