If you may recall from this previous post, I was in the vicinity looking for the tomyam kampua noodles that someone recommended on Facebook and ended up eating the Sarawak laksa that I thought, somebody else said was good. Well, it turned out that I was mistaken – that was NOT the place! Oh me oh my! I had gone to the wrong place!
Left with no choice, I had to head back there again and I made sure that I went to the right coffee shop this time…
In case anyone’s wondering where it is located, it’s in one of the blocks of shops across the road from Wisma Sanyan…
…the tallest building in Sibu – the one to the extreme left and not the one where McDonald’s is.
This was the Sarawak laksa (RM3.50) from the stall there…
I had requested them not to put any shredded chicken so all I had for the condiments were the prawns and the thinly-sliced egg. The broth was nice…
…but I think the one that I had at the other place was a little bit tastier. This one had two huge prawns though whereas the other one had a few miserably small ones.
The sambal belacan (dried prawn paste) here…
…also paled in comparison – the one at the other place was more fragrant and a lot spicier and thus, had more oomph to it!
Whatever it is, it was still good and nicer than many other places in town and this bears testimony to the fact…
Need I say more? LOL!!!
24 thoughts on “Mistaken identity…”
The bowl is empty! Not a single drop left!
Hahahahaha!!!! I’m so well-disciplined. Not a messy eater, I am not! LOL!!! 😀
There is this place in Giza (PJ) that served yummy Assam Laksa and I licked the bowl clean too but now they’ve closed down. I’ve not licked any bowl clean since then 😦
Oh? So what do you lick now? Oops!!!! Muahahahahahaha!!!!! 😀
It’s the tallest building in Sarawak, not just Sibu. 😀
The laksa looks pretty good. I’m coming back when election time is here, let’s go for some good food again! 🙂
Oh? Is it still? I wonder how many storeys that new Kingwood extension is…and the Bintang Mall in Miri – they’ve extended it upwards, I think – now there’s a new hotel over it. Yup…waiting for you to come back…but then again, you may choose to go to Ah Ho next door instead – your favourite beef noodle place. 😉
Ok…I think it IS the tallest building in Sarawak…still. The new Kingwood extension is 18 storeys…and the Meritz Miri is 19. I think Wisma Sanyan is 27.
Huai Bin, you really take the effort back to Sibu to vote? I salute you all the way man
Shouldn’t everybody do that? Many only know how to make noise…and they’re not even registered to vote. Like they say, empty vessels make the most sound…
picture tells a thousand words and looking at that empty bowl, I know it’s good!
It definitely is. 😉
but i think the laksa at the “wrong place” you went to looks nicer, maybe of the color.. anyway, if i were to order i’d ask for chicken slice rather than prawns.. just do not like prawns “soaked” in any soup or broth, i rather eat them cooked alone..
Yup, it was a bit nicer there but this one’s good too. The prawns are boiled (and the stock used for the gravy) and served, placed on top with the other condiments – the sliced omelette and the shredded chicken…so in actual fact, they’re not soaked in the broth. Of course, for boiled prawns to taste sweet and nice – they will have to be really very fresh.
Sinfully delish!! I so wanted to have it now after a week under the weather.
We’ll go to the other place when you come – there are other options for your kids. I’m sure they are not into anything spicy…so no laksa for them.
Ohh…great!!! After that maybe you can just leave me n kids there to go jalan jalan around the mall, while you and your missus can go home and take a rest.
Don’t worry…we’ll see when the time comes. I will definitely go and rest once I feel tired… Old engine, cannot keep on running too long. LOL!!! 😉
P.S. In case I forget, don’t forget to go up the bubble lift…to the top of the tallest building in Sibu/Sarawak.
Now..what is that bubble lift about???? How come i don’t know????
