Somebody that I used to know…

I bumped into somebody that I used to know the other day at this new coffee shop…

9SIX Sibu

He used to sell the drinks at another coffee shop in the area opposite Sacred Heart School where I used to teach. He is presently at this one and it seems that he is selling a whole lot of things at his stall, including fruit rojak – I’ve tried that before when he was at the old place and his sambal rojak was really very good. Actually, this is a new place at the shops to the left of Medan Mall along Jalan Wong King Huo located at the very end of the blocks of shops where this dim sum place is located.

Unfortunately, I did not see him earlier and I had already ordered this from another stall…

9SIX Singapore laksa 1

They call it Singapore laksa and I expected it to be something like the nyonya curry laksa/noodles but unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. To me, it was Sarawak laksa, more or less…and if there was any difference, I certainly did not notice it. It tasted all right thoughย but I think I prefer those that I had here and here.

Priced at RM5.00 a bowl, it is certainly more expensive than those two places but I was very impressed by the prawns…

9SIX Singapore laksa 2

Not only were they huge but they were also so very fresh. They were so firm and so sweet that I wished I could have a couple more.

They certainly were not very generous with the sambal belacan

9SIX Singapore laksa 3

…but it did not matter much to me. I did not really like the sambal so I wasn’t really keen on having more of it. I think it was the belacan used – not the best quality, not nicely fragrant…plus it was not spicy.

I definitely will go back there again sometime soon but not for this, that’s for sure. The next time around, I think I would like to check out what that somebody that I used to know has to offer at his stall…

Author: suituapui

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

28 thoughts on “Somebody that I used to know…”

  1. Wow Rm5 for 3 large prawns is certainly worth it. I would have added-in all the sambal, yumz!

    Ya…it was ok – the prawns were the main attraction. I didn’t like the sambal, probably because what they used wasn’t top grade quality. Not fragrant – in fact, it did not even smell nice…like out Bintulu belacan. Yummmm!!!!

  2. If the sambal not ‘kick’ enough… den not syiok to eat oso, hor? But the prawns… quite big… and for rm5… not bad lah!

    It’s ok…not as nice as elsewhere, even the laksa wasn’t the best around…but I enjoyed the huge prawns.

  3. Haha…I am amused at the little sambal. I believe if you like and ask for more, they will give, right? I love the prawns, too. They look so fresh! For RM5, I think they should put another 2 more ๐Ÿ˜€

    They will, but the sambal’s not so nice so I did not bother. Two more and they’ll probably jack up the price to RM6 or more… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Aiyar…I’ve just managed to get rid of the Somebody That I Used To Know song by Gotye n Kimbra and here you are stuffing it back into my brains again…arghhhhhhh!
    The laksa look pretty good to me actually. The kuah very pekat n color pun cantik. Very menyelera looking but why so kedekut with the sambal one?
    PS: I’m going to cook prawn mee for dinner today…tak Boleh tahan looking at yours yesterday. Whole night I dreamt of prawn!

    Hahahahahaha!!!! My blog’s so useful…no need to plan menu, just cook what I eat. ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL!!! Nice song… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hey, my current favourite song too, Shereen. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ya, a favourite of many it seems. I’m ok with it – somehow it reminds me of the 80’s Belinda Carlisle’s Circle in the sand…

  5. Awesome post regarding laksa! Which laksa do you think is the best in Sibu?
    Have you tried those at Aloha corner and Yummy Cafe?

    Hello, Ian! Nice to see you here. Aloha, yes… Not my favourite. Never been to Yummy. So far, I like the one at Emas Corner best though it may not look that enticing.

  6. Hey Arthur, did you finish the soup to the last drop? But for RM5, it is worth it, prawns are not cheap over here, maybe it is cheaper in Sibu, yes?

