Driving home…

Over a week ago, my friend, Jimmy, was driving home to Serian from Bintulu as he had got his transfer to a school in Kuching. He contacted me and arranged to meet for breakfast during his brief stop in Sibu en route so that morning, my missus and I went to the other side of town to this place to wait for him. When he arrived, we went to the food court at the back of the complex for a bite to eat. I have been here a few times before and I thought that some of the stuff available at the stalls were pretty good.

This time around, we decided to try some of the things from this stall…

Food stall @ Sing Kwong, Salim

I had their mee perut sapi (beef tripe noodles), RM5.00, which was all right – not something that I would be dying to have again, much less go out of my way just to eat that. I did take a photograph of it but I must have deleted it by mistake – I can’t seem to find it anywhere now. Tsk! Tsk!

Everybody else had their lor mee (RM4.00)…

Lor mee

…and they all said it was good though I did not see them jumping up and down in delight.

Actually, it was the kompia stuffed with minced meat (80 sen per piece)…

Stuffed kompia

…that stole the show. They did not look very alluring and looking at the thinness and the odd shapes, I could guess where they got them from. Anyway, they did it very well, the filling tasted great and all things considered, if I were to drop by the place again, I certainly would not mind ordering another round of that.

We were there for only a while as Jimmy had to be on his way – I think it was around 10.00 a.m. then and he only managed reach home in Serian at around 3.30 p.m. in the afternoon. He gave me a BIG tin of these rempeyek from Bintulu…

Rempeyak from Bintulu

…and I was able to pass to him the made-in-Korea patchwork quilt/bed cover that I said I had bought for him.

Well, good luck and all the best, Jimmy, in your new school…and do stay in touch. Cheers!!!

Author: suituapui

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

26 thoughts on “Driving home…”

  1. damn, u woke me up from sleep with your kompia…

    Muahahahahaha!!!! They are calling out to you – come on over, come on over… LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  2. 80 sen so cheap?? wow.. Worth eating 2 or 3 for MY breakfast.. πŸ™‚

    Yes, a lot cheaper than that place that we frequent…but that one, got a bit of class…more comfortable, air con and all mah…and this one, no pork belly… 😦

  3. I’m very curious about the ‘rempeyek’…don’t know what it is… but looks delicious…perhaps I could google on how to do that?? Good for you Arthur you’ve got friends, left and right, who are all very thoughtful too!

    It’s local Malay or maybe Indian, not too sure. Thin, crispy and brittle like papadum…with fragrant spices…and this one’s very generous with the curry leaves. Nice TV snack!

  4. Not kampua mee ke? xD
    I love rempeyek. Nice, But only eat a few… cannot eat too much lah. ^^

    Tak kan lah kampua all the time… Hehehehehe!!!! Variety is the spice of life – every day eating meat, will also get bored…sometimes must have veg too. πŸ˜‰

  5. Rempeyek is actually a Jawa ( the orang and not the place.. mostly from Johore state ) savoury snack. I love them to bits but always ordered mine with only the ikan bilis. Another version is with the kacang hijau or dhall with is called ketumpi with a slightly different way of frying.These snacks like got hantu, once you started munching on them, cannot stop!
    Love the look of the lor mee.. eat with the black vinegar, shiok habis. Makan pun mata steam only πŸ™‚ As for the kompia, I can drool only lar 😦

    Why can only drool? Fly over here and have your fair share of that…and I’ll get nice rempeyek for you too. πŸ˜‰ Dunno the ketumpi, never seen or heard before. Hopefully, will get to try that someday.

  6. wah.. 80 cents for that beautiful looking kompia… I ll take five… hehe

    my first time seeign rempeyek with herb… was that curry leaf??

    Yes, it was. Usually, they cut into tiny little bits, hardly noticeable. This one seems very generous with it. Oooo…5 kompias! Hmmm…very ambitious! I bet you can hardly finish two or three – very filling! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  7. Rempeyek and kompia stuffed with minced meat looks great. Aiyor, lor mee so oily. Rain in Kuching and the weather is cool and nice. Have a great weekend, Arthur.

    Rain here too. Dunno, I did not eat the lor mee – looks like the Hailam style that I had in Penang, not the usual lor mee that we get around here. They all loved it, no complaints.

