Wake up in the morning…

When we wake up in the morning, of course, we will have to think about what we would like to eat for breakfast…

Breakfast @ CafeCafe 1

Well, this is a new place in town, Breakfast @ CafeCafe – a subsidiary of this very nice cafe here in Sibu and as a matter of fact, it is located right next to it…

Breakfast @ CafeCafe 2

…at No. 8 Old Street, now Jalan Chew Geok Lin and it opens from 6.30 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. daily.

It just had its soft opening on the 1st of December and it is not really ready yet. I saw some carved wooden panels and also a big bird cage by the side and I was wondering where they would hang that and whether they would rear birds in it or not. These birds’ nest lampshades certainly seem very popular…

Breakfast @ Cafe Cafe - decor 1

If you remember, there were a few at this other place as well.

There were some nice paintings on the wall too…

Breakfast @ CafeCafe - decor 2

…and I love these nicely-aligned cylindrical lampshades by the side…

Breakfast @ CafeCafe - decor 3

But of course, at places like this one, what matters most would be the food…so is it any good?

I had the stewed pork belly kampua (RM9.80)…

Stewed pork belly kampua

…that came with a huge chunk of meat, 6 inches long, at least…and hey, hold it right there, ladies and gentlemen!!! I’m talking about the pork belly, if you don’t mind! Tsk! Tsk! LOL!!!

I wasn’t exactly thrilled by the kampua as it certainly wasn’t anything like kampua noodles as we know it. I understand that they used the sauce from the stewed pork and other ingredients to toss the noodles. No wonder it tasted…different! Personally, I would prefer to have kampua noodles in our usual, more familiar style with the stewed pork belly by the side but others may beg to differ.

The pork belly was really very nice though – very delicious and tender enough and all the while, I was wishing I had ordered that with rice instead…or even better, steamed mantao…or perhaps even those lightly deep-fried golden-coloured ones.  I am sure they would go absolutely well with the pork.

My missus had the stewed pork rice (RM9.80)…

Stewed pork rice

Oh no! She would not have the pork belly – the reason is, of course, pretty obvious and I am pretty sure there are many of you ladies in those same shoes. Hehehehehe!!!!

Melissa had the beef noodles (RM9.80)…

Beef noodles

I tried a bit of the soup and I would say it was quite all right but I’m afraid this is not something that I would like to order. If only they had done it in the same way as Kah Hiong in KK, Sabah – in which case, you can bet that I would be back again and again…just for this!

But I loved this a lot though…

Nyonya lor mai kai 1

…their special nyonya lor mai kai (RM5.80)…

Nyonya lor mai kai 2

…which is in fact, nyonya bak chang (meat dumplings) minus the wrapping and cooked and served lor mai kai style. Of course it would be less of a hassle to do it this way but I am not complaining as it was so very delicious – very fragrant with the ketumbar (coriander)…lots of meat and the ingredients were bursting with flavours and there was even some or nee (sweet yam paste) in it. It does not come cheap, of course, but I think there is enough in one serving to make two of those regular-sized dumplings and those that I bought in Malacca sometime ago were RM4.50 each and in comparison, I would not think there was as much in one of that…plus they did not taste as nice!

Well, I would not refute it if you feel that things here are a bit pricey…and at those prices, I would expect a much more impressive-looking menu…

Breakfast @ Cafe Cafe menu

…than a laminated piece of yellow-coloured A4 paper but let us give them the benefit fo the doubt and assume that they are still working on things and are not really in full swing yet.

Hmmm…they have kompia there too, I see…and one would have a choice of minced meat or stewed pork belly filling. I wonder if they are as nice as the ones here but that, of course, would have to wait a while before I would be able to drop by there again to give them a try!