Rasa sayang…

Rasa sayang eh, rasa sayang, sayang eh…

Well, that was where we went for breakfast the first thing in the morning after Mandy and Yee Ling and her girls had flown into town. The latter and her daughters flew in late and only arrived in Sibu around almost 9.00 pm. the night before so after we had picked them up at the airport, we headed straight to the hotel where they were staying…and they had kampua noodles at the coffee shop downstairs just for a bite before checking in. Mandy, my missus and I were all so full from our heavy dinner at Ruby so we just tagged along and had drinks, just to keep them company.

So, there we were at the cafe that morning, my missus and I together with Mandy and Yee Ling and the girls…

YeeLing&girls @ Rasa Sayang

…and here’s Yee Ling getting her huge equipment ready while Mandy was probably busy uploading more photographs onto her Facebook page…

YeeLing & Mandy busy


Yee Ling ordered this kampua noodle soup for her daughters…

RasaSayang kampua noodles soup

Somehow, the older one would prefer eating things with soup, it seemed. I had never had the ones here though I had some of those elsewhere and I usually prefer kampua noodles, dry…but that morning, the girls could not finish and I tried a bit of the leftovers. Β Hey! It was really good! Very tasty, a whole lot nicer than the usually bland ones elsewhere. I think if I were to drop by again, I would order that. It was that good!

The rest of us had the dry version of the kampua noodles, of course…

RasaSayang kampua noodles

…and they loved it! Yee Ling said that it was much nicer than what we had here and Mandy loved the slices of braised meat that came with the noodles.

I also ordered a bowl of the pian sip for everyone to share…

RasaSayang piansip dry

I had their dry version a long long time ago and I thought it wasn’t really great but obviously, they have improved. I wouldn’t say it is the best around but it was good enough and everyone enjoyed Β it.

After that light breakfast, I took them on a tour of some interesting places in the town and we also stopped at some places to buy things that they would want to take home with them until it was time for lunch…

Author: suituapui

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31 thoughts on “Rasa sayang…”

  1. takaci…. kampua, kompia, siobee…

    Nom…nom…nom…nommmmmm!!!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  2. Their kampua, for me anyway, is one of the best in town albeit tasting slightly different from the more traditional/common kampua flavour. A bit sweet and very tasty. I find that their laksa isn’t too bad too.

    My favourite…and so sad. I can’t keep going back to eat or else I will not have anything to post in my blog. 😦 Tried their beef noodles – not my type, the spicy kind. Never tried the laksa.

  3. I got a chuckle at the camera, and the phone pulled out to take pictures; food bloggers for sure. πŸ˜‰

    LOL!!! Yee Ling, yes! Mandy shares her photos on Facebook… A common sight these days unlike those times when very few had cameras. πŸ˜‰

  4. Arthur, Arthur….I think I will have insomnia tonight. Your post title makes me want to keep singing Rasa Sayang….haha. I miss pain sip. I think Sibu one is still the best. Love how thin the skin is. I love both the soup and the dry ones. If only I can get the skin here…..sigh!

    Hahahahaha!!! It happens sometimes – the tune keeps ringing in one’s ears and one can’t get to sleep. LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Next time you come back, try and see who can make it and learn. I don’t think it is very difficult. Or you buy back and keep in the fridge…and use bit by bit. Very cheap…

  5. Sighhhh….. Our home malaysia is really such a wonderful n beautiful place….
    It is our root… I work in overseas after i graduate but then after a few years I feel that I don’t really belong there.. I came back coz I miss my home malaysia…..
    I really hope for a better malaysia for my children…..

    Well, everyone who comes to Sibu says it is so wonderful, so beautiful here – very different, very unique in its charming little ways. I am quite happy where I am – enjoying my golden years to the fullest. πŸ™‚

  6. Laughing at SWK comment because the previous trip we came, the shop is closed…

    Yes, I love the kampua very much over here…Be its dry or soup version, both also tastylicious! Gosh…where to get a big portion of noodle with just RM2.50!

