Get here…

My friend, Ivan, was here last year, more or less one year ago, and he dropped by again to see me for a couple of days last week. Gosh! He was flying to Kwangchow the previous night and upon returning from there, he hopped on the morning flight to get here. Β I met him at the airport and took him here for the kampua noodles and the piansip soup. He did not get to taste that on his last trip to town and needless to say, he loved them both so much! Initially, he said he would want another bowl but by the time he was through, he was already too full and simply could not manage to tuck in anymore.

I had the kampua piansip combo (RM2.50)…

RS kampua piansip

…and my usual kopi-o peng while Ivan had the teh-C special…or the three-layer tea…

RS teh-C special

…and he said it was very nicely done.

And look at what he brought me…

Gifts from Ivan

Memorabilias from the airline! The mouse certainly is timely as I’ve been using this well-worn out one that has seen better days…

Old mouse

My daughter used this before a long time ago but she got a new one when I got her a new laptop just before she left for New Zealand. As for the cup cover, I could use it to cover my mug when I brew my daun bumi hempedu tea every morning…but I don’t think I would. I guess I would just keep this in my cabinet along with my other treasured souvenirs.

Later on his first day here, I took Ivan to this place as he wanted the Horlicks Godzilla (RM5.20) that he loved so much on his first trip here and of course, he had the kompia – the ones with the minced meat filling (RM3.20 for 3) though…

NH kompia, minced meat

…and the rum & raisin mille crepe (RM7.80)…

Ivan and rum & raisin mille crepe

Well, stay tuned, folks…as there will be lots more to come! Wink! Wink!

Author: suituapui

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

43 thoughts on “Get here…”

  1. The 3 layers tea is very interesting! BTW Arthur, how do you keep so many good and faithful friends? Definitely your sharing of Sibu’s Kompia works…wink wink πŸ™‚ They certainly look Yummy!

    I guess it needs a bit of effort on the part of each and everyone to stay in touch always, not necessarily through my blog. These days, it is quite easy via Facebook, comment on one another’s status updates, chat when both are online and stuff like that. Like the seed sin the Parable of the Sower, some friends may fizzle out after a while, a few last forever…

  2. Drooling over every picture again! My gosh….that mille crepe. I’ll have insomnia again tonight….haha

    LOL!!! You can make your own now mah…no problem at all! LOL!!!

  3. Wow it’s a wonder how your mouse can at least get to be well worn out and still working! Electronics these days are mostly made like they are put together with booger and spit. I have a few dead computer mice that still look very new.

    Yahor? Still going strong actually…at least 5 years old now! Probably handled with a lot of TLC? Certainly doesn’t look like it though…Wink! Wink! LOL!!!!

  4. I love love super love the 3 layer tea!!!!I must try to do it myself one of these days so that I tak kempunan..or else wait I jatuh terlentang..hehe.What happened to the Mille crepe?… got 2 longkang in the middle of the!

    Ivan was here the following day after you all left last year and he was here again… When are you coming? Tsk! Tsk! Ya, we noticed that – it seemed the raisins slid off…leaving trails in the soft cream. No matter, it was as nice as ever, rich and creamy and not too sweet! Yummmmm!!!!!! They did not have these when you were here, right? Wink! Wink!

  5. Sibu Kampua Mi is the best, I heard. Looking at your entry make me miss my hometown. I’m going to Sibu next month. My friend already ‘pesan’ me to buy Kuih Pak from Sibu. πŸ˜‰

    Kuih Pak? I think that is the Malay name for kompia… Your hometown eh? Welcome home… πŸ˜‰

  6. Nice! πŸ™‚

    I’m missing the kampua from Sibu too – can’t get any reasonable ones here which can compare to the ones from back home.

    Cheers buddy!

    P/S – I love that Horlicks Dinosaur too, they do a pretty good one. Heh.

    Waiting for you to come back – we can drop by there together. πŸ˜‰ Ya…a cousin of mine in KL came home to Kuching and she dropped by Sibu (originally from here) for a few days…and she had kampua at Aloha – definitely not among the best that we have here but she commented that no matter where she had kampua in Sibu, it was somehow better than the ones she could get in Kuching. I certainly would not have that there – would go for their kolo mee instead. Love that!

  7. i was in pavillion a couple of months ago and bought the rum n raisins crepe from this place ironically known as Arthur’s place or desserts Lol!,cant remember. cost around rm9 but it wasnt nice n i dont even finish eating the whole slice. i thot i gave it a try after seeing it so much in your blog so obviously no comparison to yours since u rated the dessert so highly!

