Make it special…

I blogged about this place once before. I had the so-called kolo mee which turned out to be some very nice kampua noodles with minced meat.

I’ve gone back there a number of times – sometimes, I would eat there and sometimes, I would tapao the noodles back. Sometimes, I would order the chap-chap (mixed) soup with the pork liver, intestines and all and then, one fine day, I found out that they do serve the “kolo mee” with all those innards as well…

Kolo mee special 1

The old couple running the shop and the noodle stall call it the kolo mee special and I like how the old man would pronounce it as “spay…sial“. LOL!!!

The noodles are not sticky and starchy – just the way I like it but do be forewarned that the old lady is not very consistent and sometimes, they may be a bit overcooked and too soft for my liking. Somehow, seeing that she is quite advanced in age, I do not have the heart to tell her not to boil the noodles for too long…so everytime I go and eat there, I would just hope and pray that luck would be on my side and the noodles would come out just right.

Kolo mee special 2

I bought a few packets of that for smallkucing and family when I went over to KL that day and she loved it! In fact, everyone that I’ve bought for them to try loved it!

Kolo mee special 3

When eating there, you will get the complimentary soup like everywhere else that sellsΒ kampua noodles in Sibu but unfortunately, more often than not, it is bland and quite tasteless. So what I would do here would be to put all in the innards in the hot soup…

Complimentary soup

…so that after a while, it will become more flavourful and a whole lot nicer.

I’m not too sure how much this “spay…sial” costs but together with one glass of kopi-o-peng (iced black coffee) which usually costs RM1.50 here, I got a RM4.10 change for my RM10.00 note…so I guess it is around RM4.50 a bowl. Not cheap, eh?

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34 thoughts on “Make it special…”

  1. urrrggghhh, sorry and no thank you, those “chap chap” things are definitely not for me.. will never like to eat those liver and intestines.. give me only pork please!! :p

    Oh? So no foie gras fro you either then… Hehehehehe!!!!

  2. I have this thinking that perhaps the word “spay..sial” would always mean ‘not cheap’??

    It’s definitely not cheap but considering that they add so much more for an extra RM1.00 or so, it is actually very reasonable.

  3. I will remove the intestines. I don’t mind the liver. I had kampua special before but not in this shop. It came with liver, intestines and some jelly like thing-pig’s blood. That was the first and last time I ate pig’s blood. Yuck!

    Hah!!! When I was young, we would have that every month…for cleansing of your blood, the old folks would say. Good for you. Fry with minced meat and kuchai and light soy sauce…very nice!!! Yum! Yum! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  4. Certainly not the cheapest for Sibu standards but if it’s yummy…I supposed it’s acceptable πŸ˜€

    It definitely is…considering that you add a ringgit or so and you get so much more than what you get in the normal bowl.

  5. Order for me mee kosong and not the spay-sial,!I don’t eat spare parts.. don’t like the taste and geli lar πŸ™‚

    Oh? I thought you would eat anything? You know those roadside cocktail stalls with everything on toothpicks? Lok Lok, they call it, right? Ooooo…I love the char siew liver with a piece of fat stuffed inside….and the tongue and the ear….and everything!!! Slurpssss!!!!! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

    1. I love lok-lok but would stick to the non fear-factor! Saying that, I do like eating cow’s brain masak asam although masa makan tu a bit geli-geli lar.. hehehe.

      Never had that…just the liver, masak hitam or masak rendang. Yum ! Yum! Nicer than chicken liver! Slurpssss!!!!!

  6. Umm… I think the non-special one would be better. LOL! Anyway… nvm la… that old lady prolly duzzin mean it…I mean, she’s quite in her golden years… so tak apa la… she tak sengaja make the noodles soggy or wud…

    I know. That’s why I just let her be – never said a word. As one gets older, one gets a bit slow, yours truly included…so things may get cooked longer than intended. 😦

  7. the kopitiam is just below my office hehehehe i had that at least once a month (true or not?)hheheheheehe its very nice…very spay…sial….it cost RM4.50….cheers stp

    Yup, I guessed as much…considering the change I got for RM10. Very nice, I like it here!

  8. don’t forget to tapao for me as well if you come to Kelantan next time k.. :p i think the price is reasonable.. so much minced meat.. yummy, yummy ^_^

    Oh? So you’re based there now, eh? I would love to go there some day – never been to Kelantan…not Trengganu.

  9. I would gladly pay RM4.50 for that. I like spare parts, yum yum. Always like Bak Ku Teh with spare parts too. Some people are put off by it. I remember an episode of Fear Factor where the contestants had to eat pig liver, pig ear and whatnot. I would have breezed through that. Hah! Hah!

    Yalor…what is there to fear about these things? Wait till they see our sago worms, slugs and snails…and all the yummy smelly stuff that we eat here. πŸ˜‰

  10. I love the pig intestines parts..
    but now I don’t eat the liver ….
    coz they say that there are many bacteria in it…

    Must make sure it is well-cooked but not overcooked…or it will become hard. You eat things like see-ham, chup-chup…you think no bacteria kah? Worse, I tell you, a lot worse!!! LOL!!! Even meat, cooked rare…or seafood eaten raw. πŸ˜€

  11. Grrrrrrrrrrrr….dont wanna friend you liao……….making me drool…can see cannot eat!…. some more put up my favourite with the chap! *go sulk at the corner*

    Drool! Drool! Come, come to Sibu again… still many places you people have not been to, yunno!!! Nom…nom…nom!!!

