Homeward bound…

By the time this post gets published, my friend, Philip, would be en route back to his home in the US…but the other day, before he left, we managed to drop by this place again so that he could enjoy their kampua noodles one more time before leaving town.

I had to forego the pleasure of enjoying that even though I found them to be really very nice the previous time we were there as I wanted to try her fried stuff to see if they were any good. I ordered her fried kway teow, Foochow style (RM3.00)…


…and the serving was really big – a lot more substantial than elsewhere.

I was impressed by the amount of ingredients used – all the meat, shrimps, fish balls, egg and the green vegetables…


At most other places here these days, for the same amount of money, you will get minute bits of meat that are hardly visible to the naked eye and they would even scrimp on the vegetables. The good places are still good, that much I would say…just that you can’t except to see much else other than the noodles swimming in the gravy/sauce.ย However, I did not think it tasted exceptional so the next time around, I would order something else (the people at the next table had fried mihun, dry and it looked good) or I would just go back to her very nice kampua noodles.

I would always have my kampua noodles, white so that I would be able to savour the fragrance of the oil used to fry shallots and perhaps, garlic as well without it being overpowered by the strong taste of dark soy sauce…and besides, if it is with dark soy sauce, I can jolly well cook my own at home – I have that in the house. Anyway, it so happened that that day, somebody pre-ordered some kampua noodles, black and so she got them ready and had them served at another table next to ours and before the guys came (from the shop next door) to eat, I quickly sneaked over to snap a photograph of it…

KPM, black

Gosh!!! Doesn’t that make you drool, Annie-Q? Muahahahahaha!!!!!

Well, if you think that was it, then I’m afraid you’re wrong. Philip loves the fruit cakes made by this home-based guy, Marcus, at Delta Estate here and everytime he comes back to Sibu, he would order a few to take home to the US. Now, isn’t that something? Our made-in-Sibu fruit cakes can rival any that he can find over in the states. In fact, he used to love those made by that renowned kek lapis place in Kuching but after I got him acquainted with those made by Marcus, there has been no turning back! And guess what? The day before he left, the thoughtful and generous man dropped by my place just to give me one of those that he had ordered…


Oh dear! I suppose this means that he will have less for himself this time around then?

Thank you so much, Philip, thanks for everything…and a special thank you also for dropping by my place to help Melissa tune her guitar and for the very user-friendly software for her to do that herself in future…and thank you especially for your delightful company – I certainly had a great time and I do hope the feeling’s mutual too. Have a safe and pleasant trip and I look forward to seeing you again, if not in December, then around this time next year. Cheers and God bless always – you, your missus and Michael as well!!!

Author: suituapui

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

19 thoughts on “Homeward bound…”

  1. Mouth watering! Does not help that I am actually hungry now…

    The foochow noodle…in a glance i thought it was Cantonese fried until I noted there was no egg!

    Drool! Drool! Ya…I like the egg gravy in Cantonese-fried.

  2. The foochow style kuey teow looks interesting! That’s so much of gravy~

    It was ok. Once you’ve tossed the kway teow and mix thoroughly with the gravy, it would not look like there’s so much anymore.

  3. I am amazed that your friend brought back the Sibu-made fruit cakes to USA! I thought that Americans make the best fruit cakes in the world. Next time you must bring them over to share with us KL bloggers here.

    Come, come, come on over! I can always help you order and when you’re here, I can take you to go and collect yourself… Hehehehehehe!!!!! I think there is a difference between using real butter in cakes, Golden Churn no less, and butter substitutes. I’m not particular – as long as the cake is nice, just eat and enjoy.

  4. The foochow style kuey teow looks yummy! That’s so much of gravy~

    Oops!!! Duplicate comment. I retrieved one from SPAM. Dunno what happened… Never mind, the more the merrier! Hehehehehehe!

  5. Wow… I love that plate of kampua noodle! Look at the fried shallot, or was it garlic! Very very nice!!

    When are you coming over? You simple MUST come and try – you will never look at your wanton noodles the same way again after this…

  6. Muahahahaha…today Annie kempunan pulak….errr…..not me not me…..me kepunan lulian aje

    i know you purposely timbun all those good stuff on top of the noodles to make annie drool la

    What? What? No leh…it was served like that one…and if you’re talking about the kampua, that was somebody else’s. Sure I would not go and kacau one…

  7. Both huge portion. That plate of kampua looks like a mountain and can last me till dinner. So generous with the “liao”. Fruit cake looks nice. Love them all.

    Yes, usually after a bowl of the kampua like that, I would skip lunch…but I will have something for 3/4 o’ clock tea. Wouldn’t last till dinner… Hehehehehe!!!!!

  8. The huge portion is sumptuously tempting! It sure doesn’t help the fact that I’ve not caught my breakfast yet. BTW, the fruit cake looks lovely. =D

    Anyhow, it’s great to know that there are still stalls serving generous ingredients. The ones here? Let’s not go there. =/

    Not many here either – this is one of the rare ones where I could see a lot of ingredients, not usually the case elsewhere. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The fruit cake was very good – I’ve tried… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. The Foo Chow style fried koay teow looks like our Char Hor Fun in Penang btw, eggs will be added to the gravy too and OH! That mountain of noodles you posted on Fb….. gosh…..

    Yup…the lady’s very generous – her servings’s all very big. As for the kway teow, I usually prefer noodles – kway teow, I’d like the Cantonese style or wantan hor more.

  10. well those ingredients were indeed very interesting, and it seems yummy
    another thing is that noodles it was huge in servings and it looks very tasty

    Yes, really substantial…and very tasty indeed!

  11. Tsk tsk tsk, the evil man!

    But I cannot stop laughing when i read, this plate of kampua actually belongs to the next table one!!! Oh no, muahahhahaha!

    You know what, I already plan, when I go back next round, I will drop by here for my first kampua and also a last kampua before i depart. Hahahahhahah

    Hahahahaha!!!! What about in between? So when are you planning to come back again? The kampua’s waiting…. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. Oh! I love that generous plate of Kampua Noodles! And there’s a good sprinkling of fried shallots too. Yum! Is the Foochow style fried kway teow something like the Cantonese style?

    Nope, and personally, I prefer Cantonese. Foochow fried, I’d go for the noodles.

  13. Really nice and lovely friends you have… Melissa knows how to play the guitar? Great.. Next time can ‘jam’ together.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Indeed, so blessed in so many ways, praise the Lord. Nope, not really – she tries to learn on her own, nobody to teach her… I’d rather sing karaoke, not so painful. She can play the piano…though she never sat for any exams, just went for lessons to learn how to play.

  14. One more bowl of kampua for the road. Arthur, thanks for the company and the good wishes and I look forward to more good food and great conversations, if not in Dec, next July.

    …and in the meantime, rest assured that I would be going back for more of that RTM kampua! Nom…nom…nom!!!! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  15. wow…generous ingredients for that plate of fried kway teow, Foochow style.
    But I like mine fried with tomato sauce ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yup! Kuching-style…and I prefer theirs – the tomato gravy is lighter and nicer.

  16. Hi, both the noodles look really good but the mountain high kampua noodles is extremely good. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I like the generous amount of fried shallots.

    Currently my favourite in town!

  17. Ooo…love the fruit cakes. Christmas coming? hahahaha

    Unfortunately, it is all gone by now. Maybe I can expect some from you? I promise I would keep it for Christmas. Wink! Wink! ๐Ÿ˜€

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