  8. that kompia seem pretty tasty yum

    It is. Would certainly want to go and eat again…but the place is on the other side of town – quite far by our local standards. 😦

  9. I like the look of the kompia with meat fllling. I could eat a few of those. Also like the rempeyek. I see there is curry leaf in it and it must be quite aromatic. Nice to munch while watching TV. But dangerous because I’ve been known to polish off a whole can of Pringles in one sitting. Tsk, tsk, tsk….

    Yes, they put in the curry leaves whole…unlike those that I had before. Gosh!!! I hardly eat Pringles and stuff like that…except maybe to finish off my daughter’s leftovers…cannot stand seeing things standing there for a long time.

  10. i want 5 kompia

    No problem at all. Just come over to Sibu…and you’d better come over fast before you get to hear the pitter patter of little feet. By then, grounded already…cannot travel anymore.

  11. The rempeyek is so different from what I ate before! Those are with nuts only.
    I remember the rempeyek back then were full of nuts, now only a few 😦

    Usually, a lot of nuts and ikan bilis… The ones in Sibu even worse! Two nuts & one ikan bilis…and they have become sooooo very small. Still nice though – just have to buy more if want to enjoy. 😦

  12. Open sesame with the kompia stuffed with minced meat looks delicious..oh no! no more rempeyek though they are my favorite.

    I guess there will not be anymore…unless somebody else buys for me. Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

  13. the loh mee really looks normal and so-so to me only.. i think over here we don’t call it loh mee but lam mee.. instead i find that kompia a lot more attractive to me, especially with the minced meed stuffings…

    Yes, everybody loved the kompia…and I was surprised – it tasted good. We have it at many places in town…but all this while, all that I have had were just ok. The best were at that cafe noted for its mille crepe…but those do not come so cheap, I’m afraid.

  14. actually i think this kompia can go well with a lot of stuffings, why not you go and experiment different stuffings and see which one is the nicest?? can have tuna, curry chicken, pork chop, beef rendang or even vegetable salad..

    Yes, Sugar Bun, our own Sarawak’s fast food franchise did that. I had a post or more on those then. I liked the masak hitam one and also the cheese & chicken meat floss…but nothing beats the stewed pork belly ones.

  15. kompia stuffed with minced meat (80 sen per piece)? That’s cheap…and the filling is quite full.

    Used to be 50 sen long ago, and then 60 sen…now 80. But with so much meat inside, I guess 80 is reasonable. Price of pork has gone up here, not that cheap.

    1. Oh ya…I felt that the rempeyek over in Sarawak..taste abit different from the one we have it here. I find it more flavorful πŸ˜‰

      Is that so? So far I’ve only had the Sibu ones…and now, I’ve had Kuching’s and Bintulu’s. That’s all.

      1. Duno…I feel that here more of flour taste. While the one I tried b4 in Sarawak during Chinese New Year has more rempah taste πŸ˜‰

        Yes, the ones I had here more of those little seeds – jintan manis, are they? Give it that very nice extra fragrance, other than that of the curry leaves…so nicer.

  16. Kompia!! It looks good, yummy!!! Tea break, how nice to have it now with coffee….

    LOL!!! I am sure your mum will bring lots when she goes over next month.

  17. wah all those food is making me hungry now. Am reading this at the wrong time!

    LOL!!! Lots of food all around where you are, not a problem at all. πŸ˜‰

  18. Kompia with meat!!! That’s another one of my favorites! I gotta tell my parents-in-law that I stumbled one of their old friends just by blog hopping. XD

    Maybe a trip to Sibu too, who knows? πŸ˜€

    They probably know about my blog already via my links on Facebook. Hey! Your mother-in-law’s a great cook – never fails to get me drooling when the proud hubby shows off on Facebook. Ya…come, come! Get your in-laws to come too… They loved Kuching – I am sure they’ll love Sibu too.

    P.S. Thanks for dropping by. Will link you in my blogroll.

    1. Lol, aiya. My bad English. One of the sentences should read, “…tell my parents-in-law that I stumbled UPON one of…” πŸ˜€

      LOL!!! We’re all English examiners, don’t play play! Muahahahaha!!! πŸ˜€ No worries! Here, anything goes…as long as the message gets across.

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