  12. Looks simply out of this world. It is indeed special with lots of minced meat and all those innards. Hahaha, very creative hor, add taste to that bowl of complimentary soup. Thumbs Up!!!….

    I would rate this as being among the best in town… Wouldn’t mind going back for it again and again…

  13. Odar dabai (double) spay-sial for me pleese… Where’s this place?

    Same place where I tapao-ed the noodles for you all that day when I went to KL. I didn’t take you here when you were here… You will have to come to Sibu again if you want to eat it on the spot…while it is still nice and piping hot! πŸ˜‰

  14. Lucky i had my kolok mee fixed yesterday. hahhahahhahahha

    This is the place where you bring me when i am back last trip? I will order normal, no need special, i don’t mind the liver but not other parts. RM4.50? With so many things inside the bowl lei, my kolok mee also cost me RM4.50, but just few slice of char siew meat and minced meat.

    Side track a bit, this morning i try the singapore luncheon meat, taste ok, but a bit too soft, not crunchy, i think i will not get that again, and it is not cheap! RM9.90 at ShopRite!

    Oh? More expensive than in KK… Ya, too soft and that means high fat content. I wouldn’t buy either if it is available in the shops here. Yup!!! This was the place we went to the last time you came home. Hmmm…I thought it was all right too, not too expensive – RM4.50 with all the stuff, pretty ok really.

  15. are those liver? I don’t really fancy them, but it’s suppose to be healthy or something yes?

    Happy monday STP! haha, this morning at 9am, multiple blogs scheduled their celcom cupcake posts up. It was funny actually, since the organizer only wanted the post up at exactly 9am. Sponsored post πŸ˜›

    In the old days, people thought liver was nutritious….but not anymore – high cholesterol content!

    Ya…I’ve seen those posts and I am wondering what connection Celcom has with cupcakes and cooking. If it had been some cake ingredient manufacturer or kitchen appliance company, then it would be more logical that they sponsor the event.

  16. I love chap-chap!! If only they don’t put too much pepper….
    Sometimes they put too much it’s too spicy for me >.<

    Can tell them not too put. Next time I would do that too – a lot of pepper in the noodles – not a fan of pepper actually, would rather do without it. 😦

  17. I like that β€œspay…sialβ€œ intestines to be cooked and place in separate bowl. So that while eating my kampua…I can savor the tasty soup πŸ˜‰

    Ya…they do have that – you can order the normal mee and the chap-chap (mixed innards) soup…or if you want, you can have liver only – they can do that for you too.

    1. yalor…that’s how we usually order there. sorry..i meant liver soup. =p

      I prefer it mixed, all the innards, minced meat and all – just liver alone, the taste/smell may be a bit too strong.

  18. Sibay spay… better watch out for your uric acid level haha.

    Yes, sir…yes, sir! Thank goodness it was a good day that day – no attack! LOL!!!

  19. Lovely! I love pig liver, I just had it for lunch!

    It was a very soft and lightly cooked pig liver from the economy rice stalls though, I miss kampua with pig liver soup! πŸ™‚

    We can go there for breakfast when you’re back in Sibu. Would be my pleasure to take you there… πŸ˜‰

  20. i’m reading this post at 10.47 p.m. and i confess, i have to cup my drool. πŸ˜›

    LOL!!! Still early. Am sure there are places still open for business – renovations at Open Air completed yet? πŸ˜‰

    1. open air is good, renovations completed. but some of the former stalls have moved elsewhere. supper in kch is good, but your spay-si-al is better πŸ™‚

      LOL!!! As they say, beggars can’t be choosers! πŸ˜‰

  21. I’ve never seen such a dish of kolo mee….haha. Sibu kolo mee cooks are getting more and more creative huh πŸ˜€

    The old-time Foochow preference for quantity and not quality has changed… πŸ˜‰

  22. Yum!!! I love offals and pork liver is my favourite. Usually when we eat kampua we’ll order the spare parts soup too. That reminds me maybe I’ll get some pork liver to go the kolo mee I’m planning to make. Hehe

    Good luck! Ya…that’s the general practice here – the kampua plus the soup. Yummy!!! πŸ˜‰

  23. RM4.50 is a good price for spay-sial mee. haha.. Can’t get it here in the city, I’m sure.

    STP, you would be the right person to ask about kolo mee and kampua mee. What is the difference btw the two? Pls clarify. Thanks.

    The taste is different, the texture of the noodles is different – they’re just not the same. Kampua is easier to replicate – there is something in the taste of kolo mee that I somehow can’t put the finger on…and even those in KL – I found that they’re more like kampua…and not like the kolo mee one can get in Kuching…and Sabah’s konlou mee is something else altogther…and wanton mee or hakka mee in the peninsula. All different. You can see this old post of mine that touched briefly on this:

  24. wow, a “no thanks” for me when it comes to pork innards, seriously can’t “tahan” the smell LOL

    Ok…then you can have the npt-so-special…no innards, just minced meat and sliced pork and equally nice. Yum! Yum! πŸ˜€

  25. Haha to be honest, ive never tried kolo mee before.
    Plenty of fake ones yes, but not the real one! πŸ˜›

    You won’t get the real one here in Sibu either… Will just have to go to Kuching for that!

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