Red House…

I had to go to a bank on the other side of town last Monday, in the vicinity of what they call Cityvine and I thought that it would open at 8.45 in  the morning, same as the one near my house (not the same bank though) so I made my way there quite early. I got there at 8.30 a.m. only to discover that it does not open till 9.15 a.m. In the end, I decided to sit and wait at the coffee shop…

Red House, Sibu

…right next to it on the right.

My old friend, Simon’s niece runs the kampua noodle stall…

Red House, kampua stall

…at that particular shop and I thought I might as well give it a try while I waited.

It was very nice…

Red House, kampua noodles

– cooked to perfection, al dente…not overcooked and soft and soggy which may be the case at some places in town and not undercooked and a bit too hard either. I would not say that it had the usual taste of the authentic kampua noodles but it tasted good. The bit of minced meat and the gravy blended well with the noodles and I must say that I enjoyed it very much. I do not know how much it cost though – probably RM2.50 like most everywhere else in town as my friend’s niece said it was her treat and refused to accept any payment.

While I was waiting, an ex-student, now a teacher at one of the secondary schools in Sibu, stopped by with his wife and they too had the kampua noodles but the “black version” – the one with the dark soy sauce. It did not cross my mind then to take a photograph of what they had and share it here in this post. Ah well…never mind!

To go back to the day before that, my missus had the beef noodles (RM5.00) here

Fantasy, beef noodles

…and as anyone can tell from the snapshot, it was all right but really nothing to shout about.

I tried the so-called Taiwan noodles (RM3.50)…

Fantasy, Taiwan noodles 1

…and I quite liked it.

The noodles were quite tasty when tossed together with the minced meat…

Fantasy, Taiwan noodles 2

…and was definitely nicer than what we had here but I would not think that it was that great as to make me want to go all the way there on purpose just to eat that, not when there are so many much nicer things here to choose and enjoy.