    Not cheap here either. RM15-over 40 depending on the variety and size…and also the time of the season. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  7. well SG always like to take our recipe, modified a little tiny bit to suit their local taste and then claim it’s of their own origin.. haha!! that sambal belachan, so pathetic!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    No leh? I had curry mee as far back as 1973 when I was there, probably in Katong as I was staying somewhere there – I hear they’ve a very famous curry laksa place now with see- harm (cockles). Yummmm!!!! I’ve tried Penang curry mee too – not exactly the same…and our Sarawak laksa is completely different altogether. Never tried the curry mee in KL – that would be Bananaz’s territory – he eats that all the time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. i’ll normally ask for lots of sambal, hehe…

    My missus would. I usually don’t…and definitely not this – not so nice. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. Whatever it is, it looks realllly nice for someone who hasn’t had breakfast! arrghhh!!!

    LOL!!! All the rumbling in the tummy, eh?

  10. Opening time for the Food court from 9-6pm not 69 eh..oh my laksa!!!. โ™ซbig prawns keep on turnin’ proudTuaPui keep on eatin’..โ™ซ.

    Ooooo…you’re into 69, are you? Don’t think that’s a reference to the opening times – it’s open 24 hours, I hear…

  11. I miss this one……! It’s like 9aus dollars in Melbourne, crazy die…. ><

    9 only? That’s cheap! I think in NZ, it would go up to 10-12…

    1. Arthur,
      Melbourne is cheaper but portion smaller too. NZ more expensive but bigger portion.

      Ahhhh!!! I see. That’s why all the kiwis so huge!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. So what is this Singapore Laksa? Taste different? But it do look like Sarawak laksa to me. If you eat with me, i will give you all the prawns. hahaha.

    Ooooo…in that case, we MUST come and eat here when you are back in Sibu… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Same as Sarawak laksa to me, not like Singapore curry laksa…

  13. Hi, wow… the laksa look so good especially the big prawns. yum yum
    Your pictures look good, like 3D, I could almost grab the prawns from JB, hahaha

    Hahahahaha!!! You’ve been going for too many 3D movies, have you? LOL!!! Yup! The prawns were good, never had any like these elsewhere – at this price, that is. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Yerrr luckily the food stall is not called Six Nine (if you get what I mean) XD

    That’s what Bananaz said earlier… What on earth are you people talking about? Hehehehehe!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Wow those are big prawns…

    One of my uncles, who’s retired, has taken up crabbing and shrimping as a hobby. He’s retired, and so when he comes to Maryland, he’ll bring seafood. I’ve prepared it for family, and they always comment how fresh and sweet that seafood is; very different from purchasing it in the markets.

    Fortunately here in Maryland, crabs are what we’re known for, so it’s fairly easy to purchase them fresh, just stay away from the big food markets, since they aren’t sold there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nothing like fresh seafood – since I do not live by the sea, we do not get stuff that is really very fresh…unlike those in the coastal towns where they can get fish, prawns or whatever when the fishing boats come in. Other than that, it’s more expensive here than at those places. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  16. so this time no more licin bowl ? lol…
    i saw some chicken slice n 3 big prawn…
    RM5….. i think is OK le …
    open from 9 to 6 then ……6 to 9 sleep?

    Not that great to deserve the Licin Bowl Award… LOL!!!

  17. Beautiful prawns.. and you’re right, the sambal belacan was just a small dab ๐Ÿ˜› .. anyway sambal belacan you can just raise your hand and ask for more.. for free. But the prawns, if one were to raise his hand and ask for free, it’ll be rather comical. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Ya…dream on! Imagine having that at a Japanese restaurant – how much would one prawn cost?

  18. I must have sambal belacan to goes with my curry noodle. It will add an extra ummphh!

    I like the sambal with limau kasturi.

    That’s calamansi lime, right? Yup…I always squeeze that into my sambal belacan… Nicer!

  19. My fav song and ringtone!! Tonite I will be having prawn noodle and sotong with kangkung and sotong bakar and popiah and hor-chien and charkwayteow and chendol and ice kacang and..and..and..!!!!

    New World? Red Garden? Whatever it is, don’t go to Gurney Drive – the worst!!!

  20. The prawns look really fresh I could almost taste them!

    Hah!!! Nothing like the seafood boil you had in your post. That looked absolutely awesome! Slurpsss!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. You are right, Singapore laksa is not like that. I just had that a few days ago. So kedekut on the sambal, I will sure ask for more. hehe

    Not nice. Low-quality belacan…so I did not bother to ask for more. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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