You don’t??? It has been around since it opened, I think… There is a bubble lift going up…and you can see the bird’s eye view of Sibu – the town square (padang) side though… Don’t ask me for details…as I’ve never gone up myself…and don’t ask me to go up either! Shudders!!!!! LOL!!! 😀
wow…until the last drop!!! Must be super good! Seeing is believing.. hahahaa…
Come again, and you can try at this place. You’re not into things too spicy so this should be the better choice for you… 😉
ok, it must be very tasty!
It was…but I thought the one at the other place was tastier.
Whah…got tomyam kampua! Didn’t know that. I must to try when I go back. And my….you ate 2 bowls of laksa in so short a time! That’s greedy….LOL. I should be there to help you 😛 My gosh….you have to take me there next time. Didn’t know Sibu got nice laksa. makes me more proud of Sibu 😀
Sigh!!! Have to go here and there to try this and that so that I have things to blog about. Otherwise, how to keep things going?…And the worst part would be when I find something nice, I cannot go back and eat again and again or else I will not have anything to feature in my blog. Like how I’ve tried the kampua mee at many places…and shared my opinions on them – and then you find some people commenting that I always post on nothing but kampua. They’re from different places – and are of different quality and taste what! Tsk! Tsk! 😦
Sarawak Laksa!! On the day you posted the previous laksa in FB, i almost had laksa for my breakfast that day too, since the kolok mee stall did not open, but end up i had ipoh hor fun for breakfast.
Empty bowl, means that laksa quite good too if not too bad. 🙂
Yup, it was good but I think the other one was a little bit better. Check my reply to one of the comments in that previous post – it seems there is a place at Bandar Baru Ampang – the laksa is nicer than Auntie Christina’s…
wow just like the maggi mee advertisement ..
i bet it really good … n the price also RM3.50 ..
only sibu can get le…
Yup…but if you want the special = extra prawns at some places, the price may go up to RM6.00!
Wow…the bowl clean and clear. Must be super duper nice. Not too long ago, my kids went to have Auntie Christina’s laksa at Bangsar but they say they still prefer the laksa at Foody Goody.
I’ve had the laksa at the popular places including Choon Hui at Ban Hock, Chong Choon at Padungan
…and at Golden Arch and I think I went to Foody Goody too – is that the one near one of the Choice Supermarkets – in Tabuan Laru area? They’re all ok to me…and even the one at 7th Mile Bazaar:
This blogger from Kuching did not have many nice things to say about Auntie Christina’s and she prefers another place in KL – bandar baru @Ampang
I wouldn’t know. I haven’t tried both.
Yup, Foody Goody, near to Choice Daily Supermarket. Choon Hui, went there a few times after church service, so crowded and never have a chance to find a seat. Maybe will ask my daughter to try the laksa at bandar baru ampang. See what she has to say.
Some people feel Choon Hui is overrated but Anthony Bourdain liked it and gave it special mention in his book:
Hi, the laksa look nice and cheap with huge seving. This bowl of laksa will cost RM5.00 in JB.
Wah.. you bowl licin lei ….. every single drop of broth? …. until the last drop! Must be super delicious ya?
Have a nice week ahead.
I wouldn’t say it was super delicious – it was very nice…and the other place was even nicer…and IMHO, definitely nicer than at other places that I’ve tried but of course, perhaps, there are other places that are even nicer that I don’t know about. You too, have a great week ahead.
down to the last drop eh? .. yep proved your point loud and clear! 🙂 yum yum..
Have a good tuesday soon ya 🙂
I liked it…and ya, that certainly drove my point home!
next time you go to Ling’s Corner try the rojak. its better than the famous one in front of the primary school nearby. the rojak gravy is thicker. the laksa not that bad but its better than some places. so you have plenty more food to try STP…cheers!
Ya…I think I saw the rojak stall but it was not open so early in the morning. Otherwise, I would have tapao-ed for lunch…
chinese there loves their food spicy?
Not in the past, especially the Foochows (like me)…but lately, some are learning, not as bad as before. I, for one, like it hot now!!! 😉
No need to say a word. The empty bowl says it all! I WANT!!
LOL!!! If you want is, here it is…come and get it! LOL!!! 😀