    What RM9? It was RM10.50 when I bought it in November last year and it was awful, to say the least!
    You should have checked my blog regularly so you would be forewarned and would not have bought those there. I finished the two slices I bought – forced myself to so as not to waste – so very expensive! I can safely say that the CHEAPEST and the BIGGEST are right here in Sibu…and they’re just as nice as elsewhere or even nicer.

  8. Mmm…more noodles! The 3 layer tea is interesting. Horlicks Godzilla? Sounds interesting too! And that Mille Crepe, only RM7.80 for such a big slice (and nice some more) that is a bargain. I hear it is very expensive over here something like above RM10.00.

    Yes, very expensive over there…nothing less than RM9-9.50, if I’m not mistaken…and lower, 20 layers only – 30 here…plus the slices are smaller, probably because they make the cakes smaller there…so their one-eight/tenth is not as big as ours. Our vanilla is only RM6.60 a slice…and the double chocolate, RM8.80. Yes, many nice things here that you may not have there…or are nicer here. Come, come on over!

  9. oh gosh… all my favourite food are up there!! how can!! Reading this at 8am is very torturing….
    by the way, is that the same Ivan we met in IPOH last time? Still as handsome.. hahaha…

    Yes, the one and only… Ipoh mali!!! πŸ˜€

  10. I want that mille crepe! Looks yummylicious~
    Always heard you mentioned kampua, is it a must try there?

    It’s one of the Sibu Foochow specialties, so coming here, you MUST try what we have to offer…not eat things available elsewhere and then compare and say that ours are not so nice. Many people do that. Wonder why they even bother to come… 😦

  11. ok… Godzilla, Kompia & Mille Crepe at one place??? what a mix… lol

    I’ll take the Kampua noodles, kompia, and him.. oops.. I meant the mille crepe!! ;P

    Hahahahaha!!!! As in coffee, tea…or me? LOL!!! πŸ˜€ Come on over…you get all that…but unfortunately, not him. He’s not from around here. πŸ˜‰

  12. fuyoh!! yesterday kampua noodles, today kampua noodles.. i suggest maybe you can do a full week of kampua noodles posts, then you will be the predecessor to all bloggers of kampua noodles fans!! isn’t that a great idea?? :p

    Like what I said in my reply to your comment yesterday, you will get kampua again today and no more for the rest of the week…right into next week.

    No lah, no need! Just the other day, my cousin commented that her daughter complained that she googled “food in Sibu” and all she got mostly was my name! Famous enough already lor…. Like I told Ivan, when we went out to some place to eat, there would be people I did not know who would smile at me (especially when they saw me taking photographs of the food) – they probably were my anonymous readers. Famous enough already lah….

    1. hahaha… after this STP become synonymous with Sibu. πŸ™‚
      Later everyone will want to visit STP as he is the no. 1 of Sibu’s search result! ;p

      So when are you coming over to meet this celebrity in person? πŸ˜‰

  13. oh, nice merchandise from AirAsia huh.. and yes Arthur, time for you to change to a new mouse.. OMG, that mouse of yours is just, errrmmmm, so not vogue, if you get what i mean~~ πŸ˜€

    I’m very loyal to all my things – my mouse, my handphone, my car, my wok…and my friends too, of course. Hehehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

  14. Oh poor little mouse of yours! It is indeed time to change.. good thing your friend decided to give you a mouse, and it’s in the same red colour too!

    Hahahahahaha!!!! It does look well-used…and terribly abused eh? Still going strong – I guess I can keep it as a spare. πŸ˜‰

  15. I miss all these FOOD also miss you !! haha XD ….definitely I’ll come back again not only for food but also to visit you and Mrs. Wee !!! πŸ˜€ !!

    Will be right here waiting… Always welcome. Lots more VERY nice food here that you have not tried – two nights only, not enough…but no worries! I know you’ll come again. Make it soon, eh? Mulu ice cream is waiting… Hehehehehehe!!!! πŸ˜‰

  16. Kampua noodle (again)! Every week must show this famous kampua mee~~

    The sight of that delicious mille crepe reminds me of my failed one T__T

    No lah…let me see. Today and yesterday….and the last time was October 5th – the one my cousin ate when I went over to Kuching. Like that, where got every week leh? Don’t simply say one… Tsk! Tsk! 😦 Oh? You tried making too? Don’t give up…keep trying! Failure is the mother of success. Muahahahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€

  17. your mouse is indeed worn out haha
    those sweets are very very scrumptious

    Just the mille crepe is sweet, but not too sweet though – just nice for me. The stuffed kompia is savoury… Ya…poor mouse of mine! LOL!!! πŸ˜€

  18. That plate of mee is at RM2.50?! I used to hear that cost of living is higher in East Malaysia than in the Peninsula. Looks like not true at all, eh?