    Poor thing! HFMD and drooling away at all the things from Sibu that he loves so much. LOL!!! Ya…it certainly is cheap and the best part, of course, is the fact that it’s very nice. πŸ˜‰

  7. Last round it was closed. Tak dapat makan. This round at least ling get to taste. πŸ™‚

    Ya, you people no nasib! Will have to come to Sibu again in order to eat that. Yum! Yum! Hehehehehehe!!!!! πŸ˜‰

  8. oh?? there is soup version of the kampua noodles?? i thought it’s always dried ones.. as i read kampua means “dry plate”, hahaha~~ πŸ˜€

    Strictly speaking, it is called “chin th’ng mee” or noodles in clear soup. They use the same kampua noodles and cook them by boiling but instead of tossing them in all the ingredients, they serve them in pork bone soup. Normally, it is very mild tasting but the one here is very good. I liked it a lot!

  9. Waaaahhhhh I miss wanton wanton wanton wanton!!

    They’re not wantans – just the distant cousin. We call them pian sip. I got this from my friend, Yan, also a blogger:

    Once there was a king who loved food. There were always those generals around him to give him ideas. They suggested the king to summon all the famous cooks to the palace to prepare food for him. There was one cook who had prepared 99 different dishes for the king. After he had prepared the 100th dish, he would be allowed to leave the palace. But he was running out of ideas, and also very frustrated with such an useless king. As the morning came, he saw some leftover mutton and vegetables on the table. He minced the meat and vegetables and wrapped them out in flat, angular shape and boiled them in the water. It was served to the king. The cook was waiting for a death sentence as he thought it was the worst dish he had prepared. But the king liked the food and asked the cook the name of the food. Looking at the flat pieces of food on the table, the cook answered, “It is called bian shi (meaning flat food).”

    …and hence, the name.

  10. Gosh, terasa-rasa the kampua kat my mulut…drooling big time,man!!

    So have you and Simon fixed the dates yet? I am waiting…. Yum yummmmmmm!!!!

  11. Rasa Sayang… hope we will have the opportunity to sayang the kampua noodles next time!

    Come, do make it soon… Don’t wait too long, ya! πŸ˜‰

  12. The soupy kampua looks good. That poster promoting mee sapi – what is mee sapi? I came across a stall in Penang that did fried meesua and was hoping to see how they fry it, but that stall was quiet – stallholder was sitting and smoking, eeeee….

    Beef noodles. Gee! When did you leave Malaysia? Colonial time? Oops!!!! Can’t reveal your age, hor? Muahahahahahaha!!!!! Got fried mee sua in Penang? – nahhhh!!!! Definitely no good – you see, so free, no business. LOL!!!! πŸ˜€

    1. Have been in Perth since 1988 leh, so excuse a bit lah. Mee lembu lah if beef noodles, why mee sapi??? I just asked abang, he, too, know not!!

      88!!! Already merdeka so many years! Here: “cow (sapi, lembu)” according to Webster’s Online Dictionary with Multilingual Thesaurus Translation. LOL!!!

  13. All looks yummy!!!…yummy!!!!. I thought only got dry version kampua noodles but this soupy ones looks nice. Would love that.

    Got soup ones – in Foochow, you say “ching thong mieng”. I just order mee…th’ng = mee…soup.

  14. OK OK lah, I don’t come play play on your blog any more since my Malay tak pass. Ask query also get scolding, sayang u also kena scolding…

    People always say, scold/beat = sayang/love mah!!! Come, bring out the whip… Muahahahahahaha!!!!!! Btw, go Facebook! I got tag you in one of my photos…

  15. cow=lembu in west malaysia but in indo or east malaysia is known as sapi…

    I guess so. And I always said daun bandong, some of you people looked puzzled as if you did not seem to know what that was – you call it ubi kayu…tapioca?

  16. mana ada daun bandong? google oredi din find any… daun singkong ada lah…

    LOL!!! That must be our local Sarawak Malay or Melanau then. Muahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

    1. woops… ada ada… my wrong… heh heh heh… your bandong tumis wt pumpkin was goood!

      I also googled – found mostly all my blogposts except one – will go and browse that guy’s blog when free. Looks interesting.

  17. wah the kampua noodles looked really good. the noodles looked really springy. I want a bowl too!

    My favourite in Sibu though some die-hards who prefer the original bland, soggy kampua would disagree with me. Come, come to Sibu – you can eat all you want. RM2.50 a bowl only… πŸ˜‰

  18. Wah…the noodles look so good…..soup or dry both look so delicious.

    Yup! At this place, definitely. Both good…

  19. Myself bad luck. Got up early that morning and wanted to try the food at Rasa Sayang, they are closed until the day I left Sibu 😦

    Come again. Sure it will be open. Lightning never strikes twice at the same place. LOL!!! πŸ˜€

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