No longer there….

My teacher cum blogger friend, ah^kam_koko’, and I went to this place for breakfast one morning last week. I had always wanted to try the traditional Foochow mee sua there but I never got round to doing that.

When I reached the place, I discovered, much to my dismay, that the stall had closed down or moved somewhere else. In the end, I decided to try the Foochow-style fried noodles (with gravy) from the chu-char (cook and fry) place at the back…

Foochow fried noodles

…because I saw some people having that and there seemed to be a lot more ingredients than at many other places in town. Indeed, there were more green vegetables and some other stuff and on the whole, it tasted quite good – not enough of that much-coveted wok hei fragrance but it was nice enough and I would not mind having that again should I drop by the place anytime in the future.

ah^kam_koko’ had the Sarawak laksa special…

Laksa special

…and of course, he felt that the ones in Kuching would be a lot nicer. For one thing, I ordered the special and it was very expensive – RM6.50. In the photograph at the stall, there were two big udang galah (or one cut into halves) but in actual fact, all there was instead were some small prawns. I should have ordered the normal which would cost RM4.00 only.

The kampua stall seemed to be enjoying bustling business…

Kampua stall

…and I noticed that he would serve giant-sized portions like this…

XL kampua

…upon order.

I didn’t try anything from that stall but I did order this so-called Doraemon mantao (RM1.50)…

Doraemon mantao

…from the same stall that sells the Sarawak laksa, as well as the sio bee and the jiaozi that we had on our previous visit. I saw a lady having that and I thought I would like to give it  a try.

They had minced meat filling inside…

Mantao filling

…and were not very generous with that. I suppose that would be the same filling one would get when ordering their stuffed kompia. On the whole, I was quite disappointed as the mantao was kind of tough or rubbery and personally, I would prefer it to be stuffed with braised pork belly, gravy and all.

Well, even though the mee sua stall is no longer there, if anyone wants a bowl of bitter gourd mihun (I ordered that from that stall that day), he or she can order it from that laksa stall now…and if theirs is as good as the daughter’s at this other place, I am sure it is worth having.