    Nice souvenirs. Good morning!

    Don’t believe everything you hear! They say we live in the trees – I’m sure you heard that too. Ya…love the gifts – so sweet of Ivan to get them for me. πŸ™‚

  19. Hahaa!!! Your mouse can be a collectible! Wah, yet more people sayang-sayang. Use the cup lid lah, Ivan can probably get you another one. Your display cabinet sounds interesting, how far back in time do the souvenirs go?? BTW, is the Wills and Kate coin I sent you still in there? Maybe…can take to Auckland and help Shereen feed parking meter, heh heh!

    Still there…nicely framed and displayed with the couple’s photograph and all. People give me things, all I treasure one…. I think I still have gifts from friends from the 60’s and the 70’s… I would have blogged about them before in my very old posts.

  20. I like my cuppa three-layer tea…with the bottom layer using gula melaka πŸ˜‰
    That slice of mille crepe look quite big..

    They are all this size here – can easily be shared by two. I noticed the PJ ones that I tried – so very small.

  21. Love the kompia & mille crepe. And boy, the souvenir from Ivan is so cute. Sayang to use lah.

    Yalor…so now it goes into the display cabinet…till this old one conks out. LOL!!!

  22. AA mouse too small for you but ngum ngum fit into Bananaz’s’ve got my address? hehe

    Never mind. It will be in my display cabinet…among my souvenirs, too treasured to want to use. Hehehehehe!!!! Next time, anybody you know flying, just ask them to get one for you… Always available. πŸ˜‰

  23. Arthur, you took your friend Ivan to have Kampua, Kompia and Mille Crepe. All three very nice and famous food in Sibu. He sure left Sibu with a very satisfied tummy.

    I suppose so…and he loved everything here so much I am pretty sure he would surely come again one day. πŸ˜‰

  24. Rasa Sayang kampua and the three layer tea, NICE!!!

    Oh, you got a new “tetikus”!!!!! Same colour as your old one.

    A short trip for Ivan? But he managed to have kampua, kompia and the mille crepe, not bad not bad…

    That wasn’t all. Stick around – lots more to come… Drool! Drool! LOL!!!

  25. oh, i gotta say, i had kompiah at a KL cafe a few years ago, and it was nowhere near as nice as the authentic ones in your photo. yours look juicily and wonderfully meaty, mine wasn’t, heh πŸ˜€

    Is it still there? Closed down already, I guess. Never saw it around those parts. I must say that the things don’t look like the real ones at all. Dunno where they got the kompia from – air-flown from here? Ya, they do not even LOOK like kompia. And I’m sure the place is halal as well…but we do have one halal place where they stuff the kompia with rendang and all kinds of things – very nice also:

  26. The kompia with mince meat is so enticing, making me so hungry. The noodle looks very good, better than the one I have in Penang.

    Of course lah!!! Nothing like coming over here to eat the real thing. I always say that those who venture elsewhere to start their business would be those who cannot do so well here.

    1. Haha well said Arthur. We shared the same sentiments. I always told people that those ipoh beansprout chicken who venture elsewhere are those who are not doing well in Ipoh.

      Great minds think alike… πŸ˜‰

  27. I love the 3 layer tea. But next time i pandai liao. wont drink two glasses at night. That night Claire watched badminton, me read book. hahaha…next morning both panda while you waiting downstairs.

    I remember you had that but can’t remember where. Not here as it was closed for a week when you all came to town. Shereen loves the one here.

  28. your old mouse has “VOL” on it…the words looks so familiar…
    Nice mouse you have!! Ivan, I want it too..!! LOL!!
    Ivan, looks a bit tired in that photo but i bet much much better than the first time he visited Sibu…miss all the food there…

    Ya…straight from his flight to and back from China, changed aircraft to Sibu…and he slept for a while only when we got back to the house. Looked much better the next day after a good night’s rest…but very thin now lah!!! Must come to Sibu often so can fatten him up a bit. Next time, he comes…I’ll tell him you want a mouse too. πŸ˜‰ And you must come too, come again, quick…so much more to eat here! Yummmmmm!!!!

    P.S. Wah!!! My mouse from your heavy duty machinery company one kah? No wonder so tahan…so many years already, still going strong!

  29. I want the 3 layers tea and mille crepe, both look so delicious.
    Your new tikus look very nice, so keep in cabinet until your old mouse go to museum? LOL

    Yup! It is safely in there now…the old mouse still very much alive. LOL!!! Well, you will have to come to Sibu for those – nice…very nice! πŸ˜‰

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